Guidance Counselors


Guidance counselors, welcome to Alabama State University!

At ASU, we’re proud of our school, its programs and faculty. When you speak with your students about their college choices, please use the information below to talk about a possible future at Alabama State University.

As always, please contact us by phone at (800) 253-5037 or (334) 229-4291 or email if you have any questions.

Academic Degrees

Since our founding as the Lincoln Normal School in 1867, ASU has always believed in the power of an education. Today, we offer nearly 50 degrees, including our historic education, noted science and renowned theater programs.

Admissions Process

Alabama State University uses a sliding scale to consider applicants for admission to the University. Generally, applicants with higher GPAs 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, students 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 / 860 - 890
17 / 820 - 850
16 / 770 - 810
15 / 720 - 760

Students should send the application for admission (PDF | online)  to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment, along with a $25 application fee, a copy of their official high school transcript and their ACT/SAT scores no later than 15 days before the start of the semester. View academic calendar.

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. Tour must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.

If you are interested in scheduling a tour, please call 334-229-4354 or email with the following information:

  • 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.


Financial Aid

ASU’s tuition is among the lowest in the nation, but we still recommend that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than April 1 to see if they qualify for state and/or federal aid. (ASU school code: 001005) We also suggest that interested students view the following additional types of aid:

Programs for High School Students

We offer several programs to improve college success and increase participation in science, mathematics and technology among low income, minority and first-generation students, including:


If you have a question or can’t find what you need, please contact Admissions at (800) 253-5037 or