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Students Trained for Academic Readiness and Success (S.T.A.R.S.) Program

The S.T.A.R.S. Program is an alternative to admissions at Jackson State University (JSU). Students unable to meet admission requirements at JSU should not give up on fulfilling their dreams of attending JSU. If students have applied to JSU and have been referred by the Admissions Office for screening, the S.T.A.R.S. Program is designed to provide the services needed for students to gain regular admissions to the university.

In order to access services, students will need to register to take the ACCUPLACER Placement Test by calling 601-979-2827. If students meet the required scores on the assessment, they will be eligible for regular admissions. If they do not meet the required scores on the assessment, they will participate in a specialized program that offers courses in English, reading, and mathematics. They will also participate in a learning skills laboratory. These courses must be completed with a passing grade to be eligible for regular admissions to the university.

Get A Stronger Start

The students applying to state supported institutions of higher learning in Mississippi who fail to meet the four admission criteria participate in a nine-week summer program to increase their chances of being admitted.

This program provides students the support needed to get a strong start so they can participate successfully in the academic and social community of the University.  Students can gain access to the S.T.A.R.S. resources in 3 easy steps:


Accuplacer Samples

Your success starts with the Accuplacer Test.  That is why  being prepared for  the Accuplacer exams in reading, writing and math is important.  We have created a range of services, and support to help you put your best test taking skills forward when you take the Accuplacer Exam.

This area contains resources with sample questions to help inform students about what type of questions to expect on the Accuplacer exam.