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Click here to sign up for a 30 minute time slot. A current student will email you a link for the Google Hangout after you register. 

Complete your Reply to Offer of Admission Form and submit your deposit by logging in to your JCU Gateway Admitted Student Portal at

You can access your Transition Checklist by logging into your JCU Gateway Admitted Student Portal. You’ll find links in this checklist that will take you directly to some of the items listed below, including the Housing Application, New Student Orientation Registration form, and Student Health Record form.

Log in to your JCU Gateway Admitted Student Portal and click on “View Your Letter” at the top right.

Note: You’ll need to click to “View Update” first, if you have not already viewed your acceptance letter online.


The FAFSA is the only financial form you need to be considered for all need-based financial aid at John Carroll. It’s easy to apply at, if you haven’t already. To submit the results to John Carroll, just use our federal code: 003050.


While our on campus event previously scheduled for March 28, 2020 has been cancelled, we hope you can join us for the virtual event on April 18, 2020. Check back soon for more details!

Your JCU email address is very important. All University updates and communication from this point forward regarding items such as financial aid, billing, course registration, and other updates will be sent to your JCU email account. Please allow 24-48 hours from the time of your enrollment deposit to have your JCU email address created.

You’ll find your initial login credentials to access your new JCU email account in your JCU Gateway Admitted Student Portal.

Be sure to check your email account regularly!

You can access the housing application for first year students here

Note: Students will need their JCU Gateway login credentials to access the housing application. 

The Housing Application will remain open until June 15 at 11:59 p.m. Roommate requests must also be submitted by June 15 at 11:59 p.m. Housing assignments will be released in mid-July. 

A comprehensive guide on the housing process can be found here

First-year students will be placed in either Hamlin, Campion or Pacelli halls. As a first-year student, you are not able to preference which of these halls you would like to live in. 

Log in to your JCU Gateway Admitted Student Portal and click the link in your Transition checklist to register for orientation. 

All students are required to stay overnight in our residence halls as part of their orientation session.

Parents and guardians are also strongly encouraged to attend orientation along with the student.

Summer 2020 Orientation Session Dates 

Session 1: June 8-9, 2020
Session 2: June 11-12, 2020
Session 3: June 15-16, 2020
Session 4: June 22-23, 2020
Session 5: June 25-26, 2020
Session 6: June 29-30, 2020
Session 7:  August 24-25, 2020*

*For session 7, no on-campus housing is provided for students who will be commuting or for parents and guests for this final session. Students who will be living on campus for the fall semester will move into their permanent room assignments. Residential students will pick up their keys to move into their assigned residence hall rooms on either Sunday, August 23 from 9:00 AM – noon or Monday, August 24 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Visit the New Student Orientation website at for more information. 

Note: All incoming first-year students are required to take a placement test in the foreign language they previously studied in high school. Visit your JCU Gateway Admitted Student Portal for more information. 

You’ll find a link to complete your Student Health Record form in your Transition Checklist in your JCU Gateway Admitted Student Portal. Once you log in to the health portal, select Forms in the top menu.

The forms listed under the Health Services Forms section MUST be completed. These forms include:

  • Student Health History (if you are under 18, please print out the Student Health Record and Health History form found in the Downloadable Forms section, complete it, have a parent sign it, and then upload it)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire

If you answer Yes to any of the questions on the TB Screening questionnaire, you MUST download, print, complete, and submit the High Risk TB Assessment form found in the Downloadable Forms section. 

Students who will be living in on-campus housing are also REQUIRED to complete and submit the Meningococcal and Hepatitis B Vaccination Status Form, also found in the Downloadable Forms section.

Submit your final high school transcript when it becomes available. Log in to your JCU Gateway Admitted Student Portal for more information. 


If you have taken AP tests and/or IB exams and/or enrolled in college-level courses during high school, please make sure any and all applicable exam scores and/or OFFICIAL college transcripts are sent as soon as possible to the Office of Admission for official credit evaluation. Visit our course credit page for more information


Log in to your JCU Gateway Admitted Student Portal and click to access your “Financial Aid and Billing page” on the right side of the screen. You’ll find all of the information you need there. You will also have an opportunity to make an appointment to meet with a financial aid representative during your New Student Orientation Session to go over your next steps. 


Move-In Day is Wednesday, August 26. Streak Week Fall Orientation will take place from August 26 - August 30.

Parking permits go on sale on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Permits are $300 per year (or $150 per semester). Information on purchasing your parking permit will be available at New Student Orientation. 


The Carroll OneCard is the official identification card for students at John Carroll University. You can have a photo taken for your ID card while you’re on campus for your summer orientation session, or you have the option of submitting an electronic color image of yourself. Upload your photo here.