Overwhelmingly, those who attend St. John’s argue that the kind
of education it offers is priceless. To quantify its value, then,
is perhaps impossible. One thing is certain: in keeping with the
timeless works at the heart of the program, a St. John’s education
is not a perishable commodity. It will, both simply and profoundly,
change your life.
It is fitting, therefore, that to apply for admission to St. John’s
College is a straightforward but highly reflective process. There are
no fees, no complicated forms requesting extensive personal data,
no formulaic approach to test scores and grade point averages.
Instead, at the core of the application is a set of essays that, from
various angles, helps you ask yourself the question, “Howwill I
benefit from the St. John’s experience?” The Admissions Commit-
tee, in turn, will read your responses and review your academic
record and supporting materials as a question from you to them:
Do you consider me ready to profit from the St. John’s program?”
They will review your application independently of other applicants—
and apart from your level of financial need.
Admissions decisions, and an estimated financial aid award
if applicable, are communicated within a month of each deadline
and on a rolling basis after February 15 for as long as openings
Note: All admission decisions are unrestricted and non-
binding, including Early Action. All accepted applicants to St. John’s
have until May 1 to make an enrollment deposit.
How can I afford St. Johns?
We believe that the excellent educational experience at St. John’s is
of lasting value, and we recognize that a private liberal arts educa-
tion is an expensive undertaking for students and their families.
Therefore, St. John’s College is committed to making its distinctive
educational program affordable for qualified students from families
of all income levels.
Applying and Financial Aid
What kinds of aiddoes St. John’s offer?
This year, St. John’s College will begin an expanded program of need-based aid and merit
scholarships. All students admitted to the freshman class for fall 2013 may qualify for
renewable grants and/or scholarships. The college offers merit scholarships to students
who show academic promise and meets 100 percent of demonstrated need as it appears
through the FAFSA and PROFILE financial aid forms.
Early Action I:
Early Action II:
Rolling after Feb. 15