Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The requirements below are minimum requirements only. Always check with the program you are applying to for.

program specific and/or additional requirements

You may apply to more than one graduate program. However, please note that you cannot be enrolled in more than one program at the same time, with the exception of an official dual degree program.


The Standard Program Fee is $50.00 and is due at the time of the application.

The Nursing Application Fee is $95.00. This includes the $75 fee for the Nursing CAS application, and the $25 Augusta University Supplemental fee.

The Nutrition Application Fee is $100.00.  This includes the $50 fee for the CollegeNet application, and the $50 DiCAS application fee.

All applicants who apply for the Biomedical Sciences PhD Program before December 1st are eligible to receive an application fee waiver.

NOTE: All application fees are non-refundable.

  Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges you have ever attended and are currently attending.

To remain official, all transcripts must be received directly from the Registrar's Office of the issuing institution.

Transcripts should show that you have earned a minimum of a Bachelor's degree (or higher) or equivalent from an accredited College or University. If you are still enrolled and studying for your Bachelor's degree, we realize that the transcripts submitted will not yet indicate degree earned. In this case, you should submit your "in progress" transcript and will be required to submit your final transcript showing degree earned by the start of your first semester.

An official course-by-course transcript evaluation from an approved transcript evaluation service is required for transcripts from foreign colleges and universities. Please see the International Applicants page for important details.

  Letters of Recommendation

The number of recommendations required is program-specific, and varies from zero to three.

Recommenders should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant's prior academic, employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience and qualifications (as applicable), as well as the appicant's potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected. Individual programs may have further specifications.

The individuals you list as recommenders on your application will be sent an email with instructions for completing the online reference form. Online submission is required.

  Official Standardized Test Scores

Many programs require official standardized exam scores. Please refer to program-specific requirements to find out whether you need to submit scores and which exam scores are required. 

Some programs may waive standardized exam scores for applicants who meet specified criteria. See your program for waiver criteria.

Standardized exam scores must be reported directly from the testing agency to be considered as official. Copies of student score reports are not accepted as official.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

To submit your official Graduate Record Examination scores:

  • Use Institution code 5406 for all programs requiring GRE scores
  • Do not list a department code

 Note: All scores must be less than five years old.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Information

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

To submit your official Graduate Management Admissions Test scores:

  • Use Institution code 5336
  • Do not list a department code

 Note: All scores must be less than five years old.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Information

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

To submit your official Miller Analogies Test scores:

  • Official MAT scores may be substituted for GRE scores
  • Use institution code 1108 for all programs accepting MAT scores
  • Do not list a department code

 Note: All scores must be less than five years old.

Miller Analogies Test (MAT) Information

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)

To submit your official Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators scores:

  • Official GACE scores are required by specific education programs
  • Use institution code 405 for all programs requiring GACE scores

 Note: All scores must be less than five years old.

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Information

National Dental Board Exam (NDBE)

To submit your official National Dental Board Exam scores:

  • Official NDBE Part 1 can be accepted in place of GRE scores only for the MS Oral Biology Program

 Note: All scores must be less than five years old.

National Dental Board Exam (NDBE) Information

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The Official Test of English as a Foreign Language test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English.

To submit your official TOEFL scores:

  • Use Institution Code 5406
  • Do not list a department code

 Note: All scores must be less than two years old

Visit our International Applicants page for more information and requirements.

  Program Specific Requirements

Some programs may require additional requirements. Please visit program specific requirements for details. Some examples may include:

  • Personal Statement / Statement of Purpose
  • Interviews (by invitation only) - Applicants will be selected for an interview based on an initial review of submitted application materials. You will be notified directly by your program if selected for an interview.
  • Certifications
  • CV / Resume
  • Experience
  • Licensure
  • Prerequisite Coursework

  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.

The Office of Testing & 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.