Student Resources

  • All UGA students have the right to appeal academic decisions or to ask for an exception to a university policy. The appropriate route to take depends on the appeal. See the Routing of Academic Appeals for a complete list.

    In CAES, we review appeals or petitions regarding degree program requirements, course grades, and return from academic dismissal. Students wishing to submit a petition should carefully consult the CAES Guidelines for Student Petitions.

  • Your program of study, which includes any majors, minors, and/or certificates you are pursuing, should be accurately reflected in Athena at all times. Academic advising, listservs, and graduation are just some of the things affected by your program of study. Please keep it current!


    1. Log into Athena
    2. Select Student
    3. Select Student & Registration
    4. Select My Programs
    5. To add a major:
      • Select Add Major
      • Select your new major from the drop-down menu (Always add the "Intended" version of a major if one is listed.)
      • Select Next, then Confirm
      • The new major will now appear under My Majors
    6. To remove a major:
      • Select Remove Major
      • Select the major you wish to remove from the drop-down menu
      • Select Next, then Confirm
      • The major will no longer appear under My Majors
    • You must add your new major before removing your current major.
    • If a major requires an application, select the "Intended" major.
    • If the major or minor you declare requires approval, this will prevent any further changes until the approval is granted. Remember you can always cancel the request that needs approval, perform the other actions, then resubmit the request that needs approval.
    • If you have a minor you are trying to change to a major, drop the minor first. Otherwise, the major will not appear as an option.
  • USG Core-to-Core

    Since UGA core is unique, we are flexible in accepting courses taken at other University System of Georgia (USG) institutions across core areas. Following are CAES guidelines for core-to-core transfer credit:

    1. Courses must have satisfied the core at the transfer institution.
      • Courses with a “G” have already been approved for core credit, but not all courses we can use will have a “G”.
      • If you are not sure if a course you took satisfied the core at your previous institution, check that institution's course catalog or send an inquiry to the Director of Academic Advising.
      • If the course is not listed, but you are sure it satisfied the core at your previous institution, contact the Director of Academic Advising. We will need documentation from your previous institution.
    2. Individual core courses are accepted, even if the core area was not completed at your previous institution. However, you must still meet general educational outcomes.
      • Example: A student who took only one science at their previous institution must still take another science here, even if they have more than enough core credits from other areas. In other words, we can’t move just any core credit to any core area.
      • Acceptable moves:
      • Area A Area I
        Area B Area IV or V
        Area C Area IV or V
        Area D Science Area II
        Area D Math/Tech Area III
        Area E Area IV or V
    3. Area II may be met by any combination of life, physical, interdisciplinary, or unclassified sciences, as long as the courses satisfied the Area D science requirements at your previous institution.
    4. Courses with less than the required number of hours may be used to satisfy UGA core if they satisfied the core at your transfer institution and no other courses are available; the remaining hour(s) may be waived.
      • Example: We can move a 2-hour Area B course to Area IV WLC and waive 1 hour.
    5. The USG core-to-core policy also applies to dual enrollment credit.
      • Example: A first-year student with dual enrollment credit in BIOL 1104/L and ECOL 1000 from South Georgia State College has completed Area II.
    Complete College Georgia Articulation Agreement

    The Complete College Georgia Articulation Agreement between the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) is based on the principles of serving student needs, avoiding duplication of mission, using state resources efficiently, and expanding opportunities for post-secondary attainment in Georgia.

    To this end, General Education courses taken to satisfy associate degree program requirements at TCSG institutions can be applied to UGA’s core as if they were USG transfer credit.

  • Networking with experienced UGA alumni can help you get ahead in life and career, but where do you even start? The UGA Mentor Program narrows down the world of possibilities to meaningful connections. They are personalizing the networking experience; connecting you with mentors that are just right for your commitment.

    Getting started is easy. Simply create a profile on their digital platform, attend a quick orientation, then instantly begin searching for a mentor using a variety of search criteria including: industry, major, location and more. If you’re not sure where to start, there are guidelines, icebreakers and resources on their site to help you along the way.

    Get started now