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Program Requirements

Dual and Joint Enrollment

In order to participate in the dual or joint enrollment program at Austin Peay State University, you should first meet the following APSU admissions requirements:

  • Complete your sophomore year of high school.
  • Be recommended by your high school principal or school counselor.
  • Have your parent's permission to enter the program.
  • Maintain a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Test scores - official scores only please; student reports cannot be accepted.
Official Test ScoresACTSATPLANPSATAspireAccuplacer
English subscore19460192543493
Math subscore194601924.543193
NOTE: Apart from these admission requirements, specific courses may have
additional subscore requirements. For example, English and history courses
also require similar subscores in reading, and higher level math courses
typically require high math subscores.

Academically Talented

Academically Talented (AT) is another category designed primarily for students in the 9th or 10th grade*. Both high school and college credit is awarded for courses taken. In order to participate in this program, you should first meet the following APSU admission requirements:

  • Be enrolled in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 in public or private high schools in Tennessee*.
  • Submit the application for admission marked "Joint, Dual, Early".
  • Submit the High School Student Authorization Signature page.
  • Submit and maintain a cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) per an official transcript from your high school.
  • Provide a recommendation of the high school principal and approval of placement as part of the student’s planned Individual Education Program (IEP) as established by the high school multi-disciplinary team process.
  • Receive recommendation and approval of the APSU Director of Admissions.

*Once in the 10th and 11th grades, students generally apply for dual or joint enrollment admission.
At this time, 9th and 10th grade students are not eligible for state lottery grant funding, the GoSooner award or other funding designated for dual enrollment students.

More Information

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