Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Tennessee
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  • Public
    4 year
  • 9,087
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:19
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 9%
    Transfer Student Ratio
Austin Peay State University welcomes students of all ages and at all stages of their career. We offer associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs. The institution awards credit for previous training and experience. You can learn online or on-campus, day or evening, in Clarksville, Springfield, and on post at Fort Campbell. Austin Peay State University occupies a site that has served the cultural and educational needs of the Clarksville-Montgomery County area for more than 200 years. Clarksville is the state’s fifth largest city and is home to Tennessee’s youngest population. The school is named after former Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, a Clarksville native.
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Founded 1927
Total Faculty 691
Total Enrollment 10,272
Full-Time Undergraduate 6,161
Part-Time Undergraduate 2,926
Transfer Students 912
Programs 219
Courses 4,091
Equivalencies 248,340 incoming
15,970 outgoing
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Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
The Office of Admissions awards the following scholarships for our transfer students: The Austin Peay Promise and the Transfer Dean's Scholarship.
Tuition and Fees:
15 Credit Hours/per semester in-state $4,380.50; 15 Credit Hours/per semester out-of-state $7,152.50 All fees are subject to change by the APSU Board of Trustees.
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Information for Transfer In Students

Accepts Transfers:
Transfer Agreements:
Austin Peay has articulation agreements with the 13 Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Community Colleges, Hopkinsville Community College (HCC), and Mercer County Community College (MCCC).
Adult Degree Completion Programs:
AAS in Engineering Technology: Concentration Electronics, AAS in Engineering Technology: Concentration Mechatronics Engineering Technology, AS in Liberal Arts, AAS in Professional Services: Concentration Culinary Arts
Credit for Prior Learning:
Portfolio Assessments, ACE-Military, ACE-Workforce, Excelsior Exams, DANTES/DSST Exams, CLEP, ACT, SAT, Challenge Exams, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, NCCRS, Certified Professional Secretary/Certified Administrative Professional
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Application Deadlines for Transfer

Spring 2023 December 15, 2022
Spring l, 2023 at Fort Campbell January 9, 2023
Spring ll, 2023 at Fort Campbell March 7, 2023
Summer lll, 2023 at Fort Campbell May 18, 2023
Summer 2023 May 24, 2023
Fall 2023 August 4, 2023
Fall l, 2023 at Fort Campbell August 11, 2023
Fall ll, 2023 at Fort Campbell October 17, 2023
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Additional Information

Adult Learner Focused Institution:
Veteran Friendly:
Student Services Extended Hours:
The Adult and Nontraditional Student Center has extended evening and weekend hours.
The Austin Peay State University Little Govs Child Learning Center serves children of APSU students, alumni, staff and faculty as well as children in the community. The Little Govs Child Learning Center is located in the Sexton building on Eighth Street and serves children from 2 to 5 years of age.
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Transfer Application Requirements

Minimum GPA:
GPA requirements are based on the number of quality hours attempted: 11 or less: Freshman Criteria 12-29: 1.50 GPA 30-45: 1.80 GPA 46-59: 1.90 GPA 60 and greater: 2.0 GPA
Official Transcripts:
Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended and high school of graduation must be sent directly from the previously attended institution/school to the APSU Office of Admissions, regardless of credit received.
SAT/ACT Scores:
Valid ACT or SAT scores may be submitted if the student has not taken AND earned college-level English, Math and History and/or Political Science. If ACT or SAT scores cannot be submitted, the student must take the placement assessment.
Letters of Recommendation:
Not required for admission consideration.
Not required for admission consideration.
Application Fee:
Yes, a one time $25 non-refundable application fee is required with the application. Use the promo code PeaywithAmber to waive the $25 dollar application fee!
Not required for admission consideration.
Associates Degree Required:
Not required for admission consideration.
Other Requirements:
All transfer students must be in good academic standing (not suspended from) with the last institution attended. The APSU School of Nursing has special admission requirements that you should carefully consider when applying for admission.
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Transfer Credit Policy

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Virtual Tour

Experience the next best thing to being here with this interactive virtual campus tour. Check out our beautiful grounds and historic buildings, learn about residence and student life, and hear from current Govs on why you should choose Austin Peay State University as your new college home.

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Austin Peay State University

Physical Address: 601 College Street Clarksville, TN 37044 Send Official Transcripts to: APSU Office of Admissions P.O. Box 4548
Clarksville, Tennessee 37044
Main Phone:
(931) 221-7661
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Adult Learner and Transfer Contact:
Amber Button
Transfer and Adult Student Coordinator, Office of Admissions
(931) 221-7661
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Transfer Admission Contact:
John Sammons
Transfer Coordinator, Office of Admissions
(931) 221-7661
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Veterans Services Contact:
Jasmin Linares
Coordinator of Military Student Center; Military Education Task Force
(931) 221-1685
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Branch Campuses/Additional Locations

Austin Peay State University Center at Fort Campbell
Bastogne Avenue Buildings 202 and 203
Fort Campbell, Kentucky 42223
(931) 221-1400
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Last updated on 12/5/2022 by Austin Peay State University.