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Congratulations on being accepted to John Carroll University! We are thrilled to have you as a member of our community and can't wait to see all that you will accomplish here. As you prepare to begin your journey as a Blue Streak, there are a few steps you will need to take to enroll at JCU.

Submit your Enrollment Deposit

Are you ready to officially become a Blue Streak? Complete your Reply to Offer of Admission Form to let us know you're planning to come to JCU and submit your $300 enrollment deposit by logging in to your myJCU Gateway Admitted Student Portal at The deadline to confirm your enrollment at JCU is May 15. 

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

We encourage all students and families to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will determine your family's eligibility for federal financial aid, including grants, loans, and scholarships.

Complete the FAFSA by visiting To submit your FAFSA results to John Carroll, you will need to use our federal code: 003050. For more information and to begin preparing to file the FAFSA, please click here

Transferring Credits to JCU

If you completed college coursework while in high school in the form of AP exams, IB classes, or post-secondary coursework, more information about how your credits will transfer to JCU is available here

Printing a Copy of your Decision Letter

You can access your decision letter at any time by logging into your myJCU Gateway portal. Once you're signed in, scroll down, and on the left-hand side of the screen, you'll see a button prompting you to “View Your Letter." From there, you can download it and print a copy. 


Next Steps After Submitting Your Deposit

After submitting your enrollment deposit and informing us about your decision to attend JCU, you can proceed with the following steps to prepare for your first semester at JCU. We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming you on the first day of the semester! Please note that some of these steps will only be available from March 1 onwards. Check your myJCU Gateway frequently for updates and further instructions.

The Carroll OneCard is the official identification card for students at John Carroll University. It offers a convenient, easy, and safe way to utilize campus services and make purchases. You can use your Carroll OneCard to access meal plans and Dining Dollars/Bonus Bucks, athletic facilities and recreation equipment, campus events, and library services. You are asked to submit an electronic color image of yourself. The University will only accept an image that shows your face in front of a neutral background and facing forward. This image file must be a .bmp or .jpg file type. To upload your photo, click here. Please upload your photo by Friday, August 2, 2024. You will receive your John Carroll ID card upon moving into your residence hall room in the fall (for residential students) or checking in for Streak Week or at your convenience when school starts (for commuter students).

Move-in for first-year students will be on Wednesday, August 14, 2024, and classes will begin on Monday, August 19. 

To complete your Student Health Record form, you will need to log in to the health portal and select Forms in the top menu. The forms listed under the Health Services Forms section MUST be completed. These forms are:

  • Student Health History (if the student is under 18, please print out the Student Health Record and Health History form found in the Downloadable Forms section, complete it, have a parent sign it, and then upload it.)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire
  • Proof of vaccination immunizations
  • Meningococcal and Hepatitis B Vaccination Status Form

Please note proof of vaccination immunizations are mandatory. Certified documentation is required for the following: Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B, Meningococcal Conjugate (meningitis), and Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap). For more detailed information (including exemption forms), please download and read the Mandatory Vaccination Requirements found under downloadable forms. If you answer Yes to any of the questions on the TB Screening Questionnaire, you MUST download, print, complete, and submit the High-Risk TB Assessment form found in the next section (Downloadable Forms).

Parking permits will go on sale for first-year students the week of July 22, 2024. 

Parking Details: 

  • First-Year Residential Students: Permits cost $300, and parking is located at an offsite location. (A JCU shuttle bus is available to take you to and from the lot.)
    • On sale: Monday, July 22, at 10:00 a.m. 
    • Due to campus enhancements and new construction, the number of available permits is limited for residential students this year.
    • Login to your myJCU Gateway account early on July 22 if you’re interested in securing a permit for the 2024-2025 academic year. 
  • Commuter Students: Permits cost $250, and parking is located close to the front of campus.
    • On sale: Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m.
    • We encourage all commuter students to purchase a permit for easily accessible parking.

All permits are valid for the entirety of the 2024-2025 academic year. 

More information about parking at JCU can be found here.

All students enrolling at John Carroll must have a final high school transcript on file. This transcript must include complete senior year grades and must show the date of high school graduation.

Many high schools will automatically send your final high school transcript, but it is your ultimate responsibility as the student to ensure that it is sent and received. Failure to submit a final high school transcript could prevent you from registering for coursework at John Carroll.

While we prefer to receive this final transcript uploaded by school officials through the Common Application, we can also accept it in any of the following ways:

  • Faxed by the school to 216.397.4981.
  • Emailed as an attachment directly from the school (from a school-issued email address) to
  • Mailed to: Office of Admission John Carroll University 1 John Carroll Blvd. University Heights, OH 44118

Final high school transcripts should be submitted to John Carroll by July 1, 2024.

New Student Orientation is more than just a formal introduction to college; it's your first real taste of what life at JCU is like. You’ll meet fellow incoming students, familiarize yourself with the campus, and learn all about the organizations you can get involved in on campus. Parents are invited to attend NSO too. 

You can register for NSO in your myJCU Gateway portalAll students planning to attend JCU must attend an orientation session, and all sessions are two-day on-campus experiences. 

Summer 2024 Orientation Session Dates:

  • Session 1 – June 5-6
  • Session 2 – June 10-11
  • Session 3 – June 17-18
  • Session 4 – June 20-21
  • Session 5 – June 24-25
  • Session 6 – June 27-28
  • Session 7 – August 12-13

Visit the New Student Orientation website at for more information. 

The Housing Application opened on March 1, 2024. After submitting your enrollment deposit, you can complete your housing application in your myJCU Gateway Portal to choose or get matched with a roommate and indicate your housing preferences.

Your JCU email address is very important. All University updates and communication from this point forward regarding items such as financial aid, billing, course registration, and other updates will be sent to your JCU email account. Please allow 24-48 hours from the time of your enrollment deposit to have your JCU email address created.

You’ll find your initial login credentials to access your new JCU email account in your myJCU Gateway portal after March 1, 2024.

Be sure to check your email account regularly!

Log in to your myJCU Gateway portal, and click on the “Financial Aid” tab. You’ll find all of the information you need there. You will also have an opportunity to make an appointment to meet with a financial aid representative during your New Student Orientation Session to go over your next steps.