How may I apply to St. John's
You have three convenient ways to apply for graduate admission to
St. John's University:
online for graduate admission via our site on the World Wide
- Download an application from
our Web site and print it out for yourself;
- Request an application
package and additional information, which we will mail directly to
If I apply online, will it change the
way in which the Admissions Committee views my
No. Whether the application is mailed in traditional print form or
submitted online, you can be confident that our Committee on
Admission reviews the application package in exactly the same way.
The type of application package has no affect on decisions.
Is the online application the only
information I have to submit?
Whether you apply online or through traditional mail, all required
documents (e.g., letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) must
be submitted via traditional mail. If the Office of Graduate
Admission receives your corresponding information before receiving
your online application, the Office will file the information for
processing with your entire application.
What are your application
The Rome Campus uses a rolling admission policy. Applications are
acted upon once they are complete. While the College makes every
attempt to advise candidates of missing application items, the
application process is self-managed, and it is the applicant's
responsibility to ensure that all materials reach the Graduate
Admission Office in time for a decision to be made for the upcoming
Our recommended deadlines
For Admission to Fall I term – June 15
For Admission to Fall II term – September 1
For Admission to Spring I term – November 1
For Admission to Spring II term – January 1
For Admission to Summer I term – March 1
For Admission to Summer II term – April 1
Students who are not European Union citizens are advised to apply
in advance of these deadlines, owing to longer timelines required
to make visa arrangements.
How long does it take St. John's to make a
decision on my application?
Every application is reviewed carefully by an individual Committee
on Admissions. Once an application is complete, applicants should
expect a decision in as few as 4 weeks and in as many as 8
What should I write in my statement of
Your statement of goals is a personal essay in which you should
briefly but meaningfully introduce yourself and describe what you
hope to achieve by earning a graduate degree at St. John's. For
example, applicants may address such topics as why they chose St.
John's, what professional steps they plan to take after earning
their degree, and the way that they can contribute to the graduate
community if accepted.
May I set up an appointment to tour St.
John's campus or speak with a counselor?
Absolutely! Campus tours are available every weekday (except
holidays) upon request. To schedule a tour, please call our Rome
campus in Italy Tel: +39 06 393842; Italy Toll Free: 800971736;
U.S. Tel: +1 212-815-9216 Ext. 2; or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to take the TOEFL / IELTS
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required
of all applicants that do not hold a degree from an academic
institution where the language of instruction is English.
Your TOEFL / IELTS score is valid for only 2 years, and a new score
will have to be submitted if your existing score exceeds the 2-year
- For additional information on the TOEFL, please visit: www.toefl.com. To have your TOEFL
scores sent directly to St. John's University Rome Campus, please
use Institution Code: 0132.
- For additional information on the IELTS, please visit: http://www.ielts.org/.
Am I able to defer my acceptance to the
We will permit students who have been accepted to our program the
opportunity to defer their enrollment for a maximum of one academic
year. Additional deferments may be available for
extraordinary circumstances that are beyond the student's immediate
Students called to active military duty will be deferred, upon
documentation of their deployment, for the full period they are
required to serve in a unit of the U.S. armed services.
All students interested in deferring must send a formal, written
request addressed to the Admission Committee, detailing the reasons
for the deferral. The Admission Committee will evaluate each
request on its own merit.
Does St. John's offer financial aid to
At the graduate level, St. John's offers federal student loans. If
you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may apply by
completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),
which is available at our Office of
Office of Financial Aid
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Pkwy.
Queens, NY 11439
Staten Island Campus
Office of Financial Aid
St. John's University
300 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Does St. John's offer scholarships or
Scholarships covering 25% or 50% of the tuition cost are offered to
incoming students on the basis of merit. Graduate Assistantships
covering 50% or 100% of the tuition cost are offered to current
students on the basis of merit, the needs of the St. John's
Administration and possession of the skills necessary to fulfill
the requirements of the position. These assistantships are
competitive and are awarded to currently matriculated students who
are present at the Rome Campus.
My application was declined. Will I be
able to get feedback?
St. John's University spends considerable time evaluating the
candidacy of our applicants. Through our portfolio approach, we are
able to take a comprehensive look at the application, carefully
assessing each part that was submitted. Although we receive an
increasing number of applications each term, we make every effort
to schedule a counseling appointment, in-person or by telephone to
suggest ways in which a declined applicant's candidacy may be
improved for a future term.