Students must be high school graduates and have taken either the SAT or ACT. Candidates will be evaluated on these criteria and their record of achievement in extracurricular activities. All applications are reviewed for their overall merits. Most students who are accepted will have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5, and a composite score of 24 on their ACT or 1150 on the combined verbal and mathematics portions of the SAT; however, all interested applicants should apply. A campus visit and interview is also required of all applicants.
Schedule of Events
The program begins on Monday in the third week of August and ends the following May. The first two weeks include the College 101 course, an introduction to St. John's Northwestern practices and traditions, basic military drill, course registration, and a base-line physical fitness assessment. The overall schedule is driven by the university's academic calendar. Cadets will have a break during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, and in the spring.
Tuition for the Post Graduate program 2014-2015 academic year is $26,750 and $27,750 for international cadets. This fee includes tuition, room and board, initial uniform issue, laundry, haircuts, student accident insurance, and hardcover textbook usage.
Some financial aid is available. For more information, contact our Financial Aid Office at (262) 646-7199.
Where You Will Live
All students will live on the St. John's Northwestern campus and will receive their meals at the Academy dining hall except for those days when attending classes at the UW campus.
Your Place Within the Corps of Cadets
Participants in this program will belong to a separate company within the Corps of Cadets. They live together as a single unit and wear insignia which identifies them as part of the Service Academy Prep/ROTC Advantage program. These cadets will participate in appropriate drills and ceremonies including a mandatory non-denominational chapel service.
We expect students enrolled in this program to be focused on gaining a commission as an officer in the United States armed forces and as such, we will expect them to behave accordingly. There will be little tolerance for missteps, and most will be met with non-refundable dismissal from the program.