All student participants from each high school and their Teacher/Advisor(s) will register as a group online using MyJSA at www.jsa.org/myjsa. Chapter presidents and Teacher/Advisors will register their chapters online through MyJSA, making sure to complete registration by the deadline.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
- Review the registration packet. If you don’t already have a registration packet, download one from the download resources section of the website.
- Make sure you have access to Chapter Management online. Log in to MyJSA and make sure you have access to the chapter management features. If you are the Chapter President or Teacher/Advisor you should see a “My Events” tab after logging in, and on the My Events page you will have a “Start Registration” option on the right side of the page. If you do not see these options, contact your Program Director.
- Update your chapter roster. Make sure all of your chapter members are listed under your membership roster. All individuals must create their own MyJSA accounts at home or during a signup meeting. This page gives an an overview of the chapter management process, and includes a short video demonstrating the process. All of your members should be shown on your chapter roster before you complete your registration.
Please see and read carefully the step-by-step instructions for online registration in the following section.
ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
for Chapter Presidents and Teacher/Advisors
Step 1: Log into MyJSA and indicate your delegation leaders. Go to the My Events tab, and under “Register for a New Event” select “Fall State” and then click “Start registration.” This will create a new event on the My Events page. Click on the link, and select your student delegation leader and primary attending teacher or chaperon. Please do this as soon as your chapter has permission to attend (even before you know how many delegates you will have), as this allows us to plan for your attendance. If you have a My Chapter tab but you do not see a registration option under My Events, there are three ways to have your MyJSA account upgraded to “Chapter President” or “Teacher/Advisor”:
- Submit an online request at www.jsa.org/myjsa by logging in to your account, going to “My Personal Data”, and changing the JSA Role field to “Chapter President”
Step 2: Complete all of the forms in this registration packet as a guide for your online registration. Even though you will be registering online, it provides useful logistical information, as well as a set of the rules and other pertinent information.
Step 3: Collect registration fees and permission slips. At the beginning of October, you should begin collecting Fall State registration fees and permission slips from all of your members who will attend convention. Keep track of who has paid and who has submitted permission slips using the forms in your registration packet or a spreadsheet.
Step 5: Create a rooming list. Once you know all the members of your delegation, use the rooming list form in the registration packet to note who will room together.
Step 6: Calculate the total cost for your delegation. Use the instructions in the registration packet to calculate the total cost for your delegation, including student registration fees and any extra fees for teacher/advisors.
Step 7: Log in and submit your registration for your delegation. The online registration form will ask for the information that you have assembled above, namely, the delegates for your group, the convention pricing package for each delegate, and your rooming preferences for delegates. The students and adults that you register are selected from your chapter roster. Once you have all the information entered correctly, click “submit.”
Step 8: Arrange payment to JSA. After submitting your registration online you will see a preliminary invoice, which shows the total amount due and your delegation list. JSA staff will review and confirm your registration details. Once confirmed by staff, your final invoice will appear online. Review the payment options on the next page and arrange to pay before the convention.
Step 9: Send in your payment and permission slips to the Junior State of America California or Washington DC office. Your registration is not complete until payment and permission slips are received. If you are paying for your delegation by credit card, you can call the office to supply the credit card information.
WHAT TO TURN IN
After submitting your registration information online.
Make a copy of each item for your records – keep record of payments submitted.
Item 1: Permission slip for each student, signed by the student and a parent or guardian. Please, make copies of the permission slip from the registration packet and give to delegates or request extras from the JSA Office. Permission slips should be mailed to the JSA California office; please do not fax signed permission slips.
Item 2: Teacher/Advisor Responsibilities Form. Use the copy from the registration packet.
Item 3: Payment in full for each registered delegate (see Payment Options below) or evidence that you’ve made arrangements to have a check sent, such as a Purchase Order. Don’t postpone submitting your registration materials if there will be delay in the school issuing a check. Submit your materials with a Purchase Order number issued by the school, or fax us a copy of the check request submitted to your school accounting office.
Item 4: Payment in full for membership taxes and a completed tax form. Please remember to mark all of your members as tax-paid on the My Chapter tab of MyJSA. http://jsa.org/wp-content/uploads/JSA-Revised-Tax-Form.pdf
Option 1: School Check — ONE inclusive check payable to The Junior State from the school. If your school cannot process your check request before the registration deadline, fax a copy of the documentation showing that you have arranged with the school to send the check, plus a guarantee from the school that payment will be received before the start of the convention.
Option 2: Purchase Order – A school purchase order (must be payable within 30 days of the registration deadline)
Option 3: Personal Check – ONE inclusive check payable to The Junior State from a parent or teacher (delegates will pay that individual).
Option 4: Credit Card – JSA will accept credit card payments for registration by phone. Please call (800) 334-5353.
Do not send individual multiple personal checks from the delegates. Do not send cash. Your delegation will not be registered until payment is received in one of the forms listed above.
WHERE TO SEND FORMS AND PAYMENT
For Northern California, Southern California, Pacific Northwest, and Texas
The Junior State of America
111 Anza Blvd. Suite #109
Burlingame, CA 94010
Fax: (650) 347-7200
For Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Southeast, Ohio River Valley and Midwest
The Junior State of America
1411 K St NW, Ste 200
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: (202) 296-7839