International Student Next Steps

This may not be a comprehensive list for everyone. As an international student, you may need to send us additional documentation. If you have any questions about your next steps, please contact the Office of International Affairs at or (904) 256-7775 for help.

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

  1. Confirm your enrollment.

    Your first step as a Dolphin is to tell us you're coming! You can complete the reply form online here.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 two business days 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

  4. Complete the I-20 to Visa process.

    On the Status page, begin the visa process. You will need to submit the following:

    • Photocopy of your passport
    • Verification form
    • Financial statement

    Once you submit these additional documents, your I-20 will be created along with steps on how to acquire your visa.

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.

    Contact the Office of Academic Advising at to schedule an appointment to register for your classes.

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

    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.

  • Get your financing in order.

    Set up a payment plan with the Office of the Controller. Contact the Controller at or (904) 256-7080.

  • Sign up for orientation.

    All incoming students should register for the New Student Orientation sessions. We offer four sessions, plus one that is specific to international students:

  • Send us your final transcripts.

    You must submit the official, final transcripts from each institution you have attended no later than six days after the semester begins. Your admission is incomplete until all final, official transcripts are 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 Friday, August 25. 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: