Director of Financial Aid Troy Martin
explains the advantages of applying for federal financial aid.
The school counselor plays an important role in the high school student’s college search process. We invite school counselors to visit the St. Bonaventure campus to learn more about what your students will experience here, and we look forward to our continued collaboration in making a difference in the lives of young people.
Throughout the year, St. Bonaventure University admissions representatives maintain an active rapport with our colleagues in high schools across the United States, and we are confident that these relationships benefit prospective students.
Most often, conversations with school counselors involve the “fit” for individual students and the processing and review of applications. Applicants to St. Bonaventure may apply online with no application fee, or the may use the traditional paper application, which requires a $30 fee. Students who visit campus receive an application fee waiver.
For First Year Freshman applicants, the following items are required:
- Completed Application Form (online or paper)
- Secondary School Report/School Counselor Recommendation
- High School Transcript
- ACT or SAT score reports (if they do not appear on the official transcript)
- An essay or personal statement written by the applicant
While not required, also highly recommended is:
- At least one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher that highlights the applicant’s academic success and potential
Visits to campus and interviews are encouraged for all prospective students and their families, but they are not required.
St. Bonaventure University’s Combined Degree Franciscan Health Care programs have unique requirements. If students are interested in these highly competitive opportunities, refer to the Combined Degree Admission pages.
The St. Bonaventure University Admissions Team member who represents the University in your area looks forward to working with you. If you are in need of additional materials and applications, please e-mail email@example.com, call 716-3752434, or toll-free at 1-800-462-5050.
Download a Secondary School Report Form or Optional Teacher Recommendation Form for a student applying to SBU.