How to Apply

Tuition for the Institute is $500. Enrollment is limited and the deadline for receipt of application, resume, and $75 application fee is by midnight on March 15. The application fee is applied to the $500 tuition if you are accepted and will be reimbursed if you are not accepted. You will receive notification of your status by April 5. The remainder of the balance is due upon notification of acceptance into the Institute. All tuition must be received by May 1. If you are accepted, but do not attend, the application fee is forfeited.

Tuition does not cover transportation, housing, or meals. Housing information will be provided. Each student is responsible for obtaining transportation to the sessions and to his/her assigned internship. Each student must attend all ten days and all classes/activities within those ten days.

Sample class schedule | Budgeting for the Institute

IMPORTANT : The application, resume, and the fee must be received by midnight on the day of the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.


pdfOr the GAI application is available as a PDF form that can be printed and mailed with your application fee. Mail to Georgia Archives Institute, Post Office Box 574, Decatur, Georgia, 30013.  We accept checks and money orders with mailed applications.


The following organizations offer tuition scholarships to the Institute. Please contact these institutions for information and application deadlines, which may be different from the application deadline for the Institute.

Individuals must apply separately to the Georgia Archives Institute and to the scholarship organizations. Do not send scholarship applications to the Georgia Archives Institute.