Skip to main content

Jacks PASS Summer Admission program

First-semester freshman applicants who do not meet the admission requirements may become eligible for admission by enrolling in the Jacks PASS (Pathway to Accelerated Student Success) Summer Admission program.

Students who complete the necessary requirements to enroll in the program will be pre-registered at SFA and will be required to complete seven (7) semester credit hours including SFAS 1101. Participants will be given a schedule from an Academic Advisor in the Student Success Center. Students who satisfactorily complete the program with an overall "C" (2.0) GPA and who do not have any grades of "F" will continue into the fall semester.

2021 dates and details:

June 28 through Aug. 6


Students admitted to Jacks PASS must complete the high school recommended or distinguished program or the foundations program with an endorsement or the foundations program with a distinguished endorsement.

How to apply

Students wishing to attend the Jacks PASS Summer Admission program must complete the Jacks PASS contract. (Note: Do not right click to open in a new tab. This PDF will automatically download to your device. The form will not retain your responses if completed within your web browser.)

Submit the completed form to the address below or email to before the contract submission deadline.

Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 13051, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962


Your completed contract and shot record must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 13051, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Students must satisfy Texas Success Initiative testing requirements. All TSI exemptions and/or TSI Assessment scores must be emailed to the Student Success Center. at

  • TSI exemptions/scores submission: June 11

Questions and more information

Visit the Jacks PASS page to learn more about the program and explore frequently asked questions.

Additional options

Academic Opportunity program: extenuating circumstances

The Academic Opportunity Program is designed to identify first-semester freshman students who did not meet the admission requirements as a result of significant extenuating circumstances. The program is limited to a small number of students who provide adequate documentation with regard to their extenuating circumstance.

How to apply

The AOP application is available online or through the Office of Admissions. Complete applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis for the fall and spring semesters. Applications must be received by the Office of Admissions no later than five business days prior to the first day of classes.

Transfer option

First-semester freshmen not meeting admission requirements may attend an accredited community college or four-year university to gain admission to SFA for a future semester. Students who successfully complete at least 15 semester hours of transferable work after high school graduation with a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale will be eligible for admission to SFA. Applicants will need to reapply for admission to SFA for the desired semester and submit official college transcript(s).


Office of Admissions
Fax: 936.468.3149
Staff directory

Physical Address:
Rusk Building
Room 206

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13051, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Request Information for Future Students

Please fill out the form below to receive information from SFA. If you’re not a future student and want to reach out to us, use our contact form.

Fields marked with * are required.

Who are you?*

Date of Birth*

Mailing Address (Be sure to add your apt. or unit # or P.O. Box, if applicable)*

When would you like to attend SFA and what will be your major?

Are you any of these types of students?