Austin Peay State University is committed to empowering adults to achieve their education goals. We are here to assist you from Admission to Graduation.
We’ll prepare you, encourage you and inspire you. The opportunity to explore your interests and pursue your passion knows no bounds at Austin Peay State University.
Maybe you’ll shimmy through caves to research bats, bring to life a robot with newfound programming skills or earn a standing ovation for an on-stage performance. We’ll help you bring out your best, whatever your best may be.
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Placement Test Preparation
APSU offers several programs to help students prepare for the Accuplacer placement Test, each tailored to your specific needs.
- Keys to Entrance Exam Preparation (KEEP): This program provides a series of workshops to assist students in the placement test preparation. http://www.apsu.edu/asc/workshop.php
- Education Opportunity Center: This program provides a variety of services to help prospective students prepare for admission. http://www.apsu.edu/eoc/services.php
- Veterans Upward Bound: This program is designed to help veterans prepare for admission to college. http://www.apsu.edu/vub/
Prior Learning Assessment
APSU encourages students to seek credit for learning achieved outside the classroom. Opportunities to gain college credit for prior learning include:
- Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)
The College Board developed 34 exams in 19 subject area for AP High School Courses.
Austin Peay State University honors Advance Placement (AP) credit for classes in which
APSU offers an equivalent and for which the required score is achieved. APSU must
receive the official scores directly from Advanced Placement/College Board. For more information visit here or the College Board website.
The ACT and SAT are standardized exams used as a college admissions tool. APSU will award college level credit for certain scores on either the ACT or SAT. Applicants who present an ACT English score of 28 through 30 (620-680 SAT) will receive academic credit for . Applicants who present an ACT English score of 31 through 36 (690-800 SAT) will receive academic credit for and . Credits will be applied to the student’s academic record after the completion of the first semester or term of enrollment. Students will receive this credit only if they have not already received college credit for ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020.
College Level Examination Program – CLEP
Subject & General College Level Examinations (CLEP) gives students an opportunity to receive college credit for what they already know by earning a minimum score of 50 on any of the 34 examinations. Students seeking such credit must have earned no credit for a similar course for which they are seeking credit. The APSU Academic Testing Center offers all CLEP exams and grant ACE recommended credit for all CLEP exams except for Financial Accounting per the request of the College of Business. For more information, click here.
- DANTES/DSST - The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
DSST Exams gives students the opportunity to receive credit for learning acquired outside the classroom by earning a minimum of a B-grade equivalent on any of the 40 examinations. The APSU Academic Testing Center offers all DSST exams created except for the Principles of Public Speaking exam. For more information visit here or the DSST website.
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Life/Work Portfolio Experiential Learning Credit
Credit for Experiential Learning may be requested for college level learning acquired through certain life/work experiences when no type of exam is available. Students must take a non-credit portfolio development course to prepare them in building a formal report that identifies past learning through the organization of essays and documentation. For more information visit here.
- Military Credit
Students are eligible to receive non-traditional credit for military experiences after successfully completing one course at APSU and attaining regular student status. Students who have completed Basic Training are awarded two hours of Physical Activity and three hours of HHP 1250 - Wellness Concepts and Practice. For an evaluation of a Joint Services Transcript (JST) for additional non-traditional credit contact Dr. Kristine Nakutis at NakutisK@apsu.edu or call (931)-221-1412 to schedule an appointment at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell.
- Other opportunities
For more information about earning college credit for prior learning: https://www.apsu.edu/registrar/transfer/non-traditional-college-credits.php
Tennessee Reconnect is Governor Bill Haslam’sinitiative to help more adult Tennessee residents enter higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill life long dreams of completing a degree or credential. For more information, visit this website:https://apsu.edu/scholarships/tennessee-reconnect/index.php
APSU provides academic assistance to students through a variety of programs.
- Academic Support Center: Provides free group peer tutoring on many courses offered at APSU. http://www.apsu.edu/asc/
- TRIO Student Support Service: Provides free one-on-one peer tutoring to students admitted into their program: https://apsu.edu/sss/index.php
- Online tutoring: APSU has partnered with Tutor.com to provide 24/7 online tutoring for over 170 courses.
- Writing Center: Provides one-on-one writing support, either online or in-person, for any subject and writing style. http://www.apsu.edu/asc/writing/index.php
- Structured Learning Assistance: Provides support for students who enter the university with one or more academic deficiencies as well as supporting students enrolled in highly rigorous courses. http://www.apsu.edu/asc/sla/index.php
APSU Start to Finish Program
The Start to Finish Program is designed to enhance the college experience for all of adult learners at Austin Peay. This is done by strengthening services for adult learners and ultimately increase the number of adult students who successfully complete a college degree. Adult learners are a unique part of the Austin Peay student population and face challenges that are very different from traditional students. The Start to Finish Program seeks to empower adult students by helping them meet these challenges and succeed.