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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. Please note that some information might be pending during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will provide updated information as soon as it is available.

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.

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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 will receive instructions regarding how to access the account.

Medical Forms

Spring 2021: Due as soon as possible after January 4, 2021
Fall 2021: Due as soon as possible after May 1, 2021

As per New York State Public Health Laws 2165 & 2167, all students must submit proof of immunization to measles, mumps and rubella as well as complete a meningitis response form.  Students who are not in compliance with these laws will not be permitted to move into their residence hall and will not be able to attend classes.

  • Download the forms here and submit the completed forms through Student Health Services online portal. Please note we are unable to accept these documents via mail, fax, or email. 

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 counselor submit your official SAT/ACT scores directly to St. John’s via slate.org, 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 upload those to your Online Student Portal.

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 2021: Due January 15, 2021
Fall 2021: Due July 15, 2021

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 Assessments (Queens Campus Only; Fall 2021 Term Only)

Fall 2021: June 2021
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. The fee for the ALEKS® PPL for Math assessment is $25 and will be added to your fall tuition invoice. The fee for the ALEKS® PPL for Chemistry assessment will be included in your lab fee.

  • 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

The assessments are completed using a web-based program called ALEKS® PPL, a McGraw-Hill product.  Each assessment includes up to 30 questions and generally takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete. At the end of each ALEKS® PPL assessment, modules become available for you to refresh your knowledge of forgotten topics to improve your course placement.

ALEKS® PPL allows only six weeks from the initial sign-in date to complete the program, which includes an initial assessment and a second assessment. Therefore, you are advised to complete the initial assessments within one week of receiving your initial invitation email.

For all information on ALEKS® PPL, click here.
*Before you take an assessment, please be sure to review the “MUST Read before accessing ALEKS® PPL” section in the above link and view the video overview of ALEKS® PPL.

Global Passport Information Session

Fall 2021: July-August
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 2021: Ongoing beginning October/November 2020
Fall 2021: June 2021

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 2021: Ongoing beginning October/November 2020
Fall 2021: May 1, 2021

The Office of Residence Life will contact students who plan to live on campus regarding next steps in the housing self-selection process. Please visit the Housing Selection Website for more information, dates and deadlines, frequently asked questions, housing selection tutorials, and more. The application process for housing begins with submitting a non-refundable $400 housing deposit and non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit. We will reach out to you within 2-3 business days after you deposit with instructions on accessing the Housing Portal. Students can submit the housing deposit in University Information System (UIS) at stjohns.edu/UIS

New Student Orientation

Fall 2021: TBA June – August 2021

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students. Freshman Orientation has been modified for our online learning environment and will help you learn more about campus, get introduced to your academic deans, advisors, faculty, and our University departments and on-campus resources. The online orientation will lead into your arrival on campus when you will have a chance to meet fellow incoming students and current student leaders with whom you will build friendships that can last forever.  Login instructions for online orientation will be sent to you by email in the coming weeks. Learn more about New Student Orientation at stjohns.edu/Orientation.

Academic Honor Pledge

Spring 2021: Due January 15, 2021
Fall 2021: Due July 15, 2021

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
718-990-1802
[email protected]

Staten Island Campus
718-390-4500
[email protected]

Please visit stjohns.edu/orientation to register now or for more information.

Graduate Admission Contact Information

718-990-1601
[email protected]

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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 will receive instructions regarding how to access the account.

Medical Forms

Spring 2021: Due as soon as possible.
Fall 2021: Due as soon as possible. 

As per New York State Public Health Laws 2165 & 2167, all students must submit proof of immunization to measles, mumps and rubella as well as complete a meningitis response form.  Students who are not in compliance with these laws will not be permitted to move into their residence hall and will not be able to attend classes.

  • Download the forms here and submit the completed forms through Student Health Services online portal. Please note we are unable to accept these documents via mail, fax, or email. 

Final, Official High School and College Transcripts

Spring 2021: Due as soon as possible. 
Fall 2021: Due as soon as possible. 


We will need updated, official transcripts reflecting fall and spring grades, and, if an associate’s degree was earned, we will need a final, official transcript reflecting degree conferral. 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. Further details can be found on Page 6 of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Placement Assessments (Queens Campus Only; Fall 2021 Term Only)

Fall 2021: June 2021
Qualifying students will hear from Transfer Admission and Advising 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.

  • 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

The assessments are completed using a web-based program called ALEKS® PPL, a McGraw-Hill product.  Each assessment includes up to 30 questions and generally takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete. At the end of each ALEKS® PPL assessment, modules become available for you to refresh your knowledge of forgotten topics to improve your course placement.

ALEKS® PPL allows only six weeks from the initial sign-in date to complete the program, which includes an initial assessment and a second assessment. Therefore, you are advised to complete the initial assessments within one week of receiving your initial invitation email.

For all information on ALEKS® PPL, click here.
*Before you take an assessment, please be sure to review the “MUST Read before accessing ALEKS® PPL” section in the above link and view the video overview of ALEKS® PPL.

Class Registration

Ongoing
Now that your enrollment confirmation deposit has been submitted, the Transfer Admission and Advising Team will create your fall schedule when registration opens. To best accommodate your needs, we ask that you complete a quick pre-registration survey so we can best accommodate your preferences when possible. You can access the survey on the resources tab in your student portal.

On-Campus Housing Selection via the Housing Portal

Spring 2021: Ongoing beginning October/November 2020
Fall 2021: May 1, 2021

The Office of Residence Life will contact students who plan to live on campus regarding next steps in the housing self-selection process. Please visit the Housing Selection Website for more information, dates and deadlines, frequently asked questions, housing selection tutorials, and more. The application process for housing begins with submitting a non-refundable $400 housing deposit and non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit. We will reach out to you within 2-3 business days after you deposit with instructions on accessing the Housing Portal. Students can submit the housing deposit in University Information System (UIS) at stjohns.edu/UIS

Transfer Student Orientation

Fall 2021: TBA 
Transfer Student Orientation is a one-day, mandatory orientation for all new transfer students, and will be held on-campus the week prior to the first day of classes. Transfer Orientation will help you learn more about campus, get introduced to your academic deans, advisors, faculty, and our University departments and on-campus resources. It will also give you the opportunity to meet fellow incoming students and current student leaders with whom you will build friendships that can last forever. Login instructions for online orientation will be sent to you by email in the coming weeks. Learn more about New Student Orientation at stjohns.edu/Orientation.

First Day Fall 2021 Classes

September 1, 2021