How to Apply

The 2021 graduate studies application is now open, admitting for spring '21 and fall '21.

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Apply now for consideration into one of our master's or graduate certificate programs, to start spring 2021 or fall 2021. Details for the application and materials, and special instructions for international applicants, can be found in the tabs below.

Online Application

Graduate Application

In addition to a completed online application, the materials listed below should be submitted for the application review.

Letters of Recommendation

Enter the full contact information and email address for at least two recommenders. Recommenders should be either academic or professional references.

Once entered, your recommenders will receive an email from Agnes Scott College Admission (admission@agnesscott.edu). Letters of recommendation should be submitted by your recommenders through this email. Personal references or letters submitted by the applicant will not be considered.

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should explain your reason for applying to a graduate program at Agnes Scott and provide us with information about your career goals and how the program will help you reach those goals. We encourage you to cite relevant professional, academic and personal experience that led you to apply and prepared you for the program.

The statement should not exceed 800 words and must be written in English. Upload to your online application before or after you submit your online application.

Professional Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Your resume or CV can include relevant employment history, internships, and/or volunteer work. If enrolled in the program, your resume or CV will be share with our graduate career coaches. Upload to your online application before or after you submit your online application.

Transcript(s)

Transcripts from U.S. Institutions:

Submit official or copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts should be from a regionally accredited college or university within the United States. We do not require high school transcripts.

Copies of transcripts can be uploaded directly to your application portal after submission or sent electronically to gradadmission@agnesscott.edu. We recommend all submissions be sent electronically. If it is not possible to send electronically, they can be sent via mail to the address below. Please note: mailed documents will delay application processing.

Office of Graduate and Extended Programs
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, an official Evaluation of Foreign Credentials is required along with copies of transcripts.

  • All applicants that attended a non-U.S. institution must be able to document their degree as being equivalent to that of a four-year bachelor’s degree awarded by an accredited United States college or university.
  • Regardless of the country of origin or native language, applicants must have their foreign credentials evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (naces.org).
  • The evaluation must include: course by course description, documenting equivalence to a regionally accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree (or the number of years toward completion and grade point average).
  • Evaluations need to be submitted directly to Agnes Scott Graduate Admission to gradadmission@agnesscott.edu from the evaluating member organization for admission consideration.

Writing Sample (Writing & Digital Communication only)

Applicants applying to the Writing and Digital Communication master’s or certificate programs need to provide a writing sample, totaling 10-15 pages and written in English. Writing samples can be from a variety of genres and formats, but should showcase what you believe to best reflect your current writing ability. You may submit a combined collection of work, an excerpt from a longer piece or one complete written piece.

You must upload a pdf of your writing sample to the application portal after you submit your online application.

English Language Proficiency

The English language proficiency requirement at Agnes Scott can be met through one of the following ways:

  1. Your country of origin is one of the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua/Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), the Grenadines, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica/other West Indies, Liberia, Montserrat, New Zealand, South Africa, St. Helena, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, United Kingdom, United States
  2. You have earned a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution of higher education
  3. You have submitted satisfactory scores for Duolingo, TOEFL or IELTS, as noted below. Copies of score reports can be submitted to your application portal after submission for the application review. Official score reports should be sent by the institution to gradadmission@agnesscott.edu.
    • Duolingo English Test (DET)- Recommended minimum score is 110
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)- Recommended minimum score is 6.5
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)- Recommended minimum score of 80

International Graduate Student Certification of Finances

All international graduate applicants are required to submit the International Graduate Student Certification of Finances form. This form is needed to obtain complete and accurate information about the funds available to international applicants who want to study at Agnes Scott. Submit the form with the proper bank statements and documentation via upload to the application portal after application submission or via email to gradadmission@agnesscott.edu.

Submitting Materials

Upload your statement of purpose and professional resume/CV directly into the online application form before submitting. You also have the option to upload additional materials through the online application portal after submitting your online application.

If you are not able to upload something, we recommend sending materials, like your official transcripts, electronically to gradadmission@agnesscott.edu.

If you are unable to upload materials or send them electronically, mail them to:

Office of Graduate Admission
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

Admission Deadlines

  • Priority Admission Deadline - September 15, 2020
  • Regular Admission Deadline - October 15, 2020
  • Final Admission Deadline - November 15, 2020

  • Priority Admission Deadline - February 15, 2021
  • Regular Admission Deadline - April 15, 2021
  • Late Admission Deadline - June 15, 2021
  • Final Admission Deadline - July 15, 2021

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A student's perspective

"I am learning new skills and enhancing my network. Every course guides students through real-life skills-based instruction."

-Crystal Perry, Writing and Digital Communication, MA'20

Contact Us

Celeste Whitman '16

Graduate Admission Counselor

Phone: 404.471.5460
Email: cwhitman@agnesscott.edu

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