UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is the ideal place for students who want a tight knit, family-oriented college experience with the benefits of a major university. Students are able to enter CAES as a freshman at the University of Georgia.
To enroll in CAES as a freshman, a student must apply to UGA through the first-year applicants process. A student can choose to apply Early Action or Regular Decision. Early Action applications focus on a student’s academic achievement while Regular Decision applications focus on a holistic view of the student.
Even if a student is planning to apply for freshman admission, they may fill out a transfer plan request if they are dual enrolled with a local college while in high school. This will allow students to work with UGA CAES advisors on necessary college coursework for their major at UGA.
Early Action applications are due to UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions by October 15 and regular decision applications are due by January 1.
Please visit the UGA Undergraduate Admissions site to learn more about the first-year application process.
- Athens, Griffin, and Tifton: Graduated from high school at least 12 months prior to the term of intended enrollment
- Athens: Completed 30-59 credit hours and have a minimum of a 3.3 GPA OR
- Athens, Griffin, and Tifton: Completed 60+ credit hours and have a minimum of a 2.8 GPA
Completion of an associate's degree is encouraged. UGA maintains a core-to-core transfer agreement with University System of Georgia (USG) institutions and will likely accept all courses from these institutions.
To determine if specific courses will transfer, students are encouraged to use the UGA Transfer Equivalency search system. If you are not transferring from a USG institution, please check the search system to be sure completed courses will transfer.
UGA CAES strives to meet each student's individual educational goals and encourages students to consult with an academic advisor as early as possible to be certain prerequisites for their chosen major are met.
Request a Transfer Plan
Click the button to fill out the form to request a transfer plan from UGA CAES. High school students who are taking dual enrollment may also fill out this form to receive advice on coursework to take for their major.
This is not an official transcript evaluation by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
What Should I Study?
To learn more about CAES majors and how to apply to UGA, visit Undergraduate Programs.