Freshman Application Process

How do you become a Hawk? You’ve come to the right place. We review every application individually and holistically, looking to admit students of high intellect, who are passionate about engaging in our campus community, and who bring personal qualities of integrity, perseverance, and leadership. Take some time to select your appropriate decision plan, prepare your application materials, and review our additional resources. If you have any questions, we’re just a call or email away.

 

Choose Your Decision Plan

Early Decision I (ED I)

Early Decision I is a binding decision plan for students who have identified Saint Joseph's University as their first choice and are committed to enrolling if admitted. Application Deadline: November 1. Notification of Decision: December 20.

Early Action (EA)

Early Action is a non-binding decision plan for students who have a strong interest in Saint Joseph’s and want to learn their admission decision well in advance of the Regular Decision deadline. Application Deadline: November 1. Notification of Decision: December 20.

Early Decision II (ED II)

Early Decision II is a binding decision plan for students who have identified Saint Joseph's University as their first choice and are committed to enrolling if admitted. Application Deadline: January 15. Notification of Decision: February 15.

Regular Decision (RD)

Regular Decision is a non-binding decision plan and will allow students to receive an admission decision around March 15. Application Deadline: February 1. Notification of Decision: March 15.

 

Early Decision I

Early Action

Early Decision II

Regular Decision

Application Deadline November 1 November 1 January 15 February 1
Preferred FAFSA Filing Date December 1 December 1 January 15 January 15
Notification of Decision December 20 December 20 February 15 March 15
Enrollment Deposit Due January 15 May 1 March 1 May 1

 

Submit Your Application Materials

Required Items

  • Common Application or SJU Application

  • $50 application fee, non-refundable

  • Official high school transcript(s)

  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor

  • Personal essay

Optional Items

Class of 2020 Admitted Student Profile

3.27 - 3.92

Middle 50% GPA

4.0 weighted scale

1080 - 1240

Middle 50% SAT

Tests prior to March 2016

(Critical reading & math only)

24 - 29

Middle 50% ACT

Composite score