St. John’s University offers several application plans through which undergraduate applicants may apply for admission. These include Early Decision, Early Action, and Priority, as well as specific deadlines for certain programs. Students are expected to provide a completed application, as well as all required credentials by the application plan deadline selected, although the Office of Admission recognizes that it may not always be possible for official scores to be received on or before the deadline. Standardized test scores should be received within two weeks of the application plan deadline selected.
Bio-Optometry Regular Decision
Pharm.D. Regular Decision
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision is a binding application plan through which students must enroll if admitted and withdraw all other applications. Students admitted through Early Decision must submit their nonrefundable enrollment deposit by January 15 to guarantee their place in the fall class at St. John’s. If you need to access the Early Decision Agreement, you can download it here.
Early Action Deadline
Early Action is a non-binding application plan through which students will apply and receive a decision earlier than the Rolling Decision. Students may apply to more than one institution through Early Action and have until May 1 to submit their nonrefundable enrollment deposit to secure their enrollment at St. John’s for the fall semester.
Regular Decision Deadline
The Priority Deadline is a non-binding application plan through which students apply to the University. Application review will begin once the application and required documentation has been received and students will be notified on a rolling basis beginning February 1, on a space available basis. Students accepted through the Rolling Decision process must submit their nonrefundable enrollment deposit by May 1 to guarantee their place in the fall class at St. John’s. Students accepted after May 1 must submit their nonrefundable enrollment deposit within two weeks of receipt of their accept letter to secure their place in the fall class.
Notification Date (on or around)
Beginning November 1
*Spring applicants are encouraged to submit their admission application and all required credentials by January 1.
**Transfer students applying to the Pharm.D. program are admitted on a space available basis. It is suggested that you submit your application as close to the application deadline for consideration.
Students who wish to be considered for financial aid are advised to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using St. John’s school code: 002823. The FAFSA is available as early as October 1 at studentaid.gov and the SJU Priority Deadline to submit the FAFSA for fall admission is December 15.
Applicants to the Illustration program only at St. John’s are required to submit a portfolio online via SlideRoom at https://sju.slideroom.com. Please note:
Students with AP credits are encouraged to submit their official AP Score Report to be considered for college credit.
International students are encouraged to submit their application for admission and all required credentials by May 1 for fall semester admission and November 1 for spring semester admission.
The University offers several application-based scholarship opportunities, including:
These scholarships are only available to first-time undergraduate students applying for the fall semester. Students are required to submit an undergraduate admission application prior to or concurrently with the application-based scholarship application(s). Students may apply for more than one application-based scholarship.
Students can access scholarship applications in their online student portal after their application for admission has been submitted to the University.