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Making the Transition to First Year College

Future students applying to first-year associate or bachelor’s programs can apply at any time of the year, with no formal deadline in effect. Admission to the nursing program is the only exception and further information is provided below.

St. Francis College also offers an early decision admissions pathway for entry to the fall semester each year for first-year applicants. Early decision for fall 2022 is now closed.

Admissions Requirements

Accepted Qualifications

  • Applicants seeking entry to an associate or bachelor’s program must present a high school diploma and an official transcript from an approved secondary school.
  • Students who do not possess a high school diploma must present a recognized High School Equivalency Diploma transcript of their NY State (or other) General Education test scores and a copy of their certificate.

Academic Entry Requirements

  • Students who have achieved a high school GPA of 71 or above will be fully admitted to the institution (with the exception of the nursing program).
  • Students who have a GPA between 65 and 70 may participate in our conditional admittance program on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that all accepted first year students are required to take a skills assessment administered online, prior to class placement.

Nursing Admissions Requirements

The Nursing program at SFC is competitive, and due to New York State regulations, a limited numbers of seats are available in our program. The below requirements apply to new St. Francis College applicants only.

Please note that the deadline to commit for the Fall 2022 incoming class was March 1.

Freshmen Fall 2022 Admission Requirements:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 85 (3.0) or higher
  • Submit official scores for one of the following tests:
    • SAT: 1050 or higher (super score)
      Note: International freshman applicants are required to submit SAT Scores regardless of GPA and following International Guidelines
    • ACT: 21 or higher

Early Decision:

Applicants who meet the below criteria are eligible to apply through the Early Decision program for Direct Entry Nursing:

  • Cumulative High School GPA of 90 (3.5) or above
  • Test scores are optional for Early Decision Applicants

Students are required to sign a binding contract stating that upon acceptance into the direct entry nursing program they will be required to enroll at St. Francis College.

Regular Decision:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 85 (3.0) or higher with the required test scores
  • Submit official scores for one of the following tests:
    • SAT: 1050 + (super score)
    • ACT: 21 +
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 90 (3.5) or above (test scores optional)

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Early Decision

  • The Deadline for Fall 2022 has now passed, please contact our admissions office with any questions.

Regular Decision

  • The Deadline for Fall 2022 has now passed, please contact our admissions office with any questions.

Visit our Nursing program page for more information.

Meet the Admissions Team
Rob Oliva
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

Robert Oliva ’04

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.5372 
Associate Director of Admissions

Patricia Hughes

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.5353 
Michael Phillips
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Michael Phillips

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.3423 
Assistant Director of Admissions

Ferdinand Rivera

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.2046 
Marianne Negri
Senior Admissions Counselor

Marianne Negri

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.5208 
Michael Pitkowsky
Manager of Enrollment Analytics

Michael Pitkowsky

[email protected]
Office: 718-489-2069 
Romello Roberts
Admissions Counselor

Romello Rogers '19

[email protected]
Office: 917.287.4371 
Michael Conlon
Admissions Counselor

Michael Conlon

[email protected]
Office: 718-489-3451 
Jackie Kerner
Admissions Specialist

Jacqueline Kerner

[email protected]
Office: 718-489-5297 

More Information

St. Francis College offers a range of programs and initiatives in support of incoming first year students. From earning college credits in high school through the Bridge Plus Program, aspiring to our Honors and McGuire Scholars Programs, and joining our diverse campus community - there are lots of opportunities to explore.

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