Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment

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Are you JSU Ready?

Jackson State University® is an environment that inspires you to grow, learn, and reach beyond the ordinary. This is a “home away from home” where every student can find their place. Our team in Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment is committed to assisting prospective students and their families through the acceptance and enrollment process by providing essential information to help students successfully transition into the university. This webpage will provide you with the necessary information to guide your educational goals.


Deadlines: Traditional Students

Fall – August 24th
Spring – January 11th
First summer session – May 27th 
Second summer session – June 27th

Deadlines: JSUOnline Students

Spring – 1st 8 Weeks – January 7th
Spring – 2nd 8 Weeks – March 4th
Summer –  May 15th

Fall – 1st 8 Weeks – August 20th
Fall – 2nd 8 Weeks – October 11th

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Tell us what type of student you are and we’ll guide you through fulfilling admissions requirements, submitting transcripts, securing financial aid and applying.



You have never attended a college or university, or you attended a college or university for the first time in the prior summer term.


You are entering JSU for the first time, but previously attended another postsecondary institution.


You previously attended JSU, but did not attend during the previous fall or spring semester.


You are a non-US Citizen seeking an undergraduate degree. This excludes students graduating (or transferring) from a college or high school in the US.


You are interested in online degree programs and general education courses which allow students to conveniently earn a quality education and work toward achieving long-term career goals.

Other Student Types

Learn about admissions for transient, non-degree seeking, dually enrolled, homeschooled, GED, and post-baccalaureate students.

Student Services

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Related Links

Admissions Policies | Virtual Tour | Academic Calendar and Undergraduate Catalog | Credit By Examination | Tuition and Fees |Net Price Calculator | Application and Guidelines for In-State Residency

Financial Aid | Registrar | Recruitment | JSUOnline | Scholarships

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Jackson State University | Undergraduate Admissions |  P.O. Box 17330 | Jackson, MS 39217 |1-866-THEEJSU (1-866-843-3578)