What is the application deadline?
Applications are evaluated individually and on a rolling basis. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible, and before May 1, for the best possibility of securing space in the session of your choice.
Can I email the application?
You may email the cover sheet and essay, and your teacher may email his/her recommendation directly to the appropriate campus. The transcript may also be emailed, but should come directly from your high school.
Do you require a cover sheet for the letter of recommendation and transcript?
No. The application form serves as a cover sheet for all of your application documents, and only needs to be submitted once.
Can I apply to more than one session?
Yes. You may apply for two or more consecutive weeks. Applications for concurrent session will not be considered.
How much does the program cost?
Each session costs $990. This fee is all inclusive: tuition, room and board, books and extra-curricular activity fees are all covered. We are also offering transportation to and from the local airport for each sesison.
Is there financial aid available?
Yes. This year, we are offering a small number of scholarships. For details and availability, please contact the Summer Academy on the campus of your choice.
Does the program give college credit?
No. However, all students are awarded with a Certificate of Completion, pending successful completion of the Academy.
Which airport should I use?
If you are attending a Santa Fe session, plan to arrive in Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) or the Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF). If you are attending an Annapolis session, please plan to arrive at Baltimore-Washington International (BWI). Shuttle service will be provided on an as-needed basis from these airports only.
What is a tutor? (Why aren’t professors leading classes?)
A tutor is simply the word used at St. John’s to designate our professors. Summer Academy tutors are typically tenured faculty members. The title professor is avoided to signify that it is not the chief role of the tutors to expound in their field of expertise. Instead, learning is a cooperative enterprise carried out in small groups with persons at different stages of learning working together.