May 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Admissions APS Undergraduates Online

APS Admissions Requirements     APS Costs   

The mission of the Online Student Programs (APS) online degree program is to provide a quality academic program, within a Christian context, that equips nontraditional students to professional excellence in their chosen field. The APS Program prepares students for leadership and service to others, cultivates attitudes of lifelong learning, and fosters spiritual development.

Online Student Programs (APS) Undergraduate Programs:

Leadership & Ministry, B.S.   Instructional Design, B.S.  
Social Work, B.S.   Instructional Design for Health Professions, B.S.  
Business Management, B.S.   Health Promotion & Wellness, B.S.  
Elementary Education Grades P - 5, B.S.   Public Health, B.S.  
Digital Content Creation, B.S.   Health Communication, B.S.  
  or Associate of Science Degree (Liberal Arts)  

APS Advising Center

The APS Advising Center provides a contact point and is an additional resource for adult learners in the APS program. Students Email:

See Academic Resources for All Students  for more academic support and resource contacts.

Official Communication Through Asbury University Email Account

Asbury email is the official means of communication between students, office representatives, and faculty at Asbury University. An Asbury email account will be created for all students. The required log in identifies communications as being from the student. Students are responsible for reviewing and responding to emails in a timely manner. Students should pay close attention to email from the representatives of the offices of Registrar, Financial Aid, or Student Accounts; these are often time sensitive.

See the Asbury Student Community  for interactions and campus opportunities. Information regarding Community Expectations for students enrolled in Online Student Programs (APS) can be found on the Adult & Online Learning website

Online Student Programs (APS) Tuition per Semester

2022-2023 $399 Per Credit Hour

^See Financial Information - Undergraduates  for General Student Fees and Course Fees that may apply.

APS Admissions Requirements

  1. Completed Application for Admissions
  2. Two satisfactory non-family references
  3. Character and Fitness form (Elementary Education program applicants only)
  4. Official, final transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and universities must be sent by mail or official electronic transfer to Asbury University, attn.: Adult Professional Studies Program. Hand carried, faxed, or emailed transcripts are not acceptable.
  5. Students who have completed less than 12 transferable semester hours of academic credit from an accredited college or university are also required to provide an official, final high school transcript, official GED certificate, or copy of high school diploma.

[ALL TRANSCRIPTS, whether high school or university, must be sent directly from that institution to the Admissions Office of Asbury University. Hand-carried transcripts may be used for evaluation only. They are NOT acceptable as final, official transcripts.]

[The APS program is designed primarily for nontraditional students, typically 23 years or older. Students who are younger than 23 years old and who need online course delivery will be considered for admission and may apply.]

  • A student who has completed less than 12 transferable semester hours of academic credit will be considered for admission as a first-time freshman. Credit from credit for prior learning, military or other non-college sources does not count as college attendance. Students with these credits only will still apply as new freshmen. [A high school transcript, GED, or high school diploma is required.]
  • A student who has earned at least 12 transferable semester hours of academic credit at another college or university will be considered for admission as a transfer student.
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree who are seeking elementary education certification follow the same application process as transfer students.
  • Students who are not seeking a degree, or who are enrolled in another institution, but wish to take an undergraduate online course from Asbury University may apply, completing the Special Status Application online at

When to Apply

Asbury University has a rolling admission policy, meaning applications for admission are accepted throughout the calendar year. Applications are accepted for start of the fall or spring semesters. Students are encouraged to apply for admission at the earliest possible date. An early application for admission provides optimal opportunity for financial aid awards and course selection.

To obtain application materials and information go to
Email the APS Admissions Office:
Phone: (859) 858-5774


Former Asbury University students who have withdrawn from the University or in any way failed to maintain continuous enrollment must apply for re-admission. Students applying for re-admission must submit:

  1. A completed Asbury University Application for Re-admission
  2. An official transcript of all course work from all institutions attended since the last Asbury enrollment.

To be re-admitted, an applicant must be in good standing academically, socially and financially at Asbury University. An applicant not in good standing in one or more of these categories will be referred to the Admissions Review Committee for consideration.

Readmission is not automatically granted. In the event a former student is not readmitted, the university will provide the reason(s) in writing.

NOTE: Students who withdraw or become inactive must reenroll within two years of the last term attended to continue on the same year catalog degree requirements. Students who reenroll after the two years become subject to all catalog degree requirements in place at the time of reenrollment. 

ALSO, returning students may not reenroll in a degree program or major that has been discontinued. Returning students in such programs must declare a current active program or major at the time of readmission.

Admission Decisions

When a candidate has completed the application process, one of the following decisions will be made:

  • Admission in Good Standing
  • Provisional Admission. In some cases, students will be given provisional admission based on self-reported information or unofficial documents pending receipt of official documentation to complete their application file. Students will be required to submit all outstanding official documentation prior to the term in which they intend to enroll. If all official documentation arrives prior to the start of the term, the student will be granted admission in good standing. If all official documentation fails to arrive before the start of the term, students will not be allowed to register for that term and will be considered for admission during the next enrollment period.
  • Denied Admission. Asbury University reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant when that decision is determined to be in the best interest of the student or the institution. An applicant who has been denied admission has the right to appeal that decision in writing to the Admissions Review Committee provided the applicant can present relevant additional information in support of his or her application.
  • Applicants will be notified of the decision in writing.