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New Freshman Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Requirements for All New Freshman Applicants

SAT/ACT Scores No Longer Required for 2021 Admission

First-year students applying to University of North Georgia for the spring, summer and fall 2021 semesters can be admitted without ACT or SAT scores if they have a sufficiently high GPA. 

Bachelor's degree new freshmen applicants must meet one of the following admissions criteria:

  • 2.8+ unweighted high school GPA in the required high school curriculum
  • 2.4+ unweighted high school GPA in the required high school curriculum and SAT scores that meet a 480 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and a 440 Math or ACT scores that meet a 17 English or Reading and a 17 Math. Students must also meet a 2400+ freshman index (FI).
  • 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.

High School and College Dual Enrollment GPA Minimums

High School

Effective spring 2017, all new freshmen seeking admission to the University of North  Georgia must have at least a 2.0 high school GPA in the Required High School Curriculum.

College Dual Enrollment

Those applying for freshman admission who have completed dual enrollment through another institution while enrolled in high school should meet the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree-seeking students: 2.50 Cumulative GPA on all College Dual Enrollment coursework attempted. Students with dual enrollment GPAs below 2.5 may be considered for bachelor's admission on a case by case basis.

Applicants who have been suspended from a college or university during dual enrollment may not be eligible for admission.

SAT/ACT Minimums

Admission to a bachelor's degree program is selective, and meeting minimum scores does not necessarily guarantee acceptance. SAT and ACT test scores must be sent electronically through the College Board or ACT. Test scores printed on high school or college transcripts will not be accepted.

After March 2016
SAT 530
Evidence-based Reading and Writing
SAT 480
Prior to March 2016
SAT 480
Critical Reading
SAT 440
ACT 20
English or Reading
ACT 18

Freshman Index

Calculating Freshman Index (FI)

  • After March 2016 FI: FI = 500 x (H.S. GPA) + 1.06(EBRW+MATH) – 74
  • Prior to March 2016 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.

Required High School Curriculum

Complete 17 Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units of high school coursework.

Applying to UNG

Application Process

Apply for admission online: GAFutures Application or submit a paper application (PDF). All applicants will pay a non-refundable $40 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.  

Army Regulations require verified proof of lawful presence in order to participate in ROTC and the Corps of Cadets. Lawful presence will need to be provided prior to an admissions decision being made for Corps of Cadets participation. Students who cannot provide lawful presence may be admitted to the University of North Georgia, but not as a cadet. We cannot evaluate your application for admission until you have submitted a valid document for 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
Admissions Imaging Center
P.O. Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503

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Some bachelor's degree programs have additional requirements that you must complete before you can enroll in that major.  Examples include Elementary & Special Education, Middle Grades, Secondary & Science EducationExercise 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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