JSU College Credit Program

Officers graduating from a pre-approved APOSTC regional academy session may receive fifteen (15) semester hours credit from Jacksonville State University (JSU) at no cost. This program is administered by JSU. Eligible students attending these academies must follow the instructions below to receive credit.

Student Instructions for Fall 2019 Academy Students

1. Attend a pre-approved APOSTC basic academy session.

  • Currently, this program is only available to regional students attending the 13-week basic law enforcement certification course at Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy, Law Enforcement Academy – Tuscaloosa or the Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center.

2. Register with Jacksonville State University at the beginning of the session

  • Students may not register with JSU for this credit before attending an academy
  • However, registration should be completed WITHIN 48 HOURS of beginning an academy session.

Register Online

  • Complete and Submit the electronic JSU application after academy orientation
    • Select the appropriate term – Fall 2019
    • Provide all personal information requested
    • Answer all questions concerning academic and criminal history
    • Electronically sign and date
    • Click ‘SUBMIT’

3. Successfully graduate from the basic academy.

  • Students must complete all graduation requirements and receive their APOSTC certification to maintain eligibility for this program
  • College course grades will mirror the student’s academic average from the basic session.

4. Direct questions to the JSU Registrar’s Office (no earlier than four (4) weeks after graduation)

  • Upon graduation, student’s should allow at least four (4) weeks for the credit to process.
  • JSU provides college credit for predesignated courses in Criminal Justice. These courses are subject to change.
    • Currently, the courses are: Intro to Criminal Justice, Intro to Law Enforcement, Traffic Control, Patrol Procedures, and Internship in Law Enforcement. These courses range from 100-400 level courses in the undergraduate program.
  • Any questions regarding earned college credit should be directed to the JSU Registrar’s Office (256-782-5400)Law Enforcement Academies do not manage the college credit and cannot answer program questions.