Transfer Applicants

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.

Please note that this information applies to US citizens and legal residents interested in transferring as an undergraduate student to the University of Georgia. If you are an international student currently studying in the US or abroad, please refer to the International Transfer pages.

Watch the video below for an overview of the requirements, deadlines and process to Transfer to UGA's Athens campus. 

 

Transfer Youtube Video

 

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 3.20 or higher calculated transfer GPA.

 

You are eligible for transfer admission consideration to the undergraduate programs on UGA's Athens, Tifton, Griffin, 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.

Applying to UGA's Griffin Campus or UGA's Tifton Campus?  Go here.


 

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.

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