2013 Pre-College Applications are now being accepted!
The UGA Pre-College Summer Program offers rising juniors and seniors in high school the chance to see what college life is all about. In your two weeks of Pre-College, you will spend time with UGA faculty and staff in challenging academic classes, experience the independence and responsibility of college life, and become more prepared to take on your first year of college.
Learn more about life on the Pre-College campus!
How to Apply
Follow these simple steps and use the hyperlinks provided to complete your UGA Pre-College application. Or download the entire How to Apply document, including the necessary forms for Steps 3 & 4!
Note: The online application, essays and requests for recommendations and transcripts are to be completed only by the student who is applying to the program.
Step 1: Write two Short Essays, using the prompts below. Each essay should be between 400-600 words, typed, and single-spaced. Be sure to save your work – you will copy and paste your completed essays into the online application.
- Describe a significant experience or achievement in your life and how it has impacted you.
- Write a letter to your first-year roommate at college. Tell him or her what it will be like to live with you, and what you are looking forward to most in college.
Step 2: Gather the following items and submit your Online Application.
- All contact information (address, email, phone) for you and your primary parents or guardians
- Your PSAT, ACT or SAT scores (if you have taken them)
- Your high school's street address
- Your completed Short Essays (from Step 1)
When you have completed the online portion of the application, you will be directed back to this page.
Step 3: Download two Teacher Recommendation Request Letters from our web site. Fill out the top portion of the letters and give them to two teachers who are willing to recommend you to the program. The letter provides each teacher with detailed instructions on how to submit his or her recommendation.
Step 4: Download the Official School Transcript Request from our web site. Fill out the top portion of the letter and take it to your school office. The letter provides the office with detailed instructions on how to submit your transcript.
Step 5: Pay your $40 non-refundable application fee online here (or using the Register Now button above) or by mailing a check to UGA Pre-College, 1197 S. Lumpkin Street, Office 192, Athens, GA 30602-3603.
Need Financial Aid?
Download the additional Financial Aid Request Form and submit it along with the rest of your application.
Please contact us via questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu (e-mail) or phone 706-542-3537 or 1-800-811-6640 if you have questions or to learn more.
Application Deadline is June 7, 2013. This means that ALL pieces of your application must be in at this time. Late applications will not be accepted.
Classes will be held across campus. Students are housed in a residence hall, and have access to dining halls all over campus. Visit Living on Campus for more information.
Tuition and Student Fees: $1,225.00
Meal Plan: $390.00
Non-refundable Application Fee: $40.00
All students are required to pay Tuition and Housing, but have the option of purchasing the Meal Plan or eating on their own (note: no public refrigerator is available in the residence hall).
Some funding is available to help students cover the cost of Pre-College. Financial assistance will not cover the full amount of the program, and awards typically range in amount from $500-$1200 depending on demonstrated need and academic merit. Download the Financial Aid Form and submit it with the rest of your application materials.
- Rising juniors and seniors in high school who want to begin preparing themselves for college academics and independent living
- Students who are highly motivated and eager to engage in college-level academics
- Students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and display a high level of intellectual curiosity