Graduate Transients

Graduate Transient Students

Step 1: Apply to UGA as a Graduate Transient Student
NOTE: How credits are transferred back to your home institution, applied to your degree programs, etc. are matters entirely at the discretion of the home institution. Students should work closely with their academic advisor and their own study abroad office well before departure.
  1. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program in the U.S., you can apply to UGA as a transient student.
  2. Complete the Online Graduate Application. You must establish an account in order to do this. You may want to look at the website's instructions and tips for filling out the online application.
  3. Be sure to select transient status under the academic department that is hosting you program.
  4. It is easiest to pay the $75, for a domestic applicant, or $100, for an international applicant, application fee by credit card.
  5. Submit a letter of good standing. You do not need to send a copy of your transcript or proof of the highest degree you have received. You do not need to submit GRE scores to be admitted as a transient student.
  6. In addition to the Graduate School's requirements (listed above), you will need to submit additional documents requested by the academic department that is sponsoring the program. Contact your program director for further details.
  7. If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate program in the U.S. or if you will complete your graduate program before the study abroad program begins, you will need to enroll as a Non-degree seeking student. You will need to apply on-line and select non-degree status. You will also need to submit proof of the highest degree you have earned and provide any documentation provided by the department.
  8. For more information on transient-specific graduate admissions, please visit theGraduate School Admissions site.
  9. Verification of Lawful Presence 
    Per the recently enacted Board of Regents policy 4.3.4, all students admitted to UGA (including transients for study abroad purposes) must be shown to have lawful presence in the US, effective fall term 2011. Please see the link below for more information: https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/vlp-faq.html

Step 2: Submit Immunization Documentation

In order to register for study abroad classes at UGA, you will need to submit the documentation that you have received immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and a current tetanus.  Please complete steps 1 and 2 on the University Health Center website.

http://www.uhs.uga.edu/appts_forms/open_comm.html


Step 3: Register for Classes

Contact your program director regarding specific instructions for course registration. Some programs register on behalf of students, while others provide information about which classes you need to register for on OASIS, the UGA system for registration and student accounts. Once you have been admitted to the University, you can establish an OASIS account at: https://oasisweb.uga.edu/. This website provides helpful instructions to guide you through the process. 

Note: You will have a flag on your record and you will not be able to register until you submit your immunizations form TB risk assessment and TB screening questionnaire to the Health Center.

You must have a UGA MyID and check this account regularly in order to register for classes.  ALL OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE FROM UGA including tuition invoices, course registration information, and other important matters will go to your UGA e-mail address.   The UGA Business Office and Registrar will NOT send official notices to another e-mail address, including your home institution address or any address you included in your admissions application (even if your UGA study abroad program or instructor does correspond with you at this address). 


Step 4: Pay Tuition

You will need to pay tuition and applicable fees for the study abroad classes. All study abroad participants pay tuition at the in-state rate. Once you register for classes, tuition and fees will be assessed to your account on OASIS. The fees applicable to study abroad are normally the institutional fee and the technology fee. Tuition and fee schedules may be found at:

You can make payment on-line with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover), or you can send a check to Student Accounts, Business Services Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.

Note: Students who are neither Georgia residents, nor currently enrolled in a University System of Georgia institution nor a member school of the SEC, will need to pay an additional fee of $250 to the program. This amount will be charged to your UGA student account along with tuition.

You must have a UGA MyID and check this account regularly in order to register for classes.  ALL OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE FROM UGA including tuition invoices, course registration information, and other important matters will go to your UGA e-mail address.   The UGA Business Office and Registrar will NOT send official notices to another e-mail address, including your home institution address or any address you included in your admissions application (even if your UGA study abroad program or instructor does correspond with you at this address). 


Step 5: Program Specific Pre-departure Requirements
Be sure to complete all pre-departure requirements for your study abroad program. Your program director will provide you with information about the forms you need to complete and any other procedures that must be completed before you depart.

Step 6: Order a transcript

After the completion of your program, you will need to have the credit transcripted to appropriate office at your home university.  Again, how credits are transferred back, applied to degree programs, etc. is up to the home institution.  Students should work closely with their academic advisor and their own study abroad administrator well before departure.  Transcripts are not automatically generated for study abroad participants at the conclusion of the program.  So please request a UGA transcript at:http://www.reg.uga.edu/or.nsf/html/transcripts
There is a charge (currently $2.00) for each transcript issued.