Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?

Ideally, you should apply at the beginning of the semester before you want to transfer. For example, if you want to begin classes in the fall, you should apply in January or February. (However, A-State will admit students until the Friday before school starts for a new semester, so do not hesitate to apply if you miss this suggested timeline for application).

HOW CAN I REQUEST TRANSFER INFORMATION?

Please email transfernow@astate.edu and request information. We will respond ASAP!

HOW DO I SCHEDULE A VISIT TO SEE CAMPUS?

People can tell you how great a place is, but the best way to know whether it's right for you is to see it and experience it yourself. At Arkansas State University, we welcome your visit and offer various campus visitation programs to suit your needs. www.astate.edu/a/recruitment/visit-campus/

Filling out the application

IF I ATTEND AN ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY TWO-YEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE, DO I STILL NEED TO PAY MY $30 APPLICATION FEE? 

No. The application fee is waived for transfer students transferring from ASU Beebe, ASU Newport, ASU-Mountain Home and ASU Mid-South.

WHAT IF I ONLY TOOK ONE CLASS AT ANOTHER SCHOOL? DO I STILL NEED TO SEND A TRANSCRIPT? 

Yes. You must submit all transcripts for every college that you have attended.

IF I HAVE AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE, DO I NEED TO SEND MY HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT? 

No, you do not have to submit your high school transcript if you have an associate degree.

IF I HAVE A BACHELOR’S DEGREE, DO I STILL NEED TO SEND MY COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT? 

You only need to submit your college transcript if you have a bachelor’s degree.

CAN I TRANSFER FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER?

Yes. A-State allows transfer admission for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

WILL MY TRANSCRIPT FROM BEEBE, MOUNTAIN HOME, NEWPORT OR ANOTHER ASU SYSTEM SCHOOL BE SUBMITTED AUTOMATICALLY SINCE IT IS PART OF THE ASU SYSTEM? 

No. You have to request that your transcript be sent from ASU System Schools to the A-State Jonesboro Campus.

I HAVE SUBMITTED ALL MY PAPERWORK FOR MY APPLICATION. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO BE ADMITTED, AND HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED

You will be notified by the email address that you listed on your Slate application when you applied. The time frame of being admitted depends on how long it takes for your documents to be submitted to A-State. We can get all documents processed within a week's time frame from when you submitted the last document.

Admittance

WHERE DO I FIND MY CAMPUS WIDE ID NUMBER? 

Please visit this link to get your A-State Campus Wide ID: https://webapps.astate.edu/digitalid/campusid.htm

HELP! I ERASED THE EMAIL WITH MY CAMPUS WIDE ID. HOW DO I FIND IT AGAIN? 

You can visit the link above and type in your social security number and date of birth to obtain your A-State Campus Wide ID.

WHEN DO I USE MY CAMPUS WIDE ID? 

You will use your A-State Campus Wide ID as long as you are a student or employee at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro.

WHAT IS DUO PUSH? CAN I CHOOSE NOT TO USE IT

DUO is the Two Factor Authentication company that Arkansas State University utilizes. DUO allows users to authenticate anywhere, anytime, with any device using the options for two-factor authentication methods. Two-factor authentication lets us identify our users’ identities before they log in to protect against phishing and other identity-related attacks.

HOW DO I FIND OUT IF MY COURSES TRANSFER? 

Please visit this link to determine what courses will transfer to our university: http://asutep.astate.edu/

WHAT IF I KNOW MY COURSE TRANSFERS, BUT IT STILL TELLS ME IT IS NOT TRANSFERABLE

You may work with your academic advisor to submit the syllabus to the Registrar’s Office so they can work with your academic department and determine if the class is equivalent to a class that we offer here at A-State.

Advising

HOW DO I KNOW WHO MY ADVISOR IS? 

To find out who your academic advisor is, email Adrian Everett at aeverett@astate.edu.

CAN I CONTACT MY ADVISOR BEFORE I HAVE A SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS? 

Yes, you may contact your advisor before you have a school email address. For your official advising process, you will need to have activated your A-State email address.

WILL I HAVE AN ADVISOR IF I AM NOT A FULL-TIME STUDENT? 

Yes, you will still have an academic advisor.

IF I EMAIL AN ADVISOR, HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE HE OR SHE REPLIES? 

Your advisor should respond to you by email within 2 to 3 days maximum.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR CLASSES? 

You must contact the Transfer Student Services Coordinator in the Wilson Advising Center to connect you with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor will clear your advising holds and check for additional holds on your student account during the meeting.

Once all holds have been cleared, you are ready to register for classes at A-State!

Follow these steps to register for classes:

  1. Go to MyCampus.AState.edu.
  2. Type in your USERNAME and the PASSWORD you created.
  3. You will see several ICONS on the left.
  4. Click on the SELF SERVICE (SSB) icon.
  5. Click the STUDENT tab.
  6. Click REGISTRATION. Click LOOK UP CLASSES. Select correct TERM. Select the criteria for the specific course you want to search. Write down all Course Registration Numbers (CRN) that you plan to enroll.
  7. Click the STUDENT tab. Click REGISTRATION. Click ADD OR DROP CLASSES. Select the correct TERM.
  8. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  9. Type in ALL your Course Registration Numbers (CRN).
  10. Click SUBMIT CHANGES. 

Financial Aid/Scholarships

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP IS ON MY ACCOUNT? 

You can log into your Banner Student Self Service account and select the Financial Aid tab to see all of your scholarship and financial aid that you have been awarded for the full year.

DOES MY FAFSA FOLLOW ME AUTOMATICALLY? 

No, you will need to add A-State on your FAFSA account for it to follow you to our university.

IS ANYONE AVAILABLE TO HELP ME FILL OUT MY FAFSA? 

You may contact our Financial Aid & Scholarships Office at (870) 972-2310 for assistance.

WHEN AND HOW DO I APPLY FOR PRIVATELY-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS? 

You can apply for privately-funded scholarships by completing the application starting on Oct. 1 of each school year. The application closes on Feb. 1.