New Rams Checklist

Admission First Steps

Welcome to the RAM Family

Step 1: Look for your asu email account

ASU Email is the University’s email system, and all official ASU correspondence will be sent to this account going forward.   You will receive an email within 48 hours of receiving your Admission Acceptance titled, “ASU Account Information – Please Keep” sent to the email address you provided on your application for admission.  This email will include information on changing your password information. 

If you haven’t received the ASU IT account email in your inbox, please look in your spam folder.  Contact the ASU Help Desk at 229.500.HELP(4357) if you do not see the email at all.



  • STEP 2: Apply for Federal Financial aid, hope & state aid programs

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov as soon as possible. Important deadline dates for each semester can be found here. The Federal School Code is 001544.

If you are a Georgia resident and are applying ONLY for the HOPE or other state aid programs, you must establish an account with Georgia Student Finance Commission at www.gafutures.org. You may then apply for the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarships by completing a GSFAPPS.  The GSFAPPS is found on www.gafutures.org website by selecting the “Hope & State Programs” tab and selecting “State Aid Applications.”

Use your Financial Aid Checklist link below for instructions on how to monitor your financial aid status and ensure that no additional items are needed for processing.

Step 3: Complete your intent to enroll

The Intent to Enroll lets us know that you have selected Albany State University as your college choice, you plan to attend New Student Orientation, and you plan to register for classes in the Fall. 

  • Step 4: Register for new student orientation

New Student Orientation for on campus students includes two portions:  1) Ram Ready! online modules to educate you on the ASU experience and 2) an on-campus introduction to the ASU campus. 

After you have completed your Intent to Enroll and Ram Ready! online modules, you will be contacted by Academic Advising via your ASU email to schedule your registration appointment.


Step 5: Complete focus 2 career

Selecting a major can be a tough process, especially if you are not quite sure about the best careers for you.  Focus 2 Career assessments assist you in aligning your talents and interests with your major and career path.   It takes less than 20 minutes to register and complete the career assessments on your mobile phone.  The results are available immediately or you can speak with Career Services staff to understand your results.   Start with the Focus 2 Career Student Guide for instructions before moving forward. 

Summer Success Academy is a 6-week program to prepare students for the ASU experience during the Summer semester.  Students live together in one residence hall, attend classes as a cohort, and participate in field trips, activities, and speaker forums.  Participants earn 7-9 credit hours toward graduation.  This is a great opportunity for students to get a head start on their ASU experience! 

First-time students must be accepted and registered for at least 12 credit hours prior to applying for campus housing (see steps 4-6).  There is a $50 non-refundable housing application fee. Meal plans are required for students who live on campus.  More information on meal plan options can be found at here.

Please complete these requirements prior to coming to campus for New Student Orientation:

Understand Your Online Student Account Billing and Payment System

  • Your student account is a record of all charges for tuition, fees, and other items associated with a student’s education, as well as any payments and credits. By accepting ASU’s offer of admission and enrolling in classes, each student accepts responsibility for paying all debts to the University for which they are liable. You need your email username and password to access

Check Your Balance and Set Up a Payment Plan (After Registering for Classes and Applying for Housing)

  • If any portion of your charges are not covered by financial aid or you want to make college more affordable by paying tuition and fees over time, you can set up a payment plan up to the maximum of $5500. There is no interest, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll! Login to your Banner Web, select “Student Services and Financial Aid,” then “Student Account Information,” then “Set up NelNet Payment Plan.”  For questions about a payment plan, call 800-609-8056.

Submit Verification of Lawful Presence:

  • A student’s eligibility for in-state tuition must be verified before that student is designated as eligible. Go to the Admissions page and scroll down to the Verification of Lawful Presence section to review eligible documents.
  • Submit documents by email admissions@asurams.edu (please include your RAM ID and a current contact number on each document) or by mail to Albany State University, Office of Admissions, 2400 Gillionville Rd., Albany GA 31721. Please allow 24 hours after documents are received for any registration hold to be resolved.

Submit a “Certificate of Immunization.”

  • Go to Student Health Services to review the immunization requirements for admission and download the appropriate forms.
  • Submit documents by email admissions@asurams.edu (please include your RAM ID and a current contact number on each document) or by mail to Albany State University, Office of Admissions, 2400 Gillionville Rd., Albany GA 31721. Please allow 24 hours after documents are received for any registration hold to be resolved.

Submit Final High School Transcripts (by July 1):

      • Final high school transcripts (with your graduation date included) are required to establish that you have graduated from high school and to disburse financial aid.
      • GA residents can log in their GAFutures account at  www.gafutures.org to send transcripts to Albany State University.
      • All others should contact their high school guidance office or county school board office to request final transcripts.

Complete PART 1 of “AlcoholEdu” course online (available August 1) via EVERFI

  • Part 1 of this training will be available August 1
  • Part 2 of this training can be accessed 30 days after completion of Part 1.

Complete PART 1 of “Sexual Assault Prevention” course online (available August 1) via EVERFI

  • Part 1 of this training will be available August 1
  • Part 2 of this training can be accessed 30 days after completion of Part 1.

Campus Services You May Need

Did you have an IEP, 504 Plan, or any accommodations in high school or your former institution?  Please contact Accessibility Services at 229.500.2013 to provide documentation and discuss how the process works at ASU.


From application to graduation, the Office of Military and Adult Education promotes college completion for adult learners and military-connected students by providing student support services that enhance and complement the academic experience


Learn about the resources that ASU provides to help students get a great start, balance college and work life, engage in campus resources, and develop the critical skills necessary for success in the classroom.


If you are planning to park a car on campus, you must register and pay online for an ASU parking permit. Parking is limited, and permits are assigned on a priority system. Follow the instructions outlined in the Parking Guide.


We invite you to visit our vibrant campus community! These optional New RAM visitation tours are for admitted students still in the process of making their college decision and want to know more about ASU.