Applying to Graduate School

Recommended Minimum Scores

  Warnell UGA Grad School
  Masters PhD Masters PhD
Undergraduate GPA 3.0 3.0 2.6 3.0
Graduate GPA 3.5 3.5
GRE 1000 1200 800 1000

For UGA Graduate School

Fill out Graduate School online application
Pay $75.00 Application Processing Fee
Contact references about receiving email request to complete recommendation
Have all transcripts sent to graduate school (More information)
Register for and take GRE (if not previously taken)
Register for and take the TOEFL (for foreign students only)
Certification of Finances Form (International Students Only)
Statement of Purpose

For Warnell

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Browse the list of major professor(s): Faculty Areas of Specialty
Submit Graduate Study Objectives Form

*Integrative Conservation & Forestry and Natural Resources applicants only* Supplemental Essay

Domestic Application Deadlines

International Application Deadlines
Semester Deadline*
Fall Semester July 1
Spring Semester October 15
Summer Semester
   May Summer Session April 1
   All other Summer Sessions May 1
*The deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for assistantship is January 1 for Graduate School Assistantships and February 1 for Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Assistantships. These assistantships are awarded for the next academic year, beginning with the Fall Semester.

When application is complete

When applicants have submitted all materials required of the Graduate Admissions Office and Warnell, all documents will be sent to the faculty selected as potential major professor(s).  If a faculty major signs on, and the student falls within the minimum requirements, Warnell recommends admission to the Grad School.

If faculty signs on but the applicant does not fall within Warnell minimum requirements, but does fall within the Graduate School's requirements, the faculty member may petition Warnell's Graduate Affairs Committee to recommend admission.

If no faculty member is available to serve as a major professor or if the Graduate Affairs Committee does not recommend admission, the application must be denied admission. When Warnell makes a recommendation to the Graduate School, a letter from Graduate Admissions will be sent with approximately 10 days informing the applicant whether he/she has been accepted.