What is considered for your Terry major admissions decision?
Grades in the Following Courses
- ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102: If ACCT 2102 is in progress, applicants will be evaluated based on their grade in ACCT 2101.
- ECON 2105 and/or ECON 2106: If one of these courses is in progress, applicants will be evaluated based on their grade in the completed course.
- MATH 1113: In addition, grades in MATH 2200, 2250, and 2260 will be evaluated, if taken.
- BUSN 3000 (if completed)
- Specific Prefix Courses: Earned course grades in the prefix of the major to which the student is applying can be considered, but are not required, for admission to the major. For example, if applying to the Real Estate major, grades in REAL courses (e.g., REAL 4000) can be considered. In addition, grades in the College’s Foundation First courses (FINA 3000, MARK 3000, MGMT 3000) can be considered by all majors, if completed.
- Foreign Language Courses (International Business Co-Major Applicants Only): IB co-major applicants must either be enrolled in or have completed the third (or higher) level of the same language (i.e., SPAN 2001). A minimum grade of B is required in each language course. Note: Applicants natively fluent in a language other than English may waive this requirement by completing a foreign language proficiency waiver. Waiving this requirement does not waive the required credit hours toward graduation.
- ACT/SAT: Applicants 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: The E-Proficiency Profile (EPP; formerly ETS) 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).
- Applicants who have not taken the ACT or SAT must take the EPP to be eligible to apply to a Terry major.
- In addition to required ACT/SAT scores, applicants may also submit an EPP score if they believe their ACT/SAT scores do not represent their current performance level.
- 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.
- The E-Proficiency Profile is administered by UGA Testing Services; students can register online to take this exam at testing.uga.edu. A list of sample EPP questions is available here.
- Accounting Exam: All Accounting and Finance major applicants are required to submit an Accounting Exam score. This is a multiple-choice test covering the content of UGA’s ACCT 2101 course.
- 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.
- The Accounting Exam is administered by UGA Testing Services; students can register online to take this exam at testing.uga.edu. A list of sample Accounting Exam questions is available here.
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. If applying to the IB co-major, the first-choice Statement of Purpose should describe the interests/goals in IB and the level of foreign language the applicant has satisfied. If the applicant is proficient in a language without college credit, include this in the Statement of Purpose.
What is NOT considered for your Terry major admissions decision?
- UGA/Cumulative GPA
- Overall GPA
- Eligibility for HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarships
- Grades in additional courses other than the ones listed above
- Where courses were taken
- Letters of recommendation
Terry Direct for Honors Students
UGA students in good standing with the Morehead Honors College who meet all eligibility requirements and apply to a Terry College of Business major are guaranteed their first choice of a first (primary) major. This guarantee does not apply to second, double or co-majors. Note that a condition for being in “good standing” with the Honors College includes completing at least one semester of coursework at UGA and earning a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40.