Georgia to Raise GPA Requirement for Transfers

School is trying to slow enrollment growth.


In an effort to cut student enrollment, the University of Georgia will raise the required grade-point average for transfer students with 60 or more credits from 2.5 to 2.8, the Red and Black reports.

According to an admissions official, the university is at an all-time-high enrollment of 34,100, and the change—which would take place in spring 2010—is designed to address the glut of students. The number of transfer students has grown by 31 percent since 2004, an increase of more than 500.