JBU Online Admissions Requirements

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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

JBU Online 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

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