Friday, December 11, 2009

Early Action Decision Day is Here!

Early Action decisions will be released today (as of Friday, Dec. 11 in the late afternoon/early evening), and the applicant pool is very strong! Approximately 6,000 students were admitted, and here is the link to the 2010 EA admitted student press release. We are thrilled to have such a strong group of admitted students, but please also know that we will still be admitting a substantial number of students over the next 3-4 months.

If you have questions about your decision, I ask that you not post them on this blog, as I truly cannot answer specific questions about individual students here (both because I generally do not have the actual student's information, and because I cannot disclose individual student information in a comment). My best suggestion is to talk with both your family and your HS counselor, review my suggestions about how to react to EA decisions, and if you still think you need to communicate with our office, either call or email.

Have a great weekend, and Go Dawgs!

20 comments:

  1. Do you know how many people were denied admission?

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  2. There were about 600 students who were denied during this EA period, which is down considerably from last year's EA group. The EA group as a whole was stronger, and we are guessing that some students that were on the low end of the prospective applicant pool have decided to apply RD so they can get in Fall grades and new SAT/ACT scores before having our office review their file.

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  3. does the average of 6 AP classes include the AP classes the applicant is scheduled to take in the spring?

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  4. Gillian: When we calculate the average number of AP or IB courses, we are looking at how many a student will complete through their four years of HS. Please remember, we give out this average so people understand the challenging curriculum that these applicants take, but our office is not saying that a student needs "X" AP's to be admitted.

    As well, there are a number of other ways (Honors, dual enrollment, summer programs) that UGA looks at the rigor of a student's curriculum. We use the number of AP/IB classes because it is an understandable figure that is easily determined by our office. Overall, we look at the context of what is available and what the student takes in HS in all areas.

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  5. Since today is the "EA Day", and I know everyone at the admissions department is extremely busy today, but do you have any sort of estimate of what constitutes early evening/late afternoon? As in, any idea of when I should start obsessively checking every five minutes?? :-)

    Thanks!

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  6. Anon: Please look at the comments in the previous post, "EA Decisions and how to react", as these will tell you why I cannot give you an exact time.

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  7. From the press release it looks like the average SAT/ACT score has gone up from last year. My score was not in this average but my GPA and rigor is surely within the average and based on last years averages I thought I stood a good chance of get admitted. Should I just bet on being deferred due to these news ranges or averages or could I still have a chance based on my SAT/ACT not being 1240-1390????

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  8. Nervous senior: I never guess on a student's chances, so sorry, but I will not start here. Our review is not based upon isolated factors, but instead a look at the combination of factors. We will admit some students who have below the average SAT/ACT (when you have a mid-50%, you are going to have 25% below this range!), just like we will admit some students with below the mid 50% GPA, etc. Again, it is a review of a number of factors looked at as a whole in connection with each other.

    All I can suggest is that you wait and see.

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  9. Thanks so much for this blog. Lots of folks waiting for "Late afternoon/Early evening" to arrive. Can you tell us if you look at counselor recs during the EA process? I know you do not ask for teacher recs but what about counselor recs that may come in?

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  10. Thank you so much for your reply. Believe me....I am sitting here waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. What percent females in the early admit pool?

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  12. It's early admission time
    I hope acceptance is mine
    As I wait for early evening
    I hope it will be easier breathing
    This is going to be a long day
    I want to go to UGA
    My friends and I all want to celebrate
    Our plans I don't want to elaborate
    We will have to wait a little longer
    But in the end it will make us stronger

    GO DAWGS!!!

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  13. Anon: yes, we do review the counselor rec. forms during early action.

    Anon II: This year, just over 60% of our EA applicants were female, and (as you would probably guess) just over 60% of our EA admits were female.

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  14. Future Mom of Dawg?December 11, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    for anyone refreshing the site every five seconds (like I am), AJC is reporting that the results will be posted at 4:30PM. Not sure how reliable that is...

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  15. Future Mom: Although it is wonderful for the AJC to offer up so much information about admissions at UGA, they sometimes get it wrong. The do say "after 4:30.." but even that may not be correct.

    The status check will open in the late afternoon/early evening (and 2:30 or before is definitely not that), based upon when my office feels that we are ready to release the decisions. We need to make sure everything is working correctly, all links are right, etc.

    About an hour ago, I told someone that I compare it to grilling a steak. I cannot say exactly when it will be ready, only that I want to make sure it is just right before I take it off the grill and serve it. I don't want it too rare, too overcooked, etc., but instead I want it just right. The same way here. We want to make sure everything is right before we open it up, so we can't give you an exact time.

    I will post here when it opens up, so I would not suggest refreshing every minute or so. A watched pot never boils, and a refreshed status check never opens (okay, it just seems not to!).

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  16. Its open now!!!! We got in - GO DAWGS!

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  17. In the application process there is not a section to indicate race as Middle Eastern. Am I reading it correctly that Lebanese descent should be classified as Caucasian? Why would this not be considered a minority?

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  18. Anon: For the question concerning the race definitions, please understand that these definitions were given to us by the federal government, so you would need to as people in Washington DC about that. We collect this data so we can report it to the proper state and federal agencies, and they have defined the groupings.

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  19. DGraves, could you tell me what the middle fifty percents were for prospective Accepted freshmen. GPA, ACT, SAT, Thanks!

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  20. Anon: The link to the press release in this post has the middle 50% numbers at the end of the story.

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