Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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TROY Service Centers meet the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
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Troy University seeks to admit students who possess the intellectual capacity, maturity, previous training, and motivation necessary for success in educational programs. Troy University welcomes applications from a variety of students including traditional college age students, adults who will combine their educational pursuits with work, or life-long learners who are simply seeking enrichment. Programs and courses are offered for full-time and part-time students, and are offered in a variety of formats and times including traditional day classes, night classes, and weekend classes. Programs or classes are also available online and through other alternative methods of educational delivery.
Students are encouraged to apply well in advance of proposed start dates. The University reserves the right to investigate and review the records of any applicant to determine the applicant’s eligibility to enroll.
All applicants who are graduates of accredited high schools must submit an official transcript showing graduation and a minimum of 15 Carnegie units, with three or more units in English. Of the units presented, 11 must be in academic courses.
If fraudulent information is discovered on the application form, the student may be administratively withdrawn.
Incoming students should consult with the Office of Enrollment Management for information regarding any revisions to or additional requirements in the admissions process.
Beginning freshmen are defined as applicants who have attempted less than 24 credit hours of coursework at other colleges or universities.
A conditionally admitted student whose academic performance results in being dropped from the program may appeal for readmission to the University, after a period of 12 months, through the campus-specific Conditional Appeals Committee (CAC) where the original conditional admission was granted. Students who have transferred to accredited universities after being dropped from the program and wish to return to Troy must apply for admission through the Office of Enrollment Management.
Transfer applicants must have attempted at least 24 credit hours of coursework, excluding developmental courses, at other colleges or universities.
Academic credit and/or degrees accepted by Troy University must be earned at regionally accredited U.S. institutions or at foreign universities whose academic credit and/or degrees have been evaluated and determined to be equivalent to that awarded by a U.S. institution. All transfer credit is evaluated in terms of level, content, quality, comparability, and degree program relevance.
Transfer applicants must have official transcripts (on security paper with registrar’s signature and without “issued to student”) from each college or university they have previously attended sent directly to 100 University Park, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082. Transfer applicants must also submit transcripts from colleges where registration was completed, even though credit might not have been earned. Transfer applicants must have attempted a minimum of 24 hours of non-developmental coursework at another college or university to be admitted as a transfer student. A student may not be enrolled at another college or university and Troy University at the same time without prior approval of the dean of enrollment management or the appropriate campus designee.
A. Unconditional Admission
Transfer applicants will be granted unconditional admission if they are in good standing at the last college attended and if they have an overall GPA of 2.00 (4.00 scale) or better on all college/university work attempted. Technical and remedial/developmental work is not considered in determining grade point average. Applicants who have been suspended from another institution for any reason must be eligible to return to that institution before being considered for admission to Troy University. No conditional admission provision is available for transfer students. Applicants not meeting the unconditional admission requirement who demonstrate significant potential for success and have perhaps overcome legitimate and extenuating circumstances, may be granted admission by appealing to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management or designee.
B. Active Duty Military
Active duty military applicants who may not be able to provide all required documents for admission due to reasons such as deployment, may appeal to the dean of enrollment on appropriate campus designee for special consideration.
Contact information for international applicants:
Center for International Programs
003 Hawkins Hall
Troy, AL 36082
Contact information for international applicants:
Center for International Programs
003 Hawkins Hall
Troy, AL 36082
Application for admission should be made at least three months in advance of the proposed term of Troy University. The admission process begins with an online application located at http://www.troy.edu/international/studyattroy/index.html. Questions may be addressed to the International Admissions Office by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 1-334-670-3335.
Additional Requirements for a Student Visa
Only the Troy University campuses in Alabama are approved to host students on a non-immigrant student visa.
First Time University Students
The following documents must be filed with the Center for International Programs:
International students transferring from universities outside the United States must submit the following documents in addition to the ones listed above:
Transfer Credit from Foreign Universities
Students seeking transfer of credits from a foreign university must request an official credit evaluation from Troy University Students may use one of two methods for an official credit evaluation.
English Proficiency Requirements for Admitted Students
An ESL placement test will be administered to admitted students who do not meet English proficiency requirements for first-time and transfer students.
Placement in English as a Second Language classes or into academic classes will be based on attainment of identified cut-off scores on this test. Contact the Center for International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific information.
To admit students from ESL to academic programs based upon their achievement in the Intensive English Program, the following process will be used.
Undergraduate “advanced-level” ESL students may take academic classes at the same time as ESL classes if they meet the specific criteria in the ESL Student Handbook. Students who achieve a GPA of at least 2.0 in each non-ESL course and 3.0 or higher in ESL courses will be eligible to be fully admitted. Any “advanced-level” student not achieving admission during his or her first semester will be required to repeat the part-time academic/part-time ESL enrollment in the next semester or to take only ESL classes, at the discretion of the ESL Director.
International students who are non-native speakers of English must take an ESL writing placement examination, administered by ESL in order to place in an English composition course, ESL 1100 or ESL 1101.
NOTE: Students may take the ESL placement test and the paper version of the TOEFL examination only once while registered for any ESL and/or academic classes at Troy University.
English Placement for Non-native Speakers of English
Any student whose first language is not English must submit an official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the ACT Compass ESL examination. Students who do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements specified for the TOEFL, IELTS or ACT Compass ESL test will be placed at the appropriate level in the Troy University English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The ESL program is available on the Troy Campus.
Students may audit any Troy University course by indicating audit at the time of registration. No credit will be given, no hours attempted will be earned, and fees will be assessed based on the audit credit hour rate. Audit hours are not counted in maximum or minimum credit load limits and no credit will be earned.
Students may change from audit to credit or from credit to audit within the designated drop/add period the first week of classes, a period allowing students’ flexibility to change classes without academic or financial penalty
Student from another institution wishing to enroll at Troy University as a transient student (Transient students are not eligible for financial aid.)
A student enrolled at another institution who is in academic good standing may wish to study at Troy University and then return to the original institution. The student should make application as a transient student with appropriate transient authorization. In order to complete this process, students desiring to enroll at the Troy Campus must submit the completed Medical History Form. Students granted transient admission should request that official Troy University transcripts be sent to the home institution.
Troy University student wishing to enroll as a transient student at another institution
A student receiving prior Troy University transient authorization does not need to be readmitted if the absence does not go beyond the term authorized. Troy University transient authorization assumes the student remains in good standing and has not officially withdrawn from the University for the term that authorization was granted. The student must provide an official transcript from the institution attended. A student returning beyond the approved transient authorization must reapply under the readmission rules.
Former Troy University students in academic good standing
Prior temporary, unclassified and conditional admissions status at a different home location from where student is readmitted
Temporary and unclassified students must clear admission with their original home location before taking classes at another Troy University location. Conditional students must clear admission requirements at their original home locations to fulfill their conditional contracts prior to enrolling at another Troy University location.
Readmission after academic suspension
Students suspended from Troy University must apply for readmission and may be readmitted under probation after serving suspension. Under certain mitigating circumstances, students may appeal their suspensions through the appropriate campus designee.
Readmission for conditionally admitted students dropped from program
Students dropped from program are not allowed to re-enroll at the University for at least 12 months. Students interested in re-enrolling should contact the Admissions Office at the Troy University campus that granted conditional admission.
Receiving transient authorization
Students receiving prior Troy University transient authorization do not need to be readmitted if their absence does not go beyond the timeframe authorized. Troy University transient authorization assumes that the student remains in good standing and has not officially withdrawn from the University for the time period authorization was granted. Students must provide official transcripts from the institutions attended.
Students who have earned baccalaureate degrees or higher degrees from the University or from other institutions may enroll for additional undergraduate coursework as post degree students.
Transcripts with posted degree must be submitted. Some campuses may require submission of the completed Medical History Form in order to complete this process.
Temporary admission may be granted to an applicant who has submitted incomplete information or documentation for full admission to the University. Temporary admission may be granted for one term. Students granted temporary admission must submit all complete and/or official records before the end of the term for which the temporary admission was given. With the permission of the dean of enrollment management or the campus/site designee, a second temporary may be extended for the subsequent term. In the event the final records indicate that the student is not eligible for admission, the student shall be administratively withdrawn with no refund issued.
Students attending institutions which are not regionally accredited may submit transcripts for review to determine admissibility. The regional accrediting agencies are as follows:
Students graduating from home-school programs must comply with the same requirements as students graduating from traditional programs.
The validity of international transcripts will be determined by the Office of International Admissions.
If a student meets regular admission standards and has earned college level courses at an unaccredited institution of higher learning, the student may be given provisional credit. However, the credits will not be considered for acceptance until the student has attended Troy University as a full-time student for two semesters and has met the grade point average necessary for good standing. Credits will be reviewed by the dean of the discipline and the Records Office. A determination will be made based on (1) the unaccredited institution’s affiliation with the Commission on Recognition of Post Secondary Accreditation; and/or (2) acceptance of credit by at least three other accredited institutions located in the area of the unaccredited institution. Contact the dean of enrollment management or the Global Campus site director for more information.
Active duty military, National Guard, Reservist, and veterans may be admitted on the basis of an exempted ACT or SAT score requirement, regardless of age. These students will be required to present a military ID or DD 214 as part of their application submission in addition to the high school transcript or GED score.
Also, Students who are certified as “qualifiers” through the Eligibility Center of the NCAA are eligible for admission. Students who have been certified by the NCAA must submit required test scores and transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Evaluation of credentials determines the enrollment status: unconditional or conditional.