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Official documents are not required for admission purposes. However, if you are admitted, you must submit official copies of all documents before you can register.
Documents should be sent in an envelope sealed by your institution to one of our addresses below
P.O. Box 1800
State University, AR 72467
105 North Caraway Rd #1800
State University, AR 72467
OR if your school uses an approved third-party transcript service, they may send them to us through one of these services listed below to Arkansas State University-Jonesboro at firstname.lastname@example.org depending on the email address that is specified by each verified site you use.
*We do not accept any official transcripts sent via email from you or your institution if not through one of these verified electronic sites.
ESL applicants: You will receive an admission decision 1 – 2 days after we receive all proper documents.
Undergraduate applicants: You will receive an admission decision in 1 – 2 days after we receive all proper documents.
Graduate applicants: Academic departments are responsible for admission decisions for their degree programs. Once we receive all proper documents and your application is processed, it is sent to the department for an admission decision. As each department is different, it is difficult to predict how long it will take for each department to evaluate an application and make an admission decision. For example, some departments make admission decisions in a committee or some departments must assign advisors before admission decisions are made. However, once the International Admissions office receives the department decision, we can process the decision usually between 24 – 48 hours.
How do I send my official GRE/GMAT, TOEFL, or IELTS scores?
A-State’s institutional code to receive electronic tests is 6011. You can enter this code when requesting your test score to be sent. You can also submit the scanned copies of your test score by uploading to the document uploader for admission purpose only. Official GRE/GMAT and TOEFL scores will need to be submitted after admission.
We do not need official IELTS sent from the testing board as we verify these online before admission.
The financial statement is also called a bank letter. This should be submitted in English and issued by the bank or financial institution. The document must be less than one year old and show a cash-ready account (such as a checking or savings account). The ending balance must be at least $25,000. We can accept multiple statements adding up to $25,000. If you are being sponsored by someone, please also submit a sponsorship letter, also called an affidavit of support. There is no specific form; this is just a letter from your sponsor agreeing to pay your costs.
What is a financial sponsorship letter?
A financial sponsorship letter is required if your financial statement belongs to someone who does not share your last name.
A financial sponsorship letter is a statement of your sponsor’s pledge to provide support. Include all relevant details, including the date, student’s name, sponsor’s name, and financial amounts and sign the letter to make it legally binding. The letter should accompany a bank statement under the sponsor’s name.
If you are sponsored by your government, you can submit a financial guarantee in place of the financial statement.
General Letter of Financial Support for University Sample
I, (Name of the Sponsor), will be providing (Name of the student) with full financial support during his/her course of studies at Arkansas State University. I understand the cost of attending the (Name of the program) program at Arkansas State University is 25,000 per year. I have adequate funds to support (Name of the student) in his/her post-secondary education. I have enclosed relevant financial documents to verify my financial standing.
(Name of the sponsor)
Letter of Financial Support from Parents Sample
To whom It May Concern,
I, (Name(s) of the parent(s)) do provide this letter of financial support and accompanying bank statement, to confirm funding for my son/daughter, (Name of the student), during his/her study at Arkansas State University.
I hereby confirm that I am able to provide sufficient funds to responsibly cover his/her expenses during the entire educational program, including any unexpected midterm costs and any emergency funding for personal upkeep that would otherwise hinder studying.
(Name of parent)
What is a graduate assistantship and how can I apply? Can I apply before I am admitted to A-State?
Graduate assistantships (GA’s) are part-time jobs granted to graduate students to help provide supervised paid work experience while completing an academic degree program. These are jobs that support various departments on campus. A-State has three different types of graduate assistantships: teaching, research, and administrative support. The responsibilities and duties of the GA position will be decided by the department.
Some of the benefits of graduate assistantships include:
Bi-monthly pay (stipend)
In-state tuition rate for Master’s Degree candidates, provided they are appointed on or before the 11th day of class
Full tuition waiver for Doctoral candidates
Graduate assistantships are granted at the discretion of the department and are not guaranteed with admission. The best thing to do is contact the department you are applying to and introduce yourself after you have applied. You can let them know why you applied to that department and that you are hoping to be considered for a graduate assistantship position.
Application guide can be found at:
Yes! Accrediting organizations set the academic standards by which their member institutions must comply. This quality assurance process is performed by private membership associations. Arkansas State University is accredited by the regional institutional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, IL.
Individual programs are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies for the respective programs, as noted here.
The English Learning Academy is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).
A-State’s Scholarship Opportunities and other non-A-State scholarships can be found here.
No, the Office of Admissions does not require or accept third-party transcript evaluations.
For questions about the arrival and orientation process, click here.
For post-arrival student concerns, please see that FAQ here.