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Admission Requirements and Application Procedures for Other Student Types

Non-Degree Seeking Student

If you have no prior college or limited college credit, you may earn up to 12 semester credit hours from a list of approved courses.

Post-Associate or Bachelor's Non-Degree-Seeking Student

If you already have an associate degree (does not include applied science) or bachelor's degree, and you are not pursuing a second degree. You will receive academic credit for courses you take.

If you already have an associate degree (does not include applied science) or bachelor's degree, and you wish to pursue a second degree, please apply for admission as a transfer student.


  • Non-degree seeking students must have graduated from high school or possess a GED certificate. No standardized test scores are required, and there is no requirement to complete all required high school curriculum course work.
  • Post-associate or bachelor's non-degree seeking students must have earned an associate degree (does not include applied science) or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • If you are 62 or older and are classified as a legal Georgia resident, you do not pay tuition or mandatory fees. To receive a waiver for tuition and mandatory fees, you must register for your classes on the first day of classes or during the drop/add registration period. Check the academic calendar for the semester in which you intend to enroll to determine the date of the first day of classes. You will be responsible for paying course specific fees and buying books. If you are pursuing a degree, apply for admission as a non-traditional adult student or transfer student.
  • If you seek academic credit and you are not auditing, you may not enroll in a course for which there is a learning support prerequisite unless you pass the COMPASS exam requirements in reading, English, and math, or complete the appropriate learning support or other prerequisite course. Please check course prerequisites and descriptions and consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for a course.
  • You may audit a class for no academic credit if space is available in the course you would like to audit. You will not be required to take course exams. If you are applying  for admission solely to audit a course or courses, apply as a non-degree seeking student. After you are accepted for admission and during the course registration period, you must inform the registrar and your course instructor that you intend to audit the course. Once enrolled, you cannot change from audit status to credit status, nor can you receive retroactive academic credit. If you wish to receive academic credit, you must take the course again. Note that you will pay the regular course rate for tuition, fees and books.

Selecting a Campus Location

Not all courses are offered on all campuses.  You must ensure that the course(s) you intend to take are offered on your intended campus. To do this, check with the registrar's office on the campus on which you intend to enroll

We must have your application for admission and all supporting documents prior to the deadline by close of business. Note that it is possible for us to reach capacity before the deadline, so completing your application earlier is better. Applications and documents received after the posted deadline may still be considered if capacity has not yet been met, however, we will immediately stop accepting students when capacity is met.

  • Spring semester (begins in January): November 1
  • Summer semester (begins in May or June): April 1
  • Fall semester (begins in August): Preferred deadline is May 1.  Final deadline is July 1.
  • Honors Program application:  Early consideration for bachelor's students: Jan 31. Final deadline for all: March 30
  • Please Note! There is a possibility that we will meet enrollment capacity before the specified deadline or before you register for classes. Therefore, please do not sign a lease for off-campus housing until you have registered for classes.

Applying to UNG

Application Process
Apply for admission online using GAFuturesnew window.  Both Georgia and out-of-state residents create an account with GAFutures to apply.  If you cannot apply online, download a paper applicationnew window. All applicants, online and paper, will pay a non-refundable $30 application fee.
  • Non-degree seeking student:  Submit your official high school transcript showing a graduation date OR official GED score report.  If you hold an associate (does not include applied science) or bachelor's degree, send an official transcript from the degree-granting institution instead of your high school transcript or GED scores.
  • Post-associate or bachelor’s non-degree-seeking student:  Submit an official transcript from your degree-granting institution showing that you earned an associate (does not include applied science) or bachelor's degree.
Submit your verification of lawful presence documentationnew window if you wish to pay in-state tuition.
For associate degree applicants only: Register for the COMPASS exam.  You must take the COMPASS exam before we can evaluate your application for admission (see NOTE below).  Note that if you are a bachelor's degree applicant, you will take the COMPASS exam (if required) after a decision has been rendered on your admission to UNG.
Two weeks after you complete steps 1-4, check your application statusnew window to ensure we have received all required documents to evaluate your application.

Mailing Documents

Mail Documents for associate or bachelor's degree to:

University of North Georgia
Admissions Imaging Center
PO Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503-1358

Need Assistance?

Blue Ridge Campus 706-946-5462
Cumming Campus 706-864-1800
Dahlonega Campus 706-864-1800
Gainesville Campus 678-717-3641
Oconee Campus 678-717-3641

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