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Program Requirements

In order to participate in the dual enrollment program at Austin Peay State University, you should first meet the following APSU admissions requirements:

  • Complete your sophomore year of high school.
  • Be recommended by your high school principal or school counselor.
  • Have your parent's permission to enter the program.
  • Maintain a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Test scores - official scores only please; student reports cannot be accepted.
Official Test Scores ACT SAT PreACT PLAN PSAT Aspire Accuplacer*
English Minimum Subscore 19 490 19 19 25 434 92
Math Minimum Subscore 19 500 19 19 24.5 431 6 (92 on former test version)
NOTE: Specific courses may have additional subscore requirements. For example, history courses and statistics (MATH 1530) require a college-level score in reading.


 If you need to improve your scores, please schedule the Accuplacer test in the relevant subject area(s). You must have submitted an application for admission before you schedule testing.

*If you do not have a photo ID (required for testing), you should bring a completed student ID form prior to taking the Accuplacer test.

Here is a sample of what the completed form should look like. The stamp and/or signature must be placed over the picture of the student. A school official (Principal, Vice Principal or Counselor) can sign this form without a notary stamp.  

Preparing for the Accuplacer:

Sample questions as well as a FREE STUDY APP are available at the following website:

For information regarding FREE ACCUPLACER Preparation Workshops visit 

Take classes for college credit only. Otherwise, the requirements and process are the same as for dual enrollment.


Academically Talented (AT) is another category designed primarily for students in the 9th or 10th grade*. Both high school and college credit is awarded for courses taken. In order to participate in this program, you should first meet the following APSU admission requirements:

  • Be enrolled in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 in public or private high schools in Tennessee*.
  • Submit the application for admission marked "Dual Enrolled New".
  • Submit the NEW Student Packet.
  • Submit and maintain a cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) per an official transcript from your high school.
  • Provide a recommendation of the high school principal and approval of placement as part of the student’s planned Individual Education Program (IEP) as established by the high school multi-disciplinary team process.
  • Receive recommendation and approval of the APSU Director of Admissions.

*Once in the 10th and 11th grades, students generally apply for dual or joint enrollment admission. 
At this time, 9th and 10th grade students are not eligible for the TN Dual Enrollment Grant.


This category of applicants includes students entering APSU full-time, prior to completion of high school diploma requirements, and beginning after junior year. Applicants for early admission must:

  • Submit the application for admission marked "Dual Enrolled New".
  • Submit the NEW Student Packet
  • Submit a high school cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Submit an ACT composite score of at least 22 (or SAT composite score of at least 1020).
  • Provide a recommendation of high school principal or guidance counselor and consent of parent(s) or guardian(s).
  • Provide a written statement from high school principal specifying college courses that will be substituted for remaining high school courses needed for high school graduation.



More Information

For more information about Dual Enrollment at APSU, contact

APSU Dual Enrollment


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