We are pleased that you’re considering becoming a part of the UGA community. We want to do everything we can to answer your questions, guide you through the transfer application process, and introduce you to the University of Georgia.

Transfer Eligibility: Requirements for Consideration

Transfer consideration requirements are subject to change for each semester as the University reviews space availability for that term. Different GPA baselines are set depending on the hours that transfer into the University of Georgia, with a change in class standing every 30 semester hours. Additionally, some colleges and departments have limits on the number of students in their programs, so an applicant’s intended major might be a factor in the admission decision.

When reviewing a file, the best indication of academic success at UGA is a student’s calculated transfer GPA along with the number of classes completed. In calculating your GPA, we use all academic grades you have earned in transferable courses (including D’s, F’s and WF’s) from every college you have attended. If a course is repeated, we will use both grades. As well, we only review transfer work with specific course titles, course numbers and credit hours.

Transfer admission decisions are made on a space-as-available basis. Thus, there are neither GPA nor completed credit hour levels that guarantee admission. To be eligible for transfer admission consideration, students must meet one of the following sets of criteria established below and submit the required materials in accordance with appropriate deadlines.

You are eligible for transfer admission consideration to the undergraduate program on UGA’s Athens campus if you have:

  • 30-59 completed hours of transferable credit by the application deadline,
  • graduated from high school at least 12 months prior to the term of intended enrollment,
  • completed at least one year of college by the term of intended enrollment, and
  • a 3.30 or higher calculated transfer GPA.

You are eligible for transfer admission consideration to the undergraduate programs on UGA’s Athens, Griffin, Tifton, or Online campuses if you have:

  • 60 or more completed hours of transferable credit by the application deadline,*
  • graduated from high school at least 12 months prior to the term of intended enrollment,
  • completed at least one year of college by the term of intended enrollment, and
  • a 2.80 or higher calculated transfer GPA.
  • Tifton, Griffin, or Online campuses require Program Coordinator Authorization.

* For Spring of 2025 and beyond, the transfer consideration level for students with 60 or more completed hours of transfer credit will change to a 3.00 or higher calculated transfer GPA.

If your intended major at UGA is an Undergraduate Program within a high demand major, please be aware there are additional requirements and a second application process after the offer admissions into the UGA Undergraduate Program.

Transfer Application Process

To be eligible for consideration as a transfer applicant, the following materials must be postmarked no later than the deadline for the respective term to which a student is applying:

  • Application for Transfer Admission
  • Non-refundable $70 application processing fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including work completed through joint or dual enrollment programs, study abroad programs, or as a summer transient or other such program
  • To learn more about online opportunities visit the Other Students section of this site

Please be certain to submit the most recent transcript available to you documenting final grades in the most recent completed semester or term.

Please note that high school performance and SAT/ACT results are not considered for transfer applicants and should not be submitted.

Additionally, you can learn more about the transfer process by visiting the Office of Transfer Services.


Language Proficiency

If English is not your first language, you must show proof of English Proficiency. Choose one of the following ways to prove proficiency:

  • An official transcript with the equivalent of English 1101 and 1102 (first-year composition) at an accredited U.S. institution, minimum 2.5 combined GPA OR
  • SAT R – EBRW score of 430, OR
  • SAT I – Critical Reading Score of 430, OR
  • ACT English section score of 17 or higher OR
  • A band score of 6.5 or better on the IELTS OR
  • Submit a TOEFL score of at least 213 on the computer-based exam, or a 550 paper based score, or an 80 on the internet based TOEFL.
  • The University of Georgia accepts TOEFL and IELTS results from testing headquarters.
  • UGA’s TOEFL and SAT code is 5813, the ACT code is 0872
  • Scores must not be more than 5 years old
Credit Evaluation

If your college is outside of the United States and not accredited by a U.S. Regional Association of Colleges and Schools, we REQUIRE that you use an evaluation service that does a “course by course” evaluation to ensure that your transcript is evaluated properly (if you do not submit, your application to UGA will be incomplete). These are the approved evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. International Education ConsultantsWorld Education Services, Inc.Education Credential Evaluators, Inc., Scholaro, International Education Research Foundation, Inc., Lisano International, International Education Evaluations, Inc., and SpanTran

For International Transfers, non-transferable coursework includes English as a Second Language, more than one hour of Physical Education, applied, technical, diploma or certificate credit. In addition, Non-US Institution Credit is awarded without letter grades.


Applicants with less than 30 completed transferable credit hours as of the application deadline are ineligible for transfer consideration and will be denied admission.


Why is this the case? Transfer applicants are evaluated solely on their demonstrated college-level performance because college-level work is the best indicator of readiness for UGA. High school academic record and standardized tests are not considered. Thus, the process necessitates an appropriate body of work at the college level be completed before a well-informed offer of admission can be made.