Student Application Checklist

For MAT Programs

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

To reserve your seat in an MAT 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 6 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 MAT applicants must submit official/sealed transcripts from all post high school institutions attended, even if a degree was not obtained. If you need help, further instructions are listed on page (insert page number here).

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 recommendation is to use our online system. This will allow us to e-mail reference forms directly to your recommenders on your behalf.

If you prefer to use a traditional paper form, see page 10. Each applicant must submit three recommendation forms from professional or academic references.

6

MAT Personal Statement

You must submit a personal statement that should answer one of the following prompts (500–750 words maximum):

a. What experiences have influenced your decision to become a teacher in your chosen discipline?

b. What specific personal traits do you believe will make you a great teacher?

c. To you, what is the purpose of K-12 schooling?

You may upload your statement directly to the Graduate Information Office by email to kpeterson@graduateprogram.org.

For those that have a GPA lower than 3.0 – Please explain the circumstances which adversely impacted your previous academic performance.

7

GACE Program Admission Assessment and Georgia Ethics Assessment

8

Evidence of Content (MAT Pedagogy Only)

9

Professional Liability Insurance ​

10

Forms

Complete the Professional Experience Form (only if you are currently employed by a school district)

11

Schedule an Interview, GaPSC Pre-Service Application, & VLP​