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Admission Requirements and Application Procedures for Other Student Types

Non-Degree Seeking Student

If you have no prior college or limited college credit, you may earn up to 12 semester credit hours from a list of approved courses.

Post-Associate or Bachelor's Non-Degree-Seeking Student

If you already have an associate degree (does not include applied science) or bachelor's degree, and you are not pursuing a second degree. You will receive academic credit for courses you take.

If you already have an associate degree (does not include applied science) or bachelor's degree, and you wish to pursue a second degree, please apply for admission as a transfer student.

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. If you are 62 or older and are classified as a legal Georgia resident, you do not pay tuition or mandatory fees as an Amendment 23 student.


  • Non-degree seeking students must have graduated from high school or completed a GED, HiSET or TASC with qualifying scores. No standardized test scores are required, and there is no requirement to complete all required high school curriculum course work.
  • Post-associate or bachelor's non-degree seeking students must have earned an associate degree (does not include applied science) or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • If you are 62 or older and are classified as a legal Georgia resident, you do not pay tuition or mandatory fees. To receive a waiver for tuition and mandatory fees, you must register for your classes on the first day of classes or during the drop/add registration period. Check the academic calendar for the semester in which you intend to enroll to determine the date of the first day of classes. You will be responsible for paying course specific fees and buying books. If you are pursuing a degree, apply for admission as a non-traditional adult student or transfer student.
  • If you seek academic credit and you are not auditing, you may not enroll in a course for which there is a learning support prerequisite unless you pass the ACCUPLACER exam requirements in reading, English, and math, or complete the appropriate learning support or other prerequisite course. Please check course prerequisites and descriptions and consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for a course. Effective 01/24/19 there is a fee of $11.50 USD per Accuplacer test session.
  • You may audit a class for no academic credit if space is available in the course you would like to audit. You will not be required to take course exams. If you are applying for admission solely to audit a course or courses, apply as a non-degree seeking student. After you are accepted for admission and during the course registration period, you must inform the registrar and your course instructor that you intend to audit the course. Once enrolled, you cannot change from audit status to credit status, nor can you receive retroactive academic credit. If you wish to receive academic credit, you must take the course again. Note that you will pay the regular course rate for tuition, fees and books.
  • Students whose secondary education was completed outside the United States system of education must also meet English Proficiency Requirements.

Selecting a Campus Location

Not all courses are offered on all campuses.  You must ensure that the course(s) you intend to take are offered on your intended campus. To do this, check with the registrar's office on the campus on which you intend to enroll.

Application Deadlines

All deadlines are at close of business. All supporting documents are due within 2 weeks of the application deadline. If we reach capacity before the deadline, we will stop accepting applications.


(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 Nov. 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

Applying to UNG

Application Process
Apply for admission online using GAFutures.  Both Georgia and out-of-state residents create an account with GAFutures to apply.  If you cannot apply online, download a paper application. All applicants, online and paper, will pay a non-refundable application fee.
  • Non-degree seeking student:  Submit your official high school transcript showing a graduation date OR an official score report from GED, HiSET, or TASC. If you hold an associate (does not include applied science) or bachelor's degree, send an official transcript from the degree-granting institution instead of your high school transcript or GED, HiSET, or TASC scores.
  • Post-associate or bachelor’s non-degree-seeking student:  Submit an official transcript from your degree-granting institution showing that you earned an associate (does not include applied science) or bachelor's degree.

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.


Complete this step only if you attended college outside of the US and want to transfer the academic credit received at your previous institution.

Your transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). They must be sent directly from the agency to the admissions office. Find a full list of NACES members.

You must submit official transcripts from each US college attended.

You should not assume that you will receive credit for all courses you took at your previous institutions. Transfer credit is determined by us on a course-by-case basis.
If you want to major in education, we do not recognize transcript evaluations from World Education Services (WES). For more details on agencies you may use, visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website.

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. Admission to UNG is not contingent upon proof of lawful presence. If you no longer wish to be considered for tuition at the in-state rate, please contact us so that we can remove the requirement from your record.
For associate degree applicants only: Register for the ACCUPLACER exam.  You must take the ACCUPLACER exam before we can evaluate your application for admission (see NOTE below).  Note that if you are a bachelor's degree applicant, you will take the ACCUPLACER exam (if required) after a decision has been rendered on your admission to UNG.
Two weeks after you complete steps 1-4, 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

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