TRANSFER STUDENTS

As a transfer student, you already possess a range of experiences and unique perspectives framed by prior educational opportunities. Now, it is time to build on your existing foundation and TRANSCEND as you finish your undergraduate career as a member of the Bulldog Nation!

Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to learn more about the process of transferring to the university.

A smooth transfer from another college or university requires careful preparation and attention to detail. Let the Office of Transfer Services help you make informed decisions that best serve your interests after your acceptance to the University of Georgia.

If you are admitted, we will meet you at orientation!

You come to UGA knowing how to “do college”, but we understand that navigating a new campus can be difficult. Check out the ways Student Transitions can support your transition to UGA!

  • Dawg Camp Connect is an extended orientation program designed specifically for incoming transfer students. However, incoming transfer students are able to attend any of our Dawg Camp Extended Orientation programs!
  • The Transfer Dawg Pack is an opportunity for you to begin building connections with fellow transfer students the summer before you begin your first semester and receive extra support navigating UGA during the first several weeks of the semester.
  • We host a Transfer Welcome each fall and a New Student Welcome each spring semester to help UGA’s newest transfer students build community with one another and kick off their first semester at UGA! Official invitations will be sent to all new transfer students via UGA email.
  • Transition Leaders are peer leaders at UGA who are here to help you navigate UGA. Schedule a quick chat with them today.
  • The Interactive Transition Guide will introduce you to the many opportunities and resources available to you as a student.
  • Every year, during the third week of October, we celebrate National Transfer Student Week, a week to celebrate transfer students!
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The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) has declared the third week of October as National Transfer Student Week. At the University of Georgia, we understand the value that transfer students bring to the Bulldog community. We are excited to recognize students who became Bulldogs via the transfer process.

TRANSFER FAQs

Log into Athena, click the Student Account tab, and then click “Access Student Account”. From there, you will see options to view/print your bill and options to pay your bill. You can also choose to add individuals to your account as authorized users. Adding an authorized user is your written consent that an individual may view your account information and make payments on your behalf. Please note that authorized users DO NOT have access to your stored payment methods, academic records, or other personal information.

Parking can definitely be unique at UGA, but luckily, UGA Transportation and Parking Services provides a guide for navigating the permit registration process. Another option is to look into Park & Ride, a lower-rate parking option that is serviced by both the UGA Buses and the Athens Transit. Deck parking is also an option, but some decks require purchase of a pass (i.e. Hull Street Deck) while others charge hourly (e.g., Tate Student Center Deck).

There are a number of meal plan options available to students at different price points! UGA Dining offers customized meal plans. Their meal plan builder can help you determine which plan is best for you. You can then add the plan that you may want on UGA Dining’s website.

As an incoming transfer student, you have the option to live on or off campus. Please be aware that on-campus housing fills very fast and the application typically opens in January for fall-start transfer students, March for summer-start transfer students, and October for spring-start transfer students.

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Registering for classes is an online process completed via Athena. You must first be advised by your UGA academic advisor and have any holds removed from your account before registering for classes. Visit the Office of the Registrar’s website for steps on registering for classes.

It is recommended that all UGA students be covered by health insurance either with an individual student policy or through their family policy. For international students and some graduate students, carrying health insurance is mandatory. Complete information about student health insurance requirements and policies can be found on the UGA Human Resources website.

Yes! The UGA Transit system utilizes several routes to move members of the campus community from every corner of campus in a timely manner. Every ride is free. Visit Transportation & Parking Services’ website for more information as well as availability dates and times. We also encourage you to download the UGA Mobile App to track the buses on and off campus from your mobile device.

As a UGA student, you are eligible for home, away, and neutral site football tickets if you are taking at least 12 credit hours. Football ticket applications generally open in August. Visit the Georgia Dogs website for complete information about the football ticket process.

Tickets to baseball games, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and gymnastics are automatically loaded to your UGA ID Card. Visit the Georgia Dogs website for complete information on student seating for these athletic events.

Your UGA OneCard is your main form of identification on campus and has many uses. For example, it allows you to access many buildings on campus such as libraries, labs, residence halls, and other secured facilities. Many offices such as the University Health Center and University Testing Center may require you to present your UGACard. While both Ramsey Center for Student Physical Activities and the Dining Halls use Iris Recognition Technology for entry, your UGACard can help verify your identity if needed. You should always have your UGACard on you if you are on campus!

Free peer tutoring, student success workshops, and much more is offered to students through the Division of Academic Enhancement. Visit their website or stop by their office in Milledge Hall, which is conveniently located in the heart of campus by Sanford Stadium and Memorial Hall.

UGA offers several in-person programs and virtual/digital resources to support your well-being. Explore them all by visiting well-being.uga.edu.

Student Transitions is dedicated to helping you navigate life at UGA as a transfer student. In addition to the information on this webpage, we encourage you to consider joining the Transfer Dawg Pack, a group designed to support transfer students in navigating their first semester at UGA through community and mentorship from experienced transfer students. In addition, the Transfer Student Club is a student organization created by transfer students to help transfer students build community with one another.

Utilize the Transfer Equivalency Search tool as well as DegreeWorks, which shows you your personal graduation plan. Additionally, check in with your academic advisor to make sure your credits are accounted for.

Handshake is the web platform that UGA uses to post job advertisements for both on and off campus jobs. Your Handshake account will automatically be created for you after the drop/add period of your first semester at UGA, so you do not need to create one yourself! The UGA Career Center offers a myriad of resources, programs, and events to help you navigate your search, including the part-time job and internship fair each fall semester.

First, take time to research what fraternity and sorority life is like here at the University of Georgia. Make sure you are aware of all the benefits and responsibilities (e.g., costs, time commitment) that come with it. Recruitment and membership varies among each council. Visit the Greek Life website to learn more.

The Involvement Network is the University’s online home of hundreds of campus organizations. Log in and view all the organizations the campus has to offer! Engagement, Leadership, and Service also hosts Engagement Fairs at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters as well as Mini Engagement Fairs throughout both semesters to give you the opportunity to explore the many opportunities available to you!

TRANSITION LEADER QUICK CHATS

Schedule a one-on-one appointment to get support navigating the ins and outs of UGA from an experienced peer!

TRANSITION LEADER QUICK CHATS

Schedule a one-on-one appointment to get support navigating the ins and outs of UGA from an experienced peer!