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Admission Requirements

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Kent Wyatt Hall Room 117
Cleveland, MS 38733


To be considered for admission to Delta State, an entering freshmen must meet ALL of the following:

  • Minimum ACT composite score of 16 or minimum SAT combined critical reading and math score of 770. Please note that only testing center scores are accepted and super-scoring is not permitted.
  • Meet freshmen admission requirements and have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA on all college courses attempted.
Transfer Students

To be considered for admission to Delta State, a transfer student must meet ONE of the following:

  • Transfer from a regionally accredited U.S. institution with a 2.00 or higher GPA and successfully complete the following 30 semester credit hours:
    6 hours – English Composition
    3 hours – College Algebra or higher math
    6 hours – Laboratory Science
    6 hours – Behavior Sciences
    9 hours – Transferable Electives
  • One year of study in a foreign university with a 2.00 or higher GPA, meet minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and ACT/SAT score requirements.
  • Meet freshman admission requirements and have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA on all college courses attempted.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the application for admission, all undergraduates must submit the following:

Official Transcripts – Certified, attested, or translated copies of academic documents from all secondary and post-secondary schools must be mailed to the Admissions Office directly from the WES evaluation agency. All international transcripts must be translated prior to submitting. To access recommended evaluation services, click here.

  Documented proof of English language proficiency, the following are acceptable

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable scores are: 196 computer-based, 70 internet-based, or 525 paper-based.
  • Completion of intensive English training at a U.S. college, must present certificate.
  • English is listed as the first language on the Senior Certificate.

 Declaration of financial support for Delta State University

 Financial Statement - Official statement from your bank verifying funds are available equal to $17,025 U.S. dollars to cover the cost of your education and stay in the U.S for one academic year. This statement must be issued within six months of your enrollment. If a statement from your bank is not possible, funds may be wired directly to Delta State University to cover the costs of one semester ($8,513 USD).

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The Office of Admissions is here to assist you throughout the application process for admission into Delta State University. To begin, download and complete the application for admission below. Next, mail your application along with the $100.00 USD non-refundable application fee, to the following address:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions Kent Wyatt Hall, room 117 Cleveland, MS 38733




A great resource for international scholarships offered outside of Delta State University is the International Education Financial Aid International Scholarship Search.


***Please refer to the official Admissions website for exact scholarship offerings.***

The following scholarships are offered by external agencies and are available to non-U.S. Residents. This database was compiled by the National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland.

    • A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship 
      Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a four-year college in the U.S. Each scholarship carries a stipend of $1,500 per academic year. Recipients may re-apply each year for up to four years, provided they continue to meet the requirements of the award. Applications accepted January 15 – August 1.
    • All-USA College Academic Team 
      Recognition program for exceptional full-time undergraduates at four-year institutions in the USA and its territories.
    • Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship 
      Individuals interested in artistic and technical production, arts administration and community engagement. Fellowship provides a modest stipend. Deadline: April 1.
    • Amelia Earhart Fellowships (Zonta International Foundation) 
      Women of any nationality with a superior academic record and a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering. Fellowships carry a stipend of $6,000; approximately 35 are awarded annually. Deadline: mid November.
    • American Association for University Women – International Fellowships 
      Full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. Deadline: December 1.
    • American Scandinavian Foundation 
      Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden citizens for study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Japan Scholarship Program 
      Citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years.
    • Asian Cultural Council 
      Individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Deadlines vary.
    • Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation 
      Female students enrolled in a behavioral, life, physical, or social science or engineering program leading to a Ph.D. degree. Graduate fellowships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded each year. Deadline: January
    • Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program 
      Short-term fellowship program supporting bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Deadline: December.
    • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow Program 
      Year long paid internship for graduating seniors interested in careers in international affairs. Internship is at the Carnegie Endowment for World Peace in Washington, DC. Deadline: January 15
    • Canon Collins Educational Trust 
      Full scholarship for nationals from Southern African countries South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola and Mozambique) who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree (normally a one year Master’s degree) in either the United Kingdom or southern Africa. Application Deadlines: for the United Kingdom: March 15th each year; for Southern Africa, August 12th each year
    • Chevening Scholarship Program 
      Three different scholarship schemes for postgraduate study in the United Kingdom. For students from selected countries. Eligible for all fields of study. Deadlines vary depending on country.
    • Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program 
      Designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in the analysis that informs the creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology, and government.
    • Cosmos Club Foundation Grants in Aid to Young Scholars 
      $1,500 – $3,000 grants to meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds (eg. small items of equipment (ordinarily expendable), special supplies, travel to research facilities or to attend relevant meetings, etc.) Applicants must be enrolled in a program leading to a graduate degree (Masters or Doctoral) in a member institution of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Deadline: November.
    • Commonwealth Scholarship 
      Commonwealth citizens to pursue postgraduate study or doctoral study at Commonwealth universities. Deadlines vary by country.
    • DAAD Annual Grants 
      Undergraduate scholarships to study in the Federal Republic of Germany. Foreign nationals are eligible if they are attending a US institution for their undergraduate degree. Applications in all fields are accepted, with the exception of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.
    • Davis-Putter Scholarships 
      Need-based grants (up to $6,000) to undergraduate or graduate students actively working for peace and justice on campus and/or in the community.
    • Echoing Green Public Service Fellowships 
      Funding to conduct public service projects anywhere in the world. For up to two years of support.
    • Edmund S. Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship 
      Twenty-two fellowships for doctoral-level programs in business administration, economics, public administration, and public policy. For citizens of Georgia, Russia or Ukraine.
    • Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics 
      Essay contest for full-time juniors or seniors. Prizes range from $500 – $5,000. Deadline: December.
    • Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists 
      $10,000 (Canadian) award for talented artists. No age limit. Not for those pursuing abstract or nonrepresentational art.
    • Environmental Research and Education Foundation 
      This scholarship recognizes excellence in Ph.D. or post-doctoral environmental research and education. Deadline: August 1.
    • Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) 
      Fellowships to first-, second-, and third-year undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. This program supports one year of non-degree undergraduate study in the United States in the fields of accounting, agriculture, American studies, business, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, environmental management, hospitality management, international relations, journalism and mass communication, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. Deadline: November.
    • Exploration Fund of the Explorers Club 
      $1,200 grants in support of exploration and field research. Funds given primarily to graduate students.
    • Fulbright 
      Educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and over students from 140 countries. Students interested in applying for the Fulbright Student Program must apply through the Fulbright Program Office in their home country.
    • Gates Cambridge Scholarships 
      One to three years of study in any discipline at Cambridge University. Candidates apply directly through Cambridge. Deadline: mid to late October.
    • Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women Competition 
      $1,500 cash award to outstanding juniors. Contact: ttcw@glamour.com for more information.
    • Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program 
      $3,000 award for 100 outstanding second year college students in any field of study.
    • Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund 
      For undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent, between the ages of 17 and 25. Deadline: January.
    • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships 
      Internship opportunity for college graduates to serve 6 – 9 months with a participating organization of their choice in Washington DC. Deadlines vary.
    • Humane Studies Fellowships 
      For undergraduate and graduate students interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies. More than 100 fellowships up to $12,000 are awarded annually. Deadline: late December.
    • Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship 
      For young journalists and journalism school graduates from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. Deadline: December 31.

    • International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships 
      Up to 50 fellowships to support social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world.
    • IREX Small Grants Fund for the Middle East and North Africa 
      Grants between $2,500 and $10,000 for projects to support civil society organizations, education professionals, media, and journalists in the Middle East and North Africa. Deadline: June.
    • ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships 
      Various scholarships for students in the fields of automation and control. Deadline: February.
    • J. W. Saxe Memorial Fund 
      Annual $1,000 scholarship to one or more undergraduate or graduate students working in public service. Deadline: March.
    • Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarships 
      Graduating seniors or recent alumni. Open to all fields of study at any accredited university in the US or abroad. Award is up to $50,000 per year for up to 6 years. Deadline: late April.
    • Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies 
      Nationals of IMF Asian member countries interested in studying for their doctorates in economics in order to work in an international financial institution (such as the IMF or the World Bank) or in their home administrations. Deadline: December 31.
    • John Bayliss Radio Scholarship 
      15 Scholarships for juniors, seniors and graduate level students majoring in Broadcast Communications. Deadline: March.
    • Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Regular Program 
      For individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at any university located in a World Bank member country except their own. Suggested fields of study: economics, public administration, finance, planning, health, population, agriculture, infrastructure, information systems and aquatic resources (provided that the focus of study is on public policy aspects of these fields), environment and natural resource management, education, and other development-related subjects. Deadline: March 31.
    • Josephine de Karman Scholarships 
      $16,000 scholarship to support either the final year of study for juniors or for PhD candidates with ABD status. Deadline: late January.
    • Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship 
      Annual fellowship for advanced study of Fine Arts in the U.S. or abroad, to enhance professional standing or to finance a special project. Preference for candidates under 25 years. There are three fellowships of $7,500 each in art, architecture or music; an additional music fellowship for $15,000; and up to three alternate awards of up to $1,000 each. Deadline: mid January.
    • King Faisal Foundation Scholarship 
      Funding opportunity for Muslim students in Medicine, Engineering, and sciences (Physics, Chemistry, and Geology) to study at an accredited European or North American university.
    • Microsoft Scholarships 
      Four types of scholarships for undergraduate students interested in computer science and related technical disciplines. One year award for students attending institutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All recipients of a scholarship will be required to complete a salaried summer internship of 12 weeks or more at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. Deadline: mid January.
    • Nelson Mandela Scholarships 
      Up to 14 scholarships offered for disadvantaged South African students to pursue post graduate study in the United Kingdom. Deadline: mid November.Olive W. Garvey Fellowships Biennial award to outstanding college students around the world through a competitive essay contest on the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty. Awards range from $1,000 – $2,500. Deadline: May
    • Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships 
      For graduate study or research in any field except medical sciences or introductory language study. Deadlines vary.
    • Overseas Research Students Award Scheme 
      Funding to pay the difference between international student fees and home EU fees for international students at UK institutions.
    • Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship 
      Supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Citizens of all countries are eligible, but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Deadline: January.
    • Rhodes Scholarships for Non-U.S. Citizens 
      One to three years of study at Oxford University for citizens of Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean and Jamaica, Germany, Hong Kong, India Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Open to all fields. Deadlines vary.
    • The Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program 
      Approximately 20 ($2,000-$3,000) awards are offered to students in the U.S. in need of financial aid to further their education at the undergraduate or graduate level. Deadline: early February.
    • Rotary Peace Scholarships 
      Funding to support two-year master’s-level degree program at one of the Rotary Centers for International Studies. Seventy scholarships are offered worldwide. Deadlines vary by Rotary district.
    • Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships 
      One year study abroad opportunity in any discipline in over 160 countries worldwide. Deadlines vary by district.
    • Russian Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program 
      One year of non- degree academic study at leading universities and colleges throughout the United States. Fellows concentrate on community, governmental, or corporate affairs.
    • Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award 
      Annual stipend of $10,000 for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. Deadline: mid February.
    • Seaspace Scholarships 
      Supports marine-related courses of study for undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years and graduate students with an overall GPA of at least 3.3/4.0 and demonstrating financial need. Deadline: February.
    • Society of Women Engineers 
      Various awards for women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science, as well as engineering and computer science students enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs. Deadlines vary.

  • South Pacific and East Timor Scholarship Programs 
    Two special degree study programs for citizens of South Pacific nations and East Timor. Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate degree study. Priority is given to applicants seeking degrees that address national development needs.
  • Smithsonian Fellowships 
    Unless noted otherwise, all Smithsonian fellowships (graduate, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, senior) opportunities are open to non-US citizens. Deadlines vary.
  • Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship 
    Candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States are eligible. Deadline: November 1.
  • Student Academy Awards 
    Awards and cash grants offered for student films. Deadline: April.
  • Swiss Benevolent Society of New York Scholarships 
    Merit based awards for study at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels both in the U.S. and abroad. Deadline: March.
  • UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Fellowships 
    Young researchers with advanced degrees (M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent) from developing countries majoring in one of four areas: environment, intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, and peaceful conflict resolution.
  • Winston Foundation for World Peace Fellowships 
    Support undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in cooperative security, conflict resolution, and disarmament. Fellows design their own projects, usually involving public education, media outreach, grassroots organizing, or another active approach to issues of cooperative security, nuclear arms control, conventional arms transfers, demilitarization, democracy building, conflict resolution, and the like. Applicants are expected to work full-time with a non-profit organization. A $300/week stipend is provided for the duration of the project, which lasts from 2-4 months.

    Information and application materials:
    Contact: winstonfoun@igc.apc.org
    Write: Winston Foundation Fellowships
    2040 S Street NW
    Suite 201
    Washington, DC 20009-1157
    Phone: 202-483-4215

  • Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships 
    Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture. Deadline: March.
  • Scholarship Databases: 
    International Education Financial Aid International Scholarship Search
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