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Steps to Enrollment

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 Student Center, Residential Facilities, Recreation Center and Library.

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Step 2: Get Admitted to JSUOnline

Undergraduate 

  1. Submit an Undergraduate Application for Admission
  2. Send an official transcript to Undergraduate Admissions
  3. Submit official ACT or SAT to Undergraduate Admissions 

 

Graduate

The Division of Graduate Studies' web site provides information for prospective graduate students regarding our more than 50 graduate programs, application procedures, and other information related to graduate education at Jackson State.If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Division of Graduate Studies at (601) 979-2455 or gradtranscript@jsums.edu

For more information regarding Graduate School, click here.  

 

Transfer Students

  1. Submit an online application 
  2. Submit an official transcript from each college or university attended.
  3. Applicant must be in good standing at the last college or university attended.

 

Readmission

Former students that were not registered at Jackson State University during the preceding semester must submit an Application for Readmission.

  1. Official transcripts from all institutions attended since the student was last enrolled at Jackson State University
  2. Suspended students who are approved for readmission will be readmitted on probation. A Letter of Admission will be received outlining the probation requirements. All documents must be received before registering for courses.

 

How to submit documents

Test Scores

  1. Official test scores must come from ACT or SAT.
  2. Test scores printed on the transcript are not considered official. Electronic scores must be in a pdf format and emailed transcripts@jsums.edu ACT scores printed on the transcript are NOT considered official (Please submit official copy)

 

Official Transcript

The official transcript may be:

  1. Sent electronically via Parchment web account or Clearinghouse (email for clearinghouse is transcripts@jsums.edu). Mailed in official school envelope.
  2. Hand-delivered in a sealed envelope
  3. Emailed directly from the high school counselor or other school administrator from school email address to transcripts@jsums.edu  

To complete the enrollment process, official final transcripts must be received by Undergraduate Admissions as soon as final grades are posted. 

Mailing Address:

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

Step 3: Complete the FAFSA

COMPLETE THE FASFA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and request the results be forwarded to the Financial Aid Office at Jackson State University. (JSU Code 002410)  For additional information,  contact our JSUOnline Financial Aid Specialist at (601) 979-7099.

To check the status of your financial aid award:

  1. Go to www.jsums.edu, click on P.A.W.S
  2. Login using your User ID (J Number) and PIN
  3. Click Financial Aid
  4. Click Award and select Aid Year 18-19 (summer) or 19-20 (fall/spring)
  5. If you have a Direct Loan offer, you must “Accept” the loan beforefunds can be disbursed to your student account.
  6. You must also complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) andEntrance Counseling. You may complete both the MPN and theEntrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov. Your results will besent to Jackson State University electronically.

www.jsums.edu/financialaid

Step 4: Apply for Scholarships

Jackson State University-Academic First Time Freshman Scholarship

First Time Freshman Academic Scholarships based upon CPC GPA and ACT/SAT Composite scores.

Presidential Academic Scholarship

Requirements: Incoming Freshman, College Preparatory Curriculum GPA of 3.50 (as calculated by Undergraduate Admissions); ACT score of 28 or above or the SAT score of 1300 and above. Covers: Full Tuition, Room and Board, Fees (mailbox, student activity, capital improvement, and non-resident state fees) and $750 per semester for books (campus only). Scholarship may be renewed for 3 years if an institutional GPA of 3.25 and 30 credit hours are maintained each academic year.

Full Academic Scholarship

Requirements: Incoming Freshmen, College Preparatory Curriculum GPA of 3.0 (as calculated by Undergraduate Admissions); ACT score of 25-27 or SAT score of 1200-1290. Covers: Full Tuition, Room and Board (campus charges only). Scholarship may be renewed for 3 years if an institutional GPA of 3.25 and 30 credit hours are maintained each academic year. This scholarship does not cover non-resident or other fees.

Tuition Academic Scholarship

Requirements: Incoming Freshmen, College Preparatory Curriculum GPA of 3.0 (as calculated by Undergraduate Admissions); ACT score of 23-24, or SAT score of 1130-1190. Covers: Tuition only. Scholarship may be renewed for 3 years if an institutional GPA of 3.0 and 30 credit hours are maintained each academic year. This scholarship does not cover non-resident or other fees.

Leadership Award Scholarship

Requirements: College Preparatory Curriculum GPA of 3.0 (as calculated by Undergraduate Admissions); ACT score of 21-22, or SAT score of 1060-1120. Covers: $1,000 per academic year. Scholarship may be renewed for 3 years if an institutional GPA of 3.00 and 30 credit hours are maintained each academic year. This scholarship does not cover non-resident or other fees.

NOTE: (1) Scholarship requirements are subject to change without prior notice; (2) GPA requirements are based on a 4.0 scale; (3) Submitting this application does not guarantee scholarship approval; and (4) offers are based upon availability of funds.

Community College Transfer Jackson State University-Academic Transfer Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Requirements: Community/Junior College graduate; cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher with a minimum of 60 transferable credit hour; must have an AA degree from an accredited community college; and must provide verification of active membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Covers: Full Tuition, room and board (campus only), non-resident fee and other fees, and $500 per semester for books.

Community/Junior College Tuition Scholarship

Requirements: Community/Junior College graduate; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with a minimum of 60 transferable credit hours; must have an AA degree from an accredited community college. Covers: Full Tuition only. This scholarship does not cover non-resident fee or other fees.

*Students must be admitted to the university to apply for scholarships.
*First Time Freshman scholarships are based on College Preparatory Curriculum and ACT/SAT Composite Scores. Super scores are not accepted. 
*Students must meet all requirements by February 15th.

http://www.jsums.edu/scholarships | https://jsums.academicworks.com/

Step 5: Register for Classes

JSUOnline Academic Advisors play a key role in assisting distance learning students with adjusting to the  online platform, academic expectations  and understanding policies and procedures.  Academic Advisors are available to assist students in developing academic plans, providing educational guidance, and planning course schedules. 

 

ADVISEMENT AND RETENTION

Robin Marshall
Online Advisor/Retention
601-979-7089
robin.r.marshall@jsums.edu

Undergraduate Programs (Healthcare Administration, Professional Interdisciplinary Studies)

Keith Riley, Ed. D.
Online Academic Evaluator
601-979-7090
keith.o.riley@jsums.edu

Undergraduate Programs (Childcare and Family Education, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management Technology)

 

Step 6: Complete Registration

Students are encouraged to complete their registration before the first day of class.  In order to complete your registration, students my satisfy financial obligations through payments or payment plans.  Required documentation must be submitted for payment plans.  

Electronic bills are sent monthly to the assigned JSU email address.  Students are encouraged to view their student account for accuracy and to make timely payments by the due date.