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How To Apply For Admission

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How to Apply

We make it easy with our 3-step process!

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You're just three easy steps away from becoming a part of the Averett Family! Get started with Step 1 - and feel free to contact any of our Admissions Counselors (listed below) with any questions.

Step 1: Get Started!

Please complete steps A, B, and C at your earliest convenience.

  1. Complete the application for all programs (except for M.Ed.)
    1. APPLY NOW
    2. M.Ed. Students – Click here for the M.Ed. application
  2. Please request Official Transcripts from all institutions previously attended and have them sent to us or fill out the Transcript Request Form, and we’ll order and pay for your trancript:
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    512 Bridge Street
    Danville, Virginia 24541
  3. Email a copy of your driver’s license or government issued ID to:

Step 2: Payment Options

  1. Pay your Enrollment Deposit, once you are officially accepted to AU
    1. Pay Now
  2. Complete the Financial Agreement Form to let us know how you plan to pay. Form must be submitted prior to class start. 

Grants and Scholarships that you may Qualify for

Military or Corporate Tuition Assistance – If you are a member of the United States Military (active-duty, veteran, reserve, DOD, etc.), complete the application and statement. View Military Scholarship Application and Statement   

Averett University participates in the following federal and state grant programs (you must apply for these):

Virginia Community College Transfer Grant:

  • Must have earned an Associate’s degree at a Virginia Two-year public institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the Associate’s Degree
  • Must be a Virginia domiciled resident
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Undergraduate in-state student
  • Must be enrolled full-time at Averett University by the fall or spring semester following the completion of the Associate’s degree
  • Other criteria apply and subject to change

Step 3: Financial Aid

  1. Obtain your ID number and complete the FAFSA online
    1. Federal Student Aid ID Number
    2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    3. Averett’s Federal School Code is 003702
  2. Complete loan entrance counseling and the mastery promissory note
    Loan Entrance Counseling is only required for first time Federal Direct Loan borrowers; all borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note. Both can be completed at the links below (you will need your FSA ID from the step above).
    1. Entrance counseling
    2. Master promissory note
  3. Prepare for your session with Pam Harris, Assistant Director Financial Aid, Graduate & Professional Studies
    1. Click here to view and sign the following three financial aid forms:
      1. Financial Aid Information Form
      2. Title IV Authorization Form
      3. FERPA Form
  4. Reserve your seat in an online information meeting with Pam Harris to review Financial Aid and required paperwork
    1. Choose Your Session

What to Expect Once You’re Admitted

kaitlin buchanan headshotWelcome to the Averett Family! We are truly honored that you have chosen AU for your degree, and are so proud of you and this important step you have taken!

Kaitlin Buchanan, New Start Coordinator, is here to help get you 100% ready for your first class. She will be in touch to:

  • Review Your Schedule and Prepare for Success
  • Discuss Financial Options
  • Answer General Questions (how to order books, use the technology, etc.)

Feel free to contact Kaitlin, once you have been admitted:
Schedule a Meeting

We’re Here to Help!


Stephanie Mullins

Admissions Counselor for:
Master of Science in Healthcare Applied Data Analytics
Master of Science in Nursing
IDEAL Program

Email Stephanie


Nathaniel Lake

Admissions Counselor for:
Bachelor of Applied Science
Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics
Master of Business Administration

Email Nathaniel


Riley Smith

Admissions Counselor for:
BS in Sociology and Criminal Justice
MS in Criminal Justice
Email Riley


Erica Englehart

Admissions Counselor for:
Bachelor of Business Administration
Pre-Bachelor of Business Administration
Associate of Science in Business Administration

Email Erica

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We’ll Be In Touch!

As you’re working through the application process, expect to receive emails from:

Once you’ve been admitted, the New Student Readiness Team will email you from:

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