Professional Development/Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

A student who holds a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may enroll in graduate courses as a professional development/non-degree seeking student. Federal financial aid is not available to professional development/non-degree seeking students.

All of the following documentation must be submitted to Graduate Admissions to be considered for admission as a professional development/non-degree seeking student:

Graduate Admissions
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
  2. Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee.
  3. Official transcripts of the highest degree earned from the college/university with degree posted. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the university.)

If, at a later date, the student decides to pursue a degree at JSU, no more than 12 semester hours of credit earned while in this category may be applied toward a graduate degree program. The student must petition, in writing, to the Dean of Graduate Studies that the course(s) taken as a professional development/non-degree seeking student be counted toward the degree. The student must also meet the admission requirements for the degree program, and all coursework used toward the degree must fall within its given time limit.