Professional Scholars Program FAQ


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?

The latest standardized test date utilized for eligibility is October of your senior year in high school. All standardized test scores must be received by the Early Action Deadline of November 15th.

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 to complete the application.  

How do I receive the supplemental application?

The supplemental application will be e-mailed to qualifying students in December based on standardized test scores and academic GPA.

When is the supplemental application released to qualifying students?

The supplemental application will be released to qualifying students after early action decisions are released.Supplemental applications are emailed to the email address used on the application for undergraduate admission around mid-December.

What do I submit with the Professional Scholars supplemental application?

Guidance and specific instructions will be sent to qualifying student, but below is a general outline:

  • Completed supplemental application
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Verification of Lawful Presence
  • ZeeMee Link

(Link shared on supplemental application)

What is ZeeMee?

The Professional Scholars Program at Augusta University is excited to partner with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their applications to life. We are committed to reviewing every applicant as a unique individual. Qualifying applicants can simply copy and paste their ZeeMee link into the Medical or Dental Scholar supplemental application when released.

Sign up today at ZeeMee.com

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 in the supplemental application due?

The supplemental application is due January 15th.  Specific instructions regarding submission of the application will be enclosed in the e-mail communication to qualified students in mid-December. 

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 residence 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 the BS/MD and BS/DMD Program?

You can only apply to one program of interest. 

Can I apply for the Medical Scholars and Dental Scholars Program?

You can only apply to one program of interest. 

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 offered admission 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. 

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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 in order to be evaluated for a comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities. In addition, as a public institution in Georgia, qualifying Georgia residents are awarded the HOPE or ZELL Miller Scholarship.