The Princeton Review reports that “St. John’s has one of the most personal admissions processes in the country.”
The St. John’s application process is different. The Admissions Committee (both admissions officers and faculty) does consider traditional factors, such as academic record, letters of recommendation, and test scores (which are optional for most students). But most importantly, the committee focuses on the essays, (Common Application essays and the supplemental St. John’s one) and the committee reads the essays of every single applicant to St. John’s before making an admissions decision.
Because St. John’s welcomes all serious applicants, there is no application fee.
St. John’s is need blind, so a student’s application for financial aid does not affect the committee’s decisions on admission. Need-based financial aid is available for those students who complete the financial aid application. All applicants are considered for merit scholarships.
BEFORE YOU APPLY:
Select your campus: Annapolis or Santa Fe. You may only apply to one campus. Accepted students may change campuses before enrolling if there is space available.
Select your deadline: Early Action I (November 15), Early Action II (January 15), Regular Fall (rolling after February 15), or Regular Spring (Santa Fe only-rolling until January 15).
REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
- Writing Supplement/Essays
- Secondary School Report
- High school transcripts and any college transcripts
- One counselor recommendation
- One teacher recommendation
REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR SOME APPLICANTS:
For most applicants, test scores are optional. Applicants who will not earn high school diplomas or are home schooled must submit the results of the SAT or ACT. Most international students must submit the results of the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS; international students who are currently educated in English may choose an interview instead of submitting testing.
- Additional letter of recommendation
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for those applying for need-based financial aid. All applicants, regardless of whether they apply for need-based aid, are eligible to receive merit scholarships.
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.