Admitted Applicant Information

This page contains information for applicants who have been offered admission to the Laney Graduate School.

Offers and Replies

If you have come to a decision, please let us know as soon as is feasible.  That helps those who may be on waiting lists, and we apprecite knowing early.

The Laney Graduate School adheres to the Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants developed by the Council of Graduate Schools, and affirmed most recently in October 2009. That resolution states:

"Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15, and subsequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer."

Full text of the CGS Resolution

Due Progress/Good Standing Conditions

To maintain eligibility for merit awards, students must meet the standards for satisfactory academic work. The Laney Graduate School minimum standard is a GPA of 2.7 or better, no Fs, no Us, and no more than one incomplete in any semester. Detailed information about this and other policies regarding academic progress are in our Handbook, available on this page.  Programs may have more stringent standards, articulated in program handbooks. 

Health Insurance Requirement

All students at Emory University, including graduate students and international students, must have health insurance coverage. Students are required to either enroll in the Emory University Student Health Insurance Policy (EUSHIP), or have health insurance that meets specific waiver criteria.

Information about waivers and enrollment is on our Health Insurance page. Details about coverage, policies, costs, etc. are on the Aetna Student Health, Emory University site.

International Applicants

If you accept admission, you will need to start the process of acquiring a visa. The steps are spelled out on the New International Students page.  

Employment Restriction

Students who accept merit awards (fellowships that a carry a stipend) are expected to devote themselves full time to their studies, and not be employed. The terms of a merit award made by the Laney Graduate School may prevent a student from gaining employment.  Before accepting employment concurrently with receipt of a merit award, a student should consult with his/her Director of Graduate Studies and obtain the permission of the Dean of the Laney Graduate School. 

Fees

If you enroll, you will be responsible for the payment of student fees. In 2017-18, those fees are expected to total $408 in fall and spring, and $232 in summer. There is more information about this on our Tuition and Fees page.

All new degree students are required to pay a one-time transcript fee of $70 at the time they first enroll.  This is a one-time fee that pays for all future transcripts.  For more information see the Registrar's website.

Tax Liability

Unless students are exempt under Internal Revenue Code (IRS) Section 117, scholarships, fellowships, grants, stipends and awards are generally considered taxable income. Students are required to report these amounts on federal and state income tax returns and are advised to consult tax advisers or the IRS and state revenue authorities for additional information.

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