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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.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • 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.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

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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All international incoming freshmen must meet the following criteria to be admitted to Arkansas State.

Academic Criteria

Official Copy of High School Diploma and transcripts in native language with translation in English. Minimum required Grade Point Average is 2.3/4.0

All of the Academic Transcripts/grade reports and Graduation certificates/diplomas/degree sheets should have the original stamp from the Issuing authorities and should come in their sealed envelopes.

English Proficiency

Incoming undergraduate international students must meet one of the following criteria:

English Proficiency Type Requirement Minimum
Completion of A-State's ESL Program 80% or above
Completion of CEA accredited language program Completion certificate for completing all levels
TOEFL-Paper Based* 500
TOEFL-Internet Based* 61
IELTS* 5.5
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) 43
iTEP Academic* 4
EIKEN Grade Pre-1
SAT scores** 550 (total on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score)
ACT scores** 21 (total, and on reading and English sections)
High School Marks (India, Nepal and Pakistan) 60% in English at X and XII in Certificate
IB (International Baccalaureate) 5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature
High School Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia and New Zealand Must have completed two years there and graduated

*Note: A-State's code is 6011
**Test scores cannot be older than 5 years, and the total score and section scores must come from the same sitting (one test date)

English proficiency requirement may be waived for citizens of countries whose official language is English. Decision will be made by admissions committee upon reviewing the application and academic credentials.

  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Ghana
  • Ireland
  • Nigeria
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom

Transferring International Students

Transferring international students must submit an official copy of all university transcripts in native language with translation in English. Minimum required grade point average (GPA) is 2.00/4.0 on total transferrable hours to Arkansas State University.  

Transfer international students must also meet the same English proficiency as incoming freshmen, listed above.

Minimum Age Requirement

If we have applicants under 18 years of age, they will be sent an email that they will not be able to rent an apartment off-campus or open a bank account.  Thus, they will need to live on-campus, and they will need to use Peer Transfer to transfer funds to their student account.