For general student consumer information applicable to all University students, please see the St. John’s University Student Consumer Information page. This page contains consumer disclosures on such topics as FERPA, financial aid, accreditation, disability services, drug and alcohol policy, vaccinations policies, Clery Act (campus crime), and more.
In addition, the American Bar Association—the accrediting agency for law schools in the United States—requires publication, on a law school’s website, of various consumer information pursuant to Standard 509.
Please note that the retention statistics in the 2018 ABA Required Disclosures are for a different retention policy. (Retention policy was changed for students entering Fall 2019.) Under the old policy, students had to remain in the top 60% of the class (above 40%) in order to retain their entire scholarship.
Students awarded a scholarship need only stay in the top 80% of the class to retain their entire award for the following year–in other words, a scholarship is only at risk if a student falls into the bottom 20% of the class. Students awarded the St. Thomas More Scholarship or a Ron Brown Scholarship retain the scholarship each academic year provided their cumulative grade point average remains above a 2.15. (For the entering classes of Fall 2019 and 2020.)
Regardless of the retention policy under which a student enters, all students awarded scholarships have the opportunity to regain all or part of their scholarship at the completion of their second year of law school should they lose all or part of their merit scholarship after their first year.
Credit Hours Policy (PDF)
The American Bar Association and Department of Education require that schools adopt, publish, and enforce written policies on the determination of credit hours.