Undergraduate Requirements

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 by emailing admissions@athens.edu.