FAQ

Academics

When is Orientation?
A. Orientation for the Fall 2016 entering class is scheduled for the weekend before classes start. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students and the full schedule of events can be found on the Orientation page and will be updated as information is released.

When will I register for classes?
A. When you submit your seat deposit you are automatically registered for you first year courses, and there are no further steps you need to make.

When will I receive my class schedule?
A. You will receive your class schedule in mid to late July.

When is the first day of class?
A. Classes begin on Monday, August 15, 2016.

When will I receive my required book list?
A. You will receive your book list in mid to late July.

When will I receive my first assignments?
A. First assignments will be available in late July to early August via the Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School website.

Financial Aid

What is Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School’s FASFA code?
A. Our school code G31733

When will I receive my financial aid award letter?
A. Award letters will be sent to your AJMLS email address in mid-July. You will also be provided a cost of attendance sheet at that time. The award letter will list all pending aid disbursements (including scholarships). If you need to decrease any amount shown on the award letter, just make the changes in the area(s) provided, sign the letter, and return it to the Financial Aid Office.

The StudentLoans.gov website says that I need the school’s cost of attendance sheet, my financial aid award letter, and access to my student account in order to complete Entrance Counseling. What do I do?
A. It is recommended that you have these documents, only if the school has released the information to you; however, you can still complete entrance counseling without them. If you prefer to wait until you have access to the recommended information, you can complete entrance counseling in July without penalty.

What loan amount should I enter when applying for the Grad PLUS Loan?
A. When applying for the PLUS Loan you want to make sure you borrow enough aid to cover the full cost of attendance. Under the “Loan Amount Requested” section it is recommended that you select the first option: “I want to borrow the maximum Direct PLUS Loan amount for which I am eligible, as determined by the school.” This way you can be sure to have the right amount of loan eligibility. You can always adjust the amount after you receive your financial aid award letter.

I have an in-school deferment request that must be signed by a school official, to whom should I send it?
A. Any deferment of loans for incoming students will not go into effect until the start of the fall semester. Therefore, it would be best to bring the request form with you to Orientation. At that time, a representative from either the Registrar’s Office or Financial Aid can sign the form. Also, student enrollment data will be sent to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) on August 15th. Most loan servicers will be notified of student enrollment via the NSC. Check with your loan servicer to verify that they use the NSC for enrollment updates. If they do, it will save you the hassle of sending a paper form as the deferment will be done electronically.

What private loan providers work with the law school?
A. The Sallie Mae SmartOption Loan is available to Atlanta’s John Marshall students. More info on the loan and how to apply can be found atwww.salliemae.com.

I have additional financial aid questions, who should I contact?
A. Montré Everett is our Director of Financial Aid and he can be reached at 912-525-3903 or meverett@johnmarshall.edu.

Housing/Relocation/Transportation

I’m in the process of looking for housing, where do most students live?
A. There is a wide variety of housing options available for our students. We recommend using www.ProMove.com as a starting place.

I’m interested in finding a roommate; do you all have a roommate matching service?
A. If you will be looking for a roommate when you arrive in Atlanta and would like to be included in the roommate pool, please fill out the Roommate Matching Form and email it to admissions@johnmarshall.edu upon completion. The information you provide will be entered into an Excel spreadsheet and distributed to only those individuals who opted to participate in the roommate selection pool. You will then have the opportunity to review the information and contact the individual(s) that you feel would be the best match for you!

Does Atlanta offer a public transit system?
A. Atlanta has a public transportation system in the area called MARTA, which has a stop (Arts Center) two blocks away from the school. More information can be found on www.itsmarta.com

Technology

When will I receive my AJMLS email account information?
A. You should receive your school affiliated e-mail address and login information by late June or early July.

What is the Online Student Services System, and when do I receive my login information?
A. The Online Student Services System, also referred to as “MyAJMLS,” is a web portal designed for students to access information regarding registration, student records and student services. You will receive an e-mail with your login information and instructions in late July.

What information can be accessed via MyAJMLS?
A. Through the student portal you can view your current schedule, book list, bill & financial aid awards, and much more.

I have additional technology questions, who should I contact?
A. Harold Bieber is our Director of Information Technology and he can be reached at 678-916-2690, Hbieber@johnmarshall.edu, or itsupport@johnmarshall.edu