The ASU Direct Path program is an alternative admission program designed to offer you academic support through a partnership between Howard College (Howard County Junior College District) and Angelo State University.
If you are denied admission to ASU, 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.
BenefitsAs an ASU Direct Path program participant, you will have the opportunity to live on ASU’s campus in Concho 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:
- Access on-campus student activities
- Learn about campus and community resources to help you succeed
- Cultivate lasting relationships with faculty and peers
- Create study groups and motivate each other to go to class and complete assignments
Please review the Direct Path Checklist.
ApplicationApply by Aug. 9, 2013, to Howard College using the Direct Path Application.
Apply for financial aid (School Code 003574) 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.
Advising and Orientation
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 Concho 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.
Housing and Student Life
To learn more about ASU Direct Path, call:
- Dr. Bradley Petty
Executive Director, Student Affairs
Angelo State University
ASU Station #11047