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New Freshman Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Requirements for All New Freshman Applicants

  • 17 or older before the start of Cadet basic training (FROG Week)
  • Must be a graduate from an accredited high school.  See list of approved accrediting organizations in notes section below.
  • Students graduating from a non-accredited home school or high school program, please apply as a non-accredited home school applicant.
  • Have a clear disciplinary, conduct and background record.
  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

SAT/ACT Minimums

Admission to a bachelor's degree program is selective, and meeting minimum scores does not necessarily guarantee acceptance.

SAT 480
Critical Reading
SAT 440
ACT 20
ACT 18
Redesigned SAT Minimum Scores
SAT 26
SAT 480

Freshman Index

Calculating Freshman Index (FI)

  • SAT FI = (High school GPA x 500) + SAT critical reading + SAT math
  • ACT FI = (High school GPA x 500) + (ACT composite score x 42) + 88

Note:  The only high school courses that will be considered when calculating GPA are the Required High School Curriculum courses.

Each fall semester, the minimum freshman index (FI) requirement is determined by the applicant pool.

Required High School Curriculum

Complete 17 (16 for students graduating 2011 or earlier) Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units of high school course work.

Applying to UNG

Application Process

Apply for admission online: GAFutures Application or submit a paper applicationAll applicants will pay a non-refundable $30 application fee. 


Submit official high school transcript through GAFutures or request an official transcript from your counselor. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended (even if you later withdrew).
Submit official SAT and or ACT scores through The College Board or ACT
  • Note: At this time, the University of North Georgia will not superscore current and redesigned SAT test scores due to variation in design and content.  
 Submit your verification of lawful presence documentation.
Check your application status to ensure we have received all required documents to evaluate your application.

Send documents to:

University of North Georgia
Cadet Admissions
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA  30597


Some bachelor's degree programs have additional requirements that you must complete before you can enroll in that major.  Examples include Teacher Education, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Nursing.  Please contact the academic department of your desired major to determine whether there are additional requirements. Admission to UNG doesn't guarantee you admission to a specific major.

Home-school programs accredited or approved by the following are acceptable:

  • Accrediting Commission for Independent Study
  • Association of Christian Schools International
  • Georgia Accrediting Commission
  • Georgia Association of Christian Schools
  • Georgia Private School Accrediting Commission
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

2.  Learn more about Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits granted by UNG.

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