Transfer FAQ

New Student Orientation is excited to deliver a hybrid orientation program this spring with informational UGA 101 modules and the opportunity to have students attend a session on campus. Make sure to continue to check your UGA email accounts for weekly checklists and any updates about orientation. 

Below, we have pulled together some of the frequently asked questions regarding orientation. 

Do all new students have to complete orientation requirements?

Yes, the university has identified completion of New Student Orientation as an integral part of the student’s transition to the University of Georgia. Each student is required to complete the UGA 101 modules, virtually speak with an academic advisor, and attend an in-person orientation session.

Does completing the UGA 101 modules earlier affect academic advising?

Upon completing the required UGA 101 modules, students will be given an academic advising appointment date range. This date range will be based on when you complete the modules amongst the rest of our incoming class. The earlier a student completes the modules, the earlier their advising date range will be.

How will I know when my academic advising date range is?

Your academic advising appointment date range will be sent in your module complete confirmation email in your UGA email account.

Are the in-person orientation session required?

Attending a New Student Orientation session is required. These sessions will offer the opportunity to connect with other incoming students, campus staff, faculty and Orientation Leaders. It will also allow you to be even more prepared to be successful at UGA with campus tours, an introduction to dining halls, and resource and organizational fairs. 

When and how do students sign up to attend a mandatory orientation session?

Transfer students can sign up for orientation beginning November 2nd.You will receive more information in October about session registration, so make sure to check your UGA email.

Is there a cost associated with Orientation?

The online and in-person orientation programs are supported by each’s students $100 commitment deposit. This costs also supports a variety of fall welcome events hosted by NSO and other campus partners.

How do I modify or change my session selection after I’ve already confirmed one?

Students can log in at any time to change their session to another available date.

Do parents or family members have to come with me to Orientation?

We provide an intentional program for families and guests during each orientation session and while they are not required to attend these sessions, we do encourage them to join us for the program. Throughout the orientation program, parents and families will have a separate schedule. This schedule will have some similar sessions to the student schedule, as well as sessions specific for their experience.

We encourage you to only bring your immediate supporters to orientation. Please do not bring more than 2 guests. 

Do my parents or family members who attend with me have to pay?

There is no additional costs for parents, families, or guests. However, if they would like to eat in one of the dining halls for lunch or dinner, they will have to pay a discounted rate to do so.

Do I get advised or register for classes at the in-person orientation sessions?

Academic advising and class registration will occur virtually this year and separately from the in-person orientation sessions. Your attendance of the in-person orientation sessions does not affect your advising or class registration process.

Where should I park during orientation?

Parking passes will be provided at check-in for the parking deck at the Tate Student Center.

What if I require special accommodations for a medical, physical, or disability-related need? Will the University be able to help individuals who seek special assistance?

Individuals who seek additional assistance during their stay should contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) prior to their visit. You can contact them via email at New Student Orientation Program works closely with the DRC to identify helpful resources for guests who require additional assistance.

What if I have an AP, IB, dual enrollment, or transfer credit that has not yet been verified?

Students should send verification of all credit received to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If you have already requested for these items to be sent, please allow up to two weeks for processing.