Welcome to Arkansas State University!
+ Campus alert: A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

More Information
University Communications
(870) 972-3820

Emergency Contact
University Police
(870) 972-2093

Social Media
Facebook Twitter
X Close

First Year Studies

Students Talking on Campus

First Year Studies at Arkansas State University provides students who do not meet the regular admission standards of the university an opportunity to attend ASU as regularly enrolled students.

Students admitted through First Year Studies are provided additional services and academic instruction to help them make a smooth and successful transition to the university.

Admission Criteria Through First Year Studies

Students may be admitted to ASU through First Year Studies if they have a composite of 19 on the ACT or an equivalent score on SAT, Compass or Asset and a minimum grade point average of a 2.3.

student writing on paper


ACT Bootcamp

Are you planning on receiving scholarships to attend college? A high ACT score is essential in helping you reach your goals. This course will cover all sections of the ACT, (English, Math, Reading and Science), as well as provide test-taking strategies to prepare students for the ACT. All Bootcamps will be held one week prior to each ACT test. Contact Paula Bradberry for additional details at (870) 972-2080 or pbradber@astate.edu.

*Registration Deadline: April 8, 2015 OR until the class has reached MAX capacity

>> Learn more and register here


Our Mission

We offer academic instruction that prepares students for college level work, and extensive advising and mentoring that fosters student responsibility and self-sufficiency to ensure a successful transition into the collegiate environment.

Important Links for New ASTATE Students

Have you signed up for New Student Registration?  If not, click on this link for information on how to do that. 

New Student Registration >>

Are you planning to live in the Residence Hall?  Click on the following link if you need information or to complete an application through the ASU Housing Portal.

Residence Life >>

Do you plan to use financial aid to help you with college costs?  Click on the following link for extensive information from our Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  A link to the FAFSA form is on our FAQ page.

Financial Aid & Scholarships >>