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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.
  • 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 PartnerCenter 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.

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
  • SAT critical reading score of 480, or redesigned SAT reading score of 26, or ACT English score of 20
  • 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. You will pay a non-refundable $30 USD  application fee.
Send an official National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) evaluated high school transcript or Certificate of Education.  The evaluation must be sent directly from the agency to the Admissions Office. See full list of NACES members is online.
  • 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.

ONE of the following conditions must be met:

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 79 (internet-based testing), or
  • Official IELTS score of 6.5, or
  • Minimum SAT critical reading score of 480, or minimum redesigned SAT reading score of 26, or minimum ACT English score of 20, or
  • Completion of English Composition I course (grade "C" or better) at an accredited U.S. college or university.
    • 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.  
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.
  • “UNG is continuing to admit students from West African countries affected by Ebola, but these students are subject to UNG’s Ebola policy. Immediately upon arrival to UNG, a newly-admitted student from an Ebola-affected area is required to contact Student Health Services for an evaluation. Depending on results, the student may be required to self-quarantine for 21 days prior to returning to campus.”

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