The Office of the Vice President supports special instructional, residential and scholarship programs that enhance the educational experience of UGA students. From programs like the themed Learning Communities to participation in the Washington Semester Program, students have multiple opportunities to add to the rich experience that is learning at UGA.
The Office of Student Financial Aid informs prospective and current students of the resources and services available to them to secure funds for financing their education. The office advises students of their eligibility for financial assistance in a timely manner and educates them about the financial and academic responsibilities associated with the receipt of that aid.
The Double Dawgs program was created to give ambitious and motivated students a competitive advantage in today’s knowledge economy. By earning both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years or less, students can save time and money while positioning themselves for success after graduation.
Experiential learning at the University of Georgia gives students hands-on opportunities to connect their academic foundations to the world beyond the classroom, through creative endeavors, study abroad and field schools, internship and leadership opportunities, faculty-mentored research, and service-learning. All UGA students are required to engage in at least one experiential learning activity that enhance learning and position them for success after graduation.
With more than 300 class choices, the First-Year Odyssey seminars are designed to introduce students to the academic life of the university by allowing them to engage with faculty and other first-year students in a small-class environment.
While attending Freshman College, first-year students will get an early jump on moving into a residence hall the summer before their first semester at UGA, while enrolling in six semester hours that include a core academic course and a course designed to enhance their transition to college.
Academic advising is a mandatory and essential part of the undergraduate educational experience and helps students attain their academic goals. Advisors help students understand the options and opportunities for academic programs of study, degree requirements, academic resources, and course selection.
The Living-Learning Communities program is a year-long commitment for first-year students who reside and work closely together and who share an interest in an area of academic concentration not necessarily related to their majors. The year-long experience of Learning Community students includes work with select faculty in special courses in a thematic area.
DegreeWorks is a web-based tool that helps students and advisors monitor progress toward degree completion by formatting the degree requirements and completed coursework into an easy-to-read worksheet that shows how courses completed count toward degree requirements.
Registration and adjusting schedules, including dropping and adding classes, is one of several options available to students in OASIS, the Online Access to the Student Information System. Beginning with fall 2014 courses, students will register through Athena, the new student information system.
Use the UGA Bulletin to explore and compare majors, minors and certificates, as well as to research courses to take.
University of Georgia students have the right to appeal decisions on academic matters and begin the process at the level at which the decision was made.
The University of Georgia offers summer sessions for students in Georgia, online, and around the world.
The Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) provides a wide range of services, including tutoring, academic counseling and academic assistance, to help students achieve academic success.
The Washington Semester Program affords students the opportunity to gain real-world work experience abroad while receiving full-time course credit. As the University of Georgia’s only DC-based program open to undergraduate students in all colleges and schools at UGA, the Washington Semester Program is the only comprehensive program at UGA that combines coursework, internships and a residential living environment.
Writing is critical to excellence both in the classroom and in the professional future of each student we encounter, regardless of academic interests. The UGA Writing Center assists students in understanding the writing process, elaborating on their ideas and theories, and evaluating and editing their own work.