Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Graduate school applicants apply via an online application.

What is the application deadline?

Most Graduate programs at USJ operate on a rolling admissions basis meaning you can apply at any time to start at the beginning of any semester. There are exceptions including Applied Behavior Analysis, Counseling, Social Work and Nursing which currently limit their start dates to Fall and Spring semesters only. Review the Catalog for details.

Can I meet with an adviser prior to applying?

The Office of Admissions is your first point of contact and can answer the majority of your questions. Information Sessions are designed for candidates to meet with faculty. Typically, there are 4-5 all program information sessions per year. Bring your transcript(s) and join us at an upcoming event.

What happens after I apply?

When your application is processed, you will receive an email instructing you on how to log onto to your Student Status Page to monitor your received and outstanding application materials. You also have the option to upload any applicable outstanding application documents, like a letter of intent or plan of study.

What are the Admission Requirements?

Standard admission documentation includes:

  • $50 one-time application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (three for MSW and DNP) 
  • Program essay or letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Refer to the Course Catalog for program-specific admission requirements

How do I submit the required admission documents?

All documents should be submitted to the Office of Admissions either by uploading on your Student Status Page, by email to [email protected] or by mail at the below address. Please ensure that your full name appears on all documents.

Mail to:
The Office of Graduate Admissions
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117


What happens after I’ve submitted all the required Admission documents?

Your application plus all documents will be submitted to the appropriate program director for an evaluation and admission decision. Once a decision has been made, the Office of Admissions will be notified and process that decision generating an email to check your Student Status Page for the digital decision letter and a physical letter will be mailed to you for your records along with any related instructions. If you intend to enroll at the University of Saint Joseph, please accept your offer of admission on the Reply Form found on your Student Status Page (MSW candidates are also required to submit a $200 enrollment deposit).

When am I eligible to register for classes?


The Academic Calendar will be your reference guide. Please be sure to follow instructions for the appropriate student designation; degree-seeking or non-degree seeking information.

How do I register for courses?

Admitted students will receive login credentials via email shortly before registration opens for their entry term to access the MYUSJ portal including instructions concerning initial sign-in and online course registration. Non-degree seeking students must complete a paper registration form and return for processing to the Office of the Registrar. Please contact the Office of the Registrar at [email protected] or 860.231.5225 with any questions on registration.

What are the deadlines for registration?


The add/drop period typically remains open until the week after classes or until a course reaches capacity.

How much do classes cost?

View our Tuition and Fees page.

Am I eligible for financial aid?


Degree-seeking graduate students may apply for Federal financial aid using the FAFSA application. Your award will be communicated to you by the Office of Student Financial Services.

Does USJ have any scholarships or grants for graduate students?

Graduate Assistantships provide employment for admitted degree-seeking students which consist of full or part-time positions as teaching assistants, researchers or positions with administrative duties. These positions can be paid or used for tuition waiver.

How do I pay my bill?


E-Bills are available on the billing tab of MyUSJ. Additional information is available on the Payment Options page.