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Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Early Action â€" Early Action (EA) has an application deadline of October 15. Primary consideration for Early Action focuses on three areas:
• grades through the end of the junior year
• the rigor of a student’s curriculum relative to the curriculum offered at his/her high school
• and results of either the SAT I or ACT with Writing

Early Action candidates may be offered admission, denied, or deferred to the Regular Decision process for further consideration. Applicants admitted under the Early Action plan are not bound to accept this offer of admission and have until May 1 to submit a non-refundable commitment deposit in order to secure a seat in the first-year class. Students who are deferred must complete Part II of the application and have a teacher recommendation submitted on their behalf by January 15 to be reconsidered with Regular Decision applicants. The Office of Admissions also recommends that students submit mid-senior year grades and any new SAT/ACT results that were not submitted previously.


Regular Decision - First-year applicants for summer or fall semester who apply Regular Decision (RD) must submit a completed application by January 15 of their senior year and will typically receive a decision in mid-March. For Regular Decision Applicants, the admissions office conducts an initial review of the file to see if a student meets Early Action admission credentials, and then moves forward with a holistic review of the applicant that balances the following primary considerations:
Grades through the end of the junior year
• the rigor of a student’s curriculum relative to the curriculum offered at his/her high school
• and results of either the SAT I or ACT with Writing

Secondary Consideration is given to the following factors in RD evaluations
• intellectual pursuits
• creative endeavors and intercultural experiences
• public service
• co-curricular actives
• community involvement
• leadership and family commitments
• and integrity and personal maturity

Regular Decision and deferred Early Action candidates will be offered admission, denied or offered a place on the Waiting List.


Spring Admission - First-year applicants for spring semester will be considered on a space-available basis only. Completed applications must be submitted by August 15; decisions will be released by December 1. Primary consideration for Spring Admission will be focused on demonstrated academic achievement: grades in core academic courses, rigor of curriculum and performance on the SAT I or ACT with Writing. Applicants admitted for spring semester are subject to the same commitment deposit requirements as admitted students for summer or fall.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Applicants to the high demand majors will be selected based on their grades in general education and major specific courses along with information submitted in the application and statement of purpose detailing their interest in the major along with relevant experiences and future career goals. Students may indicate their first, second and third choices for their engineering major, although listing a second or third alternate besides their primary selection is not required.

Selection of applicants is based on a review of student scores and achievements in the following three areas:

General Education Coursework (30%)
Major Specific Coursework (40%)
Personal Statement of Purpose (30%)
General Education Coursework

General Education Coursework applies to all degree programs. Students must complete the following courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better:

MATH 2250: Calculus I for Science and Engineering
MATH 2260: Calculus II for Science and Engineering
PHYS 1211: Principles of Physics for Scientists and Engineers - Mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics - OR - PHYS 1251: Introductory Studio Physics for Engineers I
ENGL 1101: English Composition I
Major Specific Coursework

To be considered as a candidate for Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, students must complete the following courses:

ENGR 1120: Engineering Graphics and Design
ENGR 1140: Computational Engineering Methods
ENGR 2120: Engineering Statics

To be considered as a candidate for Biological Engineering or Biochemical Engineering, students must complete the following courses:

BIOL 1107 & BIOL 1107L: Principles of Biology I
CHEM 1212 & CHEM 1212L: Principles of Chemistry II
ENGR 2120: Engineering Statics

To be considered as a candidate for Computer Systems Engineering, students must complete the following courses:

CSEE 2220: Fundamentals of Logic Design
CSEE 2210: Introduction to Computer Systems Engineering II
CSCI 1302: Software Development

To be considered as a candidate for Electrical & Electronics Engineering, students must complete the following courses:

CSEE 2220: Fundamentals of Logic Design
ELEE 1030: Intro to Electrical Engineering
ENGR 2170: Circuits
Personal Statement of Purpose
In no more than two pages, provide your personal statement of purpose:

Explain your interest in engineering and describe your experience with engineering.
What is your ultimate career aspiration?
How will your chosen College of Engineering majors enable you to reach your career goals?

The above criteria are minimum application requirements and do not guarantee acceptance to any major in the College of Engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

At the University of Georgia, applicant files are classified as "international" if they meet ANY of the 6 criteria listed below. Supplemental application materials are needed for each of the following criteria, so review this web site carefully to see what is needed in your specific case.

1. You will require an F-1 visa to enter and study in the United States.
2. You are not a U.S. citizen and are currently in the United States on an F-1/F-2 (student) visa and attending a United States High School.
3. You are currently in the United States on some other class of visa. Please submit a copy of the visa from your passport as well as your passport picture page with your supporting application information.
4. If you are a Permanent Legal Resident of the United States, please submit a copy of the front and back of your card for inspection.
5. If you are in the process of obtaining permanent legal residency, please submit all documentation related to this process. This would include, but not limited to, an Employment Authorization Document, the form I-485, or your I-94 departure record.
6. If you hold refugee or asylum status, please submit all documentation related to this status.
For international students who have studied or are studying at a university or institution in a country outside of the United States, the University of Georgia will evaluate your credentials based on a wide range of factors. Admission to UGA might depend on the country in which you are studying, the system of education, the credentials of the university or institution and the exams offered by the country or university. If you have completed post-secondary coursework at a non-U.S. institution, we must receive official transcripts from all institutions attended and an official outsourced credit evaluation. We will use the credit evaluation to help us determine how many credits you have earned as well as how your courses transfer into the U.S. educational system. More information can be found on the Office of Admissions homepage (https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/international/first-year-international).

Residency Requirements

Candidates for first baccalaureate degrees who matriculate at UGA fall 2003 and thereafter must earn at least 45 of the last 60 semester credit hours in residence. In addition, 15 of the semester credit hours required for a student’s major must be earned in residence. (Some majors may require more than the minimum of 15 semester credit hours.)

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer consideration requirements are subject to change for each semester as the University reviews space availability for that term. Different GPA baselines are set depending on the hours that transfer into the University of Georgia, with a change in class standing every 30 semester hours. Additionally, some colleges and departments have limits on the number of students in their programs, so an applicant’s intended major might be a factor in the admission decision.

When reviewing a file, the best indication of academic success at UGA is a student’s calculated transfer GPA along with the number of classes completed. In calculating your GPA, we use all academic grades you have earned in transferable courses (including D's, F's and WF's) from every college you have attended. If a course is repeated, we will use both grades. As well, we only review transfer work with specific course titles, course numbers and credit hours.
Transfer admission decisions are made on a space-as-available basis. Thus, there are neither GPA nor completed credit hour levels that guarantee admission. To be eligible for transfer admission consideration, students must meet one of the following sets of criteria established below and submit the required materials in accordance with appropriate deadlines.

You are eligible for transfer admission consideration to the undergraduate program on UGA's Athens campus if you have:
• 30-59 completed hours of transferable credit by the application deadline,
• graduated from high school at least 12 months prior to the term of intended enrollment,
• completed at least one year of college by the term of intended enrollment, and
• a 3.20 or higher calculated transfer GPA.

You are eligible for transfer admission consideration to the undergraduate programs on UGA's Athens, Tifton, Griffin, or Online campuses if you have:
• 60 or more completed hours of transferable credit by the application deadline,
• graduated from high school at least 12 months prior to the term of intended enrollment,
• completed at least one year of college by the term of intended enrollment, and
• a 2.80 or higher calculated transfer GPA.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 13
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 54