Graduate School Application Forms

The following forms are in pdf format for admission and other graduate procedures. They are formatted to allow students to type their information. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software on your computer to view these files. If you are using the United States Postal Service, please mail materials to:

Office of Graduate Studies
Walter Washington Administration Building
1000 ASU Drive #689. Suite 519
Lorman, Mississippi 39096


Complete the appropriate typed form(s) and either scan and email to [email protected] or send U.S. Postal Service.

All forms display in a fillable format. Forms must be typed.


  • Recommendation Letter
    Two recommendations are required and should be submitted electronically by the reference to , or mailed through the United States Postal Service, or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope. Access the suggested guidelines for writing a letter of recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose Form (Non-Degree Applicants Only)
    Applicant should use this form to explain professional intent for seeking enrollment.


  • Checklist for Graduation Candidacy
    This form is used by the student to keep track of documents required for graduation. Students are emailed an office copy from the Office of Graduate Studies following processing of the Application for Degree. The checklist informs students of documents missing to clear them for graduation.
  • Checklist for Graduation Candidacy Guide
    This document provides guidance for reviewing the graduation checklist in and interpreting the components of the checklist.
  • Application for Degree
    Prospective Graduates should complete the fillable Application for Degree and email this form to [email protected].
  • Graduate Student Exit Survey
    The graduate survey is designed to garner input from the prospective student for annual program review improvement.
  • Graduation Student Clearance Form
    This is an electronic process in The Status column publishes Holds on student’s account if account is in arrears for any indebtedness to the University. Students must collaborate with appropriate to clear charges with the following: Business Office, Financial Aid, Health Services, Housing, Library, and Parking Services. Holds may be displayed from other offices such as Academic Affairs, Student Affairs,Veteran Affairs, etc.
  • Request Replacement Diploma
    This link will point you to the Office of Student Records to complete the Customer Service Intake Form to make your request for a replacement diploma.



    • Application to Enroll in 500 Level Graduate Courses
      Restricted to seniors in their last 12 hours of study. Limited to a maximum of hours approved by the Graduate Studies Administrator. Form must be typed.
    • Substitution Request Form
      This form must be approved by the appropriate department faculty and submitted to replace courses substituted in the student’s curriculum. Form must be typed.
    • First Master’s to Second Master’s Course Approval Form
      This form is used to transfer courses from the First Master’s Degree to a Second Master’s Degree. This process is governed by the Second Master’s Degree Policy that limits the number of course hours that can be transferred as well as restrictions on the six year time limit for coursework. Form must be typed.
    • Transfer of Credits
      Approved limit of up to six hours by advisor. Form must include official transcript documenting courses to be transferred. No courses accepted below grade of ‘B.’ Form must be typed.
    • Request to Review Student Record
      Request submitted by student to review admission file. ID must be presented with request. Form must be typed.
    • FERPA Student Release of Information Form
      Authorization by student to release credential information to designee to conduct admission inquiry in absentia. ID must be presented with request. Form must be typed.
    • Request for Release of Student Information
      Student submits this form to request a copy of admission or graduation credentials from student file. Student must present ID with request. Form must be typed.
    • Appeal Form