Earn Free JSU Credit
Officers graduating from a pre-approved APOSTC regional academy session beginning in Fall 2022 may receive twenty-one (21) credit hours from Jacksonville State University at no cost.
Student Instructions for Law Enforcement Academy Students
1. Attend a pre-approved APOSTC basic academy session.
- Currently, this program is only available to regional students attending the 14-week basic law enforcement certification course at Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy, Law Enforcement Academy – Tuscaloosa, the Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center (Selma), or the APOSTC Law Enforcement Academy Baldwin-Wiregrass (Dothan).
2. Register with Jacksonville State University at the beginning of the session
- Registration should be completed within 48 hours of beginning an academy session. Students may not register with JSU for this credit before attending an academy.
- Complete and Submit the electronic JSU application after academy orientation
- Select the appropriate term
- Provide all personal information requested
- Answer all questions concerning academic and criminal history
- Electronically sign and date
- Click ‘SUBMIT’
3. Successfully graduate from the basic academy.
- Students must complete all graduation requirements and receive their APOSTC certification to receive JSU credit.
- College course grades will mirror the student’s academic average from the basic session.
4. Credits Awarded
- Upon graduation, student’s should allow at least four (4) weeks for the credit to process.
- JSU awards college credit for predesignated courses. These courses are subject to change.
- As of Fall 2022, the courses are:
CJ 101: Intro to Criminal Justice, 3 credit hours
- CJ 201: Criminal Law, 3 credit hours
CJ 202: Intro to Law Enforcement, 3 credit hours
CJ 320: Criminal Investigations, 3 credit hours
CJ 472: Senior Internship in CJ, 3 credit hours
HPE 115: Beginning Fitness, 1 credit hour
MSC 112: Basic Marksmanship, 2 credit hours
MSC 115: First Aid, 3 credit hours
- Any questions regarding earned college credit should be directed to the JSU Registrar’s Office (256-782-5400). Law Enforcement Academies do not manage the college credit and cannot answer program questions.
Ready to Use Your Credits Towards an Undergraduate Degree?
- Using the free readmission application, select the student type that best describes you.
- Send in all required materials. View Admissions Requirements
- Want to learn how your credits can be applied toward an undergraduate degree? Contact the Senior Lead Advisor for the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
- First Responders may qualify for a 20% tuition scholarship at JSU.
- Official transcripts can be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse. Please wait four weeks after graduation before placing a transcript order. Students intending to use the credits at JSU do not need to order transcripts from JSU.
*Students who attended a JSU-affiliated law enforcement academy prior to Fall 2022 may have been awarded up to 15 credits.