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Q: How do I apply?
Complete an online application or a paper application, available in the Office of Graduate Admissions and Academic Services (McDonough Room 100). Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; on Wednesdays during fall and spring semesters, the office is open until 6:30 p.m.
Q: What is the application deadline?
University of Saint Joseph has rolling admissions, so there is never a physical application deadline. Important dates to consider are the official start date of the next semester and the add/drop date, because all required documents for registration or matriculation must be submitted by these dates to take courses in that semester.
A student’s file will only remain active for one year from the date on the application if the student has not registered for classes.
Q: Can I meet with an advisor prior to applying?
If you have general questions about a program or the admission process, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions and Academic Services by phone (860.231.5261) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also reach out to the program director or faculty from your program of interest; however, it is recommended that you submit an application and transcript first so the faculty member has your background prior to your discussion.
Local students can also attend one of the information sessions held at USJ six times per year. These sessions provide students with an opportunity to meet representatives from each of the graduate programs face-to-face.
Q: What happens after I apply?
You will receive a direct mailing comprised of a welcome letter with your student ID and the required matriculation documents for your program, as well as the location of the required forms on our website. You should then begin to complete the necessary tasks associated with submitting all of the required documents, which may include:
Q: Where do I submit the required matriculation documents?
All documents (excluding the Proof of Immunization form) should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Academic Services by mail, walk-in, email (email@example.com), or fax (860.231.5479). Students may submit documents individually or wait and submit all at once. You can also contact the office for an update on the contents of your student file.
The Proof of Immunization form should be submitted to Health Services directly by mail, walk-in, or fax (860.231.6794).
International students asked to submit additional matriculation documents should submit these documents directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Academic Services.
Q: What happens after I’ve submitted all the required matriculation documents?
A copy of the file is sent to the program listed on your application for review. Once the program director has rendered a decision, the Office of Graduate Admissions and Academic Services will notify you through direct mail.
Q: When am I eligible to register for classes?
The Office of Graduate Admissions and Academic Services must have a completed application, verification that the application fee was paid, and a transcript showing degree conferral from a regionally-accredited institution that also shows the minimum GPA and course prerequisites of the program prior to registering for graduate courses.
Q: What are the deadlines for registration?
On-campus students can register for coursework until the add/drop date in a given semester (approximately two weeks after the official day classes begin).
New online students can register for classes until 48 hours before the official start date of classes in a given semester, and must drop classes with 96 hours after the official start date in a given semester.
Q: How much do classes cost?
On-campus education programs cost $625 per credit hour. Online programs cost $665 per credit hour. On-campus non-education programs cost $685 per credit hour. All of the above costs include the $35 comprehensive fee.
Q: Can I receive financial aid?
Financial aid is only available to matriculated students in a master’s program who are registered for at least six credits each semester.
Q: How do I pay for classes?
Graduate students can pay for coursework by visiting the cashier (located in the Registrar’s Office on the first floor of McDonough Hall) or online through the Student tab of MyUSJ.