Future Students

Congratulations and welcome to St. Johns River State College! You made a great choice.

As you begin this new chapter in your life, you made a commitment to your goal. We commit to provide the support you need to reach your goal, with academic advising, free tutoring, and career services. In addition to academic support, we offer a variety of student clubs and organizations that will make SJR State feel like home. I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities offered. These will enhance your college experience.

Below is information on what you need to do next. Please review this information carefully and follow the steps to complete admissions and enrollment to join the Viking family. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated faculty, administrators and staff. We’re here for you! Your success is our priority.

Warmest regards,
President, Joe H. Pickens, J.D.

Submit an application for admission.

Start your application

Use your student number you received in the mail and follow the directions to set up your student account. Once your account is set up, look in the MySJRstate portal complete the Online Orientation. This must be done before meeting with an advisor to register for classes.

  1. Check your email for access instructions.
  2. Login to the MySJRstate portal
  3. Select “Canvas” from the “Student” drop down tab
  4. On the Canvas dashboard, select “New Student Orientation”

You’ll need to request and submit official high school or GED transcripts to the Record’s Office.

You can order high school transcripts by visiting:
Clay -
Putnam -
St. Johns County -

If you’ve attended another college, official college transcripts from ALL previously attended institutions must be submitted. Download this form to request transcripts from other institutions to be sent to St. Johns River State College (PDF).

Students who received a Florida GED can request their transcript through GED Credential Requesting Services.

Some non-degree seeking and college credit certificate students may have different requirements.

Home school students must submit the Affidavit of Home School Completion.

Questions? Contact or call 386-312-4050.

Complete the residency form and provide copies of all documents to prove you are a permanent, legal resident of Florida. Return form and documents indicated on the form to the Admissions Office at:

St. Johns River State College
Admissions Office
5001 St. Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
Questions? Contact or call (386) 312-4030

Grants, scholarships and loans are available for qualifying students.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at with the SJR State school code 001523.
  2. Check out the SJR State Foundation webpage. Compete one application to apply for scholarship opportunities through SJR State.
  3. Prefer to self-pay? We offer a Tuition Installment Plan (TIP) with easy online enrollment and flexible payment options for many college programs.

After completing orientation, you’re ready to meet an advisor who will make sure you have everything you need to enroll in classes. Contact your campus Academic Advising office to schedule an appointment:

ORANGE PARK (904) 276-6800
ST. AUGUSTINE (904) 808-7400
PALATKA (386) 312-4200

Don’t forget to pick your classes! Course registration is done through the MySJRstate portal.

Visit the bookstore in person or online at for store hours, textbook rentals, book cards, college apparel and more. Be sure to bring a copy of your schedule when purchasing textbooks.

Request a free parking decal on the MySJRstate portal under the “Student” drop down tab. Decals are required on all campuses.

A viking knows no boundaries

Begin here, GO anywhere

The Associate in Arts degree (university transfer degree) is designed for students who wish to earn a bachelor's degree and transfer into the State University System as a junior.
Attend fulltime, part time, on campus or online*!

Begin here, STAY here

Upon completion of the A.A. Degree, many students choose to remain at SJR State to pursue one of our bachelor's degrees.

A viking knows no boundaries

Skills, skills, skills ...

Want to be ready for the workforce in two years or less, in areas such as nursing/health care, criminal justice, or computer technology? Check out our Workforce programs.

Spend less ... Earn more

SJR State costs nearly HALF the amount of universities and private colleges! There is a greater demand for educated workers. The many desirable jobs of tomorrow will require an education beyond high school. The right education and skills will better position you to land those jobs and enjoy pay gains.

THIS is where it starts!

You don't have to have it all figured out to begin making plans for your future. While some students will tell you that selecting a career path was an obvious choice, others need more time to explore their options. Either way, we're here to help you make real choices about your future, your way.

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