Academic Advising & Retention Center
Newly Accepted Students
Once accepted, you will receive an official notice from the University via mail.
For most Financial Aid, a FAFSA form is created. Click to complete to fill out a FAFSA form
Welcome, New Golden Rams! Congratulations on your acceptance to Albany State University! The first step in making your experience at ASU a rewarding one is to participate in the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP), a mandatory program for all incoming students and transfers to assist with your transition to ASU. You will learn important information about the university and all services we provide to promote your academic success, including Academic Advising, Career Services, Financial Aid, Student Activities, and Housing. (Please confirm your acceptance before registering for Orientation. The Orientation fee is non-refundable). We also offer Parent Orientation which gives families of incoming students an opportunity to interact with campus administrators and receive vital information to support their New Rams toward success.
Your RAM ID is generated once you are accepted to Albany State University. You can go to the Albany State University ID Lookup to retrieve your RAM ID. The RAM ID is used as a unique identifier for the campus community members.
Your Network ID is used to access campus computers, email, and more. Go to http://www.asurams.edu and click on myASU Menu. Login with your Network ID and password. If you are successful, you will be logged in to the myASU portal page. If you need assistance, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at or visit in person on the first floor of the James Pendergrast Memorial Library.
Remember that Albany State University will send all electronic communications to your ASU e-mail address. You can sign-in to your campus email account using your Network ID and password.
This online system is used to access your courses. It also provides you with an easy and secure method of accessing your Bosscars vehicle registration. Click here to access Banner Web.
If your device has both a WIRED and a WIRELESS connection, you will need to register BOTH connections separately. You will be asked to register your device the first time you connect to a wired connection AND the first time you connect to a wireless connection.
Go to the following site and register the mac address.
After doing so, you will then connect the device to the ‘OTHER’ network.
The Albany State University Office of Financial Aid will provide financial assistance to students and parents for the purpose of financing their education.
Download/Print the following checklist to learn more about the application process and what to do once you are awarded aid.
Contact Financial Aid to confirm all paper work has been received, ask questions, and determine your next step(s).
Please follow these steps: (Downloadable/Printable Instructions of How to view your Outstanding Requirements)
ALL UNSATISFIED requirements will show at the top portion of the screen.
To accept or decline your federal direct student loans: (Downloadable/Printable Instructions of How to Accept or Decline your Federal Direct Student Loan(s))
The federal Department of Education requires you to accept the Terms, Conditions, and Acceptable Usage Policy.
Please follow these steps: (Downloadable/Printable Instructions of the Terms, Conditions, and Acceptable Usage Policy)
The New Student Orientation staff has put together a list of things that you should bring when you pack for your NSOP session. Remember to think casual and comfortable when you are packing. You want to be comfortable during the sessions and evening activities. Do not bring any valuable possessions with you, because the NSOP Program is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen, or damaged
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