Spring 2016 semester begins Jan. 19
By Don Threm ASU Mid-South
Registration for Arkansas State University Mid-South’s spring 2016 semester begins this morning and will continue this evening, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the Donald W. Reynolds Center on the South Campus, 2000 W. Broadway in West Memphis. Today’s busy enrollment session starts at 10 a.m. and continues until noon. ASU Mid-South anticipates that as many as 1,900 students will enroll in spring classes. Although the college continues to grow and evolve, including its recent merger with the Arkansas State University System, students still receive individual attention in their small classes. Many support services are available as well, including free academic coaching/tutoring for anyone who seeks it. Counselors are eager to provide additional assistance as needed. First-time college students who have not already enrolled should bring high school transcripts and placement test scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET or COMPASS) to the registration session. All first-time, award-seeking college students are required by Arkansas law to complete a placement test before registering for classes. Testing is conducted on the South Campus, and the fee is $10 (payable at the cashier’s window in the Reynolds Center, picture ID required). For additional testing information, please call (870) 733-6728. A comprehensive, accredited community college, ASU Mid-South continues to offer one of the lowest tuition rates in the region. At only $90 per credit hour for Crittenden County residents and $110 per credit hour for other Arkansans as well as residents of DeSoto County, Miss.; Fayette County, Tenn.; Marshall County, Miss.; Shelby County, Tenn., Tate County, Miss., Tipton County, Tenn., and Tunica County, Miss., ASU Mid-South is an educational bargain for students seeking one-year certificates, two-year degrees, and transfer courses. Most ASU Mid-South students receive some form of financial assistance (scholarships, Federal Pell grants, Workforce Improvement Grants, Career Pathways funding, and many more), and the college encourages prospective students to check out the options by visiting the campus or by calling the Financial Aid Office at (870) 733-6729. High-demand bachelor’s and master’s degrees are also available on the campus through the college’s University Center. In addition, ASU Mid-South continues to develop transfer agreements with area institutions to streamline the process for students pursuing additional higher education. Thanks to the July 1, 2015, merger with the ASU System, students planning to pursue additional education through Arkansas State University will have the opportunity for enhanced transfer scholarship opportunities. ASU Mid-South students who meet the criteria will receive an extra $1,000 ($5,000 total annually) toward their educational expenses. Members of Phi Theta Kappa qualify for another $250 each semester. In addition, ASU Mid-South students can use their transfer scholarship to take courses through the ASU Degree Center in the University Center on the West Memphis campus. For more information about ASU Mid-South, visit the campus at 2000 West Broadway in West Memphis or see the college’s website at http://www.asumidsouth.edu. Spring classes are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19.