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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?

  • Spring semester (begins in January):  November 1
  • Summer semester (begins in May or June):  April 1
  • Associate degree - fall semester (begins in  August): 
    • Preferred deadline:  May 1
    • Final deadline: July 1
  • Bachelor's degree fall semester (begins in August):  
    • Early action:  November 15
    • Regular admission:  February 15 
  • Honors Program application:  Early consideration - January 31.  Final deadline - March 30.
  • Please Note! There is a possibility that we will meet enrollment capacity before you register for new student orientation. Therefore, please do not sign a lease for off-campus housing until you have registered for New Student Orientation. 

How can I learn more about the Move on When Ready Act?

Visit our dual-joint enrollment web page to learn more about UNG Move on When Ready 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?


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.


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 minimums 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:


SAT minimums to be considered for an associate degree are 330 in critical reading and 310 in math OR 12 in English and 14 in math on the ACT. For students who have taken the redesigned SAT, the minimum expectations are 26 in the reading portion and 480 in the math. If scores fall below these minimum expectations, you must take the ACCUPLACER exam prior to receiving an admissions decision.

The minimum GPA expectation is a 2.0 and the minimum freshman index is an 1830.


SAT minimums to be considered for a bachelor's degree are 480 in critical reading and 440 in math OR 20 in English and 18 in math on the ACT. For students who have taken the redesigned SAT, the minimum expectations are 26 in the reading portion and 480 in the math portion. Admission to a bachelor's degree program is selective, and meeting minimum scores does not necessarily guarantee acceptance.

The minimum GPA expectation is a 2.0.

For Spring semesters, the minimum Freshman Index for consideration into a bachelor’s degree program is a 2500. The Freshman Index expectation for summer and fall semesters depends upon the applicant pool. As an example, for the Fall semester of 2016, the minimum freshman index for accepted students was a 2715.

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 Cumming, Gainesville and Oconee campuses. It is our two-year pathway for students to complete their core classes. Once they complete 40 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 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.

The Blue Ridge campus is currently primarily for Dual-Enrolled students in the local area.

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 1150 combined on the SAT or ACT composite of 24. 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, Compass 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


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:  December 2, 2016.  Gainesville Campus, Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building, Room 3110A/B.
Session 2:  April 14, 2017.  Dahlonega Campus, Dining Hall Banquet Room (upstairs).

Free Lunch!


You will receive a confirmation email, which will include a parking pass for parking in visitors’ lots.


Friday, April 14, 2017
Dahlonega Campus

Registration and Check-In
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m..
Welcome and Introductions - Sallie McMullin
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Admissions - Ethan Penland
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Walk to Planetarium
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Site visit: Planetarium
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Campus Tour
10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Current Student Panel
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Corps of Cadets - Tony Moss
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
REP Program - Dr. Prior
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks / Distribution of Gifts
1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

“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”


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