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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.

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 "Joint, Dual, Early".
  • Submit the High School Student Authorization Signature page.
  • 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 state lottery grant funding or other funding designated for dual enrollment students.

 

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:Submit the application for admission marked "Joint, Dual, Early".

  • Submit the application for admission marked "Joint, Dual, Early".
  • Submit the High School Student Authorization Signature page.
  • 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.

 If you have not yet taken the ACT/SAT, please contact the APSU Testing Center to schedule the ACT Residual. If you have taken the ACT/SAT but need to improve your scores, please schedule the Accuplacer test in the relevant subject area(s). In addition, you must have submitted an application for admission before you schedule testing (see our recommended testing deadlines here).

Offical Test Scores ACT SAT PLAN PSAT Aspire Accuplacer*
English Minium Subscores 19 490 19 25 434 93
Math Minium Subscore 19 500 19 24.5 431 93
NOTE: Apart from these admission requirements, specific courses may have additional subscore requirements. For example, English and history courses also require similar subscores in reading, and higher level math courses typically require high math subscores.

 

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

 

 

More Information

For more information about Dual Enrollment at APSU, contact

APSU Dual Enrollment
govnow@apsu.edu


 

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