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Admissions Requirements


A student may transfer to Athens State University with an Associates Degree or sixty-four semester hours of college credit with a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. For more information call 256-233-8130.

Guide to Entry

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A student must file an Admission Application and pay the application fee.
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Official/Unofficial transcripts must be received and reviewed before you can register.
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A student must request from each transferring school the OFFICIAL academic transcripts be sent and to ensure that all official transcripst have been received contact the Admissions Office at Athens State University.
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A student must contact the Financial Aid Office immediately (if applicable) to apply for financial aid, i.e., federal, state, or employer sponsored tuition assistance plans.
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Upon completion of an admission application, requesting transcripts and declaring a major, you should contact the Transfer/Advising Center. The Transfer Center can help with transfer credit and assign a faculty advisor. You should plan to contact your assigned faculty advisor your first semester at Athens State. Faculty advisors hold office hours during the regular semester, not between semesters. Each semester, Faculty advisors are available in their offices for advising two weeks before on-line registration begins. (Check the schedule each semester for any changes due to holidays.)
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As a new student you will be assigned an e-mail address.  This email address is the major form of communication that is used by faculty and staff of Athens State University to communicate with students.  You can view your email account after 24 hours by accessing the Athens State Online Link on the main page of the web page@ www.athens.edu and then selecting Personal Information.  

 

Readmission
Former students please go to the forms link and submit a readmission form to the records office.

Early Admission
a junior college student may be considered for admission with forty-two semester hours PROVIDED he/she has a cumulative 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and has met all general education requirements before entering Athens State University.

Dual Enrollment
a junior college student with at least a 3.0 grade point average and who has completed a minimum of 32 semester hours at the junior/community college, may--with the permission of the instructional dean of the junior/community college-dual enroll at Athens State University.


Each student transferring to Athens State University must complete a Transfer/Admissions Application and return the application to the Admissions Office accompanied by a required application fee of $30. Official/Unofficial transcripts must be received and reviewed before you can register. This non-refundable fee is not applicable to tuition. Admission Applications for students who do not enroll for the term specified will be destroyed after a two year span. Students will then have to submit a new application and pay the required fee.

Transfer of Course Work
The University reserves the right to accept or deny course work presented for transfer. Collegiate work will be considered for transfer credit from post secondary institutions that are fully accredited by regional accrediting associations and that offer the baccalaureate degree or associate's degree.

Course work presented for transfer from institutions not accredited by regional associations, but otherwise duly accredited by associations recognized by the US Department of Education, will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee at Athens State University.  Any courses accepted for transfer must be appropriate to the degree and program selected at Athens State University.  For additional information, students may contact the Office of Admissions and Records.   

Categories for admission of transfer students are as follows:

Transfer of Community/Junior College Students
A community/junior college transfer student may be admitted to Athens State University provided he or she has earned a degree from a two-year institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or other regional accrediting agency, or (2) sixty or sixty-four semester hours of college credit with a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or (3) completed all general studies curriculum core requirements (Areas I-IV) and submitted early transfer forms to the Athens State University Admissions Office.

Transfer of Technical College/Institute Students
A student from a regionally accredited technical college institute may be admitted to Athens State University as a regular degree-seeking student provided he or she has completed a technical program and has received a degree, diploma or certificate. The student must submit an official transcript for review. Credit may be awarded for a maximum of thirty-nine semester hours depending on the particular technical program and the baccalaureate degree program selected. Individual related subject courses and grades cannot be directly transferred as regulated by the State Department of Education and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. However, certain courses may be used as substitutions or waivers for specific course in the Athens State University degree program but will not affect the total hours residency required for that degree program. Credit earned through this method will not be used in determining the student's cumulative grade point average.

Admission of Four-Year College Transfer Students
A student who has completed a minimum of the freshman and sophomore years at a regionally accredited four-year institution may be admitted to Athens State University as a transfer student.

Admission of International Students
The International Student Advisor's Office assists the international student in transferring to Athens State University. Services include interpretation of governmental and institutional requirements. Students needing assistance should call 233.8268 or 233.8171. Admission's applications for international students who do not enroll for a specified term will be destroyed after a five year span. Students must submit a new application and fee.

To be admitted as an F-1 student, the student should:

 
> Submit an Application for Admissions to Athens State and pay the application fee either by money order or certified check. Admission Application for international students who do not enroll for a specified term will be destroyed after a five year span. Students must submit a new application an pay the required fee.
> Have 60-64 semester hours or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution OR course by course evaluation of foreign educational credentials completed by the World Education Services.
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Request official copies of transcripts from all colleges and/or universities they have attended to be sent to the international student advisor. If student is requesting course by course evaluation by the World Education Services, an official copy of their transcript should be sent by W.E.S. to the international student advisor.
> Score a minimum of 500 (written) or 173 (computer) on the TOEFL score
> Request official copy of the student's TOEFL score be sent to the international student advisor.
> Have student's current international student advisor complete a Transfer Clearance form.
> Complete an I-134 Affidavit of Support Form and submit to the international student advisor.
> Bring his/her current passport for copying by international student advisor.
> Provide proof of health and life insurance while in the United States.
> Provide a letter from a banking institution on financial status (support), and
> Provide a letter stating planned major at Athens State.

Upon receipt of the above items, an I-20 form will be issued by Athens State University.

 

 

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