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The ASU Direct Path program is an alternative admission program designed to offer freshmen academic support through a partnership between Howard College (Howard County Junior College District) and Angelo State University. Students will also live in a residence hall at ASU while taking courses at Howard College.
If you are a freshman applicant and are denied admission to ASU and meet the test score requirements, you can then apply to Howard College and subsequently the Direct Path program. Within one semester, you can become eligible to transfer to ASU with a minimum of 18 transferable credit hours and a 2.0 GPA.
ASU provides transfer application fee waivers for all Direct Path participants once they become transfer eligible. The Direct Path program will then automatically transfer you to ASU for the following semester.
Notice:Only freshman applicants are eligible for the Direct Path program. Transfer students are not eligible for Direct Path. If at any time you are admitted to ASU either through internal file review, or through the appeal process, you no longer qualify for participation in the Direct Path program.
As an ASU Direct Path program participant, you will have the opportunity to live on ASU’s campus in a learning community in a residence hall and take advantage of ASU student life and services while attending Howard College.
You will be a part of a learning community while living at ASU. National research shows that students who live in learning communities tend to have higher GPAs and transition easier from high school to college. The Direct Path learning community will give you opportunities to:
ASU will provide transfer application fee waivers for all Direct Path participants once they become transfer eligible.
In order to participate in the Direct Path program, students are required to:
Apply by August 1st, for the fall term or January 1st for the spring term. Request a Direct Path application today. Students must agree to all terms and conditions.
Apply for financial aid and pay all outstanding balances through Howard College.
Once accepted, you need to get advised and registered for classes at Howard College. Prior to the first day of classes and moving into the residence hall, an orientation specifically for Direct Path students will be held. More information will be sent to you about the orientation.
Even though classes are administered through Howard College and you will be considered a Howard College student, as a Direct Path participant you will live on ASU’s campus in a learning community in a residence hall, eat in the ASU Food Service Center, obtain an ASU mailbox, access ASU’s health clinic services and take advantage of ASU campus social activities. You can also elect to access other services, such as University Recreation, campus parking and athletic events.