New Adult Learner Checklist
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Congratulations and welcome to Austin Peay! If you have not applied yet, head to our Office of Admissions to find steps to enrollment. If you are enrolled there’s a few more things to do before classes begin:

OneStop is something you will use a LOT at APSU. It’s where your student records are kept, where you can access email and D2L (for online components of courses) and where you register for classes every semester. You can change your password from the login screen. Once you are enrolled you should check your email frequently – if there are any issues with your registration or financial aid then they’ll email you rather than call. 

The deadline for APSU Scholarships is March 1 for awards in Fall, but scholarships from sources outside the university may have different dates so check carefully. Some scholarships are merit based and others depend on your major or even your life circumstances. Make sure you investigate them! There are a few scholarships specifically for non traditional and adult learner students that you can apply for since you won’t be eligible for many of the traditional scholarships.

FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – now opens in October instead of January. Applying early is recommended because some financial aid such as work study are allocated on a first come, first served basis. The sooner you can get your FAFSA filed, the more likely you are to be eligible for more than just Pell Grant and student loans!
If you are a transfer student make sure you apply for housing early. Upperclassman housing goes very quick at APSU. If it is full you will be placed on a waiting list. As for adult learners, not every nontraditional student wants to live on campus, but there is specific housing available for nontraditional students at Emerald Hills. There are more details herePlus, if you live in Emerald Hills you don’t have to have a meal plan! Emerald Hills also has more parking spots than other halls and is served by the Peay Pickup trolley to get you into campus easier.
This one is sometimes tricky for adult learners. Check in with student health early, they’re in the Ard building on the corner of University Ave and College Street (opposite the college itself), you can call them on (931) 221-7107. If necessary, they can test for previous vaccinations or administer new vaccinations. Depending on your age, you may also be exempted from some vaccinations.
R.O.W. is one of the most important parts of enrollment! This is where you register for your classes, have a small tour of campus, meet some of the non-academic groups and centers and get your Gov’s ID card! Take time before ROW to visit your major’s department on the APSU website and check out their sample degree plans. Since as an incoming student you’ll likely be among the last to register, some classes may have already filled but there are plenty of common core classes you’ll need to pick up. If you already have an idea what classes you want to take, your registration at ROW will go much faster!
If you are a transfer student we have a Govs R.O.W. just for you! Depending on the amount of hours you transfer with you may be eligible for an online Govs R.O.W. We always recommend that new students attend ROW in person rather than the online option – it’s a much more useful experience and ensures that their first registration goes smoothly. If you attend in person you will be able to meet with your advisor, talk with staff from Financial Aid & Admissions, as well as meet with representatives from different divisions within student affairs to learn about ways to get involved on campus. 

 

 

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