Jun 15, 2024  
Jarvis Christian University 
Jarvis Christian University

Admissions Policy and Procedures

Jarvis Christian University maintains an admissions policy that is flexible and affords prospective students the opportunity to benefit from the Jarvis educational experience. New students seeking admissions to the University or in a specific program must provide official transcripts. Althought standardized test scores are not a requirement for admission into the University, we encourage students to submit their scores to be used for placement into the appropriate University level courses. Entrance examinations are used for placement in college-level course-work. Admission to the University does not constitute admission to a specific program. Students should consult with an advisor and review programmatic admissions policies, where applicable. Admission to Jarvis will be considered for applicants who are a freshmen, transfer, international, re-admit or transient student. NOTE: Any information withheld or falsified on the application may subject a student to dismissal.

Freshman: A freshman applicant is a person who has never attended an institution of higher education beyond high school or who has attended classes at a post-secondary institution while still in high school. Students who have taken college courses must submit transcripts of all coursework, whether or not credit is expected.

Transfer: A transfer applicant is a student who has attended another regionally accredited post-secondary institution, whether or not credit was earned, after completing high school.

International: An international applicant is a student who is neither a U.S. citizen nor resident alien of this country.

Re-Admit: A re-admit is a former Jarvis student who has not attended school for one or more regular semester(s), excluding summer sessions; students must reapply for admission.

Transient or Visiting: A transient or visiting student is enrolled as a degree-seeking student at another college or university and intends to enroll at Jarvis for one semester to transfer credit back to their home institution.

Admissions Statuses

Provisionally Admitted: A student admitted to this category is admitted provisionally as they will submit unofficial transcripts for their application. While a provisionally admitted student is eligible to enroll for one semester, all admissions requirements must be cleared by the end of the first semester of enrollment. Students are strongly encouraged to meet the terms of their provisional admissions prior to the start of their first semester.

Fully Admitted: A student admitted to this category has met all requirements for admissions.

Requirements for Admissions


For full admission, freshmen applicants must:

  1. have graduated from an accredited high school or have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) Test;
  2. submit an official high school or GED transcript;
  3. provide proof of Meningitis Vaccination for applicants under 22 years of age;
  4. submit a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.


For full admission, transfer applicants must:

  1. submit an official transcript from the last attended regionally or nationally accredited college or university attended with an overall GPA of 2.0 from previous college coursework.
  2. be in “good academic standing” and eligible to return to the last college or university attended;
  3. provide proof of Meningitis Vaccination for applicants under 22 years of age; and
  4. submit a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
    NOTE: For students desiring to transfer credit from previous institutions other than the last institution attended, an official transcript must be provided.


For full admission, re-admits must:

  1. submit an official transcript from the college(s) attended while absent from Jarvis Christian University, if applicable;
  2. be in “good academic standing” and eligible to return to the last college or university attended, if applicable;
  3. provide proof of Meningitis Vaccination for applicants under 22 years of age; and
  4. submit a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.

Transient or Visiting

For admission, transient or visiting students must:

  1. submit an official college transcript from their home institution-must be a regionally or nationally accredited college or university;
  2. be in “good academic standing” and eligible to return to their home institution;
  3. provide proof of Meningitis Vaccination for applicants under 22 years of age; and
  4. submit a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.

International Students

International students who apply for admission to Jarvis Christian University are required to comply with all rules and regulations as established by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service and to submit the following documents in addition to the general requirements before the College issues the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) which will enable the student to secure a visa:

  1. Application. A completed application for admission; a non-refundable $50.00 application fee and a $200.00 housing application fee for on-campus housing;
  2. Health Record. A completed health form and Meningitis Vaccination (required for all students under the age of 22)
  3. Evidence of Financial Support. This consists of a signed statement of support (Affidavit of Support) from the sponsor(s) indicating that the sponsor agrees to provide for the student’s expenses while in attendance at Jarvis Christian College. Accompanying the statement should be evidence of the amount of funds, in U. S dollars, that will be provided each academic year. Copies of bank transaction statements are required.
  4. TOEFL/IELTS Scores. Submit official score directly from ETS for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 (paper) or 79 (internet-based) is required for admission for students. There is no departmental code for TOEFL. IELTS Scores: The minimum IELTS score is 6.5 and 6 or greater in all sub-sections. Website: www.ielts.org Please note: TOEFL or IELTS scores must be less than two years old from the first day of class at the proposed term of entry in order to be valid. Applicants from the following countries do not need to submit a TOEFL score: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, and U.S. Pacific Trust.
  5. Official Transcripts. International undergraduate students must submit official sealed transcripts or official mark sheets from each college/university attended. Photocopies and faxed copies are not official and will not be accepted for final admission consideration. Transcripts in the original language and an official English translation are required. For transfer from a U.S. institution, verification of eligibility to transfer is required. International transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency.
    • International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
    • International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    • JSA: Joseph Silny & Associates, Inc.
    • World Education Services (WES)
    • Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. (GCE)
  6. Entrance exam. A score is required on one of the following exams:
  7. Proof of current VISA status.
  8. Issuance of I-20. Once a student has been admitted to the college, the Form I-20 will be issued by the office of Student Affairs showing the date by which the student must register at Jarvis Christian University. Upon arrival, students must present valid passport, visa, I-94 card, and any former I-20. If the student has not registered by the required date, the Jarvis Christian University I-20 Form will be terminated.

The following items are not required for admission, but are needed prior to registration for students planning to stay on-campus:

  1. Housing Reservation form and non-refundable $200 room reservation fee.