Military Student Next Steps

This won't be a comprehensive list for everyone. If you have any questions about your next steps, please contact Mike Mitchell at (904) 256-7638 or

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! If you applied online, you can complete the reply form online here. If you didn't apply online, you should have received a reply form in the mail with your admission decision.

  2. Register for benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    If you are...

    • Using Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits (Ch. 33), complete VA form 22-1990 on
    • Using Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31), complete VA form 28-1900 on If you are approved, you will receive VA form 28-1905. Please provide that document to Stacie Butts at
    • A transfer student, complete VA form 22-1995 on to change your school to JU.
    • A recipient of benefits, complete VA form 22-1990e on

    Receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in the mail from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Submit your completed documents, including the COE and either active duty orders or DD-214, to Mike Mitchell at

    If you have any questions about this process, contact Mike Mitchell at (904) 256-7638.

  3. If needed, pay the enrollment deposit.

    The majority of students must pay a $400 deposit to move forward with enrollment.

    For some students who use military benefits, the deposit may be waived. Please contact our Veterans and Military Resource Center at to determine whether or not your deposit can be waived.

  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:

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: