New Student Guide Checklist

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS! If you are navigating this page, then you have already submitted your $300 enrollment deposit and we want to officially welcome you home to St. John's University! We are so excited to include you in this amazing incoming class.

The information below is very important, as it contains your upcoming enrollment timeline and item submission deadlines and requirements.
  • Red links = Action Required
  • Green links = More information

Please take the time to carefully read this - and perhaps even print it out - so you can ensure you stay on track for your first day of classes this September.

Your St. John’s University Email Address

Issued Within One Week After Deposit Submittted
It is important that you stay connected with this email address, as the University will be sending important enrollment information to this address throughout the summer. The Online Patient Portal (see “Medical Forms” below) and Online Placement Exam Platform (see “Placement Exams” below) will require this email address to complete as well. Generally the email address is issued within one week of the student submitting the $300 enrollment confirmation deposit.

Once you receive your St. John's email address, you can access your email account by:

  • Visiting My SJU
    • Your MySJU username is your St. John's email address without ""
    • Your password will be as follows (Sj + the eight digits of your X-number, without the X [i.e., Sj12345678.])

Please remember that both UIS and MySJU share the same passwords. If you change your password for UIS, allow for 5-15 minutes for the password change to be effective before logging into MYSJU. Please do NOT change your password/PIN more than once in a given day.

Medical Forms

Spring 2020: Due as soon as possible after January 4, 2020
Fall 2020: Due as soon as possible after May 1, 2020

All new students are required to submit all medical forms in order to complete enrollment at St. John’s University. The completed forms can be uploaded using the Online Patient Portal. Visit for more information.

Official SAT/ACT Test Scores (Disregard if you applied test-optional OR if you have already submitted)

Due as soon as possible
You can submit these in one of three ways:

  • Have your school guidance counselor submit your official SAT/ACT scores directly to St. John’s, or
  • For SAT only, you can request that the College Board submit your official scores directly to St. John’s, or
  • For ACT only, you can have the ACT Company send you your official scores, then you can forward those to St. John’s:
    • St. John’s University
      Office of Undergraduate Admission
      Attn: Undergraduate Admission Processing
      8000 Utopia Parkway
      Queens, NY 11439

We require these to complete your enrollment at St. John’s, so failure to submit it may result in loss of any financial aid you have received. Further details can be found on Page 8 of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Final, Official High School Transcript

Spring 2020: Due January 11, 2020
Fall 2020: Due July 15, 2020

You can ensure submission by the above deadline by:

  • Transcript Request Form (PDF) Print, complete and submit to your guidance counselor BEFORE your last day of classes.

This is issued by your high school after the last day of classes. To be considered “final and official,” it must contain your date of graduation. We require this document to complete your enrollment at St. John’s, so failure to submit it may result in loss of any financial aid you have received. New York State home-schooled students must submit a final copy of their academic transcript from a State-recognized Home School Agency and a letter from the local school district verifying graduation. Further details can be found on Page 8 of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Placement Exams (Queens Campus Only; Fall 2020 Term Only)

Fall 2020: May 2020
Qualifying students will hear from University Freshman Center beginning in late April or early May with further instructions regarding how to complete the placement exams. It is important that these exams are completed as soon as possible, as these scores are required in order to register for fall classes. Students admitted to the following programs will be required to submit placement exams prior to class registration.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE SUBMITTED THEIR $300 ENROLLMENT CONFIRMATION DEPOSIT BEFORE MAY 6 WILL BEGIN RECEIVING MORE INFORMATION AND EXAM INSTRUCTIONS ON OR AROUND MAY 9. Students who submit their enrollment confirmation deposit AFTER May 6 should expect to receive information 7-10 days after their enrollment confirmation deposit was submitted. Electronic notifications are sent to the student's St. John's University email address.

  • St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Economics (B.A.), Environmental Science (B.S.), Math (B.A. and B.S.), Physics, Undecided (B.S.)
  • The Peter J. Tobin College of Business: All programs EXCEPT Actuarial Science and Quantitative Risk and Insurance
  • The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies: Computer Science, Cyber Security Systems, Healthcare Informatics, Information Technology, Networking and Telecommunications

Global Passport Information Session

Fall 2020: June TBA
At the session, you will learn how this unique, 7-day program was specifically designed for first-year students like you and will detail the academics, security, and cost of the program. If you would like to attend, check back for online registration.

Class Registration

Spring 2020: Ongoing beginning October/November 2019
Fall 2020: June 2020

University Freshman Center will begin programming students for fall classes on or around early June. Students receive notification upon the completion of class registration.

On-Campus Housing Selection via the Housing Portal

Spring 2020: Ongoing beginning October/November 2019
Fall 2020: June 2020

The Office of Residence Life will contact students who plan to live on campus regarding next steps in housing selection. Download the New Student Guide to Residence Life for more information. PLEASE NOTE: Only students who have submitted their non-refundable $400 housing deposit and non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit will be contacted. Students can submit the housing deposit in University Information System (UIS) at

New Student Orientation

Spring 2020: TBA in January 2020
Fall 2020: TBA June – August 2020

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students. Freshman Orientation is a 2-day session where you will learn how to find your way around campus, as well as how to take advantage of our on-campus resources. Additionally, you will have a chance to meet fellow incoming students and current student leaders who you will build friendships with that can last forever. This is also your opportunity to establish relationships with your academic deans, advisors, faculty, and many University departments. Students will be issued their StormCard during Orientation. Learn more at here.

Laptop Program

Learn about affordable laptop options and benefits here.

Academic Honor Pledge

Spring 2020: Due January 11, 2020
Fall 2020: Due July 15, 2020

The Academic Honor Pledge can be submitted online here.

Coming soon: Download a printable checklist of the above content.

Undergraduate Admission Contact Information

Queens Campus
[email protected]

Staten Island Campus
[email protected]

Please visit to register now or for more information.

Graduate Admission Contact Information

[email protected]