Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Overflowing with Mail!


As of 3 p.m., we have received 17 bins of mail today. If we had to stack it up one on top of the other, it would be about 15-20 feet high. It is sort of like our own small-scale model of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

In other words, it will take us several days to dig ourselves out of this immense deluge of mail (I do not think I have ever actually used the word deluge in a sentence, but it seemed to fit). So again, the word of the week is patience, as we will slowly but surely get open all of this mail, scan it into our system, and drop it into the applicant files. And remember, every reply to a call/email we have to take to answer the question "I sent X on Friday, and I wanted to check and see if it was in yet" is time lost in matching materials.

So spread the word at school and at work, be patient and let us have time to match up all of the materials. It will show up on the status check soon!

Go Dawgs!

13 comments:

  1. How soon does the actual reading of RD applicants begin?

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  2. I expect we will begin reading at the end of this week, and it will continue until late March. Remember, we do not have a rolling decision process, so enter in timelines in the search box at the upper right for more details on how/when we release decisions.

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  3. question!! my gpa is under 3.5, but i do a ton of extracurriculars, and a lot of ap classes. So would there be any likelyhood of uga taking me or should i quick while im ahead??

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  4. Anon: As I have said before, I do not make guesses or predictions (that is what magic 8 balls are for). We need to review your application on your merits, and then in comparison with the overall applicant pool. In other words, I could not even guess.

    As some of my co-workers say, though, "You can't win if you don't play!" In other words, you will never know unless you apply. So do your best on the application and wait and see!

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  5. Just a quick question with regard to Fall semester grades-am I to assume that it is in fact the Fall grades when we look at the status check and it has the date 1/1/2010?

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  6. Deferred mom: Yes, that is correct, as the field for the HS transcript only collects the month and year, so all dates for this are XX/01/XXXX.

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  7. is uga impossible to get in if you are a esl student with low sat score and high gpa

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  8. i looked at my status and i saw that you guys received by teacher recommendation but you did not received my transcript and my councilor recommendation. Does that mean that you did not receive them because i sent everything in the same package.
    thank you

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  9. Anon1: Yes, it is possible for an ESL student to be admitted, even if they have somewhat lower SAT/ACT scores than expected. You would still need to meet the BOR requirements for the Critical Reading (presently it is 430 as set by the state), and we would also look at your grades, curriculum, and other factors in our overall review.

    Anon2: Items that are sent together are then split up when we receive them for imaging. We image like materials (all teacher rec's together, all transcripts, etc.) as this speeds up the process. I also take it that you did not have the items sent in electronically, so you need to be patient as we go through the materials. If they do not show up by the end of the week, contact our office, as we are almost done with matching materials. The only things we are still working on in great numbers are the paper applications that came in at the deadline, along with the materials associated with them.

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  10. is it to late to send my updated transcript.

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  11. Anon: Go ahead and send it and we will see if we can use it in our review process. Since we have already begun our read season, it will depend on when you get it here and when we review your file.

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  12. Once a file is reviewed, will the reviewer determine automatically if a student is admitted or not? I guess what I'm trying to ask is, can the student be admitted/denied way before they are even notified? For example, if notifications are out in late March, but the students file is reviewed in early February, will the reviewers determine wether the student is denied/admitted right then and there? and if so, why does the student whose application is reviewed in early february have to wait till late march to know of their status? Many are very anxious and on-edge during this process..

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  13. Anon: No, when a file is read, a decision is not made "right then and there". We have to look at all of the applicants before making this decision. I would suggest looking at the comments on the post http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2010/02/file-reading-part-i.html for more details, as I described the process. Everyone (including colleges) wishes the process could be quicker, but we would rather take the time to make good decisions instead of rushing to make less-than-good ones.

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