Admissions Decision

Please see the appropriate section for information regarding undergraduate and graduate admissions decisions.

Early Action Admission (First-Year Applicants for Fall Semester)

Johnson & Wales University offers Early Action Admission, a non-binding application program for students who view JWU as one of their top choice schools. The application deadline for Early Action is November 1; decision notification is by December 1.

Regular Admissions

The Regular Admissions policy of the university makes it possible to notify students of the admissions decision, their acceptance or any additional conditions necessary for admission on a rolling basis, soon after all of their academic records have been received and reviewed.

The fall semester priority deadline for regular admissions is January 15. The final application deadlines are July 1 for regular admissions and July 15 for transfer students.  The spring semester has a December 1 deadline. Admissions may choose to extend these deadlines. 

Deposit

The $300 deposit for U.S. citizens or $500 for international applicants is payable upon acceptance to the university and is credited towards the student's tuition. The university observes the May 1 deposit deadline and encourages students to research all schools prior to placing a deposit. Deposits received after May 1 will be accepted on the basis of space availability. The student's account must be cleared by Student Financial Services by the payment deadline to receive a room assignment. To best ensure consideration for on-campus housing, it is important to meet all deadlines throughout the enrollment process.

Deposits are nonrefundable with the exception of international applicants who have their visa denied and who request a deposit refund within two months of the visa denial. 

* The university may revoke any student’s acceptance or subsequent enrollment at any time if any information provided by the student is false, misleading or incomplete, or if the university learns of any past or present misconduct by the student that, in the university's sole judgment, would affect the student’s ability to represent and uphold the standards of the university.                                

The rolling admissions policy of the university makes it possible to notify students of the admissions decision, their acceptance or any additional conditions necessary for admission soon after all of their academic records have been received and reviewed.

The reservation fee is payable upon acceptance to the university. Please refer to reservation fee amounts below:

Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing $300
Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics $500
Doctoral (Ed.D. and OTD) $500
Domestic graduate $100
International graduate $500
JWU Alumni None
Physician Assistant (M.S.P.A.S.) $1,000
Pre-Master's $500

These fees will be applied to the cost of tuition once the student matriculates.

Deposits are due for some programs within four weeks of acceptance. This information will be displayed on the admissions student portal. Some deposits are nonrefundable. This deposit will hold the applicant’s place in the class. Prior to matriculation, the student may be required to fulfill specific requirements with the department.

The University may revoke any student’s acceptance or enrollment if any information or documentation provided by the student is false, incomplete or not acceptable, or if the University learns of any past or present misconduct by the student that would affect the student’s ability to represent and uphold the standards of the University.