Returning Students

Any student that has not attended Jefferson State within the last 12 months must complete a readmission application. Returning transient students must submit an application each term of attendance.


Returning students should begin by completing the online application. To complete the application process, students must submit a signature page and meet the identification requirement. Males between the age of 18-26 must also provide verification of selective service registration if applying for financial aid.


Applicants who attended high school, college or received a GED outside the state of Alabama may be assessed out-of-state tuition. For additional information, please review the Certification of Eligibility for In-State Residency Form.


All returning students must submit transcripts from all institutions attended since leaving Jefferson State. Transcripts must be official and sent directly from the sending institution to Jefferson State. Faxed and hand delivered copies are not official. Students will not be allowed to enroll for a second semester unless all required transcripts have been received by Jefferson State prior to registration for the second semester.

Course Placement

Jefferson State requires a comprehensive assessment of students in math and English prior to enrollment in classes. Course placement is determined by the results of this assessment. See placement testing for more information. Click here for Placement Test Exemptions.

Financial Aid

Apply for Federal Student Aid at Please review the Financial Aid Application Procedures for additional information.

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