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    University of North Georgia
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 UNG Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor Admissions


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General Information

A person who wishes to enroll as an undergraduate student at the University of North Georgia should apply online at www.ung.edu/military-college-admissions if planning to be Cadet or at www.ung.edu/admissions if not planning to be a Cadet.

A prospective student who has questions regarding admissions and deadlines or wishes to have the application for admission, transcripts and scores sent to UNG should use the following addresses or telephone numbers:

If not participating in the Corps of Cadets:

University of North Georgia
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
110 South Chestatee Street
Dahlonega, GA  30597


Bachelor Degree Programs
706-867-2885
706-864-1800
bacheloradmissions@ung.edu

Associate Degree Programs
678-717-3641
associateadmissions@ung.edu

If participating in the Corps of Cadets:

University of North Georgia
Cadet Admissions
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA  30597
(888) 413-9366
cadetrecruiting@ung.edu

The following documents are required depending on your student type:

  1. A completed application for Undergraduate Admission.
  2. Official high school transcripts.
  3. Official college or university transcripts from ALL attended colleges.
  4. Official SAT or ACT Scores.  These scores are required for new freshmen who graduated from high school or home school within the past five years or transfer students with fewer than 30 transferable semester hours or 45 transferable quarter hours who have been out of high school less than five years (Information regarding these tests is available from high school counselors or any unit of the University System of Georgia.).
  5. A non-refundable application fee.
  6. A completed UNG Certificate of Immunization (Required by Student Health Services prior to enrolling).
  7. A completed UNG Medical Report (for Cadets only).
  8. Applicants seeking in-state tuition are required to submit proof of lawful presence in the United States.  Applicants who are U.S. Citizens and were born outside of the U.S. may be required to submit additional documentation showing proof of U.S. Citizenship. Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must provide proof of permanent residency.
  9. Additional documentation may be required.

Students may be refused admission based on a review of academic credentials, disciplinary actions taken at previous institution and/or criminal background checks.

Meeting admission requirements does not guarantee admission to UNG.

Students are encouraged to apply early.  Capacity may be met BEFORE deadlines.  Students NOT participating as a Cadet should review www.ung.edu/admissions for deadlines; Cadet students should review deadlines at www.ung.edu/military-college-admissions.

Applications and all supporting documents must be received by the deadline or before capacity is met for the term in which the student applied.

Students transferring from other colleges or universities should arrange with the registrar of each institution attended to forward official transcripts directly to UNG’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Cadet Admissions.

In some instances, the applicant may be requested to come to campus for testing and/or for an interview.

The university reserves the right to refuse admission when it appears that the number of students already accepted will fill the university to its capacity. It is recommended that students apply and complete admission files early.

Admission requirements to credit-bearing distance learning courses or courses audited are the same as admission requirements to courses offered in the traditional classroom or/and for course credit.   Any student withholding or falsifying any information required by UNG as part of the application process is subject to having her/his admission and/or registration canceled and being dismissed from the university.

 

Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.3.4, all applicants who are accepted for admission or readmission to University of North Georgia for Fall 2014, or any academic semester thereafter, and who seek to be classified as in-state for tuition paying purposes, will be required to provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the State of Georgia and the United States.

United States citizens and permanent residents who seek in-state tuition must provide one of the following documents.  Note that we will currently accept copies of all documents except a current military ID or the certified U.S. birth certificate.  Please note that http://www.vitalchek.com provides instructions for ordering a certified U.S. birth certificate.

  •  A Certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable.  Also, please note that we will place this document in your admissions file and will be unable to return it to you.
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  • U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240).
  • A current U.S. Passport.
  • A current Georgia driver’s License issued after January 1, 2008, that is valid for more than two years and not labeled with “Limited Term.”
  • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008, that is valid for more than two years and not labeled with “Limited Term.”
  • A current military ID for service member only, not dependent. A photocopy is not acceptable.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551).

UNG is currently required to verify the lawful presence of in-coming students who have not provided one of the above documents and seek to be classified for in-state tuition with one of the following methods:

  • Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program if you do not have a current F or J visa.
  • SEVIS for non-citizens possessing an F or J visa.

Applicants who are not United States citizens and not permanent residents and seek to be classified for in-state tuition must provide the following:

  • A current copy of your visa and I-94; if you have a current Employment Authorization Card please include a copy of it with your documents.

 

Confirmation Deposit For Students Not Participating in the Corps of Cadets

Students accepted for the fall semester bachelors program are required to pay a $200 Confirmation Deposit by May 1, or if admitted after May 1, within two weeks of their acceptance date. Students accepted for the bachelor program Spring semester are required to pay a $200 Confirmation Deposit by December 1, or if admitted after December 1, within two weeks of acceptance date.  The Confirmation Deposit will be refunded to students who enroll in courses for a minimum of ten days.  Refunds will be processed no sooner than 30 days after classes begin.  Admitted students who do not enroll will not receive a refund of their Confirmation Deposit.

Bachelor program students who do not pay the confirmation deposit by the confirmation deposit deadline forfeit their acceptance and will not be eligible to enroll for the term in which they were accepted.

Students accepted for the summer semester are required to submit the confirmation form by April 1 prior to enrollment, or if admitted after April 1, within two weeks of their acceptance date.  Students accepted for the summer semester who do not submit the confirmation form by April 1 will forfeit their acceptance for that semester.

Associate program students are not required to pay the confirmation deposit; however, they are required to submit the confirmation of acceptance form to secure enrollment.

 

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is generally accepted from regionally accredited institutions.  A credit evaluation is completed by the Registrar’s Office after a student has been accepted to UNG.  This evaluation is done to determine if a course is equivalent to a UNG course.

If you wish to know which courses will transfer from your prior college(s) to UNG, please go to the Course Transfer Equivalencies section located on the Admissions web site under transfer student requirements and select your college from the list.  The Transfer Equivalencies site can assist students to determine how credit has been transferred to UNG in the past for other students.  It is a guide only.  The listing or exclusion of certain institutions and/or courses does not reflect the transferability of course credit.  Students are responsible for verifying whether the institution from which they are transferring is regionally accredited.  Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, or if a prospective Cadet, Cadet Admissions, with questions.

All official international 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).  The evaluation must be sent directly from the agency to the appropriate Admissions office (for new students) or to the Registrar’s office (for all other students).

A full list of NACES members are listed online at www.naces.org/members.htm.  For your information, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) does not recognize evaluations from World Education Services (WES).  For more details on agencies accepted by the PSC, review the PSC web site at www.gapsc.com.

 

Learning Support Program for Bachelors Program

Within the context of admission to the University, incoming students, typically non-traditional students, whose academic and/or testing records indicate the need for additional, non-credit work in English and mathematics, must meet the University System of Georgia’s minimum COMPASS scores for admission to the university.  The COMPASS test scores will then be used to determine placement into certain Learning Support courses.  Placement testing must occur after acceptance, but prior to registration.  Admitted students cannot take regular curriculum credit courses which require the content or skills of Learning Support courses without specific approval of their academic advisor, and such students will be given the opportunity to “test-out” of the Learning Support Program by achieving satisfactory scores on the COMPASS Placement Tests, offered by the UNG Testing Office, prior to the start of classes.  Students who successfully “test-out” may be transferred to regular academic status.  The Learning Support Program is discussed at length in the “Academic Support Programs” section of this bulletin.

 

Dahlonega Campus Residence Policy

UNG has established a residence policy for undergraduates designed to enrich their education.  The residential program fosters relationships with other students who have similar curricular and co-curricular interests, and with faculty and staff.  The experience is designed to provide leadership development and to enhance the student’s academic success.

Failure to comply with these policies may result in dismissal from the university.  Failure to comply is defined as an act of providing misleading or false information during the admissions process or when applying for a waiver, or not moving into or maintaining residence in university housing when available.

 

UNG Residence Policy for Non-Cadets-Dahlonega Campus

Full-time students who have not earned 60 semester hours or lived four semesters in university housing must live on campus. Summer terms spent in residence in university housing cannot be applied toward the four-semester requirement.  Students may live off-campus if they live with and commute daily from the permanent legal residence of parent(s) or grandparent(s) within a 50 mile radius of Dahlonega; are married or divorced; are 21 years of age or older; or have completed two years of successful active military service.

A waiver of this policy will be considered in individual cases for unique hardships. Prospective students should submit requests to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  Enrolled students should submit requests to the Office of Student Affairs.

 

UNG Corps of Cadets Participation Policy

The UNG Corps of Cadets is an 8-semester residential learning experience that replicates the living and learning conditions of a Federal Service Academy. Therefore, cadets, both men and women, who enter the Corps beginning 1 August 2013 will be under a newly revised Corps of Cadets Participation Policy. This policy requires all cadets in the Corps to be enrolled as “full participants” (See Policy Letter #9), while taking a minimum of 12 hours, including one Military Science course, in every Fall and Spring semester. Cadets may request an exception to the participation policy and live off campus as military non-residents if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Reside with parents or grandparents and commute daily to/from their residence within Dawson, Lumpkin, Hall or White Counties
  • Are married (Show marriage certificate)
  • Are age 23 or older at time of application
  • Have completed 2 years of honorable federal service at time of application (show DD Form 214)


Cadets who can demonstrate extreme hardship may apply for a waiver of the participation policy to become military non-residents or to leave the Corps of Cadets and become civilian students. Documentation is required. The Commandant will decide whether or not a student can change from military to civilian status and when the change will occur.

Cadets who have earned 120 hours towards a baccalaureate degree or who have resided in military residence halls for 8 semesters, whichever comes first, may request to leave the Corps to become civilian students.

STOP OUT CLAUSE: Cadets who quit the Corps or who are administratively dismissed by the Commandant may not take courses on the Dahlonega campus for a period of one calendar year from the date of their withdrawal.

AUTHORITY: In all cases, the Commandant of Cadets has the authority at any time to approve or disapprove requests for exception or waiver depending on mandatory bed space occupancy rates, caps on the number of military non-resident students, the commissioning needs of the U.S. Army (input from PMS required) or the student’s ability to meet established deadlines and/or published deadlines. “Grandfathering” students under previous policy provisions is not required.

ADMINISTRATION: Prospective cadets should submit requests for non-resident status to the Director of Cadet Admissions. Enrolled cadets should submit requests to the Commandant. A failure to comply with the Corps Participation Policy is defined as an act of providing false or misleading information during the admissions process or when applying for an exception/waiver; or not moving into or maintaining residence in designated University housing when available; or changing status from military resident to military non-resident (or from military to civilian status) without the approval of the Commandant. SEE IMPLEMENTATION INSTRUCTIONS/SOP, dated 1 August 2013.

APPEAL: The decision of the Commandant of Cadets regarding any aspect of the Corps Participation Policy may be appealed to the VP for Student Affairs within 3 business days. The final decision rests with the VP.

 

Bachelor Program-Applying for Admission

Freshman Applicants - Early Action or Regular Admission

  1. The applicant must be at least 16 years old on or before the registration date and must be of good moral character.
  2. Have graduated from an accredited high school or high school that is approved by the university.
  3. The following specific Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) units must be completed by new freshmen and transfer applicants with fewer than 30 transferable semester hours (45 quarter hours):

         English (Grammar, Literature, Advanced Composition)

         4 Units

         Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and a fourth year of advanced math or equivalent course that has these courses as pre-requisites*. Students who graduate 2012 or later should have Mathematics I, II, III and IV.

         4 Units

         Social Science (American History, World History, 1/2 unit, Economics & 1/2 unit, Government or appropriate substitution)

         3 Units

         Science (at least 2 from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics with at least 1 life science with lab and 1 physical science with lab)

         4 Units

         Foreign Language (one language)

         2 Units

         *NOTE: Financial Algebra, Consumer Math and Business Math cannot be the additional mathematics course.

4.    The applicant must show that he/she has satisfactorily completed the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT), and any other entrance examination required by the University, with an acceptable score.

  •  Minimum SAT requirements for regular admission are Math 440 and Critical Reading 480.
  • Minimum ACT requirements for regular admission are Math 18 and English 20.

5.    Admission is competitive.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

         Send all official transcripts from any previously attended colleges.  Students previously joint enrolled with another regionally accredited institution must meet UNG joint enrollment requirements and submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution to receive transfer credit.

         Freshman applicants who have attended a college after graduating from high school must also meet our transfer admission criteria.

UNG reserves the right to refuse to accept any or all of the credits from any high school or other institution, notwithstanding its accreditation status, when it is determined that the quality of instruction at such high school or other institution is for any reason deficient or unsatisfactory.  

Freshman applicants must submit the following:

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission with non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official high school transcript after 11th grade has been completed (a final official transcript with graduation date is required upon high school graduation).
  3. Official SAT or ACT score report (scores noted on official high school transcripts are accepted).
  4. Applicants seeking in-state tuition are required to submit proof of lawful presence in the United States.  Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
  5. Applicants seeking F-1 or J-1 visa must complete the International Student Application and meet international student requirements.
  6. Prior to enrolling, a student must submit a UNG Certificate of Immunization, showing proof of immunization as required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.  The immunization form should be submitted to Student Health Services.
  7. A completed UNG Medical Report (for Cadets only).

 

Dual Enrolled Applicants

Academically qualified high school students may apply to enter UNG via the joint-enrolled plan.  Students admitted to this program may receive dual credit in both high school and college for English, Mathematics and Social Science by successfully completing the appropriate courses with a grade of C or better. High School credit awarded is determined by the student’s high school. Students who wish to take courses in other areas may do so at the high school’s discretion.  However, dual credit may not be allowed by the high school for such courses.

Students attending non-accredited home school programs or non-accredited high schools may be eligible to participate in UNG’s joint enrollment program if they provide an Admissions Portfolio and meet the university’s joint enrollment requirements.

Students applying for admission must have completed all RHSC requirements, as noted in the freshman applicant section, except the fourth unit of English, fourth unit of mathematics, fourth unit of science, and the third unit of social science.

Those who wish to be considered for joint enrollment must:

  1. Submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Non-cadet students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of enrollment and be of good moral character.  Cadet students must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment and be of good moral character.
  3. Have an official high school transcript and official SAT scores submitted to UNG; home-schooled students must provide an Admissions Portfolio.
  4. Present a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 or better in RHSC coursework.
  5. Present minimum SAT scores of 530 Verbal / 530 Math with a combined total of at least 1100 or ACT scores of 23 English / 23 Math with a composite score of at least 24.
  6. Students attending non-accredited home school programs must provide above average scores from an approved high school summation examination such as the Iowa Test of Educational Development, the California Achievement Test or the Stanford Achievement Test.
  7. Students not participating in the ACCEL program must submit a parental approval and high school approval form.  Please note that home schooled students are not eligible for ACCEL funds.
  8. Submit proof of lawful presence in the United States, if seeking in-state tuition.  Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
  9. Applicants seeking F-1 or J-1 visas must complete the international student application and meet international student requirements.
  10. Prior to enrolling, a student must submit a UNG Certificate of Immunization, showing proof of immunization should be submitted to Student Health Services.
  11. A completed UNG Medical Report (for Cadets only).

Students who were previously Joint Enrolled at a regionally accredited institution prior to enrolling at UNG must meet the University System of Georgia minimum requirements for the SAT/ACT and GPA requirements to receive transfer credit.

 

Move On When Ready Applicants

UNG is committed to making college available for those high school juniors and seniors who are academically ready to do college level work. 

HB 149, “The Move on When Ready Act,” permits 11th and 12th grade students to leave their assigned high schools and attend postsecondary institutions full-time to earn course credit that will apply towards high school graduation and college.  The “Move on When Ready Act,” is intended as another option (not a replacement) for 11th and 12th graders, in addition to other regular dual enrollment programs, residential programs, early college, career academies and charter schools.  MOWR program is only available to students entering the 11th or 12th grade and who spent the prior year (2 consecutive semesters) in attendance at a Georgia public high school.

Students applying for admission must meet the following requirements to be considered:

  1. Submit an application for undergraduate admission with a non-refundable application fee.
  2. Non-cadet students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of enrollment and be of good moral character.  Cadet students must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment and be of good moral character.
  3. Students must be on track to complete high school graduation requirements.
  4. Be an 11th or 12th grade high school student in a Georgia public high school.
  5. Students must have completed their prior year (two consecutive semesters) in a Georgia public high school.
  6. Submit a copy of the Permission to Participate form, signed by the high school guidance counselor, parent(s) and student and the MOWR Checklist.
  7. Have an official high school transcript and official SAT or ACT scores submitted.
  8. Present a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.70 or better in RHSC coursework.
  9. Present minimum SAT scores of 600 Verbal and 600 Math or ACT scores of 27 English and 27 Math with a composite score of at least 27.
  10. Submit proof of lawful presence in the United States, if seeking in-state tuition.  Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
  11. Applicants seeking F-1 or J-1 visas must complete the international student application.
  12. Prior to enrolling, submit a UNG Certificate of Immunization, showing proof of immunization should be submitted to Student Health Services.
  13. Students wishing to enroll as a MOWR cadet are required to meet with the Commandant of Cadets prior to an admissions decision being determined.  Appointments with the Commandant should be made by contacting our Cadet Admissions Office.
  14. A completed UNG Medical Report (for Cadets only).

Other Program Requirements

Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours as of the last day of the drop/add period. Postsecondary institutions are under no obligation to offer courses that will insure a student participating in MOWR will complete high school graduation requirements on time.

Students wishing to commute must meet the requirements listed in our Residence Policy,www.ung.edu/residence-life.  Student wishing to live on campus in our residence halls are required to meet all housing deadlines and requirements, www.ung.edu/residence-life.

 

Home Schooled Applicants

Home-schooled applicants with a diploma from a regionally accredited home study program will be given the same consideration for admission as students with a diploma from a public school. Please refer to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website for the list of approved accreditation agencies.

Freshman applicants home-schooled in non-accredited programs and applicants from non-accredited high schools should go to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website, then print and follow the Admissions Portfolio Application Procedure, and submit the necessary documentation to the UNG Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to the deadline for the term of entry.

Students attending non-accredited home school programs or non-accredited high schools will be eligible to participate in UNG’s joint-enrollment program if they provide a completed Admissions Portfolio and meet the university’s joint enrollment requirements.  Students who have completed all high school Required High School Curriculum credits except for the fourth mathematics course, fourth English course, fourth science course and third social science course, may be interested in participating in UNG’s joint enrollment program.

Home Schooled/Non-Accredited High School applicants seeking either freshman admissions or joint-enrolled admission must submit the following:

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official SAT or ACT score report.
  3. Admissions Portfolio only for non-accredited home schools or high schools; for a list of accreditation agencies recognized by UNG please visit our website at www.ung.edu; portfolio should not include more documents than requested in the portfolio guide.
  4. Submit proof of lawful presence in the United States, if seeking in-state tuition.  Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
  5. Applications seeking F-1 or J-1 visas must complete the International Student Application and meet international student requirements.
  6. Prior to enrolling a student must submit a UNG Certificate of Immunization showing proof of immunization as required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.  The immunization form should be submitted to Student Health Services.
  7.  A completed UNG Medical Report (for Cadets only).

Admission of freshman or joint-enrolled applicants in non-accredited home school programs or high schools is based on the following:

  1. Acceptable SAT I or ACT scores.
    • To be admitted as a college freshman having less than 30 transferable college semester hours, the student must meet or exceed the average SAT-I score (Critical Reading + Mathematics), or average ACT Composite score, of UNG’s  preceding year’s entering freshman class.  For example, applicants for admission to either the Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 semester must meet or exceed an average SAT I score of 1107 (Critical Reading + Mathematics) or an ACT Composite score of 24, with minimum SAT I scores of 480 Critical Reading and 440 Math (or the ACT equivalent of 20 English and 18 Math).
    • To be admitted as a joint-enrolled student, the applicant must meet or exceed SAT I scores of 530 Critical Reading and 530 Math, with at least a 1100 Critical Reading and Mathematics combined score (or the ACT equivalent of 23 English, 23 Math and 24 Composite).
  2. The applicant must provide a portfolio and/or other evidence of successfully completing the equivalent of the Georgia high school Required High School Curriculum (RHSC), as defined by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (4 units of English; 4 units of mathematics, including Algebra I and II, Geometry, and a higher level mathematics course; 4 units of laboratory science, including one in life science and another in physical science; 3 units of social science, including one each in US and world history; and 2 units of the same foreign language).
  3. Acceptable scores from an approved high school summation examination such as the Iowa Test of Educational Development, the California Achievement Test or the Stanford Achievement Test taken after completion of the 11th grade.  (Note:  If you have completed all SAT II Subject Exams with our approved passing scores, you are not required to provide a high school summation examination score sheet; instead, have College Board send a paper copy of the scores to the Admissions Office.)
  4. Completion of the Admissions Portfolio with all supporting documentation required.
  5. Applicants who are transferring from a college must also meet our transfer admission criteria.

 

Non-traditional Applicants

Non-traditional admission is designed for students who have not attended high school within the previous five years and whose high school class graduated at least five years ago, have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester hours (45 quarter hours) of college credit and who hold a high school diploma or have completed the GED.  These students are exempt from RHSC requirements and from requirements for SAT/ACT testing.  Applicants who are transferring from a college with over 30 transferable hours should apply as transfer students.  Non-traditional students shall be required to take the COMPASS examination and may be required to participate in the Learning Support Program.

A student who wishes to apply as a non-traditional student must submit the following:

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official high school transcript noting date of graduation or official copy of GED certificate.
  3. Official college transcript(s), if applicable.
  4. Official SAT or ACT scores, if available.
  5. Non-traditional students who are transferring from a college must also meet our transfer admission criteria.
  6. Submit proof of lawful presence in the United States, if seeking in-state tuition.  Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
  7. Applicants seeking F-1 or J-1 visas must complete the International Student Application and meet international student requirements.
  8. Prior to enrolling a student must submit a UNG Certificate of Immunization showing proof of immunization as required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.  The immunization form should be submitted to Student Health Services.
  9. Some students may be required to take a placement exam before registering for classes and may be placed in the Learning Support Program.
  10. A completed UNG Medical Report (for Cadets only).

 

International Applicants

International students interested in attending UNG on a student visa should print a copy of the publication entitled “Application Guide for International Students” available at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions web site, www.ung.edu/admissions.  This publication outlines all admission requirements and contains an application for admission and other associated forms.  International students seeking admission to the university must submit the following documentation:

  1. A completed International Application for Undergraduate Admission and non-refundable application fee in US dollars.
  2. Official transcripts of courses and grades from all secondary schools and college or universities attended (even if the student withdrew).  These records must be notarized. Certified, non-English transcripts or grade reports should be accompanied by official (literal, not interpretive) English translations. All official international 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).  The evaluation must be sent directly from the evaluation service to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or the Office of Cadet Admissions (as appropriate). For all other undergraduate students, the evaluation must be sent directly from the evaluation service to the Registrar’s Office. A complete list of NACES members is listed online at www.naces.org/members.htm.  For your information, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) does not recognize evaluations from World Education Services (WES).  For more details on agencies accepted by the PSC, review the PSC web site at www.gapsc.com.
  3. If English is not the applicant’s native language or if the applicant’s schooling during the past five years has been in a language other than English, the University requires that the applicant take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Test scores are only valid for two calendar years from the test date.
    Students must meet a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the pencil/paper test, a minimum of 213 on the Computer-Based Test (CBT) or a minimum of 79 on the Internet-Based Test (IBT); the minimum IELTS score is 6.5.
  4. If English is the applicant’s native language, the University requires that the freshman applicant takes a standardized test that measures aptitude in mathematics and verbal areas.  Applicants may choose either the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) or the ACT (American College Test).  If the SAT is chosen, the SAT I should be taken.
  5. It is the applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that sufficient funding is available to meet all university and living expenses for his/her entire course of study.  UNG issues an I-20 only after a financial affidavit is completed and returned with a certified bank statement indicating that the funds will be available.
  6. A certification of immunization against communicable diseases must be submitted prior to enrollment in any unit of the University System of Georgia, by policy of the Board of Regents.  Students must provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, varicella, and, if 18 years of age or less at the time of classes, hepatitis B.  Forms should be submitted to Student Health Services prior to enrollment.
  7. The UNG Medical Report must be completed before enrollment for Cadets.  Information provided on the form is especially important in those cases in which the student has a condition that requires special medical assistance.
  8. If you are seeking documentation for a student visa, you must submit a completed UNG Financial Affidavit.  All financial documents must be current, original, and certified.  Applicants should have a second set of original financial documents to use for their visa application as the documents submitted to the University will not be copied or returned.  Students who wish to bring their spouse or children must submit additional information as requested on the financial affidavit.
  9. UNG requires all international students to be covered by health insurance.  Each semester, all students who have been issued an I-20 from UNG will be billed for the cost of this insurance. A student who is covered under a relative’s group health insurance plan may be eligible for a waiver of the Pearce & Pearce health insurance coverage.  To request a waiver, the student must apply within 10 days of the beginning of the semester at www.studentinsurance.com.  This waiver process must be completed each semester.  The waiver is not automatically granted.  Questions regarding international student health insurance should be addressed to the Office of the International Student Services at 1 + 706-867-2833.
  10. Cadet applicants must submit the following forms that they will receive after applying. 
    • A signed “Cadet Statement of Understanding”
    • An official “Embassy Permission to Participate Letter”

 

Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants must

  1. have a transferable academic grade point average of 2.0 or higher;
  2. meet admission requirements for entering freshmen if they graduated high school within the past 5 years and are transferring less than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of credit;
  3. have a clear conduct record;
  4. be in good standing at the last college attended;
  5. have completed any Learning Support and RHSC deficiency requirements (hours earned for learning support and/or RHSC courses are not counted as transferable hours earned) and earned 30 semester (45 quarter) transferable hours beyond learning support and/or RHSC deficiency courses.

Applicants who have a transferable college GPA that is lower than 3.0 must also have successfully completed the following credits:

  1. A course that is the equivalent to UNG’s ENGL 1101 (English Composition I), with a grade of “C” or better;
  2. A mathematics course that is the equivalent of UNG’s MATH 1101 (Introduction to Mathematical Models), MATH 1111 (College Algebra), MATH 1113 (Pre-Calculus) or MATH 2450 (Calculus I).

A student who wishes to apply as a transfer student must submit the following:

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official copies of transcripts from EACH institution attended.
  3. If the student has earned fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit they will need to send their Official high school transcripts and official SAT / ACT scores.  Note: You may not retake the SAT or ACT after you graduate from high school and begin college courses.
  4. Submit proof of lawful presence in the United States, if seeking in-state tuition.  Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
  5. Applicants seeking F-1 or J-1 visas must complete the International Student Application and meet international requirements.
  6. Prior to enrolling, a student must submit a UNG Certificate of Immunization showing proof of immunization as required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.  The immunization form should be submitted to Student Health Services office.
  7. A completed UNG Medical Report (for Cadets only).

A transferring student should ask the Registrar’s office of each university which he/she has previously attended to send official transcripts to UNG.  The applicant’s academic qualifications for admission will ordinarily be based on these university transcripts; however, the Director of Admissions may require high school transcripts to use in the evaluation.  Students will not be admitted without required transcripts.

Transfer credit is generally accepted from regionally accredited institutions.  A credit evaluation is completed by the Registrar’s Office after a student has been accepted to UNG.  This evaluation is done to determine if a course is equivalent to a UNG course.

If you wish to know which courses will transfer from your prior college(s) to UNG, please go to the Course Transfer Equivalencies section located on the Admissions web site under transfer student requirements and select your college from the list.  The Transfer Equivalencies site can assist students to determine how credit has been transferred to UNG in the past for other students.  The site is not exhaustive but includes work brought into UNG by prior students.  It is a guide only.  The listing or exclusion of certain institutions and/or courses does not reflect the transferability of course credit.  Students are responsible for verifying whether the institution from which they are transferring is regionally accredited.  Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, or Cadet Admissions if a prospective Cadet, with questions.

All official international 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).  The evaluation must be sent directly from the agency to the appropriate Admissions office (for new students) or to the Registrar’s office (for all other students).

A full list of NACES members are listed online at www.naces.org/members.htm.  For your information, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) does not recognize evaluations from World Education Services (WES).  For more details on agencies accepted by the PSC, review the PSC web site at www.gapsc.com.

Even if the institution that the student last attended is accredited, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Cadet Admissions may reject the application or all or any part of previously earned credits for degree credit at UNG if there is any reason to believe that the quality of the educational programs of the previous institution is unsatisfactory.  An applicant will not be considered for admission unless the transcript shows an honorable discharge from the university last attended.  Students who are not in good standing will not be admitted. Work undertaken at another institution by a student during a term of suspension or dismissal from UNG or any other institution cannot be transferred to the University for credit toward a degree.  The amount of academic credit accepted for work done in another institution within a given period of time may not exceed the amount of credit that could have been earned at UNG during that period of time.

 

Undergraduate Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree

Applicants who do not wish to pursue a second undergraduate degree may apply as a Post-Baccalaureate, Non-Degree Student.  A Post-Baccalaureate, non-degree student may receive credit for course work passed.

Applicants who do not wish to pursue a second undergraduate degree but are seeking a teaching certification must apply as a post-baccalaureate student through the Graduate Program.

Applicants seeking a second undergraduate degree must apply as a transfer student and meet all transfer requirements (See Transfer Applicant Section).

Post-Baccalaureate, Non-Degree applicants must submit the following:

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official transcript from the degree-granting institution verifying the awarding of a bachelor’s degree.
  3. Submit proof of lawful presence in the United States, if seeking in-state tuition.  Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
  4. Applicants seeking F-1 or J-1 visas must complete the International Student Application and meet international requirements.
  5. Prior to enrolling a student must submit a UNG Certificate of Immunization showing proof of immunization as required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.  The immunization form should be submitted to Student Health Services office.
  6. A completed UNG Medical Report (for Cadets only).

 

Non-degree Applicants

An undergraduate applicant admitted as a non-degree student is allowed to earn up to 12 semester hours from selected courses.  Students who have earned a bachelors degree should apply and meet the requirements for a Post-Baccalaureate non-degree seeking student (See:  Undergraduate applicants with a bachelor degree).  Students may not enroll in any course for which there is a learning support prerequisite unless they have been screened for and have exempted the relevant learning support course.  Students are advised to check course prerequisites and descriptions carefully and to consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses.  The following courses are approved for non-degree undergraduate students:  ACCT 2101, ACCT 2102, ART 1100, ART 1010, ART 2510, ART 2520, ART 2530, ASTR 1010, ASTR 1010L, ASTR 1020, ASTR 1020L, BIOL 1010, BIOL 1010L, BIOL 1260, BIOL 1260L, CHEM 1151, CHEM 1151L, CHEM 1152, CHEM 1152L, CRJU 1100, CSCI 1100, CSCI 1150, FILM 2000, FILM 2700, FILM 3100, FILM 3300, FREN 1001, GEOL 1644K, GERO 3081, GERO 3381, GRMN 1001, HIST 2111, HIST 2112, INTL 2200, MILS 1000, MILS 1100, MILS 2000, MILS 2100, MILS 2200, MUSC 1100, all 1000-2000 level music courses, NURS 1020, NURS 3330, PHED 1000, all physical education one-hour activity courses, POLS 1101, PSYC 1101, PSYC 3181, SOCI 1101, SOCI 3481, SPAN 1001 and THEA 2500. Non-degree students may enroll in courses not included on this list with the permission of the department head, dean and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

A student who wishes to apply as a non-degree student at UNG must submit the following:

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official transcript from the degree-granting institution verifying the awarding of a bachelor’s degree.
  3. Students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree, must submit an official high school transcript.
  4. Proof of lawful presence in the United States if seeking in-state tuition.  Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
  5. Applicants seeking F-1 or J-1 visas must complete the International Student Application and meet international requirements.
  6. Prior to enrolling a student must submit a UNG Certificate of Immunization showing proof of immunization as required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.  The immunization form should be submitted to Student Health Services office.
  7. A completed UNG Medical Report (for Cadets only).

Accepted, non-degree students who plan to take a class but do not want to receive academic credit can audit the class.  No academic or degree credit shall be awarded for audited classes.  These students must get approval from the class professor prior to registration, contact the Office of Admissions to request that their record be changed to “auditor,” and contact the Registrar’s Office during registration.  Auditing students are required to meet admission requirements listed for non-degree applicants.  Students registered to audit classes shall be required to pay the regular tuition and fees for enrollment.

 

Transient Applicants

Students who are enrolled at another college or university may apply for the privilege of temporary registration at UNG.  Such students will ordinarily be those who expect to return to the college or university in which they were previously enrolled.  These policies shall govern admission of transient students:

  1. The student must apply for admission to UNG and pay the non-refundable application fee.
  2. The admissions office must have evidence that the institution which the student previously attended was a regionally accredited or approved institution.
  3. An applicant may be accepted as a transient student when it appears that the applicant’s previous academic work is of satisfactory quality.  The Office of Undergraduate Admissions may require the applicant to submit a transcript of previous college work.
  4. Submit an official transient permission letter from her/his home institution which recommends the student for admission as a transient student.  The letter must state that the student is in good standing and eligible to return to the home institution. Students on academic probation, suspension or dismissal (academic or disciplinary) will not be admitted.
  5. Admission is for only one term.
  6. Submit proof of lawful presence in the United States, if seeking in-state tuition.  Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
  7. Immunization records must be provided to Student Health Services. Students applying as a transient student for a study abroad program are not required to have immunization records.
  8. A student who wishes to return as a transient student must reapply and submit an updated transient letter from her/his home institution each semester.
  9. Transient students who wish to apply to UNG after attending as a transfer student must apply, follow transfer applicant procedures and meet transfer requirements.
  10. Students wishing to reapply as a transient student or apply as a transfer must meet all admission requirements and deadlines.

 

Auditing Applicants

Students who wish to audit courses must apply and meet all admission requirements.  Students should refer to the student types (freshman, transfer, non-degree, etc.) in the previous sections to determine admission requirements. Students are required to apply for admission and submit the application fee and official documentation by admission deadlines.  No academic or degree credit shall be awarded to auditors. Students registered as auditors are required to pay the regular tuition and fees for enrollment.  Course credit is not granted to students auditing courses.

Accepted students who plan to take a class but do not want to receive academic credit can audit the class.  No academic or degree credit shall be awarded for audited classes.  These students must get approval from the class professor prior to registration, contact the Office of Admissions to request that their record be changed to “auditor” and contact the Registrar’s Office during registration.  Auditing students are required to meet admission requirements listed for non-degree applicants.  Students who audit courses and decide to enroll in a future semester for credit courses must meet admission requirements for the appropriate student type.  Students registered to audit classes shall be required to pay the regular tuition and fees for enrollment.

 

Former UNG Students Returning

Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance for less than three semesters, including summer term, may be advised and register during pre-registration or drop/add for classes as a continuing student, without having to reapply.

Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance for three or more semesters, including summer term, must reapply by the application deadline for the term they wish to attend.  Students should reapply through the office of Undergraduate Admissions (Civilian students) or through Cadet Admissions (Cadets).  An application fee is required.  Refer to the transfer applicant section or the applicant section based on your applicant type to review admission requirements.

Former UNG students must submit official transcripts from all other institutions attended since leaving UNG. Students must have a 2.0 transferable GPA, have a clear conduct record, be in good academic standing and be eligible to return to their most recently attended college in order to be considered for re-admission and any kind of transfer credit. Upon evaluation, additional documentation may be required.

A student bringing credit from another institution may not receive transfer credit for a course in which a grade (other than a W grade) was previously earned in the same course at UNG unless the student has NOT been enrolled at UNG for 4 or more consecutive terms, including summer terms.

Former UNG students returning after an absence of 3 or fewer consecutive terms, including summer terms, may choose to complete degree requirements as stated in the Undergraduate Bulletin that was in effect when they left UNG or these students may choose to complete the degree requirements of the Undergraduate Bulletin in effect upon their re-enrollment.  After an absence of 4 or more consecutive terms, including summer terms, returning UNG students will be required to complete the degree of the Undergraduate Bulletin in effect upon their re-enrollment.  Returning students who have an existing plan of study must submit an updated plan of study if they re-enroll under a different Bulletin.

If a student withdrew during a term in progress, this term will be credited as one of attendance.

 

Credit by Examination

Credits may be awarded to entering students upon the presentation of acceptable official scores to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Cadet Admissions on certain standard examinations.  A list of the courses accepted and minimum scores required for credit by examination at UNG can be found at www.ung.edu/testing.  Students may receive up to 45 semester hours of credit by examination, of which, only 24 hours may be of International Baccalaureate (IB) credit. The credit carries no academic grade and is not computed into the grade point average.  A student who has earned a grade other than a W in the course may not earn CLEP or DANTES credit for the course.  A student may earn CLEP or DANTES credit for a course in which he/she is currently enrolled provided that the student withdraws from the course no later than the last date in the term to withdraw with a W.  Students should be aware that medical, dental and other professional schools may not recognize course credit by examination in their admissions processes.

 

Distance Learning Courses

Admission requirements for credit-bearing distance courses are the same as admission requirements for courses offered in the traditional classroom.

 

Tuition Waiver for Persons 62 Years of Age or Older

Pursuant to the provisions of the Georgia Constitution, the University System of Georgia establishes the following rules with respect to enrollment of persons 62 years of age or older in units of the University System.  To be eligible for enrollment under this provision, such persons:

  1. Must be residents of Georgia, 62 years of age or older at the time of registration, and shall present a birth certificate or other comparable written documentation of age to enable the institution to determine eligibility.
  2. May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses offered for resident credit on a “space available” basis without payment of fees, except for the application for admission, supplies, laboratory or shop fees.
  3. Must apply, pay the application fee, and meet all admission requirements.  Students should refer to the student types (freshman, transfer, non-degree, etc.).  Prerequisites may be required in certain courses.  Learning Support or the COMPASS Exam may be required.
  4. All applicants are required to submit proof of lawful presence in the United States.
  5. Shall have all usual student and institutional records maintained; however, institutions will not report such students for budgetary purposes.
  6. Must meet all System, institution, and legislated degree requirements if they are degree-seeking students.
  7. Immunization records must be provided to Student Health Services.
  8. May not enroll in Dental, Medical, Veterinary, Law Schools or other premium undergraduate or graduate programs under the provisions of this Policy.
  9. Students are accepted and registered on a space available basis.

 

Tuition Classification (for the purpose of paying tuition and fees)

  1. A student is responsible for registering under the proper tuition classification. The responsibility for the determination of a student’s residency, for the purpose of paying tuition and fees, rests with the Office Undergraduate Admissions or Cadet Admissions and is based upon information provided on the application for undergraduate admission or Cadet admission.
  2. A person’s legal residence is her/his permanent dwelling place.  It is the place where she/he is generally understood to reside with the intent of remaining there indefinitely and returning there when absent.  There must be a concurrence of actual residence and of intent to remain to acquire a legal residency in order to qualify for in-state tuition.
  3. Applicants who have been denied in-state status for the purpose of paying tuition and fees may appeal this decision by completing an application for in-state tuition.  Students must complete the application for in-state tuition and submit all required documentation to be considered for in-state tuition.  Students who do not submit all requested documentation will not be considered for in-state tuition classification.
  4. Under the constitution and laws of Georgia, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia was created to govern, control, and manage a system of public institutions providing quality higher education for the benefit of Georgia citizens.  The state, in turn, receives substantial benefit from individuals who are attending or who have attended these institutions through their significant contributions to the civic, political, economic, and social advancement of the citizens of the State of Georgia.  Because the overwhelming proportion of financial support for the operation of the public institutions of higher education in Georgia comes from the citizens through the payment of taxes, the determination of whether a student is classified as a resident or a non-resident of the state for the purpose of payment of tuition and fees becomes a significant matter.  The tuition paid by in-state students covers only about one-fourth of the total cost of their education in the University System.  Therefore, Georgia taxpayers are contributing three-fourths of the necessary funds to provide quality education for the citizens of the state.
  5. The practice followed by state colleges and universities of assessing out-of-state students a higher tuition rate is a rational attempt by states to achieve a partial cost equalization between those who have and those who have not recently contributed to the state’s economy, even though there is no precise way to determine the degree to which higher tuition charges equalize the cost of educating in-state and out-of-state students.
  6. The durational residency requirement (usually 12 months) imposed by most states is considered by the courts to be a reasonable period during which the new resident can make tangible or intangible contributions to the state before being allowed the benefit of attending state colleges and universities upon the payment of in-state tuition and fees.  Courts which have been faced with the challenges to residency classification procedures have consistently recognized the right of public institutions of higher education to charge higher rates to out-of-state students and to adopt reasonable criteria for determining the establishment of in-state status.  See Martinez v. Bynum, 51 U.S.L.W. 5424 (Sup.Ct.May 2, 1983, Starnes v. Malkerson, 401 U.S. 985 (1971); Sturgis v. Washington, 368 Supp. 38 (W.D. Wa. 1973) aff’d mem. 414 U.S. 1057 (1973), and Michelson v. Cox, 476 F. Supp. 1315 (S.D. Iowa, 1979).
  7. For the purpose of these regulations, the question to be answered is not primarily whether a student is a “resident” or “non-resident” of Georgia, but rather, whether the student meets the criteria to pay University System tuition and fees on an “in-state” basis.  The term “resident” is confusing because it is susceptible to several meanings as it relates to voter registration, drivers’ licenses, automobile registration, deeds, contracts, wills, income taxes, and other matters.  A student may be a resident of Georgia for some purposes, but not entitled to in-state status for the purpose of payment of tuition and fees.  To be considered “a resident” for the purpose of payment of tuition and fees, one must have been a bonafide legal resident of Georgia for at least 12 months preceding the date of registration.
  8. The Board of Regents has adopted certain policies governing the classification of students as residents and non-residents for the purpose of payment of tuition and fees in keeping with its responsibilities to the citizens of Georgia for an appropriate assessment of fees and to ensure that out-of-state students pay a fair and reasonable share of the cost of their education.  The taxpayers of Georgia are thereby assured that they are not assuming the financial burden of educating persons whose presence in the state is not intended to be permanent.