New Freshman Admission Requirements and Application Procedures
Requirements for All New Freshman Applicants
(Note: If you are a MOWR student at UNG, you do not need to reapply for admission. Please complete the MOWR Intent Form to continue as a new freshman Nighthawk.)
- 16 or older before the first day of class.
- Must be a graduate from an accredited high school. See list of approved accrediting organizations in the notes section below.
- Students graduating from a non-accredited homeschool or high school program, please apply as a non-accredited home school applicant.
- Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.
At this time, the University of North Georgia will not superscore current and redesigned SAT test scores due to variation in design and content.
High School GPA Minimum
All students whose SAT or ACT test scores fall below bachelor's degree minimums, or who are deficient in the areas of English and/or math, must also have an English and/or Math Placement Index calculated for course placement and admission purposes. Minimum scores on these indices are required in addition to the minimum SAT/ACT requirements. For further details, please review the English and Math Placement Index Calculation document.
Admission to a bachelor's degree program is selective, and meeting minimum scores does not necessarily guarantee acceptance.
Calculating Freshman Index (FI)
If you are calculating your Freshman Index with new, redesigned SAT scores, you must convert the new scores to the old SAT equivalents. You may access Collegeboard's SAT converter by click here.
- 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.
Associate Degree Minimums
Bachelor's Degree Minimums
Each fall semester, the minimum freshman index (FI) requirement is determined by the applicant pool. The lowest FI for Fall 2014 was 2700.
Applicants who do not meet the bachelor's degree admissions requirements will automatically be considered for admission to associate degree programs. If admitted to associate programs, enrolled students may internally transfer to bachelor's degree programs when eligible.
Required High School Curriculum
- Complete 17 (16 for students graduating 2011 or earlier) Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units of high school course work. If you are missing a course, you may be considered for admission if you meet additional guidelines.
- You may be considered for admission if you have a GED, are at least 18 years old (exceptions for younger students may be considered), meet all associate admissions requirements, and your high school graduating class graduated within 5 years of the start of your intended semester of enrollment.
- Complete 17 (16 for students graduating 2011 or earlier) Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units of high school course work.
Selecting a Campus Location
- Associate pathways are not offered on the Dahlonega campus.
- If your primary campus is Gainesville, Cumming, or Oconee, please do not secure off-campus housing until after you have registered for New Student Orientation.
- You may choose to start in an associate degree program on our Blue Ridge, Cumming, Gainesville or Oconee campus, or in a bachelor's degree program on any campus. However, bachelor's degrees can only be completed on the Dahlonega or Gainesville campuses.
- Not all degree programs are offered on all campuses. Please refer to the Degrees & Programs Listing to see which degrees are offered on which campus. You may need to take classes on other campuses or internally transfer to another campus to complete your degree.
- You are not guaranteed a class schedule at particular times or locations.
Application Deadlines for All New Freshman Applicants
- Spring semester (begins in January): November 1
- Fall & Summer semesters:
- Associate degree:
- Priority deadline: March 15
- If capacity is not met deadline: July 1
- Bachelor's degree
- Early action: November 15
- Regular admission deadline: February 15
- Associate degree:
Programs with Additional Requirements
Applying to UNG
- Step 1 Application and Application Fee
- Step 2 Official Transcripts
- Step 3 Official Entrance Test Scores
- Step 4 Lawful Presence Documentation
- Step 5 Application Review
Mail Documents for associate or bachelor's degree to:
University of North Georgia
Admissions Imaging Center
PO Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503-1358
1. 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
- Southern Association of Schools and Colleges
2. Learn more about Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits granted by UNG.