If you have completed your sophomore year in high school, there are two ways you can start earning college credit at Austin Peay. Through dual enrollment, you take classes that count towards both college and high school credit. Through joint enrollment, you take classes for college credit only.
In order to participate in the dual or joint enrollment program at Austin Peay State University, you should meet the following APSU admissions requirements in addition to any course prerequisite requirements:
All paper forms must be submitted to the Extended Education office so we may personally handle all documents; after review, we will see that they are directed to the appropriate department for timely processing.
Most classes are available to you, although we recommend that you consider classes that fulfill general education core requirements. When enrolling for dual credit, work with your school counselor to ensure that the classes will fulfill high school requirements or electives. You may enroll in 1000- or 2000-level courses but should meet any course prerequisites. To enroll in upper division courses, you will need to meet the course prerequisites and obtain department chair permission.
Many online classes are also available, but you should work with your counselor to determine if the demands of an online class are a good fit for you.
The APSU Department of Mathematics has developed a suggested list of math courses for dual/joint students which includes details on prerequisites. Click herefor additional information about math courses for the general education core.
You can view APSU's course catalog for course descriptions online and also class schedules for upcoming terms. Go to AP Self Service and select "Class Schedule" (available on screen or in a printable format) or "Course Catalog". You will be asked to select a specific term, then choose a subject area and other details. To see online classes in the class schedule section, choose a subject and select "WEB-Asynchronous" from the instructional method drop-down box. All online classes are listed with a "W" section number.
Dual and joint enrolled students have three financial aid options, but please note that you will not complete a FAFSA form, nor will you work with the APSU financial aid office. All questions about the grants and scholarships available should be directed to the Extended Education office (email@example.com or 931-221-7175). Use the Grants & Scholarships form and submit the second page to the Extended Education office to ensure you have taken advantage of all options.
Tennessee Dual Lottery Grant
Students are eligible to apply for the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant (DEG) which currently provides $100 per semester credit, up to $300 per course/per semester - up to $600 per semester. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.75 in their college classes to continue receiving the dual enrollment grant. All students must complete the grant application online at https://egrands.guarantorsolutions.com/scholarshipapps/. Deadline for Dual Lottery Grant application submission is September 15 for fall, February 1 for spring and May 1 for summer semesters.
NOTE: If you are taking courses at both APSU and NSCC, you must name APSU as your home school on the eGrands application in order for us to apply the funding to your account accurately.
If a student receives the DEG for more than four courses ($1,200), any additional DEG funds received ($1,200 additional maximum) will be deducted from his/her HOPE scholarship during the first semester of his/her freshman year. When applying for the grant, the student will also complete an Additional Course Acknowledgement form and sign it electronically stating your understanding of how this additional course funding works.
What you should know about the grant process:
Students may print a confirmation of the online grant application for their records, but they do not receive any further official notification. If the student is eligible, has submitted the online application, is admitted and registers for class she/he will receive the grant. APSU verifies grant applications only after students are registered for class and a Grants & Scholarship form (see link in the Forms section above) is on file in the Extended Education office. The grant does not appear on the student account until all of the above is verified.
NOTE: You will create a user account the first time you apply; save this account and login information as you will use it for all future TSAC applications, including the Hope Scholarship. Accuracy is critical when completing your application; corrections are time-consuming and can cause delays. You may contact the TSAC Call Center at 800-342-1663 with questions.
APSU GoSooner Award
Austin Peay's GoSooner Award provides an additional $91 per credit hour for up to six credit hours for a maximum of $546 per semester. The award may be renewed for each semester of dual or joint enrollment, provided the student continues to meet eligibility requirements (a cumulative college GPA of 2.75 as noted above in the requirements for the TN Dual Enrollment Grant). The continuance of the GoSooner Award program is also based on the availability of funding.
No application is required, but students must have registered for class and submitted the online application for the Tennessee Dual Lottery Grant, a signed APSU Grants & Scholarship form and any appropriate discount forms to the Extended Education office.
In addition, dual and joint enrolled students also receive funding to cover the program services fees (PSF) at $61.20 per credit hour (maximum of $367.20) and the online course fee of $27 per credit hour (maximum of $162).
APSU Dual Enrollment Scholarship (need-based)
Students who meet federal low family income guidelines should consider applying for this scholarship. All three pages of the application for the APSU need-based dual scholarship must be submitted together. Pages 1-2 are completed by the student and parent(s); page 3 is completed by your school counselor - do not submit these sections separately. You should reapply for each semester by the deadlines noted on the application. Incomplete applications are not accepted.
In summary, funding available to 2012-2013 APSU dual and joint enrolled students is as follows:
|Lottery grant:||$100 per credit hour||$600 maximum per semester|
|GoSooner Award:||$91 per credit hour||$546 maximum per semester|
|PSF fee waivers:||$61.20 per credit hour||$367.20 maximum per semester|
|Online fee waiver:||$27 per credit hour||$162 maximum per semester|
All students must meet eligibility requirements and reapply each semester as noted. Funding will not be available in subsequent semesters if the student's college GPA falls below 2.75.
For more information about Dual and Joint Enrollment at APSU, contact: