For further information about the Academic Common Market at UGA, contact the UGA Academic Common Market Coordinator at (706) 542-8796, email email@example.com.
More general information about the Academic Common Market can be found at the website of the SREB at www.sreb.org.
As of May 24, 2004
The University grants exemption and credit on the basis of the College Board SAT II Achievement, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge A-Level, Cambridge AICE, and Advanced Placement Test scores in foreign languages, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, economics, English, American history, European history, art, music, political science, and computer science, ecology, psychology, and statistics. The scores and resultant exemption or credit are available from the Registrar's Office web site at http://www.reg.uga.edu/creditFromTesting. Prospective students are urged to take advantage of these opportunities.
Placement tests are also given to new students during summer orientation sessions prior to fall enrollment. Students invited to these sessions are encouraged to attend, as limited time during fall registration does not permit the same intensive testing and counseling procedure. Students making an acceptable score on these placement tests are given, on the recommendation of the respective department, advanced placement and credit in the appropriate course(s). Students who take more than one advanced placement test in a given subject will receive credit for the highest score that they earn.
Students planning to enroll at the University of Georgia who took the College Board SAT II Achievement Tests and/or participated in the special Advanced Placement Program of the College Board should request that the College Board testing center submit their scores to the Office of the Registrar, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-6113. Inquiries concerning the Advanced Placement Program should be directed to the Office of the Registrar, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-6113, (706) 542-4040.
These intensive learning experiences are intended primarily to assist high school teachers in preparing and teaching their AP® courses, and to help build networks of AP teachers within their disciplines and school systems.
Instructors for the institute are experienced College Board-endorsed consultants who are nationally recognized scholars in their fields.
Teachers MUST register for Advanced Placement Summer Institute courses through the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. For more information, contact the Georgia Center at (706) 542-3537 or 1-800-811-6640 (toll-free in United States) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the web site at http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/courses/teaching-and-education/advanced-placement-summer-institutes.
The purpose of cross registration is to provide opportunities for enriched educational programs by permitting students at any ARCHE institution to take courses at any member institution. To participate, cross registration students must enroll in at least one course at their home institution. More information regarding the ARCHE cross registration program may be obtained from ARCHE's Web site at www.atlantahighered.org/memberservices/crossregistration.html, by contacting the UGA cross registration coordinator at the Office of the Registrar, Holmes/Hunter Academic Building, by telephone at (706) 542-8796, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Georgia Training Approval requirements are based on current research and knowledge about child development, developmentally appropriate programming for young children ages birth through five and best practices in adult learning. There are over 15,000 approved trainings representing over 200,000 training hours in the Georgia Training Approval Database. The training, provided by a Georgia Approved trainer, is accepted toward the mandatory State Child Care Licensing training requirement and covers the nearly 61,000 early care and education professionals in Georgia. www.training.decal.ga.gov
All University of Georgia academic policies and procedures set for the Athens campus apply to UGA courses and programs offered at the extended campuses, except where expressly stated otherwise to reflect a policy or procedure unique to the extended campus due to its nature and location. Extended campus courses are taught by faculty and instructors approved by the UGA home academic department or unit. The degree earned is a University of Georgia degree. The extended campuses are located in Griffin (Spalding County), Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County), Tifton (Tift County) and Buckhead (Dekalb County).
The University of Georgia offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its Griffin Campus, 40 miles south of Atlanta. The undergraduate programs are upper-division programs for transfer students or those seeking a second bachelor’s degree. Prospective undergraduate transfer students need to have completed 60 transferable credit hours with a minimum 2.8 grade point average. Those interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree at the Griffin Campus must also meet the criteria for admission into the specific degree program they wish to enter. Prospective graduate students must meet the admission requirements set by the University of Georgia’s Graduate School and the graduate degree program.
Eight undergraduate majors are offered at Griffin, along with two graduate degree programs. Small class sizes, a state of the art Student Learning Center, undergraduate research opportunities, and nationally recognized faculty draw students to the UGA Griffin Campus. A complete degree program list and further information may be obtained by visiting the Griffin Campus web site (www.uga.edu/griffin) or by calling the Office of Academic Programs in Griffin at 770-412-4400.
Gwinnett Graduate Programs - Those interested in pursuing a UGA graduate degree at the Gwinnett Campus must meet the criteria for admission as set by both the UGA Graduate School and the specific degree program they wish to pursue. A variety of master’s, educational specialist and doctoral programs are offered through UGA’s College of Education, College of Environment and Design, College of Pharmacy, School of Social Work, Terry College of Business, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and School of Public and International Affairs. Additional programs are currently under consideration. For a complete listing of degree programs or to obtain further information, visit the UGA Gwinnett Campus website (gwinnett.uga.edu), call 678-985-6800, or send an email to UGAGwin@uga.edu.
Gwinnett Continuing Education Programs - The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education offers a variety of professional CEU-awarding certificate programs and customized corporate training designed to meet the professional development needs of individuals, businesses, and organizations in Gwinnett County and Metro Atlanta. Classroom certificate programs include: American Sign Language, Global TESOL, Grant Writing, Project Management, Gerontology, Spanish/English Medical and Legal Interpreter programs, Human Resources Management and Paralegal. Other comprehensive professional programs, Certified Management Accountant exam preparation and CPA exam review. For more program information, contact (706) 542-3537 or 1-800-811-6640 (toll-free in United States) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Web site at http://gwinnett.uga.edu/continuing_ed.html.
The Gwinnett office of the Small Business Development Center Network is a UGA public service unit which provides business related technical assistance through professional consulting and management training programs to potential and established small businesses. For additional information call (678) 985-6820 or send an email to Gwinnett@georgiasbdc.org or visit www.georgiasbdc.org or www.gwinnettsbdc.org.
Most Honors classes and seminars have enrollments of 20 students or less and are taught by specially selected faculty. Unlike high school Honors or advanced placement classes, the University’s Honors courses do not carry more credit or offer higher grade points. Rather, they are smaller, enriched in content, and sometimes more specialized. Honors classes provide faculty with opportunities to introduce their disciplines more deeply, employing innovative and more individualized approaches. Students in the program choose from over 200 Honors classes offered annually. These classes usually fulfill core curriculum or major requirements. This bulletin lists Honors sections under the departments in which they are offered. Honors section course numbers are followed by an "H."
Honors students may arrange with their instructors additional readings and other assignments in upper-division classes in their major to secure Honors credit for non-Honors sections. Honors students also may enroll in directed study classes which enable them to work independently on a sustained research project under the guidance of a faculty member, usually leading to an Honors thesis. But the outcome may take a different form--a recital, exhibition or performance. Honors directed reading classes (4960H-4980H) and Honors thesis classes (4990H) are available in most departments. The Honors Program's Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) annually hosts a research symposium for the presentation of research projects with sponsoring faculty.
Additionally, Honors students with a minimum of sixty credit hours and a 3.5 cumulative GPA are encouraged to participate in graduate courses, with the approval of the department, Honors Office, and in cases of 8000 and 9000 (Ph.D.) level courses, the Dean of the Graduate School. Students with a strong focus on their major, and significant AP or Joint Enrollment credit prior to entering the University, may pursue a combined Bachelor’s/Master’s program. More information can be found here .
Students may enter the Honors Program as first-year students, or by collegiate entry at the end of the first or second semester’s enrollment. Students must earn at least 15 hours of academic credit (14 A-F graded) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 to be eligible to apply for collegiate entry. The Honors Program accepts transfer students as well. For further information about the Honors Program, visit the Honors Program web site . Inquiries may be directed to The Honors Program, (706) 542-3240.
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, as well as faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines, including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. Appointment and program length range from one month to four years. Many of these programs are especially designed to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in science- and engineering-related disciplines. A comprehensive listing of these programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on locations and benefits can be found in the ORISE Catalog of Education and Training Programs, which is available at http://www.orau.gov/orise/educ.htm, or by calling either of the contacts below.
ORAU's Office of Partnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAU's members, private industry, and major federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs, such as the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting Industrial Scholars Program, consortium research funding initiatives, faculty reseach and support programs, as well as services to chief research officers.
For more information about ORAU and its programs, contact Dr. David C. Lee, Vice President for Research, ORAU Councilor for University of Georgia, 706-542-5969; contact Monnie E. Champion, ORAU Corporate Secretary, 865-576-3306; or visit the ORAU home page at http://www.orau.org.
UGA offers academic year, semester, and short-term international opportunities during the fall and spring semesters and term breaks, as well as in the summer. UGA has approximately 100 different faculty-led study abroad programs, 60 exchanges, programs at three UGA Residential Centers overseas, internships, research, service learning, volunteering and more in over 60 countries, including several programs that travel to multiple countries. For up-to-date listings of UGA programs, please visit the UGA GoAbroad Portal online at http://goabroad.uga.edu. All participants of UGA-run study abroad or exchange programs pay in-state tuition and fees, and HOPE and other scholarships and financial aid can usually be applied to study abroad costs.
UGA Study Abroad Programs: Faculty-led programs are offered in the fall, spring, summer and during fall, winter, and spring breaks. In the semester-length programs, classes are taught by both UGA professors and instructors from the host country, and program participants earn a full load of direct UGA credits. In most cases, students live in a residence hall with other UGA students, and perhaps, local students. One of the advantages of the semester-length programs is that students have more time to discover what the country and culture have to offer and make connections with the local population. Furthermore, there may be opportunities for independent travel during weekends or breaks. http://goabroad.uga.edu/?go=facultyLedPrograms.
Sixty percent of UGA students take part in short-term programs abroad contributing to the UGA’s 5th place ranking among top U.S. universities in short-term study abroad participation. The short-term opportunities offer strong academic programs with classes taught by UGA professors, as well as excursions that utilize the resources of the host country. Maymester and summer session programs are 2-8 weeks in duration, and students earn resident credit for the coursework completed while abroad. A wide variety of academic disciplines and geographic locations are represented in the UGA programs abroad. Due to the short-term nature of the programs and the fact that they are traveling with a group of U.S. students, participants should keep in mind that they will need to make extra efforts to connect with the local culture.
UGA study abroad programs are particularly popular among students for several reasons, including the presence of UGA professors as instructors and group leaders, and the fact that most arrangements for classes, transportation, accommodation, excursions, and meals are made by the program.
UGA Exchange Partnerships: Exchange programs are an ideal option for students who wish to spend a semester or academic year abroad and immerse themselves in student culture in another country. The University of Georgia exchange partnerships enable UGA students to enroll as visiting students at a partner university and earn transfer credit for their academic work. Meanwhile, students from the partner university enroll at UGA. Typically, only one student or small group from UGA participates in each exchange during a given semester, which allows for student independence and cultural immersion opportunities. Exchange students take classes with local students or international students; live in residence halls, apartments, or home-stays; participate in student activities along with local students; and travel independently during weekends and breaks.
Exchanges also represent one of the most affordable ways to spend a semester abroad. Participating students work with the Office of International Education and a host university coordinator to make arrangements for housing, course selection, registration and other pre-departure details. UGA participants pay in-state tuition and fees to UGA and pay for housing and meals on site. In addition, HOPE and other scholarships and financial aid can usually be applied to the cost of exchange programs.
Currently, nearly 60 exchanges are offered in two dozen countries. Some exchanges are limited to specific disciplines; others offer a wide range of courses. Some exchanges in non-English speaking countries offer courses in English; others require language proficiency. Exchanges last a semester or an academic year. Academic departments coordinate some exchanges, while OIE coordinates others. For a full listing of UGA study abroad and exchange programs, please visit the web site for the Office of International Education at http://goabroad.uga.edu/?go=exchangePrograms.
UGA Residential Centers: UGA provides its students a unique opportunity to earn UGA credit while residing in one of its three international extensions of campus: UGA in Cortona (Italy), UGA Costa Rica, and UGA at Oxford (U.K.). Study at one or all of these beautiful facilities will earn credit towards a UGA degree while fulfilling the experiential learning requirement: https://international.uga.edu/about/residential-centers
UGA in Cortona is one of UGA oldest study abroad opportunities that has provided students the chance to live and study in Cortona, Italy, a Tuscan hill-country town rich in history and Italian culture, since 1970! Only a few hours away from Rome and Florence, students can take a variety of UGA courses while experiencing the welcoming atmosphere of a true Italian community. http://cortona.uga.edu/
UGA at Oxford has been in existence for over 25 years. One of the most successful programs on campus, the program is a big reason that the University of Georgia has risen to rank in the top 20 in the nation for University student participation in study abroad programs. UGA at Oxford offers more than 100 courses in a wide variety of majors and subjects and is housed on the Oxford University campus. https://oxford.uga.edu/
UGA Costa Rica, located in the mountainous Monteverde region of central Costa Rica, takes advantage of a 155-acre property nestled in the pristine, biologically diverse San Luis Valley, making it UGA’s largest residential facility. UGA Costa Rica, a 10-year-old residential facility, is proud to offer courses representing 35 different disciplines within 9 University of Georgia colleges, while sponsoring a wide range of opportunities for scientific research, community outreach, and the study of conservation and sustainability. http://www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/costa_rica/ .
Non-UGA/ External Programs: In addition to UGA-sponsored study abroad and exchange programs, many other colleges and universities, language institutes, and international organizations offer opportunities for overseas study, travel, work, teaching, and volunteer experiences. Students may obtain information about these options through the GoAbroad Portal http://goabroad.uga.edu/?go=nonUGAprograms. Students participating in non-UGA programs are not charged tuition at UGA, but rather at the sponsoring institution or program provider. Student are responsible for the cost of the Transfer Credit Approval Fee. HOPE and other scholarships and financial aid can usually be applied to non-UGA programs as well, but may not cover the same percentage of costs as a UGA-run study abroad or exchange program.
Academic Credit: Study Abroad Programs sponsored by the University of Georgia offer resident credit, but students can earn transfer credit for participation in exchange programs and non-UGA study abroad programs. To obtain credit for these programs, students must complete the UGA Study Abroad Transfer Credit Approval Form before departing. For programs with which UGA does not have an affiliate, partner, or consortial relationship, OIE will determine whether or not to accept credit on a case-by-case basis, in close consultation with the Admissions Office and/or the academic departments. Further details regarding academics and the credit transfer process are also available at http://t.uga.edu/2j6. To view the Study Abroad Transfer Credit Policy and Approval Form, see http://t.uga.edu/2j5.
Scholarships and Financial Aid: Federal financial aid, the HOPE Scholarship, and some other forms of financial aid may be applied to UGA-sponsored study abroad and exchange programs, as well as those offered by other universities. To receive financial aid for programs sponsored by other institutions, students must complete the UGA Study Abroad Transfer Credit Approval Form and meet all other UGA requirements for study abroad and financial aid. Please go to http://t.uga.edu/2j7 for further information about scholarships and financial aid for study abroad.
OIE Services: The Office of International Education offers 50-minute Education Abroad 101 sessions three to four times weekly throughout fall and spring semesters as the first step in planning to study abroad, as well as program interest sessions and individual advising. Students may meet with professional advisors during listed walk-in hours for quick advising or schedule a 30-minute appointment online at http://t.uga.edu/2j9. The office is located at 1324 S. Lumpkin Street across from the outdoor track, and the staff can be reached at (706) 542-2900 or email@example.com. The OIE website (http://international.uga.edu) is also an important resource for students interested in studying abroad.
To apply, students must meet the following criteria:
1. 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average.
2. At least Junior class standing by the term of participation.
3. Good disciplinary standing.
4. Completion of the Federal and Georgia Constitution requirement.
For more information, visit the program's website ( dcsemester.uga.edu) or contact the Washington Semester Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-542-3450.