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Academic Catalog

University of Saint Joseph    
 
    
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Admissions


Undergraduate admission

 Graduate Admission  

 Pharmacy Admission  

Veterans and Reservists  


Undergraduate admission

The University of Saint Joseph accepts applications from interested students who want the challenge of rigorous academic programs while pursuing the many experiential learning opportunities in an effort to excel in a global environment.

Applicants who have been officially accepted by Admissions are considered degree-seeking, matriculated students. Students seeking to register for courses at the University on a non-matriculated basis should see non-matriculated students.

First-year admission

Candidates for admission should complete a four-year course of study in a state- accredited secondary school. The program should include a minimum of 16 academic units in college preparatory courses distributed among the areas of English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Studies, 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.

Application procedure

Admission to the University of Saint Joseph is based on a rolling admissions system, which means that an offer of admission can be made shortly after the application is complete. For an application to be considered complete, these items must be submitted:

  • A completed admission application with a non-refundable fee of $50; the fee is waived if the application is completed online or through the Common App
  • Essay (250 words or more in length)
  •  An official copy of the high school transcript or GED
  • Official SAT or ACT scores if required by the applicant's desired program or scholarship. Applicants should have the results of these tests sent directly to Admissions. The code number for the University of Saint Joseph is 3754 for SAT reporting and 0588 for ACT reporting. Test scores that are posted on the official high school transcript are also accepted as official.
  • A school counselor's or teacher's letter of recommendation
  • If the Common Application is used, a University of Saint Joseph supplement is also required

Admissions reserves the right to request additional information.

Home-schooled students

Students who have been home-schooled must submit:

  • A completed application with a non-refundable fee of $50; the fee is waived if the application is completed online or through the Common App
  •  Essay (250 words or more in length)
  • Official Home School Transcript. A copy of the home school curriculum with course descriptions may be requested.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores. Applicants should have the results of these tests sent directly to Admissions. The code number for the University of Saint Joseph is 3754 for SAT reporting and 0588 for ACT reporting.
  • Letter of recommendation
  •  An interview with an admissions counselor. The applicant is encouraged to have all records sent to Admissions prior to the appointment.
  •  If the Common Application is used, a University of Saint Joseph supplement is also required

Admissions reserves the right to request additional information.

Notification

First-year students are notified of admission on a rolling basis. A candidate's acceptance is contingent upon the successful completion of high school. To accept the offer of admission, an applicant submits the enrollment confirmation form and deposit by May 1. This deposit is non-refundable.

How to defer enrollment after making a deposit

By submitting a written request, enrollment and scholarship may be deferred for one year. If candidates attend another college or university during this time, the application and updated transcript will be reevaluated for admission and scholarship. The tuition deposit will be retained and credited to their account upon return for the following semester.

International admission

An international student's application will be reviewed when the following items have been submitted to Admissions:

  •  A completed application with a non-refundable fee of $50; the fee is waived if the application is completed online or through the Common App
  • Essay of 250 words or more written in English 
  • Evaluation of official secondary school record, and all college, university or other post-secondary work by an approved agency. Please visit www.NACES.org for a list of approved agencies.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS, Academic version) is required of all international applicants whose first and primary language is not English. SAT or ACT scores are required of applicants whose first and primary language is English. Other exams specific to a country may be required.
  •  Letter of recommendation
  •  Interview (virtual or on-site) is recommended, not required

Admissions reserves the right to request additional information.

Visas

The University of Saint Joseph is permitted by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to admit non-immigrant students. F-1 visas are granted at the discretion of the Primary Designated School Officer. Upon admission to a degree program, the student is issued an I-20 A/B, which is used to pursue a student visa through the American Embassy or Consulate in the student's home country. This must be current at all times. Before an immigration form is issued, the following must be submitted to the University:

  •  A copy of a valid passport (and current visa, if applicable)
  • Declaration and Certification of Finances form, with supporting documentation
  • I-20 Request form
  • Any documentation required for additional, dependent visas

International students wishing to pursue a degree in an online program are not eligible for an F-1 visa. Since the degree is completed online, the student does not need to travel to campus to attend class; therefore, according to federal regulations, an F-1 visa is not granted to students completing online degree programs.

Notification

Notification of admission of international students is made on a rolling basis. To accept the offer of admission, the applicant submits the enrollment confirmation form and deposit. This deposit is non-refundable and must be paid by May 1. Please note that I-20 forms are issued to students after they pay a deposit for full-time study and submit verification of sufficient funding.

Transfer admission

The University of Saint Joseph considers qualified students for transfer from accredited colleges and universities.

Application procedure

An applicant's file will be reviewed when the following items have been submitted to the Office of Admissions:

  1.  A completed application with a non-refundable fee of $50; the fee is waived if the application is completed online or through the Common App
  2.  Official transcripts from all colleges and post secondary institutions previously attended, including evidence of degrees earned or status at point of separation
  3. An official copy of the final high school transcript or GED
  4.  Letters of recommendation and an essay are not required, but recommended
  5. An interview with an admissions counselor is not required, but recommended

Admissions reserves the right to request additional information.

Notification

Notification of admission for transfer students is made on a rolling basis. A candidate's acceptance is contingent upon the successful completion of any academic work currently in progress. 

To accept the offer of admission, an applicant submits the enrollment confirmation form and deposit. This deposit is non-refundable.

How to defer enrollment after making a deposit

By submitting a written request, enrollment and scholarship may be deferred for one year. If candidates attend another college or university during this time, the application and updated transcript will be reevaluated for admission and scholarship. The tuition deposit will be retained and credited to their account upon return for the following semester.

Second bachelor's degree program admission

Students who have already received a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university may enroll in selected majors at the University of Saint Joseph to pursue a second bachelor's degree. Students seeking admission must submit a completed application and official transcripts from all colleges previously attended and an official copy of the high school transcript or GED. Upon receipt of these items, they will be forwarded to the appropriate department for review and decision by the program director. Please contact the Office of Admissions for details pertaining specifically to the second-degree Nursing program.

Notification

Notification of admission for second-degree students is made on a rolling basis except those applying for the Nursing program.  A candidate's acceptance is contingent upon the successful completion of any academic work currently in progress. 

To accept the offer of admission, an applicant submits the enrollment confirmation form and deposit. This deposit is non-refundable.

How to defer enrollment after making a deposit

By submitting a written request, enrollment and scholarship may be deferred for one year. If candidates attend another college or university during this time, the application and updated transcript will be reevaluated for admission and scholarship. The tuition deposit will be retained and credited to their account upon return for the following semester.

Adult learners admission

The Program for Adult Learners is designed for women and men with the focus, commitment and preparation to succeed in an intensive undergraduate professional degree program. Applicants should have 12 or more credits from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (preferred) or 2.0 (required). Applicants with fewer than 45 credits must have completed high school at least four years before applying (this time requirement is waived for veterans). Contact Cindy Dodge, associate director, Program for Adult Learners, cdodge@usj.edu, 860.231.5344.

Application procedure

An applicant's file will be reviewed on a rolling basis when the following items have been submitted to Admissions:

  • An application with a non-refundable fee of $50; the fee is waived if the application is completed online or through the Common App
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and post-secondary institutions previously attended, including evidence of degrees earned or status at point of separation
  • An official high school or GED transcript (waived for students who have earned an Associate's degree)
  • An essay about your educational or professional goals (recommended, but not required)

Admissions reserves the right to request additional information.

Guaranteed admission program

RN to B.S. in Nursing: Students enrolled in good standing in the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) may apply for dual admission into the RN to B.S. in Nursing program in the USJ Program for Adult Learners. Applications may be submitted during any spring semester of the student's enrollment in the CT-CCNP. In addition to a completed application, an Academic Standing Verification form signed by a CT-CCNP Nursing faculty advisor is required. Students should be licensed as a Registered Nurse in Connecticut prior to beginning the RN to B.S. in Nursing program or during their first semester of study. For more details, please contact Admissions.

Other Academic Programs: Students enrolled in good standing at a Connecticut community college may apply for dual admission into the USJ Program for Adult Learners to study Accounting, Management, Psychology or Social Work. Applications may be submitted at any point in the student's community college program. In addition to a completed application, a current community college transcript is required. For more details, please contact Admissions.

Notification

Notification of admission for the Program for Adult Learners is made on a rolling basis. A candidate's acceptance is contingent upon the successful completion of any academic work in progress. To accept the offer of admission, an applicant submits the enrollment confirmation form and deposit. This deposit is non-refundable.

How to defer enrollment after making a deposit

By submitting a written request, enrollment and scholarship may be deferred for one year. If candidates attend another college or university during this time, the application and updated transcript will be reevaluated for admission and scholarship. The tuition deposit will be retained and credited to their account upon return for the following semester.

Undergraduate readmission

If you are a former, degree-seeking USJ undergraduate who has not been in attendance for three or more consecutive semesters, excluding summer, you must apply for readmission through Admissions and follow the degree requirements associated with the term of your readmission to the University.  Please note that to be considered in attendance for any term, you must have been enrolled in at least one credit-bearing course, received a grade and paid all tuition and fees for that term or have had arrangements for such payments approved by the Bursar or Student Financial Services. Students who were not in good academic standing at the time they left USJ will have their applications referred to the Academic Records and Review Committee for evaluation. They will be required to provide evidence of improved ability to assume responsibility for college work.

If you have taken courses at another college or university since you last attended USJ, you are required to submit official transcripts from those institutions as part of your readmission application and to receive transfer credit for those courses. 

If you do not meet the above criteria for readmission, please contact Admissions to learn more about the admission process.

Notification

Notification of readmission is made on a rolling basis. A candidate's acceptance is contingent upon the successful completion of any academic work currently in progress. To accept the offer of admission, an applicant must submit an enrollment confirmation form and make a tuition deposit.

Non-matriculated undergraduates

Any student who wishes to take classes without first enrolling in a degree program is considered to be a non-matriculated student. Non-matriculated students may enroll in courses for credit or audit. Complete the non-matriculated student application online.

If a student applied for admission to the University of Saint Joseph as a matriculated student and was denied admission by the Committee on Admissions, that student must wait a minimum of 12 months from the date of denial before enrolling in any courses at the University, including enrollment as a non-matriculated student. Except for those students involved in the University of Saint Joseph High School Challenge Program, all students must have graduated from high school or have acquired a GED to be eligible for enrollment. Although no previous college work is necessary to be a non-matriculated student, certain courses may have prerequisites or be restricted to upper-level degree candidates. Because degree-seeking students of the University have priority for space in all classes, non-matriculated students are admitted to classes on a space-available basis.

A maximum of 15 credits may be taken as a non-matriculated student at the University of Saint Joseph. Eligibility for enrollment at the completion of or prior to 15 credits must be determined in consultation with an admissions counselor.