The University of North Georgia (UNG) offers a graduate–level certificate program that is designed to provide education and training in diversity for professionals from various industries including K-12, higher education, health care settings, as well as business and industry. This program will equip professionals to make a difference in their places of employment. It includes ten hours of graduate-level coursework for completion and is delivered in an online format to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals.
Graduate Admissions Procedures
Application materials may be obtained from Graduate Admissions or from the Diversity Certificate website. Applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee. Admission requirements are listed below. When all application materials have been received by Graduate Admissions, the applicant will be notified and a copy of all materials will be forwarded to the program. Subsequent notification will be mailed from the College of Education Graduate Office to the applicant verifying acceptance or denial.
Students who are admitted, but do not enroll within three semesters of acceptance must apply to Graduate Admissions for readmission. Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance within the last three semesters must also apply to Graduate Admissions for readmission. All documents and materials submitted to fulfill the application requirements for entry to a program at UNG become the property of the university and will not be returned.
This program offers a University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved certificate upon completion.
- Graduate Admissions application.
- Non-refundable application fee.
- Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended documenting completion of a Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures; or successful completion of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. If an applicant holds a Masters’ degree, only the transcript showing the Master’s degree awarded is required for submission to Graduate Admissions. Official international transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received a Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
- Proof of lawful presence in the United States, if applying for in-state tuition.
Appeal of Graduate Admission
A candidate whose application is denied because the graduate admission cumulative grade point average is below the minimum requirement for the program, 2.5 on a 4.0, scale has the right to appeal the decision. An appeal must be submitted to Graduate Admissions, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001, firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal. A student whose appeal is accepted will be admitted provisionally and is not eligible for federal financial aid while under provisional admission status. Students may not appeal for regular admission.
Diversity Certificate Academic Policies
The College of Education adheres to the uniform grading system in the Academic Information section of the Graduate Catalog. No student carrying two incompletes (“I”), either of which has been extended over one semester, may enroll in additional course work without the written consent of the College of Education Graduate Office.
Academic Standing Policy
Any student who receives a grade of C or lower will be subject to a program review to determine the student’s eligibility to enroll in coursework for the subsequent semester. If a student is suspended from the certificate program, the student may apply, after a period of three semesters from the date the student was removed, by submitting to Graduate Admissions a new application for readmission.
The University of North Georgia recognizes honesty and integrity as being necessary to the academic functioning of the university. UNG graduate students are expected to uphold the university regulations addressed in the Student Code of Conduct, Article 3, Rule 2.
The Diversity Certificate program adheres to the university’s definition of professional integrity as described in the Academic Information section of the Graduate Catalog.