Undergraduate Admissions

JSU's Fall 2021 Application is Now Open!

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  • Quick Application with No Required Essay!
  • Receive a Quick Decision due to Current Test Optional Admissions!
  • Apply Early and Get a Jump on Scholarships and Housing!

Apply To JSU Now!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Take a Closer Look at JSU... Visit In Person or Virtually!

  • See Our Beautiful Campus in the Appalachian Foothills
  • Learn More About Our Academic Programs
  • Meet the Students, Faculty, and Staff Who Contribute to Our "Friendliest" Reputation
  • Explore the Place You'll Be Proud to Call Home!

Schedule Your Weekend Visit

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Attend a Virtual Preview Day

Have Questions?

To keep you safer and answer your questions quickly, we now offer virtual “Cocky Chats":

  • Admissions
  • Career Services
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Financial Aid
  • Military Services
  • Student Accounts

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We are committed to your safety throughout COVID-19 and hope to make your admission pain-free during these unprecedented times! 

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Need More Information? Which Best Describes You...


You have never attended college or you only attended college while you were in high school.

Steps and Requirements


You have attended a regionally accredited college or university in the United States but you are not a dual enrollment student.


Jump Start

You're a high school student who completed dual enrollment classes for high school and college credit. Available courses determined by a contract with the high school.

Dual Enrollment


You attended high school/college outside the United States.

International Admissions


You are a non-degree seeking student taking courses for personal enrichment and / or to transfer to the institution where the degree is being pursued.

Transient Attendance


You have already attended JSU and earned credit but have not attended the past two semesters.

Returning Student Application

Important Dates

August 17, 2020 - August 1, 2021
Fall 2021 Preferred Admissions Application Period

September 1, 2020 - February 1, 2021
2021-2022 Competitive Scholarship Application Period

September 19, 2020 & October 3, 2020 
Campus Tour Days

October 1, 2020 - April 1, 2021
Fall 2021 Preferred Housing Application Period

November 5, 2020
Virtual Preview Day