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College Advantage Program

St. John’s University is committed to providing all eager students with academic advantages as early as possible.

Download Fall 2019 College Advantage Student Brochure

Fall 2019 Registration and Payment Deadlines:

Application Opens: August 26, 2019
Application Closes: October 2, 2019
Payment Deadline: October 9, 2019

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Timeline

Please note the timeline below regarding the application and registration process for College Advantage. It takes generally one to two weeks to complete the steps noted here:

  1. Student submits application between August 26 and October 2, 2019
  2. St. John's will process the application (this will take approximately one week)
  3. St. John’s will issue both electronic and paper bills (both will be sent to the contact information the student provided on the online application)
    • The paper bill will include courses in which student is registered
    • Both the electronic and paper bills will contain instructions regarding how to submit payment
  4. Student submits payment upon receipt of bill
  5. Upon receipt of payment, enrollment will be complete

For more information about the program, please contact your school’s College Advantage Program liaison. You can also download the College Advantage Fall 2019 brochure.

Why participate in the St. John’s University College Advantage Program?

The College Advantage Program at St. John’s provides qualifying high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to enroll concurrently in high school and credit bearing St. John’s courses at a cost of $325 per course, a deep discount from regular undergraduate tuition rates.

Classes are taught at your high school by approved teachers in areas of study that include English, mathematics, language, fine arts, science, social sciences, and humanities. This program benefits high-achieving students to be further motivated and to get a "head start" on college.

College Advantage students who enroll at St. John’s University the semester after high school graduation receive a $2,000 Tuition Grant per year. Participating students who are admitted and decide to enroll at St. John’s immediately after high school graduation become eligible for the College Advantage Program Grant, applicable for up to four years of full-time, continuous undergraduate study at St. John’s University. In addition, all completed College Advantage courses, including the grades received, will be part of the student’s academic record at St. John’s University and will be reflected on the student’s transcript and factored into the student’s cumulative GPA.

Please note that applicability of credits toward the participating student's St. John’s degree will be dependent upon the student's chosen program of study at St. John’s.

How many schools currently participate in the College Advantage Program?

There are currently more than 100 schools who participate in the St. John's University College Advantage Program. If your school is not currently a participant in the program, contact your school's main office and have them contact [email protected].

How does a student become a St. John's University College Advantage student?

Juniors and seniors who attend one of the participating schools noted above should contact their high school’s College Advantage liaison to learn more. Registration for the Fall 2019 term will open in September and is open to juniors and seniors only. School liaisons and students will be notified in late August with more information.

Students who attend currently non-participating schools should reach out to their guidance counselor and request that he or she contact Cecelia Russo (information noted below) to learn more about how the high school may become a participating school.

Request a College Advantage Transcript

I am a College Advantage participant. Can I get a copy of my College Advantage transcript?

Yes. Download the Transcript Request Form, then complete it and mail it to the address noted at the top of the form.

Contact Information

Queens Campus
Cecelia M. Russo, Director
Newman Hall, Room 155
Phone 718-990-6565
Fax 718-990-2158   
[email protected]