Athens State University is an upper-division institution; therefore any prospective student seeking admission to the University as a degree-seeking student must have prior college level credit as documented on official transcripts. We strongly encourage you to review our admissions requirements and the requirements for your program of interest prior to starting the new application process.

Please Note: if you have previously completed a new student application and paid the application fee and are returning to Athens State after an absence of more than one semester, do not use the link below to reapply; instead, please complete a Readmission Form and submit it to the Office of Admissions.

Submitting a complete online new student application requires:

  • Completing all required sections of the online application
  • Paying the non-refundable application fee (American Express, Discover, Visa, or MasterCard)
  • Submitting official/unofficial transcripts to the Office of Admissions to verify that you meet admissions requirements

You will be notified of your application status when the application process and review of transcripts are completed.

You may complete the application process in one session; however, prior to submitting the application and paying the application fee, you may return to a partially completed application and finish parts of it later.

Please Note: Once you have submitted the application and paid the fee, you cannot make changes to it online. If you need to make changes to a newly submitted application, please contact the Office of Admissions. They will need the Login ID you created as a “First Time User.” If you attempt to correct a submitted application by submitting an additional new application, you may be charged an additional non-refundable application fee.

Thank you for choosing Athens State as the place to continue your education.