Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.
- All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.
- Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this hybrid program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 a 4.0 scale and a minimum overall graduate GPA of a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from an accredited program and an accredited
college or university. A Master’s degree or higher with a major in nursing (MSN, MN,
DNP) alone may fulfill the minimum degree requirement, which will be determined on
a case by case basis. To satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign educational
transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s)
required by the program.
Applicants also must have completed a 3 credit hour undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a grade of "B" or higher.
Applicants must have completed a 3 credit hour undergraduate or graduate chemistry course and statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of "B" or higher
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to NursingCAS. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, NursingCAS will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to email@example.com
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Letters of Recommendation
As part of the online NursingCAS application process, applicants provide the names
and current email addresses for three individuals they have asked to serve as their
referees. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant's
prior academic (usually college professors), employment, artistic, research and/or
clinical experience (clinical or research supervisor/manager) and qualifications (as
applicable) as well as the applicant's potential as a graduate student in the field/program
selected. Once the online application is submitted, each referee will receive an email
notification directing them to the online site where they can complete the reference
form and submit their letter of recommendation.
Standardized Test Requirements
TOEFL Requirements (if applicable)
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required
for applicants whose first language is not English. The TOEFL exam must be taken
within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code
for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
Exemption for the TOEFL requirement is allowed for graduate students who submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university where English is the language of instruction.
The minimum scores are:
Including date of most recent revision. This item is uploaded directly into NursingCAS.
Included within the application, applicants must submit a written component that addresses the following: (this item is required and to be submitted within NursingCAS Application).
Submission of an original paper reflecting research ability. This may be a research paper or another type of scholarly paper that demonstrates critical thinking abilities. This item is uploaded onto NURSING CAS.
Nurse applicants must currently hold an unrestricted RN license and be eligible for an unrestricted RN license in the state of Georgia. Other applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.
Interviews are by invitation only. Applicants will be selected for an interview based on an initial review of submitted application materials. Selected applicants will be notified directly by the program.
A clear or expunged criminal background record. Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), 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.
Additional Links: Fair Credit Reporting Act and Summary of Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Proof of Lawful Presence
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.
Testing and Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.
The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your application and supporting documents. Interviews will be scheduled and considered, as applicable to individual programs. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for graduate study in the field for which you are seeking admittance.
Upon recommendation of the program/academic college, The Graduate School will review your credentials and applicant profile and make a formal, official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come from the Dean of The Graduate School via notification from Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.