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 mmitche26@ju.edu.

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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
    • Using Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31), complete VA form 28-1900 on www.ebenefits.va.gov. If you are approved, you will receive VA form 28-1905. Please provide that document to Stacie Butts at sbutts@ju.edu.
    • A transfer student, complete VA form 22-1995 on www.ebenefits.va.gov to change your school to JU.
    • A recipient of benefits, complete VA form 22-1990e on www.ebenefits.va.gov.

    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 mmitche26@ju.edu.

    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 veterans@ju.edu 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 activate.ju.edu.

    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 helpdesk@ju.edu, or online at www.ju.edu/it.

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.

  • Get your financing in order.

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

  • 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 advising@ju.edu to schedule an appointment to register for your classes.

    If you have taken AP, IB, AICE, or CLEP 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.

  • Sign up for orientation.

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

  • 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!

Questions?

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