Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What majors, minors and emphases are offered at Asbury?
We offer more than 50 majors and 30 minors in our undergraduate program.
Q. Does Asbury grant credit for Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, and International Baccalaureate (IB)?
Yes, Asbury grants credit for Advanced Placement (AP), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB). Students should have official AP, CLEP, and/or IB scores sent directly to the Office of the Admissions.
Q. How much does Asbury cost?
Costs for the 2013-2014 academic year for tuition and fees ($25,854) and room and board ($5,962) are estimated to total approximately $32,000.
At Asbury, we recognize that attending a private, Christian liberal arts university can involve a significant financial commitment. Consequently, we view the financial aid process as a partnership between the institution and the family, and we are committed to help make your enrollment at Asbury financially feasible. In any given year, more than 90% of incoming students receive institutional financial aid of some kind.
Q. Do you have academic scholarships?
Asbury has a variety of academic scholarships ranging from 15% to 100% of tuition. Eligibility for these scholarships is determined by a combination of criteria including high school GPA, class rank, and ACT or SAT scores.
Q. Are transfer students eligible for academic scholarships?
Transfer students whose high school performance meets the necessary GPA, class rank, and SAT or ACT score requirements and who have maintained the required college GPA to renew the scholarship are eligible for an academic scholarship. In order to receive this scholarship, an official high school transcript and official test scores must be submitted in addition to the college transcript.
Q. Do you have music scholarships?
Yes, the Music Department awards scholarships to students who exhibit outstanding musical performance ability. Scholarships are available for students wishing to major or minor in music as well as non-majors. To be considered, students must meet the requirements for admission and complete an audition with the Music Department.
Q. Do you have athletic scholarships?
Yes, the Athletic Department awards scholarships to students who demonstrate a potential to significantly contribute to the athletic program of the University. To qualify, students must meet regular admission standards and NAIA requirements. Interested students are encouraged to contact the coach of the sport(s) in which they are interested.
Q. What intercollegiate sports do you have?
Asbury offers eleven sports teams: baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, and volleyball.
Q. What other types of financial aid are available?
Asbury participates in a number of scholarship and grant programs at both the federal and state level, including the Kentucky KEES program. We offer scholarships to students whose parent is an Asbury alumnus and students whose parent is in full-time, paid Christian ministry. We also have a competitive scholarship for U.S. ethnic students, a Church Match program, work-study opportunities and more.
Q. Does Asbury offer different payment plan options?
Yes, there are three payment plan options available for students at Asbury: a Payment in Full, Five-Month and Deferred payment plans. Each payment cycle is broken down per-semester.
Q. What are your admissions requirements?
The requirements for admission in good standing for incoming freshmen are a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale and a SAT combined score of 1020 (Math and Verbal sections only) or an ACT composite score of 22. For transfer students, admission in good standing requires a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in 30 or more semester hours from an accredited college or university. Students who fall below one or more of these specific criteria can still be admitted on a conditional basis and are encouraged to apply.
Q. What is Asbury University's application deadline?
Asbury operates on a rolling admissions policy and applications for admission are accepted throughout the calendar year. While there are no specific application deadlines, students are encouraged to apply at the earliest possible date. Applying early provides the best opportunity for financial aid and housing. High school students are encouraged to apply in the fall of their senior year and may apply as early as their junior year.
Q. Does Asbury have a specific denominational affiliation?
No, Asbury is a non-denominational Christian liberal arts university with a Wesleyan-Holiness heritage. We do not receive funding or have ties to any specific denomination or church group. Our students come from more than 30 denominational and church backgrounds, including United Methodist, Baptist, Independent/Community, Christian, Free Methodist, Salvation Army and the Christian & Missionary Alliance.
Q. Does Asbury have a computer purchase program?
Yes, as a student of Asbury University you can receive a discount when purchasing a computer from Dell and Apple.
Q. Can I request a specific residence hall and/or roommate?
Yes, housing assignments are made using the Roommate Selector Form. To request a specific residence hall and/or roommate, simply include your preference in the space provided on the roommate selector form. If you do not request a specific person to be your roommate, our residence life staff will use the information on the roommate selector form to match you with a compatible roommate while honoring your residence hall preference. Housing assignments are made on a first-request basis to all new students who have paid the $200 Pre-Tuition Deposit.
Q. When will I receive my housing assignment?
Students who have submitted their $200 Pre-Tuition Deposit can expect to receive their housing assignment in mid-July.
Q. What is provided in a dorm room?
Each room in both the men’s and women’s residence halls is equipped with heating and air conditioning, cable television, telephone service and high-speed internet. Rooms also include a loftable bed, dresser, desk, chair, and closet for each resident.
Q. What kinds of job opportunities are available for students on campus?
There are numerous opportunities for students to work on campus and earn extra money to pay for personal expenses throughout the year. Students who qualify for work-study can work up to twenty (20) hours per week and receive a paycheck every two weeks. Work-study students are employed in many departments and offices across the campus, including the Library, the Cafeteria, the University Bookstore, the Student Center, the Campus Post Office, the Luce Physical Activities Center and many more. There are also scholarship and stipend positions available in Residence Life, Student Government, Admissions, the Asburian (yearbook) and the Collegian (campus newspaper), just to name a few.
Q. Does Asbury have study abroad and/or off campus programs?
Yes, Asbury has more than 20 off-campus or study abroad programs available for students. Some of the more popular programs include the Latin American Studies Program, spending a summer or semester at Oxford, studying for a semester in Spain, and interning with major film production studios at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. Asbury is also the only college or university in the country to offer a competitive paid internship program through which students help broadcast the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Our newest program is a Scholarly Semester in Paris. This is open to all majors.
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