Accounting Residency Program

As accounting is the language of business, this program is designed to provide exceptional high school students an overview of the many career opportunities in the accounting profession and a brief introduction of business.

ARP students will attend instructional sessions during the day, with fun activities scheduled in the evenings. The daytime sessions will provide insights into career opportunities in accounting and related fields through panel discussions with national and regional accounting firms and representatives from industry groups and government agencies.

Other sessions will introduce important job skills, including:

  • Resume writing
  • Workplace ethics
  • Business etiquette
  • Financial literacy
  • Leadership development

Students also get to sample “college life” by lodging in UGA residence halls, eating in the university’s award-winning dining halls, and attending lectures by UGA professors. The evenings are filled with fun outings, entertaining diversions, and time to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow ARP participants.

Program Tuition: $95. A limited number of need-based financial scholarships are available upon acceptance.

For more information, please contact program director Randy Groomes.

Online Application Process

A selection committee will review all applications. Whether you are applying to one or both programs,you only need to submit one application. Take your time and be careful with your application to ensure the best chance for admission. Do not rush.

Recommendations and Official Transcript

One letter of recommendation is required. Letter must be from your school counselor or teacher. (This requirement is waived for student already accepted and plan to attend the University of Georgia in the fall.)

You should select individuals who know you personally and can speak to your academic ability, conduct, initiative, character, extracurricular involvement, and potential for leadership.

Letters and Transcript should be mailed to:

Terry College of Business
Terry Summer Residency Programs
341 Brooks Hall, 310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA, 30602

Candidate Selection

Selection is a competitive process. All applications will be reviewed based on the quality of candidates’ essays, interests, demonstrated leadership ability, and academic transcript.