What’s considered in your acceptance to an economics major?
Grades in ECON 2105 and/or ECON 2106
Applicants currently enrolled in one of these courses are evaluated based on the grade
in the completed course.
Grades in Mathematics courses Grades in MATH 1113, 2200, 2250 and 2260 are considered.
Standardized Testing Students are required to submit ACT or SAT scores and sub-scores to the University
prior to being considered for admission to a major in the Terry College. Students
may also submit a score from the ETS Proficiency Profile if they believe their ACT/SAT
scores do not represent their current performance level. The ETS Proficiency Profile
is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills developed in
General Education Areas I-IV of the core curriculum (reading, writing, critical thinking
and mathematics). Tests are administered by the UGA Testing Center and all questions
regarding testing times and costs should be directed there. Contact the UGA Testing
Center online at testing.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-3183 to schedule an appointment. The ETS may be taken a maximum
of twice per major application cycle. Sample questions can be found here.
The Statement of Purpose A brief essay (300-400 words) in which the applicant describes his/her interest in
the major and his/her future goals.
Grades in prefix courses Grades in other previously completed ECON prefix courses can be considered, but are not required, for admission to the major.
Terry Direct UGA students who are in good standing with the Honors Program and apply to a Terry
College of Business major are guaranteed their first choice of a first (primary) major
with the Terry College. This guarantee does not apply to second, double or co-majors.