Undergraduate Admissions

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COVID-19 Updates

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The Office of Admissions at JSU is committed to providing you with information regarding your future enrollment. Our campus has been operating remotely over the past month, and we are excited to announce that our offices will re-open to visitors starting May 18th. We ask you to only come into the office if it is necessary, as your safety and the safety of our staff are our highest priority. Here are some of the changes we have made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: 

  • Effective April 8, 2020, JSU will waive admission ACT/SAT test score requirements for first-time freshman students entering in Summer or Fall 2020.
  • First-time freshman and transfer scholarships will be awarded through August 24, 2020. The scholarship upgrade (to allow for submission of additional test scores) deadline was extended from May 1 to August 1.
  • JSU’s priority decision deadline is May 1; however, JSU practices rolling admission. JSU will accept applications through the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester.  
  • JSU staff are now hosting Cocky Chats to meet with students virtually, on demand! Schedule your Cocky Chat session today at the link below.
  • Cocky Chats

COVID-19 Related Information for Incoming Students

We have also modified our campus tour schedule to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. We will also continue with our virtual information sessions. A link to register is at the Campus Visit page listed below.

Campus Visit/Virtual Session Registration 

JSU Admissions Facebook Page

Campus Resources and Fall Preview Day Registration

Let's get started!

Which best describes you?

  • Freshman - Never attended college or if you only attended college while you were in high school.
  • Transfer - Attended a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. This does not apply to dual enrollment students.
  • Jump Start Dual Enrollment - Jump Start is a dual enrollment program for high school students only. Students completing dual enrollment classes receive both high school and college credit. The courses available are determined by a contract with the high school.
  • International - Attended high school/college outside the United States.
  • Transient/Non-Degree Seeking - Non-degree seeking students taking courses for personal enrichment and / or to transfer to the institution where the degree is being pursued.
  • Returning - Attended JSU and earned credit but have not attended the past 2 semesters.

Important Dates

Fall 2021 Preferred Admissions Application Period

August 17, 2020 - August 1, 2021

Fall Preview Days

September 19, 2020 & October 3, 2020 (in-person) & November 5th (virtual)

Fall 2020 Preferred Admissions Application Period

August 15, 2019 - August 1, 2020 

2020-2021 Preferred FAFSA Application Period

October 1, 2019 - February 1, 2020

Fall 2020 Preferred Housing Application Period

October 1, 2019 - April 1, 2020

2020-2021 Competitive Scholarship Application Period

September 1, 2019 - February 1, 2020