Applying to SJC

Ready to apply?

Before you begin, the SJC website uses a tabbing system to differentiate between content intended for Campus and Online students.

Whenever you see the  Green Book book icon or a Campus tab (you are on a campus page now), you can click it to be taken to content specifically concerning the College's campus on Sebago Lake. Click on the  Orange Laptop laptop icon or Online tab for content specific to the College’s online degree programs. Look for these tabs on the upper right-hand corner of pages.

Apply to the On-Campus Program

Congratulations on deciding to apply to Saint Joseph’s College. Our personalized approach to education, coupled with our diverse course offerings and campus location along the shores of the scenic Sebago Lake, make Saint Joseph’s a standout choice for your undergrad experience. But enough about us—now’s the time when we learn more about you. Our admissions team is standing by, excited to read your applications and hear about your passions, experiences, and goals. Most importantly, we want to know why Saint Joseph’s is the right college for you.

To make the application process as easy and smooth as possible, utilize the list below to ensure you’re ready to submit everything you’ll need when applying. If you have any questions or concerns along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff in Admissions.


Saint Joseph's College accepts freshman applications through the Common App. To apply for the fall semester, begin your Common App, add Saint Joseph's to your list of "My Colleges." Saint Joseph's accepts applications on a rolling basis, with the exception of our nursing program, and our application has no fee to apply.
When applying for nursing, select the Early Action II deadline, in order to choose nursing as a major.


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.

  • Saint Joseph's College, Admissions Office
    278 Whites Bridge Road
    Standish, ME 04084


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

SAT or ACT scores

SAT and ACT scores are required for nursing students and can be sent to the Admissions Office. SAT or ACT scores are optional 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.

Interview (optional)

Come to our campus for a tour and then meet with one of our friendly admissions counselors- you could even earn a Visit Scholarship. We offer interviews to high school seniors throughout fall and winter. Call the Admissions Office at 800-338-7057 or e-mail to schedule a campus tour and interview.