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Graduate Admission

Engaging the Challenge, Together. Information for a remote-only fall semester.

How to Apply

Applications to start in one of Agnes Scott’s graduate programs this fall 2020 are open through August 10, 2020! The graduate admission committee looks forward to reviewing your completed application for an admission decision. International applicants should visit our International Graduate Student Application Requirements page.


We understand that the effects of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) are causing university closings around the world. We want to assure you we are still available to help you through the application process. Please review the special announcements below related to possible delays. If you expect a delay with any of your application materials, please contact us at

About submitting university transcripts:

  • If you requested official transcripts to be mailed to us and they aren't appearing on your application checklist, there will likely be a delay in processing. Please upload copies of your transcripts directly to your application portal, or email them to
  • If your university is closed and you are unable to request official transcripts, please upload unofficial copies of your transcripts to your application portal or contact for assistance.
  • If you attended a non-U.S. institution for your bachelor’s degree or graduate coursework, and are experiencing delays with your foreign credential evaluation(s), please contact us at for assistance. We will review these situations on a case-by-case basis.

International Graduate Applicants: Refer to the International Graduate Admission page for requirements and updates to TOEFL/IELTS test site cancellations.

See the official Agnes Scott College COVID-19 Resource page for the most up-to-date information about how the college is responding to this situation.


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 or unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Transcripts should be from a regionally accredited college or university
  • We do not require high school transcripts

Official transcripts can be sent electronically to or via mail to: 

Celeste Whitman
Agnes Scott College, Office of Graduate 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? Send them to

Sending application materials through the mail? Mail them to:

Celeste Whitman
Agnes Scott College
Office of Graduate 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. The fall 2020 application is now open.


  • August 10:  Final admission deadline


Priority Perks

  • Priority consideration for grant opportunities
  • Priority registration for first semester
  • Exclusive invites to on-campus events, professional workshops, and programs before your first semester begins