Pathways Program: Future Scholars Visitation Program

The next Future Scholars Visitation Program will be held Fall 2017.

The University of Georgia Graduate School’s Office of Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives is honored to host our 16th Annual Future Scholars Visitation Program.

The Future Scholars Visitation Program serves as a recruitment tool for prospective graduate students, allowing them to visit the University of Georgia campus and their academic departments of interest. This program follows the University of Georgia’s strategic plan to create a more diverse environment on campus by recruiting students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

Current undergraduate seniors, masters and/or professional students, and graduates from colleges and universities across the United States, including minority-serving institutions and graduate preparation programs, are invited to apply.

Students who are selected must:

  • Be eligible to pursue a graduate or professional degree in Fall 2018
  • Have a cumulative 3.3 GPA or higher (on a 4.00 scale) reflected on an official/unofficial transcript
  • Score of at least a 300 combined (Verbal and Quantitative sections) of the revised GRE or have a minimum score of 1000 on the old GRE, 600 GMAT score, or 164 LSAT score
  • Self-identify with a background under-represented in higher education

This three-day event includes the opportunity for participants to:

  • Meet academic administrators
  • Discuss program and research interests with department faculty
  • Network with current and other prospective graduate students
  • Participate in workshops about admissions, research, and funding opportunities

The UGA Graduate School will cover participants’ lodging and most meals during the program. All selected participants will receive an application fee waiver for their UGA graduate school application and are also eligible to receive up to $100 for reimbursable travel expenses (including airline, shuttle and/or mileage). Documentation will be required for all reimbursement requests. Current UGA students are not eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses.

To be considered in our selection process, interested students must submit the following materials.

  • Completed electronic visitation application
  • Personal statement (directed toward your graduate program of interest and based on guidelines detailed on the graduate program website)
  • Verification of registration for GRE/GMAT/LSAT
  • Transcript from each institution of higher education attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
  • Supplemental materials (for additional information, please visit departmental website)
  • Three academic letters of recommendation drafted on professional letterhead saved as a pdf document (letters should be addressed to the graduate coordinator in your graduate program of interest)

All application materials, excluding letters of recommendation, should be saved as a pdf and uploaded onto the application portal. Once an applicant identifies their potential recommenders in the application portal, a notification email will be sent to the recommender. Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from the recommender to

You may contact the Office of Recruitment & Diversity at or visit our FSVP FAQ page. We look forwad to seeing you at the UGA Graduate School!

Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives
(706) 542-6416 [office]