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Admission Requirements

Freshman

  1. Satisfactory completion of all college prep courses including U.S. History; and
  2. One of the following:
    • High school GPA of 2.85 or higher; or
    • ACT cumulative score of 20 or higher; or
    • SAT 940 (Critical reading and Mathematics) prior to March 2016; or
    • SAT 1020 (Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics) March 2016 and after; or
    • GED score of 580 or higher (45 prior to January 2002 or 450 from January 2002-December 2013) with a passing notation or HiSET score of 45 or higher with a passing notation; and
  3. Satisfactory ACT/SAT scores in two of the three core areas: mathematics, reading, and English.
  4. No remedial placement from ACT/SAT in mathematics, reading, and English.

ACT/SAT scores earned within 5 years of the first day of the first semester or term of enrollment are required.

  1. Satisfactory completion of all college prep courses including U.S. History required by TBR; and
  2. One of the following:
    • High school GPA of 2.75 – 2.84; or
    • ACT cumulative score of 19; or
    • SAT 900 (Critical reading and Mathematics) prior to March 2016; or
    • SAT 980 ( Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics) March 2016 and after; or
    • GED score of 580 or higher (45 prior to January 2002 or 450 from January 2002-December 2013) with a passing notation or HiSET score of 45 or higher with a passing notation; and
  3. No remedial placement from ACT/SAT in the three core areas: mathematics, reading, and English.

ACT/SAT scores earned within 5 years of the first day of the first semester or term of enrollment are required.

  1. No more than two high school unit deficiencies (to be removed during first 30 hours of enrollment), and;
  2. One of the following:
    ACT composite score of 21 or higher and high school diploma; or
    SAT cumulative score of 1060 or higher (March 2016 and after) and high school diploma; or
    SAT cumulative score or 980 or higher (prior to March 2016) and high school diploma; or
  3. High school GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and high school diploma; or
  4. GED score of 600 or higher (45 prior to January 2002 or 450 from January 2002-December 2013) with a passing notation or HiSET score of 45 or higher with a passing notation; and
  5. Satisfactory ACT/SAT scores in two of the three core areas: mathematics, reading, and English.
  6. No remedial placement from ACT/SAT in mathematics, reading, and English.

ACT/SAT scores earned within 5 years of the first day of the first semester or term of enrollment are required.

  1. Satisfactory completion of all college prep courses including U.S. History if graduating from high school since 1989 or GED score of 580 or higher (45 prior to January 2002 or 450 from January 2002-December 2013) with a passing notation or HiSET score of 45 or higher with a passing notation; and
  2. Satisfactory placement scores in 2 of 3 core areas – Algebra, reading, and English (writing). 
  3. No remedial placement from placement scores in the 3 core areas – Algebra, reading, and English (writing).
 
  1. Satisfactory completion of all college prep courses including U.S. History if graduating from high school since 1989 or GED score of 580 or higher (45 prior to January 2002 or 450 from January 2002-December 2013) with a passing notation or HiSET score of 45 or higher with a passing notation; and
  2. No remedial placement from placement scores in the 3 core areas – Algebra, reading, and English (writing).

Regular admission: You are unconditionally admitted to APSU.
Conditional admission
: You are admitted to APSU on the condition that you complete academic strengthening requirements during your first semester of enrollment.

Transfer Students

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 

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

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.

Readmit Students

Students may be readmitted to Austin Peay if they were in good standing when they last attended APSU or if they have attended another college and are currently in good-standing at that college.

If you are on suspension, you must submit an application for readmission even if it is less than one year.

Students may be readmitted to Austin Peay if they were in good standing when they last attended APSU or if they have attended another college and are currently in good-standing at that college.

If you have attended another college since APSU, official transcript(s) from the college(s) (regardless of whether credit is desired) must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the institution. Hand-delivered transcripts with "Issued to Student" stamped on it are not acceptable.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Applicants, (21 years of age or older), who are not interested in earning a degree from the University may apply for admission as an Adult Special  Requirements for Freshman Adult Special Students

  1. High school graduation or a minimum GED score of 580 or higher (45 prior to January 2002 or 450 from January 2002-December 2013) with a passing notation.
    HiSET score of 45 or higher with a passing notation.
  2. An official high school transcript or GED score must be submitted to the Office of Admissions; a Special Education Diploma or High School Certificate is not acceptable.

Students currently enrolled and in good standing at another regionally accredited college or university may apply to attend APSU as a transient applicant and may be admitted to the University for one semester/term.

An official transcript may be required if needed to document the completion of any prerequisites required for enrollment in course(s). Transient students remaining at Austin Peay will need to re-apply for admission and resubmit a letter of good standing or an official transcript for a subsequent semester/term.