Planning Ahead

A smooth transition to UGA requires careful preparation and attention to detail. The Terry College is considered high-demand and has a major admissions process, so we hope the following information and resources will help you make informed decisions before you apply to UGA.

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Steps to Become a Business Major

  1. Apply to UGA as an Intended Business major.
  2. Attend UGA Orientation to be advised and learn more about the Terry major admissions process and application eligibility requirements.
  3. Apply to a Terry Major once you meet all eligibility requirements and are enrolled at UGA (typically around sophomore year). There is no direct admission to a Terry major for your first semester at UGA. This is a competitive process, and your application will be evaluated based on specific selection criteria.
  4. Receive your admissions decision mid-semester and meet with your advisor. Students not admitted to their first- or second-choice major can choose to reapply or pursue another major at UGA.
  5. Begin your major coursework the following semester.

Terry Direct: UGA students in good standing with the 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.

Prospective Transfer Student Resources

Virtual Terry Information Sessions for Transfer Students

Other Online Resources

To guide your transfer planning process, we recommend using the Terry BBA Transfer Planning Worksheet and the UGA Transfer Equivalency Tool to determine how your classes may transfer and apply to the BBA core curriculum. The UGA Bulletin has a complete list of courses that can count in Areas I-V of the general education core curriculum.

Current UGA Students

UGA undergraduates not yet admitted to a Terry major are advised within the UGA Exploratory Center or the Morehead Honors College. Check your SAGE Success Network to identify and contact your assigned advisor.

Changing to Intended Business?

Students can be assigned to an Exploratory Center advisor by following the instructions on the Exploratory Center’s First Steps webpage. Note: Honors students who change majors will still meet with an Honors College advisor.

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