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Graduate Admission

How to Apply

Applications for Agnes Scott’s graduate programs are open! The graduate admission committee looks forward to reviewing your completed application for an admission decision. 


Application Details

Complete Online Application

All materials except transcripts should be submitted directly into your online application or in the application portal after application submission. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by recommenders through the online form they will receive via email. 



Two Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are submitted by your recommenders through an email they will receive from Agnes Scott. Recommenders should be either academic or professional references. Personal references will not be considered. 

Statement of Purpose (maximum 800 words)

The statement of purpose should explain your reason for applying to a graduate program at Agnes Scott. Many applicants discuss current and future 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.

Professional Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Resume can include full-time positions, part-time positions, internships, and/or volunteer work. 
  • If enrolled in the program, your resume or CV will be share with your graduate career coach.


Writing sample totaling 10-15 pages (applies only for application to Writing and Digital Communication)

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 should upload a pdf of your writing sample in the application portal after you submit your online application form.

Official Transcript(s)

  • Official undergraduate transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • If applicable, official transcripts for graduate coursework
  • Transcripts should be from a regionally accredited college or university
  • We do not require high school transcripts
  • Send official transcripts electronically to
  • Send via mail to: 

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

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 application materials after submitting your online application form.

Sending materials, like your official transcripts, through email? Make sure to send them to 

Sending application materials through the mail? Mail them to:

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

Admission Deadlines for all graduate programs by term:

Applicants are admitted to start during fall or spring terms.

Fall 2019 

  • April 15: Priority admission deadline
  • May 15: Regular admission deadline
  • June 15: Regular admission deadline
  • July 15:  Final admission deadline

Spring 2020 

The spring application will open and be available to start August 1, 2019.

  • September 15: Priority admission deadline
  • October 15: Regular admission deadline
  • November 15: Final admission deadline


Priority Perks

  • Invitation to an interactive salary negotiation workshop taught by Jasmine Adams Langevine
  • Faculty-curated playlist to refresh your skills
  • Priority registration for fall courses during new student registration
  • Exclusive invites to on-campus events and programs before the fall semester begins
  • Early access to the Office of Internship & Career Development's internship and job board