Thursday, March 11, 2010

Admissions iPhone App

The University of Georgia Office of Undergraduate Admissions is proud to announce the release of version 1.0 of our iPhone App. This application can be downloaded for free from iTunes, and will run on any iPhone or iPod Touch.

The App was developed by the UGA Admissions office's own technology team (way to go Bryan!), and allows users to access the Status Check, the UGA Transfer Equivalency database, Admissions News, UGA News, Campus Maps, UGA Sports News, and UGA People Search.

To download the University Admissions iPhone App, just search for "UGA Admissions" in the iTunes App Store, or in the App Store utility on your Apple mobile device. We also hope to add a GPS based campus tour sometime within the next year.

27 comments:

  1. Great application! I have a question regarding orientation. My son was admitted EA and we haven't been able to find information regarding orientation dates yet. We are planning to be out of the country during July and need to buy tickets early (sometime in the next week or so). I am wondering if we can just attend the orientation the week before school starts (in August) if we cannot make it in July? Thank you.

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  2. Love the application. I was looking through the menu under "Materials" and I have an X next to "High School Evaluation Form." I applied as a transfer student for Fall 2010. I didn't think this document was required for me since I'm a transfer and not an incoming freshman, but I just wanted to confirm that with you.

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  3. Anon I: Orientation generally begins in June, and will go through the first week of August. The exact dates are not available yet, and the site will not open up until after May 1 (I do not have an exact date). You can attend in the last one, or see if another date will fit. I would suggest you go ahead with your other plans, as they need to be taken care of now, and orientation will not be up by next week.

    Anon II: No, a HS Eval form is not needed for a transfer student.

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  4. This is so cool ! Quick question: you release all the freshman decisions on the same day right?

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  5. If a student is not admitted and calls or writes the admissions office for an explanation (more specifically, if stats fit into criteria but one is still not admitted), will an explanation be given? I feel that this would be helpful to explain some of the myths. I hear so many stories of amazing students who have not been admitted.... if my son/daughter ends up being one of them even though she will be perfectly happy at her second choice, we are still going to want to know why....

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  6. Anon: Yes, final freshman decisions will be released as one group in late March.

    Just wondering: While we are more than happy to communicate with you about individual student decisions once they have been released, if you are looking for a defining answer as to why a student did not get admitted, that is not an easy answer.

    Generally, it is due to the fact that we have a limited amount of spaces, and thus cannot admit every strong student. But it will not be an answer such as "she was too low in X and did not do Y". More often it is the case that the admitted students were just seen individually as stronger overall. It would sort of be like interviewing 5 strong applicants for a job and hiring 2, then trying to say exactly why the other three were not hired. The other three were probably very strong, but the 2 were just seen as better overall. Now expand that to 18,0000.

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  7. when will you all know the final decisions about budget cuts?

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  8. Anon: This is up to the governor, the state legislature, the Board of Regents, etc. There seems to be some movement today as seen by a recent announcement by the governor, but we will have to see.

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  9. Is it true that UGA has to cut the number of admitted applicants for Fall 2010? I just know that several people have been admitted already with early action and the February wave of admissions, so I am worried about there not being many spots left with the rest of the applications.

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  10. How difficult is it to obtain on campus housing as a transfer student? If I am admitted as a transfer student I am hoping to live on campus so I can meet people, will this be hard to do?

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  11. Anon I: At this time, we do not know what will happen with the budget cuts, and how that will impact freshman or transfer numbers. We hope to know more shortly.

    Anon II: That depends each year on how many returning students want on campus housing, and how many spaces are available overall. We will be opening a new residence hall this fall, so that will add some spaces. My suggestion is to contact the housing office and speak with them.

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  12. Because of the budget cuts and uncertainty, is there possibility of delaying sending the admission results? Or will it still be around late March / April 1st?

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  13. This is an off topic question but, are freshmen allowed to take summer classes? I am still waiting to hear about a decision but on my application I applied under 'Fall 2010' becuase I applied during October and did not know I wanted to take summer classes. Will there be any way to change that?

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  14. Anon I: At this time, I am still predicting freshman final decisions to go out in late March.

    Anon II: Freshman are able to start in the summer. My suggestion, since we are so close to freshman decisions, is to wait until you have a decision, and make sure that you want summer instead of fall term. If so, just contact us and request to be changed to summer.

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  15. Any idea how far along/close to being done with the review process you are? Or is there still a lot of apps to read?

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  16. what is more important someone with a good gpa or good sat score

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  17. "what is more important someone with a good gpa or good sat score"


    WOW! A new question! I can't believe nobody has ever asked this before!

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  18. Anon I: We are still reading files (in fact, I am about to start reading tonight), bt we are getting close to the end.

    Anon II and III: Your grades and the rigor of your coursework are more important than your SAT in the overall scheme of things, and while this has been discussed before, I am always happy to repeat this fact!

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  19. thank you DGraves ive never been on here before so i just thought i would ask sorry to offend some ppl

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  20. When the admissions staff reviews the applications, do they really review the application very carefully and take the time to get to know the applicant? Or is it just a set time on each applicant i.e. 15 minutes per applicant?

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  21. Tom: We do not have a set time for reading files, but try to get an understanding of the applicant when reviewing each file. We do not spend days on each file (we have to get through a large number of them!), but we do try to learn a great deal about each student.

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  22. Hello, would some one with say a 3.3 GPA, a plethora of AP Classes(12), a decent SAT score (1230 out of 1600), a good amount of leadership activities, be competitive for admissions?

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  23. Anon: Remember two things, I do not like to guess, and numbers actually do not tell me much about the student. If a student is a B/A student in their core classes, is taking a rigorous schedule in a wide range of academic areas, and has shown this strength with a solid test score (we look at the subscores, not just a single number), and is active and a leader, then I would think they would be competitive in the read process. But competitive only means competitive, nothing else. Admissions depends on what you are like compared to the other applicants.

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  24. I heard that the state legislature decided to not cut any additional funds from the usg. So will transfer students hear something soon?

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  25. Fernando: I am glad that you have heard this, but unfortunately, I have not (and I have not seen anything specific yet from the legislature). As I have said before, be patient with us as we await information from the governor, the state government, and the Board of Regents.

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  26. do you all recognize magnet classes as being honors/of rigor?
    like if the class on the transcript is called
    Human Anatomy Mag-adv, for example, is that considered honors?

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  27. Anon: Generally, we would see a magnet class on roughly the same level as an honors course. Each school has it's own way of defining the level of their courses (CP, Honors, ADV, advanced, AP, IB, Mag, etc), and we try to understand a student's rigor based upon what is offered and what is taken.

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