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Transfer Student Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

You can apply as a transfer student if....

  • you have graduated from high school or have a GED and have taken a college course after high school that transfers to UNG; AND
  • you have not already earned a bachelor's degree OR you are pursuing a second bachelor's degree.
  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.


  • If you have less than 30 transferable semester hours of college credit complete (not including technical level courses), and you graduated high school less than five years from the start of your intended semester of enrollment, then you must also meet the new Cadet freshman admissions requirements.  
  • If you graduated high school more than five years from the start of your intended semester of enrollment, and you have fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable college coursework (not including technical level courses), you should refer to the admissions requirements and application process for non-traditional students.
  • 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. 
  • Students who were academically (or otherwise) suspended from their previous institution will not be allowed to enroll at UNG as a bachelor’s degree student until they have completed their suspension period and are eligible to return to their previous institution. 
  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Bachelor's Degree Applicants

  • Competitive applicants should have at least a 2.25 transferable/overall GPA and a minimum of 30 hours of transferable coursework not including learning support courses.  Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

To be competitive, applicants should have completed:

  • A course equivalent to our ENGL 1101 OR 1102 (English Composition I and II) with grades of "C" or better.
  • A course equivalent to our MATH 1101 (Intro to Mathematical Models), MATH 1111 (College Algebra), MATH 1113 (Pre-calculus) or MATH 2450 (Calculus I) with a grade of “D” or better.

Applying to UNG

Application Process
Apply for admission online using the GAFutures Application or submit a paper application (PDF). All applicants will pay a non-refundable $40 application fee.
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.
If you have less than 30 transferable semester hours complete at the time of application, and you graduated high school within five years of the start of your intended semester of enrollment, ask your high school to send us your official high school transcript, either directly from the high school to us in a sealed envelope, or electronically through GACollege411. Please have your scores sent to directly to UNG by The College Board or ACT. If you graduated high school more than five years from the start of your intended semester of enrollment, you only need to submit an official high school transcript that shows your high school graduation date, or an official GED score report.
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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