Help a Gov!
Help a Gov is a one-stop shop for questions regarding confirmation of classes, financial aid, housing, and more.
Located in the Ellington Building off Drane Street
Wednesday, August 11-Monday, August 16 from 8am-5:30pm
Wednesday, August 18 from 8am-5:30pm
Thursday, August 19 and Friday, August 20 from 8am-12pm
Frequently Asked Questions
To find a list of the books need for the upcoming semester, students can check their Student Printable Schedule with Textbook Express under Registration, in OneStop or order directly from here.
Another great option for books is the Felix G. Woodward library. Checkout their website for their catalog and services.
For important dates pertaining to your enrollment term please visit the Academic calendar
IF YOUR CLASSES HAVE BEEN DROPPED, OR PURGED, you will need to re-register before visiting the Financial Aid office. Follow this link for step-by-step instructions to register and then confirm your classes.- Confirming your classes
A-Number: An identification number developed for each student. This number is used on all institutional records.
Academic Advisors: Employees who help students know and understand requirements to graduate in their degree program. They help them select courses, understand and plan for pre-requisite courses, meet degree requirements, prepare for their career, and connect with college resources when necessary
Academic Probation: All colleges require students to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) to remain in school. Any student not maintaining satisfactory progress toward his/her educational objectives will be placed on probation for a semester.
Academic Suspension: A student on Academic Probation may be placed on Academic Suspension if he/she fails to maintain or achieve the minimum cumulative GPA required. A student placed on suspension will be dismissed from the college for a specified time - usually a minimum of one semester. Specific requirements may be placed on the student's re-entry into college.
Academic Year: The period of time from the beginning of class in the fall and the date of graduation in the spring.
Accreditation: Recognition by an accrediting organization of a college, university, or a study program, for meeting specified minimum standards of quality in its instruction, staffing, facilities, financial stability, and policies.
Accuplacer: A computerized assessment that provides important information about individual skills and preparation for college-level courses. It is an untimed, adaptive computer-based test that measures skills in reading comprehension (20 questions), sentence skills (20 questions), and elementary algebra (12 questions for APSU applicants and 40 questions for Dual Enrollment applicants).
Adjunct Faculty: Visiting or part-time instructors.
Advanced Placement (AP): College-level courses offered in high schools for which students pay a fee to take the exam, (Grades on a scale of 1 to 5), Scores of 3 and above may be eligible for credit standing at many colleges.
Associate Degree: Granted upon the completion of a gram of at least two years but less than four years of full-time equivalent college work, requires a completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Audit: To take a course without credit. Student is not required to take an exam nor submit work for review.
Award Letter: Notification of financial aid award, lists the types and amounts of aid the student is eligible for.
Bachelor's Degree: Undergraduate degree offered by four-year colleges and universities, complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.
Bursar: The administrator responsible for billings and collections of tuition and fees.
Challenge Examinations: Examinations offered by a college that are prepared in specific subjects by its own faculty members and that enable students to earn credits by passing the examination instead of attending class sessions.
CLEP (College-Level Examination Program): CLEP consists of a series of examinations in 33 areas that test an individual's college-level knowledge gained through life experiences. Many colleges grant credit to students who meet a score identified by the institution.
Closed Sections: A section or course that has been filled to capacity; no further registrations will be accepted without signed permission by the instructor.
Commuter: A commuter is a student who lives off-campus and drives to class, or commutes
Co-requisite Course: Students can enroll in both courses, simultaneously, within the same term or could have already completed the course in a previous term, to meet the requisite.
Credit Hours: Courses taken in college are measured in terms of credit hours. To earn one credit hour, a student must attend a class for one classroom hour (usually 50 minutes) per week for the whole semester (usually 16 weeks). Classes are offered in 1 - 5 credit hour increments, and sometimes larger amounts.
Curriculum: A curriculum is composed of those classes prescribed or outlined by an institution for completion of a program of study leading to a degree or certificate.
Cumulative Exam: An exam that covers information covered throughout the entire term of the course.
Dean's List: The published list of undergraduate students who have achieved an honors grade average (3.5 or higher) for the semester.
Degree Requirements: Those requirements prescribed by other institutions for completion of a program of study are generally termed degree requirements. Requirements may include a minimum number of hours, required GPA, prerequisite and elective courses within the specified major, and/or minor areas of study.
Drop and Add: Students are generally permitted to drop courses from their class schedules and/or add other courses. Colleges allow varying lengths of time for students to add and drop classes. The college catalog or class schedule should note the correct procedures.
Expected Family Contribution (EFC): Amount determined by a formula a student and family are expected to contribute toward the student's education, EFC is used to determine student's financial need and aid eligibility
FA: A student receives an FA on their transcript when they fail to attend a specified number of sessions for a course.
FASFA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the only application used by the federal government to award federal student financial aid. www.fasfa.ed.gov
Fees: Additional charges not included in the tuition
Financial Aid: Made available from grants, scholarships, loans, Tennessee lottery tuition assistance and part-time employment from federal, state, institutional, and private sources, awards from these programs may be combined in an award package to meet the cost of education
Full-time enrollment/Part-time enrollment: Full-time student is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours a semester; part-time student is enrolled in less than 12 credit hours
Grade Point Average (GPA): Equivalent of student's average for curriculum course work, found by adding the total grade point values for all courses and dividing by the total number of credits attempted during the same time
Humanities Courses: Humanities courses are classes covering subjects such as literature, philosophy, and the fine arts. Most undergraduate degrees require a certain number of humanities credit hours.
Hybrid classes: One that combines online learning and face-to-face instruction
Interdisciplinary Course: Those which deal with two or more academic subjects/disciplines (i.e., psychology and education).
Major: Student's chosen field of student, usually requires the successful completion of a specified number of credit hours
Mid-Term Exams (Midterms): During the middle of each semester, instructors may give mid-term exams that test students on the material covered during the first half of the semester. Some classes have only two tests, a midterm and a final.
Minor: Designated as a specific number of credit hours in a secondary field of study.
MWF: Courses that meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Online classes (W): Meet via computer, through an online learning management system
Permanent Record: The card on which the Registrar lists all of a student's courses, semester hours credited, grades, status, and certain personal information.
Pre-requisite Courses: A pre-requisite course is a course taken in preparation for another course. For example, Accounting 1 is a pre-requisite for Accounting 2.
Registrar: The college administrator responsible for supervising course enrollment, academic recording, and certification.
TR: Classes that meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
Tuition: Amount paid for each credit hour of enrollment, fees, and books. This does not include room and board.
Verification: Process required by federal regulations used to validate the accuracy of information and data reported on the FAFSA and/or for resolving conflicting information in a student's financial aid record.
Withdrawal: Students may withdraw from courses during a semester, but there are established procedures for doing so.
If your schedule was dropped, you MUST register again before talking to Financial Aid. Once you've re-registered for your classes, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 931-221-7907, or feel free to swing by the Ellington Building to see them in person.
Are you unsure if you've turned everything in and met the requirements to not be purged? Check your readiness checklist in your Student OneStop to see if you're missing anything.
Students have many different options when it comes to food, whether it's choosing the right meal plan or deciding on which coffee spot to hit, Dining Services has everyone covered.
STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS: Are required to provide proof of immunization against meningitis. Shot records can be sent to APSU Health Services P.O. Box 4655 Clarksville, TN 37044 or fax to (931) 221-7388.
ALL INCOMING STUDENTS: Must submit forms regarding MMR, Hepatitis, and Chicken Pox. These records can be sent to APSU Health Services P.O. Box 4655 Clarksville, TN 37044 or fax to (931) 221-7388.
Want to know if you can pay rent in installments, who your roommate is, or what to bring on the big day? Follow us to the Housing page for answers to all of your questions and concerns, or contact the Housing/Residence Life & Dinning Services office at (931) 221-7444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the benefits of living on campus!
- You'll be five minutes from class, sporting events, the library, concerts and everything else happening at The Peay
- FREE use of laundry rooms
- FREE Cable TV Listings
- FREE High-Speed Internet (Wi-Fi in all rooms)
- FREE Peay Pickup Services (around campus and Clarksville)
- Students who live on campus tend to make better grades
- Your friends will be steps away
- Resident Assistants on call 7pm-8am daily
- Campus police on patrol 24/7
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- Summer II - 4 weeks (July - August)
- Fall first session (session A) - 8 weeks (August - October)
- Fall second session (session B) - 8 weeks (October - December)
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- Spring first session (session A) - 8 weeks (January - March)
- Spring second session (session B) - 8 weeks (March - May)
- Spring full semester - 16 weeks (January - May)
- Summer III - 8 weeks (May - July)
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