Information for Future Students

Virtual and Live Events

Financial Aid/Scholarships

JSU Admissions will be hosting a Financial Aid/Scholarships Facebook Live event on April 2nd at 5pm CT.

Join us April 2 @ 5pm 

Dual Enrollment

JSU Admissions will be hosting a Facebook Live Event for Dual Enrollment on April 7th at 5pm CT.

Virtual FAFSA Filing Sessions

Students/parents that would like to schedule a session, contact and one of the Financial Aid Counselors will respond directly with their availability. Appointments can be online or over the phone depending the technology capabilities of the requestor.

Jacksonville State University has made the decision to suspend on-campus classes and operations in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, or novel coronavirus. Our staff will continue working remotely and are capable of maintaining all admissions operations, including the admission of new students. If you need to reach our office, we ask that you please contact our staff in the following formats:

Our main admissions phone line, 256-782-5268, will not be active during our remote operations but individuals may call and leave voicemails, which we will return. We are here to assist you and can meet with you virtually in several formats including FaceTime, Microsoft Teams, and much more! Connect with us at the contact info above to schedule a time to meet virtually. Please note that we will be closed March 19, 20, and 23-27 for our extended Spring Break period.

We value all students and their families who are interested in Jacksonville State University and aim to serve your needs. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have!

Jump Start Dual Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you are high school students who are following the guidelines of your general education classes; however, in order to properly grant you college credit at the end of the semester the college class material should follow the syllabus and move ahead as possible. We know this is a very challenging time, and we have asked your instructors to be flexible through the rest of the semester. JSU is observing spring break beginning tomorrow, March 19-30. You may find that your dual enrollment instructors may not assign any new work during that time. If your school system has already observed a spring break, your instructor may choose to continue with assignments.

Many instructors have provided essay assignments, projects, and material that can be done without WiFi access over the course of the next two weeks. As stated previously, some may choose to observe JSU’s spring break and you may not have assignments due from March 19-30. Students should ask their dual enrollment instructor on specific assignments for their class. Our academic affairs faculty and staff are working on a plan should schools (including JSU) continue to need additional virtual support after the two-week period.

JSU is aware many of our students have not used Canvas (the preferred Learning Management System [LMS] for JSU) if they have been taking classes at their high school. Instructors have been approved to use the LMS their local school uses(Google classroom, etc.) if they are not currently using Canvas.

All of our adjunct faculty and JSU staff recognize this is an unprecedented situation for our students. We will all work closely with students to reassure them and help to promote academic success. Students may find their instructors use a variety of approaches to accomplish assignments on the syllabus (conference calls, Zoom meetings, or simply providing assignments via email). It is even more important now that students check their JSU and school email for updates on course assignments. In the end, we will all resolve to use as much flexibility as necessary for you to complete the semester.

April 15 is still the due date for the Fall 2020 Jump Start Scholarship application. The main reason this deadline has been extended is because we have a goal to award these scholarships before the school year ends so that you can financially plan for your fall classes.

Possibly one of the biggest disruptions to our normal practices is that our office cannot visit your school to assist with summer and fall registration. Please continue to check your JSU email or the JSU Admissions Facebook for possible Live Events as well as Zoom tutorials for how to register. We also have the online student manual that provides step-by-step instructions on how to register for classes along with screenshots. Note: If you have been granted early access to our program, you will not be able to register until you are admitted (upon our office receiving your high school authorization form). Please know that you have plenty of time to accomplish this task and we will work with you to ensure you are ready for the Fall semester. If you are considering summer classes, please contact your guidance counselor for further instruction.

We will also be waiving the need for students to complete the Course Selection Form in order to register. However, your registration will be conditional until your guidance counselor gives final approval. A final report will be sent to schools listing all registration for all students. If a course is not approved, JSU reserves the right to remove your registration. Visit the Jump Start page for more information regarding course selection and course offerings for your specific high school.

We’ve requested all school counselors to send all official document requests electronically via email, Parchment, Send, or any other free resource to our processing team.

We will also be granting students without a High School Authorization form EARLY ACCESS to our program. This will allow all new students to be able to complete scholarship applications and other important steps needed. However, as stated, they will not be able to register for classes due to admissions hold on their account. If a HSAF is submitted on the students’ behalf, the student will be able to complete registration.

If you are registering for EH 101, you will need to log into your MyJSU, Select Placement Exam, and start the English EdReady. You will need to complete the skill path until you get a 90. Then you will email Mrs. Knight at to let her know you have gotten the required score.

If you are registering for MS 112, you will need to log into your MyJSU Select Placement Exam, and start the Math EdReady. You will need a score of 80 to take MS 112. You will not need to email Mrs. Knight when you reach this score as the system will update in 24 hours to unlock registration for this class.