New Student Information

Welcome to Emory and the Laney Graduate School!  We are pleased that you have chosen Emory and the Laney Graduate School for the next step in your education, and we look forward to welcoming you to our campus in August.

Between now and then, there are a number of important issues for you to attend to.  Be sure to read this page as well as the three pages to the left.  If you have questions, it is often best to contact your program first, but if that is not possible then of course contact us directly.

Picking up EmoryCards

Starting Monday, August 17, EmoryCards (student IDs) will be available in the LGS office -- Administration Building, room 209.  Please note that when you come to pick up your EmoryCard, you must bring along a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license or a passport) so we can be sure we are giving the card to the rigth person.  Remember to pick up your card before Friday, August 21: you will need it to register for the JPE 600 class.

Jones Program in Ethics: JPE 600

Friday, August 21, 2015 from 8-5 in the Tull Auditorium (School of Law). This course, required for all incoming doctoral students with the exception of incoming international doctoral students, will introduce students to the foundations of ethical reflection in which they will engage throughout the course of their graduate careers. Visit the Jones Program in Ethics to learn more. 

Laney Graduate School Orientation

New students are required to attend the Laney Graduate School Orientation. Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 9:00-11:30 am in the Cox Hall Ballroom (Cox Hall, 3rd Floor). Breakfast will be served, and there will be presentations by Dean Tedesco and university offices and organizations. 

To help orient new students to life at Emory and LGS, we recommend that incoming students review three short videos:

Laney Graduate School Welcome Picnic

The Welcome Picnic will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Atrium of the Math and Science Center.  All new and continuing graduate students, faculty, and staff are welcome. The picnic is a great opportunity for you to begin building relationships with other graduate students and with faculty and staff with whom you will work during your graduate studies at Emory. 

Official Transcripts

If you haven’t already done so, please make sure you submit official final transcripts to the Laney Graduate School by August 1, 2015. We must have official transcripts showing receipt of degrees and all post-secondary work before you can register in an Emory degree program. Please send your transcript directly to us at Laney Graduate School, Emory University, 209 Administration Building, Mailstop 1000-001-1AF, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.  

Important details about submitting official transcripts is in the document posted at right under Transcripts.

If you are unable to submit transcripts before registration for fall semester, you need to complete, sign and submit the LGS Request to Extend Deadline form posted at right under Transcripts.  We will contact students who need to submit this form.

If English is not your first language,

then you must participate in an English language proficiency assessment or receive an exemption from the English Language Support Program before registering for classes. More information is in on our English Language Support Program pages.

Student Support Services

For information about various offices across campus that provide student support services, such as counseling and health services, information technology, parking, transportation, and many others, please see our Student Support Services page.  Here are links to information that is commonly sought by new students:

Office of Disability Services

Self-identification form:
pdf version
rich text format version

Use this form, in either version, to inform the ODS about any disability/chronic medical condition that may require assistance or accommodations from Emory University.

Housing information

Parking Information

Campus Map

Important Dates, Fall 2015

August 17: International Student Orientation. 12-3pm, 290 Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Bldg. (more information here

August 17-20: EmoryCard student IDs available in LGS office (Admin 209)

August 21: JPE 600 (see Jones Program in Ethics to learn more) 

August 25: New student registration

August 25: Orientation (9-11:30am, Cox Hall Ballroom)

August 25: LGS Welcome Picnic (5-7pm, Math and Science Center - Atrium)

August 26: Classes start

New Student Calendar

New Student Calendar, Fall 2015


Submitting Official Transcripts

Request to Extend Deadline for Submitting Final, Official Transcripts

English Language

All students whose native language is not English must take the LGS English Language Proficiency Test or receive an exemption from the ELSP Testing Director. Visit ELSP to learn more