The Graduate School seeks to create a more diverse graduate student body at the University of Georgia (UGA) by promoting opportunities in graduate education to all populations. The UGA Graduate Feeder program, which began in 2008, provides a supportive transition for undergraduate students as they learn about applying to graduate school and as they begin to assume the role of a graduate student at UGA.

As of fall 2019, the UGA Graduate Feeder program is available to students currently attending or having graduated from the following six institutions:

    1. Albany State University
      Primary Contact: Tracy Williams, Director of Career Services
      Office: 299-430-4654
    2. Florida A&M University (FAMU)
      Primary Contact: Dr. David H. Jackson, Jr., Associate Provost & Dean
      Office: 850-599-3374
      Secondary Contact: Dr. Reginald K. Ellis
      Office: 850-412-5544
    3. Fort Valley State University
      Primary Contact: Dr. Davida J. Curtis, Center for Retention Services
      Office: 478-822-7195
    4. Morehouse College
      Primary Contact: Dr. Rubina Malik, Assistant Professor
      Office: 470-639-0730
    5. North Carolina A&T State University
      Primary Contact: Dr. Clay Gloster, Interim Vice Provost for Research, Graduate Programs Extended Learning and Dean of the Graduate College
      Office: 336-285-2366
    6. Spelman College
      Primary Contact: Dr. DeKimberlen Neely, Associate Dean
      Office: 404-270-5695

Prospective graduate students from these institutions will have the opportunity to participate in all of our Pathways programs, including Preparing Diverse Populations for Graduate Admissions, which is targeted to college juniors, our annual three-day Future Scholars Visitation Program, and the Gateway to Graduate School Bridge Program.

Benefits of participation in the UGA Graduate Feeder program include an application fee waiver for the University of Georgia Graduate School and consideration for a graduate school assistantship if admitted to the University of Georgia. The assistantship includes reduced tuition (to $25), a monthly stipend, and a strong peer mentorship component.

Students interested in the UGA Feeder program must be nominated by the feeder coordinator at their home institution (see list above). In order to be considered for an assistantship, students must submit a completed online application to the Graduate School by January 10. To learn more about the nomination process for this program, please contact the Office of Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives.

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


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