Statesmen students transfer to Cleveland, MS from all over the country and throughout the world. The transfer population makes up the largest portion of the Delta State student body.

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Transfer applicants are those currently enrolled in community college or those with previous college credit hours.

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DEGREE PROGRAMS

 
 
 

Academic Maps

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.

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. First-year students accepted into this competitive program become Honors Fellows and enjoy benefits such as scholarship money, smaller class sizes, 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.

  • All Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible for Program (Or ACT composite of 26 or higher and permission of Honors Director.)
  • Opportunity to enroll every year in zero-credit, ungraded Honors Forum Course, which affords Fellows invitations to special events on and off campus
  • Membership in Honors Program Association, a student-run social/service organization which meets monthly throughout the year.
  • Flexible and streamlined curriculum for transfer Fellows, which presumes completion of Gen. Ed requirement. With the exception of 2 HON specific courses, ALL Honors courses can be completed within the student’s individual major.
  • Recognition at graduation of Honors Fellow status, once curriculum is completed

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Any student who has earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a regionally accredited institution and
has earned a 2.0 GPA (as calculated by Delta State) is eligible for admission. In addition, any student who has
earned other associate level degrees (not an AA) in a transferable academic area and a 2.0 GPA (as calculated
by Delta State) may be eligible for admission.

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 institution) in the following 30 transferable semester credit hours to be eligible to transfer to an IHL
institution:

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

The following items are required to be submitted following application completion:

TRANSCRIPTS
Final official transcripts, from all colleges or universities you have attended, must be sent to the Admissions Office. If applying for federal aid, you must also submit your official high school transcript.

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.TUBERCULOSIS 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

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; 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.

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, preplanned 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). TUBERCULOSIS 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.

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.

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.

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TRANSFER CREDIT

Commonly transferred courses from MS community colleges

This list of general education courses are commonly transferred to Delta State University from Mississippi community colleges. This list is only applicable to Mississippi community college transfer students, not out-of-state students, and may change. Options may vary among degree programs and majors; you should always consult an advisor prior to registration. Please be aware that transferability is not guaranteed until final official transcripts have been received and evaluated.

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TUITION & FEES

ALL COSTS LISTED ARE LISTED PER SEMESTER

TUITION
Undergraduate (12–19 hrs) $3,750.50
Capital Improvement Fee $120
RESIDENCE HALL FEES
Rates listed per semester as double occupancy.
For private room rates, visit www.deltastate.edu/housing.

Blansett | $2,295 per semester
Brumby-Castle | $2,269.50 per semester
Cain-Tatum | $2,167.50 per semester
Fugler-Hammett | $2,167.50 per semester
Foundation Hall | $2,448 per semester
Lawler-Harkins | $2,244 per semester

MEAL PLAN FEES
Commuter students enrolled in six or more hours on the main campus have a $200 commuter meal plan included in their fees. To view additional meal plan options, visit deltastate.sodexomyway.com.

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SCHOLARSHIPS & AID

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SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

  1. A complete admissions application with marked interest in scholarships is required and FAFSA should be completed. Scholarship applications will be reviewed that have been provisionally and fully admitted to Delta State University.
  2. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time.
  3. Transfer student scholarships are available for undergraduate study only, for a maximum of 4 semesters.
  4. The FAFSA should be completed for privately-funded scholarships.
  5. Scholarship guarantees may be paid with institutional, foundation or privately funded monies.
  6. Dismissal from the University will result in forfeiture of all scholarships.
  7. Scholarships are not available to former full-time students.
  8. Academic scholarships are not available for summer sessions, intersession courses or overload fees.
  9. All Scholarship awards are dependent upon available funds; a limited number are offered.

JOIN in. STAND out.

*A limited number of PTK and College Transfer scholarships are available.

*In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicant must be provisionally or fully admitted.

*All documents must be submitted together prior to the deadline to: admissions@deltastate.edu

Through our scholarship program, Delta State University recognizes students who have excelled academically in school. Privately funded scholarships are based on a number of factors which may include: high school GPA, ACT or SAT score, financial need, and residency.

 

*Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
100% tuition
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Initial Eligibility: Verification of Phi Theta Kappa membership, 3.25 cumulative GPA, completion of a minimum of 60 cumulative earned hours or an Associate degree.

Minimum renewal criteria after first year: DSU GPA of 3.25, completion of 15 hours each fall and spring semester, available for a maximum of 4 semesters of undergraduate study.

Applicant will be required to submit the following documents: 1) Resume -includes academic and student involvement (2 page maximum) 2) Essay- 500 word double-spaced not to exceed 1000 words (topic of your choice) 3) Video – Tell us about your resume (Not to exceed two minutes) 4) Essay- 500 word double-spaced not to exceed 1,000 words (If you had the opportunity to change your school in a positive way, what change would you make?)

All documents need to be received together in one email sent to: admissions@deltastate.edu by the November 11, 2019 deadline. Files received after this deadline will be considered in the  May 1, 2020 deadline. Any applicants that met the November 11, 2019 deadline but did not receive a scholarship award, will be automatically entered in for  the May 1, 2020 deadline review. Applicant may update or resubmit all documents by May 1, 2020 deadline for review.

Selection process is completed by the Scholarship Committee.

If said directions are not followed and completed fully by the deadline, the file will not be submitted for review by the Scholarship Committee. Please contact admissions@deltastate.edu for any additional questions.

 

*Transfer Academic Scholarship
Award: 50% tuition
Initial Eligibility: 3.25 cumulative GPA, completion of 60 cumulative earned hours or an Associate degree. Cannot be stacked with Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships; may be stacked with privately funded scholarships.
Minimum renewal criteria after first year: DSU GPA of 3.25, completion of 15 hours each fall and spring semester, available for a maximum of 4 semesters of undergraduate study.

If you would like to apply for an Transfer Academic scholarship, please indicate on your application that you are interested in scholarships. The deadline to apply is November 11, 2019.   Applications received after this deadline will be considered in the May 1, 2020 deadline. Any applicant that met the November 11, 2019 deadline, but did not receive a scholarship award, will be automatically considered in the May 1, 2020 deadline review.

Selection process is completed by the Scholarship Committee.

If said directions are not followed and completed fully by the deadline, the file will not be submitted for review by the Scholarship Committee. Please contact admissions@deltastate.edu for any additional questions.

 

*PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS

*A limited number of private scholarships are available. Donation scholarship amounts vary based on the donation and what is available in the fund. Privately funded scholarships are based on a number of factors which may include: transfer or high school GPA, ACT or SAT score, financial need, and residency.

Initial Eligibility: Less than 140 earned cumulative hours and criteria as set forth by the scholarship donor.

*There are a limited number of scholarships offered.

FINANCIAL AID

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.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

Delta State offers part-time employment opportunities for students through the Federal Work Study (FWS) program and Regular Student Employment (RSE). In order to participate in the FWS program, students must complete the FAFSA. Students may contact Career Services for employment opportunities.

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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.

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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.

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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.