Statesmen students come from all over the country and throughout the world. Each fall, a freshman class between 300 and 400 students arrive on campus with eagerness for challenge and discovery.

Are you a future freshman? Remember to JOIN in Statesmen Club!

Freshman applicants are those currently attending high school or those who have graduated high school but have not enrolled in a regular session at another college or university.

If you’ve completed college courses during high school (through summer after graduation), you’re still considered a freshman applicant.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Full admission to Delta State University will be granted to students who meet one or more of the following requirements:

Complete the College Prep Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum 3.20 GPA
Complete the CPC with a minimum 2.0 GPA and score at least 18 on the ACT or 940 on the SAT
Complete the CPC with a minimum 2.5 GPA and score at least 16 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT
Complete the CPC with a class rank in the upper 50% and score at least 16 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT
Satisfy the NCAA standards as a full qualifier under Division I guidelines

To view the College Prep Curriculum (CPC), please visit Mississippi Public Universities.

ADMISSIONS APPLICATION

To complete the application process, please follow the steps below:

◊  Log In to your Delta State admissions account.

◊  APPLY FOR ADMISSION
Complete the requested fields and pay the non-refundable $25 application fee.

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.

◊  SUBMIT DOCUMENTS
High School Transcript
Ask your school counselor to mail your official high school transcript after graduation. A 6-semester unofficial transcript may be accepted for provisional, early admission.
Test Scores
Delta State’s college code for the ACT is 2190 and the SAT college code is 1163. If you 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.
Immunization Records
Proof of (2) immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella is required of all students, unless exempt because of (1) actual, suspected, pre-planned pregnancy, (2) medical contraindication or (3) birth prior to 1957.

PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION A. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Proof of immunization of measles, mumps, and rubella is required (two doses of the MMR vaccine) of all students, unless exempt because of (a) actual or suspected pregnancy (measles or rubella vaccines are not required for females who are pregnant; if pregnancy is suspected, a valid certificate of medical exception from a health provider is required until pregnancy is resolved), (b) medical contraindication, or (c) birth prior to 1957. Temporary waivers may be granted for students enrolled in distance learning courses and/or programs where their time on campus is limited to a minimum number of hours as determined by the admitting IHL institution. (BT Minutes, 2/2009; 3/2010; 11/2010) B.HEPATITIS B Proof of hepatitis B vaccination is required for students who are involved in health education programs that cause them to be potentially exposed to blood or other bodily fluids. (BT Minutes, 1/93; 1/98; 2/2009; 3/2010) C.TUBER CULOSIS Proof of test screening for tuberculosis by chest x-ray and interferon gamma release assays (IGRA) performed in the United States prior to the start of classes is required for all international students. (BT Minutes, 1/93; 1/98; 2/2009; 3/2010; 2016)

◊  CHECK YOUR STATUS
At any point during the admissions process, you may check your status by logging in to your Delta State admissions account.

HOME-SCHOOL GRADUATES

1. Applicants who have completed high school from a school that does not hold regional accreditation must submit the following:
a. Transcripts reflecting academic performance
b. ACT or SAT scores

2. Home-schooled applicants must submit the following:
a. Home-school transcripts or portfolio summarizing home school education
b. ACT or SAT scores

GED (GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA)

Applicants who have not completed high school must submit the following:
a. Passing score on a state-issued high school equivalency diploma. Acceptable equivalency tests include: the General Education Development (GED) Test (Provided by GED Testing Service); High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) (Provided by Educational Testing Service, or ETS); and Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) (Provided by CTB/McGraw-Hill)
b. ACT or SAT scores
c. Any transcripts reflecting academic performance in high school

Applicants may be required to appear for an on-campus interview.

DUAL CREDIT

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.

TRANSCRIPT & TEST SCORES

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 admissions@deltastate.edu.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

POLICY STATEMENT


The Undergraduate Admissions Office is to admit a student population that assists the University in achieving its vision of being the best regional university in America. Admission may be granted to those students meeting the below minimum requirements.

PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES

Admission Requirement for Entering Freshman

The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) has the authority to establish minimum standards of achievement as a prerequisite for entrance into any of the institutions under its jurisdiction. Full admission will be granted to the following:

  1. Complete the College Preparatory Curriculum* (CPC) with a minimum 3.20 GPA; or
  2. Complete the CPC with a minimum 2.5 GPA and score and at least 16 on the ACT  (at least 860 on the SAT); or
  3. Complete the CPC with a class rank in the upper 50% and score at least 16 on the ACT (at least 860 on the SAT); or
  4. Complete the CPC with a minimum 2.0 GPA and score at least 18 on the ACT (at least 940 on the SAT); or
  5. Satisfy the NCAA Division I standards for student athletes who are “full-qualifiers” or “academic redshirts.”

* College Preparatory Curriculum – Required 16 1/2 units

English: (4 Carnegie Units) Course must require substantial communication skills.

Mathematics: (3 Carnegie Units and 4 Carnegie Units beginning with students entering in Fall 2022) Algebra I or its equivalent, Math higher than Algebra I (2 units).

Science: (3 Carnegie Units) Biology I or its equivalent, Science higher than Biology I (2 units).

Social Studies: (3 Carnegie Units and 3.5 Carnegie Units beginning with students entering in Fall 2022) United States History, World History, U.S. Government (1/2 unit), Economics (1/2 unit), or Introduction to World Geography (1/2 unit).

Arts: (1 Carnegie Unit) Includes any one Carnegie unit (or two ½ units) of visual and performing arts course(s) meeting the requirements for high school graduation. 

Advanced Electives: (2 Carnegie Units)

  • Option 1: Foreign Language I and II
  • Option 2 Foreign Language I and Advanced World Geography
  • Option 3 Any combination of English, Mathematics higher than Algebra I, Science higher than Biology I, Advanced Elective category, any AP course, any IB course

Technology: (1/2 Carnegie Unit) A course that emphasized the use of technology as a productivity tool. Instruction should include utilizing various forms of technology to create, collaborate, organize and publish information. The application of technology as a productivity tool, rather than specific hardware and/or software packages should be the focus of the course.

* College Preparatory Curriculum – Recommended to enhance preparedness 19 ½ units

English (4 Carnegie Units): Compensatory Reading and Compensatory Writing may not be included.

Mathematics: (4 Carnegie Units) Algebra I or its equivalent, Math higher than Algebra I (3 units).

Science: (4 Carnegie Units) Biology I or its equivalent, Science higher than Biology I (3 units).

Social Studies: (4 Carnegie Units) United States History, World History, U.S. Government (1/2 unit), Economics (1/2 unit), Introduction to World Geography (1/2 unit), MS Studies (or state/local government course in any other state).

Arts: (1 Carnegie Unit) Includes any one Carnegie unit (or two ½ units) of visual and performing arts course(s) meeting the requirements for high school graduation. 

Advanced Electives: (2 Carnegie Units)

  • Option 1 Foreign Language I and II
  • Option 2 Foreign Language I and Advanced World Geography
  • Option 3 Any combination of English, Mathematics higher than Algebra I, Science higher than Biology I, Advanced Elective category, any AP course, any IB course

Technology: (1/2 Carnegie Unit) A course that emphasized the use of technology as a productivity tool. Instruction should include utilizing various forms of technology to create, collaborate, organize and publish information. The application of technology as a productivity tool, rather than specific hardware and/or software packages should be the focus of the course.

College Preparatory Curriculum Notes:

Pre-High School Units: Courses taken prior to high school will be accepted for admission provided the course earns Carnegie credit and the content is the same as the high school course.

Substitutions: Advance Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses can be substituted for each requirement in the College Preparatory Curriculum.

Course Acceptance: A course may not be used to satisfy more than one requirement.

The Required and Recommended College Preparatory Curricula (CPC) are approved by the IHL Board of Trustees, and the IHL Office of Academic and Student Affairs maintains a complete list of courses that can be used to satisfy the CPC requirements. See www.mississippi.edu/admissions/.

Intermediate Course Requirements

The Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL Board) for the State of Mississippi has mandated the following modifications to the admissions policy:

All entering students admitted under Board Policy 602 enrolled at an Institution of Higher Learning university will be required to successfully complete specific college preparatory course work during their first semester of college if they fall under one of the following categories:

  1. ACT Mathematics sub-test score of 19 or less will be required to take Intermediate Mathematics. Students with a minimum ACT Mathematics sub-test score of 15 who have completed the MS Department of Education approved mathematics transitional course with a grade of “80” or higher will not be required to take Intermediate Mathematics and should be enrolled in a college-level mathematics course during their first semester of enrollment.
  2. ACT English sub-test score of 16 or less will be required to take Intermediate English. Students with a minimum ACT English sub-test score of 15 who have completed the MS Department of Education approved literacy transitional course with a grade of “80” or higher will not be required to take Intermediate English and should be enrolled in a college-level English course during their first semester of enrollment.
  3. ACT Reading sub-test score of 16 or less will be required to take Intermediate Reading. Students taking Intermediate Reading should not be permitted to take reading-intensive courses, such as History. Students with a minimum ACT Reading sub-test score of 15 who have completed the MS Department of Education approved literacy transitional course with a grade of “80” or higher will not be required to take Intermediate Reading.
  4. Students taking two or more intermediate courses must enroll in the year-long Academic Support Program or some other IHL recognized intervention strategy to promote success in the courses in which they are not fully prepared, according to ACT sub-test scores and will not be permitted to take more than 17 semester hours

Intermediate courses may be delivered through a co-requisite model coupled with a credit bearing gateway course.

 

Applicants without a Diploma from a Regionally Accredited high school; Home-school Students; International Students:

The following are documentation requirements for specific groups of applicants:

Applicants who have completed high school from a school that does not hold regional accreditation must submit the following:

  1. Transcripts reflecting academic performance or a secondary school leaving form
  2. ACT or SAT scores

Home‐schooled applicants must submit the following:

  1. Home‐school transcripts or portfolio summarizing home school education
  2. ACT or SAT scores

Domestic applicants who have not completed high school must submit the following:

  1. Qualifying scores on a state approved high school equivalency examination
  2. Transcripts reflecting academic performance or a secondary school leaving form
  3. ACT or SAT scores

International applicants who have completed an international or foreign high school may be admitted in another admissions category or must submit one of the following:

  1. Transcripts reflecting academic performance or a secondary school leaving form
  2. ACT or SAT scores

Admission Required Documents

High School Transcript– Official high school transcript after graduation. A 6-semester unofficial transcript may be accepted for provisional, early admission.
Application Fee- Potential students must complete the requested fields within the admission application and pay the non-refundable $25 application fee. Delta State University charges a non-refundable fee each time an undergraduate application is submitted for admission. Applicants are required to submit payment via credit/debit card in order for the admission application to be processed.

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.

Test Scores- Delta State’s college code for the ACT is 2190 and the SAT college code is 1163. If you 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.

Immunization Records– Proof of (2) immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella is required of all students, unless exempt because of (1) actual, suspected, pre-planned pregnancy, (2) medical contraindication or (3) birth prior to 1957.

Proof of Immunization– A. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Proof of immunization of measles, mumps, and rubella is required (two doses of the MMR vaccine) of all students, unless exempt because of (a) actual or suspected pregnancy (measles or rubella vaccines are not required for females who are pregnant; if pregnancy is suspected, a valid certificate of medical exception from a health provider is required until pregnancy is resolved), (b) medical contraindication, or (c) birth prior to 1957. Temporary waivers may be granted for students enrolled in distance learning courses and/or programs where their time on campus is limited to a minimum number of hours as determined by the admitting IHL institution. (BT Minutes, 2/2009; 3/2010; 11/2010)

  1. HEPATITIS B Proof of hepatitis B vaccination is required for students who are involved in health education programs that cause them to be potentially exposed to blood or other bodily fluids. (BT Minutes, 1/93; 1/98; 2/2009; 3/2010). TUBER CULOSIS Proof of test screening for tuberculosis by chest x-ray and interferon gamma release assays (IGRA) performed in the United States prior to the start of classes is required for all international students. (BT Minutes, 1/93; 1/98; 2/2009; 3/2010; 2016)

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

Any student who was not eligible for regular admission and who has not successfully completed the Summer Developmental Program must attend an accredited institution of higher education other than those under the governance of the Board of Trustees and must attain a “C” average (2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the admitting IHL institution) in the following 30 transferable semester credit hours to be eligible to transfer to an IHL institution:

6 semester hours English Composition
3 semester hours College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning, or higher level mathematics
6 semester hours Natural Science
9 semester hours Humanities and Fine Arts
6 semester hours of Social or Behavioral Sciences

All other transfer admission students are subject to the requirements outlined in IHL Board Policy 602 Freshman Admission Requirements.

Transfer admission for students who have earned an Associate Degree

  1. Any student who has earned an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.00 GPA (as calculated by the admitting institution) is eligible for admission.
  2. Any student who has earned other Associate level degrees from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.00 GPA (as calculated by the admitting institution) in a transferable area, as defined by the admitting institution, may be eligible.

Applicants Twenty-One Years of Age or Over

An applicant who is at least twenty‐one (21) years old and does not meet the regular freshman admission requirements may apply for admission as a non‐degree seeking student. Non‐degree seeking students may enroll in a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours during a regular term, six (6) semester hours during a five‐week summer term, or equivalent hours for alternate terms as determined by the admitting institution. To transition from non‐degree‐seeking to degree‐seeking status, students must satisfactorily complete twelve (12) hours with a “C” or better average in the general education core. Once admitted to a degree program, a maximum of eighteen (18) semester hour credit earned as a non‐degree‐seeking student may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree if approved by the dean of the college or school from which the degree is sought.

Cancelled Test Scores

Should the testing agency cancel official test scores for tests used to make admission decisions described in this policy, the university will take the following action:

If classes have begun and the student is currently enrolled, the cancelled score/s will be removed from Banner and Recruit. Future course

prerequisites will not be met using the cancelled score. Scholarship awards will be adjusted accordingly upon receipt of cancellation notice. The student will remain enrolled because he/she met admission requirements and was admitted in good faith prior to the test score cancellation; however, the need for intermediate coursework will be evaluated.

If classes have not begun, the cancelled score/s will be removed from Banner and Recruit and scholarship offers will be adjusted accordingly. The student may be asked to sit for a national test, residual ACT or Accuplacer depending on the date of test score cancellation and the highest valid score on file.

 

College Preparatory Curriculum Notes:

Pre-High School Units: Courses taken prior to high school will be accepted for admission provided the course earns Carnegie credit and the content is the same as the high school course.

Substitutions: Advance Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses can be substituted for each requirement in the College Preparatory Curriculum.

Course Acceptance: A course may not be used to satisfy more than one requirement.

The Required and Recommended College Preparatory Curricula (CPC) are approved by the IHL Board of Trustees, and the IHL Office of Academic and Student Affairs maintains a complete list of courses that can be used to satisfy the CPC requirements. See www.mississippi.edu/admissions/.

 

Intermediate Course Requirements

The Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL Board) for the State of Mississippi has mandated the following modifications to the admissions policy:

All entering students admitted under Board Policy 602 enrolled at an Institution of Higher Learning university will be required to successfully complete specific college preparatory course work during their first semester of college if they fall under one of the following categories:

  1. ACT Mathematics subtest score of 19 or less will be required to take Intermediate Mathematics. Students with a minimum ACT Mathematics subtest score of 15 who have completed the MS Department of Education approved mathematics transitional course with a grade of “80” or higher will not be required to take Intermediate Mathematics and should be enrolled in a college-level mathematics course during their first semester of enrollment.
  2. ACT English subtest score of 16 or less will be required to take Intermediate English. Students with a minimum ACT English subtest score of 15 who have completed the MS Department of Education approved literacy transitional course with a grade of “80” or higher will not be required to take Intermediate English and should be enrolled in a college-level English course during their first semester of enrollment.
  3. ACT Reading subtest score of 16 or less will be required to take Intermediate Reading. Students taking Intermediate Reading should not be permitted to take reading-intensive courses, such as History. Students with a minimum ACT Reading subtest score of 15 who have completed the MS Department of Education approved literacy transitional course with a grade of “80” or higher will not be required to take Intermediate Reading.
  4. Students taking two or more intermediate courses must enroll in the year-long Academic Support Program or some other IHL recognized intervention strategy to promote success in the courses in which they are not fully prepared, according to ACT subtest scores and will not be permitted to take more than 17 semester hours

Intermediate courses may be delivered through a co-requisite model coupled with a credit bearing gateway course.

 

Applicants without a diploma from a regionally accredited high school; or home school students:

  1. Applicants who have completed high school from a school that does not hold regional accreditation must submit the following:
    1. Transcripts reflecting academic performance
    2. ACT or SAT scores
  2. Home-schooled applicants must submit the following:
    1.  Home-school transcripts or portfolio summarizing home school education
    2.  ACT or SAT scores
  1.  Applicants who have not completed high school must submit the following:
    1. Qualifying scores on the General Education Development (GED) Test
    2. ACT or SAT scores
    3. Any transcripts reflecting academic performance in high school

Applicants may be required to appear for an on-campus interview.

Cancelled Test Scores

Should the testing agency cancel official test scores for tests used to make admission decisions described in this policy, the university will take the following action:

If classes have begun and the student is currently enrolled, the cancelled score/s will be removed from Banner and Recruit. Future course per-requisites will not be met using the cancelled score. Scholarship awards will be adjusted accordingly upon receipt of cancellation notice. The student will remain enrolled because he/she met admission requirements and was admitted in good faith prior to the test score cancellation; however, the need for intermediate coursework will be evaluated.

If classes have not begun, the cancelled score/s will be removed from Banner and Recruit and scholarship offers will be adjusted accordingly. The student may be asked to sit for a national test, residual ACT or Accuplacer depending on the date of test score cancellation and the highest valid score on file.

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.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
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.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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

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

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM
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

CREDIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE
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

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CAMPUS LIFE

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Living on campus will broaden your college experience and provide you with opportunities to make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. Housing and Residence Life is dedicated to making your resident experience the best it can be.

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Grab a bite on campus at The Mill in the Student Union. Your meal plan covers options like Chick-fil-A, Java City, Burger Studio and the all new Burrito Bowl and P.O.D. Express. Stop by Young-Mauldin Dining Hall for a homestyle meal with friends and unlimited access to your favorite foods.

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Delta State University has over 100 registered Student Organizations; there is something for everyone here at DSU! Student Organizations cover a wide range of topics and interest areas, including but not limited to: academic, political, racial/ethnic, religious, social fraternities and sororities, sports and leisure, and honor societies.

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In over 80 years of competition, no other Mississippi university has enjoyed the level of success that Delta State has achieved. Championships are not just claimed on the field; they are earned in the classroom. DSU ranks 10th all-time in NCAA Division II in Academic All-American honors earned.

The fitness center is equipped with every piece of fitness equipment and recreation space a student needs to work off that last meal. There is even an Olympic-sized swimming pool! The half-mile walking trail with five exercise stations is the perfect way to stay in shape outdoors. Plus, the student health center provides medical services for when you play too hard.

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Library Services offers a broad range of resources and services that allow you to excel in your studies. With over 450,000 books, e-books, journals and e-journals, group study rooms and Wi-Fi capability, the library is a great space to make the most of your study time.

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The University Police Department provides 24/7 safety and security for students, staff, faculty, residents and visitors. All of our officers are police academy trained.

Gear Icon Get Your Delta State Gear

The Barnes & Noble Bookstore and www.feartheokra.com offers brand excellence, technology innovation, books, school supplies and a commitment to customer service. It’s also a great place to grab some Delta State merchandise.

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DEGREE PROGRAMS

Your college major is the main subject or field of specialization you will study. Classes geared toward a specific field are part of a degree program and are structured to build on one another. Most degree programs consist of 120 semester hours. A minor is a secondary course of study specialized in the area of concentration.

WHAT CLASSES WILL YOU TAKE?
GENERAL EDUCATION These classes are the foundation that support success. Emphasis is placed on communication skills, scientific inquiry, critical thinking, mathematical and technological proficiency. MAJOR Your area of study that will allow you to focus and apply yourself in a field that you are passionate about. ELECTIVES Courses you select that enhance your college experience.

 
 

CLASSES

Visit our “Academic Maps” section to get an idea of just how a semester of classes would look for your major of interest. The degree programs are listed by each college or school.

DSU HONORS PROGRAM

The Honors Program at Delta State provides enhanced educational and cultural experiences for talented and academically committed students within an environment that fosters discovery and creativity.

Honors fellows will enjoy benefits such as smaller class size, priority for early registration each semester, and recognition at the university commencement ceremonies. In addition, Honors Fellows will have access to opportunities for co- and extra-curricular activities, including but not limited to cross-cultural experiences, civic engagement, and lectures. The Honors Program also provides mentoring and advising opportunities for Fellows.

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SCHOLARSHIPS & AID

Through our scholarship program, Delta State University recognizes students who have excelled in high school and demonstrate the potential for academic success in college. Academic scholarships are awarded based on high school grade point average (GPA), ACT/SAT scores and class rank. Privately funded scholarships are based on a number of factors which may include: high school GPA, ACT or SAT score, financial need and residency.

*For scholarship consideration, you must mark interest in scholarships on admissions application, complete FAFSA and be provisionally or fully admitted to the university.

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

  1. A complete admissions application with marked interest in scholarships and financial aid completion is required for consideration. Statesmen Scholar has additional documents required to be considered.
  2. Scholarship applications are reviewed for freshmen that have been provisionally or fully admitted to Delta State University with a minimum 3.25 cumulative non-weighted high school grade point average.
  3. The ACT/SAT composite score from a national test prior to enrollment is acceptable; super-scoring is not acceptable.
  4. Scholarships are awarded to current year high school graduates only.
  5. The FAFSA must also be completed for privately-funded scholarship consideration.
  6. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time.
  7. Scholarships are available for undergraduate study only, up to the completion of 8 semesters.
  8. Scholarship guarantees may be paid with institutional, foundation or privately funded monies.
  9. Dismissal from the University will result in forfeiture of all scholarships.
  10. Scholarships are not available for summer sessions, overload fees or intersession courses.
  11. Scholarships are renewable based on continued eligibility (Completion of 15 hours each fall and spring semester with a 3.25 DSU GPA or according to donor requirements).
  12. Scholarship awards are dependent upon available funds; only a limited number of all scholarships is available.
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ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS*

*A limited number of leadership and academic scholarships are available.

Statesmen Scholar*

Applicant will be required to submit additional documents. Deadline for applying is November 1, 2019. Please contact Admissions@deltastate.edu for more details.

Academic Excellence*

Award: 100% tuition
Initial Eligibility: ACT composite score between 29-36 (SAT 1350-1600), minimum non-weighted cumulative high school GPA 3.25.

Academic Achievement*
Award: 50% tuition
Initial Eligibility: ACT composite score between 26-28 (SAT 1240-1340), minimum non-weighted cumulative high school GPA 3.25.

Academic Opportunity*
Award: 25% tuition
Initial Eligibility: ACT composite score between 23-25 (SAT 1100-1230), minimum non-weighted cumulative high school GPA 3.25.

National Hispanic Recognition*
Award: 50% room and board
Initial Eligibility: Named to the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program after taking the PSAT/NMSQT, verification required. Awarded to current year high school graduates only. May be stacked with academic and privately funded scholarships unless designated a National Merit Semi-Finalist or Finalist, in which case the upgraded package applies.

National Merit Finalist and Semi-Finalist*
Award: 100% room, board and books
Initial Eligibility: Named a College Board National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist, verification required. Awarded to current year high school graduates only.

Valedictorian or Salutatorian Scholarship*
Valedictorian Award: 1 time award of $2,000
Salutatorian Award: 1 time award of $1,000
Initial Eligibility: verification as indicated by official high school transcript, awarded to current year high school graduates. May be stacked with academic and privately funded scholarship.

LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS*

*A limited number of leadership and academic scholarships are available.

Boys State or Girls State Delegate*
Award: $4,000 ($2,000 per year for 2 years)
Initial Eligibility: Boys or Girls State delegate, cumulative high school GPA of 3.00, and verification by the American Legion Auxiliary. Awarded to current year high school graduates only.

Boys or Girls State Governor or Nation*
Award: $4,000 ($2,000 per year for 2 years)
Initial Eligibility: Boys State or Girls State delegate who was elected Governor to their state or selected as state delegate to Boys Nation or Girls Nation, cumulative high school GPA of 3.00, and verification by the American Legion Auxiliary. Awarded to current year high school graduates only.

Distinguished Young Women*
Award: 1 time award of $1,000
Initial Eligibility: Winner of the MS Distinguished Young Women Program, minimum high school GPA of 3.00. Awarded to current year high school graduates only.

Eagle Scout or Gold Award*
Award: $4,000 ($2,000 per year for 2 years)
Initial Eligibility: Attainment of Eagle Scout or Gold Award at time of enrollment, verification from council leader, minimum high school GPA of 3.00. Available to current year high school graduates and community college transfer students.

Governor’s School Delegate*
Award: $4,000 ($2,000 per year for 2 years)
Initial Eligibility: Delegate to MS Governor’s School. Awarded to current year high school graduates only.

Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY)*
Award: $4,000 ($1,000 per year for 4 years)
Initial Eligibility: HOBY ambassador with verification by HOBY sponsor, minimum high school GPA of 3.00. Awarded to current year high school graduates only.

Key Club*
Award: $2,000 ($1,000 per year for 2 years)
Initial Eligibility: Member of the Key Club with a minimum of 100 service hours, minimum high school GPA of 3.00, verification of participation by Key Club sponsor. Awarded to current year high school graduates only.

STAR Student*
Award: $2,000 ($1,000 per year for 2 years)
Initial Eligibility: STAR student during the senior year of high school, minimum high school GPA of 3.00, verification by MS Economic Council. Awarded to MS residents and current year high school graduates only.

Student Body President*
Award: $4,000 ($1,000 per year for 4 years)
Initial Eligibility: President of the entire student body (or Student Council) during the senior year of high school, minimum high school GPA of 3.00, verification by high school guidance counselor or principal. Awarded to current year high school graduates only.

PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS*

*A limited number of private scholarships are available. Donation scholarships amount vary based on the donation and can vary on amount based on what is left in the fund.

Private scholarship award vary depending on the scholarship.
Initial Eligibility: less than 140 earned cumulative hours, criteria as set forth by the scholarship donor.

 

The Office of Financial Assistance works with students to meet your financial needs. The department can assist you with federal and state financial aid programs, student loans, state scholarships and federal work study. The office is staffed with full-time, financial aid counselors, so your questions will not go unanswered.

Contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 662-846-4670 or visit online.

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TUITION & FEES

Tuition/Fees

$ 7,500

Per Year

($3,750 / semester)

+Capital Improvement Fee $120 / year

Application Fee $25 (non-refundable)

*Course related fees may apply. Please consult the Undergraduate University Catalog online for an estimation of these fees.

There are $0 out-of-state tuition fees for non-Mississippi residents.

Meal Plan

$ 3,378

Per Year

($1,689 / semester)

 Freshmen and Sophomores living on campus will receive the All Access Pass meal plan.

This includes unlimited meals at Young-Mauldin Dining Hall and $350 Flex Bucks that may be used at Young-Mauldin, Chick-fil-A, Java City, Burger Studio, P.O.D. Express, Burrito Bowl and university concessions.

Residence Hall

$ 4,530.50*

Per Year

*Average cost

$75 Housing Application Fee

Rates shown as double occupancy. For specific hall rates and private room rates, visit www.deltastate.edu/housing.

Blansett | $4,590 ($2,295 / semester)
Brumby-Castle | $4,539 ($2,269.50 / semester)
Cain-Tatum | $4,335 ($2,167.50 / semester) 
Fugler-Hammett | $4,335 ($2,167.50 / semester) 
Foundation Hall | $4,896 ($2,448 / semester)
Lawler-Harkins | $4,488 ($2,244 / semester)