Transfer Application Requirements


Admission Priorities

Transfer students with an intended major within the Terry College of Business or the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication who have 60 or more earned credit hours should be advised of the difficulty of admission to these programs due to high demand.

For information on the overall profile of this year’s incoming transfer students, refer to our transfer student profile page.

To access information on transferring credit from your home institution, visit our Transfer Equivalency Search System.
For students wishing to transfer credit for upper level academic coursework, we suggest you review the Resident Requirement concerning coursework taken outside of UGA.

>>  Frequently Asked Questions for Transfer Applicants

We highly stress that it is the responsibility of the student to make sure that his or her application is complete using the  Application Status Check.   We also emphasize the importance of completing the application well before the deadline to allow time to resolve any transcript issues.

Complete Transfer Applications Include:

  • Application and nonrefundable $60 fee.
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities ever attended, including work completed through joint or dual enrollment programs, through study abroad work, or through work completed as a summer transient or any other program.
  • Summer and fall applicants: submit transcripts of coursework completed through at least the previous fall, and spring if available. Spring applicants: submit transcripts of coursework completed through the previous spring, or summer if applicable.
  • Note: SAT and ACT scores are not required for transfer admission.

Critical Questions Determine Admissibility

In reviewing applications for transfer admission to UGA, we consider these factors:

  • Space Availability – What is the space availability at the University for the particular term in question, and more specifically, what is the space availability for the college or major for which the student has applied?
  • GPA – What is the student’s transfer GPA in transferable academic coursework? These questions are crucial in making the decision of whether a transfer student is admitted or denied.
  • Class Standing – Will the student have completed at least one full year of college after high school by the term of intended enrollment, and how many transfer hours will the student have earned by the application deadline? (To access information on transferring credit from your home institution, visit our transfer equivalency search system.)
  • Deadlines – Has all material been submitted by the stated deadline?

Deadlines Are Crucial

Transfer Deadlines

Spring Semester Sept 1   
Summer Semester Feb 15
Fall Semester April 1

In order to review your application, all materials must be postmarked by the deadline, including the transfer application information, the application fee and official transcripts from all colleges that a student has attended. This also includes colleges attended as a PSO or Dual/Joint Enrollment student while still in high school, through study abroad work, or through work completed as a summer transient or any other program. Transcripts submitted to UGA after the deadline will not be used in making admission decisions. For example, students taking classes during a fall term may not use those grades for admission for the ensuing spring term due to the September 1 deadline.

Requirements for Consideration for Transfer Admission

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 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 Ds, Fs and WFs) 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.

Requirements to be Considered for Transfer Admission

Transfer Update for Spring 2010 and Future terms

Junior and Senior Transfers (with 60 or more hours of transferable credit) must meet the new requirement of a 2.80 or higher transfer GPA to be considered for admission, though there is no minimum GPA that guarantees admission.

Courses not used for standing

  • Remedial, developmental or career associate degree courses
  • Seminars, workshops, practicums, colloquia or internships
  • CLEP credit from other colleges
  • Failed or repeated classes (but grades will be used for transfer GPA)
  • Courses taken at a non-regionally accredited college
  • Courses taken at other University System of Georgia colleges to remedy CPC deficiencies
  • A “D” or below in English I; a student must have an average of “C” or better in both English I & English II

*Below are the current transfer admission requirements for consideration for admission for Summer and Fall of 2010. However, there is no minimum GPA that guarantees admission. Transfer admission criteria are subject to change. Transfer admission is on a space available basis.

Requirements
  • Have 60 or more hours of transferable credit by the application deadline
  • Have completed at least one year of college by the term of intended enrollment
  • Must have a 2.80 or higher transfer GPA to be considered for admission, though there is no minimum GPA that guarantees admission.
  • May be eligible for admission to University of Georgia undergraduate programs at Tifton's UGA campus or Griffin UGA campus.
Or
  • Have 30-59 semester hours of transferable credit by the application deadline
  • Have completed at least one year of college by the term of intended enrollment
  • Must have a 3.20 or higher transfer GPA to be considered for admission, though there is no minimum GPA that guarantees admission.
Students with fewer than 30 transferable hours

Ineligible. Must have at least one complete year of full-time college enrollment resulting in 30 or more transferable hours by the transfer application deadline to be considered for transfer admission to the University of Georgia.

Transferability of coursework

UGA only accepts coursework from United States Institutions accredited by their regional Association of Colleges and Schools. An Outsourced Credit Evaluation is required for Non-US institutions. Transferable Credit from a Community or Technical College is generally listed in their Transfer/General Education Core. Advanced placement credit listed as specific courses on a college transcript may be transferable. Non-academic, sub-college level, non-credit, experiential learning, professional certification and areas of study not taught at UGA will not be transferred.

Current UGA students may be awarded credit for Test Scores on specific national exams (such as AP, IB, SATII, CLEP) or from UGA administered departmental exams. Receipt of Study Abroad credit should be planned with UGA Office of International Education. Departments offering UGA versions of courses are the ultimate authority in determining transferability.

    Courses not used for GPA
  • Developmental or career associate degree courses
  • Seminars, workshops or internships
  • Courses taken at a non-accredited college
  • Some Physical Activities courses (1 semester hour may be used for class standing purposes)

Transient Students

Summer Transient and Study Abroad applicants are those students currently enrolled at another college who wish to attend one term at UGA and transfer the credit back to their home institution. The credit may also be used towards meeting future Transfer Admission Requirements at UGA.

  • Summer Transient applicants must submit a Letter of Good Standing or Official Transcript from their home institution along with their application. Summer is the only term Transients may take On-Campus UGA courses.
  • Study Abroad applicants must be accepted to their UGA Study Abroad program, in addition to a Letter of Good Standing or Official Transcript from their home institution and application. For more information about UGA Study Abroad programs, contact the UGA Office of International Education at http://www.uga.edu/oie/.

Post-Baccalaureate Students

Post-baccalaureate applicants hold a degree from another accredited college and wish to take additional coursework at UGA, but not to earn a specific degree.

  • Applicants must submit transcripts from all colleges they have attended along with their application.
  • Please note the Terry College of Business does not accept post-baccalaureate students.

Exchange Students

Exchange applicants are applying for admission through an established exchange program between UGA and another institution.

  • Applicants will be notified about the specifics of the documentation required to attend UGA as an exchange student.

Second Undergraduate Degree Students

Second undergraduate degree applicants have a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college and want to earn an undergraduate degree from UGA as well.

  • Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges they have attended and meet the requirements for admission as a senior transfer. They must also meet all requirements for admission into their desired UGA school, college and major.

UGA’s Tifton Campus & Griffin Campus

The University of Georgia is now offering seven bachelors degree-completion programs at its Griffin Campus. Additionally, two programs are offered through UGA's College of Agriculture and Environmental Science at UGA's campus in Tifton. To be eligible for admission to UGA programs at either location, prospective students must have at least 60 transferable semester hours and a minimum GPA of 2.80.

If eligible for admission, students must also meet the requirements for their specific academic program of interest. Information on current program requirements and an application for admission are available at UGA's Griffin Campus and Tifton Campus. Students must meet both the eligibility requirements for transfer admission and the required criteria for admission to one of the specific academic programs prior to being offered admission. Please note: Admission to take any courses at UGA's Griffin or Tifton campuses is contingent upon being eligible for transfer admission and being admitted to the specific program to begin work on the upper level courses in one of the specific majors.

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