Jul 16, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Undergraduate Admissions

Click on any of the following links for guidance in applying to UNG::

General Information

A person who wishes to enroll as an undergraduate student at the University of North Georgia should apply online at ung.edu/military-college-admissions/admission-requirements if planning to be Cadet or at ung.edu/undergraduate-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
Admissions Imaging Center
PO Box 1358
Gainesville, GA  30503

Cumming Campus:
admissions-cmg@ung.edu  or 470-239-3102

Dahlonega Campus:
admissions-dah@ung.edu or 706-864-1800

Gainesville Campus:
admissions-gvl@ung.edu or 678-717-3641

Oconee Campus:
admissions-ocn@ung.edu  or 706-310-6201

If participating in the Corps of Cadets:

University of North Georgia
Cadet Admissions
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA  30597
(888) 413-9366

The documents that are required depends on your student type.

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 ung.edu/undergraduate-admissions/deadlines for deadlines; Cadet students should review deadlines at ung.edu/military-college-admissions/deadlines.

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.

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. 


Confirmation Deposit For Students Not Participating in the Corps of Cadets

Students accepted to Dahlonega for the fall or spring semester are required to pay a $200 Confirmation Deposit by this deadline (or if admitted after the deadline, within two week of acceptance to UNG): Fall deadline - May 1; Spring  deadline - December 1.  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.  Dahlonega 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 to the Cumming, Gainesville or Oconee campus and students accepted for the summer semester are not required to pay the confirmation deposit; however, they are required to submit the Confirmation of Acceptance form enclosed with their acceptance letter, to secure enrollment. 


COMPASS and the Learning Support Program

Within the context of admission to the University, incoming 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 and a Writing Sample will then be used to determine placement into certain Learning Support courses.  Placement testing must occur 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 the Director or Assistant Director of Learning Support or the Associate Vice President and Dean of University College. Students may retest up to five working days prior to the start of the new semester in an attempt to “test up” or “test out” of Learning Support, with one exception: students who are placed into Learning Support English by virtue of their writing sample may not retest. COMPASS practice exams are available at ung.edu/learning-support/compass-practice-exams.


Distance Learning Courses

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


Tuition Classification for in-coming students (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 no later than seven working days prior to registration 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.