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Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment


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.

Jackson State University is test optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years


Priority Deadlines: Traditional Students

Fall semester – July 15th 
Spring semester – November 15th 
First summer session – April 15th 
Second summer session – May 15th 

Deadlines: JSUOnline Students

Fall 2022 – 2nd 8 Weeks – September 15th
Spring 2023 – 1st 8 Weeks – November 15th
Spring 2023 – 2nd 8 Weeks – January 15th
Summer 2023 – April 15th



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.


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

Undergraduate Admissions And Recruitment


Benjamin F Roberts Building, 2nd Floor

Mailing Address:

Jackson State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1400 John R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17330
Jackson, MS 39217

E-mail:     (Information Requests Only.  Please do not submit documents to this email)

E-mail For Document Submission(s)

Phone: 1-866-THEEJSU (866-843-3578)
Fax: 601-979-3445

Due to COVID-19, JSU is currently accepting legible unofficial high school transcripts in pdf format.  

Please upload your transcript and ACT or SAT scores via your application portal.

Students will be required to submit official transcripts prior to enrollment.