Transfer Application Information

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Application Information for Transfer, Non-traditional,  Summer Transient, Post-Baccalaureate, Second-Degree, UGA at Tifton, UGA at Griffin Students, and Study Abroad

All applicants meeting the following definitions must complete the Application for Transfer, Nontraditional and Transient Admission and submit it along with an official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended, including work completed through joint or dual enrollment programs. To be official, a transcript must be submitted from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope by the respective deadline. To avoid delays in processing, please be sure to include your full legal name and correct Social Security number on all documents submitted in conjunction with your application for admission. If you are a returning military service member, you should also access our Returning Service Members Form to see if you meet the criteria for additional assistance.

Transfer

A transfer applicant has attended one or more regionally accredited postsecondary institution(s) since graduation from high school, may have earned course credit transferable to the University of Georgia, but has never attended UGA as more than a Transient. Transfer applicants must have attended another college after HS graduation for at least an academic year prior to enrolling at UGA. For the most current information on transfer admission criteria and deadlines, prospective transfers should visit the Transfer Admission section of our Web site. If you are interested in transferring to UGA at Tifton or Griffin, please see the last definition below.

International Transfer

At the University of Georgia, applicant files are classified as “international” if they meet any of the criteria listed below.

  • English is not the applicant’s first language.
  • The applicant has completed some of his/her education outside the United States. (Note: This does not apply to exchange programs with U.S. schools.)
  • The applicant is not a U.S. citizen (applicant is a green card holder, is currently in the U.S. on a visa, or needs a student [F1] visa).

An international student is classified as transfer if s/he has completed post-secondary coursework at either a U.S. or a non-U.S. institution.

Different application materials are needed for each of the above circumstances, so review carefully our Admission Information for International Students to see what is needed in your specific case.

Non-traditional

A non-traditional applicant must meet all of the following criteria: have been out of high school for at least five years and have a high school class that graduated at least five years ago; hold a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school, or have satisfactorily completed the GED; and have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester hours of college credit. A non-traditional applicant must submit a letter with the application for admission detailing activities since high school and explaining the desire to attend the University of Georgia, as well as an official, sealed copy of their high school transcript. Any non-traditional applicant who cannot submit current official SAT I or ACT scores must take the COMPASS examination. Please contact our University Testing Services at (706) 542-TEST for details.

 

Transient

A Summer Transient or Study Abroad applicant (Study Abroad applicants should review their own classification below) intends to enroll in classes at the University of Georgia for a limited time only and subsequently to return to his or her home institution. Summer is the only term Transients may take Athens-based or on-line UGA courses. For more information about UGA Study Abroad programs, contact the UGA Office of International Education at http://www.uga.edu/oie/. The Terry College of Business does not admit transient students. Students who wish to enroll in summer business courses offered by the Terry College, or to enroll in courses on UGA's Athens campus during the Fall or Spring terms, must meet all transfer admission criteria, including deadlines. Summer transient applicants must submit an official letter or other proof of good standing-such as an official transcript-from their home institution to be considered for admission.

Note: Transient credit earned at UGA may be considered as part of a future transfer application to the University of Georgia.

Post-Baccalaureate

A post-baccalaureate applicant holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plans to enroll in additional undergraduate courses, but does not intend to seek an undergraduate degree from UGA. A post-baccalaureate applicant must furnish official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended and must meet all transfer admission criteria, including deadlines and the GPA requirement for transfer admission to his or her major area of study. The Terry College of Business does not admit post-baccalaureate students.

Second-Degree

An applicant for a second degree holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plans to enroll in additional undergraduate courses, and intends to earn an additional undergraduate degree from UGA. An applicant seeking a second degree must furnish official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended and must meet all transfer admission criteria, including deadlines and the GPA requirement for transfer admission to his or her major area of study. 

If you fit one of these definitions, you can now begin the 3-step process of opening a Application for Transfer Admission.



Pharmacy

Applicants interested in the UGA College of Pharmacy who have 60 or more transferable semester hours of credit need to complete the Pharmacy Application and then contact UGA’s College of Pharmacy at (706) 542-1911 for more details on applying to this professional school. Other transfer, nontraditional, and transient students interested in pre-pharmacy must complete and submit the Transfer Web application above.


UGA Study Abroad Program

All applicants wishing to apply to the UGA Study Abroad Program may use this application.


UGA at Tifton or Griffin

All applicants interested in transferring to the UGA at Tifton Campus or the UGA at Griffin Campus may use this application. Undergraduate programs available through UGA on the Tifton campus include: Agriscience and Environmental Systems, and Agricultural Education. Undergraduate programs available through UGA on the Griffin campus include: Agribusiness, Biological Science, Environmental Resource Science, Consumer Economics, General Business, Microbiology and Special Education. Please check with the appropriate contact person at the Griffin or Tifton campus for more details on application and file completion deadlines.

In order to ensure timely processing of your application, use our Web application, which will be processed on the first business day after it is received. Paper applications may take several weeks before they are entered into our computer system, due to mailing time and data entry.

To ensure the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information, Web applications are encrypted by our secure server before being transmitted over the Internet.

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