Your first year as a college student can be exciting, hectic – and filled with questions.
We’re here to help. Review these answers to the questions we frequently receive from incoming students, or contact us for more information.
Admission to USJ is made on a rolling basis; therefore, you can apply at any time and expect a decision approximately two weeks after the application is complete.
A completed application consists of the following:
We are looking for applicants who display evidence of sufficient ability and potential in their academic record and standardized test scores, when applicable (see Test Optional Admission Policy below). It is expected that you will have completed 16 academic units in college preparatory courses distributed among English, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and foreign languages. Special consideration may be given to selected applicants whose preparation varies from the recommended pattern, but whose record gives evidence of genuine intellectual ability and interest.
USJ does not require applicants submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) for admission unless they are applying for:
Click www.usj.edu/testoptional for more information on USJ’s Test Optional Admission Policy.
Students who choose not to submit their SAT/ACT scores with their application to USJ should present:
No; however, we strongly encourage all applicants to attend an admissions presentation and campus tour.
Please visit our website for all opportunities to visit our campus. Schedule a visit!
You can start filling out the FAFSA on October 1, no earlier. In order to complete the application, you and your parents/guardians must create a username and password. While completing the FAFSA, do not forget to send it to each school to which you are applying, including USJ, using our school code 001409. Visit the Federal Student Aid website now to begin the free and easy FAFSA application and to get some great tips on how and why to apply. Or, contact Student Financial Services for more information at [email protected] or 860.231.5223.
Returning student FAFSA Deadline - 12/1/2017
Incoming student FAFSA Deadline - 3/1/2018
All applicants are automatically considered for a merit scholarship, and upon review of the FAFSA are given the best financial award package we can offer. You can also review new scholarship opportunities on our website, which is updated frequently.
Scholarships awarded from your local community will be deducted from your out-of-pocket cost to attend USJ, not the award money USJ has offered you. This is just one of many ways that we are committed to making USJ affordable for you and your family.
Once you have deposited at USJ, you will begin to receive information regarding student health services, housing, and new student orientation. Orientation is held in June. You will meet with an academic advisor to register for classes during the orientation session. Orientation information is typically mailed to you in April of the year you are enrolling.
Roommates are selected based on how you answer the questions on your housing application. The housing staff tries to make the most compatible roommate matches each year. You will be sent information on your roommate in July, approximately a month before you move in.
The University of Saint Joseph, including the Gengras Center School and the School for Young Children, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education. The University of Saint Joseph prohibits discrimination against any persons on account of their race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability, or physical disability), genetic information, homelessness, prior conviction of a crime, or any other characteristic protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and employment practices (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment).
Inquiries concerning the University’s non-discrimination policies may be referred to Deborah Spencer, Human Resources director /Title IX coordinator, telephone 860.231.5390 or email [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston Mass 02109, telephone 617.289.0111, TDD 800.877.8339, fax 617.289.0150, or email [email protected]. More information.