Step 1: Read the Eligibility Requirements below.
Step 2: Click HERE to register and pay the $115 program fee (payments must be made by credit card and you will receive a receipt confirmation via email; if you have difficulty registering, please call 706-867-2815 and ask for Deb Adams) Note: Program fee is non-refundable but is transferable to future program sessions.
Step 3: Click HERE to electronically fill out and submit the Medical Release Form, Photographic Image Release, Liability Waiver, and Supplemental Information. Your registration will not be complete until we receive this information. (Unless you are over 18 years of age, your parent or guardian must sign.)
Step 4: Download the NLC packing list and reporting/departure instructions.
Step 5: Check your email the day before NLC Weekend. If the weather forecast is bad, we'll cancel the program and refund your registration fee.
NOTE for Parents: Your student may travel to and from NLC Weekend without you. If you decide to accompany your student, you are invited to attend a presentation by the Director of Cadet Admissions on NLC Weekend, and programs and opportunities available for Cadets at the University of North Georgia. This includes admissions standards, cost to attend, and scholarships and other means to pay for college. The presentation will take place in the Pennington Military Leadership Center (same place as NLC Weekend check-in) at 1800 hrs (6 PM) on Friday night.
Looking for one of the the most memorable weekends of your life? Want a taste of the leadership development activities that you will experience as a Cadet at UNG? We're looking for those students who want to find out more about themselves so they can more effectively lead others - both now and in the future.
The Corps of Cadets is nationally recognized for its leadership development programs and hosts a National Leadership Challenge Weekend each semester.
If you are interested in UNG, we want to give you the opportunity to experience the physical leadership development activities in which you will participate if you enroll in the Corps of Cadets.
We will assign you to a small team and evaluate your group on how well you accomplish problem-solving and team-building activities. As you maneuver through obstacle courses and solve problems, you will learn to trust your teammates in a way you've never counted on or trusted anyone before.
Current UNG Cadets who have already accepted the Challenge will be there to mentor and guide you!
This exciting opportunity is offered only twice a year (fall and spring), and space is limited to 200 students.
You will sleep in rustic, 16-person cabins on bunk beds (see below). Men and women will occupy separate cabins. The cabins are at Camp Wahsega, a 4-H Camp owned by the University System of Georgia, approximately one mile from the Mountain Ranger Camp, and about ten miles from campus.
NLC is designed for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years old. Sophomores may attend in the spring regardless of age. You should be on a college preparatory curriculum and have at least a 81 numerical grade point average or a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale. If you are a senior, the SAT or ACT is required for NLC Weekend. You should have a 480 or above critical reading score and a 440 or above math score on the SAT; or 20 English, 18 math, and 20 composite ACT scores.
NOTE: Current college students who are looking to transfer to UNG can attend National Leadership Challenge. They must have applied for admission to UNG before they attend NLC.
NLC is a physical program, and you must be in reasonable physical condition to attend. NLC activities vary from semester to semester, and may include activities such as basic self defense instruction, basic military skills instruction, and firearms training with military weapons.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or call (888) 413-9366.
* Students may not participate if (1) they are under 16 years of age, and (2) if they have severe asthma. Mild asthma is acceptable.
"Honestly, I had no idea what to expect... but North Georgia has exceeded my expectations and more. The picture of North Georgia on-line can't possibly describe how beautiful this place really is. Both the people and the Corps of Cadets have really impressed me this weekend."
...from a past NLC participant
"My son ... attended NLC this past weekend. When we picked him up on Sunday morning, he couldn’t stop telling us about all he got to do over the weekend. He loved the weekend, and has put NGCSU as one of his top picks for college. What a beautiful setting!! He is currently a junior. He was very impressed by the Corp of Cadets. I just wanted to tell you what a success the weekend was." ... a mother of a past NLC participant
"I dropped my son off at NLC this last Friday. We stayed for a few minutes while he checked in. I took advantage of the opportunity to ask some of the Cadets about Cadet life - laptop vs. desktop, what's a good bank... I have never been so impressed by a group of young people. They were all energetic, articulate and motivated. They did a terrific job with the logistics of registration and getting everyone to chow. That's all I saw - I wanted to stay, but my son said I had to leave. I was thrilled that my son was going to North Georgia before I dropped him off, but I cannot describe how excited I am after meeting the people he will be going to school with."
...from the Father of a past NLC participant
"My son was at the National Leadership Challenge this past weekend. He was also accepted to NGCSU this week! We are so proud ... (my son) gave the Veteran's Day speech at the high school. I wanted you to know what an impact it had on him. He came home and changed his speech to include his experience at NLC. He received a standing ovation and a phone call at the school from a truck driver that heard it on the radio and tracked him down. He expressed his gratitude and told him how much his speech meant to him and the other drivers at the truck stop. Thank you for giving my son the weekend of a lifetime, and we all look forward to him attending NGCSU next Fall!"
...from the Mother of a past participant
Photographs courtesy of Jack Anthony.