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The Fall Semester at JCU 

On Sept. 4, President Michael D. Johnson announced that JCU will continue remote learning for the duration of the fall semester in response to the pandemic. Read the full message and watch the video here.

View John Carroll's COVID-19 dashboard here.

When it is safe to do so, we remain eager to welcome our students back to campus for in-person, online, and hybrid instruction in adherence with social and physical distancing requirements. Our focus remains on delivering the high-quality and deeply engaged educational experience that John Carroll is known for.

We will start instruction at the currently scheduled date (Monday, August 31), but we will forego our two scheduled holidays - Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7) and our Fall Break (Friday, Oct.16). Instead, we will expand our Thanksgiving break to include the entire week of Thanksgiving. No classes will be held from November 23-27. For more, view the Academic Calendar for 2020-21.

Academically, we will follow the Flexible Hybrid Learning (HyFlex) model which combines real-time, in-person classroom interaction with rich, on-demand, faculty-developed virtual content. Following the Aug. 12 announcement of a three-week delay to in-person learning and on-campus living at JCU, all fall semester classes will begin online on Aug. 31.

John Carroll’s ITS Department created a short video to highlight the HyFlex model.

We are developing comprehensive plans for all aspects of our student experience including residence life, athletics, counseling and health services, campus ministry, student programming, student organizations, service learning, and off-campus engagement.

Read the JCU COVID-19 Student Commitment here

When students return to campus, residence halls will be open with both double and single rooms available. The Office of Residence Life is making assignments that take into consideration guidelines from Cuyahoga County public health authorities and the State of Ohio regarding social distancing, cleaning, and sanitation protocols. Student move-in will be staggered. More details and instructions for move-in will be shared directly with residential students. ​If it is determined that the residence halls may not open or will be officially closed, residents can be released from the agreement. In addition, students can be released without penalty before moving in if they live within the commuting distance of campus. The two-year residency requirement remains in effect for first- and second-year students not living with parents/guardians within commuting distance. The cost for a single room will vary depending on whether the single is an accommodation for a documented health-related reason and approved by Student Accessibility Services, or if the student is selecting a single as a preferred choice. 

The Office of Residence Life is communicating directly with students who plan to live on campus during the 2020-21 academic year. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions about Tuition and Fees

A student may request a deferral for one semester or a full year by contacting an Enrollment Manager. Requests for deferrals must be made by August 21, 2020. Merit scholarships will remain intact, however any mission based scholarship, endowed or tuition exchange award cannot be held and students will need to reapply for consideration. To be reconsidered for need-based financial aid, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 academic year (our preferred early filer deadline is December 1).

Tuition is set regardless of the instructional method. It’s important to remember that the value of a John Carroll education in the marketplace has not changed, regardless of the learning format.

In exchange for the tuition and fees for the course(s), John Carroll will be providing a full semester of instruction for all courses enrolled in for that semester and awarding full academic credit to those who satisfactorily fulfill course requirements for that semester.

JCU’s Office of Financial Aid is available to assist any student or family who may be experiencing financial hardship. Click here for additional information on the JCU appeal process.

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