Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN DO I ​APPLY FOR FALL ADM​ISSION? (THE DEADLINE IS DIFFERENT ON THE GRADUATE SCHOOL WEBSITE)

The Graduate School deadline is July 1 for Fall admission, but in order to be considered for fall matriculation at the School of Art, you must submit your materials by January 1.

WHEN ​DO I APPLY FOR SPRING ADMISSION?

The MFA program does not review or accept applicants for Spring or Summer. The Art History program also does not review or accept applicants for Spring or Summer.

The deadline for Art Education (M.A.Ed., Ph.D. in Art) program applications is August 1st.

DO I NEED TO TAKE THE GRE TO APPLY TO THE MFA PROGRAM?

No, only the Art History and Art Education areas require a GRE test score.

HOW CAN I BE SURE MY MATERIALS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED?

With the new online application, you are in control of uploading your materials. There is no submit button. After the deadline, you will no longer have access to your application and the faculty will begin the review process. If you have questions about the status of your application, please contact gradarts@uga.edu.

WHAT IF MY RECOMMENDER WANTS TO SUBMIT A HARD COPY OF HIS OR HER RECOMMENDATION?

Applicants may have a recommendation sent by paper or e-mail when a recommender does not want to submit online.

An applicant may use the Letter of Recommendation form, which requests the same information as the online recommendation, but the applicant must fill out the top portion in order to waive (or not) their right to access before sending it on to the recommender.

If letters are submitted directly to the Graduate School, the School of Art Graduate Coordinator does not need a copy.

Applications for any degree other than non-degree or transient cannot be submitted without filling in the LOR fields. If using a paper letter of recommendation, the applicant needs to inform the recommenders to ignore the e-mail requesting the online letter and and tell the recommender that you, the applicant, will fill out the top portion in order to waive (or not) your right to access it before sending it on to the recommender.

MY RECOMMENDER SAYS HE OR SHE NEVER RECEIVED A PROMPT FROM THE GRADUATE SCHOOL?

Many of our communications from applicants are requests to submit the e-mail request to the recommender again because the recommender cannot find or did not receive the original e-mail. We do not have access to submit the e-mail again, but the applicant does have that access. This is the process:

The applicant must go back to the application introduction page and click on "Review Your Activity." S/he will be prompted to log into the application. The activity page has a link for submitted form(s). Clicking on that will show any recommendations that have not been received and the applicant can send the recommender a reminder e-mail with the same information that was in the original message. They need to make sure the e-mail address was entered correctly.

WHEN S​HOULD I EXPECT TO HEAR IF I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED?

4 to 6 weeks after the application deadline. If you are accepted, you will receive an email and an official letter in the mail. 

HOW DO I APPLY FOR AN ASSISTANTSHIP?

Fill out and submit an assistantship application with your graduate application. Read more about assistantships and the process of applying for them here.

WHAT IS THE COST OF TUITION?

Please go to the Bursar's Office Division site.
Choose your semester, location: ATHENS, program: GRADUATES