Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

A prospective student who is not a citizen of the United States applying for undergraduate admission, must submit the following: 

1. Application for Admission

2. American College Test (ACT) score of 16 or higher or combined Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 790 or higher (excluding writing).

3. Certified, translated copies of all transcripts, mark sheets, and diplomas, or official evaluation of international academic credentials from an accepted service agency sent directly to:

Jackson State University
Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 17330
Jackson, MS  39217

4. Proof of English Proficiency:

            ~TOEFL IBT 69 or TOEFL CBT 194 or TOEFL PBT 525

    ~The following are exempt from the English Proficiency Requirement:

    -Non-citizens graduating from a high school in the United States
   – Applicants transferring from a college in the United States and have the 30 
      required transfer hours.
    -English speaking countries as defined by JSU Global (i.e. United Kingdom,
     Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Nigeria, Ghana, and certain
     Caribbean Islands.) Click here to see list of countries. 
    -Students who successfully complete JSU’s English as a Second Language
     program. 

 

JSU Global
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17103
Jackson, MS  39217

601-979-1611

 

5. Certified Declaration of Financial Support must be submitted to show sufficient funds to cover expenses for one academic year

6. Completed student health form showing proof of immunization compliance for measles, mumps, and rubella 1 & 2 if born after 1956.  Submit documents to

Jackson State University
Health Services Center
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17097
Jackson, MS  39217

www.jsums.edu/healthservices/immunization-requirements/

7. Proof of test screening for tuberculosis by chest x-ray.  Contact the Health Center at 601-979-2260 for further information. 

Graduate Admissions

A prospective student who is not a US citizen applying for admission to Jackson State University as a graduate student must apply for admission by March 1, for Fall enrollment; October 1, for Spring enrollment; and March 15,for Summer enrollment. Applicants must submit the following required documents.

1. Application for admission to Graduate School. Click here to apply.

2. $25 application fee paid online or by cheque or money order. Applications will not be processed without payment of the application fee. Click here to pay online.

3. A satisfactory TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS score must be submitted or proof of successful completion of ESLI for all international student applicants from non-English speaking countries. Minimum Scores: TOEFL = 69; IELTS = 6.5

4. Certified, translated copies of all transcripts, mark sheets, and diplomas direct from all college(s)and universities attended. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Division of Graduate Studies.

Division of Graduate Studies
Jackson State University
1400 J. R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17095
Jackson, MS 39217 USA

5. Certified Declaration of Financial Support on file with JSU Global. Please contact the JSU Global office at www.jsums.edu/global or 

Jackson State University
JSU Global
144 J. R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17103
Jackson, MS 39217  USA
601-979-1611

6. Immunization Records showing proof of immunization compliance for measles, mumps, and rubella, if born after Dec. 1957 are required. Click on the Health Services website for additional information. Immunization Records should be sent to:

Health Services Center
Jackson State University
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17097
Jackson, MS  39217  USA
Telephone: 601-979-2260

 

Departmental requirements

1. Special application forms and materials are required for some departments with three letters of recommendation. Please visit the Department website for additional information. Click Departments for details.

2. Applicants must complete all departmental requirements prior to an admission decision.

Other requirements

1. Admitted student will receive an I-20 document, issued from the JSU Global Office, in order to apply for a student visa from their country of origin. Please visit JSU Global  website.

2. Please contact an international admissions advisor in the Division of Graduate Studies at: internationalgrad@jsums.edu, or JSU Global.