Next Steps for Military Students


New to JU military
 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.

This is not a comprehensive list for everyone, and some of the recommendations below apply only to students who plan to live on campus. If you have any questions about your next steps, please contact Mike Mitchell at (904) 256-7638 or


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

If you Are:

Using Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits (Ch. 33), complete the form below.

VA form 22-1990


Using Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E)(Ch. 31), complete the form below for an appointment with the VR&E office.  

VA form 28-1900 


A transfer student, complete the form below to chnage your school to Jacksonville University.

VA form 22-1995 


A recipient of benefits, complete the VA form below. 

VA form 22-1990e


Using Chapter 35 benefits (DEA), complete one of the VA forms below (if used before at another school) 

 VA form 22-5490 

 VA form 22-5495


Receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in the mail to your home of record on file from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs within 30 days. 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. 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. The deadline to pay your tuition deposit is May 1, 2021.

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.

Review Your Benefits

Schedule a time to meet with the School Certifying Official, Kerry Boggus in the Student Success Center to review how your education benefit will work along with institution aid, grants and financial aid.  This should be done prior to enrolling in classes. She can also be reached at or 904-256-7064. 

For specific enrollment questions, please schedule a meeting with Patrick Schack, Assistant Registrar.  You can also reach him at or 904-256-7088.

Register for Housing & Sign up for a Dining Plan  

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. 

Orientation & Move In

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. Whether you are planning to use benefits or paying out-of-pocket, be sure to have a financial plan in place. The first bill for the fall semester is due on August 1st, but payment plan options begin in May. If you have any additional questions, please contact Mike Mitchell at (904) 256-7638 or

You can review our 2022-23 tuition and costs and our payment plan options online. To discuss your plan, you can email student accounts at or call them at 904-256-7080. For questiosn regarding financial aid, you can contact Financial Aid at or call them at at 904-256-7060.

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.