Part-Time Admission

The University welcomes students interested in attending day or evening classes on a part-time basis (11 semester hours or fewer) and provides pre-admission counseling and other services to meet part-time students’ needs.

An application form will be sent upon request or can be found online at www.jcu.edu/apply. Students are encouraged to consult with the Office of Admission about transfer of credit from other colleges and the possibility of earning advanced credit through CLEP examinations (http://sites.jcu.edu/admission/pages/apply/part-time-students/). Qualified students with a high school diploma or GED equivalent who wish to take courses on a part-time basis may also inquire with the Office of Admission.

Part-time students transferring from community colleges or other universities must meet the requirements for transfer admission,(http://sites.jcu.edu/admission/pages/apply/transfer-students/application-process/). After notification of admission, transfer students are sent a list of all courses accepted and the corresponding number of credits awarded.

Students interested in attending on a part-time basis are directed to the fee schedule for undergraduate courses (fee schedule). Part-time students accepted for admission for fall semester are required to submit a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit at the time of registration.

Financial aid may be available for part-time students. Any State of Ohio grant aid, Federal Pell Grants, and Federal Stafford Loans (subsidized and/or unsubsidized loans for students enrolled for at least six hours per semester) are available to those qualifying students demonstrating financial need who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and notify the John Carroll Office of Financial Aid. The Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) must meet appropriate application deadlines. Finally, many employees return to school with the help of their employers through corporate tuition reimbursement programs. It is advisable to check with the respective corporate benefits officer for information regarding tuition assistance. Please refer to the Financial Aid section of this Bulletin for additional information (http://sites.jcu.edu/aid/).