Welcome to Arkansas State University!

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

1. Take a campus tour

Learn about all A-State has to offer while visiting campus! We have a great team of student Chancellor's Ambassadors who love showing future students around the place they call home. To schedule a campus visit, click the link below and select the type of tour, date, and time that works best for you. 

Schedule a tour online >>

2. Complete an application for admission

Please complete an online admissions application.  Click the link "Create an account" under the First-Time User heading. You will be emailed a temporary PIN number for your initial log in. Then you can set a new password. This will allow you to log in at any time and check your application status.

Go to the online application >>  

3. Submit a $30 non-refundable application fee

You will pay the application fee online when completing your application.

4. 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 1800
State University, AR 72467

5. 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.  

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

Have MMR records sent to:
Office of Admissions, Records and Registration - Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 1800
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.

7. 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 FAFSA online >>  

8. 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 >>  

9. 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.

Visit the residence life page >>  

10. Attend New Student Registration

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

Learn more about New Student Registration >>