Free Unofficial Evaluation of Transfer Credit

Prior to your admission in a degree program, the program advisor will do a free preliminary, “unofficial” evaluation of your previous college work if you make the request.

You must submit a request for the unofficial evaluation and include copies of your transcripts for review. Also provide your current contact information. For purposes of this review, the transcripts may be unofficial, but must be legible. The transcripts and letter should be sent to:

Correspondence Education Program
Adams State University
208 Edgemont Blvd.
Suite 3000
Alamosa, CO 81101

The “unofficial” evaluation is subject to change based on the formal evaluation and acceptance of previous college transfer course work by the Admissions Office and appropriate academic departments. We can not do unofficial evaluations over the telephone.

Official Evaluation of Credit and Admission

After you decide to become a degree-seeking student at ASU, you must provide a completed Admission Application form, and (if applicable) official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. You may use this Transcript Request form to have your transcripts sent to ASU. The official transcripts, and Admission Application should be sent to:

Correspondence Education Program
Adams State University
208 Edgemont Blvd.
Suite 3000
Alamosa, CO 81101

Shortly after you will be notified of your admissions status and will be assigned as advisor (if applicable) will complete a new, detailed plan which will list the requirements satisfied by any transfer work, and will show which areas need to be completed. A copy of the degree plan will be sent to you and a copy will be kept in the file with your advisor. Your advisor serves as your primary point of contact for all questions related to the Correspondence Education Program.

Continuous Enrollment

After you are accepted to ASU, you must enroll in at least one ASU course each year (fall/spring or spring/fall) to maintain your current status. Failure to enroll in at least one new ASU course each year will result in the following:

  1. You will be required to apply for re-admission.
  2. You will be subject to changes in the curriculum which could lead to the changes in your degree plan and  requirements.

Courses Not Offered Through ASU

To satisfy program requirements using courses not offered by ASU, you are advised to seek pre-approval from the department chair of your major and your adviser prior to enrolling in a non-ASU course. Transfer credit pre-approval forms may be requested from your advisor. After completing a course (or courses) at another school, you must send transcripts of completed work to have your records updated. regular correspondence with your adviser is recommended.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and any course fees are listed in the course schedule or on the ASU Correspondence Education Program page. Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notification.

Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid is available to eligible students for the ASU distance degree program. To apply students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available in all college financial aid offices, from high school guidance counselors, or from http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. For questions concerning financial aid at ASU, please contact: Mr. Phil Schroeder, Director of Financial Aid, Adams State University, 208 Edgemont Blvd., Alamosa, CO 81101, phone 1-719-587-7306.

Company-sponsored tuition and military tuition assistance programs may be used for ASU courses. We also encourage students to seek scholarship aid from local civic groups that may sponsor such study. ASU courses are approved for the DANTES program. Eligible military personnel should process DANTES applications through their education office.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid, military tuition assistance, company sponsored tuition assistance, or any other type of private funding may be required to complete independent study courses in less than one year. Please check with your funding source for specific requirements.

Awarding of Degrees

Degrees are awarded at the end of the semester in which final courses are completed. An Application for Graduation must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. The application deadlines are August 31st for fall, January 31st for spring, and June 1st for summer. Incarcerated students should work with their advisor to complete the graduation application. Degree plans and completion of all requirements will be verified by the Office of the registrar prior to awarding of degrees.

Student Complaints

Complaints related to instructors, instructor feedback and courses should be addresses in writing directly with the instructor. If a resolution is not reached, the complaint should be directed to the department chair. Complaints about operations such as admissions, course scheduling, registration, payment should be addresses in writing to your advisor. Your advisor will convey the information to the appropriate ASU staff to reach a resolution to your complaint. If your advisor is unable to resolve your complaint please submit your complaint to the Director of the Correspondence Education Program. Submit complaints to:

Correspondence Education Program
Adams State University
208 Edgemont Blvd.
Suite 3000
Alamosa, CO 81101

If the students complaint is not resolved at the Associate Vice President for Extended Studies level, the written complaint will then be forwarded to the Office of Student Services and will follow the procedure outline in the ASU student handbook. Students may submit a formal complaint to the Office of Student Services.