APPLYING TO THE MAT PROGRAM
Arkansas State University's MAT program subscribes to the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS). Applicants for admission to the A-STATE MAT program MUST apply online using the ATCAS application. In addition, students must also apply online to the ASTATE Graduate Program. Transcripts must be sent to both ATCAS and A-STATE's Graduate Program (see links below).
The deadline for submitting applications to ATCAS and Graduate Admissions is April 1st.
Applying to ATCAS
To learn more about the ATCAS application process and to get started, please go to the website https://atcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login. If you encounter difficulty with ATCAS, please contact their customer service at 617-612-2075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a student has submitted an application through ATCAS, the transcript information is verified by ATCAS. This process takes time and depends both on the efficiency of ATCAS and the speed with which your schools respond to the inquiries from ATCAS. A-State will accept completed, verified applications from ATCAS until March 31st.
If ATCAS has not completed the verification process by April 1st, the application will not be considered, even if it was submitted by the deadline. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications well before the deadline to ensure that the verification process will be completed by the deadline.
The Athletic Training Program will begin reviewing applications after April 1st.
Applying to the A-State Graduate Program
To apply to the A-State Graduate Program, simply complete the online application on their website. You will be prompted for the program in which you wish to apply for on the application.
Go to the graduate program application>>
Official transcripts MUST be sent to both ATCAS and A-STATE Traditional Graduate Programs. Please do not send transcripts to the A-STATE Athletic Training Department unless specifically requested to. Transcripts and immunization records for A-STATE Traditional Graduate Programs should be sent to:
A-State Traditional Graduate Programs
PO Box 1570
State University, AR 72467
A-State Graduate Programs' can be contacted at 870-972-2031 or email@example.com .
The application fee of $50 can be paid online (through your applicant account) or by phone to the Cashier’s Window at 870-972-3847.
Students who have attended one or more of the A-STATE campuses (i.e. Newport, Beebe, etc.) must still request transcripts from them separately to be sent to A-STATE in Jonesboro. A-STATE campuses are independent of each other in regards to transcripts and can only be verified by the campus where the courses were actually taken.
Based on recent legislation in Arkansas, students will be required to complete a background check AFTER they receive conditional admission into the program.
Arkansas State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions works with Verified Credentials, Inc. to establish an acceptable screening procedure. The cost of the background check is between $50 and $100.
Background Checks for Students Newly Admitted into the AT Program
Students who are conditionally admitted into the AT program must submit an initial background check to complete their admission requirements into the program. View the step-by-step background check guide for new AT students>>>
TECHNICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES
MAT Program Application Forms
Applicants of the MAT program must complete and submit the forms and information found below before they are enrolled into the program. Please take the time to review the checklist and forms because several forms will require the review of a physician and personal immunization information. Some required information (CPR and First Aid Certification) do not have forms.
- Application Checklist
- Technical Standards
- Criminal Background Check
- Drug Screening Policy
- Student Health Record
- Hepatitis B Vaccination
- Student Questionnaire