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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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ACT Prep Camp

Students HS

Looking to raise your ACT Scores?

Well look no further!

The Office of Diversity now offers an 

ACT Prep Camp! 

This residential camp is being offered to rising high school seniors who  have previously taken the ACT and are part of an underrepresented ethic population. We’ll help you tackle the ACT and answer your questions about college admissions, academics and campus life. You’ll get assistance to work on your test-taking skills, learn about the many exciting opportunities that Arkansas State University offers, stay in a residence hall and experience campus life.        

This camp is scheduled to take place the second week of July every year. Unlike other universities, this opportunity is being offered free of charge for participants. All meals, housing, activities and supplies will be provided. Check back here in June to find the updated application! 

Click here to view ACT Prep Camp photos!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the participant need to have taken the ACT before in order to get accepted?

Yes, we do require the student to have previously taken the ACT in order to get accepted. It is helpful if a student has had some exposure to the test prior to attending the program. 

How are students selected for the ACT Academy?

    Students should fill out the application in its entirety. We highly consider the open response portion when reviewing applications, as it allows us to get to know the student a bit more.

How will the participant be notified if accepted?

    We will notify applicants no later the last week of June via email. Further details on how to accept your invitation will be included in the email. An RSVP will be required by June 30th, and spots will not be held for failing to respond. 

Once I’m accepted, are there other forms to submit?

  Yes. Once you are notified of acceptance, and you acknowledge your attendance, you will receive additional information. Forms that you will be required to submit include: insurance verification, a waiver of liability, media/data release form, and a student expectations agreement.

What if an applicant has previously attended A-State Connection?

    Our policy for students who have previously attended A-State Connection, another event sponsored by the Office of Diversity, is that the student will automatically be placed on a waiting list. Returning students are welcome to apply, but we place priority on competitive students who have not attended any of our programs before.

What age group will attend?

   We are seeking our program participants to be primarily rising  high school seniors. We are expecting to accept 50 students for our inaugural program.

How safe is campus and the program?

   We consider Arkansas State University to be a safe campus. We have the University Police Department immediately available to us should an emergency situation arise. To ensure the safety of all of our program participants, our program staff is carefully selected and trained, and all program activities are supervised.  

Who will be supervising the participants in the dorm?

    Residential hall staff, and college student mentors, all of whom have been carefully selected and background checked, will be living in the residence hall and hosting participants around campus. Students are not allowed to travel anywhere without the company of a mentor.

Is transportation provided?

    No, transportation is not provided to accepted participants. Participants are expected to arrive at Arkansas State University between the hours of 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. In efforts to reduce liability, we are encouraging students to not drive personal vehicles, but instead have parent(s)/guardian(s) to drop them off at the campus.

Additional Questions?

   If you have any additional questions, contact Jeremy J. Sanford at 870-972-2657 or email jsanford@astate.edu with your concerns!