Graduate Admission Application Status
Application Status| Documents Information |Documents Received | Important Information Regarding Documents | Overview of Application Process
Applicant Name: John Doe
Date of Birth: 1/1/1982
Mailing Address: 123 Somewhere Street
Anywhere, LA 77777
Application 1: c Incomplete c Complete
Term: Spring 2006
Curriculum: Special Education, MS (SPED)
Date Application Received: 1/11/2006
Date Application Sent
To Department for Review: 1/20/06
Current Status: Your application has been received, processed and
forwarded to the Graduate Advisor in your requested program for review. We are awaiting an admission decision from that office. You must contact the Graduate Advisor (Dr. Lindsey – 225.771.3950) in your requested program directly if you have additional questions about the status of your application.
You can contact the academic department you requested by calling: (225) 771.3950
Documents received by the Graduate School are identified by date. Use the list below as a guide for completing your degree-seeking application. Make sure you have sent or have notified the appropriate officials to send all required items to the Office of Graduate Studies and the department by the appropriate deadline date. Failure to submit ALL required documents may result in a delayed or rejected application.
To the Office of Graduate Studies:
____ 1. Completed Application for Admission to Graduate School form.
____ 2. Application fee (and any applicable late fee). Cashier’s Check/Money
Orders ONLY (payable to Southern University).
____ 3. One official transcript from EACH college/university attended (including
summer only work, and even if work appears on another institution’s
transcript). International applicants: Include degree statements from
____ 4. 3 Letters of Recommendation.
____ 5. GRE or GMAT scores (if required). NOTE: Recommended/minimum test
scores are established by the department. Contact the Graduate Advisor
in your requested program for specific requirements .
____ 6. Statement of Purpose.
____ 7. TOEFL scores (International Students ONLY).
____ 8. Affidavit of Support (International Students ONLY).
____ 9. ISRECY (Special Education Program ONLY).
Documents with no “Date Received” should be submitted immediately to the Office of Graduate Studies.
Photocopies of transcripts and test score report forms, while not considered official, may be submitted for review to speed the processing of your application (this does NOT apply to INTERNATIONAL transcripts). Official documents are required to complete your admission process.
If you are admitted PROVISIONALLY pending final documents, your admission will list all official documents still required by the Office of Graduate Studies. You will also be provided additional time to submit final, official documents.
Photocopies may be faxed to 225.771.5723 or mailed to P.O. Box 9860, Baton Rouge, LA 70813. Please include the following information on all documents: Full Name, Student Identification Number/Social Security Number, Date of Birth, and Intended Academic Major.
When the Office of Graduate Studies receives a paid application, a file is created and the academic credentials are forwarded to the graduate program of the academic department you requested for review. The Graduate Advisor (and/or Graduate Admissions Committee) in the program you evaluates the application, makes the admission recommendation, and notifies the Office of Graduate Studies. The Office of Graduate Studies then conducts the final evaluation and sends the official notification to the student. NOTE: Final admission will NOT occur until ALL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS and test scores are received. Please carefully review the checklist above.
How long will this process take? The application process varies by department. Some departments’ process applications year-around, others make decisions only one time each year. Please contact the graduate advisor in your requested program for estimated processing times. To speed the processing of your application: submit your application using the online forms, including the application fee; submit all transcripts and supporting documents at one time; submit all materials 2-4 weeks before the application deadline. International applicants are advised to submit the application and all supporting documents at least three months before the deadline posted on the admission application.