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APSU Resources

(1)    Academic Support Center

  • Phone Number:  (931) 221-6554
  • Administrative Office: Marks Building, Room 123
  • The ASC offers the following services to APSU students and the community:
  • Peer Tutoring: FREE group support for most core courses to all APSU students.
  • Writing Center: Provides FREE individual assistance with any paper, for any class, in any writing style, for APSU students.
  • Community Tutoring: Reasonably priced individual support to the entire community.
  • Workshops: COMPASS Prep., GMAT Prep., GRE prep., Writing, A&P, Using Technology, and more are available to the entire community.
  • Structured Learning Assistance: Originally designed to allow students to earn core college credit while removing academic deficiencies, SLA is now available for additional college courses, to help students excel.

Tutoring, Marks 124

  • http://www.apsu.edu/academic-support-center/tutor
  • Phone Number (931) 221-6550
  • Email Account: Learningctr@apsu.edu
  • Main Campus Lab: Marks Building, Room 124 & 124A
  • Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • The Academic Support Center provides FREE group tutoring to APSU students.  Peer tutors, are fellow APSU students who have at least a 3.5 GPA and the recommendation of the department's faculty. To receive assistance students can:
    • Schedule an appointment up to 24 hours in advance using S.T.A.R.S. via their Onestop Account.
    • Scheduling an appointment is encouraged to visit the Writing Lab because appointments have priority over other students.
    • Visit any location on a walk-in basis. Subject to availability and spacing.
      • Typically, peer tutors work with no more than five students in a tutoring session.
      • Advance coordination is required for groups containing ten or more people.
      • Facilitated study sessions with a peer tutor may also be requested.
      • Receive online support for all of the subjects supported on campus via D2L virtual link.
      • Call for scheduling assistance or to make an appointment.
      • Request help by email.
      • The Academic Support Center staff strives to answer all e-mail questions within two business days. All email requests must include the requesters APMail email address. Answers will only be sent to valid APSU addresses.

      Additional Locations

      Hours

      Subjects Supported

      Army Education Center

      (FTC, APSU Building,

      2nd Floor Conference room)

      Mon - Thurs:

      4:30 - 8:30 pm

      Mon & Tues: Math

      Wed & Thurs: Writing

      African-American Cultural

      Center (CL 120)

      Mon: 2:30-4:00

      Wed: 2:30-4:00

      Math and Writing

Writing Center, Felix G. Woodward Library

  • http://www.apsu.edu/academic-support-center/writing
  • Email: writinglab@apsu.edu
  • Main Campus Location: Felix G. Woodward Library, 2nd Floor
  • Hours: Monday to Thursday – 8:00 a.m., Friday – 8:00 a.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday – 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • The ASC Writing Center is on the main floor of the Library past the Research Assistance Desk. Tutors provide FREE writing support and services to APSU students.  Tutors work one-on-one with students on any paper for any class. Walk-ins requests for assistance are always welcome, but scheduled appointments can prevent delays.
    In order to provide quality, uninterrupted service to students the Writing Center does not have a phone. This allows the staff to focus on students they are currently serving. During the semester, the Writing Center is open seven days a week and only closed for holidays not including spring and fall break.

    Services offered include:

    • Assistance in writing all sorts of papers, regardless of subject or type of course
    • Instructional assistance writing in different styles (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and ASA)
    • Review of written papers and guidance for correcting errors in grammar, structure, vocabulary, formatting, documenting, and other issues that are related to academic writing

    Please note, that the Writing Center staff will not edit work, but instead recommend strategies for writing and improving/correction.

    If a student is unable to meet one-on-one with a tutor, it is recommended they take advantage of the Writing Center’s Online Assistance. Students can submit papers for online review and receive a response as early as 24 hours. Although, the goal is to respond as quickly as possible during peak hours responses can take longer.

Community Tutoring, Felix G. Woodward Library

In an effort to expand tutoring options at Austin Peay State University, the ASC is now providing specifies one-one tutoring in various subjects for a nominal fee per hour. APSU students and members of the community who wish to receive one-on-one tutoring may schedule appointments with the tutor of their choice. Tutoring sessions cost $15 per hour, and are available either online or face-to-face. Face-to-face sessions are conducted in the Writing Center, which is located on the second floor inside the Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University.

Upon receipt of payment, the selected tutor contacts the client to determine the subject in question, and whether the session will occur online or face-to-face. For online sessions, the ASC recommends clients request the session at least 48 hours in advance to allow for coordination.

(2)   Workshops

The Academic Support Center hosts several academic supportive workshops each semester for students, staff, and faculty. Faculty may also request a workshop be presented to their class by completing a request form.

A workshop schedule is decided upon at the beginning of each semester. In order to provide quality instruction at each workshop, the ASC asks interested students to register for any workshops they plan to attend, and upon confirmation the student is sent an email. If a workshop receives no reservations by the day prior to the scheduled date it is cancelled

The majority of the workshops offered are FREE; however, some workshops like the GRE Prep require advanced registration and a fee to attend. The following are typical workshops topic that may be offered throughout the semester:

  • Introduction to APA or MLA Writing Style
  • Biology Study Skills
  • Using D2L
  • My First Online Course
  • Using MS PowerPoint
  • Using Prezi
  • PRAXIS Skills
  • TEAS Skills

In addition, the ASC provides workshops for prospective students who are preparing to take COMPASS Assessment for admission into APSU. This test is required of all students 21 and older who lack ACT/SAT scores within the three (3) years, international students without ACT/SAT scores, transfer students who are 21 and over and with fewer than 12 hours, and transfer students with 12 or more hours who are unable to document reading proficiency and/or transferable college-level English and mathematic courses. Registration is not required at this time to attend a COMPASS workshop and there is no fee either.

(3)   Fellow Classmates

Another recommendation is to set up a study group with fellow classmates. Fellow classmates can be an invaluable resource. Fellow classmates can provide fellow students with make-up notes, extra notes, and alternate explanations of concepts. If a study group cannot be formed, perhaps a study partnership can be fostered. A study partner is someone they can study with and whom the student can call if they have missed class.

Online students can foster a study partnership through Blackboard Collaborates IM software, available for download through their D2L account. Like any online instant messaging software, this program connects students with other students in their class. Direct online students to the Virtual Academic Support Center within their D2L account. (Note it is located on the left side under the Calendar section.

(4)    Academic Departments Resources

Instructor

The first contact a student should make when confused about course information is the instructor. Most instructors will post office hours on the class syllabus. Do not try and discuss personal or serious issues with an instructor during the five minutes before or after class. Emailing an instructor about concerns or an absence from class is also helpful.

Tutoring

Some Academic Departments offer additional tutoring services not maintained by the Academic Support Center. While, these services vary each term, it is recommended you communicate with Department Faculty or Secretaries for more information. Many of these services can include but are not limited to: Mentoring programs, undergraduate research/study locations, in-house tutoring for specific subjects/courses, and professor hosted exam preparation sessions.

Academic Advisor

Mentor Services may be provided by the student’s academic advisor. If a student is questioning or struggling with their major, recommend they speak to their advisor about options within their current major or other related majors offered at APSU.

If a student expresses the desire to change their major, always recommend they speak to an advisor in the new major department before completing the steps to change their major. This can be accomplished by contacting The Office of the Department Chair of the major in question and requesting advice on who to speak too. After speaking to someone in the new department, the student may decide they do not want to change their major after all. This protects the student from wasted efforts and heads off potential confusion in regard to their major.

If a student does not know what other related majors they would be interested in, recommend the student speak to the Career & Advisement Center.

(5)   Student Transitions  

The Office of Student Transitions is dedicated to the successful acclimation of all new students to the APSU community. Whether a student is attending for the first time straight out of high school or is transferring in as a senior, it is critical that all students are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be successful. Success comes from knowing how to navigate the APSU campus, being aware of the numerous opportunities for growth and development and feeling a part of the APSU family. This office is here to provide a connection between the new student and APSU.

Along with serving as a liaison between new students and other academic and administrative departments; this office also delivers programs and services that are designed to address the special challenges and opportunities being a new student brings. One of those critical programs is Freshman Orientation.

APSU 1000

APSU 1000 is an interdisciplinary course which provides students with the foundations for a successful university experience by integrating an introduction to the liberal arts with an orientation to APSU expectations. Emphasis is given to the meaning, values, and goals of a liberal education as students engage in academic and career planning, use the tools for information literacy, develop good academic habits, and become involved in campus life.

This course is required of all First-Time Freshman and students who transfer with fewer than 12 hours earned in a college/university setting. A grade of C or higher is required to pass. Students cannot withdraw from APSU 1000 without permission of the Director of Student Transition.

APSU 1000 Instructor

The Instructor’s objective is to help students understand their role and coach them on how to become a contributing part of the university community. In addition, another goal of the Instructor is to help their students develop comprehensive academic skills that support increased academic performance.

Peer Mentor

Each APSU 1000 section is assigned a peer mentor to connect with the students, provide guidance and direction from a student’s perspective, and assist with other functions of the class.

A Peer Mentor is a successful student (i.e. 3.0 GPA or better, full-time student in good standing) who knows how to navigate the APSU campus and system. They are familiar with instructional resources such as D2L, AP Self Service, and APMail. They attend every course meeting and are actively involved in campus activities staying abreast to current APSU services.

(6)  Campus Centers for Students

Military Cultural Center

Austin Peay State University established the Military Student Center in 2010 to better serve the needs of the veterans, active duty/reserve personnel, ROTC students, and family members that attend the university. The center has a computer center, a lounge, and dining area to allow students to either work on homework or to relax and unwind from the day surrounded by fellow likeminded students.

The Center offers programs throughout the academic year to address the unique challenges our student population faces.

Please Note: The center is open to all students, no military affiliation is required. Everyone is welcome. 

MSC Services

  • Assists veterans and military students with the transition to college by serving as a clearinghouse of information
  • Lounge area for study, relaxation and fellowship
  • Provide workshops and outreach
  • Assist student veterans, active duty, ROTC cadets, and military family members effectively transition into the university community and reach their educational goals
  • Establish social connections with other military related students and the university
  • Strengthen the number of graduating military affiliated students returning to the work force.

Texts for Vets  This program helps assist APSU students’ obtain needed textbooks free of charge.  APSU students, faculty, and staff can donate textbooks.  These textbooks can be signed out free of charge for a semester by our students.  A distribution week, prior to the start of a semester, students can come to the center and sign the books out.  Priority for that week is designated for veterans, service members and family members, after the priority week the following days of the week are open to all APSU students.  Once the semester is complete the students return the book to the center to be signed out by another student the following semester.

Hispanic Cultural Center

All students are welcome in the Hispanic Cultural Center! Since April 2005, the center has hosted many events and served as a place for students to connect with other students who share an interest in Hispanic culture and the Spanish language. The mission of the Hispanic Cultural Center is to develop, promote, and increase awareness of Hispanic cultures through the implementation of cultural enrichment programs, the building of working relationships between the student clubs and organizations and the Hispanic community and the creation of an environment in which the Spanish language can be celebrated and practiced.

HCC Services

  • Cultural events dealing with the Hispanic world such as lectures about literature and history, movie night, game night, Hispanic cuisine, travel, art and music
  • Language assistance with Spanish grammar during faculty led session.
  • Referrals for translation assistance
  • Computers with Spanish keyboards
  • Spanish magazines, dictionaries, videos, newspapers, history books, classics of Hispanic literature, copies of the texts used in Spanish classes at APSU
  • Recognition programs for Hispanic students as well as graduating Spanish majors and minors
  • Heidi Leming HCC Scholarship, Amount: $500, Renewable: No, must re-apply each yearThis scholarship was created in honor of Heidi Leming, former director of Student Life and Leadership. Heidi was instrumental in applying for a diversity access grant through the Tennessee Board of Regents and secured $13,000 to start a peer mentor program for Hispanic Students on campus as well as several other programs to bring greater awareness to Hispanic issues.

    This scholarship is awarded to any undergraduate (sophomore to senior) student at APSU who has a 2.5 cumulative GPA and has actively participated in Hispanic Cultural Center Program Events (attended at least five programs).

Adult & Non-Traditional Student Center (ANTSC)

  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm; Friday till 4:30pm

The Adult and Nontraditional Student Center has a computer lab, coffee, tea, refrigerator, and large screen television for relaxing and eating lunch in a congenial environment. Staff is on hand to answer questions and help facilitate the college experience for Adult and Nontraditional Students.

There are many services that are available through the ANTSC, this is a great place for students to connect and form a support system. From Family Movie Night, CoffeeBRAKE events and Luncheons, the ANTSC helps to provide APSU students with additional support.

ANTSC Services

  • Computer Lab and printer
  • Lounge with television, microwave and refrigerator for relaxation and fellowship
  • Study area
  • Provide workshops and outreach
  • Programs for adult and non-traditional students and families
  • Adult Café  This is a program designed for nontraditional students who want to connect with their peers in an environment that is positive and nurturing. Adult students, who enroll, will join together five to six times a semester and discuss topical issues while building support for each other, sharing their strategies for success and having fun. Nothing brings people together better than food so each meeting will also provide a meal!

Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center (AACC)

The Center provides TI-83 calculators, laptops and netbooks for students to borrow on a semester basis. There are over 1,600 library resources available, for a three week check-out, such as books, Rosetta Stone (Portuguese, Swahili and French), Spanish Tutorial CDs and graduate school preparation (GRE, GMAT, MCAT). Stationary computers with the Respondus program are also available. In addition, the Center provides a smart board for students to use for practice of presentations. Students may stop by to eat snacks, study, relax, hang out with other students, watch TV or use the Play Station game system.

Lastly, the WNDAACC (Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center) host a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular programs that are connected to the University’s mission and vision.

AACC Services

  • FREE peer tutoring for General Math, Biology, Chemistry & Writing

  • Calculators (TI-83) for students to borrow

  • Graduate school preparation (GRE, GMAT, MCAT)

  • Laptops and netbooks (provided by Clearwire)

  • Over 1,600 library resources

  • Rosetta Stone language software (Portuguese, Swahili and French) and Spanish tutorial CDs

  • Stationary computers, with the Respondus program

  • Smart board for students to use for practice of presentations

  • Special programs and events/recognition program

  • Place to study, relax, watch TV, or use Play Station

  • Everyone is welcome

P.A.S.S. (Promoting Academic Student Success) Program

The purpose of Promoting Academic Student Success (PASS 0900) is to assist students who have been placed on academic probation during their freshmen year or who are returning from academic suspension. Participation in the PASS course is mandatory for freshmen on probation and students who successfully appeal an academic suspension.

The course is recommended also for students returning from suspension or referred to the program by their advisor or a faculty member.  The PASS Program is designed as an academic-strengthening program to provide students with the academic and personal support needed for success in college.

PASS Ambassadors - Each PASS 0900 class be assigned a PASS Ambassador. Ambassadors will:

    • Attend class sessions or monitor student activity in online sections
    • Serve as a peer mentor for the students in their assigned section
    • Lead routine group discussions/activities in their assigned section.

(7)   Center for Extended and Distance Education

The APSU Center for Extended and Distance Education offers the community a number of creative educational opportunities through its distance and online degree programs, career and professional development, customized training, leisure learning, English as a second language, dual enrollment, and small business assistance.

Online Academic Advising

This center is the hub for all online learning. If a student is unable to contact their designated advisor and they are an online student the following advisors are available to assist with any questions or concerns:

 

APSU Online Students

RODP Students

Advisor

Melissa Conwell

Loretia Duncan

Location

McReynolds 107

McReynolds 109

Phone

(931) 221-6484

(931) 221-1373

Email

conwellm@apsu.edu

duncanl@apsu.edu

Distance Education Help Desk (Multimedia Lab)

If you have login issues or course related technology issues, the Distance Education Help Desk is the place to go. The “D2L Help” link on the D2L homepage allows access to the D2L Help Ticketing System. The staff can help students with navigating, adding files, participating in discussion boards or other Desire2Learn functions within the learning management system. If a student is really struggling with the D2L system and required in-depth training that exceed the assistance offered through ASC workshops, a student can ask to be enrolled in the D2L student training shell.

Student Training Opportunities

Students can benefit from a library of online tutorials that cover common functions of the Desire2Learn (D2L) system. Each video guides students through a step-by-step process of the most used functions of D2L. These online tutorials are self-paced training programs.  Throughout each term the Center for extended and distance education hosts one-one or in group sessions for D2L navigational assistance or multimedia tool usage.

If a student is unable to attend a session in person, this help is available by phone or via LiveClassroom.

RODP Students

A student enrolled in a Regents Online Degree Program is considered the same as a traditional APSU student, and they can receive an academic alert. While, their complications will be similar as a traditional APSU student, there are some differences which include access to a different online platform through RODP’s D2L and an Instructor that may be from any of the Tennessee Board of Regents’ campuses. Visit the link above for updated reference regarding ROPD virtual student services (e.g. bookstore, library, technical support, tutoring, and proctoring)

(8) APSU Child Learning Center (CLC)

  • http://www.apsu.edu/clc
  • Phone Number: (931) 221-6234
  • Email: sandersc@apsu.edu
  • Main Campus Location: Sexton Building, off Eight Street
  • Daily Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. [Ages served:  2 ½ to 5 yrs.]
  • Evening Hours: Monday – Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. [Ages served: 2 ½ to 12 yrs.]

The Austin Peay State University Child Learning Center serves children of APSU students, staff and faculty as well as children in the community. Extended program services include emergency drop-in care and evening care.

Other childcare provider information for this area can be found at:  http://tnccrr.org/regions/pages/Upper_East/index.php.

Drop-In Care

The Child Learning Center offers an emergency drop-in program for school age children. This service is offered on a space available basis only. Parents must call the center in advance to find out if there is an opening and to make reservations.

 

Drop In Rates

Hourly (2hr min)

Daily

Weekly

School-Age

$5.00

$23.00

$115.00

Evening Care

The Child Learning Center offers an evening child care program for children of APSU students attending evening classes. This service is offered on a space available basis only. Parents must complete an enrollment packet before their child attends the program.

Evening Rates

2 Hour (min)

3 Hour

4 Hour

School-Age

$10.00

$15.00

$20.00

Rate Agreement

A yearly registration fee of $50.00 per family is required annually. When a child is withdrawn from the center, a two week notice is required. Payment even if the child does not attend. There is a second child discount of 10% for parents paying full rate. Please Note: Childcare assistance may be available, too.

 

Weekly Rates

Student

Full Time Preschool

$125.00

Student

MWF Preschool

$85.00

Student

TR Preschool

$65.00

Staff/Faculty/Alumni

Full Time Preschool

$130.00

Staff/Faculty/Alumni

MWF Preschool

$90.00

Staff/Faculty/Alumni

TR Preschool

$70.00

Community

Full Time Preschool

$140.00

Community

MWF Preschool

$105.00

Community

TR Preschool

$85.00

Additional Fees

Children in Diapers

$5.00

Late Pick Up

First 5 min. / Every minute thereafter

$ 15.00 / $1.00


(9)  TRIO-Student Support Services (SSS)

The TRiO Student Support Services Program (SSS) at Austin Peay State University is a US Department of Education funded program. The two main purposes of TRiO Student Support Services are:

  • To retain and graduate eligible project participants and
  • To foster a climate supportive of the success of students whose parents did not attend or complete a four year college degree and/or are disabled and/or whose family income may hinder them from remaining in college without financial assistance to receive the full range of services and opportunities at APSU.

Eligibility Requirements

For students to participate in TRiO SSS, one or more of the following requirements must be met, based on the legislative requirements of the U.S. Department of Education: 

    • Family income meets published federal guidelines (low income)
    • Neither parent earned a four-year college degree (first generation)

      and/or

    • Referral by the Office of Disability Services (disabled) 

      Additionally, the student must demonstrate an academic need for services and must have the potential to benefit from the services.  It is possible that students will be placed on a waiting list for services, due to limited enrollment (180 students).

Academic Counseling

Students participating in the TRiO SSS program will have the opportunity to meet with the Academic Counselor on a regular basis. The SSS staff works closely with departmental advisors, financial aid counselors, Career Services, Counseling and Testing staff, and the Office of Disability Services to ensure that TRiO participants understand the options and requirements of Austin Peay State University.  Participants will receive valuable information through academic counseling, personal counseling, pre-advisement, individualized learning plans, degree audit reports, interest inventories and career/major exploration.

Tutoring

Tutors are assigned based upon the ability of the participant to benefit from tutoring, the availability of funding, and the availability of a qualified tutor. Qualified students may request a tutor by visiting the TRiO SSS office.

Computer Lab and Supplies

TRiO SSS offers technology to participants to enhance their course of study. The TRiO SSS Computer Lab is available Monday-Friday to participants from 8 to 4:30. Laptops and graphing calculators are available for loan. In addition, writing and research assistance is available to help Program participants find the tools that will work for them, be it on the computer, online, or from a study CD-ROM. Computer projects and PowerPoint presentations can be projected in our computer lab for participants who are preparing a class project.

(10) Student Counseling Services

As a staff, the counseling center works diligently to create an environment of mutual respect and understanding where students from every culture will feel comfortable. Services are provided to promote student learning in cultural, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual development.

Student Counseling Services offers a wide range of services and programs to assist students in maximizing their potential for success. The primary goal of the center is to promote a healthy campus environment and enhance student learning. The staff provides assistance to students who are dealing with situational crises, adjustment problems, and emotional difficulties.  All sessions are confidential and free of charge for all currently enrolled APSU students. Counseling sessions are scheduled by appointment, and if there is an emergency or crisis, a counselor is available 24 hours a day through our on-call system or by walk-in when available.

Personal Counseling Sessions and Workshops

Student Counseling Services offers the following personal counseling sessions (confidential) and workshops to all APSU students (and are not limited too):

  • Adjustment to college concerns
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family of origin issues
  • Sexuality and gender concerns
  • Low self-esteem
  • Military life issues
  • Deployment stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Disordered eating & Body Image
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions

The list above is not meant to be comprehensive.  If students have concerns other than the ones listed, the staff is available and willing to talk with them about their concerns.

Online Mental Health Screenings

Students can use an online tool that screens for depression, anxiety, alcohol, and eating disorders. This free anonymous screening is made available to all APSU students. The screening takes just a few minutes, and helps a student determine whether or not professional consultation would be helpful.

Virtual Pamphlets & Online Documentation

A link to on-line pamphlets from multiple universities is located on the Student Counseling Services website. The literature may be useful for students who do not want to make an appointment with Student Counseling Services. In addition, there is documentation including PowerPoints presentations that students can look and use.

(11)  Student Health Services-A.R. Boyd Center

  • http://www.apsu.edu/healthservices/
  • Phone Number:  (931) 221-7107
  • Email: nelsonl@apsu.edu
  • Main Campus Location:  Ellington Building, Room 104
  • Hours: M-W & F, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m., TR, 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. -4:30p.m. (for administrative and immunizations only)

The Center has a team of health care providers that are experienced in treating various medical problems. The staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, a pharmacist, medical office personnel, and graduate assistants. Services offer primary and preventive care, women's and men's health, immunizations and allergy shots. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, there is no provider available, there are clinics in the area that can assist students.

Care provided by Student Health Services medical staff is free to APSU students. However, each patient is charged for medications, laboratory work, procedures, and medical supplies if applicable.  These costs are charged to the student’s University Health Services account.  Please Note: Since this is a walk-in clinic it is strongly suggest students check in by 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. to help ensure they are seen the same day.

Medical Services

  • Unlimited visits with the medical staff for illness and/or injury
  • Gynecology services (annual pelvic exams/Pap smear, STD testing)
  • Well-patient physical examinations & Health Education
  • Allergy injections (Monday - Friday, 7 - 11 a.m. unless your physician orders differently)
    Antigens must be brought to Health Services along with written instructions from the allergist.
  • Instructions must include the dosage schedule, an identifying label with the patient’s name and vial number, and the physician’s name and address. Any changes in the dosage schedule require written authorization from the allergist. We do not provide allergy testing but will refer patients seeking testing to a qualified health care provider.
  • Immunizations and tuberculin testing: MMR immunizations are $65 per shot; Tuberculin skin testing is $15. We also provide hepatitis B and tetanus, which must be paid for by the student. Costs for these immunizations vary.
  • Laboratory and Phlebotomy services: Various laboratory testing needed for a diagnostic work-up can be performed with a medical order. Phlebotomy services or drawing of blood is done in our office. Although most laboratory testing is ordered by Health Services personnel, patients may bring orders from their private health care provider. Most laboratory tests are sent out to a private reference laboratory.
  • In-house procedures include Rapid Strep testing, urinalysis, urine pregnancy testing, fingerstick blood sugar, and microscopic evaluation (when indicated).

Class Excuses

Medical excuses will not routinely be issued by Health Services for missed classes or examinations. Exceptions may be made for extended or acute illnesses or injuries that necessitate hospitalization or medical withdrawal.

Please note that class absence policies – excused or unexcused – are at the discretion of the faculty member.

(12)   Save our Students(S.O.S.) Food Pantry

The S.O.S. Food Pantry supports Austin Peay State University's students through troubling times by helping fight hunger. The campus community supports and supplies the food pantry through donations. Students will need their APSU student identification card to receive food. 

(13)  Office of Career Services

The Office of Career Services offers many services free of charge to APSU students and alumni. Some of the services may require an appointment, but walk-ins are always welcome!

The following is a list of amenities that students and alumni can utilize:

(14) Office of Financial Aid 

Financial Aid is a sensitive, complicated topic and we never counsel a student on financial aid matter! In turn, we always recommending they speak to a Financial Counselor first, to understand how their actions can or will impact their financial aid status. Eligibility criteria and determination dramatically varies with each student; for this reason, you should always refer financial aid questions and concerns to this office to avoid a potential conflict. 

Free Money

Scholarships are an excellent way for a student to fund their education.  Many scholarships are one-time only, so a student should plan on continuing their research each year. The majority of scholarships offered by APSU can be applied for using the online scholarship application, but many are available apart from that application.

 (15)  Community Resources

There are many resources in the community that can help students who are in need of food, shelter, academic/career services, health and social services, support, youth services and church related outreach. The City of Clarksville publishes a community resource guide yearly providing a directory of updated and available services for all Clarksville citizens.

Click the following link for the City of Clarksville resource guide: