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High School Counselor Corner

Summer and Fall 2021 Deadline Extension

Due to the current circumstances, we are suspending our summer and fall Regular Admission deadline as we continue to work with students who wish to apply. We are no longer accepting applications for residential students on the Dahlonega campus. We are closely monitoring class availability on each of our campuses to best serve our students needs; therefore, we encourage all interested students to apply as soon as possible. 

Note for Dahlonega students:  Due to extraordinarily high demand we have reached capacity in our residence halls and are currently working off a waitlist of housing applications.  Students impacted by this situation will receive an email outlining available options for fall enrollment. 

SAT/ACT Scores No Longer Required for 2021 Admission

First-year students applying to University of North Georgia for the spring, summer and fall 2021 semesters can be admitted without ACT or SAT scores if they have a sufficiently high GPA. Standardized test scores are still required for dual enrollment applicants.

Bachelor's degree new freshmen applicants must meet one of the following admissions criteria:

  • 2.8+ unweighted high school GPA in the required high school curriculum
  • 2.4+ unweighted high school GPA in the required high school curriculum and SAT scores that meet a 480 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and a 440 Math or ACT scores that meet a 17 English or Reading and a 17 Math. Students must also meet a 2400+ freshman index (FI).
If a bachelor's degree applicant does not meet one of the above requirements, they will automatically be considered for associate pathway admission. Associate pathway freshman applicants must have at least a 2.0 unweighted high school GPA in the required high school curriculum to gain admission.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are our application deadlines?

New Deadlines

(All supporting documents are due within two weeks of the application deadline)

Student Type Spring Summer Fall
New Freshman - Associate Nov. 1 April 1 July 1
New Freshman - Bachelors Nov. 1 April 1 Nov. 15 (Early Action) | Feb. 15 (Regular Admission)
Dual Enrollment Oct. 1 April 15 May 15
International Nov. 1 N/A May 1
All Others (Transfer, Transient, Returning, Post - Baccalaureate) Nov. 1 April 1 July 1

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 GAFutures, E-Script, Parchment, 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 expectations for incoming freshmen?

At UNG, we base our admission off of the Freshman Index. This is a combination of the student’s core 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
Associate Degree Test Score Requirements
SAT (After March 2016) 380 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 360 Math
SAT (Prior to March 2016) 330 Reading 310 Math
ACT 12 English or Reading 14 Math

Bachelor's Degree Minimums

Admission to a bachelor's degree program is selective, and meeting minimum scores does not necessarily guarantee acceptance. For the 2021 application cycle, UNG will be using a GPA only admissions model and will consider applicants who have at least a 2.8 GPA in the Required High School Curriculum for admission. Those who have a Required High School Curriculum GPA of at least 2.4 and meet USG test score minimums will also be considered.

Bachelor's Degree Test Score Requirements
SAT (After March 2016) 480 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 440 Math
SAT (Prior to March 2016) 430 Reading 400 Math
ACT 17 English or Reading 17 Math

The following GPA and test scores show the middle 50% range that was accepted from the Fall 2019 bachelor's degree-seeking new freshman applicant pool.

Bachelor's Degree Middle 50% Profile (Accepted Fall 2018 Class)
Required High School Curriculum GPA 3.33 - 3.87
SAT (Combined Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math) 1080 - 1220
ACT Composite 22 - 26

Who is the Admissions Counselor in my area?

What do students need for the new freshman application process?

  • Students need the following documents to complete their application process:
    • Application and application fee
    • Official High School Transcript
    • Official College Transcript if your student has completed college coursework through dual enrollment at the time of their application
    • 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 change your degree level 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 degree level change 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.

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