Admissions Decisions

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 released mid-November.

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 application deadline is March 1 for the fall semester. For the spring semester, students are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible before the semester start, preferably 30 days prior. Admissions may choose to extend these deadlines. 

Reservation Fee

The $300 reservation fee 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 reservation fee deadline and encourages students to research all schools prior to placing a reservation fee. Reservation fees received after May 1 will be accepted on the basis of space availability. Reservation fees received prior to May 1 are refundable. The student's account must be cleared by Student Financial Services by the July 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.

Requests for refunds of the reservation fee will be granted upon written request to University Admissions prior to May 1. After May 1, the reservation fee of $300 for U.S. citizens, or $500 for international applicants, is nonrefundable.

* 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 $100 for domestic graduate applicants and $500 for international graduate applicants, and is payable upon acceptance to the university. This fee is credited to students’ initial billings.

Reservation fees and deposits are transferable with a change in enrollment date. 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.