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Alternative Admission

Jacks PASS (Pathway to Accelerated Student Success) program

First-semester freshman applicants who do not meet the admission requirements may become eligible for admission by enrolling in the Jacks PASS Summer Admission program. Students who complete the requirements to enroll in the program will be pre-registered for the summer II term at SFA and will be required to complete seven semester credit hours including SFA 101. An academic adviser in the Student Success Center will give each participant a schedule.

The 2018 summer II semester is July 10 through Aug. 10. Students who satisfactorily complete the program with an overall GPA of 2.0 and who do not fail any courses will continue into the fall semester.


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. Students who complete the basic or foundations program without an endorsement must meet the following college readiness standards regarding the SAT or ACT scores:

  • SAT: 1500 out of 2400 (This score requirement includes writing.)
  • New SAT: 1090 out of 1600 (Math plus Evidence Based Reading and Writing)
  • ACT: 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 24 Science

How to apply

Complete the online contract, and submit the completed form in one of the following three ways:

  1. Email: Scan and send to
  2. Fax: 936-468-7611
  3. Mail: Student Success Center
    Attention: Dr. Brittany Fish
    P.O. Box 6154
    Nacogdoches, TX


SFA–AC PARTNER Program - Fall 2017

PARTNER is a transfer agreement program between Stephen F. Austin and Angelina College. Students who elect to participate in this invitation-only program are eligible for admission to Stephen F. Austin University once the program requirements are met. The deadline for acceptance into the PARTNER program is July 15, and the program begins in fall 2017.

For information, visit the program's website, email Jennifer Baldauf at or call Angelina College at 936-633-5289.

Academic Opportunity Program

The Academic Opportunity Program (AOP) 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

Applications are available here 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

Physical Address:
Rusk Building
Room 206

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

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