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Prospective Students

Planning Ahead

A smooth transition to UGA requires careful preparation and attention to detail. The Terry College is considered high-demand and has a major admissions process, so we hope the following information and resources will help you make informed decisions before you apply to UGA.


Step 1 - Apply to UGA: Prospective first year and transfer students first apply to UGA through the Undergraduate Admissions office. All admitted UGA students interested in pursuing a Terry major are considered Intended Business students.

Step 2 - Attend UGA Orientation: Intended Business students will meet with an academic advisor during New Student Orientation. During these meetings, students learn more about the Terry major admissions process and application eligibility requirements. 

Step 3 - Apply to a Terry Major: Once a student meets all eligibility requirements, they can submit a Terry major application during the Fall or Spring admissions cycle. 

  • Please be mindful that meeting the minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee that you will be admitted to a Terry major; this is a competitive process, and your application will be evaluated based on specific selection criteria. Students interested in business are encouraged to explore all of their major options at UGA.
  • Admitted students begin taking major coursework the semester following admission. Students typically apply during their sophomore year and, if accepted, begin taking major-specific classes junior year.

Prospective Transfer Students

Current UGA Students

Intended Business students are advised in the Exploratory Center.

To be assigned to an Intended Business advisor, follow these steps:

  1. Change your major to an Intended Business major in Athena
  2. Complete the Exploratory Center Referral Form

Still trying to decide if business is a good fit for you?  Check out the UGA Career Center's Major Exploration Resources Students who have general questions about Terry academic programs can schedule an appointment with Rachael Pierce.  Please note, Rachael does not advise Intended Business students and cannot clear them to register for classes. Intended Business students should also review ways to prepare for Terry by attending Terry events and joining a student organization.

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