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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.

Apply for JacksPASS

2022 dates and details:

July 5 through Aug. 4


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

Apply online!

Students wishing to attend the Jacks PASS Summer Admission program must complete the online Jacks PASS contract.

If you are unable to complete the contract online:

You must complete a printable version of the 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

Questions and more information

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


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

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
Admissions counselors

Physical Address:
Rusk Building
Room 206

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