Freshmen Next Steps

This won't be a comprehensive list for everyone. If you are an international student or a military student, for example, you may need to send us additional documentation. If you have any questions about your next steps, please contact your admissions officer for help.

These first steps must be completed in order and before you do anything else:

  1. Get your financing in order.

    If you haven't already, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The JU ID# is 001495. For all other forms and deadlines, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance. If you're using veterans' education benefits, contact our Veterans and Military Resource Center at

  2. Confirm your enrollment.

    Your next step as a Dolphin is to tell us you're coming! Log in to your status portal to make it official, and confirm "yes" on the admit reply form to become a Dolphin.

  3. Pay the enrollment deposit.

    To move forward with enrollment, you must pay your $400 tuition deposit. Please note: you may only sign up for housing and classes after your deposit has been received.

    If you are using military benefits, your deposit may be waived. Please contact our Veterans and Military Resource Center at for more details.

  4. Activate your JU email account.

    Once you've paid the enrollment deposit, all future correspondence will go directly to your JU email address, so it's important that you activate this address as soon as possible. Within 48 hours of us receiving your enrollment deposit, we will send you a JU username and password, which you must activate online at

    You can access your JU email account by visiting Microsoft's Office 365.

    If you need help setting up your email account, contact the Office of Information Technology (IT) by phone at (904) 256-7200, by e-mail at, or online at

The next steps must be completed before you get here, but there isn't an exact order:

  • Submit your completed immunization form.

    Prior to registration, you must submit a completed immunization form. Download the immunization policy and form here.

  • Apply for housing.

    Submit your housing application online. Most new students are required to live on campus for three academic years. Learn about our residency requirement here.

    Not sure what you need to bring with you? Check out this printable checklist from SallieMae, and you'll be ready for anything.

  • Sign up for a meal plan.

    All students living on-campus are required to have a meal plan. Learn about your options and sign up here.

  • Register for classes.

    The Office of Academic Advising will contact you regarding registration information when notification of the deposit has been received. (This could take one to five business days.)

    If you have taken AP, IB, AICE, or CLEP exams, you must have official score reports sent to the Office of Admissions for consideration for credit.

    Transfer student? College-level credits with the grade of a C or better from regionally accredited institutions will transfer, but your credits may not meet your specific degree requirements. The department of your major will determine how these credits will be applied. Transfer credits will be evaluated after receipt of your admissions deposit.

  • Sign up for orientation.

    All incoming students should register for the New Student Orientation sessions. We offer three sessions:

  • Send us your final transcripts.

    Before you're officially official, you must submit the final transcripts from each institution you have attended no later than six days after the semester begins. Your admission is incomplete until we have your transcripts on file.

And finally...

  1. Have an incredible summer.

    Need some ideas for ways to make this summer count? Check out our "Before You Get Here" series on Wave Magazine for some must-dos for the summer before college, like reading some classic books, learning to do laundry, and creating your resume.

  2. Move in!

    Move-In & Weekend and Week of Welcome begin the Friday, August 25 (the Friday before the first day of classes). The Office of Residential Life will contact you with your move-in time as soon as it's available. Look for more information on Week of Welcome soon!


If you have any questions for us, contact your Admissions Counselor. Not sure who that is? We've got you covered: