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New Student Guide Checklist

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS! If you are navigating this page, then you have already submitted your enrollment deposit and secured your spot in the incoming Class of 2023 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. 

Once you have taken your time to read through these important dates and information and deadlines on this page, be sure to also visit the St. John's Accepted Students page, created for you!  Here you will find exciting information and dates for which you will want to register, such as Accepted Student Day, our popular Spotlight Events, and much much more!

Please note that some information may still be pending, so please continue to check back as we add dates and content to keep you informed.

New Students

The information below is very important, as it contains your upcoming enrollment timeline and item submission deadlines and requirements. Please disregard any information you may have already submitted.

Your St. John’s University Email Address

Issued roughly within one week after deposit is submitted
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.

To get set up to send and receive emails to this account, follow the instructions noted here.

Official SAT/ACT Test Scores 

Due as soon as possible
Should you need to submit official test scores, you can submit them in one of the following three ways. To determine if you need to submit official test scores, please log into your Online Student Portal.

  • 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 (St. John's school code: 2799) submit your official scores directly to St. John’s, or
  • For ACT only, you can have the ACT Company St. John's school code: 2888) 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. Failure to submit them may result in loss of any financial aid you have received. Further details can be found on Page 8 of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

On-Campus Housing Selection via the Housing Portal

May 1, 2023
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 by logging into their Student Portal. 

Medical Forms  

Due as soon as possible after June 1.
As per New York State Public Health Laws 2165 & 2167, all students must submit proof of immunization to measles, mumps, rubella, as well as complete a meningitis response form.   In addition, as of April 2021 all students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19  and to provide proof of vaccination before the start of each term.

Students who are not in compliance with these university requirements and New York State laws will not be permitted to move into their residence hall and will not be able to attend classes.

Placement Assessments 

Must be completed in advance of class registration ending on June 7, 2023.
Students seeking enrollment in certain majors (e.g., Math, specific Sciences, Business and Computer Science) will require completion of placement assessments. Qualifying students will hear from University Freshman Center the Center for Student Success beginning in late April or early May with further instructions regarding how to complete the placement assessments. It is important to complete these assessments as soon as possible, as these scores are required in order to register for fall classes.

Class Registration

May - June 2023
As a first-year student you will create and register for your own class schedule for the fall semester. This allows you more flexibility and autonomy regarding your first semester schedule! This time-sensitive opportunity will begin during the second and third weeks in May and end on June 7th. More detailed information will be emailed to you a few days prior to the day your registration begins.

First Year New Student Orientation

June – August 2023
Get Excited!  Get Connected!  Get Ready!  New Student Orientation is an in-person, engaging, and informative experience for all new students.  First Year New Student Orientation will help you learn more about campus, experience life as a Johnny first-hand, introduce you to your academic program of study, advisors, faculty, and show you the many ways you can get involved and find the support you need to achieve success. 

Before you arrive, we have an online program for you to complete that will prepare you for your campus visit.  For your on campus orientation, you can choose the orientation experience that best suits you with 1-day programs or our 2 day overnight program.  Both options will allow you a chance to meet fellow incoming St. John’s students and current student leaders with whom you can build relationships that could last a lifetime.  Attendance is required, so please be sure to register for the orientation session of your choice soon!

Login instructions for online orientation will be sent to you by email a few weeks prior to your orientation session. Learn more about New Student Orientation at stjohns.edu/Orientation.

Final Official High School Transcript

Due by July 15, 2023
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.

Proof of high school graduation includes a final, high school transcript with date of graduation; a state-issued diploma; or the GED (General Education Diploma) or other state-approved equivalency assessment through TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion). In-state, out-of-state homeschool and online educated students must submit an official document from the state Department of Education or the superintendent of their school district that attests that the education is equivalent to a high school diploma or obtain a High School Equivalency diploma. Further details can be found on Page 8 of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Final Official College Transcript

Due by July 15, 2023
Any student enrolled in Dual College credit programs outside St. John's University should forward their transcript to the Office of Admission for a credit evaluation.

How to submit your transcripts:

Official transcripts can be sent directly to:
St. John's University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
8000 Utopia Pkwy.
Queens, NY 11439

Or, if requesting an electronic transcript you may direct to:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
[email protected]

Submitting Advanced Placement Scores

Due by July 15, 2023

If you would like to have your AP scores evaluated for college credit, please forward your scores to us by logging into your College Board account and sending the scores to St. John's University (St. John's school code: 2799).

Submitting International Baccalaureate Scores

If you would like have your IB scores evaluated for college credits, please forward your scores to us by clicking here and request that the scores be sent to St. John’s University (St. John’s school code: 002245).

Global Passport Information Session

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.

Academic Honor Pledge

Due by July 15, 2023
The Academic Honor Pledge can be submitted online here.

Undergraduate Admission Contact Information
718-990-1802
[email protected]

The information below is very important, as it contains your upcoming enrollment timeline and item submission deadlines and requirements. Please disregard any information you may have already submitted.

Your St. John’s University Email Address

Issued roughly within one week after deposit is submitted
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.

To get set up to send and receive emails to this account, follow the instructions noted here.

Final Official College Transcripts

Due as soon as possible
Official transcripts reflecting final grades are required to consider your application complete, and must be official documents submitted by your previous institution(s). If an associate’s degree was earned, be sure to submit your final official transcript reflecting degree conferral. These transcripts are required in order to complete your enrollment at St. John’s. Failure to submit them may result in loss of any financial aid you have been offered. Further details can be found on Page 6 of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Final Official High School Transcript

Due as soon as possible
To be considered “final and official,” it must contain your date of graduation and be submitted by your previously attended high school. 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.

Proof of high school graduation includes a final, high school transcript with date of graduation; a state-issued diploma; or the GED (General Education Diploma) or other state-approved equivalency assessment through TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion). In-state, out-of-state homeschool and online educated students must submit an official document from the state Department of Education or the superintendent of their school district that attests that the education is equivalent to a high school diploma or obtain a High School Equivalency diploma. Further details can be found on Page 8 of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Submitting Advanced Placement Scores

Due as soon as possible
If you would like to have your AP scores evaluated for college credit, please forward your scores to us by logging into your College Board account and sending the scores to St. John's University (St. John's school code: 2799).

How to submit your final transcripts:

Official transcripts can be sent directly to:
St. John's University
Office of Transfer Admission
8000 Utopia Pkwy.
Queens, NY 11439

Or, if requesting an electronic transcript you may direct to:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
[email protected]

On-Campus Housing Selection via the Housing Portal

May 1, 2023
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 by logging into their Student Portal. 

Medical Forms  

Due as soon as possible after June 1.
As per New York State Public Health Laws 2165 & 2167, all students must submit proof of immunization to measles, mumps, rubella, as well as complete a meningitis response form.   In addition, as of April 2021 all students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19  and to provide proof of vaccination before the start of each term.

Students who are not in compliance with these university requirements and New York State laws will not be permitted to move into their residence hall and will not be able to attend classes.

Placement Assessments 

Must be completed in advance of class registration beginning on June 7, 2023.
Students seeking enrollment in certain majors (e.g., Math, specific Sciences, Business and Computer Science) will require completion of placement assessments. Qualifying students will hear from a Transfer Admission and Advising Counselor with further instructions regarding how to complete the placement assessments. It is important to complete these assessments as soon as possible, as these scores are required in order to register for fall classes.

Class Registration

Ongoing
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.

Transfer Student Orientation

July - August
Get Excited! Get Connected! Get Ready! Transfer Student Orientation is a one-day orientation program for all new transfer students, and will be held on-campus in July and August. Transfer Orientation will help you learn more about campus, experience life as a Johnny first-hand, introduce you to your academic program of study, academic deans, faculty, and show you the many ways you can get involved and find the support you need to achieve success. Transfer Student Orientation is also where students will receive their ID cards.Learn more about New Student Orientation at stjohns.edu/Orientation.

First Day Fall 2023 Classes

August 30, 2023