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Admissions Information for Active Duty Military and Veterans

For active-duty military, reassignment and deployment are facts of life. That's why we offer numerous courses – and entire programs – online. It's also the reason we offer out-of-state fee waivers to active-duty soldiers.

If you're stationed at Fort Campbell or retired in the Clarksville area, you also will be able to take advantage of the many programs offered at our Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell and on our main campus, which is located just a few miles from post.

Submit an APSU undergraduate admission application

  • You may apply using the Online Application for admission and readmission or the PDF Application.
  • All active duty, national guard and reservists of the Army must apply for admission at http://www.GoArmyEd.com. (Do not use the APSU application for admission if you are seeking Tuition Assistance)
  • A $15.00 non-refundable application fee (payable one-time only) which is payable online. (Not required of Active Duty Military)
  • Application Deadline -- All required information must be received prior to admission, evaluation of transfer credit and registration.

Request Required Transcripts

Official college transcripts, high school transcripts or official GED/HiSET scores - Request official academic transcript(s) be sent to Austin Peay directly from any high school and/or college(s) attended or GED/HiSET testing center. Hand-delivered transcripts are not acceptable. You may print our Transcript Request Form and send it to your previous institutions.

Request Required Military Documents

The following required documents are to be sent directly from the issuing agency, except for DD Form 214.

Army

Joint Services Transcripts (JST) (also referred to as AARTS transcript - Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System )

Air Force

Transcript from Community College of the Air Force

Army National Guard

Joint Services Transcripts (JST) (also referred to as AARTS transcript - Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System ) OR Enlistment Contract 4-2

Navy

Joint Services Transcripts (JST) (also referred to as SMART transcript)

U.S. Marine Corp

Joint Services Transcripts (JST) (also referred to as SMART transcript)   

U.S. Military Reserves

Copy of Enlistment Contract 4-1 or 4-2 or DD Form 2586, Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)

Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Reserve personnel can also get a Joint Services Transcripts (JST) 

Veterans

  • DD Form 214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty of Service. Must have Characterization of Service on Form.
    DD Form 214 - Retired or Discharged Military. When a person attended APSU as an active duty soldier and then returns to APSU as a Veteran, he or she must submit a copy of DD Form 214 (Member Copy 4), even if an AARTS or DD 295 is on file. This may be submitted at the APSU Center at Ft. Campbell or the main campus.
  • If you do not have this form: It may be obtained from Tennessee Dept. of War Records or the State Veterans Office of your home of record.
  • To obtain copies of documents such as military course completion certificates, Academic Evaluation Reports (DA Form 1059), and Certificates of Separation from Service (DD Form 214), Veterans should contact the National Personnel Record Center at 314-801-0800, or online at www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/, or submit written requests to:
    • General Services Administration
      National Personnel Records Center
      ATTN: Military Personnel Records
      9700 Page Boulevard
      St. Louis, MO 63132

COMPASS Test

Find out whether you’re required to take the COMPASS. The COMPASS is designed to help you succeed in college studies. It provides you and your academic advisor with important information about your individual skills, your preparation for the program or degree you wish to pursue and about your special educational needs. Test scores will assist your advisor in placing you in courses most suited to your preparation and needs. In short, the COMPASS is the first step toward achieving your academic goals.

Immunization Requirements

http://www.apsu.edu/healthservices/MMR
All new and readmitting full time students entering Austin Peay must provide proof of two immunizations of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations, via a Certificate of Immunization prior to registration. Students who have graduated from a Tennessee high school after 1998 or were born before Jan. 1, 1957 are not required to provide proof of immunizations. 

All new, full time students must provide proof of 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccinations, or documented proof of having the disease by healthcare provider, or laboratory evidence of immunity to the disease, via a Certificate of Immunization prior to registration. Exemptions include students born before 1/1/1980 and on line only students, medical contraindication verified by a healthcare provider and religious exemption requiring a signed statement by the student that the vaccine conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices.

For more information on immunization requirements, please visit http://www.apsu.edu/healthservices/MMR.

Tuition Assistance

If you have any questions about Tuition Assistance, please contact your military unit. For any questions about making payments, please contact the APSU Business Office at bursar@apsu.edu or (931) 221-7671.