Orientation is a program of
planned interactive sessions that integrates new students into the Jacksonville
University community. Orientation provides students the opportunity to acquaint
themselves with the JU campus and to get to know some of its students, faculty,
and staff. New students participate in a series of workshops led by
upperclassmen, faculty and professional staff that introduces them to the JU
curricular and co-curricular programs.
MEDICAL INFORMATION AND IMMUNIZATION
assumes no responsibility for student illnesses or accidents occurring either on
campus or off campus; therefore, the University strongly encourages students to
obtain and maintain health, major medical, and accident insurance coverage
through either a personal or family policy. Please note that in certain
instances, HMO coverage may not be sufficient or accepted by local health and
medical providers. For students who do not do not qualify for coverage under a
private policy, JU offers coverage through a school-sponsored plan.
JU requires that full-time traditional undergraduate students who do not have
hospital/medical insurance coverage participate in this plan. International
students are also required to participate in the plan and those attending JU for
the first time pay the first year premium in advance with their tuition and
Twelve-month coverage extends from the reporting date August 1 to
July 31. Insurance coverage will be billed on a yearly basis through
graduation. Any student who maintains private coverage is required to provide a
waiver and proof of insurance to the Controller’s Office.
Jacksonville University requires that all new accepted Traditional
Undergraduate students complete and return to the Office of Admission the
University’s Medical and Immunization Form as part of the application process.
The immunization portion of the form, if applicable, must be completed and
signed by a licensed physician or an appropriate health care provider.
Documentation is required to certify that a student’s immunizations include
measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, tetanus, and diphtheria.
Students living on campus are required to show documentation of a meningitis
vaccination or sign a waiver declining the vaccination. Students born before
1957 are considered immune to measles. If these forms are not submitted a
registration hold will be placed to prevent registration for the student’s
second term at Jacksonville University.
DISABILITY RELATED INFORMATION
provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities who need such
assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Disability categories can include, but are not
limited to, visual, physical, hearing, speech impairments, learning
disabilities, and other impairments such as cardiovascular and circulatory
conditions, psychological disorders, blood serum illnesses, diabetes, and
A student with a visible or non-visible disability who requests “reasonable
accommodation” to his or her condition should provide medical and/or
psychological documentation of the disability to the Student Life Office. It is
preferable and recommended that documentation be provided immediately after
acceptance to the University. Notice of a disability, but not the medical
documentation, may be provided by the Student Life Office to any administrator,
dean, and/or professor on a need-to-know basis, but only after consultation with
Specialized services are provided through the Student Life Office. Students
must request “reasonable accommodations” in a timely manner so that faculty can
plan for those accommodations. Students with disabilities are also responsible
for maintaining the same academic levels as other students attending class,
maintaining appropriate behavior, and providing timely notification of any
Services provided may include: special arrangements when needed (change of
rooms, referrals to tutors), letters of classroom accommodation based on medical
recommendations and student suggestions and experience, and individual
counseling or referral for counseling. Recommendations for “reasonable
accommodations” in the classroom may include priority seating, change of
classroom, tape recording of lectures, extra time for tests, quizzes,
assignments, alternative test formats, etc. Students who wish to be tested or
reevaluated may arrange for testing through the Student Life Office at the
student’s expense. Faculty who wish to refer students for testing also should
contact the Student Life Office.
Recognizing the rigor of Advanced
Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International
Baccalaureate (IB), Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support
(DANTES), University of Cambridge’s Advanced International Certificate of
Education (AICE), portfolio credit, and military credit programs, Jacksonville
University awards up to 30 credits for successful work in these programs.
Minimum scores are listed under each program and information on specific classes
accepted for credit is available from the Admission or Academic Development
offices and on the JU
Website. All alternative credit must be posted to the transcript
prior to completion of 90 credits.
- Advanced Placement Program (AP) - Credit may be awarded for
scores of 3, 4, or 5. Each academic department sets individual policies on which
scores may be awarded credit, and how that credit will be awarded. In addition,
students will receive credit applicable toward graduation with University Honors
if, on applicable Advanced Placement examinations, they score one point higher
than the minimum required for credit.
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - Credit may be
awarded for scores of 50 or greater on each subject test and a score of 500 or
greater in the general tests.
- International Baccalaureate Program (IB) - Credit may be
awarded for scores of 4, 5, 6, or 7 on the Higher Level Examinations. In
addition, students will receive credit applicable toward graduation with
University Honors if, on an International Baccalaureate examination, they score
one point higher than the minimum required for credit.
- Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) -
Credit may be awarded for scores of 50 or greater on each subject test.
In addition, students will receive credit applicable toward graduation with
University Honors for grades of ‘A’.
- University of Cambridge's Advanced International Certificate of
Education (AICE) - Jacksonville University will award credit for AICE.
Grades of A - E may be accepted for credit.
- Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) - Scores of 670 on the
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT writing and SAT critical reading) examinations,
or 31 on the ACT English sub score qualify students to take additional
JU-administered tests for possible credit in English composition.
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
Any undergraduate student
officially enrolled as a degree candidate at JU may request permission to
receive credit by examination. Qualified students may receive college credit or
exemption from some course requirements on the basis of satisfactory performance
on proficiency examinations. A student may secure specific information on
proficiency examinations from the office of the appropriate division chair. A
student desiring to receive credit by examination must request permission in
writing, using the standard form available in division or Registrar’s
If an undergraduate student can demonstrate course content mastery for any
course listed in the Catalog and for which an approved measuring device is
available, the number of credit hours normally earned in that course will be
In authorizing a program of credit by examination, the faculty recognizes
that many students have, in certain subjects, reached a college-level of
education outside the classroom. This level may have been reached through
correspondence study, television courses, independent study, or other
nontraditional means. Course content mastery may be demonstrated in any of the
following ways, singularly or in combination:
- Standardized College Level Examination Program
- Professor-devised examinations, as approved by the division chair
- Other approved placement examinations taken prior to initial matriculation
The type of examination to be given will be determined by the division chair
with the concurrence of the department concerned.
Permission to Take Examination - Candidates for credit by
- Secure permission of the instructor
- Secure permission of the division chair
- Secure permission of the Registrar, who will ascertain that:
- None of the following restrictions are violated
- The student is registered as a degree candidate at JU
Restrictions - Information on exam restrictions:
- An examination cannot replace a failure in a course completed here or
- Credit will not be awarded for a lower-level prerequisite course when an
advanced course in that same field has been completed.
- The amount of credit earned by examination shall not exceed 60 credit hours.
- Letter-grade equivalents will not be assigned for the examination. A ‘CR’
will be placed on the transcript for successful completion. No notation will be
entered if a student fails the examination.
- None of the final 30 hours to complete a bachelor’s degree can be by
- Credit will be recorded only after a student has completed at least 12 hours
of course work at JU.
Examination Cost - The student must pay a $75 per credit
examination fee. If a student is enrolled in a course for which the examination
awards credit, he or she is entitled to any refund of fees due as of the date
the student sat for the examination. A student is allowed only one attempt
within an academic year to pass the examination.
Credit Awarded - Credit by examination in foreign languages
is awarded only at the 201 or higher level.
Credits awarded for the CLEP general test will be counted as 100 and 200
level courses. The general examination may not be counted as 300 or 400 level
courses. A student may receive credit only once for one course, either by
completing the course or by completing the examination. A student may take a
course or examination more than once to improve a grade average. In counting
credits toward graduation, a course may be counted only once for
A student may not receive credit for any course lower than that previously
completed. A student may not receive additional credit by means of a CLEP
examination for a course that has already been completed, and vice
Students who earn CLEP general exam credits in humanities may count the
awarded semester hours as three humanities and three fine arts
Credit For Military Service - A person who is serving or who
has served on active duty in the United States Armed Services for a period of
one year or more and who has been separated or discharged from such service
under honorable conditions may be awarded credit for service experiences and
training. Such awards are based on recommendations contained on the Military
Smart Transcript, provided such credit is appropriate to the degree programs
offered at Jacksonville University.
Students who successfully complete the Navy’s Broadened Opportunity for
Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) or Naval Science Institute and the
classes are listed on the Smart Transcript and accompanied by a BOOST or Naval
Science Institute Transcript, will have the classes evaluated for
The University is a member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC),
a coalition of colleges and universities that respond to the voluntary higher
education needs of military personnel and veterans and subscribes to its
A decision on the number of hours to be awarded will be made only after all
necessary documents and supporting information required in connection with an
application for admission have been received. Credit will not be awarded for
college-level occupational/vocational courses, as it is not the policy of the
University to accept such courses as transfer credit (see “Transfer of
Credits”). In order for credit to be awarded, the terms of military service, as
well as service schools, attended must be documented on a Military Smart
Transcript. If the Military Smart Transcript is not available, the student may
submit a DD Form 295 (Application for the Evaluation of Educational
Experience During Military Service), or a DD Form 214 (Armed Forces of
the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge).
awarded for participation in the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education
Support (DANTES) program will be awarded and administered in the same manner as
for credits awarded through the College Level Examination Program
Credit for FAA Pilot Certificates and Ratings - Academic
credit will only be awarded for FAA pilot certificates obtained prior to
matriculation at Jacksonville University.
For Aviation Management and Flight Operations majors, academic credit for
previous FAA pilot certificates and ratings, if approved, will be awarded only
upon completion of a minimum of two (2) AVO flight courses totaling three (3) or
more credit hours taken in residence. In addition, Aviation Management and
Flight Operations majors must complete a minimum of two (2) AVO flight courses
in residence in order to graduate.
For Aviation Management majors, academic credit for previous FAA pilot
certificates and ratings, if approved, will be awarded only upon completion of a
minimum of two (2) AVS/AVM/AVO courses totaling six (6) or more credit hours
taken in residence.