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Future Students


It all starts here

At Johnson & Wales University, we want you to imagine everything your future can be. And then we’ll help you work toward it — because when you work, so does your education. With campuses in Providence, North Miami, Denver, and Charlotte, each with distinct offerings, your options are as open as your potential.

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Selecting a Major

Whether you know exactly what you are looking for, or want to explore different areas of interest, the JWU academic search tool will help you do both. With over 80 program options there are infinite outcomes.

Majors & Degrees

Affording JWU

We work to ensure that your education is not just a valuable investment it's a financially attainable goal. Our financial aid team helps families invest in an experience that guides students towards success.

Paying for College

Submitting your Application

Building a life you'll love starts here. Begin your path towards a lifetime of success by completing your no-fee application now. JWU offers both early action and rolling admissions options. Whether submitting online or in print, the process takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Get started!

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Admissions Requirements / Undergraduate
  1. Completed application  there is no application fee!
  2. Johnson & Wales is test optional but encourages submission of all test scores
  3. High school transcripts
  4. College transcripts if applying for transfer credits
  5. Home School Verification (PDF) (if applicable)

Non-U.S. Citizens Requirements (in addition to requirements above)

In addition to the standard undergraduate admissions requirements, non-U.S. citizens must also provide:

  1. Proof of English proficiency if applicable
  2. Completed and signed International Student Financial Declaration Form for undergraduate and graduate programs
  3. Certified bank statement or government sponsorship letter verifying financial support for one academic year
  4. Copy of biographical section of your valid passport
  5. Submit Admissions Forms
  6. Non-U.S. students transferring to JWU from another U.S. post-secondary institution must submit a Transfer Verification Form
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FAQs / Undergraduate

How much is the application fee?

There is no fee to apply to JWU.


What is the difference between Early Action and Rolling Admission?

Early Action has a November 1 deadline for application submission and is only available for the fall entrance term. Rolling Admission, available for all entrance terms, offers a deadline-free application and decision process.


How and when will I find out if I am accepted?

Early Action decisions are released beginning November 15. Rolling Admission decisions are released beginning December 13. For the Winter 2019 entrance term, students will be notified by mail. For the Spring 2020 entrance term and beyond, students will be notified by email when decisions are available to view in the applicant portal; a formal acceptance letter will follow in the mail.


What are the admission criteria?

In addition to your completed application, you must also submit:

  • Official college transcripts from all previously attended colleges
  • High school transcripts and proof of high school completion
  • If you are currently attending another college, learn more about our Transfer opportunities.

Do I need to write an essay?

You can submit an essay directly to your campus Admissions Office. However, JWU does not require essays of undergraduate applicants.


Does JWU require SAT/ACT scores or SAT Essay/ACT Writing?

Johnson & Wales is test optional and encourages submission of all test scores. JWU does not require the SAT essay/ACT Writing test scores.


What are the requirements for the Honors Program?

Students with a 3.5 GPA and in the top 20% of their class will be invited to apply for the Honors program. The applications will be reviewed for admission into the program and students will be notified of their status.


What is required of Home Schooled students?

The following scores are required for admittance: SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 480 or ACT English & Reading (combined) score of 34 and SAT Math score of 530 or ACT Math score of 21.


I previously attended JWU, how do I re-enroll?

If you were previously enrolled at JWU, you do not need to reapply. Simply readmit to our on-campus programs or online programs with our online readmittance form.


Are there special requirements for the Early Enrollment Program (EEP)?

Yes, please refer to our Early Enrollment page.


When will I get my financial aid package?

Once you are accepted, JWU will begin working on your financial aid package if you filed the FAFSA. Financial aid awards are generally available two weeks after acceptance.


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Student Support Services

JWU believes every student should have the tools they need to get a great college education.

Student Support Services

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Scholarships

Our team of financial planners is here to assist you. Check out everything you need to know about scholarships and more.

Scholarships

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Experiential Education

We connect you to employers and professional development opportunities for a successful career start.

Experiential Education

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Faculty with industry experience

With JWU's unique approach to education, you work closely with faculty who have expertise in their own unique disciplines.

JWU Faculty

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Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to reach out to our experienced Admissions staff:

Providence

1-800-342-5598
Fax: 401-598-2948

Undergraduate
401-598-1000
Email

Adult & Continuing Education
401-598-2300
Email

Chef’s Choice Recreational Cooking + WSET Beverage Classes
800-342-5598 x2336
Email
Chef’s Choice Website
Wine & Beverage Education Website

Graduate
401-598-1015, 401-598-1853
Email

Mailing Address
Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903

Yena Center (Undergraduate Admissions)
111 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI 02903

Grace Welcome Center (Culinary & Graduate Admissions)
120 Harborside Boulevard
Cranston, RI 02905

North Miami

866-598-3567
Fax: 305-892-7020
Email

Mailing address
Johnson & Wales University
1701 NE 127th Street
North Miami, FL 33181

Denver

Undergraduate
877-598-3368
Fax: 303-256-9333
Email

Graduate
877-598-3368 or 303-256-9300
Email

Continuing Education
877-598-3368 x 9392
Or 303-256-9392
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Mailing address
Johnson & Wales University
7150 Montview Boulevard
Denver, CO 80220

Charlotte

866-598-2427 or 980-598-1100
Fax: 980-598-1111
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Mailing address
Johnson & Wales University
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Online

855-236-8492
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