Thursday, July 23, 2009

Spring 2010 Transfer Decisions

Just a quick heads-up to any and all transfer students who applied for Spring 2010. We have started reviewing these files, and as of 7/22, we have begun to send out decisions. Unlike freshman decisions, where there are three specific dates where we send out decisions, transfer decisions go out on a rolling basis and each file takes a great deal of time to review. I expect that we will continue to send out decisions through the end of September, as the deadline is 9/15. And please remember that it is up to you, the student, to make sure your file is complete. Make sure you have sent in updated transcripts with all your work (if you sent a transcript to UGA in January, you need to send another one if you have spring work), and make sure you send in transcripts from all colleges (even if it was dual enrollment in high school or a summer transient class).

58 comments:

  1. does that mean that you have a better chance of getting accepted if your documents have been received early than if your documents arrive closer to september 15th (because of space and such)?

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  2. Anon: No, you do not have a better or worse chance of admission based upon getting things in early, but if you get in all of your materials earlier, you will hear a decision earlier.

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  3. I was accepted to UGA as a spring 2010 transfer and I plan on coming there in January. I have not really recieved any information though and I am getting nervous because I feel like I should know where I am going to live/when my orientation is/ when I can register for classes, etc.
    I have read over the New Dawgs website and done all I can (my UGA registration, etc..)

    Am I missing anything?

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  4. Daydreamer: The Spring Orientation site will open up in about the second week of November, and this is where you will learn more about everything, from registering for classes, meeting with an advisor, etc.

    In the mean time, I would suggest you go ahead and talk with Housing if you are looking at living on campus, and move forward with that part before orientation. There should have been housing information in your acceptance packet, but go ahead and contact them for more details on the next steps.

    Other tan that, just wait on orientation.

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  5. Say, I am currently a freshman in college, is there anyway I can transfer to UGA for Spring 2010? Yes, I know there is the 30 hour minimum, but I personally know people who have switched 2nd semester without obtaining their 30 hour min. e.g. (Attending GSU Fall 2009, but will be attending UGA Spring 2010).

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  6. Anon: the students you are mentioning applied as freshman for Fall 2009, were then admitted as freshman for the Spring term (about 300 of them), and were told that they could attend another college for the Fall 2009 term. In other words, this small group does not fall into the transfer category.

    As for transferring, first, it is way to late for Spring 2010, and we do require 30 completed hours by the deadline. In other words, Spring 2011 is probably the best option for you, as that terms deadline is the first one available for when you will have 30 hours completed.

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  7. I plan on transferring to UGA spring 2011, however, I am curious about the difficulty of being accepted spring semester. Is it harder to transfer spring semester because there are less available spots? Also, will it be more difficult to get housing spring semester? Or would it be easier to just wait another semester and apply in the fall?

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  8. Spring transfer consideration is no easier or harder than other terms, as we use the same process and review criteria. Housing may be a little tighter, but that would be for our Housing office to say. My suggestion would be to determine what is best for you time wise and then go from there.

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  9. Hi,

    Is there anyone I can personally speak to about transferring to UGA. I am currently attending a private university in Georgia, and I have plently of questions to ask about evaluation of course credits.

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  10. Anon: Our office has a transfer admissions session every Friday at 1 pm (you can sign up for this session on the UGA website), and the person leading this session can give you a broad range of details about transferring to UGA. He can also go over how courses transfer to UGA, and should be able to speak about your situation personally.

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  11. Currently at my college now (Berry College), I will have 30 hours by the end of Spring 2010. If my hours do not meet the requirements at UGA (Say, when my courses are evaluated, I have 28 or 29) can I take a summer course at a State University in GA and still be accepted as a transfer for Fall 2010?

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  12. How does it look to colleges where a student has had to transfer 2 times?

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  13. Ashley: If you will have 30 hours by the end of spring (May?), then you are past the Fall 2010 deadline of April 1. You should apply for Spring 2011, and yes, a summer class would be considered for Spring as the deadline is in Sept.

    Matt: No, that has no impact good or bad.

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  14. For fall 2010 transfer applications, will admission decisions be on a rolling basis? If so, approximately how long is the decision process once all documents are received?

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  15. Anon: Because we have a new imaging system (and have gotten rid of the paper file folders), we are now more efficient in reviewing transfers. It will be a rolling basis, but it depends upon not only when you get in your materials, but also when others get in their materials. We also focus on Summer transfer decisions first, as they need a decision earlier that fall applicants. In other words, I can not give you a good time line, but I should be able to do so at a later date.

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  16. Hello!

    What other criteria does UGA look at for transfer students besides GPA?
    I am really wondering how a transfer student would NOT be accepted.


    Thanks!

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  17. Hi,

    I attend a private college in GA, and I know credits will be evaluated differently. I looked at the course evaulation website, but I still have major questions. Anyone I can talk to about my situation personally?

    Thank you.

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  18. Anon: UGA looks at GPA and credit hours, and that is almost all that we focus on (unless you have a conduct issue or are on probation from your school). A transfer student who does not meet our criteria will be denied.

    Jen: I would suggest you sign up for a Friday transfer information session, as the person who leads this will be able to talk specifically about your situation.

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  19. There is a question on the transfer application which asks if you have previosly applied to UGA. Would the answer to this be "yes" if you applied while in high school for freshman admission, and were denied? Or does it mean have you previosly applied as a transfer student? And what is "reactivated" refer to?

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  20. Anon:

    Yes, if you applied to UGA as a freshman, then you would want to mark this field as yes. "Reactivation" of an application means that there is a record in our student information system from when you applied earlier (we have these dating way back!), and the data you input will then update the system with the new information such as application type transfer, new email, etc.

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  21. I am trying to apply next semester but the deadline of April 1st is before my grades will be posted. Do I have to wait another semester even though I will have taken 30 hours?

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  22. Anon: In order to apply for the Fall term, you must have completed at least 30 hours by the April 1 deadline, and be able to provide a transcript for us with the coursework and grades by the deadline. We have this deadline so that you can receive an admission decision in a time frame that allows you to make a decision about your college options, with most decisions going out between March and late May.

    We have about 800-1,000 transfer students start at UGA in the Spring, which would be the term that looks like the earliest option for you at this time.

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  23. Hi, I completed my application for admission yesterday, and I completed the transcript request for my school (FSU) and mailed the request for my joint enrollment classes from GPA today.
    - Is there anything else I need to do?
    -Approximately how long will it take for UGA to receive all of that
    -and about how long from then will I receive an answers after they review it?

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  24. Does not getting in your freshman year affect the decision made as a transfer applicant ?

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  25. Allison: If these are the only colleges you have attended, then this is all you will need to send us for transfer admission. How long the transcripts take to get here depends upon the college that is sending the transcript, but usually 1-2 weeks. Right now, our evaluation team is evaluating the last 2,500 or so freshman transcripts. This should be completed in about 2 weeks, and then we will start on summer transfer applicants. I expect summer transfer decisions to be made between mid-February and mid_March. Fall transfers will be reviewed between early March and mid May. It depends on when your file is complete and how many other applications we get as to when we will send out decisions (it takes a while to evaluate transfer files!)

    Dawg: No, your freshman decision has no impact on a transfer decision, for good or for bad. We just look at your transfer work when evaluating transfer students.

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  26. I applied last Fall for Spring '10 and recently reapplied for Summer '10. My transcripts from my first school (Fall '08) were received from my first application. I thought I had resent these transcripts with my current application but it still says you only received them from when I applied in September. Do I need to get my first school to send them again or since they have not changed does it not matter and you can still use the transcripts I had previously sent?

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  27. Anon: since you applied for Spring 2010, we should have the transcript in your file without issue from your first school. Make sure that we have an update transcript from your most recent college that has fall 209 grades on it, though.

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  28. Hi there. I have submitted an application for a Fall 2010 transfer from The American University. I could not find a complete address online to which I can send in my transcripts. Which address should I use?

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  29. Anon: Our address is Undergraduate Admissions - UGA, Terrell Hall, Athens, GA 30602-1633. Please make sure they mail it, as we do not accept faxes. As well, our address is on the bottom of our website, http://www.admissions.uga.edu/.

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  30. have any rounds of transfer admissions decisions gone out?

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  31. Hurry: Transfer decisions do not go out in "rounds" or "waves", but instead are done on a daily basis after freshman transcript reviews are done. Take a look at one of my more recent posts, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2010/02/summer-and-fall-transfer-decisions.html, for more details on summer and fall transfer decisions.

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  32. Do you think it's even feasible to apply for Fall 2010, given the fact that the deadline is less than a week away? I'm not entirely sure if my transcripts from my college will be sent in on time.

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  33. I have taken 33 hours of credit that will transfer to UGA with a 3.3 GPA. I am out-of-state as I live in South Carolina. Of my 33 hours, I have not taken a math course, how will this affect me in terms of getting accepted?

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  34. Anon: UGA does not require any specific courses to be taken before we can admit a student, so not having taken a college math class will not impact your decision.

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  35. I am an active duty U.S. Marine and I applied as a transfer student from Auburn University and Georgia State University in 2006 and was accepted by UGA. I did not attend that year because of Marine Corps Commitments but retire from the Marines in February 2011 and am applying as a transfer student again for Fall 2011. Since I was already accepted before does this mean I should have just as good a chance at being accepted again or have times changed since 2006?

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  36. Anon: I could not guess about your situation, as I would have to know more. I would suggest you first speak with someone in the Registrar's Office concerning Veteran Education Benefits, as they would be able to look at your situation and your past information and guide you through the overall process, including helpful suggestions for re-applying.

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  37. When is the earliest I can apply as a transfer student for Fall 2011 and approximately how long will it take before a decision is made as to whether or not I am accepted? Thanks

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  38. Anon: The Summer/Fall Transfer application will open up in late October, but I do not have a decision timeline at this time.

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  39. I transfered to a new high school after 10th grade. I have put both high schools on the application. The new school put the grades and classes on their records. Do I have to request a transcript from both high schools.

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  40. Anon: If the grades and courses from the previous high school are on your new high school's transcript, then you do not need a new one. For transfer students, we need all of the transcripts from all colleges attended. But for freshman, if the previous work is on your current transcript, then that is good enough for us.

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  41. im currently at georgia tech and would like to transfer to UGA as soon as possible. I've read all the comments on how I would basically have to wait until Spring 2012 to be considered for transfer. I was wondering if it's possible to simply apply as a freshman for Fall 2011, even though I'm currently attending college?

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  42. Anon: No, you cannot apply as a freshman for Fall 2011 if you are a transfer, as first, you would not be a freshman, and second, that would be giving false information, which is against the Honor Code and could result in UGA never considering your application ever. Your best bet is to apply for Spring 2012 when it is available, and either stay at Tech or attend another college until then, making sure you do well at wherever you are.

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  43. I am currently a freshman attending the University of Kentucky. At the end of this fall semester, I will have completed 27 hours (10 of them were from my AP exam credits). I am intending to attend a course in London with my college, which is supposed to earn 3 hours for the course and 1 for study abroad. However, my current major (Integrated Strategic Communication) does not exist at UGA- I believe the alternative would be Advertising. When looking at the transfer equivalency on the UGA website, it says that my current ISC 161 course transfers as SPCM1T**, which I believe does transfer. If I do take the course in London, which is an upper-level credit course, will it transfer to UGA?
    Thanks.

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  44. Mandy: If a course equivalent has the course area and then 1T, this means that the course would transfer into UGA as that area (SPCM means speech communications), the level (1 being freshman), and T being general transfer credit. If you believe that it should come in at a higher level, then you would speak with the Speech Communications department about this.

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  45. Hello! I am currently a freshman at GSU. I know that one of the requirements to apply for a transfer admission is 30 completed credit hours. I will have completed mine by the end of Spring 2011. Could I then apply for the Fall 2011 term? Or will the deadline for the Fall 2011 term prevent me from applying (because I will not have completed 30 hours at that time)? Then will the Spring 2012 term be the earliest term I could apply for? Thank you.

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  46. Jenny: I am guessing you will complete your spring 2011 courses in May, which is over 30+ days beyond the Fall deadline. As such, you would not be considered for Fall transfer admission, so I would suggest applying for the Spring 2012 term.

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  47. I would like to transfer to UGA from VSU next summer. Would it be better to apply now or to wait until January when Fall 2010 grades are in?

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  48. Anon: Either time is fine to apply for transfer admission, just do not send in a transcript until you have fall 2010 semester grades on it (and get the transcript in as early in January as possible, if not earlier) so we can move forward with a review early.

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  49. Hello! And Belated Happy Thanksgiving! I've attended UGA in the past, from Fall 2007 to Fall 2009. Since then I have attended other schools and recently my GPA has dropped at my new school but my overall GPA was barely bothered. Does this effect me being reactivated or will I still be allowed to come back to UGA in the Spring?

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  50. Anon: Since you have attended UGA in the past (I am assuming as an undergraduate), you would then apply as a former student. You should look at the application new, as the spring former deadline is coming up soon. If there are no flags on your file (from when you were a UGA student), you should be fine.

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  51. I am looking at applying to transfer to UGA in fall 2011. I can send my transcripts and application in within the next week, but when is the earliest I would hear back on a decision? If I applied for summer 2011 instead of fall, would I hear back earlier and would I have a better chance of getting in? Thanks!

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  52. Anon: I expect that we will begin reviewing transfers starting in late Jan, and it will go through early May. It is no different for admission for summer vs fall, but we will review summer first.

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  53. Regarding admission eligibility, if a student was on probation, dismissal or exclusion from their last school, but then went to another college and brought their GPA to UGA standards, how would UGA whether or not the student will be admitted?

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  54. Anon: We would require the transcripts from all of the colleges attended, and then determine an overall GPA based on all of the work. Since the student is not on probation or dismissal at their current school, we would then be able to consider their application, but I am guessing they would have a challenge to bring up their overall GPA due to the previous academic issue.

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  55. So long as the institute is an accredited school, would it matter where the transferable credits were earned?

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  56. Anon: That is a big sweeping question, and one that I am not comfortable answering without more details. When we say accredited, we mean regionally accredited by one of the six accepted accreditation groups. When you say "where the transferable credits were earned", I do not really understand if you just mean a college in North Dakota vs GA, or if you mean Guam or online. Really, you should review the Transfer Equivalency, and if the school is not on that system, then apply, send the transcripts, and give us time to review the materials.

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  57. By accredited, I mean those accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. By transferable, I mean those listed under the transfer equivalency.

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  58. Anon: If the course is listed in the transfer equivalency, then it will transfer as it says it will transfer. This database is driven by the student information system at UGA, so unless something changes with the class, this is how things come into UGA.

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