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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

2017-2018 tuition for the graduate programs is $900 per credit hour.  We do offer financial aid and have grants available for all applicants who qualify.
Yes, federal and private loans may be available. Prospective students should complete a 2018-2019 FAFSA as soon as possible when applying to a graduate program. The priority filing deadline for fall 2018 is May 1, 2018
Agnes Scott offers a Dean’s Grant for Writing and Digital Communication, and a Dean’s Grant for Evaluation and Assessment Methods.

External scholarships may be available for graduate study. Applicants can research potential scholarship opportunities at sites such as or in addition to other scholarship search engines. Agnes Scott cannot guarantee the availability of non-Agnes Scott scholarships, grants, and other types of aid.
The program recommends an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Graduate programs at Agnes Scott College do not require a GRE score. See the full list of admission requirements for more information at
The deadline for fall enrollment is June 15th for students beginning classes in fall 2018. We offer rolling admission so students are encouraged to apply early. Complete application packets are forwarded to the admission committee on a regular basis and applicants are usually notified within four weeks of receiving a complete application.
Application fees will be waived for any person who has completed 60+ credit hours at Agnes Scott or has earned a bachelor's degree from Agnes Scott or will have earned a bachelor's degree from Agnes Scott by the time of enrollment in graduate courses.
Yes, there is a $350 deposit to confirm a student’s seat in the program. This deposit is applied to the first tuition bill.
The advantage to applying early and planning ahead is that you will have plenty of time to file your financial aid application, and prepare yourself for a rigorous year of coursework.
Our committee considers each application holistically. If your GPA is below 3.0, the committee will consider other factors in its decision.
We do not require a GRE score for our graduate programs. We only require a GRE score for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program.
If you are unable to have two academic references, you will need to submit two references from past and/or present direct supervisors.
Our graduate programs are open to all majors.
There are no prerequisite requirements for our graduate programs.
Classes meet once per week on weekday evenings and/or Saturdays.
For Writing and Digital Communication program, please click on the following link:

For Evaluation and Assessment Methods, please click on the following link:
No, we do not offer fully online graduate programs. Each of our graduate programs are face to face. Some courses have online components.
Launching fall 2018: Graduate Certificate in Evaluation and Assessment Methods, Graduate Certificate and Master of Arts in Writing and Digital Communication

Launching fall 2019: Graduate Certificate in Data Visualization, Graduate Certificate and Master’s in Applied Technology, and Master’s in Social Innovation

Launching fall 2020: Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership
Generally parent information is not included on the FAFSA for a graduate student. Federal financial aid, however, is contingent on a number of factors. Please refer to for more information.
Agnes Scott is located in downtown Decatur, steps to local restaurant, coffee shops, and steps from the Decatur Marta Station. Parking on campus is readily available in the parking deck located on 137 S McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030.
  • Career Coaching and Academic Advising
  • Access to Graduate Student Lounge
  • 24 hours Snap Fitness Membership
  • Access to McCain Library’s information and technology resources, including computer labs and study rooms
  • Access to Evans Dining Hall,  Mollie’s Grill & Black Cat Café
McCain Library offers 3 types of computers available (desktop with hard drive, thin client with monitor only, and laptop), printing rights, software/ programs available, scanners, and photocopiers. Graduate students are able to borrow books, DVD’s, cd’s, equipment (laptops, computer accessories, iPads, and projectors), phone chargers, cameras, recording equipment, graphing calculators, and bikes. Lastly, McCain Library offers great study spaces. For more information, visit