In an institution as large and diverse as the University of Georgia, there is a great need for academic and student support services of many kinds. Academic advising is crucial to all students, and our office supports the work of dedicated advisors on all of our campuses. The Office of the Vice President for Instruction is also responsible for the university’s academic honesty procedures known as A Culture of Honesty. Additionally, students needing extra assistance to be academically successful can visit our Division of Academic Enhancement to receive help from expert faculty and staff.
Applying to UGA
Whether you are a applying as a first-year, transfer, or graduate student, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Graduate Admissions can answer your questions, guide you through the admission process, and introduce you to UGA.
While attending orientation, incoming first-year and transfer students will be introduced to many departments and resources that will make their experience at UGA unique, while helping them get familiar with their new campus.
Applying for Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Aid informs prospective and current students of the resources and services available to them to secure funds for financing their education. The office advises students of their eligibility for financial assistance in a timely manner and educates them about the financial and academic responsibilities associated with the receipt of that aid.
Registering for Classes
Registration and adjusting schedules, including dropping and adding classes, is one of several options available to students in Athena, the Online Access to the Student Information System.
Use the UGA Bulletin to explore and compare majors, minors, and certificates as well as to research courses to take.
DegreeWorks is a web-based tool that helps students and advisors monitor progress toward degree completion by formatting the degree requirements and completed coursework into an easy-to-read worksheet that shows how courses completed count toward degree requirements.
Academic advising is a mandatory and essential part of the undergraduate educational experience and helps students attain their academic goals. Advisors help students understand the options and opportunities for academic programs of study, degree requirements, academic resources, and course selection.
Peer Tutoring, Academic Coaching, and First Gen Support
UGA’s Division of Academic Enhancement empowers all students to Learn Differently through innovative courses, programs, services, and student-centered initiatives. Some of these services include Peer Education, Academic Coaching, Student Success Workshops, and First Gen Support.
Transferring to UGA
Transferring from another college? Get guidance through the transfer application process, and get to know the University of Georgia.
Keep up with important dates, breaks, and academic deadlines.
Student Academic Appeals
University of Georgia students have the right to appeal decisions on academic matters and begin the process at the level at which the decision was made.
Every student must agree to abide by UGA’s student Honor Code and the academic honesty policy and procedures, known as A Culture of Honesty, when applying for admission to the University of Georgia.
UGA Writing Center
Writing is critical to excellence both in the classroom and in the professional future of each student we encounter, regardless of academic interests. The UGA Writing Center assists students in understanding the writing process, elaborating on their ideas and theories, and evaluating and editing their own work.
UGA offers a variety of classes in the summer both in-person and online for students to get ahead or stay on track for graduation.