Undergraduate Admissions

Get your undergraduate or graduate degree from Alabama State University, a school with over 140 years of rich history, tradition and academic excellence.

ASU offers nearly 50 degrees, including high-demand programs in science and technology. Our faculty members are experts in the classroom and in their chosen fields. Our tuition is reasonable, and so is our student-to-faculty ratio (18:1). And our campus is safe.

We’re looking for students ready to challenge themselves -- to be who they are and work to become who they want to be. We want students who aren’t afraid to take risks and students looking to make a difference by giving back to the local and global community. If you’re ready to make your dreams for the future a reality, we’re ready to help.

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.

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 / 900-930
16 / 860-890
15 / 810-850

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 scoree

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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.

Enrollment Checklist:

  1. Complete FAFSA Online (001005 ASU School Code) Beginning October 1
  2. Apply for on campus housing
  3. Register for new student orientation
  4. Submit Health Evaluation Form
  5. Apply for ASU Scholarships October 1-February 15
  6. Request final high school transcript be mailed to: P O Box 271 Montgomery, AL 36104

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.

Fall campus tours 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.

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

*Note: The tour request form is a google fill form. Please make sure you have access to a Gmail account in order to complete the request.*

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

If you have additional questions,  please email campustours@alasu.edu.

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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.