Academic Support Services
Academic Support begins when students are admitted to APSU and continues until the goal of graduation is met.
Deliberate and intentional academic advising at Austin Peay State University guides students in making responsible academic and career choices, setting goals, and developing education plans to realize those goals. Effective advising fosters critical thinking and informed decision making which supports meaningful living in a global society.
Incoming Student Advisement. Academic Advising is an element of academic support that begins at the time of initial enrollment at APSU through graduation. During new student orientation undergraduate students meet with advisors to plan a schedule for their first semester.
Regular Academic Advising. Each semester students are expected to schedule an appointment with their assigned advisor(s) for the purpose of discussing academic progress and planning a schedule for the following semester. The role of advisors is to help students clarify goals, career options, courses of study, program requirements, and educational needs, and to identify University resources that support the student success. Faculty advisors interact with their advisees to assist students in coordinating educational experiences and in assessing student progress.
Learning Resource Center
Location: Marks Building, Room 124
Web Address: https://www.apsu.edu/lrc/
Peer tutoring, technology assistance (help with software), and Structured Learning Assistance are offered to currently enrolled students through the Learning Resource Center. Students may make appointments for tutoring by visiting the center in MX 124 or calling 931-221-6550.
Academic Alert is the web-based early alert system used to notify students of problems they may be having in class. Alerts are submitted by faculty members who are concerned that a student is in academic jeopardy due to issues such as poor class attendance, tardiness, lack of participation, incomplete assignments and/or poor performance on quizzes and tests. Academic Alerts are automatically sent when midterm grades are posted below a C or when students are issued an FA/FN. Students are referred to the office of Academic Recovery for consultation. Alerts are also submitted to academic advisors and APSU 1000 instructors.
Structured Learning Assistance
Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) provides support to students in challenging courses. Additionally, students who enter the university with an academic deficiency are required to enroll in enhanced sections of ENGL 1010 , ENGL 2330 , MATH 1010 , MATH 1530 , or MATH 1710 , depending on the support they need. SLA is also available for other courses, such as , , and PHYS 2010 . Students who are enrolled in enhanced courses participate in Structured Learning Assistance workshops one or two days a week. SLA Leaders who have demonstrated academic excellence conduct the workshops.
McReynolds, Room 102
Web Address: www.apsu.edu/advising/index.php
Student Success assists freshmen transition into college academic life. We currently oversee the following programs: Freshman Academic Advising, APSU 1000, Peer Leader program, and College Possible Success Coaches.
Morgan University Center, Room 210
Web Address: www.apsu.edu/careers
The Office of Career Services at Austin Peay State University assists students in connecting with local, regional, and national employers. Our mission is to assist undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni in making a successful transition from academia to the world of work by equipping them with the tools to take ownership of their professional and personal development for lifelong career satisfaction. As a part of this mission, we strive to provide access to career related services and meet students where they are in their career development needs. These services include resume, cover letter, and interview workshops; one-on-one career counseling; career assessments and interpretations; personal branding and salary negotiation practice; “What Can I Do With This Major?” major exploration, and many more. In addition, we offer Jobs4Govs which is APSU’s online job portal for all things job related. Jobs4Govs offers the latest full-time and part-time job postings, as well as, internships, co-ops, and opportunities for student employment (on-campus job opportunities). For more information and resources, please visit our website at www.apsu.edu/careers or call our office at 931.221.6544. 931.221.6544 or visit our website www.apsu.edu/careers for more information.
Ellington Building, Room 207
Web Address: www.apsu.edu/testing
The Testing Center offers a variety of assessments, including ACCUPLACER, ACT On Campus, CLEP, DSST, MAT, and TEAS; information about the National ACT is also available. Proctored exams for other universities may be scheduled at the center. Contact the Testing Center for more information or to schedule a testing session.
The Freshman Seminar exists to give you a safe place to be introduced to APSU and the campus resources that exist to help you success in your first year as an APSU student. Our goal is to introduce you to campus resources, opportunities, and experiences that allow for a smooth transition into life as an Austin Peay student and assist in navigating any challenges you may encounter.
Web address: https://www.apsu.edu/student-success/apsu1000/
APSU 1000 is an interdisciplinary course which provides students with a foundation for success. Emphasis is placed on student engagement, support services, library literacy, financial literacy, and academic planning. This course required for all first time freshman and students who enter APSU with fewer than 12 hours earned in a college/university setting after high school graduation but recommended for all new students. Students must register and remain enrolled in APSU 1000 until a grade of C is earned.
Web Address: https://www.apsu.edu/honors
An introduction to university life in its many facets, including but not confined to, critical reading skills, deep familiarity with library resources, a broad familiarity with the various departments (academic and administrative) of the university, expectations and responsibilities of university life, the history of Austin Peay State University.
Web Address: https://www.apsu.edu/pelp/apply
An introduction to university life in general and to leadership in particular. Students will work toward a definition of leadership, they will study examples of good and bad leadership, and they will work toward uncovering their particular qualities of leadership.
Admitted students are invited to campus to meet with a faculty member for academic advising and to enroll in classes. Students are introduced to University expectations, services, and campus resources http://www.apsu.edu/welcome/.
New Student Orientation (All Freshmen)
This program is a 2 1/2 day program beginning with Freshmen convocation which precedes the beginning of classes and begins with Freshmen convocation. All freshmen are required to participate; transfer students must participate if they enter with fewer than 12 credit hours (university level). The focus of the activities is to teach students how to use the services available to them, to complete any testing requirements, and to complete other orientation activities that are a part of APSU 1000 . Normally the orientation will be held on Friday and Saturday before the first day of classes.