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First Year Studies

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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.


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. 

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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.

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