Special Admissions Requirements
This information is meant for students who:
- have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree
- are not seeking to earn a master’s degree at APSU
- want to take APSU graduate classes and transfer them to another university
International students wishing to apply should consult the international students requirements before moving forward with the admissions process. If you have questions, contact us at GradStudies@apsu.edu or (931) 221-7662.
Admission for Non-Degree Seeking Students
Graduates who want to take classes for reasons other than seeking a master’s degree may be allowed to enroll in graduate studies. Students are limited to nine credit-hours unless specified.
If you want to take graduate classes but are not seeking to earn a graduate degree, you may be granted “unclassified status” and allowed to take up to nine graduate credit-hours. If you change your mind and decide you DO want to earn a graduate degree, be aware that some programs may not allow you to apply credits you earn as an unclassified student toward credits required for graduation. Please bear in mind that this status is not a guarantee into a masters program.
If you’ve earned a master’s degree or greater and are not seeking to earn another degree, you may be eligible for postgraduate status. There is no limit on the number of credit-hours you can take. The institution from which you earned a master’s degree must submit to us an official copy of your transcripts.
If you are enrolled at another university and want to take APSU classes for transfer credit, you may be eligible for transient status. The graduate dean at your primary institution must supply the APSU College of Graduate Studies with a letter of good academic standing.
Undergraduates Taking Graduate Credits
Senior I Status: If you are within nine credit-hours of graduating with a bachelor’s degree, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and meet the admission requirements for your program of interest, you are eligible to take graduate courses and maintain a graduate assistantship.
Senior II Status: If you are within 21 credit-hours of graduating with a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum GPA of 2.75, you can register for one graduate course per semester. You must reapply each semester.
Selective Admission (psychology): If you are a senior who has earned 24 credit-hours of undergraduate psychology courses, a minimum 3.0 GPA and at least a 400 on both the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE, you may be able to take graduate psychology courses and apply credits toward your undergraduate degree. These credits cannot be applied toward a graduate degree. Contact the psychology department at (931) 221-7233 for more information.