Early Commit Track

Commit to attend JBU and have peace of mind (and a few perks)

If you are serious about JBU and want to commit to attending JBU before the regular May 1 deadline, we would love for you to do so! The early commit track deadline is January 11, 2019.

The Perks

  • Receive your financial aid package before January
  • Register for classes in April instead of June
  • Find out your dorm and pick a roommate in January instead of May
  • Be part of a float trip in June just for Early Commit Students 
  • Have peace of mind that your college decision is done early!

The Process

  1. Let us know you’re interested in the early commit track (tell your admissions counselor or request an early award via your student portal – eagle.jbu.edu)
  2. Work on the required steps
  3. Commit to JBU by signing this agreement:

    Complete the Early Commit Form


The Timeline for Fall 2019

October 1 – December 1

Submit the FAFSA

October 1 – January 8

Request an early award letter from your admissions counselor or in your student portal

January 11

Early Commit deadline

End of January

Receive your dorm assignment and pick your roommate


Register for fall classes

June 14–15

Eagle Base Camp with exclusive Early Commit Float Trip

August 23


If you are planning to attend a Scholarship Weekend Event to compete for our competitive scholarships, you’ll need to attend the fall event in order to have your scholarships decided by the January 11 deadline. Attending the event can count as a visit to JBU.

Similarly, if you are planning on applying for art major or music major scholarships, you’ll need to have turned in your portfolio or auditioned by December 1 so you can find out about those scholarships before the early commit deadline.