Dec 02, 2022  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Appendix A: High School Units That Meet Tennessee Board Of Regents Admissions Requirements

English - 4 units required  
Courses Fulfilling Requirements Courses Not Fulfilling Requirements
English I, II, III, IV Business Communication
Applied Communication1 Journalism


Foreign Language - 2 units required  
Courses Fulfilling Requirements  Courses Not Fulfilling Requirements
(must be in the same language)  
French Computer Language
German American Sign Language
Other Languages  


Natural/Physical Sciences - 2 units required (1 unit MUST be from group A; must be 1 year units)
Courses Fulfilling Requirements Courses Not Fulfilling Requirements
At least 1 unit MUST be from Group A  
Group A Group B  
Biology I, II Anatomy and Physiology
Environmental Science (Non-AP)
Biology for Technology Ecology Life Science
Chemistry I, II Environmental Science (AP)  
Earth Science Geology  
Principles of Technology I, II Nutrition Science  
Physics Physical Science  


Mathematics - 3 units required (2 units of algebra required and 1 additional unit)
Courses Fulfilling Requirements Courses Not Fulfilling Requirements
Algebra I Accounting I, II, III
Technical Algebra Applied Mathematics I, II
Calculus, Precalculus Arithmetic, Business Math
Algebra II, Geometry Computer Technology
Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry Pre-Algebra, Competency Math
Technical Geometry Foundations I, II
Statistics Math for Technology
Discrete Math with Probability  
Mathematics - 3 units required - Integrated Math Sequence 
Integrated Math I, II, III  


Social Studies - 1 unit required (*fulfills requirements for graduates prior to 1993)
Courses Fulfilling Requirements Courses Not Fulfilling Requirements
Ancient History Anthropology*
European History Civics*
Modern History Contemporary Issues*
World History Economics*
World Geography Psychology*
Sociology* US Gov*


U.S. History - 1 unit required
Courses Fulfilling Requirements  
U.S. History  


Visual/Performing Arts - 1 unit required
Required for graduates in 1993 and after  
Courses Fulfilling Requirements Courses Not Fulfilling Requirements
Vocal or Instrumental Music Physical Education
General Music or Music Theory Industrial Arts
Theatre Arts (Drama) Drafting
Art or Music History Public Speaking (Speech)
Visual Arts or Art Commercial Art
Dance I, II, III, IV  

Tennessee High School Courses Which Meet the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of Regents University Admissions Requirements

TBR Unit Requirements High School Courses No Longer Offered BUT Still Meeting Admission Requirements
Mathematics Math IV (1 unit)
  Pre-Calculus (1/2 - 1 unit)
  Probability & Statistics (1/2 credit)
  Trigonometry (1/2 unit)
  Unified Geometry (1 unit)
Natural/Physical Sciences Ecology and Conservation of Natural Resources
  General Science

Appendix B: Means For Removing High School Unit Deficiencies

The following guidelines apply to students entering APSU with high school deficiencies:

  • high school unit deficiencies will continue to be met with core courses used to satisfy the general education core;
  • foreign language deficiencies will only be addressed when the student’s major/degree require unit(s) of foreign language;
  • students will still be required to satisfy the U. S. History requirement outlined by TCA 49-7-110.

Appendix C: Regulations For Classifying Students In-State Or Out-Of-State For The Purpose Of Paying Fees And Tuition

The following are admissions policies for Austin Peay State University. These policies are in accordance with TBR Policy 3:05:01:00.


  1. Admission of Non-Tennessee Residents
    Applicants who are residents of states other than Tennessee are subject to the same admission requirements as in-state applicants.
  2. Residency Classification
    1. Intent
      It is the intent that the public institutions of higher education in the state of Tennessee shall apply uniform rules, as described in these regulations and not otherwise, in determining whether students shall be classified “in-state” or “out-of-state” for fees and tuition purposes and for admissions purposes.
    2. Definitions
      Wherever used in these regulations:
      1. “Public Higher Education Institution” shall mean a university or community college supported by appropriations made by the legislature of this state.
      2. “Residence” shall mean continuous physical presence and maintenance of a dwelling place within this state, provided that absence from the state for short periods of time shall not affect the establishment of a residence.
      3. “Domicile” shall mean a person’s true, fixed, and permanent home and place of habitation; it’s the place where he or she intends to remain and to which he or she expects to return when he or she leaves without intending to establish a new domicile elsewhere. Undocumented aliens cannot establish domicile in Tennessee, regardless of length of residence in Tennessee.
      4. “Emancipated person” shall mean a person who has attained the age of eighteen years and whose parents have entirely surrendered the right to the care, custody, and earnings of such person and who no longer are under any legal obligation to support or maintain such deemed “emancipated person.”
      5. “Parent” shall mean a person’s father or mother. If there is a non-parental guardian or legal custodian of an unemancipated person, then “parent” shall mean such guardian or legal custodian, provided that there are not circumstances indicating that such guardianship or custodianship was created primarily for the purpose of confirming the status of an in-state student on such unemancipated person.
      6. “Continuous enrollment” shall mean enrollment at a public higher educational institution or institutions of this state as a full-time student, as such term is defined by the governing body of said public higher educational institution or institutions, for a normal academic year or years or the appropriate portion or portions thereof since the beginning of the period for which continuous enrollment is claimed. Such person need not enroll in summer sessions or other such intersessions beyond the normal academic year in order that his or her enrollment be deemed continuous, notwithstanding lapses in enrollment occasioned solely by the scheduling of the commencement and/or termination of the academic years, or appropriate portion thereof, of the public higher educational institutions in which such person enrolls.
    3. Rules for Determination of Status
      1. Every person having his or her domicile in this state shall be classified “in-state” for fee and tuition purposes and for admission purposes.
      2. Every person not having his or her domicile in this state shall be classified “out-of-state” for said purposes.
      3. The domicile of an unemancipated person is that of his or her parent. Unemancipated students of divorced parents shall be classified “in-state” when one parent, regardless of custodial status, is domiciled in Tennessee.
      4. The spouse of a student classified as “in-state” shall also be classified as “instate.”
    4. Out-of-State Students Who Are Not Required to Pay Out-of-State Tuition
      1. An unemancipated, currently enrolled student shall be reclassified out-of-state should his or her parents, having theretofore been domiciled in the state, remove from the state. However, such student shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition nor be treated as an out-of-state student for admission purposes, so long as his or her enrollment at the public higher educational institution or institutions shall be continuous.
      2. An unemancipated person whose parent is not domiciled in this state but is a member of the armed forces and stationed in this state or at Fort Campbell pursuant to military orders shall be classified out-of-state, but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. Such a person, while in continuous attendance toward the degree for which he or she is currently enrolled, shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition if his or her parent thereafter is transferred on military orders.
      3. A person whose domicile is in a county of another state lying immediately adjacent to Montgomery County or whose place of residence is within thirty (30) miles of Austin Peay State University shall be classified out-of-state, but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition at Austin Peay State University.
      4. Part-time students who are not domiciled in this state, but who are employed full-time in the state or who are stationed at Fort Campbell, KY pursuant to military orders, shall be classified out-of-state, but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. This shall apply to part-time students who are employed in the state by more than one employer, resulting in the equivalent of full-time employment.
      5. Military personnel and their spouses stationed in the state of Tennessee who would be classified out-of-state in accordance with other provisions of these regulations will be classified out-of-state, but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. This provision shall not apply to military personnel and their spouses who are stationed in this state primarily for educational purposes.
      6. Dependent children who qualify and are selected to receive a scholarship under the Dependent Children Scholarship Act (TCA 49-4-704) because their parent is a law enforcement officer, fireman, or emergency medical service technician who is killed or totally and permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of their employment shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition.
      7. Students who are selected to participate in the institution’s Honors program. This waiver is dependent on availability of funds.
      8. Active-duty military personnel who begin working on a college degree at a TBR institution while stationed in Tennessee or Ft. Campbell, KY, and who are transferred or deployed prior to completing their degrees, can continue to completion of the degrees at that same institution without being required to pay out-of-state tuition, as long as he/she completes at least one (1) course for credit each twelve (12) month period after the transfer or deployment. Exceptions may be made in cases where the service member is deployed to an area of armed conflict for periods exceeding twelve (12) months.
      9. Students who participate in a study abroad program, when the course or courses in the study abroad program is/are the only course(s) for which the student is registered during that term. This waiver is dependent on availability of funds.
      10. Students who are awarded tuition waiver scholarships for participation in bona fide campus performance based programs, according to established guidelines, shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. This waiver is dependent on availability of funds.
    5. Presumption
      Unless the contrary appears from clear and convincing evidence, it shall be presumed that an emancipated person does not acquire domicile in this state while enrolled as a full-time student at any public or private higher educational institution in this state, as such status is defined by such institution.
    6. Evidence to be Considered for Establishment of Domicile
      If a person asserts that he or she has established domicile in this state, he or she has the burden of proving that he or she has done so. Such a person is entitled to provide to the public higher education institution, by which he or she seeks to be classified or reclassified in-state, any and all evidence which he or she believes will sustain his or her burden of proof. Said institution will consider any and all evidence provided to it concerning such claim of domicile, but will not treat any particular type of item of such evidence as conclusive evidence that domicile has or has not been established.
    7. Process and Appeal Procedures
      The Admissions Clerk is responsible for initially classifying applicants for admission or readmission as either “in-state” or “out-of-state.” A decision by the Admissions Clerk may be appealed in writing to the residency classification officer in the Office of Admissions on an Application for Residency Classification form.
    8. Effective Date for Reclassification
      If a student classified out-of-state applies for in-state classification and is subsequently so classified, his or her “in-state” classification shall be effective as of the date on which reclassification was sought. However, out-of-state tuition will be charged for any semester during which reclassification is sought and obtained, unless application for reclassification is made on or before the last day of registration prior to classes.