Congratulations and welcome to Austin Peay! If you have not applied yet, head to our
Office of Admissions to find steps to enrollment. If you are enrolled there’s a few more things to do
before classes begin:
Come visit us! One of the best ways to get started at APSU is to schedule a campus tour and see
where everything is located! This is also a great chance to meet with faculty in your
major, explore the different parts of campus and visit the ANTS Center in the University
Center (Room 112)!
OneStop is something you will use a LOT at APSU. It’s where your student records are
kept, where you can access email and D2L (for online components of courses) and where
you register for classes every semester. You can change your password from the login screen. Once you are enrolled you should check your email frequently – if there are any issues
with your registration or financial aid then they’ll email you rather than call.
Apply for Scholarships using our online scholarship application to be considered for non-academic scholarships.
Academic scholarship decisions are made based upon information provided on the admission
application. See here for our academic scholarships specifically for transfer students.
The deadline for APSU Scholarships is March 1 for awards in Fall, but scholarships
from sources outside the university may have different dates so check carefully. Some scholarships are merit based and others depend on your major or even your life circumstances. Make
sure you investigate them! There are a few scholarships specifically for non traditional
and adult learner students that you can apply for since you won’t be eligible for many
of the traditional scholarships. Check out our constantly growing list of Nontraditional & Transfer student scholarships that we have found.
Apply for Financial Aid as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for other types of financial aid at Austin Peay. Remember, the FAFSA opens October 1 and you should fill it out on or as close to that
day as possible. Click here for a detailed Financial Aid checklist.
FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – now opens inOctoberinstead of January. Applying early is recommended because some financial aid such as work
study are allocated on a first come, first served basis. The sooner you can get your FAFSA
filed, the more likely you are to be eligible for more than just Pell Grant and student loans!
Apply for Housing (if applicable). You can find more about the different options for housing from that
link to see which fits you best.
If you are a transfer student, make sure you apply for housing early. Upperclassman housing goes very quick at APSU. If it is full you will be placed on a waiting list.
As for adult learners, not every nontraditional student wants to live on campus, but
there is specific housing available for nontraditional students at Emerald Hills.
There are more details here. Plus, if you live in Emerald Hills you don’t have to have a meal plan! Emerald Hills also has more parking spots than other halls and is served by the Peay Pickup trolley to get you into campus
Submit your Medical Forms as soon as possible to prevent any delays in registering or moving into the residence
halls. All new and returning students must show proof of measles, mumps and rubella,
(MMR), varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis B, and meningitis (if living on campus).
This one is sometimes tricky for adult learners. Check in with student health early,
they’re in the Ard building on the corner of University Ave and College Street (opposite the
college itself), you can call them on (931) 221-7107. If necessary, they can test for previous vaccinations or administer new vaccinations. Depending on your age, you may also be exempted from some vaccinations.
Registration information: Students who have been admitted to the Clarksville campus
will be invited to attend a GOVS R.O.W. (Registration - Orientation - Welcome) session
on campus. Click here for more information.
R.O.W. is one of the most important parts of enrollment! This is where you register
for your classes, have a small tour of campus, meet some of the non-academic groups
and centers and get your Gov’s ID card! Take time before ROW to visit your major’s
department on the APSU website and check out their sample degree plans. Since as an
incoming student you’ll likely be among the last to register, some classes may have
already filled but there are plenty of common core classes you’ll need to pick up.
If you already have an idea what classes you want to take, your registration at ROW
will go much faster!
If you are a transfer student we have a Govs R.O.W. just for you! Depending on the
amount of hours you transfer with, you may be eligible for an online Govs R.O.W. We always recommend that new students attend ROW in person rather than the online
option – it’s a much more useful experience and ensures that their first registration
goes smoothly. If you attend in person you will be able to meet with your advisor,
talk with staff from Financial Aid & Admissions, as well as meet with representatives
from different divisions within student affairs to learn about ways to get involved
Remember, the ANTS Center is here for you every step of your journey at APSU. Contact
us if you have any questions!