Albany State University Application Information

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        a.  Are applying to the Graduate School (Complete the Graduate Application for Admission)

        b. Did you previously attend Albany State University or Darton College as an undergraduate student? if "yes", (Click Here to Complete  the Readmission Application)

2.       Follow the instructions carefully and click on "Apply Now" at the top right corner of this page.

3.       The application fee is $25.

Priority Application Deadlines

These dates are for priority consideration. Applications will be available after these dates; however, decisions are based on the students ability to submit all required documents by the General Admission deadlines. International applicants must submit materials 30 days prior to the standard deadline.

  • Spring semester: November 1
  • Summer semester: April 1
  • Fall semester: June 1

General Application Deadlines

Students wishing to be fully considered for admission should submit all application materials by the application deadline dates below to receive full consideration for admission for their desired term of entry. Students that apply after the application deadline will be considered for admission, but will not be guaranteed acceptance to the university for the requested term.

Admissions (includes transcript(s) & test scores), Financial Aid & Housing
Nov. 1st
Nov. 1st
Oct. 1st
Nov. 1st
Fee Payment
Jan. 2nd
March 3rd
Jan. 2nd

Drop for Non-Payment
Jan. 4th
Mar. 6th
Jan. 4th

Admissions (includes transcript(s) & test scores), Financial Aid & Housing
April 1st
April 1st
March 1st
April 1st
Fee Payment
May 12th
June 16th
May 15th

Drop for Non-Payment
May 25th
June 19th
May 25thnd

FALL 2023
Admissions (includes transcript(s) & test scores), Financial Aid & HousingJune 1st
June 1st
May 1st
June 1st
Fee Payment
Aug. 7th
Oct. 2nd
Aug. 7th

Drop for Non-Payment
Aug. 14th
Oct. 9th
Aug. 14th

New Freshman Admissions Process

1.    Apply online.

2.    Pay the $25 non-refundable application fee online or enter an acceptable fee waiver code as you submit your application.

  We accept application fee waiver codes from College Board, ACT, and NACAC. Please contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment for assistance on how to obtain the application fee waiver code at 229-500-4358 or email us at

3.    Submit Official high school transcript to the Office of Admissions

      You can do this by logging into your account at or or you can contact your high school counselor and request they send a copy of your official transcript. The Required High School Curriculum is used to calculate your high school GPA, so it may appear lower than you originally anticipated because we do not include courses like weight lifting, health, art, drama, etc.

      If you have dual-enrollment credits from institutions other than Albany State University, please request the official transcripts from, or

4.    Send us official copies of your SAT/ACT scores from the testing agency. (SAT code: 5004 / ACT code: 0782)

5.    Check your admission status online.

Admission Requirements

Freshman applying for Spring, Summer and Fall 2022 are required to submit official SAT and/or ACT test scores to be considered for the Bachelor degree programs and must have a high school GPA of at least a 2.0. 

Freshman who do not submit SAT and/or ACT test scores can be admitted into our access pathway programs.  

Applicants are required to submit their official high school transcript and complete an application to receive an admissions decision.

The University System of Georgia has authorized this change. Prospective freshman must meet all other admission requirements, including satisfactory completion of the required high school curriculum and all other requested documentation. ASU admission counselors remain available to assist applicants and prospective students via phone 229-500-4358 and email

The Office of Admissions considers the following when evaluating students for admission to Albany State University.

Prospective first-year students must meet one of the following admission criteria:

High School GPA & Required High School Curriculum

  • Bachelors program with a 2.0+ unweighted GPA with Evidence Writing 480 & Math 440 SAT or
  • Bachelors program with a 2.0+ unweighted GPA with English or Reading 17 & Math 17 or
  • Freshman with a high school GPA above 2.0 without ACT or SAT test scores can be admitted into our Access to Pathway Program
    • If you choose not to take one of the tests, you will be automatically placed in Math and English learning support courses.

Requirements include satisfactory completion of the Required High School Curriculum and all other requested documentation.

Your High School GPA is calculated by the Office of Admissions using the 17 Required High School Curriculum courses listed at the bottom of this page. Additional information can be found at Staying on Course. Grades will be used as listed on your official high school transcript; Albany State University does not add or remove weight for accelerated courses.

Requirements include satisfactory completion of the Required High School Curriculum and all other requested documentation.

The University System of Georgia authorized this change.

For Access Pathway to Certificate, Associates and/or Bachelors Degree Requirements

Minimum SAT/ACT scores and Freshmen Index are not required for those applying to the Associate Pathway at Albany State University.  Applicants are screened for Learning Support placement by taking the NEXT GEN ACCUPLACER Exam as part of the admission process.  A minimum 2.0 High School GPA is required.

For Transfer Students and Students Seeking a Second Degree

1.   Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, regardless of the length of attendance or amount of credits earned, send an official transcript to ASUs Office of Admissions.

2.   If you have earned fewer than 30 transferable college credit hours, then student(s) must meet freshman requirements.

3.   All transfer students must meet minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0.

For Readmit Students (Student who have previously attended Albany State University and/or Darton State College)

1.   Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, regardless of the length of attendance or amount of credits earned, send an official transcript to ASUs Office of Admissions.

2.   All Readmit students must meet minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0.

3.   Additional information may be required based on previous enrollment status at ASU. A readmit Counselor will contact the student if additional information is required.

For Transient Students

Permission to take courses: Submit a letter of approval from the dean or registrar of the institution where you are a resident listing the courses you should take while enrolled at Albany State University.

For Dual Enrollment

1.  Submit official high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

2.  A minimum grade point average of 3.0.

3.  Combined Critical Reading/Math SAT score of 970 OR ACT minimum English score of 17, Math 17 and a composite score of 20.

For International Students

1.   Submit your official academic transcripts from all U.S. high schools or colleges/universities that you have attended or are attending.

2.   If you are not a college transfer student with at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours that can be accepted as credit at ASU, request that your official SAT/ACT scores be sent   to the Office of Admissions.

3.   Submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

4.   Complete and submit the Certificate of Finances Form to the Office of Admissions.

General Admission Information

Legal Residency 

1.  To qualify as a legal resident of Georgia, the applicant, if over 24 years of age, must have lived in Georgia for at least one year prior to the registration date. If the applicant is under 24 years of age, their parent(s) or legal guardian must have established legal residence in Georgia for at least one year (12 months) preceding the first day of class.

2.  Please note that this brief explanation of the residency regulation does not encompass all the rules on residency. If the applicant is in doubt about their legal residence status, they should consult the general catalog for the "legal resident" rules and regulations of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia, or contact the ASU Office of the Registrar at (229) 500-4358.

Campus Housing

East Campus, Housing and Residence Life Central, Hall 3

Direct line: (229) 500-2025


Housing and Residence Life provides an affordable, comfortable, and secure living environment that fosters academic success, personal development, and community engagement. 

Housing Registration Opens:

Spring: October 5th

Summer: March 1st

Fall: February 1st

Click here to access the Housing Portal

Please note that space in our on-campus housing is limited, and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Counseling and Student Accessibility Services

East Campus, Billy C. Black Building (Room 170)

Direct line: (229) 500-2013


Albany State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities, as required under federal law. The purpose of accessibility accommodation is to provide equal access to the academic material and equal access to demonstrate mastery of the material. Students with accessibility needs must meet all the academic requirements and standards.

Office of the Registrar

West Campus, Ram Central C Building (Student Center)

Direct line: (229) 500-4358


The Office of the Registrar is committed to fulfilling our role in the educational mission of Albany State University by providing effective and efficient academic support and assistance to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University. We pride ourselves in being able to address the academic inquiries presented to us daily and on our ability to assist individuals with any questions they may have related to matters of academic importance.

The Office of the Registrar works diligently to maintain accurate academic records for all students and provide prompt, professional, and courteous service to the University community. Among the areas of service we provide are transcripts, letters of certification, graduation clearance, diploma receipts, residency, AP scores, grading, out-of-state tuition differential waivers, FERPA, University governance, Veteran's Education Benefits, and general academic information. 



Albany State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, physical or mental disability, religion, or age in its programs or activities. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. ยงยง 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). Title IX specifically states that

"No person in the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  If you have questions about Title IX or believe that you or another member of the University community have been discriminated against on the basis of sex. For sex discrimination claims or other inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, individuals may contact this individual or the Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights:

To report an incident of sexual discrimination/ harassment, please click below.

Inquiries may also be directed to:
United States Department of Education/Atlanta Office of Civil Rights

61 Forsyth St. S.W. Suite 19T10

Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8927

Telephone:  (404) 974-9406


— Last updated by Albany State University on 4/11/2024 8:31PM PST

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Albany State University
Office of Admissions
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705-2717

(229) 500-4358
(229) 500-4649


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