Friday, March 26, 2010

Wait Listed Students

For those of you who have been wait-listed by UGA, here is a post for you and a chance to comment.

Every year, our office has to predict approximately how many students we can admit in order to enroll our freshman class, but we can never be sure how many students will enroll until after the May 1 deposit deadline has passed. If the number of students who say they will be attending UGA is lower than we expect, we may need to go to our wait-list group in order to get the size that we want for our freshman class. Every year, we have about 1,000-1,300 students on the wait-list, and we carefully monitor the deposits coming into the University to see where we are in comparison to the predicted freshman numbers.


The Wait-List FAQ can answer some questions, but the most important thing you need to do is decide if you want to remain on the wait-list. Follow the instructions on the status check and/or the wait-list letter we mailed out, and let us know if you want to stay on the wait-list or if you want to decline this option and go forward with admission at another college. If you decide to stay on the wait-list, you still want to move forward with an alternate college plan, as we will not know about any wait-list options until May. If you select to stay on the wait-list, we then know you still want to attend UGA if an opportunity opens up.

106 comments:

  1. hello, i am not able to indicate my waiting ist intentions...the page is not found! please help...

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  2. Shell: Try it now and see if you can log in. As well, we do not base a wait-list decision on who signs up first (see the FAQ), so there is no rush to do it.

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  3. How would you determine who gets accepted for Spring 2011?

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  4. Is there any possible way for me to know before May 1st if I can be accepted from the waitlist? There are other schools that I have been accepted to, and if I want to go to them I have to commit by May 1st. But UGA is my 1st choice. What can I do?

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  5. Hi, I have a quick question. Will most people find out if they are admitted on May 15 or evenly distributed between May 15 and June 15? Because I have to reply to my backup school (GSU) by June 1st and I want to know if I will be notified in time so I won't lose both spots. Thank you for your time.

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  6. Over the next few months, we will be monitoring our deposits and looking at the group of admitted students compared to our enrollment numbers. We will then be able to see if we can admit from the wait-list or not, what the next steps will be, and what terms we can admit to.

    If you need to deposit with your next college on the list, go ahead. If you were then to be admitted by UGA, you would need to make a determination if you wanted to cancel your spot at that school and attend UGA or not.

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  7. How much is the short letter taken into consideration?

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  8. How many were accepted off the wait list last year?

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  9. The waitlist decision was particularly distressing given that the student auditioned for the School of Music, was accepted and received a letter of congratulations with a request to indicate intent to enroll. To be fair, the letter did say pending admission decision but there was less than 3 weeks between the two decisions. I think that there could have been better coordination between the two offices - to have a student accepted into a specific school based on talent and then waitlisted seems almost cruel. As a professor at an access institution, I advised hundreds of students. It would never have occurred to me that a student would have to submit a letter of intent to enroll in specific courses and then waitlisted.

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  10. if wait listed people doesn't get in, are they still eligible for transfer? will there be any requirement for tansfer? Thank YOu

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  11. Anon I: The short note is looked at, but we are not analysing it for anything specific.

    Anon II: The wait-list letter you receive will give you details about the last 3 years.

    Dr K.: I understand your frustration, but the School of Music is looking at specific musical performance details, while we look at that along with everything else in the application. We hoped the statement in the School of Music's letter was clear enough, but we will let them know that they might want to be even more specific in future years.

    hmmm: If a student is not admitted to UGA, they are eligible to be considered as a transfer applicant for a future term, as long as they meet the transfer consideration criteria.

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  12. When will we know how many spots are open?

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  13. Thank you for the speedy reply. May I humbly suggest that no letter should be sent out prior to the actual admission decision?

    A student may decide to attend UGA even if he has not been accepted into a specific school simply because our system's flagship campus is known for its excellence in many disciplines. It is also possible that the student may decide to go to another institution in the desired school. The student has a choice.

    The acceptance letter from a specific school, based on an audition or other discipline specific requirement, is an indicator that faculty members recognize the student's ability and are willing to participate in further development of the student's ability. It is a joyous occasion when such a letter is received because the student's talent has been validated by experts - often by the very experts that the student desperately wants to study under and dreams of being truly mentored by. Faculty members do not depend solely on the recommendations of previous instructors to make their decision - despite the fact that the instructors have known and taught the students for years. The judges, as experts in their field, are better able to look at the culmination of those years and assess whether or not the student is ready for college-level study - and they can do this within minutes. That is the nature of expertise.

    If the student is not admitted to the institution then there are few, if any, alternate pathways to study under UGA faculty.

    I believe that whatever scheduling gains provided by the responses to the school acceptance letters should be weighed against the seemingly mixed message sent to the students.

    I apologize for this long (but final) post. Thank you for the work you do and for sharing the process with us.

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  14. Anon: If you are asking about how many people were wait-listed, it is just over 1,100. It is a large enough wait-list to use if our projected admission numbers are low, but not so large (I have heard of some as large as 4,000) that it is not really focused on possible admission off of it, but more of a gentle deny.

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  15. Dr. K: Since your issue seems to be with the School of Music letter, I would recommend that you speak with them about your concerns and suggestions. Our office understands your concerns, but they may appreciate your input.

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  16. why is this years waitlist so much larger than the previous years stated in the FAQ's of the waitlist scetion?

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  17. Anon: There is a difference between how many we offer for the wait-lit (the number I stated) and how many choose to stay on the wait-list (the numbers in the FAQ. This year's wait-list is only slightly larger than last year's group.

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  18. ok thanks for clarifying that i had an understanding that 500 and 600 were offered the waitlist and only about 350 decided to stay on thank you. i look forward to seeing all the numbers in my letter and number you post on the blog

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  19. so if spaces do gets available, how do the admission office select students from the wait list?

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  20. Anon: Actually, I believe that the FAQ might have the previous year's numbers, and was not updated with 2009 numbers. The letter you will receive has the accurate numbers (and I will update the FAQ on Monday). There are always a group of students who decide not to stay on the wait-list, so the number offered will always be higher than the number who remain on the wait-list.

    hmmm: If we decide to go to the wait-list for admission, we will look at all of the students who ask to stay on the wait-list and look at what a student is like both academically and personally. Just like admissions, we will then try to determine who is strongest on the wait-list as an overall applicant.

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  21. if 1100 students were asked to be on the wait-list, how many have decided already to be on it?

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  22. Anon: The decisions went out yesterday, and today is Saturday, no I have no clue as to how many students have said they want to stay on the wait-list. My guess is that about 800-900 will stay on it, but that is a guess based on past years.

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  23. Are people from the Athens/Oconee area more likely to get in Spring 2011 instead of Fall 2010?

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  24. Thank you for this wonderful blog. I appreciate all you and your staff have done. My daughter was waitlisted and is very excited to
    see how God is going to direct her path. UGA is her first choice but she is at peace with the ultimate decision. Is there an opportunity for her to send in her 1st semester Senior grades that show achievement in her two AP classes?

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  25. I had selected Agricultural Engineering as my major. I have heard several things concerning the Ag school and how it may be no longer in existance. Should I note in the short letter that I would like to change my desired major to International Business? Or was my decision to be on the waitlist impacted by my selected major?

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  26. When will we receive the letter?

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  27. Anon: The letters will go out on Monday, so you will get it sometime next week.

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  29. my guess is that since the economy has been bad, that everyone will stay in-state and attend UGA if they were admitted.. so they wait-listed will not be likely to get in.

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  30. Last year I heard of someone who was deferred in December and then again in March and then waitlisted in May and accepted after sending in a short letter in June. Is this true or maybe a rumor? If it is true are there people this year who were deferred in March and if so how many? And are they considered to be in a better or worse position then those who were waitlisted?

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  31. i know this question will probably be answered in the letter we receive, but am i allowed to submit any more information regarding the extracurriculars i was a participant in, aside from those that i've i already included on my app? thank you for all your help. i hope to see you in athens this fall or next spring ;)

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  32. Are final transcripts required prior to being selected from the waitlist?

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  33. In your reply to Anon III you said "What we do want are the marerials that are sometimes sent in that we will not look at" Please explain.

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  34. Anon I: We thought that with the bad economy last year we would have the situation you suggested, but it did not happen. We will only know when we see the numbers in May.

    Anon: There is no "deferred" in March, but yes, we have had a student who was EA deferred, then wait-listed, then admitted off the wait-list before (not because they sent a letter to us in June though, just because we determined we could admit them). I am guessing that the people that are talking about "deferred in March" are actually trying to talk about the wait-list, but are not sure what to call it.

    Shell: We ask that you only send in the brief response from the wait-list area, and if you have not heard anything by the time of graduation, you can send in your final transcript, as we need this for any admitted student, so why not get it out of the way just in case.

    Anon: No, final transcripts are not required prior to admission off the wait-list.

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  35. "What we do want are the marerials that are sometimes sent in that we will not look at"

    So you want materials even though they will not be looked at it? This is an awfully confusing statement.

    Thanks so much for the blog, I can't believe how excited am I to actually have made it onto the waitlist!

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  36. Does UGA view students from private school in a separate pool than other students or in a different manner than kids from public schools?

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  37. hopeful: Sorry, what I meant to type was that there are things that we do not want, such as additional rec letters, videos, etc. Sorry, I am guessing the mention of cookies got me flustered enough to mistype.

    Anon: We do not seperate them when doing any other review, so we would not start now.

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  38. Here is the corrected version of my comment (sorry!):
    Anon I: At this time, we are still just in the beginning stages of the wait-list, so we do not yet have any specifics on Summer/Fall vs Spring for anyone.

    Anon II: I have not heard anything about the Ag school not being in existance, so I would not worry about that. Your major has no impact on a decision, so you can put any future plans in hte short note that you choose, but this issue would not have an impact.

    Anon III: At the end of her senior year, she can send in her final transcript. What we do NOT want are the materials that are sometimes sent in that we will not look at (additional letters of rec, mid-term grades, cookies, etc.).

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  39. regarding Dr. K's comments: It does seem unfortunate that students accepted into music or dance programs are then denied or wait listed by the university. Long hours of practice and lessons often preclude as "rigorous" curriculum in other disciplines. If these auditions don't have much weight, perhaps they should be eliminated. I think these kids are told repeatedly by friends (kids and adults) that they will certainly be admitted if the music department has admitted them. If the stated major is an audition program and other academic credentials are acceptable, if not highly competitive, it seems they might be admitted. Do arts programs fill with students who also meet the other criteria? Are they ranked by the auditioned departments? These talents are obviously not considered as valuable as athletic expertise! I suggest some serious discussions between these audition programs and admissions! And some serious talk about the importance of the arts at our flagship university.

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  40. Anon: When admissions reviews files, we look at a wide range of things, and artistic talent is one of those. We also look at information that is given to us from the music school about students who they have auditioned. But the School of Music is clear that admission to that department does not mean admission to the University.

    In addition, please understand that there are over 140 academic programs on campus, and each one has students that they have worked with and feel strongly about. But the admissions office is the one that has all of the information about the students, and is able to look at each student as well as the entire applicant pool.

    We have a number of very strong arts programs at UGA, and an applicant's artistic talent is taken into consideration. Remember, though, that all UGA students, no matter the major, still must be successful in a large number of non-major courses. In addition, UGA has to limit the overall number of students due to class space, living space, physical space, parking space, etc.

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  41. Reading about student that was accepted into the school of music via audition but wait listed seems a bit disjointed. Knowing what I know about UGA's school of music, it would look like a talented musician, with good grades and SAT/ACT scores, would receive some sort of preferential treatment.

    Would the school wait list an athlete if their grades and scores were not as good as another applicant that was not playing a sport?

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  42. Anon: Every year, we have a number of students that a department or college might want on campus, but we are unable to admit. This goes for academic fields, artistic areas, athletics, etc.

    Every year, admission to UGA becomes more competitive, and we must make tough choices.

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  44. Again, I ask that if you submit a comment, that it not be an attach on a specific person or group, or I will not be able to post the comment.

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  45. dgraves, my daughter is waitlisted and we are happy that the door hasn't been completly shut! we are proceeding with deposits, roommates etc for her backup school. however, she is reluctant to commit to the roommate in case a spot opens up but, also, doesn't want to wait too late and be scrambling for one. I told her if we haven't heard by graduation then we can move on with plan b. would you say that in years past, most waitlisted kids have been notified before the end of may?

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  46. notgivingup: Every year is different, so I can not say with any certainty what the timeline will be. Last year, we our estimate of how the economy would impact our enrollment was off, and we went to the wait-list early (May). In years before, it has been later. I wish I could give you more specifics, but I do not at this time. By the second week of May, we should know more.

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  47. Thank you for the all the hard work you have put into this blog. I really appreciate all of the advice you have given out over the past year; it has gotten me through both the application and the time afterwords. I was wondering, does UGA rank its wait list? And if so, is there any way to know what our ranking is?

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  48. what are the average gpa and sat scores for most students that were put in as wait-listed?

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  49. Anon: I will be posting some final numbers this week on the blog, so hopefully I will have some wait-list information for you then.

    For the poster who asked about ranking of wait-list applicants, there is not a ranking.

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  50. I want to start by saying thank you for posting this blog and answering all of our questions.

    I've been accepted to other schools, but I honestly can't afford to move closer to the other schools I have already gotten into. UGA is practically my only choice, which is fine by me because it is my dream school. I found out I got wait-listed today...which I won't lie, it upset me a good bit.

    My question is (in my case) should I just wait and see if I am accepted from the wait-list, or should I give up now? It would literally crush me to give up. I am very dedicated to my studies, and I've been dreaming of attending UGA my whole life.

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  51. Anon: You should move forward with your plan B school, as we are not sure if or how many people we will be able to admit from the wait-list. If you were to be admitted from the wait-list, you could then take steps to enroll at UGA, but you do not want to be without an option.

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  52. Is there a reason why you wouldn't be accepting any students off of the waiting list this year specifically? Or is that simply a caution that you extend every year?

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  53. Hopeful: Every year is different, depending on how many students we admit decide to actually enroll. If it is looking like we will have less freshmen than what we are looking for in the freshman class, we will most likely admit some students from the wait-list. If it looks like we will exceed the number of freshmen we are planning for, then we would not admit off the wait-list.

    We might also admit students to the Spring term off the wait-list if we project that we will be okay with our numbers overall but have space for spring admits.

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  54. how many do you expect to enroll every year?

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  55. how many do you expect to enroll every year?
    how many are you expecting this year?

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  56. Anon: Our projection is for 4,800 freshman in the Summer/Fall term (we treat summer and fall the same for freshman), and 200 for the Spring term. Now we just have to wait to see how many students send a commitment deposit to UGA.

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  57. Mr. Graves, where can i find a link for the academic statistical numbers of the 2010 entering freshmen class? curious to see how i stack up. Thank you for the wait-list opportunity.

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  58. Shell: We are working on this now, and I hope to have something for this blog soon with the overall numbers.

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  59. If you did not apply for the Spring term could you still be accepted into that term off of the waitlist and just attend a school like GPC for Fall Semester? Or is accepting students into the Spring Semester only for those who applied specifically for that time?

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  60. hopeful: For the last few years, we have had a group of wait-listed students that we have admitted for the Spring after applying for the Summer/Fall terms, as this was the term where we had space for them. We also admit a small number of freshman for Spring who apply for Spring.

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  61. mr. graves i received the letter in the mail today with wait-list numbers of the past 3 years. i was wondering if you could tell me about the number of those who accepted the waitlist for those years included in the letter. (i don't think it is included in the letter?) for example it says: 2009; 1,141 were offered the wait-list then it jumps to how many were accepted (516 & 171), but it leaves out the number of those who accepted the wait-list. perhaps with this information i would be better able to understand and further evaluate numbers. i hope this makes sense?! thank you!

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  62. Once you know the numbers of the admitted and deposited class ie, male,female, etc. will you post that? I understand that you will pull from the waitlist people who will round out your class, It will be helpful to know what types of people you will be pulling. I wish it was more about strength of an application... that seems more fair.

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  63. Shell: I believe we have now updated the wait-list FAQ with the correct numbers from last year, and it was in the rough area of 900.

    Anon: I will be able to give you some information on the admitted group, but the numbers for enrolling students will be constantly changing for a period of time, so it is a little difficult to run numbers in that way. I will try to keep the wait-list group posted on information after we know more in May. Before then, I will not have any specific numbers.

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  64. Not sure about waiting....March 30, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    In the past I heard that UGA had more female students that were accepted than male. If this is still the case does that mean that male students will be taken off the wait list before female even if they are not as strong? Also, I heard that an actual denial letter is never sent. Is that true? One just waits until June 30th and if there isn't any word then they aren't accepted? Seems like torture to me.

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  65. Not Sure: We will only know what will happen with the wait-list once we know what the freshman class will be like, and that will generally not be until May. Until then, I cannot say what will happen, and I would not suggest throwing out ideas, as to me, this is the same as starting a rumor.

    If we go to a wait-list, we will look at a variety of factors, both concerning the students who have committed to attend UGA, and the students who ask to remain on the wait-list. As far as a communication to students if they are not going to be taken off the wait-list, yes something would be sent to the student. Again, do not believe rumors!

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  66. Not sure about waiting....March 30, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    I apologize if you thought I was trying to start a rumor. I was going off quoted information from UGA in a USA today article (in terms of the male/female information. It was from 2004 however, so perhaps practices have changed over the years.

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  67. Not sure: I am not saying your information on male/female numbers are wrong (as a whole at almost all colleges, women outnumber men), but instead I was referring to your statement "Also, I heard that an actual denial letter is never sent." Sorry if my statement was taken wrong.

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  68. When you call a person on the wait-list to offer them a spot, will you leave a message if they do not answer so they can call you back? Or do you just move on to the next wait-listed applicant? Thank you for taking the time to answer all of our questions!

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  69. Anon: When we have offered a student a spot on the wait-list in prior years, we have contacted the student by phone, and if we do not reach them, we both leave a message, send an email, and try to contact them again.

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  70. If we wanted to call or email with a question about the wait-list whom would we do that to? Our admissions counsler, like the one who came to our school on a visit, or just call the school and talk to whomever answers.

    Thanks! I'm still checking the blog daily! I must be a sad case. :)

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  71. I was wondering if students who were deferred during Early Admission & then Wait-Listed for Regular Admission have some type of "rank" over the rest of the Wait-List students.

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  72. Anon: As we have said before, EA applicants are not treated any better or worse than any other applicant, and the only difference is the timeline for Dec. decisions. So EA applicants are not looked at as better or worse if the are on the WL.

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  73. If and when applicants are contacted regarding admission off your wait list how long are they given to accept or decline the offer?

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  74. If a student is offered admission off the wait-list and is not sure, we could do one of two things. We could give them a short amount of time (under a week) to decide, or we could admit them to move the process forward but let them know that they could choose to decide not to enroll and let us know ASAP.

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  75. Mr. Graves:

    First let me thank you for this blog. It has been most helpful and I and my daughter have come to look to it for truthful information amidst many rumors. Second, I would appreciate some reassurance regarding my daughter's application. Her stats fall toward the top of the admitted pool with the exception of rigor. Overall her rigor is good but she only has 4 AP classes and 3 honors classes. She started sophomore year with an additional honors class and two additional AP classes. However, in November we moved her due to my job transfer and her counselor advised her to drop to on-level in order to catch up. She did so, adjusted fine and moved on. Looking back I know now that I should have ignored the advice of the counselor and pushed her to take the harder classes in spite of having missed a full five weeks of school. The reassurance I was hoping to get from you was that your staff was able to figure this out from her application and did not hold the lack of rigor that year against her. Her freshman grades indicate that they are transfers and she listed the previous high school and attendance dates on her application. She chose not to mention it in the special circumstances area since overall it was a positive experience. I understand that she has not yet been admitted based on a number of factors and not just the rigor. I just need reassurance that the office understood the circumstance as I will feel so badly if my having moved our family caused her to not be admitted to her dream school. She understands the competitive nature of the process and is grateful for the wait list opportunity. I hope I explained myself well enough... Thanks for your patience.

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  76. Wondering: One of the first things we look at is the area on the application listing high schools, and we look at any change within schools during the HS years. We would have also been able to see this from the transcript (as you noted), and a transition like this is something we note.

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  77. Thanks for the response. This is exactly what I thought but it completely puts my mind at ease to have you say it! As I mentioned before, I understand that there are many factors that put her in the wait list category. But now I am relieved to know that my having moved her is not one of those factors! She is content to wait and see what the future brings in regards to the wait list but also has an excellent plan B which she is very excited about. Thanks again.

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  78. I was Early decision then deferred then wait listed and I got in May 1st! Keep up the hope! (but have a backup plan)

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  79. Anon: I am guessing you are talking about a previous year, and you are now a UGA student.

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  80. I have heard some rumors about the waiting list and after reading the AJC article about college decisions I was hoping you could clear up how the waiting list is pulled from... Is there a difference with gender, GPA, and scores, or is it strictly random? Thank you very much for this blog by the way, it has given me some great opinions and facts through this waiting process.

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  81. JBalchus: The AJC article was about a number of colleges and wait-lists, not UGA specifically, so take it with a grain of salt. Second, we will only know about the wait-list after early May, when we know about who is enrolling at UGA, how many, and if we will be going to the wait-list. We will then look at a number of factors (academics, grades, rigor, housing options, etc) before making any decisions on who to admit from the wait-list.

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  82. If you are on the waiting list and are not accepted but still want to attend UGA, can you decide to work a year and reapply the next year as a Freshman?

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  83. kh9076: If you choose to do this, that is an option. I am guessing that the competitive nature of UGA's freshman applicant pool will only increase in future years, though.

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  84. Okay, thank you very much. I have been waiting very anxiously for the news about UGA and still hope that I can be a UGA student in the future. Thank you for responding, and again for this blog.

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  85. Thank you for everything you do for this blog. You have a great deal of patience to answer questions for anxious and hopeful people. I was hoping you could clarify this for me [and i apologize if this has already been asked]. After May 1, UGA will know how many people pay the required freshman deposit, so therefore they will know how many people are in the upcoming freshman class. If UGA does decide to use people from the waiting list, could we find out as early as May 2?

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  86. lpetersen515: The deposit deadline is a mailing deadline, so it will only be several days after this that we will know what the class looks like. As well, since May 1 is a Sat., we will not know much until later the next week or later what is going on. We will try to keep everyone posted, but please be patient with us.

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  87. I know that the waitlist configuration has not yet begun, what with it not yet being May 15th, but afterwards, is there a ranking system that comes into play? I'm asking because a friend of mine said to call admissions and find out my rank on the waiting list, but that didn't sound right to me. And if the answer is yes to my question, can a person call and find out their rank?

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  88. Katelyn: For UGA (and most colleges), there is no ranking system for the wait-list. Right now, just be patient as we review the situation concerning commitment deposits and numbers, and make sure to move forward with plan B to cover all options.

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  89. Hi,
    Thank you for this blog!

    I was told that if you are admitted for spring term 2011 off of the wait-list and choose to go to a different school for the fall semester 2010, that when you start spring semester the grades from your fall semester don't count and you are enrolled as a beginning freshman. Is this true?

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  90. Krista: If you are admitted off the wait-list for spring, you can choose to do several things, from taking classes at another college, volunteering, etc. We do not set a required GPA needed, but any work will impact your overall GPA (UGA and transfer work together), and if you are from GA, it will impact HOPE.

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  91. Any ideas on the number of waitlist spots that will be available this year now that the May 1 deadline has passed?

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  92. Anon: Since the May 1 date was just yesterday (Saturday), please be patient as we get more information on the group, and how many come in on Monday/Tuesday.

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  93. You said you will accept off wait list in small groups, app. how many are in that small group?
    and when is it going to come out? i think i read may 15th, is that right?

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  94. Anon: In the wait-list letter and FAQ, we say that by May 15, we should know more about what we will be able to do with the wait-list. It also says that we will most likely let every student know something between May 15 and June 15 (see http://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/waiting_list_faq.html). A small group could consist of 50-100 students, but it depends upon what the deposits look like.

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  95. As you make decisions for wait-listed students will the web site "application status" be updated, or are you no longer updating status?

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  96. Anon: Please look at the more recent wait-list post for more details on how we go about making any wait-list admission offers.

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  97. how much longer..?
    sorry for being annoying..

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  98. Is the open spots in the class being filled up based on what major you placed on your application?

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  99. Anon: From my more recent post about the wait-list, "It will not be based upon one single item, but instead we will look at a wide range of things in making our decision." Go to http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2010/05/now-reviewing-wait-list.html for the more updated post, and I will also write another wait-list post late next week.

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  100. Good afternoon,

    When will Spring freshman admits be able to apply for housing? Thanks.

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  101. Anon: I do not have an exact date, but Housing will communicate with you in the Fall about this. At this time, they are focused on Summer and Fall terms, so it will not be until Fall sometime when housing opens up for Spring.

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  102. Hello,

    I am interested in applying to UGA in the coming school year and I am uncertain as to my major. I am interested in many areas and have taken courses in High School as well. I am afraid to commit to one major for fear that it will be too popular. I am interested in a field of Sociology or Anthropology. What would you suggest that would help guide me in this process.

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  103. Karen: I would suggest that you contact both departments at UGA, and try to gain more insight about each program and how it fits with your plans for the future. Admission is not based on a major, so do not let this impact your decision.

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  104. DGraves,

    Thank you for responding so quickly....This Blog page is so insightful...
    Thank you!

    Would my chances of admissions be greater if I applied for early admissions as opposed to regular admissions?

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  105. Karen: There is no difference in chances of admission between EA vs RD, only a possible decision timeline (and even then, that is not always the case).

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