Freshman Application Process

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Admission Deadlines for Fall 2017

Early Action: November 15

Regular Decision: February 1

Notification Dates for Fall 2017

Early Action: December 25

Regular Decision: March 15

Spring applications are accepted on a rolling basis but the preferred deadline is November 15th.

The Red Envelope Always Brings Good News

The office of Undergraduate Admissions at Saint Joseph's University sends out notification of admission in giant, beautiful red envelopes.  Discover what it's like to find a #redenvelope in your mailbox.

Application Requirements - Do You Have Everything You Need?

Students may apply using the Common Application or the SJU Application

In addition to the application, the following are required:

  • Application fee ($50) 
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation (you may use this provided form to give to the person completing your recommendation)
  • Essay
  • Social security number is required on the application for admission if applying for federal financial aid with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA)
  • See our test optional policy, which applies to all applicants.
  • We encourage you to submit a ZeeMee profile as an optional portion of your application. ZeeMee is a free platform that allows students to bring their application to life by creating a unique profile using images, videos, and documents. You can create your profile for free today at

Admitted Student Profile for the 2016 incoming class:

  • Middle 50% High School GPA: 3.27 - 3.92 (out of a 4.0 scale)
  • Middle 50% SAT: 1080 – 1240
  • Middle 50% ACT: 24-29
    *Data calculated as of June 1, 2016
    *Data calculated from old SAT (SAT used prior to March 2016)

For detailed instructions on homeschool and GED admission policies, please select the link that describes you:

Homeschooled applicant

GED applicant

If you have questions, please contact us.