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 must have graduated from high school or possess a GED certificate. 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.
- 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.
We must have your completed application for admission and all supporting documents prior to the deadline. 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. Applications and documents received after the posted deadline may still be considered if capacity has not yet been met.
- Spring semester (begins in January): November 1 (All deadlines are at close of business)
- Summer semester: April 1 (All deadlines are at close of business)
- Fall Semester:
- Priority Deadline: May 1 (All deadlines are at close of business)
- If capacity has not been met deadline: July 1 (All deadlines are at close of business)
Applying to UNG
- Step 1 Application and Application Fee
- Step 2 Official Transcripts
- Step 3 Verification of Lawful Presence in the U.S.
- Step 4 Associate Degree Applicants
- Step 5 Application Review
- Non-degree seeking student: Submit your official high school transcript showing a graduation date OR official GED score report. 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 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.
Mail Documents for associate or bachelor's degree to:
University of North Georgia
Admissions Imaging Center
PO Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503-1358