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 for Fall 2020 is January 10, 2020.

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. Apply to JBU
  2. Work on the required steps
  3. Commit to JBU by digitally signing this official agreement (also available in your applicant portal).

The Timeline for Fall 2020


October 1 – December 1

Submit the FAFSA

October 1 – Early January

Deposit to JBU and accept your award letter

January 10

Early Commit deadline

End of January

Receive your dorm assignment and pick your roommate

Mid-April

Register for fall classes

June 12–13

Eagle Base Camp with exclusive Early Commit Float Trip

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 10 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.