SJCNY Spring 2021 - Admissions

SJCNY Spring 2021 - Admissions

Ready. Set. Reopen

Updated: 12/21/2020

We thank you for your interest in SJC - we can’t wait to welcome you to campus and showcase the rich academic and personal opportunities that await you at SJC. Though we can’t possibly know what the fall will bring, know that we are committed to sharing all that is possible with an SJC education through our range of in-person and virtual admissions options.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available. Please check back in the coming weeks.

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Will SJC host Admissions events? Will there be visits to campus or campus tours?

We are hosting both virtual and on campus appointments and tours. We host students on campus in a limited capacity in compliance with the New York State Department of Health guidelines and in keeping with the guidelines of the SJC reopening plan. Visitors should know that our priority will be the safety of the SJC community and our visitors.

Please use the following links:

SJC Brooklyn

SJC Long Island

Is it too late to apply for admissions and financial aid for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters?

It is not too late to apply for admission or financial aid for the upcoming semester. For more information, click on the following links:

How can I schedule an appointment with an admissions or financial aid counselor?

You can schedule an appointment with Admissions and Financial Aid by clicking on the following links:

How can I learn about and RSVP to attend an admissions event? 

You can learn about and RSVP for an admissions event by clicking on the following links:

What is the College doing to assist new incoming international students?

Due to COVID-19, our DSO is electronically sending Form I-20s to student email addresses listed in SEVIS and accepting digital copies of all documents.

What if I am a new international student for Spring 2021 and currently outside the United States?

The College has made arrangements for new international students to take fully online classes from their home country for the Spring 2021 semester, in the event that they are unable to secure their F1 visa or unable to travel to the United States for the start of the Spring semester. This will allow students to make progress towards their degree and hopefully join their campus-based cohort in September for the start of the Fall 2021 semester. Some program limitations may apply. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please contact Jake Shore at [email protected]
If beginning with online courses is not a possibility for you and you would prefer to defer your enrollment to the Fall 2021, which begins in September, then please send an email to [email protected] to state your intentions and request a deferral or complete the Enrollment Deferral Request Form.

Can international students who currently hold an F1 student visa transfer to St. Joseph's College for the Spring 2021?

Students who already hold an F1 Visa and wish to transfer to St. Joseph's College, are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The Spring 2021 semester begins on January 28. For assistance or more information about the admissions process, prospective students may arrange a meeting with a counselor during one of our virtual appointments or virtual events, by using one of the links below:

SJC Brooklyn

SJC Long Island

Questions about SJC Residential Life and Housing?

Please refer to our housing section.

Given the impact of COVID-19, have there been any changes to the admissions requirements or process?

St. Joseph's College will operate under a test-optional policy for admission to the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants to the Spring 2021 may also apply without test scores, as needed.

For students who choose to apply without scores, the admissions committee will rely more heavily on other factors such as GPA, rigor of the curriculum, recommendations and personal essay. Other factors that may also be considered include contributions to school and community through activities and service. Interviews are also welcomed and can help the admissions committee get to know you as an applicant. 

If you were able to take an ACT or SAT and feel your scores represent your candidacy well and will increase your opportunities for admission or scholarship, you are encouraged to submit your scores. You should consult the admissions website to see how your scores align with the profile of previously enrolled students, admission to the honors program and various scholarship opportunities. 

You are encouraged to speak with an admissions counselor or participate in an upcoming information session to learn more about the College's test optional policy and discuss the best approach for your application.

How will my classes be provided in the spring — on-ground, remote, hybrid?

The College will continue its multifaceted approach to course offerings with four options for learning: Remote, Hybrid, On-Ground and Online. For more information please visit our academics section.

When will Orientation take place? Will it be on campus or virtual?

Please refer to our student life section.

Will I have to complete a health screening before I visit campus?

In order to maintain the health and safety of the St. Joseph’s College Community, we are asking all visitors to complete the following questionnaire.

Visitor Health Questionnaire


Are there new protocols for hygiene and campus cleaning procedures? 

For more information on this please visit our Health and Safety section.

Can my tuition/residence hall deposit be deferred until a future semester?

Tuition deposits may be deferred for up to one year.  

Housing deposits may also be deferred for up to one year, or transferred to tuition in extenuating circumstances.

Can we transfer our deposit to the next year?

Tuition deposits may be deferred for up to one year.  

Housing deposits may also be deferred for up to one year, or transferred to tuition in extenuating circumstances.

I was planning to play a sport during the spring semester, will we have games/competitions?

Guidelines for these activities are still being developed by New York State. For more information, please visit our athletics section.

More Questions?

Contact each of our admissions areas at:

SJC Brooklyn Admissions

SJC Long Island Admissions

SJC Online Admissions