Admission to the Jacksonville University undergraduate degree
program does not constitute admission to other programs with more specific
admission requirements such as the Accelerated Degree Program, the Davis College
of Business, the Teacher Education Program and the Nursing Program. Specific
admissions requirements to these programs can be found later in this section of
Jacksonville University offers degree completion programs specifically
designed for persons who are working or who, for other reasons, are unable to
attend classes during the weekday. The Accelerated Degree Program offers
undergraduate degree options for nontraditional adult students in an accelerated
format. Admission requirements and information may be found later in this
section of this Catalog.
For prospective students with hearing or speech-related disabilities who use
TDD equipment, contact the University through the Florida Relay Service,
1-800-955-8771 for TDD assistance.
A personal visit to the campus is strongly
recommended. Interviews are scheduled throughout the year, except on holidays.
Guided campus tours are conducted during weekday business hours and on scheduled
Saturdays. Appointments with professors and class visits can be arranged by the
Offices of Admission.
For further information and appointments candidates should visit our website
Or contact the Offices of Admission:
(Toll free USA) 1-800-225- 2027 ext. 7428
New undergraduate students are considered for admission prior to the
beginning of the fall and spring semesters and the summer sessions.
- Applications for the fall semester should be received no later than
For freshman and transfer applicants, priority will be given to applicants
whose files are complete by March 1. Applications received
after this date are considered as long as space is available. For transfer
applicants, the application for admission and all supporting papers should be
submitted at least 30 days before the date of registration for any term to allow
adequate time for processing. Due to U.S. Department of State regulations
governing the issuance of the student visa, international students should submit
a completed application and supporting documents by the following
- June 1 for the fall semester
- October 1 for the spring semester
- February 1 for the summer semester
Exemptions include applicants who are in the United States on another visa or
who are awaiting test results, final grades, NCAA Eligibility Center final
ruling or other supporting documents that are beyond the student’s immediate
control. The applicant may be accepted to JU in such cases, but a Form I-20 will
not be sent until all documentation required by Immigration has been
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- A completed application
- Official copy(ies) of secondary school transcript(s)
- Official copy(ies) of SAT or ACT test results
- A counselor recommendation or letter of recommendation (if requested)
- A writing sample (if requested)
Additionally, for prospective fine arts majors, art students must undergo a
portfolio review and dance, music and theatre students must audition.
Information on these programs may be found under the appropriate department in
the College of Fine Arts section of this
Applicants who have not earned a high school diploma, but who have received a
high school equivalency diploma or certificate from their state by satisfactory
performance on American Council of Education’s Tests of Educational Development
(GED), must submit a copy of their GED certificate along with the application
Every freshman applicant must submit scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test
(SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Test
(ACT) of the American College Testing Program. Information regarding these tests
may be obtained from a high school guidance office or by contacting the
appropriate testing agency:
The applicant must ensure that the secondary school record, standardized test
scores, final academic transcript(s), and any statements and recommendations are
sent to the Office of Admission.
Admission to Jacksonville University is competitive. JU seeks students from a
variety of backgrounds with strong academic preparation who can contribute to
and benefit from the University’s many academic and co-curricular
JU seeks to admit students who have the background necessary to be successful
academically. The most important factors in the admission decision are the
academic record and standardized test scores. The student’s academic record
carries more weight than standardized test scores. Jacksonville University
considers courses taken, grades attained, and class standing as parts of a
student’s academic record. Other factors which may be considered include
recommendations, leadership potential, extracurricular and service-related
activities, special talents, and the ability to contribute positively to the
campus community. Jacksonville University does not discriminate against
applicants based on ethnicity, creed, gender, sexual orientation, political
affiliation, national origin or disability.
Interviews with an admission counselor are strongly encouraged during an
arranged visit to the campus. To be considered for admission, students must
satisfactorily complete, or be in the process of completing, a standard college
preparatory program. Students applying for admission must complete the following
- Four (4) units of English
- Three (3) units of mathematics (algebra I and II and geometry)
- Three (3) units of natural science (preferably, two (2) units as lab
- Three (3) units of social sciences (history, civics/government, political
science, psychology, sociology, economics)
- Two (2) units of the same foreign language is strongly recommended
Students who accept admission to JU agree to abide by all University rules,
regulations, and policies. Attendance is a privilege that may be forfeited by
anyone whose conduct is inconsistent with the traditional policies or
regulations of the University. Students under disciplinary suspension or
dismissal are prohibited from visiting the campus or using University
Home-Schooled Freshman Application
University recognizes and appreciates students who have been educated in a home
school setting. In order to make an informed admission decision, all
home-schooled students will be reviewed by the Admission Review Committee (ARC)
under the following guidelines:
- SAT or ACT scores are required.
- Two (2) letters of recommendation evaluating the student’s academic
potential from qualified educators or evaluators outside of the home-school
- An official academic transcript.
- An interview with the Office of Admission is strongly encouraged.
The Admission Review Committee (ARC) will review the application materials of
each home-schooled applicant and determine the admissibility of the applicant.
The Office of Admission will notify the applicant of the ARC’s
A student of unusual maturity, whose high
school record shows excellent academic performance through the junior year in a
college preparatory program and whose scores on a standardized aptitude test are
high, may apply for admission to the University for enrollment after the junior
year in high school. A strong recommendation from the high school is expected,
and the candidate must interview with the Office of Admission either in person
or by telephone.
Dual Enrollment Program
The dual enrollment program is
designed primarily for high school seniors who, along with their guidance
counselors, feel that their academic program would be enriched by college-level
courses. The non-degree application for admission to JU is required with the
indication that the student is applying for dual enrollment.
The following supporting data must be submitted with the
- Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) of the College Board (PSAT may be
submitted) or the American College Test (ACT);
- An official copy of the secondary school transcript, including grades
through the junior year; and
- Guidance counselors’ recommendation, including a statement in support of
allowing the student to attend both high school and college at the same time.
Consideration of the application
will follow receipt of all required and/or requested materials. Applicants are
notified of their admission on a rolling basis. Applications received
after June 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
Students who are enrolled in high school or college at the time of their
admission to JU are expected to maintain the same level of academic achievement
throughout the remainder of the school year. If a student’s academic performance
falls below a satisfactory level after the student has been admitted to JU, the
acceptance may be rescinded.
Final high school or college transcripts must be sent to the Office of
Admission as soon as possible after completion of the school year or
Admitted new undergraduates are
required to pay $300 enrollment deposit to confirm their plans to attend JU.
Upon matriculation and registration for classes, the new undergraduate student’s
enrollment deposit is applied to that student’s account. In the case of students
who reside in University residence facilities, $100 is applied as the student’s
residence hall damage deposit, and $200 is applied to the student’s
Deposits should be paid by major credit card, check, or money order payable
to Jacksonville University. International students must pay their enrollment
deposits by major U.S. credit card, international money order or make
arrangements to pay the deposit by wire transfer.
Requests for deposit extensions or deposit waivers should be made in writing
to the Office of Admission. Partial waivers may be available for students who
demonstrate significant financial need as determined by the financial aid
Once the enrollment deposit is received, the University will provide
information about residential life, new student orientation, academic advising
JU adheres to the National Association of College Admission
Counselors (NACAC) enrollment deposit deadline of May 1. Priority is given to
students who submit their enrollment deposit by March 1. Admitted new students
should pay their enrollment deposit by May 1 for the fall semester, or within
two weeks following notification of acceptance if admitted after May 1 for the
fall semester, or if admitted for the spring or summer semester.
Deposits received prior to May 1 for the fall semester are fully refundable
if the University is notified in writing prior to May 1 that the applicant is
canceling his or her enrollment. Deposits made after May 1 for the fall semester
are nonrefundable. Enrollment deposits for the spring semester and/or summer
semester are nonrefundable.
Students admitted to Jacksonville
University may defer their enrollment for up to one calendar year provided they
do not attend another regional accredited college or university during that
time. Students who do complete course work at another college or university must
submit official transcripts of that work for review and approval before being
allowed to enroll.
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TRANSFER STUDENT APPLICATION
Apply online today.
admission may be obtained online or directly from the Offices of Admission in
the Howard Building. Jacksonville University encourages applications from
students who have attended regionally accredited colleges and universities. To
be considered for admission as a transfer student, the student must have
completed the equivalent of at least two (2) semesters (24 semester credit
hours) of academic work following graduation from high school. Students who are
concurrently enrolled in high school and college are not considered to be
Graduates of a regionally-accredited community college or university who
earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or Baccalaureate degree (in the case of
a second-degree seeking student) should contact the JU Office of Admission for
details about the transfer of college credit. In most cases, a
regionally-accredited AA or Baccalaureate curriculum satisfies JU’s general
education, or core curriculum, requirements.
Transfer applicants must submit to the Office of Admission:
- A completed application.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, regardless
of grade point average earned or number of credits completed.
- Official high school transcripts will be required if transfer credits are
less than 24 semester hours.
- Additionally, for prospective fine-arts majors, arts students must undergo a
portfolio review. Dance and music students must audition. Information on these
programs may be found under the appropriate department in the College of Fine
Arts section of this Catalog.
Concealment of previous course work completed at a college or university,
whether intentional or not, is cause for cancellation of admission and
Applications must be returned to:
- Office of Admission, Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3396
- Academic courses completed at institutions which are approved by a regional
accrediting agency are acceptable in transfer provided they are comparable to
courses offered at JU and were completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.
Classes with a grade earned of “C-” with quality points of fewer than 2.0 are
not accepted for transfer credit.
- Grades recorded as “P” for Pass, “CR” for Credit, etc., will be transferred
only if the previous institution’s registrar provides verification that the work
was completed with a “C” (2.0) or better grade. A “P” grade will be accepted for
transfer for Physical Education Activity classes. Students desiring transfer
credit for courses completed at another institution may be required to provide a
copy of the catalog from that institution so that an evaluation of transfer
credit may be made. Transfer credit for nursing courses counted toward BSN major
requirements must be approved by nursing faculty.
- Credit may be granted for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation
certificates if the holder is enrolled in one of the aviation programs.
Occupational/vocational college-level courses are not generally accepted as
transfer credit at Jacksonville University.
- Any work transferred to Jacksonville University will be entered on the JU
transcript as hours earned only and will not be used in computation of the grade
- A maximum of 60 semester hours or 95 quarter hours of transfer credit will
be accepted from community college
- The final 30 semester hours toward a bachelor’s degree must be completed at
When an undergraduate student applies for admission and submits official
transcripts, they are evaluated for transferability to Jacksonville University.
Each graduate program director evaluates transfer credit for students in their
program. If admission applicants have a question concerning transfer credit,
they should contact the Admission Office at (904) 256-7000.
Limited or provisional credit also may be accepted from specialized or
special purpose institutions, including the United States Armed Services,
provided the work is applicable to JU undergraduate degree programs and is
recommended in appropriate publications of the American Council on
For further information, see Credit for Military Service
below in this section.
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION
International students must meet similar requirements as freshmen or transfer
candidates, as the case warrants. Additionally, international applicants,
including transient students, need to submit the following materials:
- A completed International Student Application and Confidential
Financial Statement - International transient students currently
attending U.S. institutions need to submit the following materials:
- The Transient Student application.
- An official letter of good standing from the Academic Dean or Registrar of
the college or university in which the student is enrolled.
- A photocopy of the front and back of the current Form I-20 or DS-2019, visa
- International transient students sponsored through a Jacksonville University
approved program need to submit the following materials:
- Academic Records - Certified true copies of the original, official
transcripts and diploma or leaving certificate are required, accompanied by
original, certified true English translations where necessary. Records must
include a copy of the official grading scale used at each institution.
- An official letter of English proficiency from the Chair of the English
Department at the host institution.
- Academic Records
- Certified true copies of the original, official high school transcripts and
diploma or leaving certificate are required, accompanied by original, certified
true English translations where necessary. Records must include a copy of the
official grading scale used at each institution. Selected international
transcripts may need to be submitted by the applicant to a professional
- Demonstrated English Proficiency
- Demonstrated English proficiency is required of all international students.
Students whose first language is not English or who are from a country where
English is not the official first language may demonstrate proficiency by
submitting official copies of score reports, certificates or transcripts of the
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of
either 540 on the paper-based exam or 76 on the Internet-based exam.
- The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of
a band six (6).
- Exceptions to the English language proficiency testing requirements
described above may be made on an individual basis. English language proficiency
may be demonstrated through a combination of other assessments, including, but
not limited to the following:
- Completion of high school (secondary school) where English is the language
of instruction and at least one year of English was completed with grades of “C”
- Completion of at least 24 semester credits at an accredited college or
university in the United States.
- Completion of English composition or an equivalent course, with a grade of
"C" or higher, at an accredited college or university in the United States.
- Completion of the College Board SAT writing and critical reading tests with
- SAT or ACT Scores
- Scores are requested but not required of students whose first language is
- Official SAT or ACT score reports are required of students whose first
language is English. Exemptions to this requirement include transfer students
who have completed at least 24 semester credits at an accredited college or
university in the United States.
- Applicants intending to play intercollegiate sports at JU must submit SAT
scores and the Educational History Form.
- Letter of Recommendation
- One letter of recommendation may be submitted by the headmaster, principal,
director, president or dean of students at the previously attended institution,
or by another educator able to evaluate the applicant’s ability to succeed at
Jacksonville University. All recommendations must be in English or be
accompanied by an original, certified true English translation.
- Transfer Verification Form
- A photocopy of the front and back of the student’s I-20 or DS-2019, F-1
visa, I-94 card, and identification page from the passport are also required.
- U.S. high school transfer (Extension of Stay) – Immigration regulations
concerning Extension of Stay require that applicants who are on a student visa
(F-1), with a “date-certain” period on their I-94, at a high school in the
United States, should either depart the United States after their high school
program or submit an application for an extension of stay and transfer of
schools to Immigration before the ending date on their I-94.
- Confidential Financial Statement
- International students at JU are required to show financial resources of
slightly more than the minimum cost for tuition, living expenses and insurance
during an academic year (nine months). Also, international students are not
permitted by U.S. law to work off campus. This restricts international students
to on-campus jobs that pay only minimum wage. However, JU does offer scholarship
awards to new international students for academic excellence. No application for
financial aid is necessary. A determination of award is made after a review of
transcripts and test scores. Some scholarships are also available to
international students excelling in art, dance, music, theater and athletics.
Transfer of Credit from Foreign Institutions - To transfer
credits from a foreign institution, applicants must submit official transcripts
or certified true copies from each institution attended and an original,
certified true English translation, if necessary. In addition, transcripts must
be accompanied by an original, official transcript evaluation.
The outside agency of choice for evaluation of foreign credentials is World
Education Services (WES). Applicants may, however, use the services of any
member of the National Association for Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
The applicant is responsible for the cost and the timeliness of the credential
Applicants should note that all documents become the property of Jacksonville
University and will not be returned to them.
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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION TO THE DAVIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Students must seek and gain admission to Jacksonville University to be
eligible for admission to the Davis College of Business. The admission procedure
for the Davis College of Business is separate from the admission procedure for
the University. Application for admission to Jacksonville University may be
obtained online or directly from the Offices of Admission in the Howard
Applications must be returned to:
- Office of Admission, Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3396
Davis College of Business Admission Requirements
Admission requirements to DCOB:
- Entering students may declare business or aviation as a major. Many entering
freshmen will declare a major of pre-business until they reach sophomore status.
- A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 at Jacksonville University is required to
declare any major in the DCOB.
- Transfer students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 from their prior
- A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 at Jacksonville University must be maintained
by business majors in order to remain in good standing (i.e., remain a business
major) in the DCOB.
- If the minimum overall GPA drops below 2.5, the student will be placed on
DCOB probation for one (1) semester. Failure to achieve a minimum overall GPA of
2.5 after one (1) semester will require the student to change to a major outside
- A student who fails to achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 after being on
probation for one semester, but subsequently achieves a minimum overall GPA of
2.5, may apply for readmission to the DCOB.
- These standards for admission would become effective for students entering
Jacksonville University in the fall of 2010 and thereafter.
Davis College of Business Admission Process
- Gain admission to Jacksonville University.
- Submit a separate application for admission to the DCOB after achieving
Davis College of Business Freshman Admission - A limited
number of students may be admitted to the DCOB as freshmen, provided the
following criteria are met:
- A minimum high school GPA of 3.5
- A minimum SAT score of 1100 (Math and Verbal) or equivalent ACT score.
- Approval by the Dean of the Davis College of Business or his designee.
- Exceptions to admissions criteria may be considered by the Dean of the Davis
College of Business in consultation with the Vice President for Enrollment
This program is designed for
highly-motivated high school students entering Jacksonville University with
interests in any major who at least have a high school GPA of 3.50 and SAT
Critical Reading and Math scores totaling at least 1200 (ACT 27). If qualified,
students will be conditionally admitted to the Accelerated (Full-time Day) MBA
program when they apply as a high school senior. Students must maintain at least
a 3.30 cumulative GPA in their undergraduate studies to maintain their
acceptance in the Accelerated MBA program.
Qualified students seeking the 4+1 Bachelors/MBA will be required to complete
an online Accelerated MBA application prior to November 1st of the student’s
senior year. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) test requirement will be waived upon submission of a JU
undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher. An application will not be recognized as
complete until the Davis College of Business Graduate Admissions office has
received the following:
- 2 letters of recommendation
- a resume
- a statement of purpose
- a transcript showing the final grades of the fall semester courses for that
Any student not meeting the entering GPA and SAT requirements as a new
freshman may still apply for the Accelerated MBA program. They must maintain a
GPA of at least 3.0 and obtain an acceptable Graduate GMAT or GRE test score.
The GMAT or GRE score would need to be taken during the beginning of the senior
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NON-DEGREE AND TRANSIENT STUDENT APPLICATION
Students who wish to take courses for college credit as non-degree
students should complete the Application for Admission to Undergraduate Study:
Non-Degree (Audit) or Transient Students form. Transcripts from previous high
school(s) and college(s) attended should be forwarded to the Office of Admission
to determine eligibility for non-degree status at JU.
A student who is a degree candidate at another institution and who wishes to
attend JU to earn credits to apply to the degree program at the institution in
which they are matriculated is termed a transient student. The same Application
for Admission to Undergraduate Study: Non-Degree (Audit) or Transient Students
form is used in these circumstances, and such a student must arrange for college
transcripts or a letter of good standing to be forwarded from the Registrar at
the institution at which they are pursuing a degree. Any non-degree or transient
student who decides to become a degree candidate at JU must reapply for
admission and meet the admission requirements to matriculate into a degree
International students seeking to study at Jacksonville University as a
transient student should refer to preceding “International Student Application
and Admission” information in this section.
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Information for students applying for readmission to the University:
- A former JU student who was not enrolled at the University during the most
recent fall or spring semester must apply for readmission. Applications for
readmission must be submitted as early as possible to the Office of the
- A student, who has not completed classes in a year, will be moved to the
current catalog and must complete the Core and Major requirements of the new
- If an undergraduate student was enrolled at another institution during the
period since last enrolled at JU, an official transcript of all courses
attempted must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Students will be
allowed to register for one semester to submit their transcript. During the
semester, a Registrar Hold will be placed on the student’s record that will
prevent future registration and release of the JU transcript. The Hold will be
removed upon receipt of the official transcript from the institution.
- A student who terminates enrollment at JU while in a probationary or
suspended status and who subsequently completes course work at another
institution prior to being readmitted does so at the student’s own risk. Such
course work will be used to determine whether or not to readmit the student. If
the decision is made to readmit the student, appropriate transfer credits will
be awarded at the time of readmission. In the case of a suspended student,
transfer credit will not be awarded for course work completed during the period
of suspension from Jacksonville University.