Student Application Checklist

For M.Ed., Ed.S. and Endorsement Programs

Now Accepting Applications for August
New Program - Educational Leadership Offered As M.Ed./Ed. S./ Certification Only

Thank you for your interest in Thomas University’s online graduate degree programs.

To reserve your seat in an M.Ed., Ed.S., or Endorsement cohort we will need your application and a government issued photo ID. These items can be found in Steps 1 and 2. The application can be completed by clicking the button next to the step.


Application for Graduate Admission

Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.


Government Issued Photo ID

Please submit a valid government issued photo i.d. to or  

Once your seat has been reserved, follow the remaining steps to complete your admissions file:


Financial Aid & Payment Options

Determine how you plan to pay for the program: Financial Aid or Tuition Payment Plan. If using Financial Aid, Complete the FAFSA. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible.

If using a Tuition Payment Plan plan, click the button for more information.


Official Transcripts

All applicants must submit official/sealed transcripts institution where their highest degree was earned and all institutions where graduate coursework was completed, even if a degree was not awarded. An official transcript is required for every course for which transfer credit is being requested.

The Office of Admissions
Thomas University
1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, GA 31792

Email official electronic transcripts to:


Professional Reference Forms

The easiest and fastest way to request a reference is to use our online system. This will allow us to e-mail reference forms directly to your recommenders on your behalf. Each applicant must submit three recommendation forms from education professionals or academic references (2 from colleagues, 1 from an administrator).

If you prefer to use a traditional paper form, see page 9 of the Student Information Packet.


Personal Statement

Please submit a personal statement of your career and educational objectives, including why you want to pursue a graduate degree. Your statement should not exceed two pages. You may upload your statement directly to the Graduate Information Office or return by fax (800-504-7618), e-mail, or mail.

For those that have a GPA lower than 2.75 – Please explain any extenuating circumstances which may have had an adverse impact on your previous academic performance.


Teaching License

Thomas University requires a copy of your valid and current Teaching License in order to be admitted to the program. You may upload your teaching license directly to the Graduate Information Office online, or return by fax, e-mail, or mail. If you are Georgia certified you do not have to do anything; Thomas University will retrieve your certificate from the PSC. If you are not Georgia certified, you will need to submit a copy of your teaching license.


Teacher Leadership Program ONLY

Candidates for the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership, Ed. S. in Teacher Leadership and Teacher Leadership Endorsement programs are required to submit the Teacher Leader Mentor Form.

Educational Leadership ONLY:


Mentor Assurance Form

Candidates for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Ed. S. in Educational Leadership and Educational Leadership Certification programs are required to submit the Division of Education Mentor Assurance Form.


Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment

For Tier II Certification ONLY:


Educational Leadership (Tier II Certification) - Endorsement for Application

Candidates for the Ed. S. in Educational Leadership program are required to submit the Division of Education-Educational Leadership- Tier II Certification-School System’s Endorsement for Application to Program.