Next Steps for Military Students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Using Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E)(Ch. 31), complete the form below for an appointment with the VR&E office.
A transfer student, complete the form below to chnage your school to Jacksonville University.
A recipient of benefits, complete the VA form below.
Using Chapter 35 benefits (DEA), complete one of the VA forms below (if used before at another school)
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 email@example.com or 904-256-7064.
For specific enrollment questions, please schedule a meeting with Patrick Schack, Assistant Registrar. You can also reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 904-256-7080. For questiosn regarding financial aid, you can contact Financial Aid at email@example.com or call them at at 904-256-7060.
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.
Send Us Your Final Transcripts
Have your final official transcripts from each high school or institution you've attended sent to JU.