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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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All international graduate students must meet the following criteria to be admitted to Arkansas State.

Academic Criteria

International applicants for graduate admission must provide the following:

  • Copy of University Diploma or Provisional Graduation Certificate without any conditions stating that Bachelor’s Degree will be awarded in native language with translation in English
  • Copy of all University Transcripts in English with a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0 (some programs might require higher GPA)
  • Copy of all University Transcripts in native language with translation in English. Minimum required Grade Point Average (GPA) is 2.75 /4.0 for graduate school. GPA requirement and admission deadlines are subject to change. Refer to respective program’s webpage. Conditional Admission does not guarantee admission into graduate program.
  • All of the Academic Transcripts/grade reports and Graduation certificates/diplomas/degree sheets should have the original stamp from the Issuing authorities and should come in their sealed envelopes.
Each graduate program may have admission criteria beyond the above criteria. To view each program's specific criteria, select your desired program from the master graduate programs list.

Proof of English Proficiency

Incoming graduate international students must meet one of the following criteria:

English Proficiency Type Requirement Minimum
Completion of A-State's ESL Program 90% or Above
Completion of CEA accredited language program Completion certificate for completing all levels
TOEFL-Paper Based* 550
TOEFL-Internet Based* 79
IELTS* 6.0
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) 56
iTEP Academic 4.5
EIKEN Grade Pre-1
SAT scores** 550 (total on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score)
ACT scores** 21 (total, and on both English and Reading sections)
High School Marks (India and Pakistan) 65% in English at X and XII in Certificate
IB (International Baccalaureate) 5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature
University Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia and New Zealand Must have completed two years there and graduated

*Note: A-State's code is 6011
**Test scores cannot be older than 5 years, and the total score and section scores must come from the same sitting (one test date)

English proficiency requirement may be waived for citizens of countries whose official language is English. Decision will be made by admissions committee upon reviewing the application and academic credentials.

  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Ghana
  • Ireland
  • Nigeria
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom