Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
The St. John’s application process is different. The Admissions Committee (both admissions officers and faculty) does consider traditional factors, such as your academic record, letters of recommendation, and, if you think they will lend weight to your application, your test scores (which are optional for most students). Most importantly, the committee focuses on your essays, and the committee reads the essays of every single applicant to St. John’s before making an admissions decision.
We welcome all serious applicants so we charge no application fee.
Applicants who have attended a college and received college credit AFTER completion of their high school/secondary education should select "Transfer" as your student type. Each year of the curriculum at St. John’s is required so transfer students begin as freshmen and must complete four years on campus. Generally, credits from other colleges and universities do not count toward a degree from St. John’s College.
Visiting is the best way to learn about St. John’s. You can explore campus, take a tour with a current student, attend a class, talk with a faculty member, meet with an admissions officer, eat in the dining halls, and even stay overnight. Whether you choose to visit the Annapolis campus, the Santa Fe campus, or both, you’ll find Johnnies are friendly and eager to share their experience with you. Virtual visit options are also available.