May 19, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 Archived Catalog

Services & Resources

Office of Academic Assistance & Student Support Services

Students may contact the academic assistance coordinator for assistance in further developing their academic skills. This includes such areas as study skills, note-taking skills, time management, test-taking skills, and other skills that help students succeed academically. Study skills videos that help improve reading, writing, and math are available. The coordinator will help a student engage an individual tutor, if one is available, but payment is the responsibility of the student.

The Office of Academic Assistance on the Siloam Springs campus administers the CLEP and proctors tests for correspondence courses. For general information, fees, or to schedule an appointment at the Siloam Springs campus, call (479) 524-7471. The Rogers Center can be reached at (479) 631-4665.

Services for Students with Disabilities

It is the goal of John Brown University that all enrolled students be given equal opportunity to succeed in their quest for a higher education that is based upon our “Christ Over All” philosophy and that integrates the educational principles of “Head, Heart, and Hand.”

In accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADDA, John Brown University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students who are disabled. The director of student support services works with students and instructors to arrange appropriate assistance in learning and physical access. Students having documented disabilities are encouraged to contact Jarrod Heathcote, Director, by email to, or by phone at (479) 524-7401.

International Programs Department

The International Programs Department (IPD) serves the needs of international students including Walton scholars, MK’s and third culture students. The office also offers assistance with international student orientation, immigration regulations, and international education opportunities. IPD sponsors social and cultural activities to promote Intercultural awareness and understanding among the entire JBU community.

Mission Statement: The International Programs Department of John Brown University supports students, faculty, and staff who will benefit from and contribute to the intercultural environment of JBU.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. IPD assists students, faculty, and staff in obtaining and maintaining the proper immigration status. Workshops are conducted on immigration, employment, and U.S. tax issues.

Walton International Scholarship Programs. The Walton International Scholarship Program (WISP) awards 60 annual scholarships to undergraduate students from Central America and Mexico. IPD attentively seeks to ensure growth and long-term success for its WISP scholars.

International Education. IPD administers, in conjunction with the academic college, our Semester in Ireland studies program, and a variety of JBU international summer studies programs. IPD also links students with international and domestic studies opportunities offered through the Council of Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). Short-term international mission teams are coordinated by the Office of Christian Formation in partnership with the IPD.

Friendship Family Program. This program connects international students with a host family who will help in the adjustment process and contributes to students’ success by providing care and support.

Learning Resources

John Brown University Library - the Arutunoff Learning Resource Center

Information Technology Services