The information found on this web page has been placed here to assist foreign nationals desiring to take classes from their home country or enter the United States on an F-1 Student Visa.
1. Application for Admission. Complete and sign an Application for Admission. You may apply on-line at http://www.jones.edu/applications/international-application. To avoid delays, print out the application and sign it. You may then mail it to Jones College, 5353 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211-5588, or fax it to 904-743-4446. Unsigned applications will be returned to the applicant for signature, and must be signed and returned to the college before consideration by the Admissions Committee.
2. Copies of your high school transcript indicating evidence of graduation and copies of college transcripts. These must be translated into English.
3. Satisfactory Test Scores. A foreign student from a non-English country MUST provide the College with either their TOEFL or IELTS scores. For paper-based TOEFL tests, the student must have a score of 497 or better, with no individual test section score below 47. For internet-based TOEFL tests (TOEFL iBT), the student must have a score of 60 or better, with no individual test section score below 12. For the IELTS tests, the student must have a score of 6.0 or better, with no individual tests section score below a 5.0. The student will then be required to take the CPAt equivalent test online prior to arrival on campus or the CPAt test upon arriving on campus to determine the need for academic counseling and preparatory coursework.
4. Internet accessibility. You must have Internet access and computer software and hardware described on the web site in [Online Learning Requirements]. Reading the [Online Learning Instructions] is also helpful.
5. Pay in advance for the courses selected. The cost per credit hour is $305; the cost per course is $915. There may be additional fees, so please inquire. Students must take a minimum of six credit hours (cost in USA funds - $1,830 tuition plus $70 fees totaling $1900).
6. Textbook expenses. An estimate of the cost of textbooks at this time is $250 for every three credit hour course. For 24 credits, estimate $2,000 and for 30 credit hours, estimate $2500.
Required textbooks and supplemental material designated for each course must be purchased. Purchasing may be done over the Internet on sites like Amazon.com. The titles of required textbooks and supplemental material, names of publishers and the names of suggested retailers will be posted prior to the start of each term. Students taking courses from their own country may be required to take all tests through proctors.
Payments can be made online. If you would like to wire transfer payment, contact Mary Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Application for Admissions. Complete and sign an Application for Admission form with the date you wish to enroll. You may apply online at http://http://www.jones.edu/applications/international-application.
Note: Unless you have the technology to sign electronically, your application, once received by the college, will have to be mailed back to you for signature. Until Jones College receives a completed, signed application and all of the required documentation, you cannot be accepted unconditionally. Once all documents are in order, you will be mailed an acceptance letter.
2. Copies of your high school transcript indicating evidence of graduation and copies of college transcripts. If the transcripts are in a language other than English, a notarized English translation must be included.
3. Evidence of financial stability. Immigration regulations require that you be able to meet all your educational and living expenses from your own resources while attending college in this country. This is evidenced by providing a copy of your bank statement, stated in US dollars, showing you can meet the requirements listed below for living expenses for one year and payment of all tuition and fees for one semester. For a full semester, please remit $3,660 plus $45 in fees or $3,705 total. For a mini term, please remit $1,830 plus $45 in fees for a total of $1,875.
Your payment can be made by a Certified Bank Draft, check or Money Order. If your expenses are to be met through a government scholarship, please enclose a financial guarantee letter from your government in lieu of tuition payment.
4. Satisfactory TOEFL score. A foreign student from a non-English country MUST provide the College with either their TOEFL or IELTS scores. For paper-based TOEFL tests, the student must have a score of 497 or better, with no individual test section score below 47. For internet-based TOEFL tests (TOEFL iBT), the student must have a score of 60 or better, with no individual test section score below 12. For the IELTS tests, the student must have a score of 6.0 or better, with no individual tests section score below a 5.0. The student will then be required to take the CPAt equivalent test online prior to arrival on campus or the CPAt test upon arriving on campus to determine the need for academic counseling and preparatory coursework.
5. Textbook expenses. An estimate of the cost of textbooks at this time is $250 for every three credit hour course. For 24 credits, estimate $2,000 and for 30 credit hours, estimate $3,000.
6. Living expenses. Estimated living expenses in the Jacksonville area are $15,000 - $20,000 per year. Once again, a copy of your bank statement must be provided showing these amounts are available.
When all the required documentation is received, a determination will be made and you will be notified. An I-20 form will be completed and forwarded to you. If you live in a country that restricts the transfer of funds, you must provide proof to Jones College and the US Consulate or Embassy that funds are approved for transfer to the United States. To receive your visa, you must interview at a US Embassy or Consulate, present your I-20 and show documents proving you have been accepted for study in the U.S.A., present documentation that proves you can pay for your education, and that you will return to your country at the conclusion of your studies.
For more information, you may wish to visit the following site: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html
Future term start dates - Please indicate your preference on the application.
Jacksonville Campus Addresses and Telephone Numbers:
Note: If calling from overseas, please keep time differences in mind and always dial the United States country code (01) prior to dialing the ten digit telephone numbers.
Jones College contact information is available here.
Academic Support & Tutoring
Academic Support and Tutoring are available. Please refer to the contact list to reach the Dean of your campus.
Jones College does not have student housing. The Arlington Campus is located in Jacksonville, FL zip code 32211; the West Campus is in Jacksonville, FL zip code 32205. You will save transportation costs by locating housing within these zip codes.
Students will be responsible for obtaining their own accommodations. Assistance with local housing information will be provided on request. Jones College does not take responsibility for any problems relating to the rental and/or use of these premises. We can provide you with a list of available room and apartment rentals. It is strongly recommended that apartment searches begin prior to your arrival in the United States. Use the links listed below to look for apartments in the Jones College metropolitan location (Jacksonville, Florida).
Note: Jones College does not provide on-campus housing to students. Two guest units are available at the Arlington Campus. If available, these guest units will be reserved for up to one week for students arriving in Jacksonville from foreign countries.
Jacksonville Apartment Search Links:
Another useful link is the Florida Times Union Newspaper Sunday edition: http://www.jacksonville.co.
Jacksonville Public Transportation Information:
Both Jacksonville campuses can be reached via public transportation. Go to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority website http://www.jtafla.com/Default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 for schedule information. The Arlington Campus bus stop is at the Town and Country Shopping Center (AR-20). It is suggested all students use the "Plan Your Trip" link found on the JTA website. Taxi service is also available.
Use this link to find directions from any location in Jacksonville to our two Campus locations.
Students in the United States on F-1 student visas may request a Florida driver license. Refer to the following website for additional information: http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/faqkeys.html
Knowledge of Florida motor vehicle laws will be required.
Travel arrangements in to and out of the United States can be made utilizing the following websites: http://www.travelocity.com/ and http://www.cheaptickets.com, among many others. Credit card payment is required to use these services. If cash payment is necessary, students will need to contact individual airlines or travel agents when making travel arrangements.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Information.
Foreign students desiring to attend classes at Jones College must have demonstrated English language proficiency. Proficiency examinations may be taken online or at designated locations as listed on the TOEFL website link: http://www.toefl.com.
Financial Aid is not available for international students. Below you will find links to web sites that offer international student loan options:
All international students are eligible for Jones College's International Student Grant. For every 27 hours (nine courses) of coursework successfully completed by international students, upon your written request, Jones College will waive tuition and fees, if applicable, for the student's next class (10th course). This grant applies to international students taking coursework on campus and in their home countries.
United States Government Agencies of Interest