FROM acceptance letter TO accepting the diploma

Acceptance Contract

To accept our offer of admission, please submit your Admissions Acceptance Contract and official final transcripts (if necessary) to the address below, or electronically to

Augusta University
The Office of Academic Admissions
1120 15th Street, Benet House
Augusta, Georgia 30912

Submit Outstanding Documentation

Please submit any final transcripts and other documentation as required by your program not yet submitted (e.g. criminal background checks, licensers, etc.).

Contact Us

The Graduate School

Health Sciences Campus

Pavilion III

(706) 721-3278

Things to Do

We are happy that you will be joining our graduate school community this year. To ensure a smooth entrance to Augusta University, there are a number of things you will need to do before you arrive.

Accepted Checklist

Do you have a Parking Pass? Are you up to date on your Immunizations? Do you know how to register for classes? How about on-campus housing? Or financial aid?

Be sure you are ready for your first day of classes by completing the requirements for graduate students on the new students checklist.

Accepted Student Checklist

Technical Standards

Review the Technical Standards for admission to, retention in and graduation from academic programs in The Graduate School. You will be contacted by to submit the required form.

Individual programs may have additional standards that also must be met.

Technical Standards

Criminal Background Check Requirement

All students in TGS Graduate Nursing, Education, Clinical Psychology and Nutrition programs are required to pass a criminal background check.

Per the Augusta University Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy, final admission and enrollment for all graduate nursing and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards.

Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University.

Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy.

Technical Standards

After accepting your admissions offer, you will be contacted by The Graduate School at to complete and submit the Technical Standards Form.

To qualify for enrollment into, retention in and graduation for academic programs in The Graduate School, and individual must satisfy certain technical standards. The following abilities and characteristics define the technical standards, which in conjunction with academic standards established by the faculty of academic programs, colleges and The Graduate School are required for admission, matriculation, continuation and graduation from academic programs in The Graduate School.

A candidate for a degree through The Graduate School must have abilities and skills of five varieties including: observation; communication; motor; conceptual, integrative and quantitative; and behavioral and social. Reasonable accommodation is possible to assist with a variety of disabilities and may be permitted for disabilities in certain areas. Under all circumstance, a candidate should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner.


In many programs applicants and students will need sufficient vision to be able to observe demonstrations, experiments and laboratory or classroom exercises. Typically, those involved in clinical work must be able to observe a patient accurately at a distance and close at hand.


Applicants and students must be able to communicate effectively with individuals of all genders; as well as ages, races life-styles, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. They must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language and communicate effectively and efficiently in oral and/or written form, as appropriate to the academic program.


Applicants and students should have sufficient motor function such that they are able to execute movements reasonably that are required to perform their teaching, service, clinical work and/or independent research responsibilities, including the ability to observe and conduct experiments, as appropriate to the academic program.

 Intellectual Abilities

Applicants and students should have the intellectual abilities to meet curricular requirements in a timely fashion. For example, these abilities may include, but are not limited to: measurement, calculation, reasoning, integration, analysis and synthesis of data and information. The ability to acquire information, either with or without accommodation, from a variety of sources including verbal communications, written documents, films, slides, videos, and other electronic media also is required.

 Behavioral and Social Attributes

Applicants and students must possess the emotional stability and ethical fortitude needed to manage the demands associated with the pursuit of professional activities, including the full use of intellectual ability and good judgment to independently, accurately and effectively complete all responsibilities and meet all deadlines. They must be able to develop mature, sensitive, non-judgmental, non-prejudiced and effective relationships with faculty, peers, patients, and other professionals in the academic community. Applicants and students must maintain appropriate personal hygiene and appearance in keeping with a professional work environment. Honesty, compassion, integrity and concern for others are all personal qualities that are essential in students. Students are expected to maintain and exhibit professional behavior at all times.

The University will, if requested, provide reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified enrolled students and applicants with disabilities unless:

  • Accommodations fundamentally alter the educational program or academic standards
  • Accommodations impose an undue hardship to the institution

A student whose behavior or performance raises questions concerning his or her ability to fulfill these technical standards may be required to obtain evaluation and/or testing by a health care provider, and to provide the results to Augusta University's Office of Student Affairs for the purpose of determining whether the student is fit to purse the educational program. If the student is deemed fit to pursue the program, the college and The Graduate School reserve the right to require actions recommended by the health care provider, including further testing, counseling, monitoring, leave of absence, etc.

Technical Standard Instructions

Please read The Graduate School's Technical Standards carefully to qualify for enrollment into, retention in and graduation from academic programs in The Graduate School at Augusta University.

  • Carefully read the Technical Standards
  • Complete the Form: Please fill out all required sections and submit the form
  • Submit the completed form before the first day of class

Complete The Technical Standards Form

Our Programs

From ground-breaking research to outstanding education

The Graduate School provides a transformative graduate experience like no other. Rigorous academics, groundbreaking research, and a community of care prepares students to become innovators, change-makers, and leaders in a variety of disciplines.