Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Congratulations. Welcome to the Puma family!

We are all very excited that you have decided to attend Saint Joseph's College. The next step for you is to confirm your housing and/or open your class registration. Please submit the required $200 deposit to confirm your enrollment. This deposit is refundable until May 1 and will be applied directly to your student account.

Priority for housing and class registration is determined by the date of deposit.

We encourage students to submit their enrollment deposits by May 1 in accordance with the National Association for College Admission Counseling standards. However, we will accept deposits after May 1 until the entering class is full. 

Payment options:

1.  Pay online using a credit card

Click here to visit our payment site and submit your deposit using a major credit card.

2.  Pay by check or money order

Send a check or money order made payable to Saint Joseph's College. Please include your name on the memo line of the check and send to the address below.

Saint Joseph's College
Office of Admissions
PO Box 890
Rensselaer, IN 47978

After sending your deposit, you will receive more forms to complete for housing and the health center, among others.

Your Admissions Counselor will contact you upon receipt of your deposit to discuss any remaining steps in the SJC enrollment process.

Questions?  Please give us a call at 800.447.8781 or email your Admissions Counselor.



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.