Application Checklist - The following is a checklist for your self-service application sections according to the application type you select. When you enter data in a section, a check mark will appear by that section to indicate it is complete. Once you have provided all the application information requested, you must click
Application is Complete
to submit your application.
The Graduate School establishes minimum admission requirements and
supports the online application process to graduate study.
Graduate School accepts applications from domestic and international students. Applications
are accepted year-round for admission to Graduate School at Alcorn State
University. Students can apply using the Apply Online link on the Graduate webpage at
. There are six basic steps for
completing the application process: create an account to login, select term
and application type, complete the biographical section, select a program of
interest, provide prior college attendance, and submit the application. Applications
are processed within one to three days
following submission. Students are sent a communication to inform them of the
required documents to submit based on the program of interest. Students are also provided an ebooklet describing admission requirements and application
deadlines. The Graduate Office must receive
complete application packets based on published deadlines.
Admission – July 15
Admission – November 25
Admission – April 25
Admission – May 25
Submit Required Material
students are responsible for submission of application materials to the
graduate office. The graduate admission process requires submission of an
application, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts from all
universities attended, and test scores (all test scores must be submitted
directly to the Graduate Office from the testing agency). Academic Units may
determine additional materials as part of the application process for making
admission decisions. Specific degree and
admission requirements vary by department and are listed on the Admissions link on the Graduate webpage. The following departments require
Technology – Resume and Goal Statement
Business – Resume
Education and Psychology – Educator License
Nursing – Resume, Statement of Professional Goals, Nursing License, Two-minute
students are required to submit additional documents for admission.
Evaluation – evaluation conducted by an accredited credentialing evaluation
service (Credentialing Service must be a member of NACES – National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) to
determine if international transcripts reflect degree is equivalent to U.S.
of Financial Support – declaration of finances to verify resources to support
educational costs to study in the United States; Affidavit and bank statement
must not be older than three weeks upon submission to the Graduate Office;
finances must meet the university’s assessed tuition and cost of living
of English as a Foreign Language – administered by Educational Testing Service
English proficiency exam scores (International English Language Testing System)
Chest X-ray – chest x-ray test must be
performed at a medical facility in the U.S.; test results must not be older
than six weeks upon submission to the Graduate Office and
Interferon Gamma Assays (blood test) – blood test must be performed at a
medical facility in the U.S.; test results must not be older than six weeks
upon submission to the Graduate Office
departments evaluate applicants. Each academic unit has an admissions committee
which is comprised of at least three
graduate faculty and one faculty member serves as the chair. Once an applicant submits all required
documents for admission, the complete electronic file is forwarded to the
admissions committee for review to make an admission decision. Graduate
Admission Committees decide who to admit each semester from among the
applications received. Admission committees consider the following in their
deliberations and rate all applicants based on an
assessment of these documents.
academic success of students in reviewing their transcript of undergraduate or
graduate-level work as well as course preparation for the graduate program of
overall Grade Point Average (GPA) as well as GPA in content courses
strength of the letters of recommendation in which references assess the
prospective student’s potential for advanced study
standardized test score performance as an indicator of success
Committees are given 5-7 days to determine a decision after receipt of a
student’s application packet. All admission decisions are communicated to the Graduate Office.
applying as Non-Degree have not yet decided a program of interest. They wish to
take courses for professional or personal development without obtaining a
graduate degree. Students admitted non-degree might
take up to nine hours of graduate courses before required to apply to a degree
program. Admission to Non-Degree status is
determined by the Graduate Office based on documents for admission:
application, official transcript documenting a Bachelor’s degree, and statement
notifications are communicated in the form of email by the Graduate Office to
the student. Next steps are conveyed to
the student of things the student needs to do before enrolling in courses.
Following submission of your application, you will receive an email containing a checklist of missing credentials to complete your application pack. Make sure all admission documents listed in the email are forwarded to the
Office of Graduate Studies
(official transcript from all colleges attended, official standardized test scores based on the program of application (GRE, PRAXIS I / CASE & II, or GMAT), and two letters of recommendation).
Complete admission packs are forwarded to the admissions committee for the program you are applying. In rare cases, the applicant may be contacted by a member of the admissions committee requesting additional information to make an admission decision.
All completed admission packs are reviewed for an admission decision by the academic unit's admission committee.
Applications received beyond the deadline for admission will be processed for the next semester. Students should start the admission process well in advance of the deadlines below to apply to prevent a delay in the decision to notification process.