First Year Students

at Saint Francis University

  • Undergraduate Application Process

    A first-time student who wishes to enroll in a degree seeking program on a full-time basis (12 or more credits). Students may submit an application anytime, usually after September 1 of their senior year. In order to receive full consideration, it is recommended that students submit a completed application by May 1st of their senior year. Saint Francis University operates under a rolling admissions policy with the exception of the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant majors who have an Priority Application Date of December 1st.

    Prospective First Year Students may submit any of the following applications:

    NOTE: A hard-copy application will be mailed to students upon request.

    Official High School Transcripts:

    Submit your official high school transcript showing work completed through your junior year. All applicants should submit mid-year grades from their senior year when available.
    High school students taking college coursework should submit appropriate transcripts from the credit-granting institutions to detail their achievements.

    Standardized Testing:

    Applicants are required to submit scores from either the SAT I or ACT.  Saint Francis University does not prefer one test over another. Your official scores should be sent directly to SFU (SAT code #2797 or ACT code #3682).

    Writing Sample:

    In order for us to get to know you better, please choose one of the following options. All writing sample submissions must be a minimum of 250 words.

    • Option 1: (For ALL Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy applicants) Please describe how you became interested in your chosen academic discipline. You may choose to share any job shadowing experiences, motivating factors, mentoring experiences, etc. 
    • Option 2: Select a recent untimed writing assignment of at least 250 words that you completed for a class and that you feel is representative of your best work
    • Option 3: Choose a current social or ethical issue and write an essay of at least 250 words in which you defend your position on the issue.
    • Option 4: Write an essay of at least 250 words in which you discuss how one or more of your interests or activities expresses your commitment to serving others. In your essay, be sure to discuss how your involvement in the activity or interest has helped you make a positive impact on the community you serve. (In other words, tell us how you have Reached Higher.)

    Letter of Recommendation:

    You are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher who has taught you in an academic subject (for example English, Mathematics, History, etc.) to the Office of Admissions.
    Download PDF Recommendation Form

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