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High school seniors, below are the requirements and deadlines for applying to Alabama State University. If you’re not a high school senior, check out the admissions pages for GED Applicants, Transfer Students or International Students.


Your application, deposit, transcript, and ACT/SAT scores must be received by the Office of Admissions & Recruitment no later than May 10 for Summer Semester and July 30 for Fall Semester.

 View other important dates and deadlines on ASU's Academic Calendar.

How to Apply

Complete the on-line application for admission (Online) or via fillable form (Click here to download).

  1. Indicate your desired major on the application.
  2. Send all of the following to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment:
    • $25 application fee
    • Copy of your official high school transcript
    • ACT/SAT test scores

Admissions Requirements

Alabama State University uses a sliding scale to consider applicants for admission. In regards to SAT scores, we only evaluate the critical reading and math scores. Generally, applicants with higher GPAs and ACT test scores may be accepted with lower ACT/SAT scores, while applicants with lower GPAs may be accepted with higher ACT/SAT scores. To be considered for admission, you must earn a diploma from an accredited high school and meet the following criteria according to the sliding scale:


2.00 - 2.49
2.50 - 2.99
3.00 - 3.49
3.50 or higher

18 or higher / 950 or higher
17 / 910 - 949
16 / 870 - 909
15 / 830 - 869

Campus Tours

Whether you’re a prospective student considering a visit to Alabama State University as part of your college search or a community member attending an event on our campus, we’ll do everything possible to make your visit a rewarding experience.

Tours of our campus are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Tours must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.

If you are interested in scheduling a tour, please email or call 334-229-4590.

  • Families: Your Name, Contact Number, Desired Date, Time and Area of Interest
  • Groups: Name of Group, Person of Contact, Contact Number, Number of Students and Chaperons, Desired Date, Time and Special Requests (example: Lunch, Informational Session, etc.)

A representative from the orientation office will follow up with a phone call and email confirmation for the tour.

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Advanced Placement

If you score a 3, 4 or 5 on advanced placement (AP) exams and you have a minimum GPA of 3.0, you may qualify for course credit or advanced placement. To be considered, send all AP test scores to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment during the application process.

Special Admissions

If you’re interested in taking classes at ASU but don’t want to get your degree, you can apply for admission as a special student. To do so, you must:

  1. Complete the on-line application for admission (Online).
  2. Send all of the following to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment:
    • $25 application fee
    • Completed Undergraduate Special Student Classification Form 

The admission policies of Alabama State University are predicated upon the presumed competence of the individual rather than upon any consideration whatsoever of race, color, sex, religion or national origin.



ASU welcomes applications from students with diverse academic backgrounds and interests. A freshman is defined as a student who has graduated from a regionally accredited high school and has completed fewer than 12 transferable college credits post-high school. Freshman applicants who possess a high school diploma and meet the following requirements will be admitted to ASU.

  • English - 4 years (composition/literature based)
  • Math - 4 years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite)
  • Laboratory Science - 3 years total (1 year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences and physics)
  • Social Science - 2 years (including 1 year American history)
  • Second Language - 2 years (same language)
  • Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education - 1 year
Applicants must also meet at least one of the following:
  • Top 25% in high school graduating class
  • 3.00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = "A")
  • ACT 22 (24 nonresidents)*
  • SAT: 1120 (1180 nonresidents)**

* ASU does not require the writing portion of these tests
** Requirement for SATs taken prior to May 2016 is 1010 (1110 non-residents).

Applicants must successfully complete the ASU competency requirement. Admission may be granted with one deficiency in no more than two competency areas. Deficiencies cannot be in both math and laboratory science. Students must earn a minimum 2.00 in any subject area. Most competencies may also be met by test scores or college courses. See Detailed Competency Requirements for more information.

ASU admission decisions begin the first week of Sept. 1. If you do not meet initial eligibility, you may be placed into individual review and experience a longer wait time for an admission decision.

Self-Reported Admission Application To expedite admission decisions, ASU accepts self-reported high school grades on the undergraduate admission application. Submission of an ACT or SAT score is highly recommended for merit-based scholarship consideration.

Higher Requirements for Some ASU Schools and Colleges Some schools and colleges have higher requirements for admission to their majors. To learn more about admission requirements, find the major of your interest at Degree Search. You should select a second major on your application if your first choice has higher admission requirements.

Individual Review All students who don't meet the above standards will be evaluated through a process called Individual Review. Through this process Admission Services will review all available information about a student's application, carefully considering all aspects of a student's academic background and accomplishments. Submission of an ACT or SAT test score is highly recommended. In some cases, additional information might be requested.

Home School Applicants ASU welcomes home school students and recognizes the unique academic experiences they contribute to our rich community of scholars. Please read additional admission information specifically for home school students.

General Educational Development Students may also meet admission requirements by submitting an official GED score of 500 or above for tests taken before January 2014 or a GED score of 170 or above for tests taken after January 2014.