Next Steps for First-Time Freshmen


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Congratulations and welcome to the    Jacksonville University Family!


Here, you will find helpful information regarding the next steps to take before arriving on campus to begin your studies, make new friends, and, of course, have fun!

This is not a comprehensive list for everyone. If you are an international student or a military student, you may need to send us additional documentation.


Here are the first three things you will need to take care of to become an official JU Dolphin:

1. Activate Your JU Email Account

If you haven’t already, be sure to activate your JU email account. You should have received an email from your admissions counselor with your login information and temporary password. If you're unable to find the email or login, just give us a call and we will retrieve your credentials for you! As a new student, this is where you will receive future email communication. 

Activate Your JU Email 

2. Get Your Financing In Order

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 at  If you’re using veterans’ education benefits, contact our Veterans and Military Resource Center at          

3. Confirm Your Enrollment & Pay Your Deposit 

Log in to your status portal to make it official by filling out the admit reply form. To move forward with enrollment, you must pay your $500 tuition deposit. 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 information. 

Submit Your Deposit


You'll need to complete all of the steps below before arriving on campus, but they can be                taken care of in any order.

Register for Housing & Sign up for a Dining Plan  

Get excited; it's time to find a roommate and pick your freshman year room! Most new students are required to live on campus for three academic years, and all students living on campus are required to have a dining plan. Learn about our residency requirements here.

Submit Your Housing Application

Register For Classes

Tell us more about what you want to study at JU by submitting your Academic Preferences Questionnaire. Our Academic Advising team will create a preliminary schedule that's personally tailored to match your interests and help you achieve your academic goals. Once your preliminary schedule is ready, we'll contact you to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. If you have taken Dual Enrollment, AP, IB, AICE, or CLEP exams, you must have official score reports sent to the Office of Admissions for consideration for credit. 


Move In & Orientation

Freshman move in and orientation will begin on August 8, 2023. More details to come soon! 

Review your Bill & Payment Plan Options

Your college education is an important investment! Be sure to set up a time to talk with your admissions counselor about your financial aid package and prepare for your final out-of-pocket cost. Some federal and state funds require you to submit additional documentation, so keep an eye on your Financial Aid Self-Service Portal for additional steps. The first bill for the fall semester is due on June 30th, but payment plan options begin in May. You can review our 2023-24 tuition and costs and our payment plan options online or meet with your counselor to discuss.

Meet With Your Counselor

Submit Your Completed Immunization Form

You'll need to make an account using your JU email address to download the forms from Med+Proctor. Then, just take them to your doctor to be completed. After the forms are completed, submit them online through Med+Proctor.

Submit Immunization Form

Send Us Your Final Transcripts

Have your final official transcripts from each high school or institution you've attended sent to JU.