High School Students
The decision of the Office of Freshman Admissions to admit an applicant to St. John Fisher College is based primarily on the following areas of consideration: the high school record, scores on standardized tests (SAT/ACT), extracurricular activities, personal statement/essay, and the high school evaluation of the candidate.
A candidate for admission to the freshman class must be a graduate of an approved secondary school and should present a minimum of 16 units of college preparatory coursework in English, foreign languages, mathematics, and natural and social sciences. An applicant should present a secondary school average of 85 percent or above in these academic subjects. Those students who do not meet this qualification may apply if they are above the college recommending level of the secondary school and can demonstrate the potential to successfully complete a bachelor’s degree.
St. John Fisher College subscribes to the “Candidates Reply Date Agreement” of May 1. Admitted students are expected to submit a $300 enrollment deposit by May 1. Early Decision candidates by March 15.
Seniors/high school graduates must submit the following items:
- Application and application fee of $30. Applicants seeking the Early-Decision Plan must submit these items by December 1.
- A high school transcript, a personal statement/essay, and counselor/teacher recommendation.
- Scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) or the American College Test (ACT).
- After acceptance, a final transcript must be submitted at the completion of graduation requirements.
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 but before our priority filing deadline of February 15.
- Students who apply to St. John Fisher College with a prior criminal conviction and/or disciplinary dismissal or suspension from another institution must provide additional information prior to having their application for admission reviewed. Please contact the Office of Freshman Admissions for details regarding this policy.
- Students must have proof of health insurance.
Note: St. John Fisher College subscribes to a single-choice Early-Decision Plan. This plan assumes that St. John Fisher College is a student’s first choice of college and, if accepted, will withdraw applications that have been initiated with any other colleges. Students may be released from this agreement if they find that a Fisher education is unaffordable after our offer of financial aid.
Juniors seeking early admission at the end of grade 11 submit the same credentials as the seniors/graduates and, in addition:
- Provide a statement of parental permission.
- Have an interview with a College admissions representative.
An application is considered complete when all of the steps listed above have been fulfilled. An admission decision is generally based on these factors.
Students who complete their senior year at the end of the junior year will be admitted as regular senior high school graduates.