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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Aid 
The 2018-2019 tuition for the graduate program is $900 per credit hour. We 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 June 30, 2018. For more information please visit our financial aid page here.

Agnes Scott offers the Linda Lentz Hubert Grant for Writing and Digital Communication. In the Spring semester a Dean’s Grant for Evaluation and Assessment Methods will be offered. 

Additionally, for the 2018-2019 school year, Agnes Scott is thrilled to offer the Founders’ Grant for the inaugural year of graduate programs at Agnes Scott. To find more information about the grants available through Agnes Scott visit here

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.

Once admitted, students pay a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $350 which is applied to their first tuition bill. Admitted students can pay their deposit here.
No application fee is required for the graduate programs.
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.
The program recommends an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Graduate programs at Agnes Scott College do not require a GRE score. For more information on the admission requirements visit here.

The required materials are: 

  • Completed application form 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Statement of purpose discussing current and future career plans as they relate to your program of choice. Maximum 800 words. Must be written in English.
  • Writing sample (10-15 pages, Writing and Digital Communication only)
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s)
  • Official graduate transcript (s) if applicable 
The deadline for the fall semester is June 15, 2018. The deadline for the spring semester is November 5, 2018.
There is no advantage to applying early in regards to being admitted as all students are evaluated holistically. However, applying early ensures that you will have plenty of time to file your financial aid application and prepare yourself for a rigorous year of coursework.
The admission committee considers each application holistically. If your GPA is below 3.0, the committee will consider other factors in its decision.
The college does not require a GRE score for graduate programs. GRE scores are only required for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program.
The graduate programs are open to all majors.
There are no prerequisites for applying to any graduate programs.

2018-2019 Fall and Spring Class Schedule

Monday: 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 -11:45 a.m. and 1:00-3:45 p.m.

Each class is 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15 minute break. Classes meet once per week during the fall and spring semesters.

For the Writing and Digital Communication program, please click here.

For Evaluation and Assessment Methods, please click here.
There are not any graduate programs offered exclusively online. All programs are in person at Agnes Scott College. However, several courses have online components.

Agnes Scott College is launching 6 graduate programs over the next three years.

Fall 2018
Writing and Digital Communication

  • Master of Arts
  • Graduate Certificate

Spring 2019
Evaluation and Assessment Methods

  • Graduate Certificate

Fall 2019
Data Visualization

  • Graduate Certificate

Applied Technology

  • Master of Arts
  • Graduate Certificate

Social Innovation

  • Master of Arts


Campus Life
Agnes Scott is conveniently located in downtown Decatur near several local restaurants, coffee shops and 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
  • Graduate student lounge
  • 24-hour Snap Fitness membership
  • McCain Library’s information and technology resources, including computer labs and study rooms
  • Evans Dining Hall, Mollie’s Grill and the Black Cat Café
  • Adobe Creative Suite available for purchase at student educational rate

McCain Library offers 3 types of computers (Windows desktops with hard drive, mini desktops with less memory, and laptops), printing rights, software/programs, scanners and photocopiers. Graduate students are able to borrow books, DVDs, CDs, equipment (various cameras, computer accessories, iPads and projectors), phone chargers, podcasting and recording equipment, graphing calculators, interlibrary loans and bicycles. On-site and remote access is available to 474 databases (of journal articles, primary and secondary sources). Librarians are available to assist you in using those efficiently. Lastly, McCain Library offers great study spaces, some of which may be reserved for group use. For more information, visit the library's website.