Undergraduate Terry Major Admissions

Ready to apply to a Terry major? Let's review the deadlines and eligibility requirements.

Overview

All UGA students who plan to pursue a BBA degree or the AB Economics degree are initially admitted to the Terry College of Business as Intended-business majors and typically apply to their specific field of study during the second semester of their sophomore year. Students should explore their Terry major options before applying.

Already admitted to a Terry major and wish to change or add a Terry major? Apply to modify your Terry major.

Deadlines + Decisions

Fall Semester
Application Open July 1, 2021
Strict Application Deadline Sept. 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Decision Available October
Spring Semester
Application Open Nov. 29, 2021
Strict Application Deadline Jan. 26, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.                                                          
Decision Available March

Application Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the following application eligibility requirements to be considered eligible to apply; meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to a Terry BBA or AB Economics major. 

Questions? Email the Terry College Undergraduate Programs Office 

BBA Applicants

Fulfillment of all application requirements must be documented in official UGA student record by the application deadline—no exceptions.

Be in good standing at UGA

All applicants to a major in the Terry College of Business must be in good academic standing and eligible for enrollment at the University of Georgia.

2.6 overall GPA and a 2.0 UGA cumulative GPA

Based on UGA academic record by application deadline.

BBA Core Curriculum

Applicants need to have completed or be in the process of completing GenEd Areas I-VI. See the BBA Checklist for a complete list of Area VI required courses.

Math 1113

A grade or exemption in Math 1113 must be posted to the applicant's UGA academic record.

ACCT 2101

A grade in ACCT 2101 must be posted to the applicant's UGA academic record.

BUSN 3000 (formerly MSIT 3000)

Students must have completed or be enrolled in BUSN 3000 (formerly MSIT 3000).

Testing Requirements

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. In addition to required ACT/SAT scores, students may also supplement their application by submitting a score from the ETS Proficiency Profile if they believe their ACT/SAT scores do not represent their current performance level. If you have not taken the ACT or SAT, you must take the ETS to be eligible to apply to a Terry major. IMPORTANT: Read detailed Testing Requirement instructions.

Accounting and Finance applicants must also complete the Terry Accounting Exam.

The ETS Proficiency Profile and the Accounting Exam are administered by UGA Testing Services, and all questions regarding testing times and costs should be directed there (testing.uga.edu).

Statement of Purpose

A Statement of Purpose is a brief essay (300-400 words) which describes your interest in a major and future goals. A separate Statement of Purpose is required for each major.

  • If applying to the International Business (IB) co-major, only the first-choice Statement of Purpose should describe the applicant's interests/goals in IB and the level of foreign language satisfied.

Major Selections

Students apply to a first and second choice major. Students who are not accepted to a first-choice major will be considered for acceptance to a second-choice major (second choice major options include ECON, MGMT, REAL and RMIN). 

BBA Selection Criteria

Start the BBA Application

AB Economics Applicants

Fulfillment of all application requirements must be documented in official UGA student record by the application deadline—no exceptions.

Be in good standing at UGA

All applicants to a major in the Terry College of Business must be in good academic standing and eligible for enrollment at the University of Georgia.

2.6 overall GPA and a 2.0 UGA cumulative GPA

Based on UGA academic record by application deadline.

Complete or be in the process of completing 58 Hours

Students should follow the AB Core Curriculum. See the AB Economics Checklist for a complete list of Area VI required courses.

Math 1113

A grade or exemption in Math 1113 must be posted to the applicant's UGA academic record.

Complete or be in the process of completing ECON 2105 and ECON 2106

Note: Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in both ECON 2105 and ECON 2106 to successfully complete the AB Economics degree.

Testing Requirements

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. In addition to required ACT/SAT scores, students may also supplement their application by submitting a score from the ETS Proficiency Profile if they believe their ACT/SAT scores do not represent their current performance level. If you have not taken the ACT or SAT, you must take the ETS to be eligible to apply to a Terry major. IMPORTANT: Read detailed Testing Requirement instructions.

The ETS Proficiency Profile is administered by UGA Testing Services, and all questions regarding testing times and costs should be directed there (testing.uga.edu).

Statement of Purpose

A Statement of Purpose is a brief essay (300–400 words) which describes your interest in the major and future goals.

AB ECON SELECTION CRITERIA

Start the AB ECON Application

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