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Graduates of Unaccredited High School or Home School Program

If your home school program or high school is not accredited by one of the approved accreditation agencies listed at right, you are on the right web page.  If your program is accredited, please use the new freshman requirements and application procedures.

Requirements for All New Unaccredited Home School or High School Applicants

  • 16 or older before the first day of class.  Younger students may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you are transferring from a college you must also meet our transfer admission criteria.

Approved home-school and high school accrediting agencies

  • Georgia (or any other state's) Accrediting Commission
  • 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

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 Minimums

  • If you took the SAT after March of 2016, your SAT test score minimums are a: 19 on the Reading Subsection, and a 360 Math. These scores will be converted to the old SAT equivalents to determine the combined Critical Reading + Math score required for admission under dual enrollment. Access the College Board's Concordance Tables: New SAT scores to Old SAT scoresThe combined, converted Critical Reading and Math score must total 950 in addition to meeting individual score requirements. If you experience difficulty in determining your redesigned SAT equivalents, please contact our office so that an Admissions Officer may assist you. Contact information for each of our five campuses can be found on the left-hand side of this page.
  • If you took the SAT prior to March of 2016, or the institutional SAT, your SAT test score minimums are a: 330 Critical Reading and a 310 Math with a 950 combined critical reading and math.
  • If you took the ACT you are required to have minimum scores of 12 English and 14 math with an overall composite of 20.

After March 2016

SAT 19
Reading Subsection
SAT 360
Math
Combined 950*

Prior to March 2016

SAT 330
Reading
SAT 310
Math
Combined 950
ACT 12
English
ACT 14
Math
Composite 20

Bachelor's Degree Minimums

  • If you took the SAT after March of 2016, your SAT test score minimums are a: 26 on the Reading Subsection, and a 480 Math. These scores will be converted to the old SAT equivalents to determine the combined Critical Reading + Math score required for admission under dual enrollment. Access the College Board's Concordance Tables: New SAT scores to Old SAT scoresThe combined, converted Critical Reading and Math score must total 1110 in addition to meeting individual score requirements. If you experience difficulty in determining your redesigned SAT equivalents, please contact our office so that an Admissions Officer may assist you. Contact information for each of our five campuses can be found on the left-hand side of this page.
  • If you took the SAT prior to March of 2016, or the institutional SAT, your SAT test score minimums are a: 480 Critical Reading and a 440 Math with a 1110 combined critical reading and math.
  • If you took the ACT you are required to have minimum scores of 20 English and 18 math with an overall composite of 24.

After March 2016

SAT 26
Reading Subsection
SAT 480
Math
Combined 1110*

Prior to March 2016

SAT 480
Reading
SAT 440
Math
Combined 1110*
ACT 20
English
ACT 18
Math
Composite 24
*Scores will be converted to the old SAT equivalents to determine the combined Critical Reading + Math score required for admission under dual enrollment. You may view what your converted SAT scores would be by using SAT's Score Converter.
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.

Required High School Curriculum

Associate Degree

  • Complete 17 Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units of high school coursework. If you are missing a course, you may be considered for admission if you meet additional guidelines.
    • at least 18 years old (exceptions for younger students may be considered)
    • meet all associate admissions requirements
    • high school graduating class graduated within 5 years of the start of your intended semester of enrollment.
  • You must submit a home school summary form and portfolio that demonstrates you are on track to complete your RHSC.
  • RHSC requirements can also be satisfied by obtaining the following scores on the SAT II subject test: English Writing - 520; World History - 540; Literature - 530; Biology - 480; Math 1C or IIC - 500; Chemistry - 540 - or Physics - 590; American History & Social Studies - 560.

Bachelor's Degree

  • Complete 17 required high school curriculum (RHSC) units of high school course work.
  • You must submit  a home school summary form and portfolio that demonstrates you are on track to complete your RHSC, or SAT II Subject exam results. 
  • RHSC requirements can also be satisfied by obtaining the following scores on the SAT II subject test: English Literature - 613; United States History - 651; World History - 624; Mathematics Level 1 - 621; Mathematics Level 2 - 686; Biology(Ecological) - 626; Biology(Molecular)  - 655; Chemistry - 666; Physics - 667; Chinese with Listening - 759; French - 635; French with Listening - 654; German - 622; German with Listening - 624; Modern Hebrew -  620; Italian - 684; Japanese with Listening - 688; Korean with Listening - 767; Latin - 615; Spanish - 656; Spanish with Listening - 668

Selecting a Campus Location

  • Associate pathways are not offered on the Dahlonega campus.
  • If your primary campus is Blue Ridge, Cumming, Gainesville 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.
  • Not sure of which major you should choose?  Use these tools to help you determine a career interest and what major is best for you.

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 application fee.
Submit homeschool summary form. If you enroll in any college, ask the college to submit an official transcript
Submit official SAT and or ACT scores through The College Board or ACT
Submit to us your verification of lawful presence documentation if you wish to pay 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-Mail Phone
Blue Ridge Campus admissions-blu@ung.edu 706-946-5462
Cumming Campus admissions-cmg@ung.edu 470-239-3105
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

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