Friday, February 26, 2010

Freshman February Wave of Admits

The status check is now back and open for viewing, and the small wave of freshman February admit decisions that I discussed earlier are now showing up on the site. Please remember that this is a small group of admits who meet the EA criteria used in our December admits (and are mainly RD applicants due to this fact), and remember, I cannot comment/discuss specific decisions on this blog.

Do not panic if you have not been admitted in this wave, as we still have a lot of files to read and lots of decisions to make. Final decisions will be made by roughly the end of March, so try to be patient as we finish up the process over the next month or so.

Go Dawgs!

87 comments:

  1. How will you that you received admission by checking the application status check page? Will there be a message?

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  2. Anon: If a decision has been made on a student's file, they will see the information when they log into the status check. For students who are admitted, it will indicate a decision of admit (along with fireworks, parents shouting, etc.).

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  3. I was accepted today; thank you D.Graves for this wonderful blog! Off to do housing!

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  4. Leigh Ann: Congratulations, and I hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. So since 6000 were admitted ea and 1500 were admitted today, your expecting about only 2500 well be admitted in late march?

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  6. so all the feb decisions have gone out?
    no more till late march?
    and will there be no more blogs till late march?
    thank you. this blog has helped me out so much. Although I didn't get accepted during this wave, I am praying & hoping for an acceptance in March.
    keep up the good work &Go Dawgs!
    :}

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  7. Anon: I expect about 2500+ acceptances in March, but I will not know until March. At the same time, the number of actionable files has now gone down. There are 1500 to 2000 applicants that did not complete their application (did not want to do part II if deferred, or did not get in the needed materials), there are a number of files that academically are not competitive, etc. But again, I will not know until late March about final decisions and final numbers.

    Remember, UGA can only handle a certain number of freshman each year, as there are limits on available classes, residence hall space, parking spaces, football tickets (that was a joke by the way), etc. We can only handle about 4,800 to 5,000 new freshman a year, so we have to manage admissions so we do not suddenly have 6,000 freshman and no place to put them.

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  8. hmmm: All Feb. freshman decisions have been released, so the next time we release decisions, it will be the final ones (admit, deny, wait-list, incomplete). I will continue to post blogs throughout the year, as I have done so since last summer.

    Thank you as well for the maturity of your response. One of the things I mentioned in the six part post concerning file reading is maturity, and how a person reacts to challenging situations is part of the review. I am guessing your maturity, respect, and good nature show in your application as well.

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  9. thanks for the clarification. & I hope that you have passed on the "keep up the good work" to other counselors working hard to make the best decision possible. I see (from the other post) that moms & others are giving you all a hard time, but please understand that they may probably be frustrated around these admission times.
    thank you once again.

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  10. how many transfer students are you expecting to accept?

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  11. hmm: I have shared all of the comments on this blog (especially the ones about file reading) with the counselors, and while they enjoy learning more about our applicants, they are also looking forward to late March when final decisions are made.

    I understand the frustration that people at times have with the process, and that they are frustrated about not knowing a decision yet for themselves or their children. But at the same time, (and I have said this many times), I am guessing they would rather have a thorough review of the application as compared to a quick glance.

    Jonathan: I will have a better idea of transfer students once the deadlines have passed, and I am able to see the full scope of the pool. Remember, though, that the transfer process in not the same as the freshman one.

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  12. If your application is incomplete, would you have already been notified?

    I have green checks next to everything, so that means I am all set right?

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  13. Anon: For incomplete freshman applicants, we have sent out between 3-6 emails alerting them to their situation. If you have submitted everything, then the status check should let you know that you are complete, and also indicate it in the designated fields.

    We try to work with incomplete applicants to help complete their files, but at this point (40 days beyond the deadline), our focus is on the applicants who have completed their files, as they have been responsible enough to take care of their part of the admission process.

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  14. My daughter was deferred to regular decision. It looks like you will be admitting a small number of applicants in March. So for a student that was deferred, and completed all of part 2, what criteria will "most likely" enhance their admissions chances? Obviously, the course load won't change, and they were definitely competitive based on grades, transcript, and test scores, so are you focusing on their esssays and extra curriculars at this point?

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  15. is 1880 a low SAT score compared to what you all have seen so far?

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  16. I'm just wondering. Why is the uga admissions in waves & not rolling? just wondering. I'm not trying to question your way of doing things at all...

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  17. Is their a set number of transfer admissions each semester?

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  18. Anon I: 2000+ is generally not seen as a "small" number of admits, but it is relative to what you are looking at. I recently did a six part series on what we look at during the read process, so I would suggest you look at that for more information.

    Anon II: 1880 seems like a solid test score to me, but remember, we are looking a the seperate sub-sections, not just one number, and the SAT/ACT is the least important part of the three main academic areas (grades, rigor of curriculum and test scores being the three).

    Curious2know: Rolling decisions can generally only be done if there is a set benchmark for admissions. For instance, if a college says make X GPA and Y SAT/ACT and you are in, below it you are out, and that college does not have a limit on the number of freshman they can enroll, then rolling works well.

    UGA is limited on how many freshman we can enroll, and we want to look at more than just two factors. As well, what if we went with rolling admissions, had admitted 9,500+ by Jan.1, and we then had 1,000 great students apply?

    We (and most likely you as well) would rather that UGA takes it's time to make a good decision rather than rush a bad decision.

    GMC: No, there is not a set number of transfer admits for each semester, but we do moniter applicant and admit numbers to plan for the future.

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  19. so did all the students file that got admitted in feb wave go through the file readings that u listed in prev. blogs {part I -VI], or ACT/SAT scores?

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  20. & transcript? [ i meant to say ACT/SAT scores and transcript/grades]

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  21. funmi: the feb. wave of admits met the same requirements as the EA admits in Dec., so we did an overall academic review of their files, but not the detailed file review I described in earlier posts (due to meeting EA admission levels).

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  22. was the feb wave based on part 1 of the application only?

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  23. Do you know the quartile ranges for all of the students left waiting to hear a decision in march?

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  24. *interquartile ranges

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  25. Anon I: I will try to answer this the best I can based upon what I think you are asking. For the Feb. wave, we did not do a complete holistic file review. Since they met EA admission criteria, we did not need to do this type of holistic review.

    Anon II: No, I do not have the quartile ranges for the students still waiting on a decision.

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  26. I understand that this is a very timely process but I am extremely worried about getting housing at another college if I am denied. April 1 is very late to be finalizing the housing process whether it is at UGA or another college. I am afraid if I wait on UGA and then get denied, I have really messed up. My application completed early December, so I have been waiting three months & now I have another month to wait. Again, I understand it takes time, but the indecision is killing me. I am just frustrated.

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  27. Anon. I totally understand how you feel. I was deferred from EA and held a small hope that I would be accepted in Feb. However I wasn't so my parents put down the $100 housing deposit at my second choice. They knew that it was unrefundable but thought it was better to do that in case I don't get accepted. Thank goodness it was only $100

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  28. After being deferred in the EA action process, your blog gave me hopes to reapply with improved midterm grades and SAT scores. I am now accepted to my dream school and I would like to thank you for all the work you have done. Thank you Mr. DGraves! =)

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  29. If you were deferred in December and did part II of the application and sent in first semester transcripts, were you reevaluated with the new GPA in the February wave or was it only new applicants that were looked at?

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  30. hopeful&prayingFebruary 28, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    so do most of the students left to get a reply have less than a 3.7/3.6 or something?

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  31. Anon I and II: I would agree with sending in the $100 housing deposit for the other college if that is your second choice, and they have issues with housing that makes it so you must send it in now. But remember, May 1 is the date that any enrollment deposit would be due, and any college that asks for one early should allow for an extension until May 1.

    UGA Dawg: Congrats!!!

    Anon III: As I said in a few other comments, we do not have the manpower to re-evaluate GPA's from the first semester grades (thus they would not be used in the Feb. wave), but they are important in the holistic review process.

    hopeful and praying: No, there is a wide range of GPA's, test scores, rigor, etc. in the group we are looking at in the holistic review process. We have students from below a 3.00 GPA to 4.00 GPA's, from below 1000 SAT scores to 1500+, etc.

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  32. what is a rough estimate of how many applications [complete ones] are left to review? and arough estimate of acceptances you will give out in late march?

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  33. Anon: My rough estimate of applications that are complete and do not have a decision is about 8,000. As I have said before, I will not know more information on the admit numbers, but I have posted some rough numbers in the above comments. As well, when we look at the completed files, that does not mean that all fall into the "competitive" range. This is the best I can do concerning numbers.

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  34. Is there any chance the decisions will be made before March 31st?

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  35. I am currently taking two additonal AP classess that are not listed on my transcript for my senior year. I will not receive a grade for these classess until the end of May. I currently have high grades in these classes and would like for them to be included in the evaluation process. How can I make sure these are included before the March notification. This a great website/blog..thanks for all the info!!!

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  36. After re-taking the SAT, I noticed that my highest score is not reflected on the application status page. How can I make sure that UGA has the highest score? Thanks for your time!

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  37. reference above comment about housing deposits at other college choice:
    If the housing deposit was only a $100 at my second college choice, I would gladly go ahead and gamble with losing the deposit. Unfortunately, it is quite a bit more than $100. The freshman only have a limited space in dorms so if I wait until April - I may not have a dorm spot- then the real trouble begins - apartment hunting without room mates.

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  38. Anon I: I would not be able to tell you until the end of March. We still have too much reading to do to figure that out right now.

    Anon II: Congratulations on doing well on your current classes, and even though the classes are not on the transcript, we look at the classes you will be taking second semester. Unfortunately, we are no longer taking in new information for files, as we are 40+ days beyond the deadline.

    Anon III: First, contact college board and see if and when the scores were sent to UGA. If they have been sent, check your score report and make sure your full name and SSN are on there correctly. If they were sent on time to UGA and there is something incorrect (Bob instead of Robert for instance), contact our office ASAP. If the scores were never sent, though, it is now too late for new information.

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  39. With this new wave of acceptances of some pretty strong students, does this mean I have no chance of receiving a charter scholarship if I have not received one yet. I was admitted in December and was automatically admitted into the Honors college. Your previous posts say that you review files for scholarships through March, but it seems like mine would have already been reviewed since I applied early. I am worried about this because UGA is my first choice and I am out of state.

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  40. Anon: My first piece of advice is do not make assumptions (my second one is to never believe someone when they start out a sentence with "I heard UGA Admissions ..."). Our scholarship review in some ways mirrors our overall admission process, with an initial wave of offers (similar to EA), and then a period where we have to wait and see what all admitted students are like, then move forward with the remaining offers at a later date. My best advice for now? Be patient.

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  41. Are there "unusual" circumstances where you do admit a deferred EA candidate in the Feb wave even though that student's grades and rigor went down and they did not have new SAT/ACT scores? The admitted student has had family trauma. Just trying to rationalize the decisions.

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  42. Anon 123

    I was admitted last week...yea!...Everyone is asking me about the fireworks. Just curious if I need to click on something special or if a popup blocker might keep me from seeing this special effect.

    Thanks!

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  43. perplexed: On very limited occasions (and I mean very limited), we will make an exception in either the Dec. EA wave or the Feb. wave when we see a very strong academic student who has had an extremely serious issue impact their life/their family, and yet has still been very strong in their overall academic standing. In the same way, there are at times students who have extremely strong academic work, yet there are negative issues that we feel should push their file to be reviewed in a more detailed fashion. Within any college admissions process, there will always be a few exceptions to a general rule, but with over 9,500 freshman acceptances each year, I try to give you an idea of what usually happens.

    Anon 123: I am guessing this has something to do with your computer showing certain images.
    Sorry you missed the fireworks!

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  44. I am confused.... I was deferred in Dec. along with a number of my peers with the same stats, GPA, scores, rigor, etc. We are in that group that is just below the EA group. Yet, several of those peers were admitted in this Feb. wave, with no new additional information, grades or scores. I think the inconsistency of some of the admits is what feeds the wild rumor mill.

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  45. It helps to hear your admission that exceptions are made.

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  46. Anon: Thank you for bringing up a issue that always comes up; How well do you really know what is going on with other students at your high school? I am not trying to criticize you, as a large number of students feel like they know a great deal about their fellow classmates, yet they actually do not know everything.

    For instance, did you know that less than 90 deferred students were admitted? Of these students, only 2 high schools had more than 2 deferred students admitted (they had 3), and all six of these students had new information. So the idea that "several" of your peers were admitted after deferral generally is not correct. Maybe they were incomplete when they were considered for EA, or maybe they forgot about the updated scores that did not get to UGA until after the EA decisions, or ..... (fill in the blank).

    Again, please understand that rumors are started by bad information that floats through communities and schools. In this blog, I have tried to be very clear about our process and about how we make decisions, and this is based on the actual information on the entire applicant pool, not on a small portion of the group. So please, trust me when I give you information.

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  47. DGraves: I want to tell you how much I appreciate this blog that you constantly keep up with. Not only are you busy with admissions, but also you make time to help us hopefuls. Just hearing TRUE information from you helps me feel better about the admissions process and gives me hope for the March Decisions. I have been "blog stalking" every day, multiple times a day, and it has greatly helped me and so many others, I am sure. I just want to take the time to say thank you for keeping up with this blog because it lets us know that UGA cares! :) God Bless you and the UGA admissions staff!!

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  48. Thank you DGraves!!

    I love reading this blog and I have told all my friends they need to check it out even if there child is not planning on applying to Georgia b/c it has such amazing information.

    My son was deferred and I went back and looked at previous comments about recommendations.(I check the blog almost everyday) He received an amazing rec from his employer and did not send it in because he was under the impression that you wanted only one recommendation. Is it too late?

    He is visiting other schools right now but Georgia is the only place he wants to go.
    Cant thank you enough for this wonderful blog, it really does help with some of the anxiety that goes with this process.

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  49. Will you be considering special talents in this next wave of admits? Do dancers, musicians, artists get any special consideration especially if they have auditioned and been selected for a uga program?

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  50. You stated above that only 90 deferred students are admitted. Is that really all? and what happens to all of the others, because dont they have to be 'good' to get deferred? I mean they didnt get denied right?

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  51. Anon dad: At this point, it is too late for any new materials, but I am glad he is covering all bases by looking a wide range of schools.

    Anon II: The different departments around campus let us know who they are working with (dance, art, music, speech comm, etc), and this information is put into their file for use within the holistic review process. This does not mean the student will be admitted or not, just that a program on campus has seen and recognized a special talent.

    Nervous: Please read the comment again, as I did not say that only 90 deferred students will be admitted. I said that in the Feb. wave, only 90 deferred students were admitted. This seems about right, as the Feb. admit wave is for students who meet the EA criteria, and if the deferred students did not meet it the first time around in Dec., they generally will not in Feb (except for the handful that boosted their academic standing with new test scores). The rest of them are in the group that is being read right now.

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  52. Earlier Anon: Thank you for the kind words!

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  53. DGraves--Looks like ya'll are working day and night to process these applications....and then you take the time to reply to the blog all weekend! (Bet your family will be glad when this month is over too!) Keeping our fingers crossed in late March!!
    Go DAWGS!!!!!

    PS - Take your wife and family out to dinner tonight!!

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  54. Anon: Not quite day and night, but we put in a lot of late nights this time of year. As for this past weekend, I figured there would be a number of questions. And no dinner out tonight, but maybe this weekend!

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  55. Anxious student - My HS sent in my first semester grades by february first, are the admissions office going to look at these? I was not sure if my application was already reviewed and decided upon or if they saved those not meeting the EA criteria til after the Feb. wave, since I sent in my application in mid Dec.

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  56. I hope you are planning to address the news on the radio this morning that UGA is considering revoking 500 letters of acceptance due to budget cuts. Would those 500 come from who was admitted last or whose grades/stats are the lowest? Please tell me this isn't so :(

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  57. Linda: Yes, we when we are reading freshman files, we are looking at the first semester grades.

    Future UGA mom: This is an issue that really is better addressed by the Presidents of the colleges and universities and the Chancellor of the University system, as it impacts not only UGA, but the entire Univ. System of GA. What you have read is only a response to the GA state legislature request for how to cut $600 million from the USG system (which would mean about $60 million from UGA). What you have seen is only an outline to the legislature of what could possibly happen if UGA was forced to cut the $60 million from our already dwindling budget.

    As well, there was no mention of revoking any acceptance letters, so do not panic about that. What it stated was that if we were forced to cut $60 million from our budget, one part of this could result in enrolling 500 fewer freshman and 1,000 fewer transfers for next fall.

    At this time, though, we are still moving forward as planned for next year. We are still reading files, reviewing transfer applicants, and doing what we always do during this time of year.

    But remember, the legislature controls our budget, and UGA has to work within whatever they allot our University.

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  58. Do you know if there are any statistics on a website that may show how many deferred early applicants were offered acceptance through regular decision? I've seen sites that show the number of waitlisted students who are granted admission but none for deferred early applicants. Are there any sites that you know of? I suspect there aren't but I thought it couldnt hurt to ask.

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  59. Anon: In one of the previous posts about the deferral process, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2009/12/defer-is-not-four-letter-word.html, there is some data about admission. Remember, though, that this is about last year, and every year is different.

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  60. Future Mom: I have just looked at the WSB website, and it looks like they did a quick read of the proposal but did not read it accurately. Other news reports have given out correct information about it being a requested proposal if the $60 million was cut, and have correctly stated that one option would be to reduce the size of the freshman and transfer classes due to cuts in faculty.

    Hopefully, WSB will correct this, review the report more carefully, and understand that this is a document showing what would occur if the $60 million cut did occur.

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  61. What would be the reason for someone to get accepted EA with a 25 ACT score, 3 AP classes, and a 4.0 GPA, but another person was deferred with higher stats?

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  62. Anon: You are asking me to guess on a situation where I could not specifically answer, as I do not know the entire details of either student. But what I can tell you is what I have said all along, simple numbers do not give the full range of what we look at in EA.

    For instance, 3 AP classes could mean a student has taken honors classes, 3 AP classes in a wide range of areas, etc, while the other student has taken 4 AP classes, but all in one area (let's say social studies), and almost no honors classes.

    Second, when I look at test scores, I am looking not at the composite, but the sub scores. As well, I am not just looking at the ACT, but any SAT scores that might have been submitted.

    Third, if student one has a 4.00 GPA, does this mean all A's? If so, how is another person going to have all that much "higher stats". UGA looks at the academic grades, not the GPA provided by the HS, so I would have to see the actual transcripts.

    Lastly, there might be "red flags" with the last person, from D/F grades, misconduct issues, etc, that would make my office want to read the file and make a decision. As I have warned before, we are not just looking at numbers in EA, we are looking at the broad range of academics and the details within.

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  63. DGraves, I thank you for the commitment and hard work that you have put into processing these applications. I really hope I will get admitted this wave, but if I don't I would like to thank you for your efforts anyways.

    I was wondering what the minimum GPA cutoff is for the RD applications (i.e. 3.3, 3.4)? The GPA I am talking about is the one that you recalculate after receiving our transcripts. Thank you!

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  64. hopeful&prayingMarch 2, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    what are the next blogs going to be about about anyway? Do you have an idea?

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  65. If your GPA is just outside of the non-competitive range (around a 3.2 as you said in an earlier post), would you still look at SAT scores/essays/recommendations or just discard it? Thanks.

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  66. Anon: There is no specific cutoff for RD GPA's, as we are looking at a wide range of things, not just grades. But as I said before, a 3.20 or lower causes concern.

    Hopeful and praying: Not sure of future blogs, but I would guess we would cover the March timelines, what a wait-list actually is, deposits, and spring admissions.

    Anon II: Remember, the 3.20 I gave is not set in stone, just a rough estimate where below that there would be serious cause for concern. We are reading a large number of applicants, and a number of ones with a GPA below 3.20, but low grades mean that this student has put themselves in a hole to start with in the review process.

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  67. there are more than one waves in march? you said timelines in the reply to 'hopeful and praying'.

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  68. I was deferred from EA and didn't get February wave in..
    I was really disappointed because I took the January SAT and raised up my writing score 100 points and only 30 points on reading. My question is.. How much is the "big improvement"? You mentioned that if an EA deferred student showed a big improvement in their test scores, they would most likely be admitted in Feb. wave.

    Thank you for this post! They really are helpful..

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  69. Anon I: There is only one remaining group of decisions to go out for freshman, and that will be in late March. I was referring to transfer, freshman, wait-list, etc.

    Anon II: Everything is relative to what your overall situation is, so I cannot tell you what type of improvement would have been major enough in your situation. But since a decision did not occur in Feb, focus on late March, and on your interaction with the other colleges that you are considering.

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  70. about how many more people will be accpeted into the university at this point and out of how many

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  71. One of my best friends is trying to get in so we can room together. She has i believe a 25 on the ACT a 3.8 GPA and 5 AP Classes. Also being in Beta club and NHS and playing two sports. What are the odds that my best friend is going to get in so we can be together :D

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  72. how many of the EA admits have committed
    and how many have told you they won't be attending UGA?

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  73. Anon I: See the other posts for more details on the next wave.

    Anon II: If you remember, I do not guess. Sorry!

    Anon III: I do not have the updated numbers, but even then, I doubt they would give you any real information, as we would then have to compare the past year's information at this point in time with now.

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  74. Just to clarify one recent comment by me, since there is a slight error in it. The proposed budget cuts for the Univ. System that the legislature requested details about would amount to $300 million (not $600 million as I stated), which means $60 million for UGA. Again, this is only a projected series of cuts, and there is no definitive answer yet as to what will happen to the budget yet. I would suggest monitoring the UGA website and news from the state legislature.

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  75. I keep reading about rigor in this blog and I am wondering if my daughter has enough to impress admissions. One thing that concerns me is the fact that we moved here in the middle of her sophomore year. Having moved from the north where school starts after Labor Day, she missed a significant amount and was forced to drop AP US and the gifted curriculum. Also, chemistry and US history were sophomore classes in the north and she didn’t qualify for honors chem. because of her math being on-level at the time. So, when she arrived here she was in junior level classes as a sophomore, but they were on-level because of the time loss and math restriction. She was taking finals after only being in school a short time. Because she was receiving all As during this time period and because she views the move as one of the most positive experiences of her life, she chose not to mention it in the special circumstance section. My question is: how thoroughly will her application be looked at? Since her transcripts have obvious transfer grades and her previous high school and attendance dates are listed, will the staff be able to understand the lack of honors classes during that time period? Will they even pay attention to that part of the application or only focus on grades, scores, essays and extra-curricular? I am so concerned that our move (for a job transfer) will be the reason she isn’t considered… would a separate letter to admissions with an explanation just make the staff cringe? Thank you so much for this blog. It has been very informative.

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  76. A comment by you to "perplexed" about special circumstances caught my eye. How does UGA know of a significant family issue in order to make an exception at EA or in Feb? I didn't think you were reading any of Part II at that point. Also, are some students admitted conditionally upon attending the Summer session? Is this notification made after the applicant has been wait-listed? Thanks for all your time and patience in answering these questions. It helps to have the honest answers.

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  77. Nervous: When we read a file, one thing we are looking at is serious changes in a student's life. This does not mean we suddenly excuse bad grades, etc., but we do understand when schedules have to be changed due to new requirements, when a student cannot transition their first term to all of the same activities, etc. In other words, we will look at this situation, but we will also want to see how she did both before the change, and after and adjustment period from moving. In cases like this, it also helps to have an explanation letter or one of the essays go into more detail about the change. At this point, however, we are so far along in the review that I cannot promise we will be able to use any further information. You can send a detailed email to admproc@uga.edu and ask for it be be put into her file, and it will then depend on our timing.

    Anon: For both Part I and Part II, there is a space for "special circumstances", and at times, we will look at this section within the EA and Feb wave periods. It does not happen often, and usually this is more for the read process, but I have looked at files where there seems to be an oddity in the academic path, and we want to see if there are any explanations.

    As far as summer, there are no conditional admits, as freshmen are admitted to Summer/Fall, and can change back and forth until summer begins. That is one of the myths that pops up every once in a while, and it is covered in the Top Ten Urban Legends link.

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  78. Thanks for the response. One of her essays addresses the move, but does not explain why she was taking junior on-level classes as a sophomore, rather than honors sophomore classes etc. So I am really asking if the review team will be able to understand that the time and school adjustment explains the course load (from looking at the dates etc). She received very high grades prior to the move, during the adjustment period and following the move. She also has honors classes freshman year and AP classes junior and senior years. Thank you again for your time.

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  79. If you see that a student has a pretty rigorous schedule in regards to what is offered at their high school but didn't make amazing grades in them, (like B's and B-'s) is that better than them challenging themselves a just little bit (taking a few honors classes) and getting mostly A's and B's?

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  80. Since there is a wide range left of GPA's and SAT scores in the rest of the RD applicants, does it basically come down to what you learn about them in their essays and resume, paired with their grades/scores?

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  81. Nervous: I could not get into the minds of the readers to know if they will be able to pick up the reason for the course load issue, as it depends upon what else is said in the overall file. For instance, did the counselor mention it, etc. I would think, though, that based upon her strong jr/sr classes, that we should be able to understand it.

    Anon: This is too broad a question to ask overall, because we would look at what the student took overall and what they made. In addition, admissions is also about what the other applicants have done, and so if they are taking very rigorous classes and making A's and B's, then your student would be behind them. My set answer is always for a student to challenge themselves while still doing strong work. Saying this, though, if a student takes a lighter schedule, then that student is putting themselves below others who are really challenging themselves in the area of rigor. I would suggest you look at the post I wrote a while back, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2009/06/challenge-yourself.html.

    worried: We are looking at a combination of things and how they come together. I would suggest you look at the six part series I did no file reading for more detail.

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  82. I heard you guys are mailing about 300 students revoking their admissions. Is this true? :(

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  83. Anon: I would suggest you look at some of the more recent posts and their comments. We are not revoking admission for anyone.

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  84. oh ok thanks~ I know I read it, but people kept telling me these false rumors. Even though I know it's false, I just get really nervous.

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  85. Hello Mr.DGraves. I created MyID account, but I am unable to log into UGA email. Is this a system issue?

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  86. Anon: At this moment, I am using my UGA email account without any problem, so I am guessing the system is not down. The link to the help desk is http://wiki.eits.uga.edu/help/index.php/EITS_Help_Desk_Home, and it should help you with any problems. Good luck, as this is the best I can do.

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