Important Dates & Requirements
The deadline for international students to complete ALL requirements is:
Fall term starts: Jul 19Winter term starts: Nov 1Spring 2014 term starts: Feb 7, 2014
As the start of your first JWU term quickly approaches, be sure you've completed all university administrative requirements to begin school. Administrative requirements are mandatory and must be fulfilled every term in order to start class. Students who do not complete the requirements will be unable to move directly into a residence hall.
In addition to the administrative requirements, there are other term start requirements that must be completed before classes start. These include printing your class schedule, getting your JWU Student ID Card and/or applying for a parking permit (if necessary).
Please fax your travel form to the International Admissions Office at 305-892-7020 to ensure airport pick up, or email it to us.
International Student Services (ISS) Requirement You must maintain current and complete documentation with lSS. Please visit ISS to ensure you have all of your documents on file. And remember to bring:
Student Financial Services (SFS) Requirements In order to start classes, you must clear all financial requirements by the deadlines listed at the top of this page.
If there is a "hold" on your record, you will not be able to attend class.
At SFS, you can meet with a Financial Planner to discuss payment options. Prior to starting class, a payment must be submitted:
For more information, visit Student Financial Services or call 305-892-7006.
Participate in Course Registration Upon receipt of your reservation fee, Student Academic Services will register classes for new freshman, transfer and ESL students for their first term of enrollment.
Health Services Requirements All health services requirements must be completed by the deadlines listed at the top of this page.
Forms can be found in your Accepted Student Guide, and must be completed in English.
Academic Assessment Johnson & Wales University requires all new students to undergo Academic Assessment in the areas of math and sentence skills. The results of all assessments will help generate an appropriate class schedule based on individual student skill levels and abilities.
Professional Dress JWU's North Miami Campus adheres to a professional dress policy (PDF). Culinary and baking & pastry majors will be issued uniforms by the bookstore during Orientation. Hospitality and business majors must provide their own professional attire.
You'll get a nametag to be worn with your professional dress. If you'd like to use your “English name” instead of your “given name” on your nametag, you can email your nametag special request. Please make sure to include in the email your name and J# along with the English name you would like to use.
ESL Students As an international student at Johnson & Wales, you have different options to demonstrate your English language proficiency level:
ESL Placement Exam If you do not submit an official TOEFL exam or have not met the TOEFL score requirements, you will be registered for our English as a Second Language (ESL) program. You'll be registered for Beginner Level ESL classes pending results of the ESL Placement Exam.
The ESL Placement Exam will be taken only once:
Fall term start: Sep 6 Winter term start: Dec 1 Spring 2014 term start: Mar 9, 2014
If you obtain a qualifying ESL Placement test score, you'll have the opportunity to take the Institutional TOEFL Exam on:
Fall term start: Sep 9Winter term start: Dec 2Spring 2014 term start: Mar 10, 2014
Plan to arrive well in advance, to be rested and able to take the ESL placement test.