For High School Counselors

For High School Counselors

Help your students take the first step to their successful future at the University of Saint Joseph.

Guide your students to the only university in Connecticut on the MONEY Top 10 list of Colleges that Add the Most Value.

Our Admissions staff is happy to work with you and any of your students who are interested in attending our University. Contact an admission counselor to find out more.

So why is our application process different?

  • There is no application fee.
  • We are a member of the Common App.
  • Required materials include an official high school transcript, an academic letter of recommendation, and an essay of 250 words or more.
  • USJ is test optional, with the exception of students applying for the Honors Program, Nursing Program 3+3 Pharmacy Program, students who are home-schooled during high school, and international students.
  • We are available to personally interview students as part of the admission process, and encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity.
  • We read every piece of information submitted with a student's completed application.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships for full-time, first-year students who qualify academically are awarded at the time of admission and range from $3,000 to $20,000 per year based on high school GPA and (if submitted) SAT/ACT scores. Unique scholarship opportunities may be found here


Are you interested in bringing students to visit the USJ campus? Great, we want to meet you all! Please contact [email protected].


Do you re-weight the academic GPA submitted? 

When reviewing files for admission, we will look at the core academic classes, as well as the overall GPA, including the level classes. For merit-based scholarship money, we use the GPA indicated on the high school transcript.

When is your application deadline? 

Admission to USJ is based on a rolling admissions system, which means an offer of admission can be made shortly after the completed application is received. Priority deadline for Nursing program applications is February 15, but applications are accepted throughout the year until available spots are filled.

Do you have an Honors Program? 

Yes, and we are a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Students are invited into the program based on academic merit and personal integrity, and should be taking AP and Honors courses, have at least a 3.5 GPA and an 1150 SAT (Critical Reading and Math). The mission of the program is to provide a value-centered education to highly talented and motivated young women. Learn more about our Honors Program online.