The ideal Summer STAR applicant is one who has a sincere interest in pursuing a graduate
education in biomedical sciences through a PhD or MD/PhD program. Acceptance into
the program is on a competitive basis. The members of the STAR program committee,
the Dean of The Graduate School and/or the Director of the STAR program are responsible
for all final decisions.
The following items must be received in the STAR office, by the posted deadline, before
your application packet is considered complete and eligible for consideration by the
STAR committee for acceptance review:
Completed STAR application
After you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email from the
STAR program within three business days. If you do not receive a confirmation, please
email us at STAR@augusta.edu.
Official college transcript (s); requested by the applicant to be sent directly to the STAR office via postal mail.
Official electronic transcripts are also accepted.
Postal Mail Address: Augusta University The Graduate School ATTN: The STAR Program 1120 15th Street - CJ 2201 Augusta, GA 30912 **Official electronic transcripts should be sent directly from your university's registrar's
office and directed to STAR@augusta.edu.
3. Two letters of recommendation with accompanying STAR Recommendation Form requested by the applicant to be sent directly to the STAR office. Please note one
recommendation must be submitted from a current mentor or professor.
*To complete the fillable PDF you will need Adobe Reader. Once installed please open the STAR Recommendation form in Adobe Reader to complete the document.
18 years or older by start of the STAR session
Completion of at least undergraduate freshman year in college
Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
Minimum GPA of 3.0 in science courses
Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program (Candidates who have already
graduated from undergraduate college or will be graduating in Spring 2018 are not
eligible for this program). Students currently enrolled in specialized 4 plus 1 or other
types of accelerated degree programs should contact The Graduate School to discuss potential
Proof of current Health Insurance Coverage that extends throughout the duration of
the Summer STAR Program
United States citizenship (or hold permanent resident status) or international students
currently enrolled in US college/university holding a student non-immigrant visa.
(It is the responsibility of the individual applicant to check with the international
office at their home institution to determine eligibility for the STAR program and
the proper procedures necessary to follow if accepted)
Proof of current social security number for employment purposes, with original card
Contact us at: Phone: 706-721-9516 Fax: 706-721-6829 Email: STAR@augusta.edu Mailing Address: 1120 15th Street - CJ 2201 Augusta, GA 30912
The STAR application will be unavailable from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Eastern Standard
Time and occasionally on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. We apologize
for any inconvenience and encourage you to complete and submit your STAR application
during times when the STAR application is accessible.
Augusta University values diversity, inclusivity, and equity throughout the institution
and we encourage applicants who also share these values to apply to the STAR Program.
Augusta University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educational institution
that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, national origin,
race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam War Era veteran.