Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Admissions APS Online Undergraduate Programs

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

Online Undergraduate Program (APS) Majors:

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

Online Undergraduate Program (APS) Advising Center

The Online Undergraduate Program (APS) Advising Center provides a contact point and is an additional resource for learners in the APS program. Students may email advisingcenter@asbury.edu for advising support.

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  page for interactions and campus opportunities. Information regarding Community Expectations for students enrolled in the Online Undergraduate Program (APS) can be found on Asbury’s website.

Online Undergraduate Program (APS) Tuition per Semester

2023-2024 $399 Per Credit Hour

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

Online Undergraduate (APS) Admissions Requirements

  1. Completed Application for Admissions www.asbury.edu/apply
  2. One satisfactory non-family reference
  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: Admissions. Hand carried, faxed, or emailed transcripts are not acceptable.
  5. Students who have completed less than 12 transferable semester hours of academic credit after high school 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 or transcripts delivered by the student may be used for evaluation only. They are NOT acceptable as final, official transcripts.]

  • A student who has completed less than 12 transferable semester hours of academic credit after high school 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 after high school 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 www.asbury.edu/apply.

When to Apply

Asbury University has a rolling admission policy, meaning applications for admission are accepted throughout the calendar year. Applications are accepted for multiple starts in fall, spring, or summer 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 www.asbury.edu/online
Email the Admissions Office: online@asbury.edu
Phone: (859) 858-5772


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 www.asbury.edu/apply
  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 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.