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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

Out of State Students

You may qualify for in-state tuition rates.

View our Out-of-State Students information


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.

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

Need help with any of these steps? Connect with your Admissions Counselor!

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

Your username and initial password are at the bottom of your acceptance email. You will use this username and initial password to access your MyJaxState account. Here, you can access and view your personal student information, financial aid details, and explore various other options available to you.

To better protect against cybersecurity threats and online fraudulent activities, DUO Two-Factor Authentication is required to access your MyJaxState accounts. Visit MyJaxState and you will be prompted to enroll automatically. You may enroll a mobile phone or tablet.

Each student is assigned a JSU e-mail account upon admission. The e-mail address is at the bottom of your acceptance email. Your password will be the same as your MyJaxState password. Please start checking this e-mail account frequently as important information from other offices on campus is communicated via this account.

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. 

  • April 1 – priority deadline to send FAFSA (students can still send their FAFSA after this date)

Completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to qualifying for grants, loans, and other funding for your education. Jax State does not require, but HIGHLY recommends completing your FAFSA each year

  • September 1 – Competitive Scholarship Application Open
  • February 1 – Competitive Scholarship Application Due (JAX App), Honors and Leadership Scholarship Deadline
  • May 1 – Deadline to be considered for freshmen merit-based scholarship upgrades

At Jax State, we offer fantastic, automatically awarded merit-based scholarships, but we know that more funding is always a bonus! You can apply for over 250 competitive scholarships through the JAX App. Some competitive scholarships, such as the Honors, Leadership, and International House scholarship require their own application.

Visit the Scholarship Website

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

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. 

  • August 1 – Priority Deadline (Students will still be required to send if not received by August 1. A hold will be placed on the student account during the student’s first semester. The hold will be removed once the transcript is received.)

Jax State will need your final transcript, if not sent as part of your admission process with your graduation date listed or all classes shown as complete (no “in progress” courses) to complete your admissions file.

  • Must be completed before move-in/the first day of classes

Complete medical information and immunization forms so we can best serve you at the Student Health Center.

Payment due dates can be found on the Academic Calendar.

After attending orientation and registering for classes, students will be able to see their account balance on MyJaxState. Find answers to payment FAQ’s.

The Academic Calendar has important dates listed for each semester including when classes start, and payment is due. Do not forget about all the great resources offered through Student Succes to help you on your academic journey.

Each year, Jax State hosts “J-Week” to build camaraderie between students and celebrate the beginning of a new academic year. Join us for a fun-filled week as you start your academic year at Jax State.

Need to update your info before getting started at Jax State? Use these forms!

Important Dates

October 10: Housing Application OpensFebruary 1: Competitive Scholarship DeadlineApril 1: Housing Priority DeadlineJuly 1: PTK Scholarship Deadline

Contact Us

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

Contact the Admissions Team