How to Apply to St. John's College

At St. John’s College take pride in our easy application process and helpful Admissions staff. By way of essay questions that foster thoughtful introspection, the application is designed to assist you in demonstrating that you are a good fit for our rigorous liberal arts college and strong intellectual community. Similarly, your admissions counselor is happy to work with you to answer questions about our academics, campus life, what makes a successful St. John’s College student, financial aid, and more.

Follow our three-step application process below to apply to St. John’s College, and please feel free to reach out to your Admissions Counselor with any questions you might have. Their role is to give you information that can help you find the best college for you.

1. Choose your application

There is no application fee.

2. Choose your campus

    • Annapolis, Maryland
    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

St. John’s College is one college on two campuses. Both Annapolis and Santa Fe are wonderful places to be; however, you must apply to only one campus. Accepted students may change their campus preference, prior to submitting a deposit, provided there is space.

3. Choose your timing

Decision Type Deadline Admissions Decision Returned
Early Action I November 15 December 15
Early Action II January 15 February 15
Regular Fall Rolling after February 15 Within 2-3 weeks
Regular Spring* Rolling until January 15 Within 2-3 weeks

*Regular Spring - January Admission, Santa Fe campus only

Students interested in enrolling in January may complete an entire freshman year between January and July


Early Action acceptances are non-binding.