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International Student Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Requirements for All New International Students

  • 17 or older before the start of Cadet basic training (FROG Week).
  • You must be a high school graduate. 
  • You must prove English proficiency. Please see below.
  • All traditional freshman or traditional freshman transfer applicants with less than 30 transferable college hours must submit official SAT or ACT test scores.
  • International applicants who are considered traditional freshman (have graduated less than 5 years ago) must also meet traditional freshman criteria.
  • International applicants who are considered freshman/transfers (have graduated less than 5 years ago) with less than 30 transferrable college hours must also meet traditional freshman criteria.
  • You will not qualify for U.S. financial aid. You must be able to prove that you have the equivalent of at least $29,000 USD in the bank to finance your education (tuition, fees, books, uniforms, required Cadet items, and living expenses).
  • The University System of Georgia (USG) requires every international student to have health insurance that conforms to their criteria. Therefore, you will automatically be billed for the USG health insurance plan by the University of North Georgia. The details of this plan can be viewed in the International Health Insurance Summary. If you have questions about the insurance policy, or if you need additional assistance with this form please contact the USG health insurance plan. You can request a waiver through United Healthcare’s Partner Center website setup for UNG, which will be provided to you at International Orientation. (see note section below)
  • Have a clear disciplinary, conduct and background record.
  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

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

English Proficiency

ONE of the following conditions must be met:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based testing) or 79 (internet-based testing)
  • IELTS score of 6.5
  • EIKEN score of Pre-1
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) score of 77
  • Cambridge English Scale Score – which can be demonstrated in Cambridge English: First (FCE), Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) score of 176 (CPE = 180)
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSE and “O” Level “English” exams score of “D” or better
  • UK GCSE “English” exam score of “C” or better
  • UK GCE A-Level “English” exam score of “C” or better
  • EdExcel International A-Levels and IGCSE English exams score of “D” or better
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic score of 58
  • Completion of an approved USG campus-based ESL program of study
  • A waiver of the English proficiency requirement can be applied to students who have successfully completed academic instruction in English. Successful completion can be demonstrated by one of the following methods: 1) Proof of degree at the secondary or collegiate level either outside or inside the U.S. where English is the official language of the academic institution. 2) Proof of completion of the equivalent of English 1101 and /or 1102 with a grade of C or better in one or both courses, at an accredited U.S. institution.
  • If one's English Proficiency score is below the minimum required for admission to the Bachelor's degree pathway, enroll in an ESL program in UNG's Center for Language Education (CLE) to improve one's English proficiency. No English Proficiency test will be required for undergraduate admission to UNG after successful completion of the Advanced Class in the CLE.

Applying to UNG

Application Process
Apply for admission online using the GAFutures Application or submit a paper application (PDF). You will pay a non-refundable $40 USD  application fee.

Send an official National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) evaluated document-by-document high school transcript or Certificate of Education. The evaluation must be sent directly from the agency to the Cadet Admissions Office. Find a full list of NACES members.

If you were educated at a U.S. high school, please send an official copy of your U.S. high school transcript through GAFutures or request an official transcript from your counselor.

  • If you attended college outside of the US and want to transfer the academic credit received at your previous institution. Your transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). They must be sent directly from the agency to the admissions office. See a full list of NACES members is online.
  • You must submit official transcripts from each US college attended, even if you later withdrew.
  • You should not assume that you will receive credit for all courses you took at your previous institutions. Transfer credit is determined by us on a course-by-case basis.
  • If you want to major in education, we do not recognize transcript evaluations from World Education Services (WES). For more details on agencies you may use, visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website.
  • All traditional freshman and traditional freshman/transfer applicants with less than 30 transferable college hours must submit official SAT or ACT test scores.
  • All English proficiency test scores must come directly from the testing agency to be considered official.

You may request the College Board to send your SAT scores to account #5497, or your ACT scores to account #0848, regardless of which campus you want to attend. Test scores printed on high school or college transcripts will not be accepted.

Submit your financial affidavit  that shows an equivalent of $29,000 USD. Submit your bank statement that shows an equivalent of $29,000 USD. Documentation of personal or family funds should be on bank letterhead stationery. Determine exchange rates.
Submit your Statement of Understanding, which is required to participate in the Corps of Cadets.

Embassy Letter: Contact your country's embassy in Washington D.C.,USA, and ask them to mail us a letter stating that they have no objections to you participating in Army ROTC (the Corps of Cadets). To assist you with this, we created sample letters.

Copy of Passport: Please email a copy of your passport to

Mail Your Application Materials to:

University of North Georgia
ATTN:  Cadet Admissions
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597

Important Information:

  • If you are accepted for admission to the University of North Georgia (UNG), we will mail you a U.S. I-20 Form (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status - For Academic and Language Students). Take the form to the U.S. embassy in your country to obtain an F-1 Student visa.  Do not make travel arrangements until your visa is approved.
  • If you seek a visa, you must apply for admission as an international student.
  • International students who are Cadets in the Corps of Cadets pay in-state (Georgia) resident tuition.
  • We do not work with agents, and there is no preference given to agents. We work directly with you for admission to the UNG.
  • EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department‘s network of over 400 advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States.

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