Students are admitted conditionally as long as admission requirements are met and unofficial copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are submitted to the Office of Admissions. Official copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended must be received before a student can be admitted unconditionally. If all official transcripts are not received by the end of the fifth week of a student’s first semester or term, the student will not be allowed to register for any subsequent terms until all official transcripts are submitted.
Steps for Admissions
- Complete and submit an Admission Application and pay the applicable fee. You must also submit official/unofficial transcripts for review before acceptance and before you register for classes.
- You will be notified of your acceptance status via the contact information provided on your application once your application materials have been reviewed.
- Request that official transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions from each college or university that you have previously attended.
- Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid if you plan to apply for financial aid from federal, state, or employer-sponsored tuition assistance programs.
- It is recommended that you contact the appropriate counselor in the Transfer Student Success Center. Transfer Center counselors provide assistance with transfer of credit and assignment of faculty advisors.
- As a new student, you will be assigned an Athens State student email address. This email address is used as the official means of communication with students by University faculty and staff. You can access your email account 24 hours after acceptance to the University through the Athens State Online link on the University home page and selecting Personal Information.
- Contact your faculty advisor during your first semester at Athens State. Faculty advisors hold office hours during the regular semester, but may not during semester breaks. It is strongly recommended that you confirm faculty office hours or schedule an appointment before traveling long distances to the campus.
Requirements for Admissions
Degree Seeking Students
Regardless of the category of admission, the University reserves the right to determine the applicability of any transfer credit toward the fulfillment of a student’s degree requirements at Athens State.
- Regular Transfer: Completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of at least 2.0, or completion of an associate’s degree.
- Joint Enrollment: Completion of at least 32 semester hours at a community college with at least a 3.0 GPA and permission of the instructional dean at the community college.
- Early Admission: Completion of at least 41 semester hours from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 2.0 GPA and completion of all General Education requirements.
- International Students: In addition to meeting the requirements for one of the above categories, international students must provide additional documentation and meet additional requirements. Select the International Students link in the menu at left for additional information.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
Individuals who do not intend to seek a degree may be admitted to the University to pursue a limited objective such as personal enrichment or teacher certification/recertification, or as a transient student from another institution.
Students who are returning after an absence of more than one semester (excluding Summer term) must complete and submit a Readmission form, available at the Forms link in the menu on the right.