This information applies to you if you're under age 21 and have never attended a college/university beyond high school. If you are a veteran or member of the armed services, please visit our Military/Veterans Admission page.
- Apply online and pay your one-time, non-refundable $25 application fee online, through the mail, or in person at the Cashier's Window in the Ellington Building, if completing a paper application. Checks should be made out to APSU. Application fees are paid online when completing an online admissions application.
- Have the ACT/SAT center or your guidance counselor submit your official ACT or SAT scores to our Office of Admissions. ACT/SAT scores earned within 5 years of the first day of the first semester or term of enrollment are required. When you take the ACT or SAT, there is a space on the exam where you can indicate you want your scores sent to APSU. For the ACT, enter code 03944. For the SAT, enter 1028.
- Ask your high school guidance counselor or GED/HiSET test center staff person to send an official copy of your academic transcripts to our Office of Admissions. If you're a graduate of a Tennessee public high school, your transcripts must include a notation indicating you've passed the Tennessee High School Proficiency Examination. We cannot accept hand-delivered transcripts, special education diplomas or high school certificates.