Ready to Apply?

Step 1: The Application

Fill out the Common App or use the SJC App. Saint Joseph’s accepts applications on a rolling basis, with the exception of our nursing program, and our SJC application has no fee to apply.

Note: When applying for nursing, select the Early Action II deadline, in order to choose nursing as a major.

Step 2: Transcripts and High School Grades

Send your official high school transcript and first quarter grades, as well as any college credit course transcripts to our Admissions Office:

Nursing Students: Applicants are encouraged to take four years of science and math courses. A college preparatory laboratory biology and chemistry are required with a grade of “B” or higher; honors and AP courses with a “C” or higher. Competitive SAT or ACT scores are also required. The Nursing Program is highly selective with competitive and limited enrollment.

Home Schooled Students: 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 met all state regulations put forth by their home state. 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.

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

Step 3: Recommendations

Have your guidance counselor and a teacher write you a letter of recommendation.

Step 4: SAT or ACT Scores

Typically, Saint Joe’s is test-optional for incoming first-year students, with the exception of those applying who were homeschooled or applying for our nursing program.

In light of the impact caused by COVID-19, the College has adopted a temporary test-optional policy for ALL Fall 2021 applicants, including nursing and homeschooled applicants. We know these last few months have been difficult for many and it is our hope to make the application process for all students as simple, fair, and transparent as possible. The Office of Admission will continue to monitor the situation over the next year and update our policies as necessary.

Step 5: Interview and Tour (optional)

Come to our campus for a tour and 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 your campus tour and interview.

Step 6: Make Your Deposit

Deposit due date is May 1.

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