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How to Apply

Applying for college can seem overwhelming, but don't worry, we've narrowed everything into an easy to follow application checklist.
 

1. Visit with your Admissions Counselor

If you are interested in attending Arkansas State University, you may want to visit campus to meet with your Admissions Counselor.

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2. Take a campus tour

While you're on campus visiting your Admissions Counselor (or on another date), you should take a campus tour. We have a great team of student Admissions Ambassadors who love showing future students around the place they call home. To schedule a campus visit, contact the Office of Recruitment at 1-800-382-3030 or (870) 972-2782. You can also schedule a tour online. Be sure to let us know if you would like to meet with a faculty member in your academic area so we can arrange an appointment in advance.

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3. Complete an application for admission

Please complete an online admissions application. You will be taken to our self-service site. Choose "Apply for Admission" and then create your own unique login and password. Be sure to write down your login and password. This will allow you to log in at any time and check your application status. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email detailing the procedure for obtaining an ASU ID and PIN, and directions for checking admission status.

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4. Submit a $15 non-refundable application fee

You can pay online when completing your online application. For more information, call the Cashier's Window at (870) 972-3847.

5. Request official transcripts

Once you've applied, have your high school send us your transcript. Also, if you've taken any concurrent enrollment college courses, have those official transcripts sent as well.

All transcripts should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions, Records and Registration - Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 1570
State University, AR 72467

6. Send Official Test Scores

Official ACT scores, SAT scores, ASSET or COMPASS scores mailed directly to the university from the testing institution or the high school. Test scores are only valid five years from date of exam.

Note: Hand-carried documents are not considered official records.  
 

7. Submit MMR (Mumps, Rubella & Rubeola/Measles) records

Have MMR records sent to:
Office of Admissions, Records and Registration - Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 1570
State University, AR 72467
or FAX to: (870) 972-3406

Note: Please allow approximately 7-10 business days for your application to be processed once all your application information/required documents have been received. Once admitted, you will receive an acceptance letter by mail from the Office of Admissions.
 

8. Apply for financial aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. If you have questions about the FAFSA, please contact our Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at (870) 972-2310. Arkansas State University's school code is 001090.

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9. Apply for scholarships

Your admissions application is also your application for institutional scholarships. There is a separate application process for our privately funded scholarships. One private scholarship application covers all of the scholarships for which you may be qualified. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at (870) 972-2310.

View the list of institutional scholarships >>    Apply for private scholarships >>  
 

10. Apply for housing

ASU offers a variety of housing options for transfer students. Unless you are living at home with a guardian, you are required to live on campus. You can also get more information regarding rates, residence halls and amenities at their website. There are limited spaces available. Make sure you apply early, because assignments are made on a first come, first served basis.

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11. Attend New Student Orientation

At New Student Orientation, you'll become more familiar with campus, meet with faculty and students and register for your classes. 

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