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Aaron Taylor
Deidra Ware
Phyllis Gobbell
Maurice Godwin
Simone Parker

Admission as a Non-Degree Seeking Student

Graduates who want to take classes for reasons other than seeking a master’s degree may be allowed to enroll in graduate studies.

This information is meant for students who:

  • have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree (APSU students only)
  • are not seeking to earn a master’s degree at APSU
  • want to take APSU graduate classes and transfer them to another university

All graduate courses are not available to students in the non-degree seeking status. Please consult with the graduate coordinator of the department in which you plan to take courses.

As a non-degree seeking student, if you wish to remain at Austin Peay you will be required to resubmit another application for admission and official transcripts for each and all future semesters/ terms.

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 gradadmissions@apsu.edu or (931) 221-7662.

Special Graduate Status

Non Degree Status 

This status may be granted to applicants who desire to enroll in graduate studies for reasons other than to seek a degree. Some graduate programs will not apply credits earned as an non degree seeking student. Acceptance as an non degree seeking graduate student does not guarantee acceptance into a masters program.

  • Application
  • One-time, non refundable $25.00 application fee. 
  • Official bachelors degree transcripts with minimum overall GPA 2.5.

Postgraduate Status

This status is for is for applicants with a master’s degree or greater who are not seeking another degree. You are permitted to take an unlimited number of graduate credits.

  • Application
  • One-time, non refundable $25.00 application fee.
  • You  must submit an official masters degree transcript. 

Note: Only 9 semester hours will be transferred into program if approved by department.

Transient Status

This graduate status is granted for applicants currently enrolled in a graduate program at another college or university who wishes to take courses at APSU for transfer credit.

  • Application
  • One-time, non refundable $25.00 application fee. 
  • Official transcript from current graduate program.
  • You may submit a letter of good academic standing from the Dean of Graduate Studies from you primary university in lieu of the official transcript.

Undergraduates Taking Graduate Credits

Senior I Status:

This status is for APSU students only, who are within 9 credit-hours of graduating with a bachelor’s degree, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students may be eligible to hold a graduate assistantship. Graduate credits may not be applied to the bachelor’s degree.

  • Application
  • One-time, non refundable $25.00 application fee. 

Senior II Status:

This status is for APSU students only, who are within 21 hours of completion of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. You are not eligible to hold a graduate assistantship. Graduate credits may not be applied to the bachelor’s degree.

  • Application
  • One-time, non refundable $25.00 application fee.  
  • Students can register for one graduate course per semester.
  • Reapplication is required 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.

  • Application
  • One-time, non refundable $25.00 application fee. 
  • These credits cannot be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Contact the psychology department at (931) 221-7233 for more information.