Before You Arrive

Take Advantage of Resources in your High School

High School Counselor/College Advisor
Your school counselor can help you with important forms such as FAFSA and the application process. Meet with your counselor to know what to expect and to craft a great application.

Special Education or 504 Coordinator
It’s important to understand how your diagnosis affects you. Are you running out of time on tests? Are you easily distracted? Do you find yourself reading and re-reading text?

While you’re still in high school, use the resource of your 504 or IEP Coordinator to begin discussing and learning more about your experiences, needs, and accommodations that are best for you.

Application Process

The very first step to becoming a UGA student is completing an application.

You can apply as an early applicant or apply for regular admission. The deadline for early applicants is much sooner than regular admissions, so be sure to check the calendar for important deadlines.

You can find the UGA Undergraduate Application at the Office of Admissions website.

Housing and Housing Accommodations

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to UGA and now you need to apply for housing. First, be sure to fully complete the Housing Request form and return it by the set deadline. Visit the UGA Housing website for more information.

Next, if you need ADA accommodations for housing, contact the Disability Resource Center as soon as you are accepted to UGA.


Financial Aid Resources

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) provides resources to help students find financial assistance. In addition, students with disability-related expenses may contact OSFA to have their additional expenses considered. See the Cost of Attendance page for more information. 

Registering for Services

Once you’ve been accepted to UGA, you can register for services. To request disability accommodations or services, please contact the DRC at 706-542-8719 to talk with a coordinator or to schedule an appointment.

You can also begin the process of registering with the DRC by completing the Student Application and submitting any documentation you may have.

Preparing Documentation

The Disability Resource Center will review any documentation you have (psychological education evaluation, IEP or 504 Plan, letter from a specialist).

Review the documentation guidelines in order to better understand what to provide.

You can fax this documentation to the DRC Office at 706-542-7719 or bring it with you when you meet with a Coordinator.

Placement Exams

Many students have to take placement exams in order to register for certain classes. You may be exempt from the exams, so be sure to review the requirements before scheduling an exam.

All placement exams should be completed before your Orientation session. If you do not complete the exams, courses will be limited when you register for classes.

To schedule a placement exam, call University Testing Services at 706-542-3183.

Accommodated Testing
If you would like to request accommodations for your placement exams, you need to Register with the DRC and present documentation for review. Please allow 1-2 weeks for this process.

Contact the DRC

Clark Howell Hall
825 South Lumpkin Street

VOICE: (706) 542-8719
FAX: (706) 542-7719
TTY: (706) 542-8778



Monday - Friday

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