Transfer Student Information

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Whether you’re looking to take your two-year degree to the next level or start a completely new journey, Jacksonville State is committed to helping you reach your goals. With over 101 academic programs and more than 120 student organizations, there are countless opportunities for you to find your place and begin your new path at The Friendliest Campus in the South.


JSU makes the transfer process as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Submit your Transfer Admissions Application
  2. Pay your $35 non-refundable application fee (or provide information for a fee waiver)
  3. Submit official transcripts from each previously attended college

*Already applied but never attended? Fill out your Application for Readmission

Transfer Admission Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 as calculated by JSU. 
  • 24 transferable credit hours (calculated by JSU Registrar).
  • Eligible to re-enter all institutions previously attended.

Students with fewer than 24 hours of transferable credit will be required to meet freshman admissions requirements unless they have earned an associate’s degree.

Interested in seeing how your credits will transfer to JSU? 

View the Alabama Transfers Guide

View Course Equivalency Database

Scholarships & Financial Aid

JSU offers merit-based scholarships for transferring students based on transfer GPA, transferrable hours, and PTK membership. 

Students are encouraged to apply for competitive scholarships each academic year by Feb. 1st. Most scholarships are based on the applicant’s academic or extracurricular record, while some are based on demonstrated financial need.

View available scholarships and begin applying through your MyJaxState account, under View/Apply for Scholarships.

Visit Financial Aid

View Transfer Scholarships

Next Steps

Find Your JSU ID Number

Your nine-digit JSU Identification (ID) Number is located at the top of your acceptance letter. You will use this number to reference your personal student information when contacting offices on campus.

Log In to MyJaxState

Your username and initial password are located at the bottom of your acceptance email. You will use this username and initial password to access your MyJaxState account to view personal student information, view your financial aid information, and access many other options.

Log In to Your JSU Email Account (GEM)

Each student is assigned a JSU E-mail account upon admission. The E-mail address is located at the bottom of your acceptance letter.  Visit Office 365 to log in.  Please start checking your JSU E-mail account frequently as important information is communicated via this account.

Get to Know JSU

JSU hosts both transfer-specific events as well as daily campus tours so you can be prepared for a smooth transition to the Friendliest Campus in the South. 

Apply for Housing

First-Time Transfer students have the option to live on campus and can apply for one of our upperclassmen housing options.

Attend Transfer Orientation or Get Advised and Registered for Classes

We offer orientation sessions specially designed to help transfer students get officially introduced to JSU and meet faculty, staff, and other transfer students. Students will end the day by registering for classes. While Transfer Orientation is not required, it is strongly recommended.

If you're not planning to attend Transfer Orientation, you will need to set up an appointment with an Academic Advisor before being cleared to register for classes. You can find information for your Academic Advisor in your acceptance email. 

Important Dates

February 1: Competitive Scholarship Deadline
March 14-18: Priority Registration
April 1: Housing Priority Deadline
July 1: PTK Scholarship Deadline
August 17: Classes Begin - Late Registration Fee Charged
August 23: Payment Due
August 23: Last Day to Register or Add a Class

Contact Us

Want to learn more? Our friendly staff and Admissions Counselors would love to help!

Contact the Admissions Team