Adult Undergraduate Admissions
There are many reasons why you might want to complete your degree—to reach a goal, advance your career, or even just fulfill a love of learning.
Whatever your motivation we can smooth your way back into the classroom.
Getting started couldn’t be easier. Saint Peter’s University does not require entrance exams, standardized tests or admissions interviews for admission to the School of Professional Studies
You can choose from a variety of programs, everything from Business, Cyber Security and Digital Marketing to Elementary Education, Criminal Justice and RN to BSN Nursing degrees. You can study on-line, here on campus, part-time, or full-time—whatever works for your lifestyle. Terms are offered every 8 weeks so that it is possible for you to complete your degree, in most cases, in little as 20 months.
We want to help make coming to campus as convenient as studying from the comfort of home. We have FREE Parking, great dining options open for our evening students, and student success services designed to assist you in-person or online. Plus, on-line access to library information services, and academic planning advising that can be completed from your home.
Admission to Saint Peter’s University is based upon a student’s demonstrated academic performance, academic preparation, and potential for success in college-level study. Each application is reviewed on an individual basis. Applicants seeking admission to the School of Professional Studies must have a high school or GED diploma. Applicants must meet all of the requirements of the degree or programs in which they are seeking admission.
- Official Application
- Official high school transcript
- Official Online Application
- Official transcripts from all prior colleges/universities attended
- Official Application
- Official* transcripts from all prior nursing schools/colleges/universities attended
- Copy of RN and malpractice insurance.
* A provisional admission decision can be made based on unofficial copies of transcripts. However, official versions must be received in order to be fully admitted to the program.
Bridge Option – Bridge to MSN
The Bridge Option was designed for RNs who have a bachelor’s degree in any other discipline who wish to bridge to the MSN program.
Applicants must satisfy by transfer or credit the following courses:
- Statistics for the Social Sciences
- Health Assessment
- Introduction to Nursing Research
- Community Nursing
- Leadership and Management in Nursing
Upon satisfactory completion of these courses, students transition into the MSN program. Please note that students are not awarded a BSN at the completion of the Bridge Option. For applicant’s concerns regarding an employer’s request for a BSN degree, enrollment in the Bridge Option meets the ANCC Magnet requirement for an advanced degree.
Please send all documents to the University’s main mailing address. Be sure to note “Attn: Undergraduate Admission Office” to direct it to the Undergraduate Admission Office:
Saint Peter’s University
Attn: Undergraduate Admission Office
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Students with learning disabilities may be admitted to Saint Peter’s University provided they meet the University’s standard requirements for admission. Saint Peter’s University does not offer a comprehensive program for students with learning disabilities. However, accommodations will be made whenever possible.
International students (requiring an F-1 student visa) are encouraged to apply to the full-time day session due to the enrollment requirements of the F-1 visa. Please see the international admission website.
All veterans who were students in good standing at Saint Peter’s University before entering the service will be readmitted if they apply in due time before registration. Veterans who have not previously attended any institution of collegiate rank should follow the admission procedures for new students. Veterans who have attended another institution and wish to transfer to the University should follow the admission procedures for transfer students.
Credit for formal service courses and schools, when granted, is based on the recommendations described in A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience Gained in the Armed Services, published by the American Council on Education. Credit also is granted for college courses sponsored by the University of Maryland and made available to service members.
Veterans who are eligible to receive tuition benefits from the Veterans Administration should file the necessary forms.
Visit the Saint Peter's Veterans Website for more information.
PAYING FOR RETURNING TO COLLEGE
Students of the School of Professional Studies may work with a financial aid counselor to determine actual program expenses and financial aid opportunities. Many of the University’s adult undergraduate students benefit from tuition discount programs and flexible payment options.
- Employer-based tuition discounts are available for full-time Catholic school teachers (50% discount), Horizon and NJ Transit employees (50% discount), Pershing employees (10% discount), as well as others.
- The Yellow Ribbon Program enables veterans who qualify to attend at little or no cost.
- Students who are eligible for their employer’s tuition reimbursement program may apply for a company deferment plan.
- The U.S. Department of Education provides need-based funding through the Pell Grant Program.
- Monthly payment plans are available for those who qualify.
Please call or email to make an appointment or to request information about our programs.
Telephone (201) 761-7100
Fax (201) 435-5270
Visit us on campus
2624 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
(between Montgomery Street and Fairmount Avenue)
Jersey City, NJ 07306