Student Information

Frequently Asked Questions

The University will continue normal academic operations for the fall semester on Monday, August 16, 2021. You have a choice to take classes on-campus, online, or in a blended format.

For those wishing to take classes on-campus during the fall, please review the protective measures and protocols that have been put in place to keep students, faculty, and staff safe. These include reduced class sizes to ensure social distancing, protective barriers in classrooms, hand sanitizing stations in campus buildings, and requested self-screening by those visiting campus.

Classes that are being facilitated online may involve the use of Blackboard or another electronic means of learning delivery.

All current students are assigned a Blackboard Learn™ account. To access Blackboard, please use your full MyAthens email address as your username. If you do not remember your Blackboard password, you can reset it with the “Forgot Your Password?” link on the Blackboard login page. Password reset instructions will be sent to your MyAthens email address. For more information, please visit the “Blackboard Learn” section of the Athens State Help Desk.

No, entry testing is not required for on-campus or online students during the Fall 2021 semester.

Yes, Kares Library and the Writing Center will be open during the Fall semester. All social distancing and hygiene recommendations will apply to Kares Library visitors.

Student Support Services is available to assist with any questions or issues you may have. The best way to reach these offices is through email. Please see below for helpful email addresses you may need:

Student Services: student.services@athens.edu
Admissions: admissions@athens.edu
Financial Aid: finaid@athens.edu
Accessibility Services: accessibility.services@athens.edu
Office of Student Records: registrar@athens.edu

Yes, Athens State University provides Counseling Services to students free of charge. Please see below for those resources.

  • Counseling
  • TalkCampus, an app that provides a safe place for students to talk anonymously to other college students around the world and get support for their mental health.

The Athens State University Help Desk is available for assistance. The best way to get assistance is to submit a ticket by emailing HelpDesk@athens.edu.

Please reach out to the Office of Admissions at admissions@athens.edu to discuss scheduling a campus tour. There are many options available to you, including a virtual tour in real-time conducted by one of our Athenian Ambassadors!

Yes, the Career Development Center can help you find temporary, part-time, or full-time opportunities. Employers are still posting jobs, but the hiring process may be taking a little longer. Keep an eye on Handshake for new job opportunities.

Additionally, the Career Development Center has contacts with SCI and Toyota, both of which are looking for temporary workers to fulfill essential roles. Please contact the Career Development Center at careerdevelopmentcenter@athens.edu for more.

Normally, taking online courses does not have a negative effect on your financial aid. However, the Office of Student Financial Aid is prepared to answer your questions and discuss your unique situation. Due to high volume, the best way to contact us is by phone or email (see contact information.)

If you have a change or loss in income, please reach out to us as there may be additional financial aid available. To request this type of review please schedule a phone appointment here: Financial Aid Appointment.

Any questions or concerns can be sent to finaid@athens.edu. You may also schedule a phone appointment here: Financial Aid Appointment. Please remember, the Office of Student Financial Aid is here to assist during this unique situation. Additionally, to keep up with the latest information about Federal Student Aid please review their announcement page: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

As the effects of the pandemic improve, life on campus is cautiously returning to normal. Please keep an eye on the University’s Events Calendar and social media for any events that may be planned during the semester.

Yes, the Athens State University Testing Center is open and following all protocols as outlined in University guidelines. Testing Center staff are monitoring and responding to email inquiries (testcenter@athens.edu) and phone calls (256-233-6540). Please reach out if you have additional questions. The Testing Center team will work with each candidate to meet their testing needs as normal operations resume.