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College Advantage Program

St. John’s University is committed to providing all eager students with academic advantages as early as possible. Fall 2022 application dates are noted below.

2022 College Advantage Brochure

The College Advantage Program at St. John’s provides qualifying high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to enroll concurrently in high school and credit-bearing St. John’s courses at a cost of $325 per course—a deep discount from regular undergraduate tuition rates.

Classes are taught at a student’s high school by St. John’s-approved teachers in areas of study that include English, fine arts, humanities, language, mathematics, science, and social sciences. The curriculum is approved concurrently with St. John’s faculty and the high school teacher.

Courses are offered for fall and spring terms. Participation in College Advantage does not guarantee acceptance to St. John’s University.

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Fall 2022 registration opens on August 24!

Fall 2022 dates are as follows:

  • Application Opens: August 24, 2022
  • Application Closes: September 30, 2022
  • Payment Deadline: October 7, 2022


Please note the timeline below regarding the application and registration process for College Advantage. It takes generally one to two weeks to complete the steps noted here:

  1. Student submits application between designated application period
  2. St. John's will process the application (this will take approximately one week)
  3. St. John’s will issue both electronic and paper bills (both will be sent to the contact information the student provided on the online application)
    • The paper bill will include courses in which the student is registered
    • Both the electronic and paper bills will contain instructions regarding how to submit payment
  4. Student submits payment upon receipt of the bill, but no later than posted due date
  5. Upon receipt of payment, enrollment will be complete

For more information about the program, please contact your school’s College Advantage Program liaison. 

Why participate in the St. John’s University College Advantage Program?

The College Advantage Program at St. John’s provides qualifying high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to enroll concurrently in high school and credit bearing St. John’s courses at a cost of $325 per course, a deep discount from regular undergraduate tuition rates.

Classes are taught at your high school by approved teachers in areas of study that include English, mathematics, language, fine arts, science, social sciences, and humanities. This program benefits high-achieving students to be further motivated and to get a "head start" on college.

College Advantage students who enroll at St. John’s University the semester after high school graduation receive a $3,000 Tuition Grant per year. Participating students who are admitted and decide to enroll at St. John’s immediately after high school graduation become eligible for the College Advantage Program Grant, applicable for up to four years of full-time, continuous undergraduate study at St. John’s University. In addition, all completed College Advantage courses, including the grades received, will be part of the student’s academic record at St. John’s University and will be reflected on the student’s transcript and factored into the student’s cumulative GPA.

Please note that the applicability of credits toward the participating student's St. John’s degree will be dependent upon the student's chosen program of study at St. John’s.

How many schools currently participate in the College Advantage Program?

There are currently more than 100 schools who participate in the St. John's University College Advantage Program. If your school is not currently a participant in the program, contact your school's main office and have them contact collegeadvantage@stjohns.edu.

How does a student become a St. John's University College Advantage student?

Juniors and seniors who attend one of the participating schools noted above should contact their high school’s College Advantage liaison to learn more. Registration for the Fall 2022 term is open August 24 through September 30, 2022 to qualifying juniors and seniors only. 

Students who attend currently non-participating schools should reach out to their guidance counselor and request that he or she contact Margarita David (information noted below) to learn more about how the high school may become a participating school.

I am a College Advantage participant. Can I get a copy of my College Advantage transcript?

To order your transcript online:

  • Please visit www.stjohns.edu/uis
  • For the USER ID, please use your X number with a capital “X", leaving no spaces, as in X12345678.
  • For the PIN number, please use Sj (plus the digits of your X number without the X).  For security reasons, you may be asked to change your default password.
  • Click “Login”
  • Once you are logged in, click on the “Student” tab
  • Then click on “Student Records”
  • Then click on “Request Printed/Official Transcript”
  • You will be able to include the name and address where you would like your transcript to be mailed. You can request up to three copies of your transcript per day.
  • Expedited shipping is available for $19.95. If you are interested in this option, please request the transcript online through the UIS account and then call us at 718-990-2000 to make the payment. We are not able to process expedited shipping to an address with a PO Box.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at 718-990-2000 or at registrar@stjohns.edu

To order your transcript via email, download and complete this transcript request form.

Contact Information

Margarita David, Associate Director

Newman Hall, Room 155
Queens Campus
Phone 718-990-7533
Fax 718-990-2158   

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