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General Admissions Requirements


Submit an application to the College of Graduate Studies, along with the non-refundable application fee.  Effective July 1, 2016 the graduate application fees are:  $45/domestic or $55/international.   Online graduate admission applications will allow the application fee to be paid electronically. Although we encourage use of the online application, a paper application with fee enclosed may be mailed to Graduate Admissions at APSU or paid in the Bursar Office at the Cashier's window.


Request official transcripts reflecting coursework completed from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Official transcripts must be sent directly to Graduate Admissions from the institution and must show conferment of a bachelor’s degree and a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5. Transcripts that are hand-delivered to Graduate Admissions will be considered unofficial. 

Test Scores

Complete the entrance exam required by the Graduate Program, if applicable. Request that the testing agency send test scores directly to Graduate Admissions at Austin Peay State University. The APSU code for GRE is 1028.    

Departmental Requirements

Review the departmental requirements for your Graduate Program. Submit all necessary documents to Graduate Admissions.

Verification of Lawful Presence

The Tennessee Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act requires state public institutions of higher education to verify lawful presence in the United States. To fulfill this requirement, please submit a valid driver’s license or another acceptable document.

Military Documents

If you are active duty military, a veteran or military dependent, additional documentation is required. Review the admission document requirements for military students below.

Active duty military personnel or veterans are required to submit the following documents:

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

Military dependents must provide the following documents: