How to Apply

If you are applying to or currently enrolled in a Master's degree program at UGA, do not submit a graduate school application when applying to SNDCP. Contact the department at for instructions.

You will submit two applications; one to the UGA Graduate School and one to the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

  1. Graduate School Application-
    • Select "Athens" for campus
    • Select "non-degree or transient" for degree level
    • Select "Non-degree Foods & Nutrition Certification Program" for intended program
    • Select Non-degree as the major
    • Applicants are not required to submit test scores or letters of recommendation unless requested by the SNDCP director.
    • Include your Resume or CV and a Statement of Purpose with your Graduate School appliction
  2. Complete and submit the School Nutrition Director Certification Program Departmental Application online.
  3. Transcripts- Send one official copy of transcripts from the institution that awarded your highest degree as well as official transcripts from any other institutions attended showing coursework relevant to the SNDCP. Send electronic transcripts directly to the Graduate School.

Notification of Admittance

  • The Graduate School will email you to confirm your admission to UGA
  • The Department of Nutritional Sciences will send you an SNDCP program of study
  • Expect to be admitted about 4 weeks after ALL required materials are received
  • ​Once admitted, we can provide an employer letter. Request the letter by emailing

Program Start Date

Your start date is on your UGA Graduate School acceptance letter. If you do not take a class during the semester of your start date, you must ask The Graduate School to change your start date prior to the start of that term. Once the term has started, if you have not enrolled in a class, your application expires. You will have to reapply, pay the application fee, and resubmit all application materials.

Active Enrollment Status

To maintain active enrollment status, you must enroll once every three semesters. Once you have been non-enrolled for 3 consecutive terms, your active student status expires, and you will not be allowed to register. You will have to reapply, pay the application fee, and resubmit all application materials.

1. Apply to the UGA Graduate School

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2. Apply to the Department of Nutritional Sciences

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