Admissions at John Cabot University

Information for Counselors

WELCOME COUNSELORS!

John Cabot University is an American-accredited international liberal arts university located in Rome, Italy. With about 1,400 students from over 80 countries, our average class size is 15-20. Earning a degree at John Cabot will allow your students to leverage the inclusive international community as well as the partnerships with over 650 companies in and outside of Italy that come with being a student at JCU. We offer US federal aid and our own institutional scholarships so there is always a way to help your student find their path to Rome.

During these challenging times, the JCU community has been coming together to ensure that our students are safe and continue to receive an excellent education. We have several plans in place for what is to come in the future, including social distancing in the classroom, safe single-occupancy housing, and other practices to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community. Information and resources are available on the JCU Responds to COVID-19 page.  

Attending John Cabot may be out of your students’ comfort zone, but that is where they will grow the most.

SAT/ACT WAIVED

John Cabot University has waived the SAT/ACT requirement for students applying for the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021 semesters, given the inability of many students to take the tests.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be completed by the application deadlines listed to receive an admissions decision by the notification date corresponding to that application deadline. Applications that are completed after the application deadline will be considered applications for the subsequent deadline.

Students should note that greater scholarship and financial aid funds may be available earlier in the application cycle. Due to the Italian high school cycle, students from Italian licei have slightly different requirements.

FALL

 Deadline Name  Application Deadline  Notification Date Deposit Deadline 
Early Action November 15 December 15 June 1
Regular Decision March 1 April 1 June 1
Late Decision I June 1 June 15 July 1
Late Decision II* July 31 August 5 August 5
*only available to students who do not require a study visa

SPRING 

Deadline Name   Application Deadline  Notification Date Deposit Deadline  
Regular Decision October 15 October 20 November 1
Late Decision I November 15 December 5 December 5
Late Decision II* December 15 December 20 December 20
*only available to students who do not require a study visa

SUMMER

Deadline Name Application Deadline Decision Notification Deposit Deadline
Summer I April 15 Rolling April 30
Summer II May 15 Rolling May 20
*only available to students who do not require a study visa

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

Students who are non-native speakers of English must demonstrate evidence of English language proficiency for admission to the University's degree program and English Language for University Studies program unless the student has done the following:

  • Two years of study in a U.S.-accredited, International Baccalaureate, or United Kingdom diploma program where English is the only medium of instruction
  • Two years of study in an English-speaking country listed on the U.K. Ministry of Education or in the educational systems of these countries (regardless of location) where English is the only medium of instruction

If the English proficiency of any applicant is in question, the Admissions Committee will request additional information or documentation. Students who meet the entrance requirements of the University but lack sufficient preparation in written and spoken English may be eligible to enter the University’s ENLUS Program, an intensive English language course which prepares students for study at the university level.

Who is my Admissions Counselor?

Contact [email protected] to find out which JCU Admissions Counselor is assigned to your region.

Join our Counselor fly-in program! 

Once a year, we have a select amount of counselors who are flown over to Rome to see our beautiful campus, learn more about the culture of John Cabot University, meet members of our dedicated staff, and enjoy the Eternal City! For a chance to be picked for our counselor fly-in program, fill out our form

 Ramzi Assir

Ramzi Assir - US Admissions Counselor

"As an alumnus and now admissions counselor for John Cabot, I tell all prospective students that you have the rest of your life to live in your home country. If you have a chance to live and study in Rome you should take it."