Transfer International Applicants

The information below is for students who have attended a college or university before.


Deadlines for Transfer International Applicants

Spring Semester - August 15

Summer Semester - March 1

Fall Semester - April 1

Summer Transient - May 15



Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals:

Students who filed for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: PRIOR to applying to UGA! Please contact us for more information about UGA's policies and Deferred Action students. You can contact email us at admintl@uga.edu or call us at +1 (706) 542-2112 and ask to speak to the International Admissions Counselor. 



Transfer International Application Requirements 

In order for an application to be complete and receive full consideration, all international Transfer applicants must submit the following five items:

1.Transfer Application for Undergraduate Admission with Application Fee

2. Transcripts

3. Minimum Transfer Requirements

4. English Proficiency 

5. Certificate of Finance

    • We do not bring your Certificate of Finance into consideration when we make an admission decision on your application​
    • Only submit your Certificate of Finance after you receive admission to UGA
    • After you receive admission to UGA, then complete and submit all the pages of the Certificate of Finance
    • Passport Picture Page
    • Bank Statement on the bank letterhead or Certificate of Deposit. We will accept scanned copies of the official bank statement or an original bank statement. Please show an available balance in U.S. dollars, and do note that page 3 of the Certificate of Finance amount should reflect the available liquid assets for the cost of 9 or 12 months. Fees are subject to change.
    • Scan or take a legible picture of all the above documents and email it to admintl@uga.edu (we need to be able to see all the numbers and writing on each of these documents) 


International Transfer Credit Resources

UGA uses a Credit Evaluation to determine if an applicant from a non-U.S. institution meets hour and GPA requirements. English as a second language credits and Physical Education credits are generally not transferable. International credit is articulated to the UGA record as S grades. If the Admissions Office is not able to determine a specific transfer for a course, Transfer Electives are assigned (MATH 1T01). UGA Advisers and Departments will assist with determining how Transfer Electives can be applied more directly towards a UGA degree.

The UGA Bulletin lists all UGA degrees, courses, requirements and department contacts. 

Students With Fewer Than 30 Transferable Hours

Students with fewer than 30 transferable hours are ineligible for admission. You must have at least one complete year of full-time college enrollment resulting in 30 or more transferable hours by the application deadline to be considered for transfer admission to UGA.

Sophomore Transfers

  • 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.

Junior and Senior Transfers

  • 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 2.8 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. 


Accepted Applicants

Accepted applicants create a MyUGA account to access Degree Works and Athena advising systems with detailed information about transferred classes.

At Orientation, advisors will further determine how classes are used towards your degree. 


Scholarships

Scholarships available through individual academic departments are typically awarded to upperclassmen, but prospective students should consult the web pages of their intended department and school for information regarding departmental scholarships awarded to incoming students. 

Please visit our Scholarships page for more information 


How Do International Students Contact UGA? 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at admintl@uga.edu or call our office at +1 (706) 542-2112

All application materials can be mailed to the Admissions Office at this address:

UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Terrell Hall, Room 212

210 South Jackson Street

Athens, GA 30602-1633

Additional documents may be requested at time of application. Faxes and photocopies of official documents will not be accepted. 

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  • (+1) 706-542-8776
  • Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00 pm (EST)
  • 210 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602-1633
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