Undergraduate International Admissions

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International Students who have completed higher secondary education, have been conferred a high school diploma, and have never attended college/university are considered a freshman for admissions.

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Admission Requirements & Steps

  • Complete the application form and submit the non-refundable application fee of $50.00. (Students working with a JSU Approved Recruitment Agency may qualify for a promo code. Please contact your agency for your code. Deadlines apply.)
  • International high school documents based on requirements by country showing a high school GPA of 2.0/4.0 (evaluated on US grading scale). If credentials are in a language other than English they must be translated by the institution itself or approved translation service. (https://www.naces.org/members)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
    • Students from exempted countries will not be required to submit English Proficiency Scores
  • International students must provide a financial statement showing a balance of at least $35,500. The minimum required balance will be lower if awarded any scholarships. A sponsorship letter will be required if the financial document is not in the student or student’s family name. A sponsorship letter from the sponsor needs to state the relationship and his/her willingness to cover the cost of attendance. These documents must be dated within 9 months of the term start date.

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Sending Admissions Documents:

JSU accepts international high school transcripts and other documents from students; however, they must be uploaded to us directly through students' application portal. We will not accept items via email. Please note that JSU can only accept SAT, iTEP, and ACT scores from the testing agency. If you have trouble accessing your portal, please email us at intladmissions@jsu.edu and we will assist you. If you send us your documents via email, we will not process them.

International Students who have attended another college/university for a bachelor’s degree or diploma course after completion of Higher Secondary Education are considered transfer students for admissions.

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Admission Requirements & Steps for Students with College Work in the United States

  • Complete the application form and submit the non-refundable application fee of $50.00. (Students working with a JSU Approved Recruitment Agency may qualify for a promo code. Please contact your agency for your code. Deadlines apply.)
  • College GPA of 2.0/4.0 (GPA used is that which is computed by JSU). Request your institution to send your transcript directly to JSU. If you have attended multiple institutions, you must request all previously attended institutions to send your transcripts directly to JSU. 
  • Official copy of International high school documents will be required if transferring less than 24 credit hours of college coursework. These documents are based on requirements by country and must show a high school GPA of 2.0/4.0 (evaluated on US grading scale). If credentials are in a language other than English, they must be translated by the institution itself or approved translation service (https://www.naces.org/members). 
  • Copy of Passport.
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
    • Students from exempted countries will not be required to submit English Proficiency Scores
  • International students must provide a financial statement showing a balance of at least $35,500. The minimum required balance will be lower if awarded any scholarships. A sponsorship letter will be required if the financial document is not in the student or student’s family name. A sponsorship letter from the sponsor needs to state the relationship and his/her willingness to cover the cost of attendance. These documents must be dated within 9 months of the term start date.
  • Must be eligible to re-enter all institutions previously attended.

Admission Requirements & Steps for Students with College Work Outside the United States. 

  • Complete the application form and submit the application fee of $35.00. (The application fee is waived for students working with a JSU Approved Recruitment Agency.)
  • International high school documents based on requirements by country showing a high school GPA of 2.0/4.0 (evaluated on US grading scale). If credentials are in a language other than English, they must be translated by the institution itself or approved translation service 
  • High school GPA of 2.0/4.0 (US grading scale). Submit an official copy of your high school transcript and/or diploma in issuing institution’s sealed envelope. Issuing institutions may send the copy of high school transcript and/or diploma directly to admissions@jsu.edu. (https://www.naces.org/members)
  • College GPA of 2.0/4.0 (US grading scale). GPA used is that which is computed by JSU. 
    • Request NACES* member agency to send an official copy of course by course evaluation report directly to JSU which is required on any international coursework completed at the College/University level. 
    • Must be eligible to re-enter all institutions previously attended. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency test scores. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing center.
    • Students from exempted countries will not be required to submit English Proficiency Scores 
  • International students must provide a financial statement showing a balance of at least $35,500. The minimum required balance will be lower if awarded any scholarships. A sponsorship letter will be required if the financial document is not in the student or student’s family name. A sponsorship letter from the sponsor needs to state the relationship and his/her willingness to cover the cost of attendance. These documents must be dated within 9 months of the term start date.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • Contact your International Student Advisor and submit a Transfer Clearance Form.


Sending Admissions Documents:

JSU accepts international high school transcripts and other documents from students; however, they must be uploaded to us directly through students' application portal. We will not accept items via email. Please note that JSU can only accept SAT, iTEP, and ACT scores from the testing agency. If you have trouble accessing your portal, please email us at intladmissions@jsu.edu and we will assist you. If you send us your documents via email, we will not process them.

International transient students are non-degree-seeking students at JSU, taking courses for personal enrichment and/or to transfer to the institution where the degree is being pursued. International transient students planning to transfer JSU credits to another institution should consult the appropriate dean or registrar to determine the acceptability of the JSU work to the institution where the degree is being pursued.

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Admission Requirements & Steps

  • Complete the application form, Apply as a Transient Student and submit the application fee of $50.00. (Application Fee is waived for partner school applicants. Email Javier Burrows, Coordinator, International House and Study Abroad, at jburrows@jsu.edu for the application fee promo code in order to have your fee waived)
  • International high school documents based on requirements by country showing a high school GPA of 2.0/4.0 (evaluated on US grading scale). If credentials are in a language other than English, they must be translated by the institution itself or approved translation service (https://www.naces.org/members)
  • Nomination letter from home institution/university.
  • Copy of your passport.
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
    • Students from exempted countries will not be required to submit English Proficiency Scores
  • If University credentials are in a language other than English, they must be translated by the institution itself or approved translation service (https://www.naces.org/members).
  • Email a list of approved courses to be taken at JSU. Students will need to consult with the home institution and send the list of Course Names, Codes, and Sections of at least 8-10 courses. View the JSU Class Schedule for a complete list of courses being offered at JSU.
  • International students must provide a financial statement showing a balance of at least $35,500. The minimum required balance will be lower if awarded any scholarships. A sponsorship letter will be required if the financial document is not in the student or student’s family name. A sponsorship letter from the sponsor needs to state the relationship and his/her willingness to cover the cost of attendance. These documents must be dated within 9 months of the term start date.


Sending Admissions Documents:

JSU accepts international high school transcripts and other documents from students; however, they must be uploaded to us directly through students' application portal. We will not accept items via email. Please note that JSU can only accept SAT, iTEP, and ACT scores from the testing agency. If you have trouble accessing your portal, please email us at intladmissions@jsu.edu and we will assist you. If you send us your documents via email, we will not process them.

International transient students are non-degree-seeking students at JSU, taking courses for personal enrichment and/or to transfer to the institution where the degree is being pursued. International transient students planning to transfer JSU credits to another institution should consult the appropriate dean or registrar to determine the acceptability of the JSU work to the institution where the degree is being pursued.

Begin Your Application

Admission Requirements & Steps 

  • Complete the application form and submit the non-refundable application fee of $50.00. (Students working with a JSU Approved Recruitment Agency may qualify for a promo code. Please contact your agency for your code. Deadlines apply.)
  • Copy of official transcript. Request an official copy of the college transcript to be sent directly to JSU in issuing institution’s sealed envelope. Issuing institutions may send the copy of transcripts directly to admissions@jsu.edu  
  • Official Transient Letter

Mail your admissions documents to:

  • International House, 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL-36265 Or/And
  • Email admissions documents to intladmissions@jsu.edu  

How do I submit an official transcript once I enroll at JSU?

Official Documents will be due prior to registration for the next term; transcript holds will be placed on student accounts who do not submit their document in a timely manner. Students will be notified via their application portal and personal email address if official documents will be required.

Students will need to send the following documents to the Office of Admissions. Here are the requirements for the documents to be official:

Documents verified by the Office of Admissions from a government/educational board are considered official (ex. Intermediate and Secondary Education Boards Bangladesh, WAEC/NECO, USEF attestation, etc.)

Brought into the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope from the school. If the document is not in a sealed envelope, the document must have the official seal from the school.Official copies brought into the Office of Admissions can be returned to students who wish to keep their copies.

Students who have applied to Jacksonville State University can request to defer their application to a future term up to two times (bold) using our Entry Term Update Form. Submission deadlines for each term apply (view below). Please note that term deferrals are not automatic and require manual processing.Students who do not submit a term deferral prior to the established deadlines will need to complete a new application. Please note that some of the items previously submitted, including financial documents, may need to be updated and resubmitted if they are out of date.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2024: June 01
  • Spring 2024: November 01

Term Deferral Deadlines

  • Spring 2024 Applicants: January 01
  • Fall 2024 Applicants: September 01