Your John Carroll Journey
It's time to start your application to John Carroll University. On our campus you'll find a sense of belonging and become something greater than yourself. Our vibrant and connected community is a hub for curiosity, discovery, and transformation as you pursue an Inspired Future.
Applying to John Carroll is easy and free via The Common Application, which is the only application for admission that we accept. John Carroll is test-optional for Fall 2024 applicants. Read our Test Optional FAQ for more information.
Admitted students receive a generous merit scholarship based on their academic achievements in high school. John Carroll also awards a variety of regional and alumni scholarship opportunities.
Our staff engages in a holistic review process, meaning we review everything that is submitted as part of your application so that we get a well-rounded view of you and your accomplishments. We consider your:
Have a unique situation or circumstance? Please be sure to tell your admission counselor or include it in your application.
The following high school curriculum is recommended:
If you have taken Advanced Placement (AP) coursework, taken courses in an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, or completed some college courses while in high school, please visit our credit evaluation page to find out how your credits will transfer to JCU.
For more than a century, families have valued the strength of a Jesuit education from John Carroll University. Our alumni will tell you that a degree from John Carroll is the launch pad for a dynamic career and a life of purpose. The cost to attend John Carroll is different for every student, but all JCU students have two things in common when it comes to cost: None of them pay the full list cost (total cost of room, board, and tuition), and all of them agree that their investment is worth it. Learn more about our scholarship opportunities.