Meeting your needs as an adult learner is one of CSJ’s greatest strengths.
We understand the critical importance of balancing your education, career and home life. Our flexible scheduling provides evening options for adult learners. In addition, you will have an academic adviser who will support you throughout your time at CSJ and make sure you are on the right track.
How to Apply
Complete an Application
Please complete one of the following applications:
- College of St. Joseph Application
Use this application to apply now. You may submit your other materials later if needed.
- The Common Application
Use this application to submit your Common App to CSJ.
Other Application Requirements
- A brief 250-500 word essay explaining more about you and your background.
- All official high school and/or college transcripts.*
You can use our Transcript Request Form to make this process easy.
- One academic letter of recommendation.
*These must be sent directly to the college from another institution that bears the official seal of the school and/or the signature of an official.
CSJ offers academic advising for adult learners. We will counsel you into courses that fit your background and interest.
If you are uncertain about your skills, we offer placement tests to determine which courses are right for you. To further discuss transfer credits or credit for life experience, please contact our Registrar’s Office.
Alternative Credits for Adult Learners
The college allows eligible adult learners to translate their experience into college credit.
By participating in alternative credit options, students may reduce the number of classroom hours needed to attain a degree. Students planning to earn a degree from College of St. Joseph may enroll in the Harvest Program at any time during the spring, fall or summer academic sessions.