Admissions

First-Year Admissions

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.


Academic Recruitment Contact

Pam Cummins Director of Student Recruitment
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Transfer Admissions

UGA CAES is the perfect place to experience personalized education while reaping the benefits of being connected with a large university. Students can transfer to any of the three CAES campus locations across Georgia: Athens, Griffin or Tifton. Any Bachelors degree can be completed by a transfer student. Students interested in transferring to UGA CAES must meet the following requirements.

  • Athens, Griffin, and Tifton: Have graduated from high school for 1 year
  • 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 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences strives to meet each student's individual, educational goals and encourages students to consult with the Director of Student and Employer Engagement as early as possible to be certain pre-requisites for their chosen major are met.

Request a Transfer Plan

Click the button to fill out the form to request a transfer plan from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. High school students who are taking dual enrollment may also fill out this form to receive advice on coursework to take for their major. 

Request your transfer plan

This is not an official transcript evaluation by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


Academic Recruitment Contacts

Pam Cummins Director of Student Recruitment
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Kathleen Freeman Program Coordinator III
Griffin Campus
Katie Murray Admissions Counselor II
Tifton Campus Academic Affairs - Tifton

What Should I Study?

To learn more about CAES majors and how to apply to UGA, visit Undergraduate Programs.