Counselor Information

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Greetings Counselors!

You are an important individual in a student's life - especially during the college search process. In order to better serve you, we have listed the requirements for students attending as a First Time Freshman, or as a Transfer Student from a community college or another higher education institution. If you would like to have an Admissions Counselor from Jacksonville State University visit your school or, if you need to contact your assigned Admissions Counselor, please visit our Meet Your Counselors page and choose your location.

To assist you and your students in the financial aid processes, we have some resources available below to help students and parents.

Thank you for all you do and if we can ever be of assistance, please let us know.

Go Gamecocks!

JSU Admissions Office


Counselors for First Time Freshmen

For a complete listing of requirements for First Time Freshmen, view the Admissions Procedures in the Undergraduate Catalogue.

TO APPLY:

  1. Student must fill out the JSU admissions application.

  2. Student must submit the required $35 application fee.

  3. Counselors, please submit one transcript through the junior year when a student applies for admission, and a final transcript after the student graduates. Jacksonville State University requires type of diploma and date of graduation on the final transcript. The diploma type is used to fulfill admission requirements as well as determining if a student is eligible for certain grants. It is also helpful to have class rank and final grade point average if available. We do prefer that ACT/SAT Scores be sent to JSU from the testing agency. However, we will take ACT/SAT Scores from an official high school transcript if necessary.


Mail transcripts in a school sealed envelope to:

Jacksonville State University
Admissions Office
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265

OR

Fax transcripts with school cover sheet to:

(256) 782-5953

Admissions Requirements

  • Unconditional Admission *
    ACT 20 and above (Composite)
    SAT 950 and above (Combined Critical Reading and Math)

  • Conditional Admission *
    ACT 17 - 19 (Composite)
    SAT 830 - 940 (Combined Critical Reading and Math)

Admissions Requirements Effective Fall 2015

  • Unconditional Admission *
    ACT 20 and above (Composite)
    SAT 950 and above (Combined Critical Reading and Math)
    High School Grade-Point Average 2.00 on 4.00 scale**

  • Conditional Admission *
    ACT 18 - 19 (Composite)
    SAT 870 - 940 (Combined Critical Reading and Math)
    High School Grade-Point Average 2.00 on 4.00 scale**

* Students who have not attended secondary school in 8 or more years, or are 25 years of age are exempt from this test score requirement.

**GPA will be taken from the final high school transcript provided to the Admissions Office after graduation. Students will be provisionally admitted until the final high school transcript has been received by the Admissions Office. Once the final transcript has been received, the GPA will be calculated and must meet the required minimum for admission.


Counselors for Community College Students & Students Transferring

For a complete listing of requirements for Transfer Students, view the Admissions Procedures in the Undergraduate Catalogue.

  • Complete the online application for admission.

  • Submit the $35 (U. S. currency) non-refundable application fee.

Transfer students are required to present one official transcript from each institution previously attended. These transcripts must be mailed to JSU directly from the institution, or placed in a sealed envelope from the institution. If less than 24 semester hours are accepted, you must also fulfill all requirements listed under the Freshman Admissions section.

If you are ineligible to return to the last institution attended you may not be admitted to JSU. You may want to contact the department of your respective major to determine if there are additional requirements for acceptance into your specific major.

Effective Fall 2015
Transfer students are required to present one official transcript from each institution previously attended. These transcripts must be sent to JSU directly from the institution, or placed in a sealed envelope from the institution. If less than 24 semester hours are accepted (based on hours computed by JSU), you must also fulfill all requirements listed under the Freshman Admissions section.  If you are ineligible to return to the last institution attended you may not be admitted to JSU.  Minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00* is required for unconditional admission (GPA used is that which is computed by JSU). Students with less than 2.00 cumulative GPA may be considered for admission after a review by the Admissions Committee.

*GPA will be computed from all transcripts received by the Admissions Office at the time of application.  In order for a review of the application to occur, all transcripts from previously attended colleges/universities must be in the Admissions Office.  Transfer students who are currently enrolled at an institution who also possess the required minimum GPA will be provisionally admitted until the final college transcript has been received by the Admissions Office.  Once the final transcript has been received, the GPA will be recalculated and must meet the required minimum for admission.



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Important Dates

Scholarship Period
October 1, 2013 - March 1, 2014

FAFSA Priority Deadline
March 15, 2014

Spring Preview Day
February 22, 2014
April 5, 2014

Housing Priority Deadline
May 1, 2014

Note: The application fee increased to $35 effective 8/28/2013