Admissions & Financial Aid






In considering students for admission to Johnson State College, the Admissions Office evaluates each candidate's academic preparation as reflected in transcripts, course selections, letters of recommendation, SAT or ACT scores (optional), and the student's personal essay.

In addition, we look closely at personal qualities such as motivation, ambition and individualism, as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular activities and community service.

Financial Aid

JSC understands that college is a significant expense for most students. Our Office of Financial Aid administers comprehensive financial aid packages that generally consist of need-based grants, low-interest loans and college employment in the federal Work-Study Program. (Nearly 80% of our students receive one or more of these types of financial aid.) We also offer various merit-based scholarships. If you are a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, veterans' educational benefits are another form of support.

Applying for Financial Aid

  • The first step is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, Vermont students should complete a VSAC Grant Application. Incoming new students are automatically considered for institutional scholarships at JSC (i.e., there is no application), but currently enrolled students need to complete an application and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid in February of each year.
  • Application priority deadlines: March 1 for first-year students, April 1 for transfer students, May 1 for currently enrolled students
  • Federal School Code: 003688

  • Contact Information

For more information on admissions or financial aid, contact us today.

Admissions Office

Tel: 800-635-2356 or

Fax: 802-635-1230

Office of Financial Aid

Tel: 800-635-2356 or

Fax: 802-635-1463