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Applying for Admission – U.S. First-year and Transfer Applicants

Common Application

If you are applying to one or more of the other Common Application member institutions, you might find it more efficient to use the Common Application to apply to CSB/SJU.

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Application Checklist for U.S. First-Year and Transfer Students

An application is not complete until we have received the required items.

Required Items

Options for Submission

Application for Admission and Scholarships

Prospective first-year and transfer students who are U.S. citizens may apply for admission using either the CSB/SJU GET inspiRED Application or The Common Application.

Official Transcript(s)

1. Print a hard copy transcript request form
2. Ask your counselor to electronically submit your transcript

High School Students: Submit an official high school transcript and official transcripts from any post secondary institution from which you are receiving college credits.

Transfer Students: Submit official transcripts from the post secondary institution(s) you have attended AND an official high school transcript.

Official ACT/SAT results (not required for transfer students)
 Applicants may submit scores from either test.

You may self-report your scores when applying to CSB/SJU, either by reporting them on your Common Application or sending a copy of your score report via email ( [email protected]). When self-reporting, please include subscores and testing date. 

Please Note: All enrolling students will need to submit official test scores, and any discrepancies between self-reported and official test scores may affect a student's offer of admission and/or scholarships.

1. Include your score on your official high school transcript (does not apply to all high schools so please double check with your counselor)
2. Submit your scores through ACT or SAT
3. Include CSB/SJU when registering for the ACT or SAT
4. Self-report your ACT Scores including subscores and date of test.

Extracurricular and personal activities

1. Submit via the application for admission
2. Submit a hard copy résumé
3.  Upload your résumé

Transfer Evaluation
(transfer students only)

1. Submit via the application for admission
2.  Print a hard copy form for your school official to submit

Optional Items

Writing Sample
Submit a writing sample on a topic of your choice or a previously written paper. It should be one to two pages in length, typed and double-spaced.

1. Submit via the application for admission
2. Upload your essay

Teacher Evaluation
If you choose to submit a teacher evaluation, the evaluation should be from a teacher from one of your core academic courses (English, math, science, or social science).
Please note:  Please review the right-hand column for other options to submit your teacher evaluation. You can only submit an evaluation through the Common Application if you have applied using the Common Application.

1. Submit via the application for admission
2. Print a hard copy form for your teacher, high school counselor, or school official to submit
3. Send the form to your teacher electronically so your teacher can submit your evaluation online

*The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application-online and in print-that students may submit to any of the more than 800 members. Membership is limited to colleges and universities that evaluate students using a holistic selection process.

CSB/SJU Application logo

Consider using the CSB/SJU GET inspiRED Application if you are not applying to any of the other member institutions of the Common Application.  Apply online.

Application Timeline

Full consideration will be given to those first-year applicants whose complete applications are submitted by the following dates. Once a student's complete application is received, they will automatically be considered for our Merit-Based Scholarships.

Fall Semester

Early Action I*

Early Action II*

Regular Decision

Priority Deadline




Admission Response by




Scholarship Response by




Candidate Response Due




Please Note:

*Applying for admission during one of our Early Action deadlines (11/15 or 12/15) does not lock you into enrolling, should you be accepted. If you apply Early Action, you still have until 5/1 to let us know if you are going to join our community. The benefit of applying Early Action is that we will notify you of your admission decision no later than four weeks after we receive your completed application.

Students whose applications are received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Spring Semester



Application Deadline



Admission Response by



Scholarship Response by

Based on individual circumstances

Based on individual circumstances

Admission Criteria

Admission to CSB/SJU is open to all qualified students who demonstrate promise of college success in their application. The traditional indicators of ability—college preparatory curriculum, college entrance exams (ACT or SAT), grade point average and a writing sample—are important and carefully considered. In addition, CSB/SJU seek to enroll students who show promise of community contribution and productive participation in the classroom as evidenced by both their academic record and their participation in extra-curricular activities.

If you're wondering how your academic achievements will compare to other CSB/SJU applicants, here is our academic profile for first-year students. These statistics are from the middle 50 percent of our new class:

Middle 50%

ACT Scores

22 - 28

SAT Scores

1110 - 1310


3.34 - 3.9 (4.0 scale)

HS Class Rank

67 - 91 percentile

The committee also considers the strength of the student’s high school coursework. We recommend that a student, at a minimum, have four years of English, three years of math (through advanced algebra), two years of social science, and two years of laboratory science (beyond 9th grade). A large majority of our students will go beyond the minimum requirements.