We are excited that you will be joining John Carroll University as you embark on your journey to becoming a counselor! As a new student, you may have many questions and we hope we can help. Please read on for some common questions and take note of where you can find more information about each topic. We hope you will consider joining us for a new Graduate Student Orientation before your first class on campus!

It is essential that all new students take the time to carefully read the Department of Counseling Student Handbook. The handbook fully covers all aspects of being a student in the Department.

Just Getting Started?

If you are a newly accepted student, please be sure to visit Graduate Studies’ Getting Started page. Here, you will find everything you need to know before you start classes. This information includes contacting and meeting with your advisor, how to register for classes, course schedules, how to access JCU web services, setting up an email and Banner account, billing and payment information, and more!

What Comes Next?

You’ve registered and sign up, what’s next? Please visit Graduate Studies’ Now That You’re Here page for all on-campus related information that will better acquaint you to campus and JCU. This page includes information on parking and permits, obtaining a student ID, registering for JCU alerts, ordering books, and more!

Financial Aid / Graduate Assistantships

All questions related to tuition and financial aid should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid. They will be able to answer all questions related to tuition/fees, types of aid, and billing and payments. Please note, The Department of Counseling does not handle any matters regarding Financial Aid and cannot discuss student financial plans.

Graduate assistantships are designed both to serve the needs of the University and to assist students in their professional development. Selection for these positions is highly competitive. Prospective students who are applying for graduate assistantships should submit their applications by February 1. All questions about graduate assistantships should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies.

New to the Cleveland area?

If you are new to the Cleveland area, there is much to be explored!  Read about Cleveland and the fun places to visit when you’re away from campus. Also, if you are looking to find a place to live near John Carroll’s campus, you can find some information about the nearby neighborhoods here.