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Non-Traditional Student Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

These requirements and instructions apply to if you graduated (or would have graduated) from high school five or more years from the start of your intended semester of enrollment, and you have fewer than 30 transferable semester hours of college credit complete.  If you have 30 or more transferable semester hours, you should apply for admission as a transfer student. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.


  • You must be a graduate of a regionally accredited high school OR have completed your General Educational Diploma (GED).
  • You may be required to be screened for Learning Support by taking the Accuplacer assessment unless you took the SAT or ACT within seven years of the start of your intended semester of enrollment, and you scored at least 500 in the critical reading and math components on the old SAT, or at least a 27 Reading and 530 math on the new redesigned SAT,  or 21 on the English and math components of the ACT.* Learning Support screening may also be exempted if you earned a grade of C and received UNG credit for a college English course equivalent to UNG's ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102, and earned credit for a transferable Area A math course.
  • You must meet a minimum English and/or Math Placement index if not exempt from Learning Support screening by one of the options listed above. For further details, please review the English and Math Placement Index Calculation document.
  • Applicants applying to Bachelor's degree programs must have a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA in all transferable college coursework.  If your GPA is below 3.0, you must also have completed an English course equivalent to UNG ENGL 1101 and an Area A math course.
  • Students whose secondary education was completed outside the United States system of education must also meet English Proficiency Requirements.
  • Have a clear disciplinary, conduct and background record.

*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.

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 application fee.
Submit an official high school or GED transcript and college (if applicable) transcripts. Transcripts must arrive in our office in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.  Opened transcripts cannot be used for admission.  To obtain your high school transcript, contact your high school or the Board of Education in the county where your high school is located.  If you earned a GED in Georgia, you should request a copy from the Technical College System of Georgia.  If you completed your GED in another state, request a transcript.
Submit an official transcript from each college you attended, even if you later withdrew.  We must receive the transcripts through escript, Parchment National Student Clearinghouse or in sealed envelopes directly from the college.
All Cadet applicants are required to submit Proof of Lawful U.S. Presence. Out-of-State Cadets will be awarded the Cadet Grant upon acceptance which allows them to pay the in-state rate for tuition and fees. We cannot evaluate your application for admission until you have submitted a valid document for 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


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 Education, Athletic Training, Exercise 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.

Transfer Course Credit

Transfer credit is usually awarded for courses that are designed to be part of an associate or bachelor's degree program and are completed with satisfactory grades in regionally accredited colleges. Such courses must generally correspond to the length, time and content of those offered in the curricula at the University of North Georgia.

For questions regarding whether transfer credit will be accepted, please refer to our course transfer equivalencies web page. Please note that this is not a complete list because it only includes courses that have transferred to the University of North Georgia in the past. If you still have questions after reviewing this page, please contact one of the admissions offices in the section below.

Note that you are required to earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1101 and 1102 (or equivalents) in order for these courses to transfer. Other courses earned at accredited institutions may transfer with grades of "D", to the extent that the grades on all credits accepted for transfer average at least 2.0. All "D" grades in core curriculum courses taken within the University System of Georgia are transferable, with the exception of English 1101 and 1102.

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