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We are thrilled to offer your child a place in the Class of 2024 or as a new Transfer student. In the months ahead, we will show you what makes JCU such a special place through events on campus or in your hometown, conversations with your child's enrollment manager, and even this website.


Enroll Your Child

If you are ready to confirm your child's place in the Class of 2024 or our spring 2020 Transfer class, you will need to complete the Enrollment Reservation Form (ERF) and submit a deposit of $300.

You can do this in one of the following ways:

  • Online with payment by credit card. You child will need to log in to their JCU Gateway account to electronically accept their offer of admission. Then you will be able to pay the $300 deposit by credit card.
  • By mail with payment by check. Download a pdf of the Enrollment Reservation Form, or use the ERF that will be included with your financial aid award. Deposits sent by mail must be postmarked on or before Friday, May 1, 2020 for first-year students and on or before Friday, January 3, 2020 for transfer students.
  • By phone. Call your child's enrollment manager directly or our general office line (888.335.6800) during normal business hours and we can take credit card information over the phone to pay your deposit.
  • In person. If you’d like to personally submit your child's deposit in the Office of Admission, we’ll ask you to complete an enrollment reservation form and can accept cash, check, or credit card.

The enrollment deposit is $300* for all incoming students. For on-campus residents, $100 of this deposit serves as an advance payment on the first semester bill. The other $200 will be placed as a housing security deposit. For commuter students, the entire $300 deposit serves as an advance payment on your first semester bill.

*An enrollment deposit represents your child's intent to enroll at John Carroll for the fall semester. We expect that a student who has a deposit on account at John Carroll will attend. When students cancel their deposits, this may prevent other eligible students from choosing JCU and will impact our planning for the new semester courses and housing. As a result, the $300 deposit is not refundable after May 1 for first-year students. No exceptions are made to this rule. Although we are not able to grant extensions to these deadlines, we will accept enrollment deposits from admitted students after these dates on a space available basis.

Next Steps

The following represents a timeline of some important dates and steps to take in the enrollment process:


  • December 1 – Priority FAFSA deadline
  • December 1 – Mission-Based Scholarship application due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern for first-year students. Programs: Arrupe Scholars, Leadership Scholars, Honors Program, and Social Innovation Fellows. 


  • January 10 - Spring Transfer Registration Day 
  • Early February – Financial aid award notification begins
  • March 2 – Housing application opens and Student Health Form application opens
  • March 2 – Orientation registration opens
  • March 28 – Admitted Student Celebration
  • May 1 – Enrollment Reservation Forms due (postmarked)
  • Summer 2020 – Attend a New Student Orientation or Transfer Registration Day
  • August 26  – First-year students move in to their residence halls; Streak Week fall orientation begins
  • August 31  – Fall 2020 classes begin


Join JCU's Facebook Group for Parents of Admitted Students

Connect with other parents of admitted students in JCU’s Class of 2024 Parent Facebook group:

This is a space where parents of admitted students can connect, ask questions, and meet other prospective Blue Streak parents To join, just visit the link above and request to join the group. Once approved, you will receive a Facebook notification letting you know you are able to post and comment in the group.


Contact Us

216.397.4294 | 888.335.6800
Fax: 216.397.4981