Confirm Your Acceptance

Submit Your Acceptance Agreement Form

The first step to accepting your offer of admission and securing your spot in the incoming class is to submit your acceptance agreement form found in your Applicant Portal.  Please review carefully as this form includes important information.

Pay Your Deposit (as required)

Some programs require an admissions deposit.  Information will be provided in your Applicant Portal with instructions for payment.  If your program requires an admission deposit, your acceptance will not be complete until the deposit is received. 

Offers and Replies - Council of Graduate Schools - April 15 Resolution

The Graduate School at Augusta University participates in the Council of Graduate Schools’ (CGS) “Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistantships” also known as the “April 15 Resolution.” Participation in the resolution allows admitted graduate students to consider offers of financial support through April 15 for the fall entry term. Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15 for the fall entry term. The full text of the CGS resolution and list of participating member institutions can be found on the CGS website.

Complete Actions for Conditional Acceptances

Submit Your Official Transcripts (as required)

If you applied to one of the participating programs that accepted unofficial transcripts for the admission decision, please be sure to submit your official transcripts by the required deadline specified for each entering semester.  

Order Your Criminal Background Check (if required)

Per the Augusta University Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy,  final admission and enrollment for applicants in participating programs is conditional on the completion of a criminal background check (and drug screen, if applicable) with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards. 

Participating programs in the Graduate School that require a criminal background check (*and drug screen) include:

Deadline: The criminal background check report (and drug screen, as applicable) are due at least 3 weeks prior to the first day of the entering semester.  Failure to complete and clear the background check (and drug screen) as instructed or by the deadline, failure to provide information necessary to conduct or clear the background check, and/or providing false or misleading information, may disqualify an applicant from final admission and matriculation into their program at Augusta University. 

Information regarding your rights under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can be found at the  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) site or by downloading a Summary of Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting (Summary of Consumer Rights) also available on the CFPB’s website.

Submit Any Outstanding Documentation (if required)

Please submit final transcripts (if not yet submitted) and any other outstanding documentation as required by your program and/or as indicated on your agreement form. 

Take Your Next Steps Towards Enrollment

Thank you for confirming your acceptance and letting us know you are planning to attend Augusta University (AU)! Below are the next steps in the enrollment process that include links, instructions and responses to frequently asked questions. We are happy that you will be joining our graduate school community this year. To ensure a smooth entrance to Augusta University, there are a number of things you will need to do before you arrive. 

Submit Documents for the Verification of Lawful Presence if you have not done so already. According to Policy 4.3.4 of the University System of Georgia, any student requesting to pay at the in-state tuition rate will be required to provide verification of their lawful presence in the United States in order to be classified as an in-state student or awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver. Documents can be submitted to

Next Steps Checklist Accepted Student Checklist (printable version)   >>

Friendly Reminders

    • Submit any missing or requested documents as instructed by Graduate Admissions Operations Office, your acceptance agreement form or your program.  
    • Monitor your Applicant Portal to confirm submitted, missing documents are received. Monitor your Augusta University email for important messages.

Helpful Information and Resources

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 and Disability Services website.

How to Request to Defer Your Acceptance to a Future Term

An offer of admission is made for enrollment in a specific academic term. In some cases, with formal, official approval from the program to which you were admitted, admission may be deferred to a later semester, but no later than one year after the semester for which the offer of admission is made. Requests for deferrals of admission can be requested using the defer request form located in the applicant portal. Please include a brief rationale for requesting a deferral of your admissions and indicate your preferred new entry term. Admission deferrals are not automatic and require formal, official approval from the program. Applicants will be notified of the decision via notification to their applicant portal. Applicants who do not accept offers of admission (and/or are not approved for a deferral to a new term) must submit a new application and supporting materials if they would like to be considered for admission at a later entry term.