The I-20 Form
Your child is being admitted to the United States to attend the school that issued his/her I-20 form, Johnson & Wales University. Using an initial I-20 from one school to gain admission to the United States to attend another school is violation of U.S. immigration law. Students must attend the institution that furnished the I-20 Form for at least one semester before attempting to transfer elsewhere.
All students are requested to submit their $300 reservation fee online. The reservation fee reserves a student’s residence hall space for those choosing to live in the residence hall. In addition, the receipt of the reservation fee will hold a student’s place in class allow them to complete the on campus housing application (if applicable), generate a class schedule give them access to jwuLink and activate their JWU email.
It is very important for all students to complete the medical form prior to arriving at Johnson & Wales University. Completing the immunizations in your home country will be less expensive than in the U.S. The medical form is enclosed in the Student Acceptance Guide and must be complete in English and signed by a physician.
All registered, undergraduate day students, both domestic and international, all students enrolled in the physician assistant degree program and all international graduate and doctoral students attending Johnson & Wales University are required to have health insurance coverage that is accepted in the United States. If students have health insurance coverage through another means (i.e., parent’s health insurance or an employer program) they do not have to enroll in the Johnson & Wales student health insurance plan. They can opt out of/waive the university plan by submitting the online waiver form to demonstrate evidence of coverage. A new waiver form must be submitted each academic year. Students who are required to have health insurance and do not waive the Johnson & Wales University plan will be charged for it. The online waiver form and details of the plan, including the full brochure and benefit flyer, can be found on the Student Health Insurance Plan pageof the Health Services section of our JWU website.
Set up your payment plan with Student Financial Services. It is best to send the tuition payment prior to your child’s financial clearance deadline. This will help prevent holds being placed on your child’s account allow them to move on campus (if applicable) and will allow your child to begin classes on time. We do not recommend that your child arrive with large amounts of cash. Payments can be made via wire transfer or credit card. Please refer to the Student Acceptance Guide for payment plan options.
If your child chooses to live in the Residence Hall, please be sure the $300 reservation fee is paid online and an online housing application is completed. The housing application can only be completed when the University receives the reservation fee.
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Most students can find and move into an apartment within two days of their arrival. Students will decide which apartment best meets their needs and sign the lease with the landlord or rental agency. The University will not be involved in the signing of a contract or a lease. A lease is strictly between the student and the landlord or rental agency.
Travel Plans/Hotel Accommodations
Please email or fax to us your child’s travel plans. Hotel accommodations will be arranged once the travel plans are sent to us. Our fax number is 305-892-5329 and our email is Tasmaine.Coleman@jwu.edu. It is very important that your child arrives on the recommended arrival dates. Please refer to the Student Acceptance Guide for the arrival dates.
Student Acceptance Guide
Please refer to your child’s Student Acceptance Guide for all detailed pre-arrival information, necessary forms, and emergency telephone numbers.
International Admissions Office