Applying to SJC

Saint Joseph's College is interested in reviewing your entire application before determining an admission decision and/or scholarship award.  We will serve you beyond the application process and be readily available to assist your enrollment needs.

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Application Checklists

Select one of the following checklists to organize your application requirements:

Application Deadlines

Our rolling admission process allows us to serve you efficiently and effectively.  Decisions and notifications are quickly sent throughout the entire calendar year.

Students are strongly encouraged to apply early for priority consideration for financial aid.  You must first complete the admission process to be considered for financial aid.

The Office of Admissions encourages admitted students to submit the $200 enrollment deposit as soon as possible to secure your seat for the entering class.  The deposit is refundable by written request through May 1.


Important Deadlines

September 1:  Decisions and notifications begin

January 1:        FAFSA available to complete (

January 15:      Presidential Scholarship Deadline

March 1:           Submit deposit

March 10:         FAFSA & Scholarship Priority Deadline  

April:                 Registration begins

June-July:         Housing assignments mailed

August 13-16:  Freshman Orientation

For Your Calendar

February 14:     Music Audition Day

February 15:     Admitted Student Overnight 

February 21:     Huhn Scholarship competition

February 25:     Philip J. Wilhelm Scholarship Competition (Marion County, IN residents only)

March 21:          Puma to Puma Day

March 28:          Forensic Science Discover Day

April 11:             Junior Day

April 18:             Early Registration

June 8:               Early Registration

June 19:             Early Registration

July 24:              Early Registration

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Explore the Core
  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.