Application Forms








Applying for our program is simple. Contact us and/or submit your application through our website by downloading the forms, filling them out, saving them, and emailing them to One of our Program Directors will get in touch with you. You must complete the following before your application is accepted and you can enroll as a student:


A TB test must have been performed within the last year with the date of the exam and test results faxed to our office or provided on the Pre-Admission Medical Evaluation.


You must be medically stabilized with the proper psychiatric support and mood stabilizing medications in place.


Each location has different rules on drug replacement therapy, depending on local laws and staff resources. Please ask our Program Directors at the site you want to apply to for more information. All applicants must be detoxed from illicit drugs before entering the program.

Along with the PRE-ADMISSION MEDICAL EVALUATION filled out by your doctor, you will also need to fill out the ADMISSION APPLICATION. Both forms must be filled out in full; if any information is missing, this will hold up the application process.

In the application, we will provide you a list of acceptable items to bring with you to the JVA, as well as our rules and standards.

Call 1-855-592-3001 to speak directly with us for more information.

How to prepare for entering the
John Volken Academy

There is little you need to do to prepare for the John Volken Academy. All you need to do is contact us through our website and/or fill out the two online applications in full; then, we will give you a call. You will need to get the proper medical examinations as well as a pass TB test. Once that is complete, and your applications are submitted and accepted, you will be ready to enter the John Volken Academy.
From there, our staff will reach out to you and help you get your legal affairs in order if necessary. Please be sure to have a valid ID(s) with you. If you do not have a valid ID, please let us know. Medications and medical conditions must be disclosed on our application before entering the facility.

Most of all, take a big breath.

We know this can be an overwhelming and challenging time. You will be embarking upon the best opportunity available to overcome your addiction. We are here to support you. You will find there is an entire community ready to bring you into the fold to support you and guide you through this journey.

John is often asked why he embarked on this demanding mission. A typical response is:

“The other day, a student made a rather serious mistake…that’s expected. It gave me an opportunity to spend some time with him. After our “heart to heart” we hugged and I told him that I loved him. He responded with tears and said, “My father never said that to me…and how can you love me after all the stupid things I have done?” I reassured him that his mistakes were behind him, and that he was on his way to a new life. That is what the John Volken Academy is all about. Forgiveness and change. There are tears, there are laughs, there is hope, there are struggles, there is change…The transformations are incredible! Every day I am grateful to God for the opportunity to be part of changing lives.”