Apply to SJC

When you apply for admission to Saint Joseph's College, you're taking an important step toward achieving a valuable and life-changing education and becoming part of a historic academic community of successful leaders.

Saint Joseph's has a highly personalized admission process. Whether you're a first-time college student, or considering transferring from your current school, we will evaluate your application carefully, focusing on your individual strengths and achievements in academics and in your community. We want to get to know you and help you get to know us. The next step is yours. Submit your application today!


Application Checklists

Select one of the following checklists to organize your application requirements:

Application Deadlines

Our rolling admission process allows us to serve you efficiently and effectively.  Decisions and notifications are quickly sent throughout the entire calendar year.

Students are strongly encouraged to apply early for priority consideration for financial aid.  You must first complete the admission process to be considered for financial aid.

The Office of Admissions encourages admitted students to submit the $200 enrollment deposit as soon as possible to secure your enrollment and housing priority for the entering class.  The deposit is refundable by written request through May 1 for each fall semester. Contact Admissions for all deposit questions or concerns.

Readmission Application

Thank you for your interest in reapplying to Saint Joseph's College. Please review the following steps to complete the readmission application process.

Reentry Requirements


    • Submit your application to reenter Saint Joseph's College.

    • Only required for those who enrolled in another college since attending SJC.

Optional Supporting Documents


    Provide a brief explanation of both why you left and why you would like to continue studies. Please email to ADMISSIONS@SAINTJOE.EDU and include full name and date of birth.

Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    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. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    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.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    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.

  • Hoop House student workers

    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.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

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

  • Images of Students


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

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

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


  • Images of Students


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

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.