Transfer Student Checklist

Step-By-Step Process

Step 1: Apply

Complete the Online Application. After completion, the admissions office will call you to outline the admissions process and answer any questions you have.

If you have completed 24+ college credits, JBU needs:

  • Official College transcripts from all schools attended sent directly to JBU

If you have completed less than 24 college credits, JBU needs:

  • Official College transcripts from all schools attended sent directly to JBU
  • Official High School transcript sent directly to JBU
  • ACT / SAT score sent to JBU (this may already be listed on your HS transcript)

Depending on student circumstances, Academic and/or Personal references may be required. The admissions office will notify you if references will be required for your application.


Step 2: Financial Aid

File the FAFSA at

After you are accepted and we have received your FAFSA results, the Financial Aid office will create a financial aid award package for you. This award package will list in detail all scholarships, grants and loans that are offered to you. You will be mailed and emailed a copy. Once you receive the award package, you must accept or decline each amount offered.

Wanting more info? Check out the Financial Aid pages.

Step 3: Deposit

Submit the Tuition/Housing Deposit. The sooner the better!

Submitting the Tuition/Housing Deposit can be completed at any time during the application process and reserves your place in the incoming class. For traditional students, the cost covers a student's room deposit and Orientation fee, and the Residence Life Office uses your deposit date to put you "in line" for housing preferences.

For off campus students, the deposit covers the Orientation fee, with the leftover going toward the first semester cost. Students are required to live on campus unless they are 22 years of age or older, married, a senior (90 credit hours) or living with parents.

Deposit Amounts:
$200 before January 1
$250 Jan. 1 - Feb 28
$300 March 1 - August enrollment.

Deposit is refundable until May 1.

Step 4: Registration

Complete your Pre-Registration Paperwork.

Have an advising meeting with your academic advisor. You can do this by attending Eagle Base Camp, attending New Student Orientation, or working individually with your advisor.

Step 5: Oh yeah, that too...

Submit Immunization Records

Register your vehicle with Campus Safety

Will my courses transfer?

Transferology is a free tool that will tell you exactly how your credit will transfer to JBU.

Find out