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University of North Georgia 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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The University of North Georgia is a private institute spread across 5 campuses that offers associate, certificate, undergraduate and graduate courses for its aspirants across the globe. The institute is a coveted organization of the US Education System and is one among the only 6 military colleges in the country that prepares future cadets. The most renowned undergraduate majors available at the university favored among students are biology, management, psychology, marketing and BSN nursing. 

The organization had a total enrollment of 19,748 students in Fall 2019 that represented 83 countries and comprised over 280 international students. The institute observes an acceptance rate of around 78% and is thus one of the lightly competitive universities to get into provided that the student showcases a promising overall profile and an impressive GPA.

Some of the salient points to be taken a note of when applying for admissions at University of North Georgia are as listed below.

  • Applications for admissions are accepted in the 3 seasonal intakes of spring, fall and summer semesters. However, international undergraduate applicants cannot apply for the semester starting in summer.
  • Freshmen applicants must have an average high school GPA of 3.57 on 4.0.
  • For GPA calculation, the total number of units completed by the applicant at the college level are taken into consideration. Notably, only those units are taken for which applicants have obtained either a grade of A-F or WF.
  • The average SAT scores for 1st-time applicants must be an average of 1102 or more.
  • Any high school/ college transcripts submitted by an applicant require document-wise or course-wise evaluation from NACES.
  • All the undergraduate applicants must be 16 years or older.
  • You may track your application online only after 1-2 days of submission.


Application PortalOnline portal/ paper application
Application Fee (non-refundable)Undergraduate – 30 USD
Graduate – 40 USD
Acceptance Rate (Undergraduate)75%
Average SAT score (Combined evidence based reading and writing and math)1080-1220
Average ACT score (Composite)22-26
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SeasonsSpring/ Fall/ Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for Graduate Programs
Financial AidFederal Pell grants/ loans/ scholarships

Admission Deadlines

The university provides an array of courses for international students, admissions to which are available in intakes of spring, summer and fall semester. Applicants are expected to complete applications by the deadline and submit all required documents within 2 weeks of the application deadlines.

International student applications are not accepted for the summer semester. The following table gives details of the admission deadline for undergraduates:

SemesterApplication Deadline
SpringNovember 1
FallMay 1

Application deadlines for graduate students vary from program to program. The institute accepts graduate applications from international students for spring, fall and summer semesters. The date when the university starts accepting applications are given in the table below:

SemesterApplication Start Date
SpringFebruary 1
SummerJuly 1
FallSeptember 1

International Student Admissions

International applicants have the choice to study intensive English language through the Center for Language Education, undergraduate programs, graduate programs, Cadet and exchange programs. Students who have difficulty in deciding or while applying can contact the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for assistance. According to the University System of Georgia (USG) it is mandatory for every international student to have health insurance. As a result, each applicant’s expense automatically includes the UnitedHealthcare SHIP Plan.

Application process for domestic and international students is similar but there are some additional documents required for international applicants.

How to apply?

Application Portal: International applicants can apply using the online portal or complete a paper application (applicable only for undergraduates).

Application Fee: 30 USD for undergraduate applicants, 40 USD for graduate applicants

Basic Admission Requirements: Common requirements applicable to all international students applying to UNG are as follows:

  • Completed application form
  • Official high school/ college transcripts with evaluation
  • High school transcripts must be evaluated document by document and college transcripts course by course by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Inc. (NACES)
  • Entrance test scores such as SAT/ ACT for undergraduate applicants and GRE/ GMAT/ MAT for graduate applicants.
  • Proof of English language proficiency through scores of TOEFL/ IELTS.
  • Financial affidavit and bank statement to show availability of sufficient funds required for studying at UNG.

Additional documents: Graduate applicants will require additional documents such as current resume, recommendation forms, personal statement etc. based on the choice of program.

English Proficiency Test Scores

Applicants who are non-native English speakers and coming from institutions where English is not the language of instruction must submit English proficiency test scores with foreign credentials like TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent. Minimum score requirements for commonly accepted examinations are given in the table below:

ExamMinimum Requirement for UndergraduatesMinimum Requirement for Graduates
TOEFL – Paper based550523
TOEFL – Computer based213213
TOEFL – Internet based7969
SAT480 (Critical reading)
530 (Evidence based reading/ writing)
ACT20 (English score)
20 (Reading score)

Visa Process for International Students

International students must obtain either an F-1 or J-1 visa to study in the USA when seeking to enroll at the institute. Once an applicant is selected for admission, the University will mail a U.S. I-20 Form Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status – for academic and language students. Following this, it is the responsibility of the student to go to a U.S. embassy in their country with the form to apply for either F-1 Student visa or a J-1 Exchange Student visa.

The documents required for the visa processing are as follows:

  • A passport.
  • One photograph
  • Application form
  • Receipt of paid application fee
  • 1-20 issued by the university
  • Official Transcripts of the institutes attended 
  • Evidence of English proficiency like TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Bank statements showing enough funds to pay for tuition fees and living costs in the U.S.

University of North Georgia Undergraduate Admissions

The basic condition for an applicant to apply for an undergraduate program at UNG is that he/ she must be 16 or older before classes commence. Undergraduate degree seeking applicants must have at least 2.0 GPA on 4.0. The students who enrolled in Fall semester 2019 had an average high school GPA of 3.33 - 3.87 on 4.0.

Where to Apply: Interested applicants can apply online through GAFutures or complete a paper application.

Application Fee: 30 USD

Admission Requirements: For applying to undergraduate programs, applicants must submit the following documents along with the completed application and application fee. The documents must be submitted within 2 weeks of the application deadline.

  • Official high school transcripts – The transcript must be evaluated document by document preferably by NACES.
  • Official test scores of SAT/ ACT – Applicants with less than 30 transferable credit hours must submit scores of entrance tests like SAT/ ACT.
  • Proof of English proficiency – Scores of standardized test scores such as IELTS/ TOEFL must be directly sent to the University from the testing agency.
  • Proof of finances – Applicants must submit a financial affidavit and bank statement showing availability of sufficient funds at least 39,000 USD.

Documents required for applying to bachelor’s degree can be mailed to University of North Georgia, Admissions Imaging Center, PO Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358.

University of North Georgia Graduate Admissions

To apply for any graduate program at the institute when seeking to study in the USA, students must complete the Graduate Admissions Application with the necessary application fee. The primary requirement for applying to a graduate program is to hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 2.75 GPA on 4.0.

Documents required for admission may vary from course to course. The following table gives information regarding admission requirements for various masters programs:

RequirementsMaster of Business AdministrationMaster of Education in Curriculum and InstructionMaster of Arts in International AffairsMaster of Public AdministrationMaster of Science with Criminal Justice (Major)
Application Fee (non-refundable)40 USD40 USD40 USD40 USD40 USD
GMAT/ GRERequiredRequired, minimum GRE score – 301,
MAT score accepted, minimum - 391
Required, GRERequiredNot required
Personal statementNot requiredNot requiredRequired, within 600 wordsRequired, within 600 wordsNot required
Letter of IntentNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredRequired
Work experienceRequired, minimum 2 years (exempted if GMAT score is 500)Not requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
ResumeRequiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredRequired, professional resume
Recommendation letterRequired, 2 professional lettersNot requiredRequired, 2 UNG recommendation formsRequired, 2 UNG recommendation formsRequired, 3 UNG recommendation forms

Graduate students can send all documents required for applying by email to or University of North Georgia, Admissions Imaging Center, PO Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358.

Every applicant must carefully go through the program requirements they wish to apply for. The Graduate Admissions will take up to 3 days for reviewing the applications to check if details have been filled accurately and all required documents have been submitted. The result will be conveyed to the applicant via email

Completed applications will be forwarded for the review process meanwhile students can check the application status through the website. Final admission decision will be conveyed after the review process is over. Before the commencement of the program, students must attend an International Student Orientation.

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