Freshman Requirements

Steps to Apply

Applying for admission to Jacksonville State University is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Complete the application for admission.
  2. Submit the $35 (USD) non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit all required documents.

We strongly encourage you to apply six to nine months prior to the expected date of enrollment.

Decisions regarding admissibility to the University will be made as soon as all necessary credentials are received in the Office of Admissions. 

Admission Requirements (2021 Terms)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JSU will not require the ACT or SAT for admission for any 2021 term. To be admitted students must have the following:

  • Official High School Grade Point Average 2.00 on 4.00 scale
    • Based on high school GPA, some first-time freshman may be required to enroll in a learning skills course and/or student success coaching during their freshman year at JSU.

If you do not initially meet admission requirements, you may appeal your admissions decision through our undergraduate Admissions Committee. 

**GPA will be taken from the high school transcript which must be complete through the Junior Year. 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 reviewed again and must meet the required minimum for admission. In lieu of the high school transcript, successful completion of the GED is acceptable.


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