Accepted Students

JWU Admissions Accepted Students PVDCongratulations on your acceptance to Johnson & Wales! Now that you’ve been accepted to JWU, you’ll need to take a few important steps to complete the enrollment process.

Be sure the Accepted Student Guide that came in the mail with your acceptance letter is close by as you get ready to complete the following steps:

Step 1 Reserve your place in class The first step you need to take is to submit the $300 reservation fee.* You can submit your reservation fee online under the Make a One-Time Payment section. Or you can use the postage paid envelope found in your Accepted Student Guide. If you can't find the form, you can download it (49K PDF), print and mail it to:

Admissions Office
Johnson & Wales University
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 

*Refund requests for fees paid prior to May 1 will be granted upon written request to the university. After May 1, the reservation fee of $300 is non-refundable. We encourage you to research any and all schools thoroughly before placing a reservation fee.

Step 2 Submit your housing form Once your reservation fee has been received, residential life will email you instructions on how to submit your housing form. The earlier you submit your housing contract, the better your chances of getting the residence hall you want. First and second-year students are required to live on campus if not commuting from home.

Step 3 Submit your health forms As a prerequisite for registration, the university requires that all new, full-time students residents and commuters alike submit documented proof of:

  • A physical exam within the last year.
  • Examination Form 2 (84K PDF) must be signed by a physician and a parent/guardian for students under 18.
  • Physical Exam Form 2A (57K PDF) must also be completed if you plan to compete on one of our athletic teams.
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria booster within the last 10 years (required)
  • Negative TB test or chest x-ray within the last year is required for entering students who are from highly endemic countries or have been residents in the United States for less than 5 years.
  • Two MMRs: measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (required)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series (required)
  • Chicken Pox vaccine (required if not previously infected)
  • Meningitis and Hepatitis A vaccines (strongly recommended)

You cannot register for classes or live in a residence hall until this information is complete and on file with Health Services. Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in a Health Services hold being placed on your account, which prohibits you from registering or reinstating at the university. Holds also render you ineligible to reside on campus.

All documents must be submitted to Health Services before a hold will be removed. If you have questions about completing your health record, contact Health Services at 980-598-1700.

Step 4 Contact your financial planner As an accepted student, you have a personal financial planner to assist you and your parents through the financial aid and payment process. Every student entering in September 2013 must have an approved payment plan in place by the July 19 deadline. View Payment Deadlines for other terms.


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