Transfer Academic Services

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The Office of Transfer Academic Services (OTAS)

  • Provides resources, information, and guidance to UGA’s Franklin College transfer students
  • Fosters community among transfer students
  • Advocates for the transfer population in the Franklin College and across campus
  • Provides resources, information and guidance to prospective UGA students
  • Provides retention counseling for students facing academic difficulty

 

The Office of Transfer Academic Services provides pre-admissions information for prospective students who are considering applying to UGA’s Franklin College of Arts & Sciences.  
Call 706-542-6400 to speak with Katherine Field or to make an appointment.  

Students interested in transferring to UGA and Franklin College should visit UGA Admissions for eligibility and application information as well as the Transfer Equivalency search, which can help you answer the question, “How will my classes transfer to UGA?”
-- The Transfer Equivalency tool is intended only as a guide and may not reflect all current course articulations.

Click here for information on campus visits and UGA Admissions Transfer Information Sessions.

You can get information on Financial Aid from the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Admission FAQ's


Welcome Events, Fall 2017


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Campus Bike Tour

Jittery Joe’s
Meet n Greet

Plant Biology Greenhouse Tour

Pre-Health Majors Orientation

 

 


If you're interested in biking around campus, be sure to attend our upcoming campus bike tours! 8/10 and 8/13! 
More here….


Come Get Jittery With Us! Meet the Franklin College Transfer Ambassadors and enjoy coffee and doughnuts.
8/15 at 7 pm.
More here….


Pizza Party on 8/18, 11:30-1:30. 8/30 4-5 pm - Come tour the Greenhouse, see life science research in action, and take home a tiny plant! 
More here….


On September 1, from 3-5PM the Pre-Health Advising Office will be greeting students in the MLC, room 250.
There will be Coffee and Doughnuts!
More here…


 


 

 


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Transfer Ambassadors

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Transfer students make up approximately 20% of the nearly 10,000 Franklin College undergraduates.

The Office of Transfer Academic Services (OTAS) recognizes and values transfer students as an integral part of the UGA student body.

In order to further welcome and engage our incoming students,

OTAS has brought aboard six new Transfer Ambassadors! The Ambassadors represent and serve as resources for the Franklin College transfer student population.

Meet them here!

Ambassador's Transfer Tips


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Pre-Orientation Information

Schedule: The Orientation program is a full day event. Students should plan to be present until 5 pm. 

Degree audit: If you are transferring from a University System of Georgia (USG) institution, please be sure to bring a copy of your Degree Works/degree audit to your advising appointment. If your institution did not use degree audits, please do not worry.

Last semester’s Coursework: Your transcript might not be updated with your most recent semester’s coursework. If that is the case, please bring a list of the courses you took in the most recent semester.

Transcript: Check your transcript by logging on to Athena with your UGA MyID at https://my.uga.edu/. If you do not see your most recent courses, bring an official signed, sealed copy of your transcript with you for Admissions. Please also bring an unofficial copy for use during advising. 

Placement tests: You may need math or language tests to register for certain classes. You can schedule and take your placement exam(s) prior to Orientation. Tests are available on a walk-in basis, or you may make an appointment online. Login to the testing website [https://testing.uga.edu/] by clicking "Log In" in the upper right of the page. Make sure to pay online and bring your receipt and photo ID to your scheduled test appointment. 

Course evaluation: If any of your courses came in with a "1TXX", you may want to request evaluation for UGA credit. To do so, gather your syllabi and any papers and/or tests to present to academic departments. Note: departments reserve the right to limit the number of courses they will accept in the major, and some departments may not accept any transfer courses.

Course availability: Your first choice courses may already be filled by orientation. Be prepared with additional course options. If you are considering a minor, your first semester at UGA may be a good time to begin minor coursework. You can find information on majors, minors and certificate programs at http://www.bulletin.uga.edu . You can also see which courses are being offered in any single semester by going to http://reg.uga.edu/schedule-of-classes and choosing the appropriate semester’s schedule of classes. 

Time to graduation: Some majors have a rigid structure, and because courses in the track are only offered during certain semesters, may take longer to complete than expected. Check your department’s website for information about degree programs and schedules. Some majors require a specific GPA and entrance requirements.

College-wide requirements: In addition to completing the University of Georgia Core Curriculum and University-wide degree requirements, recipients of degrees from the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences are expected to satisfy each of the following requirements:

  • foreign language through the third semester of study (i.e. 2001 level)
  • two courses in fine art, philosophy and/or religion
  • one course in literature (beyond ENGL 1101 &1102)
  • one course in history
  • two social sciences from different departments (not including history)
  • one multicultural course

 

Please also be aware of UGA and Regents requirements, which include:

  • 45 of your last 60 hours must be taken in residence at UGA
  • at least 39 hours of 3000 and above level courses
  • one environmental literacy course
  • one cultural diversity course
  • satisfaction of the US/GA history and constitution requirements
  • experiential learning

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Office of Transfer Academic Services

Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
The University of Georgia
15B North Instructional Plaza · Athens, GA 30602
706.542.6400 · otas@uga.edu

Katherine Field                Sabine Adair 
Coordinator                     Administrative Associate
kfield@uga.edu               sadair@uga.edu