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Adult Learning at Austin Peaygov

Congratulations on taking the first step to earning your degree on your schedule!

Austin Peay State University welcomes students of all ages and at all stages of their career. We award credit for your previous training and experience – that means less time and money spent on your degree.

We offer associate, bachelor’s, and master’s level degree programs. You can learn online or on-campus, day or evening, in Clarksville, Springfield, and on post at Fort Campbell.

As a member of the Coalition of Adult Learning Focused Institutions (ALFI), we offer smaller class sizes with increased professor interaction and more engagement opportunities both in and out of the classroom.

Chat with a counselor online or call us to see how our flexible scheduling can help your reach your goals at Austin Peay. Or get started with the steps below!

Keep in mind, information on this page is for applicants over the age of 21. If you are a veteran or member of the armed services, please visit our Military/Veterans Admission page.

Steps to becoming a Gov:

  • Complete your online application
  • Pay a one-time, non-refundable $25 fee when completing your application. This may be paid online when submitting your application, through the mail, or in person at the Cashier's Window in the Ellington Building (if completing a paper application). Checks should be made out to APSU. Application fees are paid online only when completing an online admissions application.
  • Complete a placement exam through our testing center. The ACCUPLACER exam can be taken at main campus or our Ft. Campbell campus and is free the first time you test. You can sign up for this exam online through the testing center website.
  • Request for your high school transcript or GED/HiSET scores to be sent to our Office of Admissions. Transcripts and test scores must be officially sent to be used for admission purposes. We cannot accept hand-delivered transcripts, special education diplomas or high school certificates.
  • If you have taken college courses we will need your official college/university transcript(s) as well. To see how credits will transfer, please visit our transfer equivalency page.
  • Additional Requirements- beyond the above required documents, there may be other documents needed prior to enrollment at Austin Peay. For a more in-depth application checklist visit here.
  • To view our admission requirements please visit here.
It is important to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as early as possible. Be sure to visit our Office of Financial Aid's website to find information regarding scholarships or aid.
Govs R.O.W. is our registration, orientation and welcome event. On this day you will be introduced to academic and support services, meet with an advisor, register for classes and learn how to get involved on campus. Soon after being admitted you will receive information on the dates for Govs R.O.W. and how to sign up for whichever date works best for you. 

By the Numbers

Bachelor's Degree Programs
Master's Degree Programs
Average Class Size