Admissions FAQ

How can I apply?

Click here to Apply online or contact the Office of Admissions to request a paper application.

What is due and when?

The following items are required in addition to your application:

For first-time freshmen:

  • $25.00 application fee
  • Secondary school report with all transcripts
  • Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Essay*
  • Two letters of recommendation*
  • For international applicants, please also provide a transcript evaluation and translation from an official translation service.

*Recommended but not required. 

For all other students (transfers, visiting students and Metropolitan College candidates):

  • $25.00 application fee
  • College transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Essay*
  • Letter of recommendation from current faculty member (transfer students only)*

*Recommended, but not required.

Application Deadlines:

Fall 2012 Semester

  • All students: Rolling admissions*

* Exceptions to this deadline may apply. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Spring 2013 Semester

  • All students: Rolling admissions

Please note: The Admissions Committee will not begin review of an application until all materials have been received.

What are the application requirements?

Johnson C. Smith University accepts students based on the whole package, not just test scores. We consider SAT and/or ACT along with high school GPA and other factors such as activities, achievements, and your personal story. However, we do have some minimum requirements:


If you have additional questions regarding our application requirements, please contact the Office of Admissions.

How much does a JCSU education cost?

See this page for more information.

What types of aid are available, and how do I apply?

JCSU gives all students a fair opportunity to receive a quality education. We offer a wide variety of financial aid programs including scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work-Study.

Start by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply Online

Applications for the fall 2012 semester are due by February 

Be sure to include our Title IV School Code:  002936

For more information, please visit our Financial Aid website.

The information on this page is maintained by the Admissions Department. For more information or questions please contact them directly at 704.378.1010.