UNG participating in new program for would-be college students

During Thursday’s inaugural Governor’s Workforce Summit, Gov. Brian Kemp announced the launch of GEORGIA MATCH, described as one of the largest state-run direct admissions initiatives in the nation.

The culmination of multiple state agencies working together to ease the process of connecting students with higher education opportunities, this program will engage all learners and households, including those who do not typically consider postsecondary education pathways, according to Kemp. No other state currently has a direct admissions initiative of this scope and scale.

“GEORGIA MATCH is a great example of the historic success we can achieve when stakeholders across the education spectrum work together,” the governor said. “This program will ensure that every high school student in our state knows they have options to learn and succeed here in the No. 1 state for business.”

GEORGIA MATCH is an education and workforce initiative developed in collaboration with the Governor’s Office, Governor’s Office of Planning & Budget, Georgia Student Finance Commission, Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, Georgia Department of Education, and University System of Georgia (USG).

The number of schools listed on a GEORGIA MATCH letter is determined by the individual student’s 11th grade HOPE GPA and freshman index score. All students will receive a letter of academic eligibility for admission to the 22 TCSG institutions. Students with higher GPAs will also see up to 23 USG institutions. The University of North Georgia (UNG) is one of the participating universities. The three public institutions not participating in the GEORGIA MATCH program utilize a different holistic admissions process.

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