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Jacksonville State University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Suruchi Gupta Suruchi Gupta
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Jacksonville State University is currently accepting applications for 2020 on a rolling basis. With an acceptance rate of 54%, the college is one of the moderately competitive university in the USA. During Fall 2019 admissions, a total of 10,187 applicants applied and 8,479 got admitted. Out of these, 3,874 were males and 6,313 were females. JSU offers maximum admissions during the Fall season.

Jacksonville State University offers academic programs in more than 95 subject areas.

  • Jacksonville State University opens applications for the Fall season.
  • Applicants can apply via the JSU online portal.
  • Each application is evaluated based on the high school curriculum, CGPA, class rank, and ACT or SAT scores, provided, the tests are taken within two years of application for admission.
  • International students must meet additional requirements to gain admission.
  • JSU will waive the admission ACT / SAT score requirements for new students for the first time in the summer or fall 2020, starting April 8, 2020.
  • Freshman and transfer scholarships will be awarded for the first time since the fall 2020 semester. The scholarship update (to allow for the submission of additional test scores) is extended from May 1 to August 1.
  • JSU's Priority Decision Timeline May 1; However, JSU is not the only one. JSU applications will be accepted at the beginning of the fall 2020 semester.


Application PortalUG: MyJSU
PG: Respective School's Website
Application Fee35 USD
Acceptance Rate54%
Average SAT score910 and 930
Average ACT score19 and 26
Mode of PaymentMasterCard, Visa or Discover
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall season
Financial AidGrants, loans, work-study, and Scholarships

Jacksonville State University Admission Deadlines

The full-time academic session at JSU begins in the Fall season. The students may apply for up to one year in advance for early decision. The following table shows the application deadlines at JSU:

CourseDeadline (UG)Deadline (PG)
FallAugust 10August 27
Summer-May 15

Jacksonville State University International Admissions

International students who have completed high school awarded a high school diploma and never attended college/university are considered freshmen for admission.

Application Portal: Online

Application Fee: 35 USD

Academic Requirements:

  • 2.0 / 4.0 High School GPA (US Standards Standard).
  • Copy of Passport
  • At least, a copy of the financial document (financial statement and letter) indicating 500 30,500 balances.
  • If the credentials are in a language other than English, they must be translated by the company, or approved by the translation services.
  • At least one standardized test score, such as ACT /iTEP / IELTS / PTE / SAT / TOEFL.
  • Proof of English proficiency. (Except TOEFL / IELTS / iTEP / PTE, ACT / SAT can meet the credentials of English scholarship requirement).

Send the documents to:

  • International House,
  • 700 Pelham Road North,
  • Jacksonville, AL-36265
  • Email documents

Note: Test scores must be obtained directly from the test center.

Student Visa Process For International Students

Before going to the US and obtaining an F1 visa, you must:

  • Get the form l-20. Once all the requirements are met, you will receive the Form I-20 by mail from Jackson State University. For more information, visit I-20
  • Pay the SEVIS Fee. The US in your country. You must pay this fee before the visa interview at the Embassy. To do so, you must hold your I-20 Form and obtain a receipt or Form I-797 to complete Form I-901 (On-Line). Print multiple copies of the receipt. You need someone with you for the visa interview, one for submission to JSU Global during check-in, and one for your records. Please note that you will need to use a credit card for this process.
  • Complete the Online Immigrant Visa Application (DS-160) Form. For this, you need to upload one (1) passport image. Carefully review the instructions before beginning the process. Click here for photo requirements.
  • Prepare documents for visa interviews. You must have a valid passport, admission letter from the school, proof of financial ability to meet expenses (original documents, no more than 3 months), and proof of intention to leave the United States upon completion of studies. Please visit the US Embassy website for your country to see if additional documents are needed and to schedule your visa appointment.

Note: Students can apply for F-1 visas at any time. However, the Foreign Department will only begin issuing the student visas 120 days before the first day of the start of the education program. Additionally, international students can enter the United States 30 days before the start of the program.

Check what to take for your visa interview:

  • Passport is valid for at least six months beyond the admission period
  • JSU Form I-20
  • JSU admission letter
  • DS-160 Visa Application Menu Code page completed
  • A photo (click here for photo requirements)
  • Receipt for the visa application fee
  • Receipt for payment of SEVIS
  • Financial proof that you have enough funds to cover your education and living expenses during the period you wish to study.

English Language Requirements

To be eligible for admission to Jacksonville State University, international students must provide proof of their English language proficiency by giving one of the following tests:

Test NameScore Required for UndergraduatesScore Required for Graduates
IELTS5.5 Bands6.0 Bands

Jacksonville State University Admissions

Jacksonville State University enrolls approximately 7,500+ students each year in more than 38 undergraduate programs. Admission requirements and qualifications for undergraduate courses are as follows:

Application Portal: online

Application Fees: 35 USD for both domestic and international students, which is non-refundable.

Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Requirements:

  • ACT or SAT with a minimum score of 20 and 1030 respectively
  • High School Grade Point Average 2.00 on 4.00 scale
  • To consider enrolling in graduate studies, applicants must hold a regionally accredited institution or its foreign equivalent degree.

Here are specific academic requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by the Jacksonville State University:

ProgramsBiology (Master of Science)History (Master of Arts)Visual Communication Design (Master of Fine Arts)Psychology (Master of Science)Instructional Technology (Master of Science)
Application fee (USD)3535353535
Official college transcriptRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Letter of recommendationRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
GPA3.00 GPA3.00 GPA3.00 GPA3.00 GPA3.00 GPA

Send any other application materials to graduate admissions or upload them to your application account as specified in the application.

Graduate Admission

Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602
Please contact Graduate Admissions with any questions at (256) 782-5348 or

The admissions office at Jacksonville State University critically reviews each application. Admission is given to students based on their academic ability, official test scores, supporting documents, and timely application submission with required fees. To avoid last-minute confusion, students are recommended to submit their applications 2-3 weeks before the application is submitted. When applications are reviewed, admission results are published after submission.

The Admissions Office at JSU is committed to providing you with information about your future admission. Our campus has been operating remotely for the past one month, and we are pleased to announce that our offices will reopen for visitors starting May 18th. Since your safety and the safety of our employees are our highest priority, we ask you to come to the office only if necessary. Here are some changes we have made to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic:


Ques. What GPA Do You Need to Enroll at Jacksonville State University?

Ans. To enroll at Jacksonville State University, you need average high school grades. The average high school GPA 4.0 of the freshman class admitted to Jacksonville State University was 3.18, indicating that primarily B students are accepted and eventually attending.

Ques. What ACT score does JSU need?

Ans. The 25th percentile ACT score is 20, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 26th. In other words, you are 20 places above the average and 26 people move you above the average. Jacksonville State University does not require a full ACT, but they would like to see at least 20 people get a chance to be considered.

Ques. Where do I send my copies to Jacksonville State University?

Ans. These transcripts must be sent directly from the company to the JSU, or placed in a sealed envelope from the company. JSU accepts electronic transcripts that are sent through the sending networks. If you need an email address to send a transcript, please use as the recipient's address.

Ques. Is it difficult to enter Jacksonville University?

Ans. How difficult is it to enter JU, can I accept it? The school is ranked # 49 in Florida with a 90% acceptance rate. ... Jacksonville University generally attracts "B +" average high school students. Only 16% of those who were admitted chose to attend school.

Ques.  Is Jackson State a Good School?

Ans. JSU is one of the largest HBCUs (historically black college or university) in the state of Mississippi. Although this is a historically black university, it is very diverse. Its premises are very safe and everyone is doing well.

Ques. Is Jacksonville University Safe?

Ans. Jacksonville University has not reported any incidents involving students while on campus, but in 2018 on school-owned or restricted property. In 1,937 colleges and universities, 1,153 reported crime and safety data.

Ques. Is orientation still going on this summer?

Ans. As of the present situation, the orientation is more naturally planned. We will re-evaluate our plans in early May and make decisions based on the recommendations/policies of the state government.

Ques. Do I still need to register for orientation?

Ans. Of course! Places are still filling up fast, so if you want one of the previous sessions, sign up now. Even if the redirection is delayed, you will still keep your order in Orientation (e.g. Session A will still not apply to the Session A date).

Ques. How do I register for orientation?

Ans. Log into your MyJSU account, look under the student links and click on "Gamecock Orientation".

Ques. Can I take more summer courses?

Ans. Yes! If you do not apply, you must complete an application. If you have already applied, you must renew your application period by completing this quick form. Consult your Admissions Advisor so you can connect with the Orientation Team to assist with registration. The summer course does not affect your freshman scholarship, however, the freshman scholarship begins only in the fall semester.

Ques. Are classes going to be on campus this fall?

Ans. The fall schedule is scheduled to continue as normal. We will continue to evaluate and update you.

Ques. What if I need help with my financial aid?

Ans. Email our financial aid office at and a financial aid advisor can answer your questions or schedule a virtual session with you.

Ques. How do I verify my record with JSU?

Ans. We sent you an email asking about your plans! Find an email from and you can submit your answer, which will link you to sign up for Orientation!

Ques. Do I still have to apply for housing?

Ans. Yes! The priority deadline is April 1st, but you can still apply for housing and get a job.

Ques. How do I sign up for fall classes?

Ans. All newcomers must attend the Gamecock Orientation, where you will meet your advisor and sign up for classes!

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