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It’s a Great Time to be a Hornet | Undergraduate Admission at ASU

Welcome to Hornet Nation! Whatever your dream might be, there is a place for you to pursue it at Alabama State University. As a diverse, student-centered Historically Black College or University (HBCU), we welcome students of all races to earn a top-notch education that extends beyond classrooms.

If you are looking to challenge yourself, take risks and make a difference by giving back to your community, you’ve come to the right place. In addition to our rich history and traditions, we offer academic excellence to meet any interest in nearly 50 degree program options. An undergraduate degree at ASU is affordable and accessible, and you’ll earn it in a close-knit, safe environment.

Choosing a college is an important decision and we are here to help. When you apply for undergraduate admission, the Alabama State admissions team will be ready to guide you through the process. From answering questions on admissions requirements to helping you plan a campus visit, we are ready to show you the path to your future. It all starts at ASU.

How to Apply for Undergraduate Admission to ASU

1 Complete the online application.

When you join our swarm, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere built on our proud, persevering history to create life-changing opportunities. At ASU, we’ll help you accumulate knowledge, foster critical thought and creativity, and develop professional competence and global citizenship. But you won’t be alone — expect to form meaningful relationships with faculty mentors and lifelong friendships among our campus community.

Take the first steps today to find your place in the ASU legacy.

2 Submit all necessary documents.

Completing the online application is only the first step in your journey to undergraduate admission at Alabama State University. Next, prepare to submit the following to the ASU Office of Admissions & Recruitment:

  • $30 application fee
  • Copy of your official high school transcript
  • ACT/SAT test scores

Ready to send or have more questions? Please contact us:

Office of Admissions & Recuitment | Alabama State University, P. O. Box 271, Mongomery, AL 36104

3 3 Apply for housing and financial aid.

ASU’s Department of Housing and Residence Life is excited to welcome you to live and learn as part of our safe and inclusive Hornet Nation community.

Cost is an important factor in seeking higher education, but we believe it should not be an obstacle. ASU’s Office of Financial Aid is committed to guiding you toward your best options for an affordable education.


MAY 10 Deadline for application, deposit, transcript and ACT/SAT scores for Summer 2022 enrollment.
JULY 30 Deadline for application, deposit, transcript and ACT/SAT scores for Fall 2022 enrollment.
OCT 1 ASU academic scholarship application opens for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 enrollment.

Admissions Requirements

Alabama State University welcomes beginning freshmen who are prepared to contribute to the University’s goals of academic excellence and those who want to work to become who they want to be. As a test-optional institution, you can decide whether to submit ACT/SAT scores with your college application.

Tier 1

Applicants who have earned a diploma from any high school or GED certificate and who meet the requirements in the sliding scale below will be fully admitted.

Tier I
2.00–2.49 18/940–970
2.50–2.99 17/900–930
3.00–3.49 16/860–890

Tier 2 & 3

Applicants who do not meet regular admission requirements may be admitted to ASU’s Tier II or Tier III Summer Bridge Program. This intensive six-week program is designed to assist incoming freshmen in building the foundation for a successful transition from high school to college.

Tier II
2.00–2.49 17/900–930
2.50–2.99 16/860–890
3.00–3.49 ANY SCORE
Tier III
2.00–2.49 15/810–850
2.50–2.99 14/760–890
2.70+ 13/720–750
2.1–2.39 NO TEST SCORE

Enrollment Checklist

  1. Complete FAFSA online (ASU School Code: 001005) 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


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 along with all required application documents.


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:

  • Complete the online application for undergraduate admission.
  • Send all of the following to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment:
    • $30 application fee
    • Completed Undergraduate Special Student Classification Form