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Undergraduate Terry Major Admissions

Overview

All UGA students who plan to pursue a BBA degree or the AB Economics degree are initially admitted to the Terry College of Business as Intended-business majors and typically apply to their specific field of study during the second semester of their sophomore year. Students should explore their Terry major options and prospective student resources before applying.

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 Online Admissions Decisions Released* Major Coursework Begins
Fall Semester July 1, 2022-Sept. 7, 2022 at 11:59 PM Typically early October Following Spring Semester
Spring Semester Nov. 28, 2022-Jan. 25, 2023 at 11:59 PM Typically early March Following Fall Semester

* UGA email is the official form of communication for the application process.

Application Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the following application eligibility requirements to be considered eligible to apply; meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to a Terry BBA or AB Economics major. Further details about the major admissions processes can be found in the BBA Entrance Requirements and AB ECON Entrance Requirements handouts.

Please note that letters of recommendation are not accepted/considered for the Terry major admissions process.

Questions? Email the Terry College Undergraduate Programs Office 

Apply to a Terry Major  

(NOTE: Application is currently closed and will reopen November 28, 2022.)

BBA Applicants

Note: Fulfillment of all application requirements must be documented in applicant's official UGA student record by the application deadline—no exceptions.

Eligible for current enrollment at UGA
Applicants need not be registered for courses ("currently enrolled") during the semester in which they apply, but they must be eligible for current enrollment at the University of Georgia.

Minimum GPAs
Applicants must be in "good academic standing" at UGA, meaning they must have a 2.0 or higher UGA GPA, or no UGA GPA for a new transfer student. 

Applicants must also have a 2.6 or higher earned overall GPA (transfer and UGA coursework combined).

Math 1113
Applicants must have successfully completed or have earned an exemption for MATH 1113/E or a higher-level MATH course. 

ACCT 2101
Applicants must have successfully completed ACCT 2101/E/H.

BUSN 3000 (formerly MSIT 3000)
Applicants must have successfully completed or be enrolled in BUSN 3000/E/H.

Other Curriculum Requirements
Applicants need to have completed or be in the process of completing the BBA General Education Core Areas I-VI,

OR

Applicants need to have completed or be in the process of completing the BBA General Education Core Area VI and have a minimum of 58 credit hours completed or in progress (not including P.E.). "Credits Applied" in DegreeWorks is the official indicator to determine eligibility based on credit hours.

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 prior to being considered for admission to a major in the Terry College.
  • ETS Proficiency Profile*: In addition to required ACT/SAT scores, students may also supplement their application by submitting an  ETS Proficiency Profile 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 ETS to be eligible to apply to a Terry major. Applicants can take the ETS a maximum of 3 times while a UGA student. Scores from all ETS attempts will be reported directly to the Terry College from UGA Testing Services, and the highest ETS 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 3 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 ETS Proficiency Profile and the Accounting Exam are administered by UGA Testing Services, and all questions regarding testing times and costs should be directed there (testing.uga.edu). 

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

  • If applying to the International Business (IB) co-major, only the first-choice Statement of Purpose should describe the applicant's interests/goals in IB and the level of foreign language satisfied.

Major Selections
Students apply to a first- and second-choice major. Students who are not accepted to a first-choice major will be considered for acceptance to a second-choice major (second-choice major options include ECON, MGMT, REAL and RMIN). 

BBA Selection Criteria

Start The BBA Application

AB Economics Applicants

Note: Fulfillment of all application requirements must be documented in applicant's official UGA student record by the application deadline—no exceptions.

Eligible for current enrollment at UGA
Applicants need not be registered for courses ("currently enrolled") during the semester in which they apply, but they must be eligible for current enrollment at the University of Georgia.

Minimum GPAs
Applicants must be in "good academic standing" at UGA, meaning they must have a 2.0 or higher UGA GPA, or no UGA GPA for a new transfer student. 

Applicants must also have a 2.6 or higher earned overall GPA (transfer and UGA coursework combined).

Math 1113
Applicants must have successfully completed or have earned an exemption for MATH 1113/E or a higher-level MATH course. 

ECON 2105 and ECON 2106
Applicants must have successfully completed or be enrolled in ECON 2105/E/H and ECON 2106/E/H. AP and IB credit exemptions are also accepted.

Note: Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in both ECON 2105 and ECON 2106 to successfully complete the AB Economics degree.

BUSN 3000 (formerly MSIT 3000)
Applicants must have successfully completed or be enrolled in BUSN 3000/E/H.

Other Curriculum Requirements
Applicants need to have completed or be in the process of completing the AB General Education Core Areas I-VI,

OR

Applicants need to have completed or be in the process of completing a minimum of 58 credit hours (not including P.E.). "Credits Applied" in DegreeWorks is the official indicator to determine eligibility based on credit hours.

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 prior to being considered for admission to a major in the Terry College.
  • ETS Proficiency Profile*: In addition to required ACT/SAT scores, students may also supplement their application by submitting an  ETS Proficiency Profile 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 ETS to be eligible to apply to a Terry major. Applicants can take the ETS a maximum of 3 times while a UGA student. Scores from all ETS attempts will be reported directly to the Terry College from UGA Testing Services, and the highest ETS score will be considered in a student's application. 

*The ETS Proficiency Profile is administered by UGA Testing Services, and all questions regarding testing times and costs should be directed there (testing.uga.edu). 

Statement of Purpose
The Statement of Purpose is a brief essay (300–400 words) which describes your interest in the major and future goals.

AB Econ Selection Criteria

Start the AB Econ Application