Returning Students

Returning Students Application Process

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Any student who has not attended Jefferson State within the last 12 months must complete a returning student application. Returning transient students must apply each term they plan to attend.

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To complete the application process, students must apply and submit the following documents:

  • Official high school or GED transcript
  • 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 official transcripts from all institutions attended since enrollment at Jefferson State. Official transcripts must be sent directly from previous institution(s) to Jefferson State by mail or secure electronic submission service (such as Parchment or Clearinghouse) to [email protected]. Faxed or 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. Note: College transcripts expire one year after submission if student does not enroll and attend class at Jefferson State.

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 The Testing Office for more information.

Financial Aid

To complete your online application, please click the “Create New User Account” link as shown in the image below.

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