Student Application Checklist

For Graduate Education Programs

Affordable and Accredited Programs for GA Teachers

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

To reserve your seat in a cohort we will need your application and $50 application fee. These items are found in Steps 1-2 and can be completed by clicking the button next to each step.

1

Application for Graduate Admission

Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.

2

Application Fee

Use our secure payment center to submit your tuition deposit online or complete page 5 in the Student Information Packet and return by fax to 800-504-7618.

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

3

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.

4

Official Transcripts

All applicants must submit official/sealed transcripts from all institutions where a degree was awarded 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: admissions@thomasu.edu

5

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 professional or academic references. If you prefer to use a traditional paper form, see page 9 of the Student Information Packet.
6

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 3.0 – Please explain any extenuating circumstances which may have had an adverse impact on your previous academic performance.

7

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.

8

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.

9

Registration Consent Form

You will receive this form from the Graduate Information Office upon being accepted into the program.