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Jacks PASS summer admission program

Jacks Pass is a provisional summer program exclusively for first-year applicants who don't meet SFA admission requirements.

Students who complete the necessary requirements to apply and enroll in the program will be pre-registered at SFA and will be pre-registered by the Jacks PASS coordinator to take three courses, resulting in the completion of seven credit hours:

  • Two courses from the university's core curriculum
  • and SFAS 1101, the New-Lumberjack Experience course.

Students who complete the program with an overall C or 2.0 GPA and who do not have any grades of an F will continue into the fall semester as a regular first-year student.

Learn more about Jacks PASS

Additional alternative admission 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