Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Transferring schools can seem like a complicated process, but don't worry, we've outlined everything in an easy to follow checklist!

1. Take a campus tour (optional)

To schedule a campus visit, please go to www.astate.edu/visit and choose "Transfer Students". If you would like to meet with a faculty member while on campus, please contact the department of your academic area of interest.  

2. Complete an application for admission

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3. Submit a $15 non-refundable application fee

Submit your application fee along with the application fee slip. You can pay online when completing your online application, or you can pay over the phone by calling the Cashier's Window at (870) 972-3847. You may also pay by mail with a check or money order made payable to ASU Admissions, sent directly to:

ASU Cashier
P.O. Box 2640
State University, AR 72467

Note: If mailing your payment, the Application Fee Slip must accompany the Application fee.

4. Request official transcripts

An official transcript from each school you have attended is required for admission to the university. Transcripts are not considered official unless submitted in a sealed, stamped school envelope. Students should contact their college/university to request an official transcript. If you are currently enrolled in college, a second transcript must be sent after you have completed your currently enrolled work listing your final grades. Request transcripts be sent to:

Office of Admissions, Records and Registration - Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 1570
State University, AR 72467

Transcript needs by completed hours: 
  • Transfer students who have completed 12 or fewer transferrable hours will be admitted under conditions for new freshmen and must submit high school transcripts and official test scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET or COMPASS) in addition to all college transcripts. 
  • Transfer students who have completed 13-23 or more transferrable hours must also submit official test scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET or COMPASS). Once all documents have been received, students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 will be granted admission. 
  • Transfer students who have completed 24 or more transferable hours must present final, official transcript from all colleges attended. ACT scores taken within the last five years will be required for any transfer student who has not successfully completed English I with a C or better and College Algebra.  Students may be admitted and allowed to register by submitting official transcripts while currently enrolled at other institutions, but must submit final, official transcript to continue registration. Once all documents have been received, students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 will be granted admission.

5. Submit MMR and Selective Service records

Send mumps, rubella and rubeola/measles and selective service (males 18-25) records 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 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.  

6. 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.

Complete the FASFA online >>  

7. Apply for scholarships

Download the Transfer Scholarship application. Mail the completed application to:

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships - Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 1620
State University, AR 72467

NOTE: Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at (870) 972-2310 for more information or for additional privately funded scholarships. 
Download the Transfer Scholarship Application >>

Learn more about Scholarships >>

8. Apply for housing

ASU offers a variety of housing options for transfer students. If you plan to stay on campus, please contact the Office of Residence Life by phone at (870) 972-2042 or by e-mail. You can also get more information regarding rates, residence halls and amenities online.

There are limited spaces available. Make sure you apply early, because assignments are made on a first come, first served basis. You can download the Residence Life application here. Mail the completed application to:

Office of Residence Life - Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 2774
State University, AR 72467

Visit the residence life page >>  

9. Contact your academic advisor

Registration normally begins in November for the spring semester and in April for the summer and fall semesters. Please call the academic department of your intended major and request an appointment with an advisor a week or so before registration dates open. Your academic advisor will help you choose the classes you need and clear your advising hold so you may register for classes.

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10. Activate your digital ID

You must create your AState username (also referred to as your Digital ID). Please read and accept the policy, then enter your campus ID number and PIN number (birthdate in six digits - MMDDYY) and create a password you will remember. Once completed, you will be given a username and an e-mail address.

Create your digital ID >>  

11. Register for classes

Once an advisor has cleared your hold and you have created your A-State Student Username, you may register for classes. Prior to registering, students should check their status for any holds. You may access Self-Service Banner to register for classes and view any holds attached to your account by logging in to the myCampus portal.

Login to myCampus >>

12. Have your campus ID made

You will need your ASU campus ID card to participate in most student and athletic events. The ID card is also used for access to computer labs, the fitness center and as your meal card for the cafeteria. You must be registered for classes in order to have an ID made.

You can have your ID made at the ID Center located in the Student Union, Room 2205. A valid picture ID must be presented in order to receive your ASU ID.

For more information, you can contact the ID Center at (870) 972-2900.

13. Get a parking permit

Everyone who parks on the ASU campus is required to have a parking permit. If you intend to park on campus, you will need to get a parking permit through the Office of Parking Services.

Applications for parking permits can be made via their website. You cannot obtain a parking permit without a valid ASU ID.

Visit the Parking Services website >>

14. Buy your books

Books can be purchased in person at the ASU Bookstore located in the Student Union. You may contact them by phone at (870) 972-2058 or check them out online.

Visit the Bookstore website >>

15. Pay your fees

Once registered, enrollment creates a financial responsibility. The Office of Student Account Services will e-mail bills at least once per term and will send bills through U.S. Mail quarterly.

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