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Graduate Basic Admission Requirements for International Students

Recommended Application Deadlines for F-1 Students

Fall Semester           July 1
Spring Semester   November 1
Summer Semester   April 1

Recommended Application Deadlines for Transferring F-1 Students

Fall Semester           August 1
Spring Semester   December 1
Summer Semester   May 1
These deadlines are applicable for most programs; however, some programs may have program review deadlines prior to these.  Please see the program review guidelines here:  https://www.apsu.edu/grad-studies/future-students/application-deadlines.php
*Students transferring to APSU on a valid F-1 visa will have the following application deadlines: Fall- August 1, Spring- December 1, Summer- May 1.

Basic admission requirements apply to ALL graduate programs. Each program may have additional departmental requirements. See Graduate Program Admission Requirements to find more information on specific program requirements.

Mail admission requirements to the following address:

Austin Peay State University
Graduate Admissions
Box 4458
Clarksville, TN 37044

*You may also email items to GradAdmissions@apsu.edu or upload online.

International Student Application/Admission Checklist

  1. Completed Graduate Application 

  2. U.S. $55.00 Application Fee (in bank draft or US check payable to Austin Peay State University). 

  3. Copy of passport biographical page and copy of passport information page for any dependents (spouse, child).

  4. Official copies of all transcripts, certificates, diplomas, and degrees must be translated and evaluated and sent directly to Graduate Admissions. (See list of approved agencies.) Please have your transcript evaluated course-by-couse with GPA.

  5. Official TOEFL scores (minimum iBT score of 61), sent directly from the testing center -OR- Official IELTS scores (minimum score of 5.5), -OR- Official Duolingo English Test Scores (minimum 85), sent directly from the testing center.

    • Students from the following countries are not required to submit English proficiency scores: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Botswana, British Islands, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  6. Financial Support form with proof of resources, please use this form. All fees are subject to change. For dependents to be included on the I-20AB, add $4,000 per academic year for your spouse and $2,500 per academic year for each child. Spouses of F-1 visa holders are not permitted to work under any circumstances. Spouses of J-1 visa holders may obtain permission to work only for his or her and the children’s support. The affidavit of financial support and proof of support must be dated no older than one year to the semester intake date. Any documents older than one year are not accepted.

  7. Admission materials required for your intended graduate program.

  8. If you are a transfer student from another U.S. college, university, or other school, you must have the college, university, or other schools send us a photocopy of your I-20 form/DS-2019 form, I-94 form, US Visa page, and passport information page along with the International Student Transfer Verification Form

If you would like to defer your admission to a different semester, please complete the Graduate Admission Application Update Form.

F-1 Student Requirements APSU