FAQs for First-Time Freshmen

Go to http://www.jsu.edu/undergraduate/apply/index.html  and choose First Time Freshman.

All transcripts must come directly from your high school to be considered official. We accept transcripts electronically through services including Parchment, SendEDU, etc. We also accept them emailed to transcripts@jsu.edu so long as the school’s administrator sends from their school email account. Transcripts may also be mailed to our office in a sealed envelope. Our address is Attn: Admissions, 700 Pelham Rd N Admissions Office Jacksonville, AL 36265.

Admissions will email you at the address listed on your application each time we receive a new item for your admissions application. You can reach out to admissions@jsu.edu  or call 256-782-5268 if you would like to check on your status. We ask that you share your full name, date of birth, and the method of how your documents were sent so that we may best serve you!

We typically open the application in mid-August for high school seniors (ex. Mid-August 2020, high school seniors can apply for Fall 2021)

We will take the highest GPA listed on your transcript. If that is your weighted GPA, we will use it!

ACT recently announced changes to super-score ACT exams starting in September of 2020. We do not currently have a super-score policy, but are certainly considering. Currently, we take the highest composite score on file.

If you are denied admission or do not wish to enroll at the admissions status you were granted, you may appeal your decision. Appeals are not guaranteed and are reviewed by a committee made of faculty and staff. If you wish to appeal, you must send the following: 1) letter of appeal from yourself, detailing why you should be considered for admission, 2) letter of recommendation from a teacher in an Academic subject.

Sign in to your MyJSU and JSU GEM accounts (login information on your acceptance letter), apply for scholarships (JSU and outside scholarships), housing, and complete the FAFSA and have it sent to JSU. Once open, register for Gamecock Orientation. You may also attend optional events such as Accepted Student Days, Preview Days, campus tours, events in your community, etc.

Yes; until you actually enroll in classes, you can change your major through our office by filling out this form: https://webprod.jsu.edu/recruit_inquiry/application_change.php

  • All students admitted to JSU for the first time must meet the JSU Immunization Requirements and submit proof of immunization via medproctor.com. 

    • MMR -Measles, Mumps, Rubella - Students born after 1956 -2 doses of MMR at least 28 days apart after 12 months of age OR a copy of a lab report showing proof of immunity from measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella can be submitted in lieu of the vaccine  

    • Varicella – (Chickenpox/Shingles)– Students born after 1979- 2 doses of Varicella vaccine at least 28 days apart OR healthcare provider documented history with the date of the disease OR (or documented history of chicken pox by provider)  

    • Hepatitis B - Three doses are required for all students or a blood test showing immunity. All students will be required to have all three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine as outlined in the following schedule. The second dose should be at least 28 days after the first dose and the third dose at least 16 weeks after first dose and at least 8 weeks after the second dose. If there is no time to complete a series before enrollment, an appointment may be made at the SHC when the next dose of vaccine is due. 

  • Tuberculosis Screening: All students are required to complete the Tuberculosis Screening questions. Further tuberculosis testing may be required based upon information received from the screening questions.  

    • Students who are screened and found to have a positive screening test will not be permitted to attend classes until follow-up testing determines there is no active Tuberculosis disease. All TB testing must be performed in the United States. 

  • All students must register with medproctor.com as soon as possible after receiving their JSU email address. Submission of records requires the JSU email address.  

The Student Health Center advises all adults to be properly immunized. If your classes are fully online and you will not be on campus, you may request consideration for exemption by waiver. You should submit an Appeal for Exemption from Immunization for each vaccine requirement that is not met, regardless of the reason. You will need to submit a signed statement of medical exemption from your primary care provider to studentaffairs@JSU.edu. This confirms with your health care provider if your “medical reason” is based on current information.  

You may also be exempt from immunizations due to your religious beliefs. In this case, you should submit an Appeal for Exemption from Immunization, explaining how immunizations conflict with your religious beliefs. This statement should be submitted to studentaffairs@JSU.edu.  

Students that have not completed the immunization requirements by the first day of class will be assigned a default temporary waiver and asked to schedule an appointment at the Student Health Center. Students that default into a non-compliance waiver, may be prohibited from registering for classes the following semester.

Additional Information/Contact

• For information regarding Financial Aid and JSU Scholarships, visit http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/  
• For information about Housing, visit http://www.jsu.edu/housing/  
• For information about Gamecock Orientation, visit http://www.jsu.edu/go/  
• Contact the Office of Admissions at 256-782-5268 or admissions@jsu.edu