Applying to Saint Joseph's

Traditional Admission Guidelines

  1. Application

    Saint Joseph's accepts freshman applications through the Common App. To apply for the fall 2015 semester, begin your Common App or add Saint Joseph's to your list of "My Colleges." Saint Joseph's accepts applications on a rolling basis, with the exception of Nursing, and our application has no fee to apply. 

  2. Transcript

    Send your official high school transcript to the admissions office. If you have taken any college courses, please send official transcripts to the admissions office as well.

  3. Recommendation

    Have your guidance or college counselor send in a recommendation. Send in an additional recommendation from a teacher, or a person of your choice (i.e. advisor, coach, pastor, previous employer). A total of 2 recommendations are required.

  4. SAT or ACT scores

    Send SAT or ACT scores to the admissions office. Required for high school students and transfer students who have graduated from high school within the past five years and have fewer than 15 college credit hours.

  5. Interview (optional)

    Come to our campus for a tour and then meet with one of our friendly admission counselors. We offer interviews to high school seniors throughout fall and winter. Call the Admission Office at 800-338-7057 or e-mail admissions@sjcme.edu to schedule a campus tour and interview.

International Admission Guidelines

Admission requirements for English-speaking international students will follow the same procedure as first-year students.

  1. Application

    Saint Joseph's accepts freshman applications through the Common App. To apply for the fall 2015 semester, begin your Common App or add Saint Joseph's to your list of "My Colleges." Saint Joseph's accepts applications on a rolling basis, with the exception of Nursing, and our application has no fee to apply.

  2. Transcript

    Official high school transcripts/college transcript: Your translated transcript must contain the subjects that you studied and the marks or grades received. Your transcripts need to be translated into English and converted to a 100 pt. scale. For more information visit their site www.wes.org.

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    • Minimum GPA of 2.6 on 4.0 scale (B, B- average)
    • Core courses consisting of math, science, history and first language courses
  3. Recommendation

    Have your guidance or college counselor send in a recommendation. Send in an additional recommendation from a teacher, or a person of your choice (i.e. advisor, coach, previous employer). A total of 2 recommendations are required.

  4. Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores

    Submit original Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, if English is your second language. A TOEFL score at or above the 50th percentile on the internet-based, computer-based or paper-based exams is preferred. An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score may be accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.

  5. SAT or ACT scores

    Send SAT or ACT scores to the admissions office. Required for high school students and transfer students who have graduated from high school within the past five years and have fewer than 15 college credit hours.

  6. Verify Funds

    Once you have been accepted, we require official bank statements verifying the availability of funds. This must be either a bank statement or a credit reference from a bank indicating a specific dollar amount in the account, or a statement verifying the minimum of the college costs.

International Financial Resources

Canadian Student Aid

Japanese Students

European Students

Meet your counselor

Transfer Student Admission Guidelines

We enroll transfer students in both the fall and spring semesters. Transfer students should demonstrate a strong record of success in post-secondary studies.

  1. Application

    Saint Joseph's accepts freshman applications through the Common App. To apply for the fall 2015 semester, begin your Common App or add Saint Joseph's to your list of "My Colleges." Saint Joseph's accepts applications on a rolling basis, with the exception of Nursing, and our application has no fee to apply.

  2. Transcript

    Send your official high school transcript to the admissions office. If you have taken any college courses, please send official transcripts to the admissions office as well.

  3. Recommendation

    Have a college advisor or professor write a letter of recommendation. If that's not available we'll accept a work supervisor or religious leader.

Transferring credits

  • Credit towards graduation from Saint Joseph's College is granted for courses taken at accredited institutions with a grade of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, if those courses are deemed both comparable to a course at the College and relevant to the student's proposed program of study at the College. Other appropriate college level work with a grade of 2.0 or better will be transferred to the Saint Joseph's College transcript, but they will not count toward a degree program at the College.
  • Credit for course work taken at non-accredited institutions may be granted on a provisional basis. Transfer credit is awarded by the Registrar in collaboration with individual academic departments. Transfer applicants will receive an official evaluation of their post-secondary course work after acceptance to a degree program. Students must complete a minimum of 32 credits at Saint Joseph's College in order to meet degree requirements.
  • All questions regarding the transfer credit and evaluation process can be directed to Kevin Paquette, Director of Academic Records, at 207-893-7797.

Meet your counselor

Home Schooled Student Guidelines

  1. Application

    Saint Joseph's accepts freshman applications through the Common App. To apply for the fall 2015 semester, begin your Common App or add Saint Joseph's to your list of "My Colleges." Saint Joseph's accepts applications on a rolling basis, with the exception of Nursing, and our application has no fee to apply.

  2. Transcript

    Supply a final transcript of your high school curriculum with grades and a short explanation of what each class is (outlined by a parent or primary educator - a sample transcript can be supplied if necessary.)

    • Transcript from an accredited school (i.e. Royal Academy) or portfolio of work proving student has meet all state regulations put forth by their home state.
    • Meet all State regulations put forth by their home state.
  3. Recommendation

    Submit two letters of recommendation. One from the primary educator, and one from individuals outside of your family who are familiar with your academics, extracurricular activities or work experience.

  4. SAT or ACT scores

    Send SAT or ACT scores to the admissions office. Required for high school students and transfer students who have graduated from high school within the past five years and have fewer than 15 college credit hours.

  5. Interview

    Come to our campus for a tour and then meet with one of our friendly admission counselors. We offer interviews to high school seniors throughout fall and winter. Call the Admission Office at 800-338-7057 or e-mail admissions@sjcme.edu to schedule a campus tour and interview.

Note: Those seeking admission into the Nursing or Biology field may be asked to supply additional samples.
We reserve the right to request additional samples, if necessary.