Important Note: Any student contemplating studying abroad should apply for a passport immediately. You must have a passport in order to apply for the visa required by the Italian government for study with the Cortona program. Upon acceptance to the Cortona Program, students will be furnished with information on the visa application process.
Applications for the Cortona program cannot be considered for acceptance until ALL of the following information is received. Send all materials BEFORE the deadlines above.
An applicant must be a rising junior or higher. Individuals who have finished at least two (2) years of full-time undergraduate education are eligible. Seniors and graduates are also eligible. We have had students ranging in age from 19 to 75.
For acceptance by The University of Georgia, undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA average for all their previous courses and be in good standing at their home institution (students cannot be on probation). Students from other institutions are accepted by UGA as a transient student for one term only. If you are interested in transferring to The University of Georgia, please contact our office immediately for UGA admissions deadlines. For graduate credit, students must have completed an undergraduate degree, and meet all requirements of The University of Georgia Graduate School for the classification which may be applicable for one's situation. Students seeking graduate credit should apply as soon as possible to our program and request necessary transcripts, immediately.
Each applicant should have or have had a "B" average or higher, in his or her major cumulatively, from all colleges and/or universities previously attended.
Each studio art applicant must have completed all foundation courses (Drawing 1, Color Theory, 2-D and 3-D Design, or equivalents) by the time of participation.