Welcome to the RAM Family

Step 1

Create Your ASU Ram ID Password and Profile *

Your ASU Network ID is a unique username used to access many University services, including applying for housing and logging into your new ASU email account. Soon after your ASU acceptance, we will send an email to the email address you provided on your application for admission. The email subject is “ASU Account Information – Please Keep”; please keep this message for future reference. If you haven’t already done so, click on the link in that email to set your Network ID password and create your profile. This email will also contain information regarding accessing BannerWeb, which you will use for academic-related tasks such as registering for class. If you do not receive this ASU Account email within 24 hours after your admission notification, please look in your spam folder or contact the ASU Help Desk at 229-430-4909.

Step 2

Create Your ASU Email Account For All Future Official ASU Correspondence *

You will receive an email titled, “ASU Account Information – Please Keep” sent to the email address you provided on your application for admission. ASU Email is the University’s email system, and all official ASU correspondence will be sent to this account going forward. Note: You must complete your RAM ID profile before you can access your RAM email. If you haven’t received the ASU Account email within 24 hours after your admission notification, please look in your spam folder or contact the ASU Help Desk at 229-430-4909.

Step 3

Submit Your ASU Housing Application and Meal Plan Selection *

First-year students that do not live within a 50 mile radius of campus are required to live on campus – home to 13 residence halls located across two campuses. Students may select their hall and roommate preferences through the My Housing Portal link at: https://myhousing.asurams.edu/StarRezPortal/. Students seeking housing must pay a $50 non-refundable housing application fee. First time students must be accepted and registered for 12 or more credit hours at ASU in order to live in housing. More information on meal plan options can be found at: https://www.asurams.edu/FiscalAffairs/auxiliary-services/dining/.

Step 4

Apply for Federal Financial Aid and/or Hope and Zell Miller Scholarships

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov  as soon as possible. Important deadline dates for each semester can be found at: https://www.asurams.edu/financial-aid-home/important-deadline-dates/. Our Federal School Code is 001544. If you are a Georgia resident and are applying ONLY for the HOPE/Zell Miller scholarships, 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 the www.gafutures.org website by selecting “Hope & State Programs” tab, and then selecting “State Aid Applications”.

 * Please be reminded that all enrolling students are required to notify ASU Admissions promptly of any changes to the information they submitted and to which they attested on their application for admissions.

Your Next Steps to Success

Register for New Student Orientation*

For most first-year students, attending one of the required Orientation sessions marks the tangible beginning of their ASU enrollment. There you will experience your first academic advising appointment and course registration. Equally important, Orientation introduces you to many other resources for making Albany, the Good Life City and the proud home of the ASU Rams, your new college home.

Complete the following steps BEFORE you attend Orientation:

  • Submit “Verification of Lawful Presence” documentation *
  • This documentation can be submitted via email to admissions@asurams.edu or by mailing to:
    Albany State University, Office of Admission, 2400 Gillionville Drive, Albany, GA 31707
  • Please allow 24 hours after your Lawful Presence documents are received and reviewed for any hold on your record to be satisfied.
  • Submit a “Certificate of Immunization” *
  • This documentation can be submitted via email to studenthealthservices@asurams.edu or by mailing to:
    Albany State University, Office of Student Health Services, 2400 Gillionville Drive, Albany, GA 31707
  • Submit FINAL high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions by July 1 *
  • You can do this by logging into your GAFutures account at www.gafutures.org or by contacting your high school and requesting they send a copy of your official transcript to ASU.
  • Complete PART 1 of ‘AlcoholEdu’ course online via EVERFI
  • Part 1 of this training will be available early August.
  • Part 2 of this training course is also required. This can be accessed 30 days after completion of Part 1.
  • Complete PART 1 of ‘Sexual Assault Prevention’ online via EVERFI
  • Part 1 of this training will be available early August.
  • Part 2 of this training course is also required. This can be accessed 30 days after completion of Part 1.

* Your ability to enroll and register for classes is contingent upon completion of these steps. Failure to comply may result in the cancellation of your offer of admissions.

Enrich Your Asu Experience With These Optional Steps

Schedule a Campus Tour

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.

Understand Your Online Student Account Billing And Payment System

You can view your student account via BannerWeb. Your student account is a record of all charges for tuition, fees, and other item’s 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 he or she is liable.

Set Up Payment A Plan

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! Log into your BannerWeb, select “Student Services & Financial aid, then “Student Account Information, then “Set up NelNet Payment Plan. For questions about a payment plan, call 800-609-8056.

Attend Weekend of Welcome

During Weekend of Welcome (WOW) we gear up for the new school year and welcome all of our new RAMS. To introduce students to our campus community, we host a number of activities and programs before classes begin so students can become familiar with the University’s array of resources, meet new people, and make new friends. The weekend will culminate with your official induction into the ASU community!

Check Your Financial Aid Status

Just as important as your academic preparation is your financial preparation. Ensure that your financial aid is in order and no additional items are needed for processing.

Be Served By Our Student Disability And Access Center

If needed, please contact the Disability and Access Center at 229-903-3611, prior to Orientation. This office coordinates and provides a wide variety of academic and support services to students with disabilities.

Access our Military and Adult Education Services

Albany State University can help our military-affiliated students and adult learners make a successful transition to ASU with access to resources at the university and/or in the community. ASU also welcomes all men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, whether you are a veteran, on active duty, in the Reserves or National Guard, or a family member. Our Office of Military and Adult Education is committed to supporting and encouraging your success!

Register with Parking Services

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.

Ride The Ram Rush

The University has partnered with the City of Albany and the Albany Transit System to offer bus services to and from the West Campus and East Campus, known as the Ram Rush. As an added bonus, students qualified to ride the Ram Rush may also ride any City Transit bus to any location in Albany serviced by the transit system free of charge. A qualified student is one who has paid all of his/her tuition and fees to include the Transportation Fee. There are three bus stops on each campus. Each bus will stop at all three locations when on the respective campuses.

Preparing for Future “Financial Success

Plan now for your financial future! Join us for a free class to learn more about budgeting, managing debt, and saving. To access this resource, go to financialavenue.org and create an account using access code b84gh7.

* Your ability to enroll and register for classes is contingent upon completion of these steps. Failure to comply may result in the cancellation of your offer of admissions.