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How to Apply
Come join the family at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and see what a difference it makes. We are proud of the small-college experience students feel within the large university system.
Start your application process by deciding which kind of student best describes you:
When applying, you need to take deadlines seriously. It is best not to wait until the last minute in order to make sure all of your materials arrive on time. Web applications are processed on the first business day after they are received; paper applications may take several weeks before they are entered into the computer system, due to mailing time and data entry demands.
As you get ready to start your first year of college, choosing where you want to continue your education is an important decision.
When filling out your admissions application, be sure to choose College of Agricultural and Environmental Science as the school.
If you are like most students applying, you may be unsure about your major. That’s perfectly okay. Just choose “Unspecified” in the dropdown box on your electronic application.
We will assign you an academic advisor who will assist you in selecting a major and will help keep you on track for graduation.
Helpful hints for first year students
We want to help make your admission process as smooth as possible. A few suggestions are to:
- Decide if you will be applying through Early Action or Regular Decision.
- Be aware of the deadlines: October 15 for Early Action and January 15 for Regular Decision. You will be notified of acceptance by December 15 if you applied for early action or April 1 if you applied for regular decision.
- Work with your high school counselor to make sure you have an official high school transcript, an evaluation form and standardized test scores ready.
- Plan ahead so you can take the SAT or ACT at least twice before applying.
- Take as many challenging courses in high school (such as AP or honors) as possible.
- If applying through Regular Decision, think about which teacher you would want to write your teacher recommendation.
- Apply online.
- Do not submit anything that is not asked for such as resumes, certificates or additional letters of recommendation.
- Check your application status before the deadline to make sure the admissions office received all your materials (high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, application fees and your application).
Give yourself time to correct a problem, should it occur. Deadlines cannot be extended.
Whether you are transferring from North Campus or south Georgia, we've got the tools you need to continue your studies with us. Transfer students make up the majority of our college.
You must have at least 30 transferable hours in order to be considered for transfer admission. Application deadlines for transfer students depend on which semester you would be starting classes at UGA. If you want to start in the fall semester, the deadline is April 1. The spring semester deadline is September 1, and summer semester is February 15.
If you are interested in transferring to our Tifton or Griffin campus, you will need to apply with the UGA Off-Site Application.
Helpful hints for transfer students
We want to help make your transfer as smooth as possible. A few suggestions are to:
- Start early preparing for your transfer.
- Work with your current college advisor to take transferable classes. Visit the UGA Transfer Equivalency Search System to determine which classes will transfer.
- Review the UGA Transfer Admissions website often.
- Review the course requirements for your intended major.
- Take as many core classes as possible at your current college.
- Maintain a competitive college GPA and be aware how many transferable hours you have.
- Check your application status before the transfer deadline to make sure the admissions office received all your materials: all college transcripts, application fees, and your application.
- Give yourself time to correct a problem, should it occur. Deadlines cannot be extended.
Transfer agreements are formal agreements to offer transfer admission to the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences based upon the student's successful completion of the curriculum.
All students are encouraged to consult with an academic counselor from both institutions as early as possible to plan course work to best meet their individual educational goals.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC)
Students interested in transferring from ABAC to UGA with a major in agricultural education, agriscience and environmental systems or animal science are encouraged to review the transfer agreements for these majors.
- Agricultural Education Transfer Agreement (pdf)
- Agriscience and Environmental Systems Transfer Agreement (pdf)
- Animal Science Transfer Agreement (pdf)
If you live in another country and are not a United States citizen but wish to study at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, we would love to have you.
The application process is very similar to that of First-Year applicants and Transfer applicants. Additionally, you will require a visa to allow for permanent legal residency and proof of English proficiency if English is not your first language. Be sure to work with the Office of Admissions in order to have all of the required documentation.
Transient Students (to UGA)
A Transient or Study Abroad applicant is someone who intends to enroll in classes at the University of Georgia for only a limited time and then return to his or her home institution.
Summer is the only term Transients may take on-campus UGA courses. Transient admission to UGA's May term, however, is not possible. Students who wish to enroll in courses on UGA's Athens campus during the fall or spring terms must meet all transfer admission criteria, including deadlines. Summer transient applicants must submit an official letter or other proof of good standing, such as an official transcript from their home institution, to be considered for admission. The deadline for summer transient admission is May 15.
Students seeking transient status at UGA should apply through the transfer application.
Transient Students (away from UGA)
Students currently enrolled at the University of Georgia who wish to take a course (or courses) at another college for university credit should use the following guidelines:
- Apply to the other institution as a transient student. Pay attention to deadlines and transcript requests.
- Complete the Transient Permission request through Athena.
- Select the 'Student Records' tab
- Select 'Request Enrollment Verification'
- Select 'Transient Letter, Certification of Enrollment, Degree(s) awarded, etc'
- Select the desired term and verification type, and enter the number of copies needed
- Select the desired delivery method
- Select a stored address, or enter a new one
- Finally, press the 'Submit Request' button
- Use the Transfer Equivalency Search System to verify how courses will transfer back to UGA. Save a hard copy or electronic file of the information before you take the course to ensure that the course(s) you want to take will transfer in correctly.
- When your courses have been completed, you must request to send a transcript back to the UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 212 Terrell Hall, Athens, GA 30602.
A Nontraditional applicant is someone who has been out of high school for at least five years, holds a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school (or has satisfactorily completed the GED) and earned no more than 30 transferable semester hours of college credit.
A nontraditional applicant must submit a letter with the application for admission detailing activities since high school and explaining the desire to attend the University of Georgia, as well as an official, sealed copy of their high school transcript. Any nontraditional applicant who cannot submit current official SAT I or ACT scores must take the COMPASS examination.
Nontraditional students should apply through the Transfer application.