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Undergraduate Admissions


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.


I would like to check the status of my application/admissions?

Please log in to your portal to check your application status or you may call (601) 979-6361 for updates.

I don’t have access to a computer. What do I do?

You may access the portal via your cell phone or other smart device.

I didn’t complete my application online or I forgot my password.

You may go to and click “Forgot Password?” to reset your password.

I want to know if you received my documents (high school transcript, shot record, ACT/SAT Scores)

You may check the status of your documents by logging in to your portal.

What is the turnaround time for a decision?

Processing time can range from 4-6 weeks after all required documents are received in Undergraduate Admissions.  This processing time is only an estimate.  Our goal is to provide a decision as soon as possible.

What is the address to forward my documents to Undergraduate Admissions?

JSU Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment
P.O. Box 17330
Jackson MS 39217

Is there a street address?

No, the P.O. Box address will assure prompt receipt of your documents to Undergraduate Admissions.

What is your fax number?

(601) 979-3445

I have been accepted but haven’t received a letter, how can I obtain a copy of my admissions letter?

You may log in to your portal to print a copy of your decision letter.

Is there an application fee?

Yes, JSU has a $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Please log in to your application portal for deadlines.

How can I receive an admissions packet, paper application?

Prospective students now apply online.
Please go to
Click “Apply”
Select “Undergraduate Application”
Create an Account
Complete and submit the Application

Undergraduate Admissions


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


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.