The attention you want. The outcomes you need. Welcome to the Puma family and home of the Core Program.

Congratulations on your acceptance to Saint Joseph’s College!  We are excited for you to join the Puma family.

By choosing Saint Joseph’s College, you are choosing an institution dedicated to a tradition of excellence and to a liberal education that is a united endeavor of intelligence and faith.  Our nationally recognized Core Program is the backbone of our academics and has assisted our alumni with the competency skills to gain employment within their major/minor area of study.  In fact, 87 % of our graduating class of 2013 is employed within their major of study and 97% are either employed or furthering their education within graduate or law school.

These enrollment steps will keep you on track throughout the Spring:

1. Submit your $200 Enrollment Deposit to secure your housing and class registration priority.

2. Visit campus to find your fit and discover all that SJC has to offer.

3. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with our school code (001833).

4.  Contact SJC Admissions or Student Financial Services to discuss your financial aid award package or payment options.

5. Attend Early Registration to register for classes, set up your email account, and get your student ID
April 18, June 8, June 19, July 24.  RSVP with your Admissions Counselor.

6. Check out the New Student Advising Guide and the Family Guide prior to Early Registration for information about academic programs, services, and offices on campus.


7. Please contact your Admissions Counselor for assistance purchasing your textbooks online.  Books will be availablein July for purchase in July.

8. Meet your future classmates at a Summer Send Off.  Parents will also meet other future Puma parents and alumni will be in attendance to answer questions and share their SJC stories.  Invitations are sent in July.

9. Your arrival on campus - the day you have been waiting for!  Move in day is Thursday, August 13.  Be sure to stop by the Admissions Welcome Cookout on the IM field with fellow students and SJC staff.


10. Get settled in during Freshman Orientation, August 13 – August 16.

11. Begin your first day of classes on Monday, August 17.

12. Get social and connected to campus.

SJC Facebook:

SJC Twitter: @SJC_Pumas

SJC Admissions Twitter: @AdmissionsSJC

SJC Admissions Instagram: sjcadmissions

 Questions?  Contact your Admissions Counselor.


Explore the Core
  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.