What is eCore?

eCore – short for electronic core-curriculum – allows University System of Georgia (USG) students the opportunity to complete the first two years of their collegiate careers in an online environment. eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for the occasional proctored exams. eCore courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from the USG.

eCore is a convenient and adaptable option for either getting started in college, taking a class close to home during summer, or for resuming college after a break or pause. The core curriculum primarily consists of courses required during the first two years of college for a given degree. Not all core curriculum classes are available via eCore; you may need to take some core classes in a traditional classroom setting.

How do I get started?

Before you can register for an eCore class through Banner, you’ll need to complete the eCore Introduction Quiz which you can find at the link below.

Be sure to visit eCore’s website for additional information on the program.

For questions about the eCore program, please contact

eCore Testing

All ABAC locations are an approved eCore testing site and will administer eCore midterm and final exams.

Pick your campus or site location, schedule, and pay the $25 fee through SmarterProctoring in GoView. Visit the eCore Proctored exam Website for instructions.
*Payments MUST be made online through SmarterProctoring.

On Test Day
Bring one of the following forms of photo identification:

  • State-issued driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Student ID

Students who do not bring an appropriate form of photo identification and receipt of payment will not be permitted to test. Failure on the part of the student to assume these responsibilities will be a matter to resolve with the eCore instructor and could result in a failing grade on the exam.