Admission Requirements

Students may be accepted for transfer from other regionally accredited colleges and universities if they have earned an associate degree intended for transfer to a four-year school with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. In addition, students may be accepted from other regionally accredited colleges and universities if a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA has been maintained on all coursework attempted, with the exception of vocational/technical or other courses not acceptable for transfer.

Every attempt on repeated courses is counted. Applicants must list all colleges attended on the application for admission. Failure to provide information about prior college attendance is grounds for disciplinary action, including immediate dismissal from the university.

In addition, the applicant must meet one of the following criteria:

  • New Transfer with 30 or more transferrable hours:
    • College GPA – 2.0 cumulative GPA on all credit hours*
  • New Transfer with less than 30 transferrable hours:

    *Cumulative GPA as computed by Delta State University and includes all transferrable college coursework.

Recommended 30 transferable semester credit hours:

  • 6 hours of English Composition;
  • 3 hours of college algebra or quantitative reasoning (taken from a department of mathematics) or a more advanced mathematics course;
  • 6 hours of laboratory science;
  • 6 hours of social or behavioral science; and
  • 9 hours of fine arts and humanities.

602C – Admission Eligibility and Requirements
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, 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).

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 transfer who has:
– Cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.75 from a regionally accredited community college(s) or 4-year institution(s).
– Earned (or anticipate earning before enrollment) a university-parallel associate degree from a regionally accredited community college or university.
– Not graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

Scholarship notes:
– Award can be received up to four (4) 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) Resume with academic awards, student involvement, and community service/philanthropy
2) Online Application Submission including essay
3) 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 an incoming transfer who has:
– Cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.75 from a regionally accredited community college(s) or 4-year institution(s).
– Earned (or anticipate earning before enrollment) a university-parallel associate degree from a regionally accredited community college or university.
– Not graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

Scholarship notes:
– Award can be received up to four (4) 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 Transfer Scholarship (up to 4)

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

Awarded to an incoming transfer who has:
– Cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50 from a regionally accredited community college(s) or 4-year institution(s).
– Earned at least 45 hours of transferable credit, a university-parallel associate degree preferred, from a regionally accredited community college or university.
– Award can be received up to four (4) semesters of full-time attendance, excluding summers

Scholarship notes:
– Award can be received up to four (4) 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.

Award: $2250/semester for four (4) semesters

Awarded to an incoming transfer who has:
– Cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00 from a regionally accredited community college(s) or 4-year institution(s).
– Earned (or anticipate earning before enrollment) 30 credit hours from a regionally accredited community college or university.
– Award can be received up to five (5) semesters of full-time attendance, excluding summers

Scholarship notes:
– Award can be received up to five (5) 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.

Award: $1125/semester for five (5) semesters

Awarded to an incoming transfer who:
– Is a member of PTK at their current institution.
– Has a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00 from a regionally accredited community college(s) or 4-year institution(s).
– Earned (or anticipate earning before enrollment) a university-parallel associate degree from a regionally accredited community college or university.
– Award can be received up to four (4) semesters of full-time attendance, excluding summers

Scholarship notes:
– Award can be received up to four (4) semesters of full-time attendance, excluding summers
– Other institutional scholarships, excluding Statesman/Magnolia Scholarships, 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) Verification of Phi Theta Kappa membership

Award: $500/Semester for four (4) semesters

FINANCIAL AID

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.