Transient Students

Students enrolled at another college or university may apply for admission as a transient student (temporary student who wishes to transfer credits to his/her home institution). Such admission carries no commitment for permission to register for either term of the regular academic year. Students from other college or universities must be in good standing or eligible to continue academic work at their respective institutions and are responsible for determining if these institutions will accept credits earned at Jackson State University.

The student must submit the following:
1. Completed application and
2. Official transcript (showing student is in good standing) or a letter of good standing from the home institution attended.

Step 1: Visit Our Campus

Are you ready to visit our beautiful Jackson, MS campus? Join us for a tour and explore life at Jackson State. Your visit will consist of a brief orientation session and a 1½ hour walking tour. Tours are conducted by recruitment office staff and student ambassadors. During our tour, prospective students and visitors learn about undergraduate admission requirements, degree options, housing, student life and the legacy of the university. You’ll get a glimpse of some notable campus buildings including our JSU Student Center, residential facilities, recreation center and library.

To schedule a campus visit, please click here 

Step 2: Get Admitted to JSU

Applying to Jackson State University takes two (2) easy steps.

  1. Submit an online application at www.jsums.edu by clicking the “Apply” link on the homepage. 
  2. Request your current college or university to send an official transcript or letter of good standing to Undergraduate Admissions..  

 

Please allow 7 – 10 working days from the receipt of all required documents for an admission decision.

HOW TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTS

Official Transcript

The official transcript may be sent electronically via e-Scrip Safe or Parchment web accounts; or Clearinghouse (email for clearinghouse is transcripts@jsums.edu).  If sending via any other method, please call 601-979-0928 for further instructions

Hand delivered (must be in a sealed envelope)

Mailed (must be sent in school envelope)

Mailing Address:

Jackson State University
Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 17330
Jackson, MS  39217
www.jsums.edu/admissions

 

Step 3: Send Immunization Record

SEND IMMUNIZATION RECORD TO THE HEALTH CENTER

All students born after December 1956 who plan to attend classes on one of our campuses must submit proof of immunization compliance for measles, mumps, and rubella (on-line students excepted).  A copy of your Immunization record (or your state’s immunization compliance form) can be submitted directly to the Health Center in one of the following ways:

FAX:  601-979-9228

EMAIL: healthservices@jsums.edu, (if more convenient for you). 

For more detailed information on JSU’s health screening requirements, including for international students, exemptions and the Health Center’s  mailing address, visit the Health Center’s web page at www.jsums.edu/healthservices

The contact number for the JSU Health Center is 601-979-2260

Step 4: Register for Classes

Whether you are taking a class online or on campus, please schedule a meeting with an academic advisor. If you will be enrolled in an online program, please contact JSUOnline at 601-979-0779. If you are taking classes on campus, please contact the University Academic Advisement Center at 601-979-1250. If you are unable to schedule a meeting, you may meet with an academic advisor on one of the following dates: 

Summer Session I – 2020 Orientation/Class Registration 

Wednesday, May 27 – 8:30 a.m.

Summer Session II –  2020 Orientation/Class Registration  

Thursday, June 25 – 8:30 a.m.  

Fall 2020 Orientation/Class Registration 

Thursday, June 11 – 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 9 – 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 16 –  8:30 a.m

Step 5: Complete Registration or Set up a Payment Plan

“Completing Registration” is the phrase used to describe the Business Office acknowledgement or verification of how fees are to be paid for the current semester.  Once this information is "officially communicated" to the Business Office, we will “accept” the charges and payments for the current semester which in turn protects the student’s classes from being purged.

There are two ways to “officially communicate” with the Office of Financial Services

1.       The first and most popular way is via the Automatic Registration Complete process.  Once a student has selected his or her classes (along with housing and meal plan), the system will review all eligible accepted financial aid and if the remaining balance is less than $200, the students’ registration will be completed automatically.

2.       The second way to “officially communicate” is to enroll in the online payment plan.  The payment plan is based on the balance due being divided into four (4) installments.  The initial installment plus $100 (the deferment fee) is required to complete registration.  The remaining three (3) installments are due in 30-day increments. Late fees of $70 begins on the 1st day of class.

Students can verify their status by signing into their JSU PAWS account and following the steps below

1.       Select the “Student” tab.

2.       Select “Registration”

3.       Select “Fall Registration Service”

4.       Select “Check Registration Status”

5.       If registration is complete a congratulatory message will be displayed.

6.       If not, a message will display instructing you to your next required step.

 

Step 6 – Get your Student Identification

To enhance the safety and security of the campus community, faculty, staff and students are required to obtain a University issued photo ID card. The University mandates that all faculty, staff, and students display his/her ID card visibly at all times while on campus. First-year students are able to obtain their ID after registration is complete (Step 8).