Even though the online Common Application has closed for those wishing to apply for Fall 2017 admission, we continue to accept applications from recent high school graduates looking to enter as first-time freshmen. However, instead of applying online, we must ask you to apply on paper.

Please follow these steps to apply:

  • Download and complete the First Year Application (PDF), and then return to the Office of Admission by mail or by email (enrollment@jcu.edu).
  • Ask your school counselor to submit your final high school transcript (which must show final grades as well as the date of graduation), along with a Common Application School Report (PDF) and Counselor Recommendation (PDF).
  • Send your ACT and/or SAT scores directly from the testing agency to John Carroll. Our school code for the ACT is 3282. Our school code for the College Board (SAT) is 1342.
  • Ask one or more of your teachers to write and send a Common Application Teacher Evaluation (PDF) and letter of recommendation. At least one recommendation is required.

Once all materials are received and your application is complete, our committee will review the information submitted and make an admission decision. This should be able to happen within a few days of completion.

If you have any questions while applying, please contact us at enrollment@jcu.edu or 216.397.4294.