Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!


The University will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 4, with limited exceptions on Jan. 4 such as orientation and a skeleton staff in Admissions. As such, I will be limited in my postings on this blog during this time. This does not mean that I do not care, only that I enjoy sleeping in, opening presents, and enjoying time with my family.

I wish all of you a happy and safe holiday season, and good luck for all of you who are completing your applications, or part II's for deferred students. Remember to review my suggestions about writing admissions essays, and make sure to try and get things in before a deadline, not on it!

Go Dawgs!

9 comments:

  1. Have a great holiday, and thanks for writing this blog!

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  2. Hello. I applied in mid-October as a transfer student for the fall semester. I was wondering if you could give me an estimate of when admissions would start reviewing the transfer applications and if decisions would start going out before the April 1. It would be a big help if you could clear these questions up for me. Thank you very much

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  3. We have started limited review of both summer and fall transfer applicants, but we have to balance out freshman file reviews with the transfers. I am estimating that a number of transfers will hear before April 1, but you want to make sure to review the status check to make sure you have all transcripts with updated (at least fall 2009 grades in if taken) work. I will update this blog in Jan/Feb with more details.

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  4. Thanks for the blog entries; they are very informative. I have a question that I have not seen addressed in previous blogs. My daughter took the SAT for the 2nd time at the beginning of December. Her scores still were not where she expected them to be. She is still going to submit her application by the regular decision deadline of January 15th, which will include the December scores. However, she plans on re-taking the SAT on January 23rd. Will the scores from the January 23rd re-take (which would post approximately 2 weeks from the test date) be able to be factored into the decision making process? If so, what would that process entail? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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  5. Y.B.: Yes, we will take the January SAT scores, as long as she requests that they be sent to UGA when she signs up for the test. The Jan. SAT is the last exam we will be able to use for 2010 freshman applicants, as the Feb. ACT (or later exams) will not get the scores to us in time for our review.

    I would suggest that she not wait until the last moment to submit her application, as this generally causes some panic for the student if, a few days after the deadline, we are still trying to match the large amount of documents with applications. Also remind her to ask both her counselor and her teacher to try to submit their recommendations online through the UGA website (tell them to look in the High School Counselors section of our site).

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  6. Hi. I'm a transfer student majoring in english education applying for the fall semester and i've heard that i need to apply to the college of education as well as the university. I've looked around the COE site and can only find the online application form. I haven't met some of the requirements for admission on the form so I was wondering if i still needed to fill out the form or if there was another one i need to fill out. Thanks for your time.

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  7. I am working on my application for RD online. How does the teacher do her rec. for me? Does she send it in through US mail? Do I give her my password to log in to my account? Thanks!

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  8. Anon Transfer: Admissions will review your application based upon admission to UGA, not admission to a specific major. For majors or colleges that have a seperate admission process (journalism, business, education, etc), you will at first attend UGA as a pre-X major, then apply to the college or major.

    So apply to UGA as normal, then contact the specific college about being admitted into the specific major.

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  9. Anon: You can direct your teacher to our High School Counselor section of our website, http://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/high_school_counselors.html , and they can go to the link titled teacher recommendation and follow the instructions.

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