Is financial aid available? Yes. In order to be eligible for financial aid programs, you must meet the following criteria:
Are scholarships available? Yes. Each year, the Graduate Admissions office awards a limited number of scholarships to graduate school applicants who are accepted as full-time students and reflect an ability to excel in their chosen program. The total amount of each scholarship is $1,000 and the scholarship will be credited to the student’s account in equal installments over three consecutive terms. (Please be advised that a student cannot receive more than a total of $1,000.) The student must maintain a full-time status while in receipt of the scholarship. A scholarship form is located in the back of the catalog. Scholarship applications must be submitted with the application for graduate school. Scholarship recipients are notified with the letter of acceptance.
Who can apply to the Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School? Students seeking admission to JWU's graduate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. The applicant should have maintained a minimum grade point average of 2.85 or its equivalent. Students with a grade point average below 2.85 will be considered for enrollent based upon all required submitted documents. Is there an application fee? No. Applying to JWU is free.
Is there an application deadline? Applications for admission to The Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School are processed in the order received according to the start date specified on the application. Once all requirements are met, Graduate Admissions takes pride in the timely processing of applications. Domestic: We encourage you to submit required documents at least three months prior to the date of registration.International: Your application and required documentation must be received by the following dates:
Are GMAT or PRAXIS required for graduate admission? Scores from the PRAXIS must be submitted from students majoring in Teacher Education. Scores from the Graduate Management Achievement Test (GMAT) are recommended for consideration but are not required for admission.
What are the application requirements for domestic students? Prior to being considered for admission, all applicants must submit the following to the graduate program Admissions office:
What are the application requirements for international students? JWU is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents of the US must meet the same admissions requirements as all other applicants, in addition to supplying the following documentation:
All of the above must be original documents. (Faxed or scanned copies are not considered originals.) If originals are not available, official copies that have been certified (notarized) by your school may be acceptable. All documents written in a foreign language must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.When is my application complete? Your application is complete, when all of the above documents have been submitted to the Admissions office.What happens after I submit my application? Once your application and required documentation have been submitted, Admissions will process your application and an evaluation will be completed by the director. In general, you will receive an acceptance decision two weeks after all documents have been received. If documents are missing, Admissions office will contact you. If you would like an interview, you may contact Admissions at 401-598-1015 to schedule an appointment with the director or assistant director.
How long is my application valid? Your application is valid for one year after you submit it. If you do not enter during that time, you will need to update your file with Admissions.
Can I visit the campus before I am accepted? Yes. To make an appointment for a campus visit, please call the Graduate Admissions office at 401-598-1015. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Special arrangements can be made for early evening appointments.
If you have more questions, please email us.
How many credits are required to maintain full-time status? See Student Academic Services >> Graduate Student Requirements for details. When are classes offered? The Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School offers afternoon and evening classes allowing students to complete their education on an evening schedule or choose to take afternoon classes when available. What is the Graduate School's accreditation information? See graduate program accreditation.