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?

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 3.2 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:

◊  Create or Log In to your Delta State admissions account.

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

◊  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.

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

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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 124 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.

 
 

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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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MEET YOUR RECRUITER

Derrick Bean

Derrick Bean

Northeast Mississippi & Eastern U.S.

Aja Buckhalter

Aja Buckhalter

Southwest Mississippi and Mountain West U.S.

Kimberly Youngman

Kimberly Youngman

Southeast Mississippi, West Coast, Texas, South Alabama

John Mauney

John Mauney

South MS & Texas Transfers

Katie Shoemaker

Katie Shoemaker

North Mississippi, Tennessee to Great Lakes

Dillon Vickers

Dillon Vickers

North MS & Tennessee Transfers

Rebekah Arant

Rebekah Arant

Delta/Arkansas Recruiter & North Central U.S.

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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 submit a completed scholarship application and be admitted to the university.

Final deadline FEBRUARY 1.

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS


SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

  1. A complete scholarship application (including resume and essay) is required for consideration; priority deadline is November 1, final deadline is February 1.
  2. Scholarship applications are reviewed for freshmen that have been admitted to Delta State University with a minimum 3.00 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 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 140 earned hours.
  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.
  11. Renewable scholarships are available each year based on continued eligibility (Completion of 30 semester hours with a 3.0 DSU GPA or according to donor requirements).
  12. Scholarship awards are dependent upon available funds; a limited number of leadership scholarships are available.
AFFORDABILITY
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ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Academic Excellence
Award: 100% tuition
Initial Eligibility: ACT composite score between 29-36 (SAT 1350-1600), minimum non-weighted cumulative high school GPA 3.00.

Academic Achievement
Award: 50% tuition
Initial Eligibility: ACT composite score between 26-28 (SAT 1240-1340), minimum non-weighted cumulative high school GPA 3.00.

Academic Opportunity
Award: 33% tuition
Initial Eligibility: ACT composite score between 22-25 (SAT 1100-1230), minimum non-weighted cumulative high school GPA 3.00.

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 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

Private scholarship award vary depending on the scholarship.
Initial Eligibility: less than 140 earned cumulative hours, criteria as set forth by the scholarship donor. May be stacked with first-time freshmen academic scholarships.

Privately funded scholarships available through the Admissions Office, as of September 2016:

Joe and Victor Aguzzi
Ambassador Jeanette Hyde
AT Janoush Family Eagle Scout
Atmos Energy Corporation
Kline Bedwell
Wattie and Ione Bishop
Carol Brumby Estate
Calvary Baptist Church, Lyle Latham Memorial
Sam Camise Family
Charlene Boyd Memorial
Chinese Baptist Church
Delta Region Foundation
Delta Rice Producers
Dement and Mable Warren
Doyce Stallings Mitchell Phi Theta Kappa
Dr. Richard and Barbara Collins
Drew High School
DSU Enhancement
DSU Foundation Board Scholars Fund
Estelle Galloway Women’s
Farmer’s Grain Terminal, Inc.
First Christian Church
Floyd and Joan Robertson
Graeber Foundation
William “Doc” Griffin
Maurice and Mary Hartley
James and Jessie Lee Simmons
John M. Curlee
Joe and Carolyn Floyd
Leola Griffin
Lower MS Delta Services Corp, Inc.
Marietta Crear
Minnie Lee Hervey
Mr. and Mrs. Clark E. Boyd
Martha Roberts Jenkins
James and Lexa McCord & John and Lydia Taylor
North Sunflower County
Providence Cooperative Farm
Robert Allen Arnold
Ross W. Fiser
S.H. and D.W. Kyle Education Trust
Sonny Blakeman
Sylvia Wiggins
John William and Annie Louise Tarver
Taikeia “Muff” Dorsey
Tot Buckley
Treloar
Tri-State Educational Foundation
William Kethley
William and Jean Friedman
Woodson Earle
Zo Anderson Brown

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

$ 6739

Per Year

($3,369.50/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

$ 3170

Per Year

($1,585 per 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

$ 4442*

Per Year

 *Average cost

$50 Housing Application Deposit

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

Blansett | $4,500 ($2,250 per semester)
Brumby-Castle | $4,450 ($2,225 per semester)
Cain-Tatum | $4,250 ($2,125 per semester) 
Fugler-Hammett | $4,250 ($2,125 per semester) 
Foundation Hall | $4,800 ($2,400 per semester)
Lawler-Harkins | $4,400 ($2,200 per semester)