All UGA students who plan to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree or the Bachelor of Arts (AB) Economics degree are initially admitted to the Terry College of Business as intended-business majors. Students can apply to a Terry major once they meet all application eligibility requirements, typically during their second year at UGA.

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

Deadlines & Decisions

 Application Available OnlineAdmissions Decisions Released*Major Coursework Begins
Fall SemesterJuly 8, 2024–September 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.Typically early OctoberFollowing Spring Semester
Spring SemesterNovember 18, 2024–January 22, 2025 at 11:59 p.m.Typically early MarchFollowing Fall Semester
*UGA email is the official form of communication for the application process.

Major Selections

BBA majors include Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, and Risk Management and Insurance. The International Business co-major is offered in conjunction with other Terry BBA majors. Students should explore their Terry major options and review prospective student resources before applying.

Intended-BBA students apply to a first- and second-choice major. Students who are not accepted to a first-choice BBA major will be considered for acceptance to a second-choice BBA major; second-choice major options include Economics, Management, Real Estate, and Risk Management and Insurance. Applications will be evaluated based on specific selection criteria.

Terry Direct: UGA students in good standing with the Morehead Honors College who 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. Note that a condition for being in “good standing” with the Morehead Honors College includes completing at least one semester of coursework at UGA and earning a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40. Please see more details about Honors good standing requirements.

Application Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the following application eligibility requirements by the application deadline to be considered eligible to apply. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to a Terry BBA or AB Economics major; applicants will be evaluated based on specific selection criteria.

If you have questions about whether you meet these eligibility requirements, please consult your UGA academic advisor.

Eligible for Current Enrollment at UGA

Applicants must be eligible for enrollment at the University of Georgia in the semester in which they apply to a Terry major. 

Minimum GPAs

  • Applicants must be in “good academic standing” at UGA, meaning they must have a 2.0 or higher cumulative (UGA) GPA, or no cumulative GPA for a new transfer student.
  • Applicants must also have a 2.6 or higher overall GPA (transfer and UGA coursework combined).

Course Requirements for BBA Applicants

BBA applicants must meet one of the following requirements during the semester of application:

BBA applicants must have successfully completed the following courses by the application deadline:

  • MATH 1113 – Precalculus
    • Course credit or an exemption for MATH 1113/E or a higher-level MATH course (MATH 2200, MATH 2250, or MATH 2260) is required.
  • ACCT 2101 – Principles of Accounting I

BBA applicants must have successfully completed or be enrolled in the following courses by the application deadline:

  • ACCT 2102 – Principles of Accounting II
  • ECON 2105 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2106 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • LEGL 2700 – Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
  • MIST 2090 – Introduction to Information Systems in Business
  • BUSN 3000 – Applied Statistics and Data Analysis for Business

Course Requirements for AB Economics Applicants

AB Economics applicants must meet one of the following requirements during the semester of application:

AB Economics applicants must have successfully completed the following course by the application deadline:

  • MATH 1113 – Precalculus
    • Course credit or an exemption for MATH 1113/E or a higher-level MATH course (MATH 2200, MATH 2250, or MATH 2260) is required.

AB Economics applicants must have successfully completed or be enrolled in the following courses by the application deadline:

  • ECON 2105 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2106 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUSN 3000 – Applied Statistics and Data Analysis for Business

Testing Requirements

All applicants should read the detailed Testing Requirement instructions before submitting a Terry major application.

ACT /SAT

Students are required to submit ACT or SAT scores and sub-scores to the University before being considered for admission to a major in the Terry College.

E-Proficiency Profile*

In addition to required ACT/SAT scores, students may also supplement their application by submitting an E-Proficiency Profile (EPP; formerly ETS) score 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 EPP to be eligible to apply to a Terry major. Applicants can take the EPP a maximum of three times while a UGA student. Scores from all EPP attempts will be reported directly to the Terry College from UGA Testing Services, and the highest EPP score will be considered in a student’s application. 

Terry Accounting Exam*

All Accounting and Finance applicants are required to submit an Accounting Exam score. Applicants can take the Accounting Exam a maximum of three times while a UGA student. Accounting scores will be recorded in Athena, and the highest score will be considered in a student’s application.

*UGA Testing Services administers the E-Proficiency Profile and the Accounting Exam; students can register online at testing.uga.edu to schedule a testing appointment. 

IMPORTANT: Only test attempts completed by the application deadline will be considered. The UGA Testing Center has limited appointment availability for testing, especially as the Terry major application deadline approaches. Please do not delay in scheduling your testing appointment(s). We strongly recommend you schedule appointments early to ensure all testing attempts can be completed before the application deadline.

Accommodations

Students registered with the Disability Resource Center are responsible for notifying their DRC Coordinator and Testing Services to receive testing accommodations for the E-Proficiency Profile or Accounting Exam.

Statement of Purpose

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

International Business (IB) co-major applicants should describe their interests/goals in IB and their foreign language proficiency in their first-choice Statement of Purpose.

Important Reminders

Transfer Coursework: If any of the required coursework has not been posted to your UGA transcript, proof of coursework must be attached to the application by the application deadline. Applicants who do not provide proof of coursework by the deadline will become ineligible. Please use UGA Admission’s Transfer Equivalency tool to check transfer course equivalency.

In-Progress Coursework: In-progress coursework must be taken in the same semester in which students apply to a major (e.g., pre-registered summer courses will not satisfy eligibility requirements for spring admission cycle). Additionally, attendance in required courses must begin by the major application deadline each fall and spring (e.g., half-semester courses that begin after the major application deadline will not satisfy eligibility requirements).

Withdrawals: Students who withdraw from any required coursework during the semester in which they apply to a Terry major are at risk of having their major admission offer rescinded. Withdrawals that occur before the application semester will not be reported in a student’s application; however, such withdrawals may affect when a student is eligible to apply to a Terry major.

Connect With Us

Terry College Undergraduate Programs Office
Email: terrybba@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-5725