Graduate Admission

Fall – July 15

Spring – November 25

Summer I – April 25

Summer II – May 25

All required admission documents must be submitted to the Graduate Office by the posted deadline for the term intended. Complete application packets include application, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts from all schools attended (transcript must document Bachelor's degree), standardized test scores no older than five years, and two letters of recommendation. International students are required to also submit a credential evaluation, Tuberculosis Chest X-Ray and Blood Test, Statement of Finances, and IELTS or TOEFL scores. Some departments require additional admission documents.

GRE NOTE: Official test scores are required for admission to the Graduate School at Alcorn State University. Scores sent directly from ETS to The Graduate School are considered official. We do not accept expired scores, personal copies of scores, or letters attesting to score reports.

Ask Educational Testing Service to send an official copy of the scores to The Graduate School. Use institution code 4008. Make sure you specify that your scores are sent to the Graduate School. You do not need a department code. If ETS requires a department code, select any one of the department codes listed on its site. Regardless of the department code entered, the scores will come to The Graduate School as long as you use institution code 4008. Be sure to inform us if the name on your application is different from the name on your score report. Applicants are required to take the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing portions of the General Test of the GRE

GRE scores are considered valid for five years from the testing date. If your scores are more than five years old at the time your application is reviewed, new scores will be required. Applicants are advised to take the GRE in time for official scores to reach The Graduate School by the application deadline.

Fall classes begin August 21, 2017. Registration for the fall 2017 semester ends September 8th. Students must be admitted before you are allowed to register. An Alternate PIN is still required to register for the semester. Students are advised to contact your academic adviser for advisement and issuance of your PIN to register. No PINs are issued by Graduate Studies staff.