The Office of Academic Transition creates partnerships with K-12 authorities to promote transition to higher education. Partnerships are also developed with local school districts to create roadmaps for students from the academies through programs at the University of North Georgia. These programs include:
- Student Transitional Challenges: historically high school students face a number of challenges once arriving on the college campus in areas such as properly managing their time, understanding the different academic expectations, and adjusting to the overall increase amount of self-responsibility.
- Post-Secondary Options: Often high school students and parents are unaware of the options and opportunities students have to experience college life prior to leaving high school, while earning college credit and saving money over time. In coordination with the ACCEL support team, Academic Transitions helps to expand the dialogue throughout the North Georgia region on how students can become aware of these options.
- College 101 Workshops: Both issues related to college preparation are addressed through use of workshops, seminars, and small group discussions on UNG campuses as well at local high schools. Additionally, information and resources are provided through a network of support services within University College as well as student affairs.