​Transfer Student Experience

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Admissions and Housing Information

  • Admissions Transfer Page
    The Admissions Office maintains a transfer student information page for students who are making the transition into UGA. Here you’ll find information about academic requirements, cost, financial aid and scholarships.
  • Exemption from Live-On Requirement
    All first-year undergraduate students are required to live in campus residence halls. Students who will reach the age of 21 prior to the first day of classes of their first term of enrollment are exempt from the requirement to live in the residence halls. Also, students may be exempt from the requirement to live in the residence halls while they reside in the principal residence of a parent or legal guardian within the counties of Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe or Oconee. More information is available at this site.
  • Office of Student Financial Aid
    The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) is a part of the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. OSFA is committed to taking a pro-active role in supporting the recruitment, retention and academic success of a large and diverse student population. The website is a clearinghouse about the types of assistance available, how to apply and how to track your application.
  • Transfer Equivalency
    This page, part of the Undergraduate Admissions Office website, will help you determine how the coursework you’ve completed at other regionally accredited institutions will transfer to UGA. The search engine is extensive, and if you can’t find your course, you may get in touch with the office for more information.
  • Tuition and Fees
    It is beneficial for you to know your tuition and fee breakdown as well as when you may be eligible to waive certain fees. Learn about the Student Activity, Athletic, Health, Facilities, Green, Technology and Transportation fees.

Healthcare and Related Service Providers

  • Aspire Clinic
    The ASPIRE Clinic is a unique resource that provides holistic counseling and education services to UGA and Athens communities. The clinic operates under the belief that problems don’t exist in isolation and offers an array of services that include individual, couple, and family therapy, financial counseling and education, home environment and design, nutrition counseling and education and legal problem solving.
  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
    CAPS offers short-term individual, group and couples therapy, psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring, psychological assessment and makes referrals to campus and community resources when appropriate. CAPS is committed to providing the University community with expertise in the areas of consultation and outreach and is dedicated to offering services with respect, a deep appreciation for diversity and compassion.
  • Disability Resource Center
    The Disability Resource Center (DRC) assists the University in fulfilling its commitment to educate and serve students with disabilities who qualify for admission. DRC provides a variety of academic and support services to students. The Center’s mission is to promote equal educational opportunities and a welcoming academic, physical, and social environment for students with disabilities.
  • Regents’ Center for Learning Disorders
    The University of Georgia (UGA) Regents’ Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) provides assessment, training, research and resources related to students who have learning disorders that impact their functioning in the academic environment.
  • University Childcare Center
    The University Childcare Center provides a warm, engaging learning environment to the children of UGA faculty, staff and students as well as to families of the Athens community.
    The center is conveniently located in a newly renovated 12,000 square foot facility on UGA’s Health Sciences Campus, with a total of over 15,000 square feet of outdoor play area.
  • University Health Center
    The University Health Center (UHC) is a state-of-the-art outpatient facility designed to meet the health care needs of UGA students, providing primary care by four teams of medical professionals including physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Students are assigned to one personal primary care provider who is a member of a medical team. Patients are seen by appointment, usually the same day.

Academic Support

  • Career Center
    The UGA Career Center is a comprehensive career planning and employment center that provides a complete range of services and materials in the areas of career development, graduate and professional school preparation, experiential education, and employer relations.
  • Division of Academic Enhancement
    The Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) provides a wide range of services to help students achieve academic success, including tutoring for students seeking assistance with chemistry, mathematics, reading, writing, ESL, and counseling.
  • Student Support Services
    Student Support Services provides individualized assistance to students experiencing hardship circumstances, support to faculty and staff working with students in distress and guidance to parents seeking help and information on behalf of their students.
  • UGA Bulletin
    The UGA Bulletin is your primary resource for academic information, including majors and courses.
  • University Testing Services
    UTS professional testing staff provides a wide range of services to students, faculty, staff and the community, including, but not limited to, online (internet based) testing, independent learning, placement testing, national and university standardized tests, professional certifications, and test scoring and scanning for faculty.
  • Writing Tutor
    The Writing Center offers a variety of services to both undergraduate and graduate students to evaluate and enhance their writing skills.

Campus Activities and Social Engagement

  • Center for Leadership & Services
    The Center for Leadership and Service empowers students to intentionally engage in leadership education and experiential service learning. The CLS believes that everyone has the capacity to serve and lead their communities and has a wide range of programs to nurture the leader in all students.
  • Center for Student Organizations
    The Center for Student Organizations registers nearly 700 student organizations covering a broad range of interests including sport clubs, international and multicultural organizations, religious organizations, academic honorary organizations, Greek Life organizations and special interest clubs. Get involved!
  • Greek Life
    Fraternities and sororities are an established tradition at the University of Georgia, dating back more than 150 years. There are currently 61 national Greek-letter men’s and women’s groups. The self-governing, self-supporting bodies of the fraternities and sororities are the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Multicultural Greek Council, and the Panhellenic Council. These groups coordinate events, provide educational programs, establish community wide regulations and implement policies for their member organizations.
  • International Student Life
    ISL serves as an “archway to the world” for UGA for both international and U.S. students. Through a number of exciting cultural events, programs and services, students and community members alike can travel around the world without leaving Athens. 
  • LGBT Resource Center
    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center creates a safe and inclusive environment for the LGBT, queer, and ally community and contributes to a culturally rich campus through community building, advocacy, social justice and diversity education, cultural competence, leadership and the development of global citizens.
  • Multicultural Services & Programs
    The Office of Multicultural Services and Programs supports the university’s commitment “to foster the understanding of and respect for cultural differences necessary for an enlightened and educated citizenry.”  MSP strives to maintain a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for the benefit of the university community. 
  • Ramsey Center and Recreational Sports
    Intramural Sports

    The university encourages an active lifestyle by offering students opportunities to be participants and spectators in a variety of intramural sports, outdoor recreational activities, club sports, free recreation programs, fitness opportunities and aquatic programs. The intramural sports program typically includes flag football, volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer, softball, outdoor soccer, ultimate Frisbee, racquetball, golf, squash, arena football, tennis and badminton. The Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities is a 440,000 sq. ft. facility which includes four gymnasia, three pools, ten racquetball courts, two squash courts, 1/8 mile track, a 42 ft. high climbing wall, 20,000 sq. ft. of strength and conditioning space, support facilities for these areas, the Rec Sports Department offices, an academic wing for Health and Human Performance, and athletic space for swimming, diving and volleyball.
  • Residence Hall Association
    The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is second largest student organization on campus, and is the coordinating organization for the various residence hall governing bodies across campus. RHA’s goal is to help develop residence hall policies, procedures, programs, and facilities to best serve the interests of students living on campus. To that end, the association’s elected representatives from each hall/colony work with housing staff on residents’ behalf.