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Graduate Admissions Checklist

Step 1. UGA Graduate School Admissions Requirements

The University of Georgia (UGA) Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the university, including the College of Education. Their website contains general information on the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

Required for Graduate School Application

  • Official test scores
    Official scores should be sent to the Graduate School from the testing agency. Check program requirements for acceptable exam scores.
  • Unofficial transcripts
    While only unofficial transcripts are required initially, official transcripts from every higher institution you have attended (except the University of Georgia) will be required if the Graduate School offers you admission. Both native language and English transcripts are required for international applicants.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
    When you apply to the Graduate School, you will provide your letter writers' email addresses and they will receive an email from the Graduate School asking them to complete an online recommendation form. You should select recommenders who know your academic work well and can speak to your capacity to engage in graduate-level study. Letters should be more than a few sentences and include enough detail to help make an admissions decision.
  • Adherence to Graduate School deadlines

Start your Graduate School application

Your department or program may require additional materials to complete your application package, such as writing samples, a CV or resume, or a statement of purpose. Check your program's admissions information to confirm details about any unique requirements, instructions, and staff that can help with the application process.

For International Applicants

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Official scores are those sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The scores may not be more than 2 years old. Applicants who have received degrees from accredited institutions in the United States or from institutions in countries where English is the primary language (e.g., the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand) usually are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

International Resources at UGA

The Office of International Education provides information to international students and scholars requiring assistance with visa matters ,and to faculty members with international initiatives.

The International Student Life Office has compiled a complete resource for international students including application information, student advising, housing support (off-campus), social and cultural opportunities, tax workshops for international students, and cross-cultural adjustment counseling.

Step 2. Program Admissions Requirements

Coming soon, we'll provide an easy way for you to go right to the admissions information for your program of choice. For now, please browse our list of degree programs, select your program, and click the red button labeled Admissions Information.

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