While the Swamp will be sad to see you go, if your true colors are black and red, then you should follow your heart.
The UGA Transfer Process
The first step to becoming a UGA student is to check your transfer eligibility
. To be a student at the Athens campus, you need to have one year of college on your transcript and have graduated high school at least 12 months prior, an overall GPA of 3.3, and 30-59 completed hours. Make sure to think about your intended major, as it may have additional requirements. The transfer application process has very strict deadlines
, so be sure you're very proactive and start your research at least a year before you
start at UGA. The process will cost $70, and you'll need an application for transfer admission and official transcripts from the University of Florida. Get all the details on this process from the Office of Transfer Services
. Watch this Transfer Student Presentation
to get a proper introduction. Once you've completed the hard part of gathering paperwork, submitting forms, and officially switching to a Bulldog, you should focus on building a new life for yourself in Athens, GA.
The first step after you've received an offer of admission, is to find an apartment near the University of Georgia. While transfer students are common and welcome at UGA, many students still have a difficult time making the transition. Living in an area close to campus can ensure your community is full of fellow Dawgs and that you'll have plenty of opportunity to get plugged into the university. At UGA, students typically live in the Downtown area nearby plenty of local dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The University of Georgia is known to be a lively college town, so be sure to explore this area! Other students live in the Five Points area. This is an Athens' hub that is at the intersection of prominent roads, Milledge Avenue and Lumpkin Street, and nearby to UGA's Sorority Row. Get a great mix of convenience and pleasure by being close to campus and plenty of dining and boutiques. Another tip would be to select an apartment with roommates. Many Athens student apartments offer roommate matching services so you can live with likeminded people. Living in a three bedroom apartment near UGA can be a great way to expand your social circle.
Get Involved at UGA
After you've found the perfect Athens apartment for you, then you should focus on getting plugged into the community. Greek life is big at UGA, so it might be worth your time to look into a fraternity or sorority, especially if you were in one at UF. The biggest tip is to put yourself out there. Talk to people in class, try to exchange numbers, and don't be afraid to ask people to hang out. Check out all of different ways to get involved in clubs, student government, and more at UGA. Still hesitant? Check out these tips on how to make friends at UGA.