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Post-Master’s Certificate in Transfer Leadership and Practice

The University of North Georgia (UNG) offers a graduate–level certificate program designed for experienced education professionals who hold a Master’s degree and seek to develop their leadership potential in facilitating transfer student success. This program is the only credit-bearing certificate program for transfer leadership and practice in the country.

Application Deadline

Fall - August 10

Quick Facts

Online program, no campus visit required
Courses accepted as part of UNG’s Ed.D. program
Program begins fall semester
Master's degree required
Federal financial aid is not available
Program length 12 semester hours

Program Questions?

Janet Marling, Ph.D.
Executive Director, NISTS and Associate Professor, College of Education
706-864-1582
janet.marling@ung.edu

Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Certificate Non-Degree

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 (4.0 scale) at the master's level calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures
  • Required Supplemental Documents
    • A one-page statement outlining specific interest in the certificate program and any background in education or with transfer student populations

Applying to UNG

Submit the Graduate Admissions online application.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from grads@ung.edu after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

  • Select Graduate Level Certificates-Post Master's Transfer Leadership and Practice Certificate.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.
  • Required supplemental documents may be uploaded with your application or emailed to grads@ung.edu.

Submit official transcript confirming master’s degree as well as official transcripts from each institution attended for all graduate level coursework.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions.
  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions.
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to grads@ung.edu.
  • Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to grads@ung.edu. Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average.  Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Appeal of Graduate Admission

A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision.
Appeals must be submitted to:

Graduate Admissions
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001 
grads@ung.edu

  • Appeal letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal. 
  • Students whose appeals are granted will be admitted as provisional students.
  • Students are not eligible for financial aid while taking courses under a provisional admission status.
  • Students may not appeal for regular admission.

Notice Regarding Online Offerings

In compliance with state authorization for the delivery of distance education, UNG online courses, degrees and certificate programs are not available in some states. If you are not a Georgia resident, email onlineapproval@ung.edu to check program availability in your state. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state authorization of online offerings. Other inquiries should be directed to the academic department offering the online program or to Graduate Admissions.

International applicants who must be issued an F-1 visa by UNG to enter the United States to attend school may not apply for completely online programs or part-time programs (less than nine hours fall and spring semesters).

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