Admissions Petition Process

Information regarding admission into JBU's Graduate School

 

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications for admission into JBU's Graduate School may petition for admission consideration. To petition for admission consideration, applicants should submit a letter to the graduate admissions office (by emailing it to your admissions counselor or uploading it to your application portal) explaining why they believe they will be successful as a graduate student at JBU.

Please address your letter to one of the following individuals:

Dr. Kirk Jackson, Program Director
JBU Graduate Business
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Dr. Chris Hull, Program Director
JBU Graduate Counseling
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Dr. Ted Junseok Song, Program Director
JBU Graduate Cybersecurity
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Dr. Curtis Cunningham, Program Director
JBU Graduate Education
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Dr. Richard Ellis, Program Director
JBU Graduate Higher Education
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

 

Your appeal letter should be written in formal business communication style; the quality of your letter will be one indication of your academic ability. Your letter should include information concerning any circumstances that led to the admission deficiency (low GPA, low test score, etc.) and explain why you believe you will be successful in the Graduate School. It can be helpful to indicate examples of personal achievement or growth that represent your potential to address the academic demands of a graduate program.

Appeals should be submitted at least 14 days prior to the admission/registration deadline for the semester for which you are applying.