What is the first step in applying to the Medical Scholars and Dental Scholars Program?

You must first apply for admission to Augusta University.  To be eligible for the Professional Scholars Program you must apply by the Early Action deadline of November 15th.  Applications for undergraduate admission become available in August of your senior year. Access the application.

What major do I select on my application for undergraduate admission?

You will select Cell & Molecular Biology as your major of interest on your application for undergraduate admission.

What is the latest standardized test I can take to be eligible for the program?

We recommend taking all standardized tests by October of your senior year in high school. Due to uncertainty about the availability of SAT/ACT testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Professional Scholars program will accept official test score reports and supporting documents until January 15, 2022.

Do I need to submit a letter of recommendation on the application for undergraduate admission?

No, you do not need to complete a letter of recommendation on the application for undergraduate admission. You are admitted to Augusta University based on your academic credentials.

Do I need to complete essay questions on the application for undergraduate admission?

No, there are not essay questions on the application for undergraduate admission that you need to answer. You are admitted to Augusta University based on your academic credentials.

Will I be prompted to answer essay/short answer questions on the application for undergraduate admission?

No, as an undergraduate student you will not be prompted to answer essay/short answer questions.  They may appear initially on the application for undergraduate admission but will be blocked after you begin the application.  

How do I receive the supplemental application?

The supplemental application will be made available to qualifying students in November based on standardized test scores and academic GPA. Access to the supplemental application will be via the student’s admissions portal.

When is the supplemental application released to qualifying students?

The supplemental application will be released to qualifying students in November. Supplemental applications can be accessed via the student’s admissions portal.

What do I submit with the Professional Scholars supplemental application?

Guidance and specific instructions will be provided in the student’s admissions portal, but below is a general outline:

  • Completed supplemental application
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Verification of Lawful Presence
Do I need to submit a letter of recommendation on the supplemental application?

Yes, you will need to submit ONE letter of recommendation on the supplemental application. 

 
When is the supplemental application due?

The supplemental application and all supporting documents are is due January 15th.  Specific instructions regarding submission of the supplemental application will be provided in the student’s admissions portal.

Are out of state students eligible to apply for the Medical Scholars or Dental Scholars Program?

Yes, out of state students are eligible to apply; however, preference is given to domiciled residents of Georgia.

Do I have to have verification of Lawful Presence to apply?

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.3.4, Augusta University verifies the lawful presence in the United States of every successfully admitted person applying for in-state resident tuition status, as defined in Section 7.3 of the Board of Regents Policy Manual.

Can I apply for both the Medical Scholars (BS-MD) AND Dental Scholars (BS-DMD) Program?

No, you cannot apply as a transfer student; however, the Office of Academic Admission is happy to discuss the opportunities available to you at Augusta University as a transfer student.

Can I apply to the Professional Scholars Program as a transfer student?

No, you cannot apply as a transfer student; however, the Office of Academic Admission is happy to discuss the opportunities available to you at Augusta University as a transfer student.

If not admitted to the cohort, can I reapply to the program?

A student may only apply once. The application process takes place during the senior year of high school.

How many students applied to be in the program last year?

Admission for the Professional Scholars program is very competitive.  If you feel you are a competitive applicant based on your academic credentials and passion for serving others you, are encouraged to apply. 

What is the best way to tour Augusta University?

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Are there special scholarships for Professional Scholar students?

There are not special scholarships for accepted Professional Scholar students; however, you are encouraged to apply for institutional scholarships by the scholarship deadline of February 1 in order to be evaluated for a comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities. In addition, as a public institution in Georgia, qualifying Georgia residents are eligible for the HOPE or ZELL Miller Scholarship.