Undergraduate Admissions

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 Admission

  • Minimum 36 earned transferable semester hours from regionally accredited institution(s) prior to term of admission; and
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale; and
  • Minimum 15 hours applicable to general education requirements; and
  • Eligible to return to previously attended colleges or universities.

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.

For additional information and requirements, see the current academic catalog or contact the Office of Admissions.