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 admissions@alasu.edu 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 education. Today, we offer nearly 50 degrees, including our historic education, noted science and renowned theater program.

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:

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

BEGINNING FRESHMEN

Applicants who have earned a diploma from any high school and who meet the requirements in the sliding scale below (or GED certificate) who demonstrate that they can benefit from and contribute to the University’s educational program and goals will be fully admitted to the University.

GPA

ACT/SAT

2.00-2.49

18/940-970

2.50-2.99

17/900-930

3.00-3.49

16/860-890

3.5 +

15/810-850

 

Applicants who do not meet regular admission requirements may be admitted to the University’s Tier II or Tier III (Summer Bridge) if they fall within the category listed below. Students who do not meet regular, Tier II, or Tier III admissions will be denied. 

Tier II

GPA

ACT/SAT

2.00-2.49

17/900-930

2.50-2.99

16/860-890

3.00-3.49

ANY SCORE

 

 

Tier III (Summer Bridge)

GPA

ACT/SAT

2.00-2.49

15/810-850

2.50-2.99

14/760-800

2.70+

13/720-750

 

Students who are initially denied admissions may appeal to the Admissions Committee for reconsideration based upon special factors or circumstances that may be mitigating in a review process.  Appeals should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.   The director of Admission has limited discretion, under the authority of the president of the University to adjust admissions requirements based on existing market trends.  

Applicants who are seniors in high school are admitted with the understanding that requirements for admission to the university will be fulfilled during their senior year.  These applicants must submit a final high school transcript that reflects the completion of high school with a standard, honors, or advanced diploma from their high school.

Students should send the application for admission (PDF | online)  to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment, along with a $30 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 the 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.

Spring and Fall tours of our campus are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., or 3 p.m. Tours must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.

Summer tours are offered Monday through Thursday 10 a.m, 1 p.m, or 3 p.m.  

To schedule a visit please click here to complete the tour request form. 

You will receive a confirmation via email within 48 hours of your request.  

If you have additional questions,  please email campustours@alasu.edu or call 334-229-4843.

 

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:

Questions?

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