Adult Professional Studies Admission

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.



Asbury University has a rolling admission policy.  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. 



For Application process and information and to apply online 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.

5.Completed Application form.

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

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

[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.]

Admission Classification

  • A student who has not attended a college or university as a full-time student post high school graduation must apply for admission as a new freshman.  Credit from CPLt, 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 or GED is required.] 
  • 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 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



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 


Admission Decisions (See Undergraduate Admissions Decision for details.)

1. Admitted in Good Standing

2. Provisional Admission

3. Denial

Applicants will be notified of the decision in writing.


2015-16 BULLETIN 07/30/2015