It’s How You Finish

50+ Degree Completion Programs for Transfer Students

No matter how you began your college education, Athens State has more than 50-degree completion programs to help you finish what you started.

Fill out this form and one of our Enrollment Advisors will help guide you through the transfer process.

Transferring is Easy at Athens

Athens State is the most affordable of all public, state schools in Alabama and Tennessee. As an Upper Division University, Athens State has a rich history of serving a diverse transfer student population – no matter the need or credits completed. So if you’re transferring colleges after one semester or transferring from a community college after a few years, we pride ourselves on making this process easy.

Explore Our Bachelors
Degree Programs


Choose from more than 50 majors and 40 minors in Business, Arts and Sciences and Education.


Quality instruction and affordability combined with convenience of flexible online degrees and programs.

Common Transfer Student Questions

  • Transfer Students

    Are there scholarships for transfer students?

    We’ve invested more than $1 million into our students’ education through scholarship opportunities for transfer students, making Athens State the most affordable public, state schools in Alabama and Tennessee. From general awards to major-specific scholarships, like the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship, you’ll benefit from a generous offering of scholarships as well as financial aid.

  • Transfer Students

    Are my college credits transferable? 

    To transfer to Athens State as an undergraduate student, you should have at least 36 hours completed at an accredited institution. We created a Credit Transfer Guide to help you with the transfer process and explain the difference between transferability and equivalency. To see how your courses may equate to Athens State course work, you can use our Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.

  • Transfer Students

    Do transfer students need to take the SAT?

    Students transferring to Athens State do not need to complete the SAT as part of their admissions requirements. 

  • Transfer Students

    How does transferring colleges work?

    If you currently attend or have attended a post-secondary institution and would like to attend Athens State University, you must complete the following steps:

    • Start your application through BearTracks
    • Submit you $30 application fee
    • Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities

    Once you’ve submitted the necessary documents, an Enrollment Advisor will help you through any additional steps you may need to complete. If you need help completing your application or have questions regarding your student status, please contact an Enrollment Advisor

Career-Focused Education. Flexible Formats.

A higher-degree of flexibility shouldn’t come at the cost of your experience. We believe the hallmark of a modern university should be focused on designing flexible course formats combined with a curriculum that’s built with your next step in mind. Whether you’re in our classrooms or in a connected classroom, you get the same experience, learn from the same instructors and receive the same career counseling and services.