First Year Students

at Saint Francis University

  • Undergraduate Application Process

    First-time students may submit an application anytime, usually after September 1 of their senior year. In order to receive full consideration for admission and merit scholarships, it is recommended that students submit a completed application by May 1st of their senior year.
    Transfer students may apply anytime but are encouraged to do so at least two weeks prior to their desired entrance term.

    Undergraduate applications for admission are reviewed under a rolling admissions policy with the exception of the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Science programs. In order to receive full consideration students applying to these accelerated degree programs must have a complete application on file on or before the Priority Application Date of December 1st

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

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

    Official High School and College 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.
    Transfer applicants and current 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. Use the codes below to have your official scores sent directly to SFU.

    SAT code #2797

    ACT code #3682

    Transfer applicants who have earned an associates degree are exempt from the SAT/ACT requirement.

    Writing Sample:

    First-time students must submit an essay of no fewer than 250 words and may choose from Options 1-5 (The essay options in this application mirror those in The Common Application® and are used by permission.)
    Transfer applicants are encouraged to provide a brief statement regarding their interest in transferring into their chosen program of study. 
    You may choose to submit your essay as part of this application or submit them seperately.

    Option 1: Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

    Option 2: The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to future success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?

    Option 3: Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?

    Option 4: Describe a problem you've solved or would like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma- anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

    Option 5: Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.


    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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