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High School Scholars Program

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the University is closed. Therefore, on-campus and online classes for the High School Scholars Program will not be offered Summer 2021.

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Students are permitted to take two courses, after their junior year of high school, during the second summer session at St. John’s University, and one course in the fall and spring semesters of their senior year. They receive full college credit for each course successfully completed during the semester.

For admission to the High School Scholars Program, the student must meet the following general qualifications:

  • Demonstrate potential for college work as determined by the student’s high school transcript through junior year and recommendations by the principal and/or guidance counselor.
  • Motivation and maturity as proven by an on-campus interview. Approval by the Admission Committee.

For more detailed information about the criteria, please click here for a copy of the High School Scholars Program flyer.

If you qualify and are interested in the program, please send an e-mail to the Director, Cecelia M. Russo, with your contact information. Include:

  1. Your name
  2. Address
  3. Phone number
  4. E-mail address

The Director will contact you to arrange for an appointment.

Queens Campus
Cecelia M. Russo, Director
Tel  718-990-6565
Fax 718-990-2158
[email protected]