Steps to Enrollment


Whether you plan to take classes in the evening at our beautiful Anderson campus, the University Center in Greenville, or take classes online from home, here is the information you need to get started on your way to earning a highly-respected college degree


Once you've been accepted, there are some steps to take in order to get started and chart your course toward the degree you are seeking. You'll also want to take advantage of any financial aid possible help in process.

How to Apply

Congratulations on your decision to complete your college degree! We've provided a simple online application that will help you get started. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact us. Here's are some things to keep in mind as you begin your journey with us

Starting college for the first time

  1. First time college students must submit an official copy of their high school or GED transcript (GED score of 2500 or better).
  2. Contact the Evening Programs office at AU to schedule a time to write an essay and to take the math placement test. (The essay is required of students who have not completed English Composition 1)

Transferring previous college work

  1. If you are transferring 24 or more credit hours, you are not required to provide a high school or GED transcript
  2. If you have less than 24 credit hours, you will need a copy of your high school or GED transcript
  3. If you have completed English Composition 1 and earned a "C" or better, you do not need to complete an essay
  4. If you have not had math within the past 5 years or you have not had a math course comparable to the math required for your intended major, we recommend that you take the COMPASS math placement test. This test will help us place you in the appropriate math course for your major. If you are planning to take courses here at our campus, you can take this test in our Evening Programs office. If you are an online student, you can take the course at your nearest technical or community college and have your score sent to us.
  5. If you have attended more than one college, we need transcripts from each institution you attended

Admission under special circumstances

In some cases, students are admitted conditionally (GPA under 2.0). Those students must complete an additional "special circumstance" application. If accepted, those students must maintain a 2.0 GPA over the next two terms of enrollment.


Once you are accepted to our program, take the simple steps to enroll so that we can communicate with you, answer any questions, and keep you informed about important dates as you begin your journey toward your degree!

  1. You will be assigned a student identification number
  2. You will be assigned an Anderson University email account which will be the primary means by which we communicate with you
  3. Transfer Students - your official transcripts are sent to the Office of the Registrar for your final transfer evaluation. You'll be contacted by the office once the evaluation is complete at your Anderson University email address. You'll be assigned an advisor at this point to help you shape the best path to your degree

Financial Aid

  1. The first and most important step to obtaining financial aid is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Visit to complete the application. The code for Anderson University is 003418
  2. Next, visit to complete the Master Promisory Note and follow the simple steps on the site for Entrance Counseling for Anderson University
  3. The notification of your aid will be sent to you via your Anderson University email address by the financial aid office once you are accepted and registered for classes