FAQs for First-Time Freshmen

Go to http://www.jsu.edu/undergraduate/apply/index.html  and choose First Time Freshman.

All transcripts must come directly from your high school to be considered official. We accept transcripts electronically through services including Parchment, SendEDU, etc. We also accept them emailed to transcripts@jsu.edu so long as the school’s administrator sends from their school email account. Transcripts may also be mailed to our office in a sealed envelope. Our address is Attn: Admissions, 700 Pelham Rd N Admissions Office Jacksonville, AL 36265.

Admissions will email you at the address listed on your application each time we receive a new item for your admissions application. You can reach out to admissions@jsu.edu  or call 256-782-5268 if you would like to check on your status. We ask that you share your full name, date of birth, and the method of how your documents were sent so that we may best serve you!

We typically open the application in mid-August for high school seniors (ex. Mid-August 2020, high school seniors can apply for Fall 2021)

We will take the highest GPA listed on your transcript. If that is your weighted GPA, we will use it!

ACT recently announced changes to super-score ACT exams starting in September of 2020. We do not currently have a super-score policy, but are certainly considering. Currently, we take the highest composite score on file.

If you are denied admission or do not wish to enroll at the admissions status you were granted, you may appeal your decision. Appeals are not guaranteed and are reviewed by a committee made of faculty and staff. If you wish to appeal, you must send the following: 1) letter of appeal from yourself, detailing why you should be considered for admission, 2) letter of recommendation from a teacher in an Academic subject.

Sign in to your MyJSU and JSU GEM accounts (login information on your acceptance letter), apply for scholarships (JSU and outside scholarships), housing, and complete the FAFSA and have it sent to JSU. Once open, register for Gamecock Orientation. You may also attend optional events such as Accepted Student Days, Preview Days, campus tours, events in your community, etc.

Yes; until you actually enroll in classes, you can change your major through our office by filling out this form: https://webprod.jsu.edu/recruit_inquiry/application_change.php

Additional Information/Contact

• For information regarding Financial Aid and JSU Scholarships, visit http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/  
• For information about Housing, visit http://www.jsu.edu/housing/  
• For information about Gamecock Orientation, visit http://www.jsu.edu/go/  
• Contact the Office of Admissions at 256-782-5268 or admissions@jsu.edu