Find out more about your first year at USJ
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.
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.
Visit our Policy on Test Optional Admission for information.
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!
Once you have deposited at USJ, you will begin to receive information regarding student health services, housing, and new student orientation. Orientation is mandatory and held in June. You will meet with an academic advisor to register for classes during the orientation session.
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. Directions are on the housing application if you wish to request a roommate. You will be sent information on your roommate in June before orientation.