Next Steps for International Students


International Student

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'll 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. 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. 

Submit Your Deposit 

3. 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.


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 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

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.  Keep an eye on your Financial Aid Self-Service Portal for additional any steps relates to financial. The first bill for the fall semester is due on July 1, but payment plan options begin in May. You can review our 2024-25 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

Our medical records system enables you to electronically request your immunization records from the immunization registries of the states in which you received vaccines. If you received all your vaccines in the state of Florida, your vaccinations will automatically be uploaded to our electronical medical record system. Please follow the steps outlined within the patient portal to ensure your immunization requirements are complete. Learn more about immunizations.

    1. Log in to our Patient Portal.
    2. Click on the Immunization tab in the portal and then follow the instructions outlined on the homepage. If you have additional questions, click on the Frequently Asked Questions link located at the bottom of the instructions. 

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.