Admission Requirements

The first step toward earning a degree from JIU is applying for admission to one of our exceptional academic programs. Our admission counselors are eager to help you understand and complete the process.

JIU has a School of Business and a School of Education, each with specific admission requirements. Our students have diverse backgrounds and goals, yet all are committed to their educations and expanding their professional opportunities. For Admissions Requirement details, select from the options below:

Applicants to the Bachelors and Masters Programs have three months to complete an application for admission to JIU. Applicants to the Specialist and Doctorate programs have six months to complete an application for admission to JIU. After the given timeframe, all incomplete applications are considered to be expired.  Applicants also have the option to withdraw their application at any time. Any applicant with an expired or withdrawn application must re-apply if he/she wishes to re-engage in the application process.