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New Freshman Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Requirements for All New Freshman Applicants

(Note: If you are a current Dual Enrollment student at UNG wishing to continue as a freshman, you do not need to complete an additional application for admission. Please complete the Dual Enrollment Intent Form for freshman admission consideration. Freshman admission into a specific degree pathway or a particular campus is not guaranteed.)

  • 16 or older before the first day of class.
  • Must be a graduate from an accredited high school.  See list of approved accrediting organizations in the notes section below.
  • Students graduating from a non-accredited homeschool or high school program, please apply as a non-accredited home school applicant.
  • Students whose secondary education was completed outside the United States system of education must also meet English Proficiency Requirements.
  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

At this time, the University of North Georgia will not superscore current and redesigned SAT test scores due to variation in design and content. 

High School and College Dual Enrollment GPA Minimums

High School

Effective spring 2017, all new freshmen seeking admission to the University of North  Georgia must have at least a 2.0 high school GPA in the Required High School Curriculum.

College Dual Enrollment

Those applying for freshman admission who have completed dual enrollment through another institution while enrolled in high school must meet the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree-seeking students:  2.50 Cumulative GPA on all College Dual Enrollment coursework attempted
  • Associate degree-seeking students:  Must be eligible to re-enroll at current/previous institution

Applicants who have been suspended from a college or university during dual enrollment may not be eligible for admission.

SAT/ACT Minimums

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

Freshman Index

Calculating Freshman Index (FI)

If you are calculating your Freshman Index with new, redesigned SAT scores, you must convert the new scores to the old SAT equivalents.  You may access Collegeboard's SAT converter by click here.

  • 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

Note:  The only high school courses that will be considered when calculating GPA are the Required High School Curriculum courses.

Associate Degree Minimums

Minimum FI 1830

Bachelor's Degree Minimums

Each fall semester, the minimum freshman index (FI) requirement is determined by the applicant pool. The lowest FI for Fall 2014 was 2700.

Fall -
(Selective Admission)
Spring 2500
Summer -
(Selective Admission)

Applicants who do not meet the bachelor's degree admissions requirements will automatically be considered for admission to associate degree programs.  If admitted to associate programs, enrolled students may internally transfer to bachelor's degree programs when eligible.

Required High School Curriculum

Associate Degree

  • 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 earned qualifying scores on the GED, HiSET, or TASC, are at least 18 years old (exceptions for younger students may be considered), meet all associate admissions requirements, and your high school graduating class graduated within 5 years of the start of your intended semester of enrollment.

Bachelor's Degree

Selecting a Campus Location

  • Associate pathways are not offered on the Dahlonega campus.
  • If your primary campus is Gainesville, Cumming, or Oconee, please do not secure off-campus housing until after you have registered for New Student Orientation.
  • You may choose to start in an associate degree program on our Blue Ridge, Cumming, Gainesville or Oconee campus, or in a bachelor's degree program on any campus. However, bachelor's degrees can only be completed on the Dahlonega or Gainesville campuses. 
  • Not all degree programs are offered on all campuses. Please refer to the Degrees & Programs Listing to see which degrees are offered on which campus. You may need to take classes on other campuses or internally transfer to another campus to complete your degree.
  • You are not guaranteed a class schedule at particular times or locations.

UNG Residence Policy

Full-time students who are accepted on the Dahlonega Campus of UNG and who have not earned 60 semester hours or lived four semesters in university housing must live on campus. For further details, please visit UNG's Residence Policy in the Residency Life Handbook.

Application Deadlines for All New Freshman Applicants

  • 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) 

Programs with Additional Requirements

Some bachelor's degree programs have additional requirements that you must complete before you can enroll in that major.  Examples include Teacher 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.

Applying to UNG

Application Process
Apply for admission online: GAFutures. If you cannot apply online, download a paper application. All applicants (online and paper) will pay a non-refundable $30 application fee.

Submit official high school transcript through GAFutures or request an official transcript from your counselor. If you enroll in any college ask the college/s to send us an official transcript.

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. If you earned qualifying scores on the HiSET test, request a copy of your scores here. If you earned qualifying scores on the TASC exam, request a copy of your scores here. Transcripts must arrive in our office in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. Opened transcripts cannot be used for admission.

If you were internationally educated, please send an official National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) evaluated document-by-document high school transcript or Certificate of Education. A GPA calculation is not required. The evaluation must be sent directly from the agency to the Admissions Office. Find a full list of NACES members.

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.

 Submit your verification of lawful presence documentation if you wish to pay in-state tuition. This is not required if you pay out-of-state tuition. Out-of-state tuition is much higher than in-state tuition.
Check your application status to ensure we have received all required documents to evaluate your application.

Mailing Documents

Mail Documents for associate or bachelor's degree to:

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

Need Assistance?

E-MailPhone
Blue Ridge Campus admissions-blu@ung.edu 706-946-5462
Cumming Campus admissions-cmg@ung.edu 706-864-1800
Dahlonega Campus admissions-dah@ung.edu 706-864-1800
Gainesville Campus admissions-gvl@ung.edu 678-717-3641
Oconee Campus admissions-ocn@ung.edu 678-717-3641

Notes

1. Home-school programs accredited or approved by the following are acceptable:

  • Accrediting Commission for Independent Study
  • Association of Christian Schools International
  • Georgia Accrediting Commission
  • Georgia Association of Christian Schools
  • Georgia Private School Accrediting Commission
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Schools and Colleges

2.  Learn more about Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits granted by UNG.

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