Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate 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/apply.

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 470-239-3105

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

Blue Ridge Campus:
admissions-blu@ung.edu 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 ung.edu/undergraduate-admissions/deadlines for deadlines; Cadet students should review deadlines at ung.edu/military-college-admissions/application-process/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 online 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.

The Learning Support Program and Placement Testing

Within the context of admission to the University, incoming students whose academic records do not meet the University System of Georgia’s minimum requirements for direct placement into ENGL 1101 and/or MATH 1111 will be screened for Learning Support.  Those students applying to the University within five years of completing high school and with no previous college credits in English and/or math will be evaluated for Learning Support placement based on their High School GPA (at the time of application) and, when submitted, SAT/ACT scores. Students who place into Learning Support based on these criteria may take an Accuplacer placement test to attempt exemption from Learning Support. Students applying as transfers, readmits, or non-traditional students (five or more years after completing high school) will be required to take an Accuplacer placement test to determine placement into or out of Learning Support. Learning Support coursework in the University System of Georgia is designed to be completed in one semester. Students admitted to the University with Learning Support requirements must be enrolled in the required coursework every semester until completed by earning a passing grade. Applicants wishing to take Accuplacer placement re-testing must do so 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: ung.edu/learning-support.

Online/Hybrid Courses

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

Tuition Classification for Incoming 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 - December 10; 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 bona fide 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.

Tuition Waiver for Persons 62 Years of Age or Older

According to the provisions of the Georgia Constitution, the University System of Georgia establishes the following rules concerning 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 must present a birth certificate or other comparable 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 supplies, laboratory, or shop fees.
  3. Shall meet all USG and institution undergraduate or graduate admission requirements.
  4. Shall have all usual student and institutional records maintained. However, institutions will not report such students for budgetary purposes.
  5. Must meet all USG, institution, and legislated degree requirements if they are degree-seeking students.
  6. May not enroll in dental, medical, veterinary, or law schools under the provisions of this policy.

Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States

Per Board of Regents’ Policy 4.3.4, all applicants who are accepted for admission or readmission to University of North Georgia and who seek to be classified as in-state for tuition-paying purposes are 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 to be classified as in-state for tuition-paying purposes must provide one of the following documents:

  • Certified U.S. birth certificate showing the applicant was born in the United States or a U.S. territory.
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization. Cannot be copied and must be presented to Graduate Admissions.
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship.
  • U.S. Department of State Certificate of Birth Abroad or Certification of Report of Birth Abroad.
  • Current U.S. passport.
  • Current Georgia driver’s license issued after January 1, 2008, and not labeled “Limited Term.”
  • Current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008, and not labeled “Limited Term.”
  • Current military ID (service member only, not dependent). Military ID cannot be copied and must be presented to Graduate Admissions.
  • Current, valid permanent resident alien card (green card).

For instructions for ordering a certified U.S. birth certificate, visit www.vitalchek.com.

University of North Georgia is required to verify the lawful presence of incoming 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:

  1. Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program for students who do not have a current F or J visa.
  2. SEVIS for students who have a current F or J visa.

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

  1. Current copy of visa, form I-94 (arrival/departure record).
  2. Current Employment Authorization card (if applicable).

Student Email Policy

Upon admission to the University of North Georgia, students are provided with an email account, which is the official channel of communication between the university and its students. It is the responsibility of the student to periodically monitor his/her student email account and be aware of the information sent by the university. Students are expected to check their email on a frequent and consistent basis to stay current with university-related communications. Students have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical.

Failure in the proper management of email accounts is not an acceptable excuse for missing official university communications via email and will not excuse students from complying with university policies, procedures and deadlines and will not be considered grounds for appeal for relief from those policies, procedures, and deadlines. As a steward of this process, the Division of Information Technology is responsible for directing the use of all student official email.