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 International Graduate Applicants

General Admission Requirements

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 Requirements

  1. Completed Graduate Application: Application Link 

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

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

  3. Official copies of all transcripts, certificates, diplomas, and degrees must be translated and evaluated and sent directly to Graduate Admissions. 

  4. APSU requires all international applicants from non-native English-speaking countries to demonstrate English proficiency.

      • Graduate applicants whose entire US-equivalent undergraduate degree, consisting of minimally three years, do not need to submit this evidence. 
      • Evidence can be provided by submitting results from one of the following approved testing agencies: Approved English Proficiency Tests
      • Students who do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements can be admitted to the APSU English Language Institute's Intensive English Program.
  5. 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.

  6. Admission materials required for your intended graduate program.

    Your application will be incomplete until all of the above documents are received. 

    Note: Students must submit proof of immunization and medical insurance before registering for classes.

    If you are a transfer student from another U.S. college, university, or other school, you must provide a photocopy of your I-20 form, I-94, current 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.

Maintaining F-1 Status at APSU