Start Your Journey at JBU

Learn more about enrolling in JBU's online undergraduate program.

The admissions process

Explore the programs

Explore your degree options OR fill out a request for information form. After filling out the form, an admissions counselor will schedule a call with you to learn more about your goals and answer any questions you have

Apply online

After you finish your application, your assigned admissions counselor will stay in contact as we review your application, such as test scores and any prior college credit.

Register for classes

Once your application is accepted, you're ready to register for classes. Set up a call or video meeting with your advisor to plan your classes.

Important student information

Non-degree students

Students wishing to enroll at the university without pursuing a degree should indicate this on the application form. Applicants may be asked to submit additional academic information, such as transcripts and test scores (ACT or SAT). Credit earned as a non-degree student may count toward a degree only after students reapply and are accepted for admission under regular student status. The reapplication process will include all relevant transcripts and applicable test scores.


Transferring credit

We understand that transferring credits can seem overwhelming. With a free tool called Transferology, you can get an initial look at how your credits might transfer. Or our admissions staff can help you with a free unofficial transcript review to help you determine how your credits will transfer and a plan for finishing your degree. 

Learn more


Non-traditional credit options

In addition to taking elective courses, there are several ways students can earn credit toward a JBU Online Undergraduate bachelor's degree. This means you may be able to earn your degree sooner, reducing your overall cost of tuition. Some of JBU's non-traditional credit options include:

  • CLEP Exams
  • DSST Exams
  • Military Training
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Police Training
  • Professional training

Learn more


Community college transfers

JBU has transfer agreements with several community colleges to make transferring credit a breeze. If you don't see your college listed, no worries! Your admissions counselor will work with you to see how your college credits will transfer.

Find your school


Requesting transcripts

We've done a little research to help you request transcripts from the colleges you've previously attended. We've curated a list of links that may be helpful.

Resources for requesting transcripts


Military & veterans admissions

Active military and veterans looking to earn their bachelor's degrees through JBU Online may receive college credit for their military training and occupational specialties. 

Learn more


How to apply

First-time freshman

To be admitted with regular freshman status, an applicant must have a degree-bearing high school transcript with a GPA of 2.5 or above or GED and one of the following qualifying entrance exam scores:

  • Composite score of 20 or higher on the ACT
  • Score of 1020 or higher on the SAT (950 for test prior to March 1, 2016)
  • Score of 66 or higher on the CLT

If you haven't taken an entrance exam, please contact us about your options or learn about our test-optional admissions process


Transfer students

To be admitted as a transfer student, an applicant must have been enrolled in college for at least one semester following high school graduation and meet one of the following criteria: 

  • College transcript(s) showing 6 to 24 transferable credit hours with a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • College transcript(s) showing 25 to 84 transferable credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or above

Any transfer student with fewer than 6 transferable hours see standard first-time freshman admission requirements.

For more information, please see the Transfer Admissions page.


Online undergraduate admissions process
  1. Submit your online application.
    1. If you're a first-time freshman applicant, request an official high school transcript to be sent to John Brown University as well as entrance exam scores.
    2. If transfer student, request official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended (even if you did not receive credit).
      1. Transcripts must be mailed by the university or college directly to the JBU Office of the Registrar, 2000 W. University Street, Siloam Springs, AR 72761. If sending transcript electronically, have sent to outranscripts@jbu.edu. You may use JBU's Transcript Request Form or visit our transcript request links for assistance.
  2. Meet your counselor
  3. File your FAFSA

 

Meet your admissions team

Jacob Bentley

Admissions Counselor

Jacob@jbu.edu

(479) 282-1478

Vergi Scott

Admissions Counselor

Vergi@jbu.edu

(479) 282-1836

The future you starts at JBU.

Equip yourself for a successful career and a life of purpose.

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