International Applicant Requirements

Saint John’s Seminary is certified by the federal Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) to admit non-permanent immigrant students presenting or transferring an F-1 visa. Once admitted, it is the responsibility of the student to maintain one’s visa status.

In keeping with the norms of the Program of Priestly Formation, Saint John’s definitively requires proficiency in English. Seminarians whose native language is not English may be provided the opportunity to attain proficiency in English in an approved program for up to 12 months. The TOEFL minimum criterion for full-time study in the Pre-Theology Program or in the Theology Program is a total score of 79 (internet-based test).

For assistance with documentation pertaining to F-1 visas, visa transfers, and the English Language program, please contact the Registrar at 617.779.4369.