Register for a School-Year Experience

Everything you need to know about creating or joining a School-Year Experience at Junior State of America can be found right here.

Quick Steps

There are only a few things that you need to do to get started.


Announce Your Experience

Build excitement! Let everyone in your chapter and school know.

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Create JSAConnect Accounts

Create accounts for all students who plan to participate on JSAConnect.

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Register on JSAConnect

Register together as a chapter or as individuals.

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Determine Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarships are available to students who are eligible.

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Collect Payments

All individual dues must be submitted to participate.

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Collect Documents

Required documents must be filled and submitted to attend.

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How to Join or Create a School-Year Experience

1. Announce Your Event or Convention

Make sure members know the deadlines for registering, and dates and times for the event. Keep tabs on all your members who can attend or not. 

2. Create JSAConnect Accounts

All students attending the convention are required to use a JSAConnect account. If a student does not already have one, they should create one, using correct information and their primary personal e­mail account to register. Once they create a JSAConnect account, they will be sent a message with a link to confirm their email. If they do not receive the message, have them check their spam folder for the confirmation email.

Locked out of your account? If you already have a JSAConnect account, but cannot access it, use the Forgot Password” button to request a new password. If you experience issues resetting your password DO NOT create a new account. Instead, email tech@​jsa.​org and we will manually send a password reset link to you.

Can’t find your high school? Type Not Listed” into the search box and choose your state of residence. For example, if you live in Illinois, you will choose Not Listed — IL.”

3. Register on JSAConnect

To attend a convention: a chapter must register together and pay together. Only your Chapter President or Teacher Advisor can register your chapter for a convention on JSAConnect. Chapter Presidents and Teacher Advisors can start a convention registration by going to My Programs,” scroll through all activities and click Register” on the correct event. Only verified JSA chapters can register for conventions. Not sure if your chapter is verified? Click on My Chapter” in JSAConnect to see your chapter’s status. If you’re not verified, reach out to the Chapter Internal Affairs department in your state, or find your State Director on the People” page of the JSA​.org website. Make sure all chapter members have created a JSAconnect account so you can register them.

To attend Virtual Only events: Check with your state’s student leadership to see if a virtual event is happening, and how to register.

4. Determine Eligibility for Scholarships

Scholarships and discounts are available to those who qualify. Students will be asked questions during the account creation and again during the registration process to determine if they are eligible for the outreach discount. The outreach discount will be applied at the end of the registration process. If you are registering a chapter, each student must create an account on JSAConnect and fill out their financial information (accessible in the My Profile” section of JSAConnect). An outreach discount will be applied automatically to all registrants who qualify.

If you are facing extenuating circumstances, or if you do not qualify for the outreach discount, you can still apply for a JSA State Scholarship. Check with your state’s student leaders to find out how to apply for a JSA State Scholarship.

5. Collect & Submit Payment

Program fees must be paid in full before the program begins, or students will not be permitted to attend. Once your application is approved, the easiest and most secure way is to pay online with a credit card via JSAConnect. If necessary, you can also mail a check to JSA headquarters (find our address at the bottom of this page) or call (800) 3345353 to inquire about paying over the phone. 

Can’t see the invoice or payment portal? If you have an ad-blocker, make sure it is disabled for jsa​.org and the JSAConnect website. 

6. Collect Documents

Each student attending a convention must fill out the required documents. Once you’ve registered and paid, notify each student to submit their documents. Go to the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner, click My Profile,” and navigate to My Docs.” Here, you will see documents for both the event and the chapter, which you can download, fill out, and submit. Both event and chapter documents are required in order to attend the convention.

Code of Conduct

Students are held to the highest standard of behavior.

Students must always conduct themselves according to the highest standards of behavior. Students must be considerate of, and respect the rights of, other students and staff, and use appropriate and respectful language at all times. Hazing or any action that creates physical discomfort or intends to embarrass or harass another student will not be tolerated. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and may result in expulsion from the event.