What if I have low grades?
In evaluating your application, the academic directors consider transcripts, the recommendations of professors and your personal statements. Each piece of the application is evaluated to help give a full picture of the person applying to study abroad. The directors take their charge seriously to select students who will take advantage of the unique academic opportunity each program presents and who will represent UGA well during their time abroad. It has been our experience that this takes a combination of proven academic ability and commitment to the particular academic focus area of the program. Students with concerns about their grades should use the personal statement to address this issue and make a strong case for their selection.