Office of Academic Assistance
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 class-tutoring program is funded by and coordinated through this office. 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 Testing Services administers the CLEP and proctors tests for correspondence courses for on-campus students. For general information, fees, or to schedule an appointment, call 479-524-7464.
Office of Disability Services
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 ADA Amendments Act of 2008, John Brown University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students who are disabled. The coordinator 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, Coordinator, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (479) 524-7401, or stop by the Office of Disability Services located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), Room 150 on the main campus.
International Programs Department
The International Programs Department (IPD) serves the needs of international students including F-1 Visa students, Walton scholars, Missionary Kids (MK’s), and Third Culture Kids (TCK’s). International Programs Department directs and supports international educational opportunities through studies programs and missions opportunities. They also sponsor regular on-campus social and cultural activities are sponsored 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 benefit from and contribute to the Christ-centered intercultural environment of JBU.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. IPD represents the Department of Homeland Security through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement on behalf of international students who have been accepted by John Brown University. IPD issues an I-20 to international students so they can obtain and maintain the proper F-1 immigration status.
Walton International Scholarship Programs. The Walton International Scholarship Program (WISP) awards scholarships to 60 students from Central America and Mexico. IPD attentively seeks to support growth and long-term success for its WISP scholars. IPD also ensures the return of WISP students to their home countries to satisfy the scholarship requirements and to benefit their home countries to satisfy the scholarship requirements and to benefit their home countries.
International Education. IPD administers our Semester and Summer Irish Studies Program as well as a variety of JBU international summer studies programs and mission teams. IPD also links students with international and domestic studies opportunities offered through the Council of Christian Colleges & Universities and other JBU approved programs.