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Application Requirements

Make sure you have everything ready and on time with our Application Checklist for St. John’s University!

St. John’s University offers Early Decision, Early Action, Priority, and Rolling Decision deadlines for first-time freshman applicants. All required documents must be received prior to the application deadline selected on the undergraduate admission application.

First-Time Domestic Freshman Applicants 

A complete application must include:

1. Submitted online application. Apply using:

 2. Official high school transcript(s) for all high schools attended

 3. Official standardized test scores (unless applying test-optional)

     If applying Test-optional:

  • Personal Essay (required)
  • Letters of Recommendation are strongly encouraged  

 4. Fine Arts applicants are required to submit a portfolio online via SlideRoom. PLEASE NOTE that portfolios submitted via SlideRoom will show as "Awaiting" in the student's portal checklist until the portfolio has been scored. If the student continues to see portfolio status of "Awaiting" in the student portal for a period of MORE THAN two weeks, he or she should contact the Office of Admission at 718-990-2000 to inquire regarding status. Complete portfolio submission details can be found here.

  •  Applicants interested in being considered for the St. John’s University Fine Arts Scholarship must submit their portfolio by January 15

First-Time Freshman Applicants to Six-Year Pharm.D.

A complete application must include:

1. Submitted online application. Apply using:

 2. Official high school transcript(s) for all high schools attended

 3.Official standardized test scores (unless applying test-optional)
     
     If applying Test-optional:

  • Personal Essay (required)
  • Letters of Recommendation are strongly encouraged  

 4. Signed Pharmacy Technical Standards
 5. Personal Essay
 6. Resume of any extracurricular activities in which could assist in your admittance to the University.
 7. Two letters of recommendation, including one from a Math or Science teacher.

Homeschool & Online High School Requirements

Homeschooled prospective students and students who have enrolled in an online high school may apply for undergraduate admission using their homeschool or online high school transcripts, but will be required to provide additional proof of high school equivalency in order to enroll at the University. Please refer to the undergraduate bulletin for more information.

International Applicants

  • Go here for Application requirements and information.  

How to Submit Documents

Official Transcripts - If you need to upload documents after submission, you can submit:

Online (preferred method):

  • Visit apply.stjohns.edu/apply to access the Online Student Portal login screen
    • For students who applied via the St. John’s Application, use your application login credentials
    • For students who applied via the Common Application and have not previously logged in, your temporary password (PIN) was sent to you via email after your admission application was received by St. John’s
  • Once logged into your online student portal, you will be able to upload required documents

By mail:

St. John’s University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Attn: Undergraduate Admission Processing
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

By fax:

                  718-990-2096

Standardized Test Scores

If submitting test scores with your application

  • Have SAT and/or ACT scores sent directly to the University by the testing agency. St. John’s SAT code: 2799 / ACT code: 2888
  • Learn more about applying test-optional