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Admission for First-Time Freshmen

This information applies to you if you're under age 21 and have never attended a college/university beyond high school.  If you meet the above criteria and are in the military, click here for more information. 

Applying for Admission

  • Pay your one-time, non-refundable $25 application fee online, through the mail, or in person at the Browning Administration Building, if completing a paper application. Checks should be made out to APSU. Application fees are paid online when completing an online admissions application.
  • Have the ACT/SAT center or your guidance counselor submit your official ACT or SAT scores to our Office of Admissions. ACT/SAT scores earned within 5 years of the first day of the first semester or term of enrollment are required.  When you take the ACT or SAT, there is a space on the exam where you can indicate you want your scores sent to APSU. For the ACT, enter code 03944. For the SAT, enter 1028.
  • Ask your high school guidance counselor or GED/HiSET test center staff person to send an official copy of your academic transcripts to our Office of Admissions. If you're a graduate of a Tennessee public high school, your transcripts must include a notation indicating you've passed the Tennessee High School Proficiency Examination. We cannot accept hand-delivered transcripts, special education diplomas or high school certificates. Click here to print a Transcript Request Form you can mail to your former school(s).
  • Application Deadline -- All required information must be received prior to admission, evaluation of transfer credit and registration.

Admission Requirements for First-Time Freshmen

There are two kinds of admission to APSU for freshman students: unconditional and conditional. Specific admission criteria are included in the Undergraduate Bulletin.  Students may apply online or complete the paper admission application HERE.

Housing Requirement for Freshmen

Better grades and more social opportunities are just a couple of the benefits of living on campus. With this in mind, we require all full-time, single freshmen under the age of 21 to live on campus for their first two semesters UNLESS they are living with a parent or guardian who resides within 50 miles of campus. You must either apply for housing or submit a residency exemption form.  More information about campus housing can be found at the Housing Website.