Student Success Center

Thank you for your interest in Athens State University! The Student Success Center is here to ensure the transfer process is as easy and efficient as possible. Prospective students may contact a Counselor at any time for general information. Transferring students should contact a counselor in the Student Success Center upon completion of an admission application, declaring a major and requesting transcripts from every college attended.

Counselors can work with students who provide an unofficial student copy of transcripts, however, the admissions office must have official copies of transcripts from all colleges attended during the students first semester at Athens State.

Counselors help students with transfer credit, complete an unofficial plan of study and assign faculty advisors. Students should plan to meet with the assigned faculty advisor their first semester at Athens State. Faculty advisors hold office hours during the regular semester, not between semesters. Faculty advisors are available in their offices for advising two weeks before on-line registration begins each semester. (Check the class schedule each semester for any changes due to holidays.)

The Student Success Center is located in the Sandridge Student Center. Regular office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Walk-ins are welcome, however, to ensure you are able to see a Counselor appointments are recommended. The Student Success Center can work with students by appointment, telephone, fax, e-mail and regular mail. Contact any Counselor for assistance, however, depending on your major, the Student Success Center staff specializes in the general education requirements and the pre-professional area.

Student Success Center Staff

Derrek Smith
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College of Arts and Sciences Counselor
(Including secondary education majors in art, biology, chemistry, English, history, math and social science)
Barry DeVine
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College of Business Counselor
Vicki Johnson
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College of Education Student Success Coach
Beth Rice
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Athens State University Student Recruiters

Calhoun Community College: Huntsville Campus
Recruiters are available on Monday (9:00 am – 12:30 pm) and Tuesday (10:00 pm – 6:00 pm) in Room 107, (256)890-4716

Calhoun Community College: Decatur Campus
Recruiters are available on Wednesday and Thursday (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) in the Advising Center on the first floor of the Student Center (256)306-2962.

Offices not open during finals and between semesters.

Enrollment Advisor
Penny Roberts
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Campus Tours

For information regarding campus tours contact Kimberly Braden at (256)233-8175 or by email.

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