The Institute’s diversified and intensive program of study in English is designed for international students seeking undergraduate admission to APSU or another university. Students with I-20s (a certificate of eligibility for F-1 visas) must enroll full-time (18 hours) and provide official high school or college transcripts. A basic knowledge of English is desirable in order to benefit from the intensive level of study in the program.
Go to the Application Process page for complete details.
We welcome students from the Clarksville area community who wish to improve their English language skills in order to improve their workplace skills or further their professional careers. Community resident students may enroll either full-time or part-time. More information can be found on the Application Process page.
International students wishing to enroll at APSU in an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking program must meet APSU admissions requirements, including a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL iBT test. Visit APSU Admissions for more information about undergraduate admissions.
IMPORTANT! If you are considering admission to the College of Graduate Studies, please note that some programs are not available to international students due to the F-1 requirements which restrict online course enrollment. The following master’s degree programs are primarily online programs and are closed to international students:
Communication Arts (M.A.)
Professional Studies (M.P.S.)
Industrial/Organizational Psychology (M.A.)
Military History (M.A.)
HHP/Health Services Administration (M.S.)
Advanced Studies in Teaching & Learning (M.Ed.)
Visit APSU College of Graduate Studies website for additional information about APSU graduate degree programs.
If you are a sponsor or family member of a new F-1 student, we are here to answer your questions as well. You will receive information about registration and a copy of our handbook to assist with any questions you may have. You are welcome to contact us at any time as we work together to make your student’s arrival in the U.S. and their studies at APSU a very positive experience!
Conversation partners are fluent English-speaking APSU students who volunteer to partner with ESL students promoting practice of the English language in natural conversation and participation in various campus activities and events. If you are interested in becoming a conversation partner please complete the online application form If you need additional information contact the ESL Coordinator.
Austin Peay has an active international community with an International Education Office and the International Student Organization. This includes the opportunity to participate in the Bridge Program.
The ESL Student Handbook provides students with a variety of information about the University, the ESL Institute, the Clarksville community and important policies and procedures. Students and their sponsors or families are strongly encouraged to become familiar with all of the information in the handbook.