Why UGA Online?

With so many options available, we understand that choosing the right school is a challenge. You want the best educational value and you want to learn from the brightest minds in your area of interest. A degree or certificate from the University of Georgia opens doors and expands your career opportunities not only because of the quality reputation of the University of Georgia, but because we've earned that reputation by providing you with the best educators.

"We continue to invest in faculty, staff and innovative programs to ensure that students at Georgia's flagship university have an unparalleled learning experience." - UGA President Jere W. Morehead.

Getting Started

Before You Apply

Check to see if your state will allow UGA to offer online education to its residents.

UGA is compliant with state authorization laws in the states listed in our state authorization section. If you do not reside in one of the states listed, contact us.

Apply for Financial Aid

Students wishing to be considered for financial assistance opportunities should consider completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information about financial assistance opportunities is available through the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at the University of Georgia.


Admission

Only students admitted to the University of Georgia (UGA) will be able to register for online classes.

Undergraduate

Interested in applying to an online undergraduate or post-baccalaureate program? Start by going to the program page on this site. An application checklist for each program is there to guide you through the admissions process. You will need to apply through UGA Undergraduate Admissions and meet the specific requirements of the program to be admitted. Program specific application requirements can be found on each program page as well as requirements for admission.

Students who are currently enrolled at another university or college but wish to take an online class at the University of Georgia will need to apply as a Summer Transient student using the Transfer Admission Application.

Once you've applied for admission, check the UGA myStatus page or contact UGA Admissions at 1 (706) 542-8776.

Graduate

To apply to a UGA online graduate program, start by going to the program page on this site. An application checklist for each program is there to guide you through the admissions process. You will need to apply to the Graduate School and meet the specific requirements of the program. Program specific application requirements can be found on each program page as well as requirements for admission.

Once you've applied for admission, check the UGA GradStatus page or contact UGA Graduate School Admissions at gradadm@uga.edu or 1 (706) 542-1739.


After Acceptance

  • Contact your online program personal advisor.
    Every online program has advisors who will be happy to assist you with course planning and registration. 
  • Register for Class
    All online classes at the University of Georgia will be available for registration through Athena. Check the Registrar's website to obtain information on how to use Athena.
  • Check the Academic Calendar
    Review the information provided on the Academic Calendar to determine when your class begins and ends.
  • Check Your Student Account
    Review information in the Student Accounts System to determine the cost of your course(s). More information about tuition and fees can be found on the Registrar Office's website.
  • Get Help
    For specific questions about your course (i.e. exam, assignments, due dates), contact your instructor.
    For technical issues with eLC, contact the EITS Help Desk.
    For general questions about taking classes online, contact your Academic Advisor.

Cost

Tuition

Online Programs

  • Tuition for in-state vs. out-of-state students is the same for most online programs.
  • Tuition does vary per program and can be found on each program’s webpage under “Cost."

Financial Aid

There are several different avenues that can be taken to finance a UGA degree. Some financial aid options are listed here for your convenience, but there is more information on financial aid for college at UGA's Office of Student Financial Aid or call 1 (706) 542-6147.

  • Corporate Assistance: Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
  • Military Assistance: UGA's Student Veterans Resource Center and the UGA Veteran Certification staff in UGA’s Office of the Registrar are ready to offer information and guidance on educational benefits and more. Active duty military, veterans, and military families should also visit the Veterans Educational Benefits page for more information on applying for and utilizing VA educational benefits. 
  • Grants and Loans: Grants and loans are available for graduate and undergraduate study. U.S. Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Visit the Federal Student Aid website to explore your options and to access the free online FAFSA application. 
  • Scholarships: While scholarships for graduate work are often more limited than those for undergraduate degrees, they are available if you are willing and able to put in the time to research and apply. Individual UGA departments offer many of these opportunities, so information can be found by visiting the departmental websites. Visit FastWEB for additional links to opportunities open to graduate students. 

Accreditation

UGA Accreditation

Regional accreditation is the gold standard of academic accreditation and the University of Georgia is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS). It means that credits and degrees earned at UGA are widely accepted in transfer and by employers.

Specialized Accreditation

Additionally, a number of our colleges hold specialized accreditations associated with their programs.

Student Resources

To be successful, you need resources. Fortunately, the University of Georgia offers all of the services and resources you need as you pursue your online degree. See all the online student resources at once, or click on an icon for a specific resource area.

           

Military, Veterans, and Dependents

UGA is proudly recognized as a military friendly university by Military Times "Best for Vets," Victory Media "Military Friendly Schools" and Advanced Military Education "Top School." There are expert staff available to answer your questions and provide services to military, veteran and dependent online students from admissions to graduation. See all the military, veteran and dependent resources at once, or click on an icon for a specific resource area.

        

State Authorization

The University of Georgia is currently authorized, licensed, exempt, not subject to approval or is permitted to accept students to most distance education programs in all 50 states as a result of our participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Agreement and various state authorization processes.

Please be advised that certain online programs, which include internships, practicums, or other experiential requirements, may trigger additional State Authorization requirements.

Individuals may check program availability in your state by contacting online@uga.edu.

See detailed information about state authorization in each state for distance education at the University of Georgia.

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