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 necessary requirements to enroll in the program will be pre-registered for the 2019 summer II term at SFA and will be required to complete seven (7) semester credit hours including SFA 101.
Participants will be given a schedule from an Academic Advisor in the Student Success Center. The 2019 summer II semester begins on July 16th and ends on August 16th. 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 2019 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
- The contract and bacterial meningitis shot record for the Jacks PASS program must be received by the Student Success Center by May 24, 2019.
- Students must satisfy Texas Success Initiative testing requirements by May 31, 2019.
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.
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).