Early Admit High School Seniors
  • Admission Requirements - Early Admit High School Seniors 

    High School seniors who meet the requirements for Provisional Acceptance may apply for early placement consideration based on their high school qualifications. 

    High School seniors can begin the application process after completing seven semesters of High School courses. All applicants must complete the admissions requirements criteria for provisional and final acceptance before enrolling in St. John's College as a Junior level student. These requirements include the college pre-requisite courses for pre-licensure students.

    Criteria for Provisional Acceptance 

    Applications for provisional acceptance are accepted from high school seniors/graduates as well as persons actively pursuing the required lower division credits. Consideration for provisional acceptance is based on the following requirements: 

    1. Completed application accompanied by a $60 nonrefundable application fee. 

    2. Submission of a legal document showing proof of name at time of application (certified birth certificate, marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)

    3. Submission of an official transcript from a State Board of Education approved high school indicating completion of seven semesters of high school and the following requirements:

    a. Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0/4.0.

    b. Rank in the upper half of high school class.

    c. 500 each section of the SAT or a composite score of 22 or better on the ACT. (The school code for ACT is 1167.) If applicable, Illinois resident’s official transcripts should include Prairie State Achievement scores. Minimum grade of C in all courses taken.

    d. Completion of the following required courses with the college prep track: 4 years of English, 3 years of Social Studies, 3 years of Mathematics, 3 years of Lab Science and 2 years of electives.

    4. Application deadline is September 1 following graduation from high school.

    5. Applicant will be required to submit proof of graduation from a high school approved by a State Board of Education via an official transcript before provisional acceptance can be granted.

    6. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript after completion of two and three semesters of college course credit from a regionally accredited college. Official transcripts must come from the granting institution directly to St. John’s College. Hand carried transcripts are not acceptable. No designated lower division course may be repeated more than once.

    7. All applicants with English as a Second Language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of 560 on the paper based version or 220 on the computer based version or 83 on the internet-based (iBT) version. Applicants are also required to take the test through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 6.5 (overall score) and 7.0 (spoken band). Other international standardized tests that assess the proficiency of the student's command of the English language for success in nursing may be considered. Please contact the college for further information.

    Criteria for Final Acceptance  

    To receive final acceptance and permission to enroll in classes, the student must achieve and maintain all provisional acceptance requirements whether as an Early Admit or General Admission applicant required by St. John’s College and:

    1. Submit official transcripts showing proof of completion of 56 semester hours of designated lower division transfer credits from a regionally accredited university or college which meet the following requirements:

    a. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for priority, 2.50 for Standard Admission on a 4.0 scale. 

    b. No designated lower division course may be repeated more than once.

    c. All science courses completed with a minimum grade of C within the last five years prior to enrollment in St. John’s College.

    d. Good academic standing at the last institution attended.

    2. Two professional references.

    3. Completion of a pre-entrance health examination.

    4. Criminal background check with no disqualifying conditions.

    5. Negative Drug Screening

    6. CPR certification (within the last year)

    7. Proof of Medical Insurance

    8. Proof of Malpractice Insurance

    All persons provisionally accepted must meet the criteria for final admission before being enrolled in the college.