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Admission for Transfer Students

Welcome to Austin Peay! This information applies to you if you have attempted 12 or more college credit-hours and are not a veteran/member of the armed forces. If you have attempted fewer than 12 college credit-hours, please visit our Freshman Admission website. If you are a veteran or member of the armed services, please visit our Military/Veterans Admission page.

APSU Transfer Center

We know transferring from one college to another can be stressful. To help ease your transition, we offer special transfer student services through our Transfer Center. Please contact the Transfer Center (931) 221-7280 or (800) 844-APSU with any questions or concerns.

  • Complete the online application. You will pay a nonrefundable $25 application fee.

  • Ask your previous high school or GED or HiSET test center staff person to send copies of your transcripts/GED or HiSET scores directly to the APSU Office of Admissions.

  • Ask your previous college(s) staff person to send copies of your transcripts directly to the APSU Office of Admissions
  • If you graduated from high school or earned a GED before 1989, we do not need your high school transcript or GED scores.

  • Take the placement assessment test if you cannot submit valid ACT or SAT scores AND have not earned credits for college-level English composition and/or college-level math and/or history or political science. Contact APSU's Testing Center for information on the placement test.

  • Submit a certificate of immunization form. You'll need to complete this form and have it signed by a certified healthcare provider. Click here to print the form. Active duty military, veterans, national guard and reservists are exempt.

  • All required information must be received prior to admission, evaluation of transfer credit and registration. A complete check list of items to help you complete your enrollment process can be found here. Application deadlines can be found here.

Regular Admissions

Traditional Credit-Hours
(GPA Hours)

Type of Admission

GPA (minimum)

DSP Placement

Fewer than 12

See Freshman Admission Requirements

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No Remedial placement 

12-29

Regular

1.5

No Remedial placement

30-45

Regular

1.8

No Remedial placement 

46-59

Regular

1.9

No Remedial placement

60 or more

Regular

2.0

No Remedial placement 

 

Probation

Traditional Credit-Hours
(GPA Hours)

Type of Admission

GPA (minimum)

DSP Placement

Fewer than 12

See Freshman Admission Requirements

 --

No Remedial placement 

12-29

Probation

1.4

No Remedial placement

30-45

Probation

1.7

No Remedial placement 

46-59

Probation

1.8

No Remedial placement

60 or more

Probation

1.9

No Remedial placement 

 

Traditional credit-hours (GPA Hours): The number of traditional credit-hours you have attempted at institutions of higher learning, regardless of whether or not you received credit for those hours.
Regular admission: You are unconditionally admitted to APSU.
Probation: You will enter the University on probation and may only take 14 credit-hours during Clarksville Campus semesters or six hours during Fort Campbell campus terms.  If your GPA falls below a 1.5 after completion of the first semester, you will be suspended.
DSP Placement: As a transfer student, you must have either satisfactory completion of college-level English, math and history OR valid test scores showing no need for remedial studies.

Transfer Admitted students click here.

 The Office of Admissions awards the following scholarships for our transfer students:

  • The Austin Peay Promise - This award is given to incoming transfer students who earn 30 credit hours from a Tennessee Board of Regents community college (or Hopkinsville Community College), and the requisite GPA. This award is intended for first-time transfer students.
  • Transfer Dean's - This award is given to incoming transfer students who are transferring from a 4-year college/university or non-Tennessee Board of Regents community college (or Hopkinsville Community College), and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. This award is intended for first-time transfer students and is based on limited funds.

  • General Austin Peay scholarship application.  This application will apply you for all Austin Peay scholarships that you may be eligible for, and any departmental scholarships that you may be eligible for.

Your college credits are important to us at Austin Peay.  We want to make sure that you receive all of the credit for the classes that you have taken.  If you are transferring from a non-Tennessee Board of Regents college, you can see what students have transferred from your school in the past here.

 

If you are transferring from a Tennessee Board of Regents community college (or Hopkinsville Community College), you can see transfer equivalencies below:

The Tennessee Transfer Pathway guides you through the courses you need to help maximize your credit transfer while preparing you to transfer seamlessly to a four-year institution offering the junior/senior level courses.  Find out more information here.