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Quick Resources for Parents and Families

 

  • Academic Calendar: The Academic Calendar details all of the important academic related dates that your student will need to remember for the year including when classes begin, the last day of classes, graduation, class breaks, study days, advising and registration dates, university recognized holidays, exams, etc. The Fort Campbell calendar is different from main campus so if your student is enrolled at both locations please note the dates for each.  
  • Bulletin Online: A course bulletin is provided online to keep students on track when determining what classes will be needed to fulfill a course of study. The bulletin, also sometimes called catalog, details the required classes and offers suggestions for the course track.
  • Financial Aid Information: Funding your student’s education is likely one of your family's top priorities.  Check the financial aid office link to find out about scholarships, including the criteria for the Tennessee Hope Lottery Scholarship, as well as Tennessee Education Assistance and Pell Grants. If you haven't seen Financialaid TV, a video link where you can get answers to some of the most common Financial Aid questions, this is a great time to do so!
  • Campus Safety and Security
    APSU's Department of Public Safety, or Campus Police, provides safety and security for our campus.  Some of the services of our campus police department include:
  1. 24 hour dispatch - every day of the year, call 931-221-7786
  2. On campus emergency response - call 911
  3. Security escort service
  4. Student patrol
  5. Free motorist assistance   
  6. Awareness and other educational programs
  • AP Alerts: AP campus alerts are messages sent to your student's cell phone in the event of an important campus announcement dealing with weather related delays or closings as well as emergency situations.  Students must visit the link and sign up for this service.  Your student can add your number as well if you wish to receive these same alerts.  Only emergencies due to inclement weather, closing of the University, urgent safety messages, etc. will be sent through AP Alert.  
  • Emergency Procedure Plan: This plan includes safety procedures in the event of severe weather, power outages, water damage, medical emergency, fire, and other emergency course of action information as well as crime prevention tips.
  • FERPA  is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  This legislation ensures students have some control over the records kept by their school. Most students will share information with parents.  If you would like to have access to your student’s records, your student must complete and sign a FERPA release form. The completed form goes to the Registrar's Office.  Below is the link to the FERPA form:

                      http://www.apsu.edu/sites/apsu.edu/files/registrar/FERPA_1.pdf

  • Boyd Health Services offers primary and preventive care for your student and for your peace of mind. They also provide immunizations and allergy shots. Please refer to the link to get more information about the other services that they provide. There is also a link that offers helpful tips for preparing a care kit that every student should have on hand.  You will also find a link below for parental consent to treat  

                        http://www.apsu.edu/files/healthservices/consent-to-treat.pdf

  • Preparing for College is a good resource for parents and students preparing for their first semester of college!
  • Counseling Services for Students  Students from time to time may want to share their thoughts or confide in someone. Austin Peay has trained, professional counselors whose main objective is to give the student a private platform and just listen. These services are free of charge to enrolled students, and all records remain confidential.
  • Ann Ross Bookstore is the on campus book resource providing new, used and rental text books for each course of study, supplies, logo items, accessories and Fraternity and Sorority inspired items. The bookstore also stocks a variety of snacks and cold drinks.
  • Campus Post Office   Students residing on campus are pre-assigned a post office box.  Students just go to the Post Office, on the ground floor of the Mogan University Center, and claim their box.   Families wishing to send students packages or have questions concerning postal operations may refer to the link above or contact Tammy Silva at silvat@apsu.edu.  Commuter students may rent a campus post office box if they wish.
  • Grades- Students' grades are posted in OneStop at the end of each semester.  You can check the link for assistance calculating grades, and other important information about grade status.
  • Graduation Tracking   Is your student on track to graduate? Encourage your student to complete A Degree Evaluation.  This is helpful in determining if your student is on track to graduate.

    Why is it important?
    The degree evaluation keeps up with program requirements and when they have been completed.  It will also show substitutions and waivers that have been submitted for the program.  Overall, it provides an up-to-date snapshot of what requirements are still needed in order to complete the degree in order to graduate.