Undergraduate Admissions

How to Apply for Undergraduate Studies in Rome

The Office of Admissions seeks to admit a diverse, talented pool of students each year. We are looking for students who seek a unique international environment, challenging dynamic classes, and who will take full advantage of the opportunities that studying and living in Rome provide.


Admission to John Cabot's undergraduate program is based on a review of the following items:

1. Completed application form. We accept both our online application and the common application.

2. A 600 word college essay.

3. $50/€50 non-refundable application fee. Please note that only U.S. and Canadian citizens may pay in dollars. Payment options.

4. Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary school work to date: transcripts not in English or Italian must be accompanied by a certified English language translation.

5. Interview by phone, zoom, or in person.

6. Letter(s) of Recommendation or Teacher Evaluation Form. Two for freshman applicants, one for transfer applicants.

7. SAT or ACT results (Optional). Students wishing to provide their SAT/ACT results as part of their application may share them with John Cabot University directly through Collegeboard; John Cabot University's code for SAT is 2795 / ACT code is 5283.

8. Evidence of English Language Proficiency (please follow the link for more information on JCU's English requirements)

We encourage all degree-seeking applicants and transfer applicants to submit their official high school transcripts or college/university transcripts via Parchment Services, E-Script or Student Clearinghouse.

Please note that candidates are responsible for ensuring that the completed application and all supporting materials reach the University in accordance with our application deadlines. After submitting your application, you may check your application checklist and ultimately view your admissions decision by logging in to our online application.

Students living in the United States or Canada may send their completed application and materials to either the U.S. Mailing Address in Washington, D.C. or directly to the Office of Admissions in Rome. Please note that you should only send your materials to one location.

The University is open to all applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or disability in any of its policies, programs, and services.

Rome Admissions Office
John Cabot University
Via della Lungara 233

00165 Rome, Italy
Tel: +(39) 06-681-9121
Fax: +(39) 06-589-2088
email: [email protected]
U.S. Mailing Address
John Cabot University
One Metro Center
700 12th Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC, 20005 
Toll free number: 1-855-JCU-ROMA
email: [email protected]