Sep 27, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 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

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: or 470-239-3105
Dahlonega Campus: or 706-864-1800

Gainesville Campus: or 678-717-3641

Oconee Campus: or 706-310-6201
Blue Ridge Campus: or 706-946-5462
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 for deadlines; Cadet students should review deadlines at

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 a Bachelor’s degree program 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; Summer deadline - April 15 (no deposit required for summer). 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’s degree-seeking 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 an Associate’s degree program on the Blue Ridge, Cumming, Gainesville or Oconee campus and all students accepted for the summer semester are not required to pay the confirmation deposit; however, they are required to submit the Confirmation of Acceptance by logging-in to the Check Application Status page  ( and clicking on Confirmation of Acceptance to secure enrollment. Deadlines for submission of confirmation of acceptance are:  Fall deadline - May 1; Spring deadline - December 1; Summer deadline – April 15, or if admitted after the deadline, within two weeks of acceptance to UNG. Associate degree seeking students who do submit confirmation by the confirmation deadline forfeit their acceptance and will not be eligible to enroll for the term in which they were accepted.

The Learning Support Program and Placement Testing

Within the context of admission to the University, incoming students whose academic records indicate the need for additional, non-credit work in English and/or mathematics must meet the University System of Georgia’s minimum English Placement Index (EPI) and minimum Math Placement Index (MPI) for admission to the University. Students applying to the University within five years of completing high school and with no previous college credits in English and/or math will have their EPI and MPI calculated based on their High School GPA and SAT and/or ACT scores. Students applying as transfers, readmits, or non-traditional students (five or more years after completing high school) will have their EPI and MPI calculated based on placement testing. EPI and MPI calculations must be made before an admissions decision can be made. Students admitted to the University with Corequisite-level Learning Support course requirements must be enrolled in the required coursework every semester until completed, and may not take regular curriculum credit courses which require the content or skills of the Learning Support courses. Additionally, Corequisite-level Learning Support instruction is not available online. Applicants wishing to take placement re-testing must do so the Friday prior to the start of the semester for which they are applying. For more information about EPI, MPI, or Learning Support coursework, please contact the Learning Support Department: For more information about the University System of Georgia EPI and MPI calculations, visit:

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 by the following deadlines: Fall - August 1; Spring - January 1; Summer - May 1. Students who do not submit all requested documentation by the posted deadline 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 duration of 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.