The Jones College Office of Admissions and Student Records Office work hand in hand to provide essential information to students that spans from admission to graduation.
Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year university or gain the skills and training needed to go directly into the workforce, the online application is the first step. After you complete the online application, an enrollment counselor will contact you using the contact information provided on the application.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, referred to as FAFSA, is used to determine your financial aid eligibility for Pell grants and student loans. It can be filed online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa where deadlines are also provided. This form should be completed and processed as part of the student admissions process.
Office Of Admissions
900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
Phone: (601) 477-4025
Fax: (601) 477-4258
All transcript requests are handled through the online application. Jones College will not knowingly release a transcript to any unauthorized person. All pertinent federal and state laws and regulations are followed. Jones College is a member of the Parchment network.
If the student has a financial hold on his or her Jones account, the transcript cannot be released until the balance has been paid in full.
All degree verifications are handled by The National Student Clearinghouse. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:
The National Student Clearinghouse
13454 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: (703) 742-4239
All calls coming into the Student Records Office requesting verification of student degrees are referred to the National Student Clearinghouse. Those degrees that are not registered with The National Student Clearinghouse are sent from Student Records Office to The National Student Clearinghouse directly upon request to be added to The National Student Clearinghouse database. The information is then passed on to the requestor from The National Student Clearinghouse rather than from the Student Records Office.
Note: The National Student Clearinghouse cannot verify good student discounts.
Jones College recognizes military training as having valuable educational content and posts credit on the Jones transcript as hours awarded toward a degree.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the assessment and transcription of credit for military training and experience is consistent with the established standards for credit evaluation and award based on standards such as the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide.
As an accredited institution and a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Jones College is the final authority for assessing and transcribing credit for military training and experience. Jones College has established policy for the assessment and transcription of credit for military training and experience supersedes ACE credit recommendations and those of any other organization. Award of credit for military training and experience is based upon official documentation.
Acceptable documents for assessment of military training and experience are:
Official transcripts for programs of study issued by the United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), Army Command and General Staff College, Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript (AARTS), and Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART) System. NOTE: The Community College of the Air Force is a SACS accredited school and therefore is treated as college transfer work. It is the student's responsibility to obtain all records.
Documentation becomes part of the student's academic record and becomes the property of Jones College. All documentation will be submitted to and evaluated by the Registrar's Office. The Registrar's Office will determine credit as being vocational, technical, or academic in nature as well as the number of credit hours awarded to the student. If a student plans on using credit toward the technical degree (Associate of Applied Science) or the vocational certificate the student's primary instructor must complete any appropriate course substitution forms.
Credit will not be placed on the student's transcript until the student has completed 12 semester hours. It is the student's responsibility to submit their records after the 12 hours has been completed. Students will receive credit for HPR 1213 Personal and Community Health for completion of Basic Training/Boot Camp. Students should not enroll in college classes for which they may receive military credit as credit will only be granted once.
College Level Examination Program - General Examination
Jones College will allow credit examination to those students who have been out of high school for at least 3 years and have never enrolled in a college level class for the General Examination area. The Admissions and Records Office will determine a person’s eligibility to receive credit. A student who has earned over 30 semester hours of college credit may not earn additional credit through the use of this examination. Credit will be granted for successful completion of the examination in the following manner:
|US History I
|US History II
|Information Systems & Computer Applications
|Principles of Macroeconomics
|Principles of Microeconomics
|Western Civilization I
|Western Civilization II
Listed below are the CLEP exams accepted for credit and applied toward graduation at Jones Junior College. Credit is awarded for test scores of 50 and above.
Note: CLEP credit awarded by Jones College may not be accepted by other educational institutions. Students should consult transfer institutions to determine acceptable credit.
Advanced Placement Program
Students from cooperating high schools can earn up to 18 semester hours with no more than 6 semester hours or 2 courses in one subject-matter area through the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program. The awarding of credit is administered by the Admissions and Records Office. Letter grades are not assigned. “Pass” (P) appears on the transcript for courses in which Advanced Placement credit is earned. Credit awarded is based on the following scores:
Listed below are the Advanced Placement exams accepted for credit and applied toward graduation at Jones College. No credit is awarded for a score of 1 or 2. Three hours of credit are typically awarded for a score of 3 and six hours awarded for scores of 4 or 5 if the course is part of a two part series.
|ART 1313, 1323
|BIO 1114, 1124
|CHE 1214, 1224
|English Language and Composition
|US Government and Politics
|United State History
|HIS 2213, 2223
|HIS 1113, 1123
|Calculus AB, BC
|MAT 1613, 1623
|Spanish Language and Culture Level I
|MFL 1213, 1223
|Spanish Language and Culture Level II
|MFL 1213, 1223
|Physics B or C
|PHY 2414, 2424
Note: Some Advanced Placement tests cover such specific and well-defined areas that only 3 semester hours credit may be awarded despite a score of 5. Advanced Placement credit awarded by Jones College may not be accepted by other educational institutions. Students should consult transfer institutions to determine acceptable credit.
Credit By Examination-Nationally Recognized Credentials
Credit-By-Examination (CBE) provides multiple entry points into a number of Career and Technical programs as a non-duplicative sequence of technical skill proficiency for programs aligned to nationally recognized credentials. Where possible, CBE provides a career pathway into credit-bearing postsecondary CTE programs and attainment of an industry recognized credential, certificate, diploma, or degree. In order for CBE participants to gain college credit, he/she must meet college admission standards for the career or technical program in which he/she is entering. For those who have successfully completed the nationally recognized credential, the participant will provide documented proof of a valid and current certification or credential. The credit will be awarded after the student completes one semester in the same program in which the CBE applies. To determine if a program offers CBE services, please refer to that particular program in the college catalog.
Student Records Office
900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
Phone: (601) 477-4036
Fax: (601) 477-4258