At the Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education, we take the guesswork out of how to apply for college. Just follow the simple steps below to complete your undergraduate application. If you have any questions along the way, our undergraduate admissions staff is more than happy to help.
Before You Apply
All of JWU Online undergraduate degree programs require either having earned college credit or two years of full-time work experience beyond date of high school completion prior to admission. Go to the Undergraduate Degrees page, click the program you're interested in, and review your program’s complete admission and course information. In addition, it’s a good idea to check the JWU College of Online Education’s Computer & Browser Requirements to ensure that you can fully participate in online learning at JWU.
Contact us at [email protected] or 1-855-JWU-1881 if you have any questions regarding the prerequisites required for admission.
Choose from multiple start dates. Meeting the recommended application deadline will allow your dedicated admissions associate time to work with you and prepare you for success.
|START DATE||SUGGESTED DEADLINE|
|October 26, 2020||October 12, 2020|
|January 11, 2021||December 28, 2020|
|March 15, 2021||March 1, 2021|
|May 10, 2021||April 26, 2021|
|July 5, 2021||June 26, 2021|
How to Apply
Step 1: Submit Your Free Application
Step 2: Sign the Electronic Transcript Request Form
Upon application, your Online Admissions Associate will send you a Transcript Request Form(s) via Docusign to sign, which will allow JWU to request your transcript(s) on your behalf. (If your school requires additional information to process the request, you will be notified by the admissions team.) JWU must receive transcripts, diplomas and/or certifications from all high school/postsecondary schools, so you may receive more than one Docusign request to complete.
It is the student’s responsibility to provide verification of high school/secondary school completion. Without verification, the student may not be allowed to register for the current term or continue enrollment and will be in jeopardy of losing his or her acceptance to the university as well as all financial aid. Refer to the “Admissions/Applying” section in the JWU Online Programs Catalog for information on verification documents.
Step 3: Submit Your Résumé
Effective May 16, 2016, all of JWU Online’s bachelor of science degree programs require either two full years of full-time work experience beyond date of high school completion or require having earned an associate degree or equivalent prior to admission. If your chosen degree program requires two full years of full-time work experience beyond date of high school completion, please submit a résumé to verify your experience:
- You can email your résumé to [email protected]
- If submitting your résumé by mail, please send to: College of Online Education, Johnson & Wales University, 115 Cedar St., Providence, RI 02903
Don't Forget to File Your FAFSA
If you are applying for FAFSA, apply as soon as possible. Filing is free and it’s easy — and it’s the only way to check your availability for federal student aid.
- FSA ID. This will allow you to sign your FAFSA electronically.
- Submit your FAFSA. You’ll need your FSA ID (see above), SSN, driver’s license, your Federal tax return, and JWU’s school code: 003404
Earn Credit for Your Experience
Could your previous professional experience count for college credit? Use our online Credit Predictor tool to find out.
Still Have Questions?
Applying for college is a major decision. Don’t hesitate to contact our admissions staff at [email protected] or 1-855-JWU-1881 at any point during the application process.