You can be admitted to a Mississippi university by meeting any of the following criteria:

» Complete the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum 3.2 high school grade point average (GPA) on the CPC; or

» Complete the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum 2.50 high school GPA on the CPC or a class rank in the top 50%, and a score of 16 or higher on the ACT* (Composite); or

» Complete the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum 2.00 high school GPA on the CPC and a score of 18 or higher on the ACT* (Composite); or

» All students satisfying the NCAA Division I Standards for student athletes who are “full-qualifiers” or “academic redshirts” are accepted as equivalent to the admission standards established by the Board.

» 602C Admission Eligibility – Due to ACT and SAT test postponements/cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as of April 17, 2020, System Guidance for Admission and Placement due to COVID-19 for AY 2020-2021 & AY 2021-2022, the applicant is evaluated and reviewed for admission to DSU through 602C (Academic Placement
Resulting from Various Deficiencies). DSU’s Office of Admissions will continue to follow the policies and bylaws, Section 602B (1-5).

» Students who do not meet the above criteria are nonetheless eligible for admission. Such students must participate, however, in an on-campus placement process at the university of their choice.

The process will determine whether the student may be enrolled in regular freshman-level courses or be required to enroll in the summer semester with mandatory participation in the Summer Developmental Program. Successful completion of the summer semester entitles the student to continued enrollment in the fall semester at the university of his or her choice.

Delta State University does not accept academic documents, including transcripts or test scores for admission review or scholarship awarding. 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.

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)

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.

To be fully admitted and eligible to receive scholarships, official test scores must be sent on an official document sent from the high school or a testing agency to Delta State University, Office of Admissions: admissions@deltastate.edu.

Students 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.

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

APPLICANTS TWENTYONE 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 hours 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.

Students are not eligible for federal aid while under this decision of 21 and over (non-degree seeking students).

Scholarships & Aid

Delta State University proud to offer the following scholarships to qualifying students for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Eligibility for these awards is listed, as well as the number of awards to be given. Priority for these awards will be based on when the student was admitted to the University and when the student has a FAFSA fully on file with the Office of Financial Aid. Students who are not required to have the FAFSA on-file, ex. international students, will have this requirement waived.

Additionally, students receiving academic awards must maintain certain standards related to their educational pursuits. If awarded, student will be notified of requirements to keep scholarship in the initial scholarship offer from the University.

The following awards are offered up to the cost of attendance and are applied after any federal, state, or external scholarship or grants received by the University for any recipient have been applied.

Awarded to one(1) incoming freshman who has
– Cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.75
– Composite ACT of at least 28 or SAT Total of at least 1300
– Super Score will be used for scholarship consideration

Scholarship notes:
– Award can be received up to eight (8) semesters of full-time attendance, excluding summers
– Other institutional scholarships, including those from the Delta State University Foundation, cannot be awarded with this scholarship.

Applicant must submit the following –
1) Online Application Submission including essay
2) Completed FAFSA & any documents received by January 31

Application will be available through 4:30 pm, January 15, 2023. Application can be accessed here.

Award: 100% UG tuition, double occupancy room, board, $600 toward books, Campus Improvement Fee, Student Activity Fee

Awarded to up to four (4) incoming freshmen who has
– Cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.75
– Composite ACT of at least 28 or SAT Total of at least 1300
– Super Score will be used for scholarship consideration

Scholarship notes:
– Award can be received up to eight (8) semesters of full-time attendance, excluding summers
– Other institutional scholarships, including those from the Delta State University Foundation, may be awarded with this scholarship, not to exceed combined cost of tuition, fees (campus improvement, student activity, and First Day Ready), room, and board.

Applicant must submit the following –
1) Completed FAFSA & any documents received by January 31

*Awarded to a non-recipient of the Statesman Freshman Scholarship (up to 4)

Award: $4,200/semester for eight (8) semesters

Awarded to an incoming freshman who has
– Cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50
– Composite ACT of at least 24 or SAT Total of at least 1160
– Super Score will be used for scholarship consideration

Scholarship notes:
– Award can be received up to eight (8) semesters of full-time attendance, excluding summers
– Other institutional scholarships, including those from the Delta State University Foundation, may be awarded with this scholarship, not to exceed combined cost of tuition, fees (campus improvement, student activity, and First Day Ready), room, and board.

Applicant must submit the following –
1) Completed FAFSA & any documents received by January 31

Award: $2250/semester for eight (8) semesters

Awarded to an incoming freshman who has
– Cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0
– Composite ACT of at least 20 or SAT Total of at least 1030
– Super Score will be used for scholarship consideration

Scholarship notes:
– Award can be received up to eight (8) semesters of full-time attendance, excluding summers
– Other institutional scholarships, including those from the Delta State University Foundation, may be awarded with this scholarship, not to exceed combined cost of tuition, fees (campus improvement, student activity, and First Day Ready), room, and board.

Applicant must submit the following –
1) Completed FAFSA & any documents received by January 31

Award: $1125/semester for eight (8) semesters

The Office of Financial Aid 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 Aid at 662-846-4670 or visit online.