Application Process Questions
How Much is the Application Fee
$75 US. The fee is non-refundable, and can be paid by credit card as part of the online application.
When exactly is the application deadline?
The deadline falls at midnight, U.S. Pacific time, on the deadline date of the each program. Nursing PhD program application deadline is January 1.
May I request a fee waiver?
Yes. Application fee waivers are processed through Laney. The application fee waiver page explains our waiver policy. https://www.gs.emory.edu/admissions/fee-waivers.html
Should I wait until I have my official test scores before submitting my application?
No. Complete the online application at your earliest convenience. When we receive your scores, they will be matched with your application.
Do I need to submit non-degree transcripts?
Yes. Admissions committees consider your complete academic record.
If my undergraduate Degree is from Emory, Do I need to request a transcript from Emory?
Yes. You will need to upload one as part of your online application. (If you are offered admission and accept, you will not need to submit an official copy, since we are able to verify the one you uploaded.)
If I participated in an exchange program while an undergraduate, do I have to request that transcript?
If you took some courses at a university as part of an exchange, like a study abroad program, and those course credits (course name, credit hours, and grade) are reflected on the transcript that includes your degree, then you do not need to submit a separate transcript from the university where you studied as part of an exchange. If you list that exchange experience as a separate educational experience on your application, you will need to upload either a separate transcript or a note explaining to us that the credits are included in another transcript.
How should I submit my transcripts in the application?
Scan and upload them through the online application. Unofficial transcripts issued by the Registrar to you (the student) are acceptable.
You are required to submit one transcript from each post-secondary institution attended, present school included. International transcripts must be translated and notarized.
Please do not mail paper transcripts. If you are admitted and decide to attend Emory, then you will need to submit official copies of your transcripts before you can enroll. But for your application, the scanned, unofficial versions are all that's needed.
Does the recommendation letter have to be on the Emory form?
We encourage the use of the online recommendation system. If a recommender is unable to use this system, contact the program you are applying to for instructions. You can find contact information on our Degree Programs page.
Must letters of recommendation be submitted by the application deadline?
It is possible to submit letters of recommendation after the application deadline, but it is not advisable. Most programs begin to review applications very soon after the deadline, and an application is not considered complete unless it has three letters of recommendation.
Can I make changes to my application after I have submitted it?
No. Contact the graduate program to which you are applying for advice. You can find contact information on our Degree Programs page.
Can I reactivate my application from last year?
No. Applicants who wish to reapply must submit a new application, application fee, and supporting credentials.
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Do you have to have your research focus before entering the program?
No, but strongly encouraged.
Can I start the PhD program in the spring semester?
NO. This program begins with the fall semester matriculation only.
Can this program be completed in 3 years?
It can be done in three years if you are really focused. But it will be challenging.
What are the fees students pay?
Enrollment, technology, health and wellness, athletic and activity fees.
Fall and spring you should be prepared to pay approximately$442, summer fees are about $351
When do I submit the application for the T32 program?
T32 application is due one day after the PhD program application, Jan. 2nd
Can I have my international transcripts reviewed by an agency other than World Education Services (WES)?
Laney Graduate School requires WES services review.
Do I have to have a master’s degree to enter this program?
No. Students can apply to the program with a BSN
Can I work/ be employed outside the program?
Any work/employment has to be approved by the program
How many hours can I work if approved?
Students are allowed to work 10 hours a week