First-Time Student (25 & Over)

Discover how TROY can help fit education into your life!

At TROY, we understand how difficult it is to balance work, family, and your education. That is why our online, in-class, or blended programs give you the choice to learn when and how it is best for you. As a TROY student you have the flexibility of taking your classes online, in the classroom, or both. As a TROY student you will be able to take your classes at any of our locations, including online. TROY offers a variety of online undergraduate degrees, as well as, evening classes at our Montgomery, Dothan, and Phenix City Campuses. This makes it easy to pursue your degree on your terms. The majority of our classes are also only 9 weeks long, as opposed to the traditional 16 week semester. So in 9 weeks, you could have that first class behind you and be one step closer to have your college degree.

Starting a university can be a confusing process. Here are a few TROY definitions to help make your TROY admission's process a little easier.

Accelerated Classes - TROY understands that it is difficult to sit in the classroom for 16 weeks when you also have work and family responsibilities. Our solution is our 9-week accelerated classes. All of our online and majority of the Phenix City, Dothan, and Montgomery classes are taught in the 9-week format. These classes only meet for 9 weeks but give the same credit hours as a full semester class.

Campus Location - Troy University is located in 15 states outside of Alabama and has 4 campuses in Alabama. The home location you select will be your main contact for student services and advisement. You are free to take your classes anywhere within TROY, including online.

Terms/Semester/Sessions - One of the first choices you will have to make on the application is when you would like to start. Online and TROY Service Center classes operate on the 9 week term system and, therefore have five start terms throughout the year. The 4 Alabama campuses operated on a semester system, so you will see Fall/Spring/Summer start dates on the application. The Phenix City, Dothan, and Montgomery campuses, however, have two sessions within Fall and Spring semesters and, therefore, also have five start dates within the year.

Associate/Bachelor Degree - The associate degree is a two-year degree. The bachelor degree is a four-year degree. You are not required to complete your associate's degree before starting a bachelor's degree. Undergraduate/Graduate- undergraduate degrees are the first 4 years of college. Graduate degrees are master level programs, which you can choose to pursue in your program after you have graduated with your bachelor's degree.

Now let’s begin your journey at TROY!

Academic Programs:

Finding the TROY location that provides the academic program that allows you to reach your education and career goals is very important and is the first step in beginning your TROY journey. To view the TROY locations that offer the program you are most interested in please view our Academic Program chart.

→ Academic Programs

Admissions Requirements:

Application requirements vary depending upon your previous education. Carefully review the required GPA and test score requirements to decide your application classification.

→ Admissions Requirements

Application Process:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply to the Troy University campus or site of their choosing. Students applying to online programs and sites outside of Alabama must meet application deadlines listed on the academic calendar.

When ready to apply students must first complete the online application, selecting the TROY location they wish to study at, their education classification and their start term. After completing the online application for admission a non-refundable $30 application fee must accompany submission of the application for processing purposes. To be considered for admission you must have your high school and/or college transcripts sent to us for evaluation.

Transcripts should be mailed to:
Troy University
Attn: Transcripts
100 University Park
Troy, Al. 36082

→ Admissions Application

Scholarships & Financial Aid:

After your admissions application and necessary materials have been submitted you should review all scholarship opportunities at your TROY location. Scholarship deadlines and applications vary depending upon location.

The appropriate financial aid application (FAFSA) can be submitted once an application has been received by the University. For detailed information on applying for financial aid, please visit the following link:

→ Financing Your College Education

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