Adult Professional Studies Admission

Mr. Thomas Josh Fee, Director

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

Students in the APS programs are subject to all Academic Policies unless the policy is specifically labeled for actions and requirements unique to particular programs.



Asbury University has a rolling admission policy.  Applications for admission are accepted throughout the calendar year.  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.  Applications are accepted for the fall or spring semesters.



To obtain application materials and information go to

Email the APS Admissions Office:

Or Phone: (859) 858-3511 ext. 2600  

Completed admissions materials may be mailed to:

Adult Professional Studies
Corbitt Hall
Asbury University
One Macklem Drive
Wilmore, Kentucky 40390


Admissions Requirements

1. Student must be 23 years or older.

2. Have completed a minimum of 12 semester credit hours with a grade C or better average from an accredited institution of higher learning or have credit for prior learning that is equivalent. 

3. Students who have not attended college full-time since high school graduation will be considered new freshmen regardless of age, and are required to provide an official high school transcript or GED certificate. 

4.  Applicants must request each college or university previously attended to send an official transcript directly by mail or official electronic transfer to Asbury University, attn.: Adult Professional Studies Program.  Hand carried, faxed, or emailed transcripts are not acceptable.

NOTE: No more than 60 semester hours of credit can be transferred in from a two-year college and any other outside credit sources.  Students may transfer an additional 15 credits from a four-year college or university. Limit for total outside credit from all sources combined is 60 credits; 75 total credits allowed only for additional credit from a four year college. 

All students need to be aware that the Bachelor’s degree requires a total 124.0 completed credits. 

5.  Students with military service training must request an official copy of their (ACE) military transcript be sent directly to Asbury University same as college transcripts.  Limit for outside credit from all sources combined is 60 credits; 75 credits allowed for credit from a four year college only. 

6.  Students wishing to apply for Credit for Prior Learning must provide during the admissions process preliminary documentation to verify they have sufficient prior learning to begin the CPL portfolio process for credit. (See Admission Counselor for assistance.)  Limit for outside credit from all sources combined is 60 credits; 75 credits allowed for credit from a four year college only. 

7. Completed Application form.

8. Two satisfactory references--one from current or previous employer and one personal (non-family) reference.

9.  Character and Fitness form required for Elementary Education program applicants.


Admission Classification

  • A student who has not earned 12 semester hours of academic credit through a college or university as a full-time student post high school graduation must apply for admission as a new freshman. Students who have only CPL credit, military or other non-college credit will be classified as new freshmen.   These do not count as college transfer credit. 
  • A student who has earned at least 12 semester hours of academic credit at another college or university as a full-time student post high school graduation will apply for admission as a transfer student.
  • Students who are seeking education certification post-baccalaureate 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 a course from Asbury University may apply, completing the Special Status Application online at


Admission Decisions (See Undergraduate Admissions Decision, page 55 for details.)

1. Admitted in Good Standing

2. Provisional Admission

3. Denial

Applicants will be notified of the decision in writing.



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 any course work from all institutions attended since the last Asbury University 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. 


[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.]


2014-15 BULLETIN 08/11/2014