Before you apply:
Required materials for all applicants:
Required materials for some applicants:
*Access to both the St. John's College online application and the Common Application will be restored on August 1 for applicants interested in Spring & Fall 2016.
Applicants may apply Early Action, Regular Fall, or, for the Santa Fe campus, Regular Spring. Early Action acceptances are non-binding. Except for Regular Spring applicants for the Santa Fe campus, all accepted students have until May 1st to make enrollment decisions and deposits.
|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 (Santa Fe Only)||Rolling until January 15||Within 2-3 weeks|
Please also remember our financial aid deadlines.
For admission to St. John’s, you should have a solid college-prep background, including two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and two years of a foreign language. Additional work in mathematics and foreign language is advised, as well as two or three years of natural science. We recommend taking the most challenging courses in your high school, whether AP, IB, or honors courses.
St. John's is test optional for most applicants, meaning we do not require standardized test scores. About 70% of our applicants still submit some form of test score, and they may prove helpful to your application. Some applicants are required to submit test scores:
College Entrance Examination Board (SAT and TOEFL):
The American College Test (ACT):
Interviews are not required in order to apply for admission to St. John's College, but we strongly recommend them. Interviews allow our Admission Committee to get to know you better, and you will also have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the college. You can request an interview during your campus visit, while we are traveling near your home, or via phone or video conference.
St. John's welcomes applications from home-schooled students. In addition to the general requirements noted above, home-schooled students should submit documentation of the following:
Occasionally, St. John's accepts an applicant who has not graduated from high school. Students applying for such early admission should be well qualified to profit from the college program and must submit the results of a GED or its equivalent. SAT or ACT scores are also required. A campus visit and interview are especially important in such cases.
The Santa Fe campus offers Spring admission. Freshmen who enter in January stay on campus the following summer to complete the first year. They can thus graduate a year earlier than if they had postponed their entrance until the following fall. The Spring class is of particular interest to students who come to St. John's from other colleges, or to those who have traveled or worked since graduation from high school, or to those who wish to enter St. John's immediately after the first semester of their senior year of high school.