New Students

Arrival and International Go Orientation

Fall 2024

Plan to arrive on August 12 or August 13 for free shuttle service (see below).

Early JSU Campus check in: Monday August 12

Go Orientation and Class Registration: Wednesday, August 14Classes begin: Wednesday August 21

International Frequently Asked Questions

I cannot use the JSU International Programs Free shuttle service, how to do I get to JSU from the Atlanta Airport?

Alternative transportation options from the Atlanta Airport to Jacksonville State University:
Students using these listed services will be responsible for payment.

Shuttle:
Groome Transportation (Shuttle Schedule)
256-719-0469

This shuttle stops/drops off in Oxford, Alabama – 30 minutes outside of Jacksonville.
Transportation by another service will be needed from Oxford to Jacksonville.

Bus:
Greyhound (www.greyhound.com )

Taxi:
Uber (estimate https://www.uber.com/global/en/price-estimate/ )

Taxi:
Anniston Taxi 256-236-0687

Jacksonville State University address is 700 Pelham Road N., Jacksonville, AL 36265

Disclaimer:
The International House & Programs at Jacksonville State University has listed the above transportation providers for information purposes only and will not be liable for any incident(s) arising from students using their services. In addition, those providers are not associated with Jacksonville State University and thus students using their services will be responsible for payment.

Fall 2024

After buying airline tickets securing housing,and paying for health insurance please complete mandatory Arrival Notification Formhttps://www.jsu.edu/international/services/arrival-orientation-form.html

*Students must complete the airport shuttle request form by the July 22nd deadline on our webpage.

More information can be found here under Airport shuttle dates and forms on our travel page.

Airport Pick-Up Information.

* We do not accept late arrivals. Late arrivals can result in a student possibly going out of status with immigration and unable to enroll or secure a housing assignment.

Free Airport Shuttle reservations:

Request Airport Pick-Up Shuttle Form

Free shuttle is only available on these specific dates:

Fall 2024: August 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2024

*Students must complete the airport shuttle request form by the July 22nd deadline on our webpage.

More information can be found here under Airport shuttle dates and forms on our travel page.

Hampton Inn            Tel: (256) 782-0330;       10401 JD&L Drive Jacksonville, AL

Red Roof Inn           Tel: (256) 435-3300;       1530 Pelham Road South Jacksonville, AL 

Comfort Inn              Tel: (256) 831-0860;       138 Elm Street Oxford, AL

Super 8                    Tel: (256) 241-3210;       1600 Highway 21 Oxford, AL

Econo Lodge             Tel: (256) 831-9480;       25 Elm Street Oxford, AL

 

I have questions on housing or wanting to exempt from on campus housing, can you help me?

No, International programs cannot assist you with housing questions as that is a separate department from us.

Who do I contact?

If you have questions on housing, please email the housing department at jsuhousing@jsu.edu Or visit the Housing website.

I have questions on my immunizations, can you help me?

No, International programs cannot assist you with immunizations questions as that is a separate department from us.

Who do I contact?

If you have questions on immunizations please email the immunization department at bliveoak@jsu.edu and khill@rmccares.org Or view the Immunization Requirements.

What: Go Orientation for new international students

Do I have to pay the 100 dollars to register and pay here for the International Go orientation?

Yes, you will need to register.

The orientation is specifically for international students and includes breakfast, lunch, free shirt and registration for classes.

Who do I contact?

If you have questions email gamecockorientation@jsu.edu or call 256-782-5045. If you send an e-mail or leave a voice mail, give your name, JSU student ID#, and indicate you are attempting to register for the international session.

Want to register for classes, learn about different departments and get a bite to eat?

What: Meet And Greet for new international students
When: Wednesday, August 14, 2024,
Where: Merrill Hall
When: 8:00am-4:30pm

Register

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

  • Academic Department & outside representatives sessions will be available for you to learn information concerning & registering for classes.
  • Immigration Programs
  • Transportation
  • IT Set Up
  • First & second year experience,
  • Financial aid and scholarships,
  • counseling, and student services.
  • Local bank (Open your USA Bank Account)
  • Cell phone provider ( Open your USA Phone number) and much much more!

We are excited to have you at Jacksonville State University this Fall 2024!

Thank you for indicating that you have received a Student Visa and that you plan to come to JSU this August! If your plans have changed, please email us at intlprog@jsu.edu.

Here are important next steps.

Here are important next steps.
PLEASE READ THIS TO THE END.

1. Book your Flights

Book your flight to arrive to Atlanta on August 1 or later. Do not arrive earlier than 30 days before the start of school. As for booking your flight, we recommend arriving on August 13 to have access to the free airport shuttle.


2. Housing Registration

We require housing to be secured before you arrive at JSU.

Per housing policy ALL international students must apply for housing using the link below.

Over 21-Year-old:

If you are over 21 years old, you will fill out the Off-Campus Housing Application

Under 21- Years old:

If you are under 21 years old and first year in college, you will Apply and Pay your $200.00 housing deposit to live on campus. Per housing policy this is REQUIRED for students under 21 years old and in their first year in college.

You are required to have secured housing before you arrive at JSU. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Housing Registration

 

3. Health Insurance

Jacksonville State University requires all international students to enroll in its university approved health coverage. No other coverage will be accepted.

Direct link to apply and pay for health insurance

  • You must provide your insurance confirmation LETTER (not the card) before you can enroll in your classes.
  • You will be required to purchase and show proof of insurance each semester (fall, spring & summer).
  • Please attach to the arrival notification.

4. Arrival

Fill out the arrival form after you have secured your airport travel to arrive by August 1 or later.

Arrival Notification form

  • International students must complete the Mandatory Arrival Notification Form.
  • You will attach your insurance confirmation LETTER to this notification.
  • Please complete as soon as possible.
  • You may arrive 30 days before the program's start date, but on-campus housing will not be available until Wednesday August 14, 2024.
  • Do not buy airline tickets until you have secured housing and arrive no earlier than August 1.

5. Free Airport Shuttle reservations:

Request Airport Pick-Up Shuttle Form

Free shuttle is only available on these specific dates.
Fall 2024: August 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2024

6. Mandatory International ONLINE Orientation

International Students will need to complete the International Online Orientation Course

  • You must have a JSU email
  • Click Enroll in Course and complete course.

Please let us know if you have any questions.
International House and Programs

Please read the Pre-Arrival Guide for information on your JSU email, visa types, immigration process, final transcript submission, housing options, initial expenses, and academic placement tests. The guide will also help you with information on what to expect at the port of entry when you arrive in the United States, travelling to JSU, reporting to the international office, orientation, health insurance requirement, request to change program, tuition and fees, employment information, and information on disability services.

NAFSA - Association of International Educators- https://www.nafsa.org/ USCIS - U.S. Customs & Immigration Services- https://www.usembassy.gov/U.S. Department of State - https://www.usembassy.gov/ Study in the States-https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/ SEVIS Fee Payment- https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.html U.S. Embassy-https://www.usembassy.gov/

I want more scholarship money, or I did my SATs and want additional scholarship money, can you help me?

No, International programs cannot assist you with scholarships as that is a separate department from us. We cannot change the amount on your i-20, please see the JSU International Program Policies.

Who do I contact?

If you have a new SAT Score or have questions on your scholarships, please email the scholarship department at scholarships@jsu.edu or visit the Scholarship website.

JSU Rides is a FREE service to JSU Students

JSU Rides Website

JSU Rides is closed when the university is closed. Please note hours and days are limited. Please check their website for days and times.

Transportation options in Jacksonville, Alabama.

Taxi:Uber (estimate https://www.uber.com/global/en/price-estimate/ )Taxi:Anniston Taxi 256-236-0687Disclaimer:The International House & Programs at Jacksonville State University has listed the above transportation providers for information purposes only and will not be liable for any incident(s) arising from students using their services. In addition, those providers are not associated with Jacksonville State University and thus students using their services will be responsible for payment.

I have questions on my my tuition or how do I pay for my classes, can you help me?

No, International programs cannot assist you with Tuition or payment option questions as that is a separate department from us.


Who do I contact?

Please contact the Student Accounts office on your specific tuition or payment questions.
https://www.jsu.edu/bursar/contact.html

To learn about payment options, visit the FAQs on the Bursar's website