Frequently asked questions

Why wait? We want you to register for Golden Bull Academy as soon as possible!

Yes, it is free for you and your two guests!

Yes, it is mandatory! We want to ensure your curricular and co-curricular success and you can get a “head start” by joining us to learn more about your educational, social and cultural journey at JCSU, by attending Golden Bull Academy. 

Please contact us at and we will work with you and your family to move your session date. 

Johnson C. Smith University has a thriving international presence on campus and we are excited that you have selected our institution. Yes, you should attend GBA! We encourage you to take into consideration your overall travel plans to the United States since the fall semester commences on Monday, August 15, 2022.  For more information about our International Student Experience, I-20 generation process, etc., then please contact the Registrar’s Office at

Yes! JCSU requires that you arrive fully vaccinated and boosted--meaning you have either received the Johnson and Johnson ("one-and-done" shot) or the Moderna/Pfizer (two shots) vaccinations and a corresponding booster.  

Verification of your vaccination and booster experience will be determined by one of the following:  

  • Providing a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card that will be kept in your health records in Health Services; or,  
  • Including vaccination and booster verification, as evidenced by a doctor or vaccination clinic, as a part of your regular Health Immunization Form submission to Health Services 

Since you will be coming to Golden Bull Academy, you can bring your verification with you and provide a copy to Health Services. If you have questions or concerns about this requirement (i.e., need to request a medical and/or religious exemption), then please contact Dr. Marian Jones, Director of Health Services, at or 704.378.1074, for further assistance. 

Great question! You can provide your completed Health Immunization Form and all supporting medical documents two, main ways (see below). And don’t forget, you can bring your Health Immunization Form and medical documents, including proof of your COVID-19 vaccine and booster, to Golden Bull Academy with you.  

By Fax: 704.378.3530 

By Email: