Jump Start Dual Enrollment Program

Jump Start Dual Enrollment Mission
The mission of the Jump Start Dual Enrollment program is to create a community of learners within the high school who have decided that college coursework is an option for them.  These students actively participate in dual enrollment courses, navigate through the procedures of a JSU student, and take responsibility for their learning, making them well-equipped to enter any college or university and to be successful freshmen.

Jump Start Scholarship Application - Due November 1, 2019

J-STEAM Application - Due December 1, 2019

Jump Start High School Authorization Form

Jump Start Dual Enrollment Course Selection Sheet

Jump Start Dual Enrollment Policies

A student is eligible to be a part of the Jump Start Dual Enrollment program if he or she meets the following requirements:

The Supporting our Students (SOS) Manual details important information for students to be successful in JSU's Jump Start Dual Enrollment Program.

Accepted students can complete a competitive application for Jump Start Dual Enrollment Scholarships. The scholarships pay the current tuition cost of one course, $486. The application may be submitted here and must be completed by November 1, 2019.

Currently, Jump Start Dual Enrollment students who are seeking admission as first time freshmen to JSU will be required to do submit a new Readmission Application in order to apply for that status. You will not need to submit a new application along with the $35 application fee.

Jump Start Dual Enrollment students who do not meet admission requirements but have successfully completed JSU Jump Start Dual Enrollment coursework can be admitted due to their previous JSU coursework.

FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, extends to Jump Start Dual Enrollment students. Under FERPA provisions, a release form is required from students in order for information to be released to parents, counselors, and teachers. For new students applying to the program, this release form is embedded within the digital admissions application.  Since the information contained in FERPA is vast, a link is provided to JSU’s page on FERPA. All parties are encouraged to read over the information on the webpage.

Jump Start Dual Enrollment students will be issued credit upon completion of the course.  A transcript will be issued per student’s request. Visit Transcript Requests for more information.

All JSU Adjunct Faculty are held to high academic standards.  All adjuncts have been awarded a master’s degree, and they have completed at least 18 graduate hours in the field in which they teach. 

In order to drop a class before the academic penalty period, the student may go online to his or her MyJSU account to drop the course.  Check the Academic Calendar for dates to drop without academic penalty. 

Withdrawal

Tuition will be refunded as follows for Fall and Spring Semesters:

  • 100% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from all courses from the semester occurs by the last day to register for the semester.
  • 80% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from all courses from semester occurs within one (1) week after the close of the registration period.
  • 50% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from classes occurs within three (3) weeks after the close of registration.
  • No adjustment if withdrawal occurs thereafter. Tuition will be refunded as follows for Summer semesters:
  • 100% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from the summer semester occurs by the last day to register for that semester.
  • 80% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from a summer semester occurs within one (1) day after the close of the registration period for that semester.
  • 50% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from a summer semester occurs within two (2) days after the close of registration.
  • No adjustment if withdrawal occurs thereafter.

Change of Course(s) or Drop

Tuition will be refunded as follows for Dropped Courses during all semesters:

  • 100% of total tuition charged for the dropped course if the drop occurs by the last day to register.
  • No refund for dropping of a course after the last day to register for the semester.

Jump Start Dual Enrollment students with disabilities are encouraged to contact DSS with any questions they might have concerning utilizing DSS support.  Please visit the Disability Support Services webpage for more information.

As each participating high school handles textbooks in a different manner, contact your school for more information. Jump Start Dual Enrollment students will be expected to use the same materials used by other JSU students including required and recommended resources.

JSU offers tuition at a reduced rate, currently one-half, to dual enrollment students.  Currently, there is no federal financial aid available for dual enrollment students, but prepaid programs (i.e. – PACT) may be used.

There is no financial aid possible for dual enrollment students, but PACT plans may be used.  Please contact Office of Financial Aid if using those type of plans to pay for DE courses.  Payment plans may also be set up through the Bursar’s Office prior to the payment deadline.  Visit www.jsu.edu/bursar for more information on payment plans and deadlines.

JSU's Jump Start Dual Enrollment program offers scholarship opportunities twice yearly for fall and spring semesters.

Students who have a parent who has worked full-time at JSU for one year are eligible for tuition assistance for dual enrollment classes. For more information, contact 256-782-5677.

Jump Start Dual Enrollment students receive some of the same benefits as other JSU students.  They are able to have a student ID made on campus, utilize the services of the library including book checkout and copy machine services, attend tutoring sessions on campus, use the writing lab, and use the student recreational center located at Stephenson Hall.

Jump Start Dual Enrollment students are able to take online courses with the approval of the participating high school. Jump Start Dual Enrollment can help facilitate the process by introducing the learning management system (Canvas). However, dual enrollment students must have regular access to an internet enabled computer to be enrolled in an online course. These classes, in order to count for dual enrollment credit, must be taken in lieu of, not in addition to, the regular high school course.

Students should have AP, IB, and ACT scores sent as soon after the testing date as possible in order to aid in placement into the appropriate coursework. A detailed listing of AP and IB score equivalency may be found at JSU Academic Regulations.

Contact your high school counselor or JSU Coordinator, Jump Start Dual Enrollment at (256) 782-5142.  Students who wish to take EH 101 are required to submit scores from ACT or SAT.  Learn more about math placement.

Membership Requirements: 17 or older and active registration in dual enrollment classes. Memberships are purchased each semester at the student rate (currently $190). Membership dates are effective during the active dates of the semester as indicated on the academic calendar. Visitor passes are only available for ages 18+ at a $10/visit rate (age requirement due to waivers needing signed). 

Steps to enroll as a member of the RFC:

  1. Go in-person to the student accounts office (2nd Floor of Bibb Graves Hall) who will verify requirements are met and charge the facility fee.
  2. Once the facility fee is paid, take the receipt AND student ID card to the RFC. 
  3. The student will complete waiver and membership enrollment at RFC (students who are 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to complete the waiver)