The staff in the Office of Admissions hopes to provide the necessary tools for you to efficiently and effectively counsel your students. We are dedicated to serving you, your school and your students. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns at 662-846-4020 or



We would love to host your group of students!

Delta State offers two types of group tours:

  1. Group Tour
    Walking tours are designed for groups of 6 or more guests. Groups of 25 or more will be split into smaller groups in order to provide the best experience. The walking tour is approximately 70 minutes in length. To schedule a walking tour, call the Office of Enrollment Services at (662) 846-4020, or e-mail
  1. Bus Tour
    Planning to visit campus with an elementary or middle school class, church or youth group? Tour guides will hop on your bus to provide a general overview of the main campus and athletic facilities. The bus tour is approximately 45 minutes in length and requires at least a TWO week notice.

Schedule A Tour

Delta State hosts campus visit events through out the year. Your recruiter should provide information on upcoming events, but below are opportunities for student to explore campus and academic offerings:

  1. DSU Day
    Students will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff members, current students and alumni. This event will be held on September 22, 2018, and student registration is required.
  2. Spring Preview Day
    Join the Green and White Nation for the 6th annual Go Green Weekend at Delta State. Celebrate the spring season with live entertainment, tailgating, a jambalaya cook-off, athletic games, activities for the family and more! Come out to support the Statesmen and Okra for a weekend of food, fun and sports in the spring 2018.

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Delta State offers the opportunity for dual enrollment. A dual enrolled student is a student who is enrolled in at Delta State University while enrolled in high school. A dual enrolled student can earn up to 12 credit hours.

Delta State considers a dual credit student to be enrolled at Delta State University while enrolled in high school and receiving credit at both the high school and university. Dual credit students can earn an unlimited number of college credits while in high school.

A course that is required for subject area testing as a requirement for graduation from a public school is not eligible for dual credit. Developmental or remediation courses are not eligible for dual credit.



Official transcripts must be sent by the school or institution or a certified representative, like the counselor. Transcripts may be mailed in a sealed and stamped envelope to Office of Admissions, Kent Wyatt Hall Suite 117, Cleveland MS 38733. E-scripts are also accepted and may be sent to

Freshman Contact:
Diana McDowell

Transfer Contact:
Suzanne Oglesby

To be fully admitted and eligible to receive scholarships, official test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Delta State University.

Student may select Delta State’s college codes to request their scores be sent. For the ACT, the code is 2190, and the SAT college code is 1163.

If students participate in the Advanced Placement Program (AP), the school code is 1163. Be sure to list Delta State on the registration form so your test scores will be sent to us.

Students may be provisionally admitted based on unofficial test scores.

A maximum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate credit may be earned from the following sources: The Advanced Placement Test, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and correspondence courses.

For credit on the following, contact the offices listed below.

The College Board’s AP Program offers 36 college-level courses for high school students. Each course culminates with an exam (usually taken in June) and allows academically prepared student to earn college credit.
Office of Admissions | 662-846-4020

College Level Examination Program
Office of Counseling and Testing, 662-846-4690

Students may receive credit to fulfill major requirements in a discipline with achievement of scores of 5 or above in the International Baccalaureate program, as determined by the department/division.
Office of Admissions, 662-846-4020

A student with military service may submit the appropriate military documents and receive credit for military service schools and activities. Recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) are used in determining credit.
Registrar’s Office, 662-846-4040



There is non-refundable fee of $25.

Potential students who have been granted a test waiver from ACT or SAT should email a copy of their receipt prior to completing the application for admission. The order number from the testing agency will be used to create a one-time use discount code for the prospective student that qualifies to receive a code. Promo codes are limited to one per student and valid on the undergraduate application for a first-time freshman only.


Important Dates 2018-2019

September 8 | ACT Test (Register by August 3)
Delta State’s ACT code is 2190.
September 15 |  MTAG & MESG deadline
September 21-22 | Pig Pickin’ & DSU Day
October 1 | FAFSA available online
October 27 | ACT Test (Register by September 21)
Delta State’s ACT code is 2190.
November 1 | Scholarship Application Priority Deadline for Freshmen
November 10 | Homecoming
December 8 | ACT Test (Register by November 2)
Delta State’s ACT code is 2190.
February 1 | Scholarship Application Final Deadline for Freshmen
February 9 | ACT Test (Register by January 11)
Delta State’s ACT code is 2190.
April 2019 | Spring Preview Day & Go Green Weekend
May 1 | Scholarship Application Priority Deadline for Transfer Students
July 1 | Scholarship Application Final Deadline for Transfer Students
August 1 | Admission Application Deadline
August 2019 | New Student Week




  • Create an account
    – An admissions account is a student’s one-stop shop for admission to Delta State — complete the application, register for events, view admissions status and more.
  • Take the ACT or SAT
    – Delta State University’s college code for ACT is 002190 and the SAT college code is 1163.
    – Advice: Take it more than once! The test is given 3 times during the fall semester.
  • Apply for admission if you have not already
    – To complete the application online, visit A non-refundable application fee of $25 is due at the time of application.
  • Submit Admission Documents
    – Request a 6 semester transcript be released to Delta State University through the high school counselor.
    – Request for ACT/ SAT to send official scores to Delta State.
    – Proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses of MMR vaccine) is required.
  • Apply for Housing
    – A housing application and fee ($75) is required to reserve a room. Rooms are assigned according to date of application.
    – Freshmen who live outside a 30 mile radius of the university are required to live on campus the first year, as well as select a meal plan.
    – You do not have to be admitted into the university before applying for housing.
    – The housing application is accessible at
  • Apply for Academic Scholarship
    – The priority deadline for a completed scholarship application for freshmen is November 1, and the final deadline is February 1. Transfer student priority deadline is May 1, and the final deadline is July 1.
    – To view and print the application, visit
    – A complete scholarship application includes a resume and essay.
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at
    -Apply for Pell Grant, work-study, and student loans using Delta State’s school code of 002403.
    – The online application is available beginning October 1.
    – Tip: Keep a copy of the documents you submit and be mindful of important deadlines.
  • Set up a campus tour
    – To schedule a campus tour, please visit or contact our tour coordinator at 662-846-4020.
    – Tours are offered Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Please note: May 7 – August 9, tours are available Monday-Thursday).


  • Complete your Mississippi grant application by going to
    – Apply for MTAG, MESG and HELP.
    – Applications for HELP are due March 31, but MTAG and MESG may be submitted until September 15. NOTE: This applies to MS Residents ONLY
  • Check the mail box
    – Room assignments (building and room number) along with roommate are mailed toward the end of March.
    — Scholarship award letters are mailed the end of March to those eligible for academic and privately funded scholarships.
  • Take the ACT or SAT
    – If needed, the ACT is offered in February, April, and June.
    – Delta State University’s college code for ACT is 002190 and the SAT college code is 1163.
  • Register for summer orientation
    There are three orientation sessions for freshmen and transfers, two sessions in June and one in July. Choose the best date that accommodates your summer vacation and work plans.
    – Registration is available in April at
  • Confirm eligibility for admission
    – Verify receipt of your final high school transcript.
    – Look for your certificate of admission which will be mailed after graduation.
  • Pay Tuition
    – Tuition is due approximately 10 days prior to the start of school in August.



Derrick Bean

Northeast Mississippi | Alabama

Aja Buckhalter

Southwest Mississippi

Kimberly Youngman

Transfers | North MS & Tennessee

Dillon Vickers

Transfers | South MS, Texas, Louisiana

Alandria Ramsey

North Mississippi, Tennessee to Great Lakes

Cameron Chapman


Rebekah Arant

Delta/Arkansas Recruiter

Undergraduate Admissions
Kent Wyatt Hall 117
Cleveland, MS 38733
Dr. Debbie Heslep
Dean of Enrollment Management
Diana McDowell
Coordinator of Admissions
Suzanne Oglesby
Administrative Clerk
Bobbi Wiley
Admissions Clerk