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Welcome, Prospective Transfer Students!

About half of all Warnell students transfer to UGA—you are not alone, and this page is for you!

Where to start?

Regardless of status, all students wishing to enter Warnell must apply to UGA through Undergraduate Admissions. Please note these minimum GPA requirements for transfer students:

  • Students must have completed a minimum of 30 hours to be eligible to transfer to UGA.
  • 30-59 transferrable hours - 3.3 or higher transfer GPA required
  • 60+ transferrable hours – 2.8 or higher transfer GPA required
  • PLEASE NOTE: Minimum GPA requirements are subject to change at any time. Please check with Undergraduate Admissions for the most current information on transfer requirements.

The application process:

  1. Apply early. UGA application deadlines are early and strictly followed.
  2. Complete, submit and pay for the Transfer Student Application through Undergraduate Admissions. Be sure to indicate "Forestry and Natural Resources" as the school/college in which you plan to enroll.
  3. Submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Transcripts should be sent directly to Undergraduate Admissions by the issuing institution.
  4. To enroll as a professional student, you must also apply for the professional program.

Transfer of credits:

Taking the pre-professional coursework elsewhere? Contact the student relations and outreach coordinator at or view the Transfer Equivalency Website to verify transfer credit.

UGA transfer orientation

Transfer students accepted to UGA must attend UGA Transfer Orientation, where they will be advised and will register for classes.


About Warnell's core curriculum

The core curriculum consists of 60 semester hours plus one hour of physical education. This meets the University Core Curriculum requirements. It may be completed at the University of Georgia or at other institutions.


Professional vs. pre-professional

Warnell admits students in two categories: pre-professional and professional students.

  • Pre-professional students are students who are taking pre-professional core curriculum courses either at UGA or at other institutions and have not met the entrance requirements for the professional program.
  • Professional students are students who have been accepted into the professional program after completing the entrance requirements. Some major-level courses are restricted to students in the professional program.

To enroll as a professional student, you must also apply for the professional program.

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