Frequently Asked Questions

  1. My UGA acceptance letter says “Welcome to University of Georgia and the Terry College of Business.” Is there still another application process?
    Congratulations on your acceptance to UGA! You were accepted as an intended business student in the Terry College. You will need to apply to a Terry major upon meeting application eligibility requirements in order to begin your major courses.
  2. What are those application eligibility requirements?
    Read complete details for applying to the BBA program or AB Economics program here.
  3. What is the ETS Proficiency Profile?
    a. 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).
    b. 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 or by calling 706-542-3183 to schedule an appointment. The ETS Proficiency Profile may be taken a maximum of twice per major application cycle. Sample questions can be found here.
  4. What scores should I have achieved on the ACT/SAT or aim for on the ETS Proficiency Profile?
    There is no score on these standardized tests that will guarantee acceptance to a Terry major. Students with ACT/SAT scores in the 75th percentile and above are more competitive applicants. The ETS Proficiency Profile is scored from 400-500. A score of 475 or above is considered competitive among applicants.
  5. Why do I have to select a Second Choice Major?
    We request that students select a first choice and second choice major in order to allow two departments to consider a student’s application. The majors available as a second choice are as follows: Economics, Management, Real Estate, and Risk Management and Insurance. A separate Statement of Purpose is required for each major choice.
  6. Can I major in International Business?
    a. International Business is a co-major offered in the Terry College. This means that, while it cannot stand alone, it can be added to any of the functional area majors (BBA) that Terry offers. The IB co-major will utilize elective courses in a student’s degree program to allow both the functional area major and the IB co-major to fit in the 120 hour degree program.
    b. The International Business co-major requires completion of or enrollment in the third (or higher) level of the same language at the time a student applies.
  7. Does Terry accept Accounting courses from other institutions, and will I have to take the Accounting Test when I apply?
    a. Terry accepts accounting courses from other institutions if they are from University System of Georgia schools and/or listed on UGA’s transfer equivalency webpage as equivalent.
    b. As of right now, only students applying to the Accounting and Finance majors are required to take the Accounting test. This test covers ACCT 2101 material taught at UGA. Tests are administered by the UGA Testing Center and all questions regarding testing times, fees, and scores should be directed there.
  8. How will my courses transfer in to UGA?
    a. Please utilize the Transfer Equivalency function located on the UGA Admissions website. Simply select your country/state and institution from the drop down menus and click “Find Courses.” By clicking on the course prefixes from your current institution, you can see how certain courses will be transferred into UGA.
    b. If you are transferring from a University System of Georgia Institution, UGA will honor Core-To-Core transfer of classes, meaning that if you take courses to satisfy the core curriculum at your current institution, we will honor those classes as core curriculum courses, areas I-V, at UGA. A list of University System of Georgia Institutions is available here.
  9. Should I take Statistics or Calculus? (In High School (AP) and/or College)
    a. MATH 1113 (Precalculus) is the required math course for the Terry College of Business major admissions process. A higher level of Calculus or AP exemption will satisfy this requirement as well.
    b. Terry also requires MSIT 3000 (Business Statistics) to be completed or in progress when applying to a Terry major. This course is fairly specific and we recommend taking it at UGA. Please utilize the transfer equivalency webpage or call our office if you plan to take the course elsewhere.
  10. What is the difference between AB Economics and BBA Economics?
    a. The primary distinction is that the AB includes liberal arts electives, while the BBA requires business-related electives. The economics courses are exactly the same—what differs is the set of courses you take outside of Economics.
    b. AB Economics majors also have foreign language and a higher level math course required for graduation.
  11. Does Terry offer any minors in Business?
    Terry College offers a business minor and certificate programs are available for Terry and non-Terry major students. Read more here.
  12. What is UGA’s Experiential Learning Requirement? What classes can I take to satisfy this at Terry?
    a. For students matriculating in Fall 2016 or later, UGA requires all undergraduate students to engage in the kind of hands-on experiences that enhance learning and position them for success after graduation. Examples of this include Undergraduate Research, Study Abroad/Field School, Service-Learning, Internships, etc.
    b. For more information on the Experiential Learning requirement, please visit this page
    c. Specific courses and activities approved to satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement for each College can be found here. Select “C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business” for the Terry College course list.