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High School Counselor Corner

The University of North Georgia Undergraduate Admissions Office appreciates what you do as an educational professional to counsel students. This page is dedicated to helping you find helpful links that might be useful to share with students. To receive important updates and information about UNG, please join our mailing list.

When are our deadlines and decision dates?

Application Deadlines for New Freshman

  • Spring semester (begins in January): November 1 (All deadlines are at close of business.) 
  • Fall & Summer semesters:
    • Associate degree
      • Priority deadline: March 15 (All deadlines are at close of business) 
      • If capacity is not met deadline: April 1 for summer semester and July 1 for fall semester (All deadlines are at close of business)
    • Bachelor's degree
      • Early action: November 15 (All deadlines are at close of business) 
      • Regular admission deadline: February 15 (All deadlines are at close of business) 

Application Deadlines for Dual Enrollment

Note that it is very likely we will meet capacity BEFORE the deadline and will immediately stop accepting students. Completing your application earlier is better.

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: March 15
  • Fall: March 15

How can I learn more about Dual Enrollment?

Visit our dual-joint enrollment web page to learn more about Dual Enrollment expectations.

How do I submit official transcripts?

You can submit transcripts via E-Script or via mail. Please mail the transcripts and all other documents to our Admissions Imaging Center, located on the Gainesville campus.

University of North Georgia
Admissions Imaging Center
PO Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503-1358

How should I advise my student to apply for Early Action or Regular Admission?

If the student has taken the SAT or ACT prior to our Early Action deadline, we advise that the student applies and competes for a spot in our early decision. It is a non-binding decision if accepted. In the case that they have met the expectations but not extended acceptance, they will automatically be updated to the Regular Admission pool.

What are the core curriculum expectations for UNG?

Associate

Complete 17 (16 for students graduating 2011 or earlier) Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units of high school course work. If you are missing a course, you may be considered for admission if you meet additional guidelines. You may be considered for admission if you have a GED, are at least 18 years old (exceptions for younger students may be considered), meet all associate admissions expectations, and your high school graduating class graduated within 5 years of the start of your intended semester of enrollment.

Bachelor's

Complete 17 (16 for students graduating 2011 or earlier) Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units of high school course work. No exceptions on the failure to complete the required 17 units of high school course work.

What are the expectations for incoming freshmen?

At UNG, we base our admission off of the Freshman Index. This is a combination of the student’s unweighted GPA and test scores from the ACT or SAT. Here is the formula we use to calculate a student’s Freshman Index.

  • 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

The minimums are as follows:

Associate Degree

All students whose SAT or ACT test scores fall below bachelor's degree minimums, or who are deficient in the areas of English and/or math, must also have an English and/or Math Placement Index calculated for course placement and admission purposes. Minimum scores on these indices are required in addition to the minimum SAT/ACT requirements. For further details, please review the English and Math Placement Index Calculation document

SAT 330
Critical Reading
SAT 310
Math
ACT 12
English
ACT 14
Math
Redesigned SAT Minimum Scores
SAT 19
Reading
SAT 360
Math

Bachelor's Degree

Admission to a bachelor's degree program is selective, and meeting minimum scores does not necessarily guarantee acceptance.

SAT 480
Critical Reading
SAT 440
Math
ACT 20
English
ACT 18
Math
Redesigned SAT Minimum Scores
SAT 26
Reading
SAT 480
Math

Who is the Admissions Counselor in my area?

What do students need for the application process?

  • Students need the following documents to complete their application process:
    • Application and $30 application fee
    • Official Transcript
    • Official SAT/ACT scores
    • Proof of Lawful Presence
  • We do NOT require essays, letters of recommendations, interviews, etc.

What is the difference between the associate and bachelor’s pathways at UNG?

The associate pathway is held on the Blue Ridge, Cumming, Gainesville and Oconee campuses. It is our two-year pathway for students to complete their core classes. Once they complete 30 hours with a 2.25 GPA, they can choose to internally transfer to a bachelor's degree on either the Gainesville or Dahlonega Campus.

How many campuses does UNG have and what are the differences?

Currently, UNG serves students on 5 campuses. These include the Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville and Oconee campuses.

Dahlonega is exclusively for the bachelor’s pathway only, which consists of 50+ degrees, as well as the only campus with residential housing.

The Gainesville campus offers all associate pathways and 20+ bachelor’s pathways.

The Blue Ridge, Cumming and Oconee campuses allow students to start either the associate or bachelor’s pathway but will require an internal transfer to the Dahlonega or Gainesville campus, depending on the major.

How do I advise my student to check their application status?

Visit our Check Application Status page to learn more about the status of their UNG application for admission.

How should I advise my student on applying for the Honor’s Program?

The student must meet our eligibility criteria to be considered for admission into our UNG Honor’s Program. The student must carry a GPA of 3.5 and a minimum of 1200 combined on the SAT or ACT composite of 25. Just because the eligibility criteria is met does not mean automatic acceptance. Find our details about the application and deadlines.

What if my student has a disability, 504 plan or IEP?

Disability is not considered for admissions to any public university. Students are encouraged to use their accommodations in standardized testing, such as the ACT, SAT, and ACCUPLACER tests. The student must register with UNG Student Disability Services and provide documentation in order to receive accommodations. A student’s 504 or IEP will not automatically transfer to college. For more information please visit Student Disability Services.

High School Counselor Conference

Overview

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will host conferences for high school guidance counselors on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses during the fall and spring semesters. The conferences provide valuable information that benefits counselors and the students they serve. We hope you will be able to take the time to come and join us for one of these events as we seek to create partnerships that engage prospective students, their parents, high school counselors and the community.  

Time: For all conferences, check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the conferences run from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Session 1:  Friday, December 1, 2017. Gainesville Campus, Robinson Ballroom, Student Center.

Free Lunch!

Testimonials

“The workshop was great and I loved getting to tour the campus, it is so beautiful!  I would love to be a student here!!Thanks for all the goodies too and the yummy lunch. I will share the news from today with my colleagues” Counselor from Pope High School, Cobb Co.

“Thank you so much for hosting us yesterday. I was incredibly impressed with your presentation. The speakers were amazing and I learned so much about the University of North Georgia. I am really excited about sharing the information with my students” Counselor from Forsyth Central High, Forsyth County

“Thank you so much! I really learned a lot and was so impressed with the campus!” Counselor from Mountain Education Center

“I enjoyed the program and really thought including the students was beneficial. Word of mouth is a powerful thing!!”

“Very informative

Would like to have the program at our school ... think you have a hidden gem especially now with the ability to transition between the Associates and Bachelors”

 

Agenda

Counselor Conference

Friday, December 1, 2017

Time Event

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Check-in/ Student Services Resource Fair*

Robinson Ballroom, Student Center

*Student Services Resource Fair will have representatives from our Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Services, Student Involvement, Learning Support, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)/High School Equivalency Program (HEP), and more!

Coffee and muffins will be provided.

9:00 a.m - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome

Sallie McMullin
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management

9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

College of Education, Diversity & Recruitment

Sheri Hardee
Associate Dean, College of Education

9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Theatre Department

Site Visit, Jim Hammond, Continuing Education

10:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Academic Support & Writing Center

Site Visit, Dr. Carol Adams, Martha T. Nesbitt Academic

11:05 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

Disability Services

Thomas McCoy
Director, Student Disability Services

11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Current Student Panel

Gainesville Student Ambassadors

11:45 a.m -12:20 p.m.

Lunch

Provided by Undergraduate Admissions, Deli Buffet

12:25 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Institute for Environmental Spatial Analysis (IESA)

Site Visit, Dr. Allison Bailey, Science, Engineering, & Technology

1:05 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dual Enrollment

Charles Bell, Dual Enrollment Coordinator

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Enrollment Management Q&A

Brief overview and Q&A
Enrollment Management Staff

2:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Molly Potts
Director, Undergraduate Admissions

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