St. John's University


Distance Learning at St. John's University

"It's never too late to pursue your dreams."

Whether you are a traditional college age student, a working professional, or a returning adult student, our web-based courses offer flexibility combined with a special interactive educational experience. Our online courses are small, interactive and 70 percent are taught by our own faculty.

The University's commitment to academic excellence, moral purpose and professional development is evident in the success of our 140,000 alumni, who continue to reflect the value of a St. John's education.

You Come First at St. John's

As online students you will have the flexibility to complete college courses from home, at work, or even while you travel. Our full-time online degree students will receive an IBM laptop and access to a range of student services including financial aid management, technical support, library resources, career guidance, counseling resources, online tutoring, campus ministry information, and much more.

Earn Your Degree at Your Pace

St. John's can evaluate transfer credits, credits by testing (AP, CLEP) and life experience credits from eligible students. Please note that when you are ready to apply, you must indicate on your admissions application that you would like to be considered for transfer credits, credits by testing and/or life experience credits.

You may attend full- (12 or more credits per semester), or part-time during the spring, summer, and fall.

  • If you have no prior college credits, it can take two to four years to complete an associate degree—and would require taking two to four courses each semester.
  • If you hold an associate degree and would like to obtain a bachelor's degree, it can take two to four years enrolled in two to four courses each semester.

About St. John's University

A Vincentian University

St. John's online student at her IBM laptop

Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's is known for giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving personal and professional success. Graduates become leaders in their professions, their communities and the world. As a Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to following St. Vincent's teachings, which emphasize respect for the individual, service to the needy, human solidarity and adherence to the belief that giving of one's self helps make the world a better place.

Financial Aid Information

St. John's University Office of Financial Aid (OFA) administers federal, state and university aid programs, as well as a limited number of privately funded scholarships.

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