Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Summer Transfer Decisions

The UGA Admissions Office has just been given the approval to make admission decisions on all summer transfer applicants. The University has been waiting for more information on the overall budget situation for UGA for next year, but understands the issue of timing for summer students, and has decided to move forward with these decisions. Once the Admissions Office has completed the review of all summer transfers, the University will then review the overall budget situation, the information from the state legislature and the fall transfer applicant pool to determine the next steps for fall admission. Thank you for your patience during this time.

60 comments:

  1. Hooray! I am a Summer Transfer and my status has not changed on the Status Check. Any word on a timeline for our statuses to change?

    Thank you so much DGraves!

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  2. Taylor: I found out this information about 30 minutes ago, so please be patient with us as we move forward. I do not expect it will take long to make a majority of the decisions due to pre-evaluating the files earlier, but give us more than 19 minutes (the time between my post and your comment).

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  3. Very much appreciated!! Thank you!!

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  4. DGraves,

    Just to clarify, the University will not be evaluating the budget situation until AFTER you release decisions for summer transfer students? And, just curious, after you evaluate an application, do you update the status immediately in the computer or do you wait until the end of the day to do a number at a time? Thank you so much!

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  5. DGraves,

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time out of your already stressful and hectic day to post information on your blog. It has really helped me and I'm sure many, many other people feel just as grateful. I feel so much more informed about the overall admissions process than I did before I began reading and now feel so much calmer in waiting for my application decision. I hope you stay as sane as possible throughout this stressful time and remember that many of us love your blog!

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  6. Anon I: As you have probably been seeing from all of my past posts, we have been monitoring the budget sitution all along. We will re-evaluate the budget issue again at the time that we are done with summer transfers to see what we can do about fall transfers. Remember, UGA is not in control of the budget, the state legislature is, so all we can do is get updates on what might happen (or see what has happened). As for updating the status check, it is an overnight update, so all decisions made on Tuesday will show up on Wednesday.

    Anon II: Thanks!

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  7. Patient fall transferApril 6, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    one question....this may seem far fetched but if the budget situation does turn out to be to cut the incoming transfer body by the proposed number will that just affect fall transfers? and how many fall transfer decisions would be left then?

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  8. Patient Fall transfer: No, if we had to limit the number of incoming students due to budget cuts, it would not just impact fall, but fall and beyond. Since we admit transfer students for all three semesters, any impact (and we have no idea if there will be any limitations) would be spread out over all three terms for the future. As I have said before, I will let you know when I know something, but I do not know if there will be any limitations for fall and beyond, so I do not know how many we would be able to admit.

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  9. How would you translate quarter hours? All the quarter hours I have taken are 5 hours, which (according to the transfer equivalency search) you divide by 1.5 to get the semester hours it is equal to. 5/1.5=3.33. Would you use 3.3 as a standard number when referring to 5 credit quarter hours or does it depend on the class as to what it transfers as? For example, a 5 credit quarter Biology class- would it transfer as 3.3 or whatever it is worth in semester hours at UGA?

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  10. If my application and all of my transcripts were sent in at the end of January, is there a chance that you have already reviewed it and were just holding off to admit me due to the budget cuts?

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  11. Anon: If you look at the transfer equivalency database and how a course transfers, the UGA equivalent course and the associated hours are what you will receive credit for. Generally, 45 quarter hours is equivalent to 30 semester hours. The 1.5 translation is for the broader scheme of all hours, not specific course hours.

    Anon II: I do not know, as I do not know the specifics of your situation vs who else applied and was complete earlier, how difficult your file is to review, etc. I ask that you be patient with our office as we move forward with transfer decisions.

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  12. I am a hopeful fall transfer applicant and I can't thank you enough for your patience through all this. Do you know where I could find some information about the budget situation? So basically if the 300 million cut passes you will limit admission, and if it doesn't you won't? I know it's probably not that simple, but if there is anywhere I could go and read up about the budget I would greatly appreciate it!

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  13. Leah: I do not have a link to information on the budget issue, but I would suggest you look at www.georgia.gov for more information on Georgia's state government, and then pull up information on the state legislature. We do not want to guess on what may or may not happen, as we would rather wait and see what will actually occur.

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  14. Hi. I was denied acceptance to UGA summer semester 2010, but due to my unique situation (screwed up when 18, 28 now with 12 A's at Athens Tech), I have been told that I should try & appeal that decision. I have emailed my written explanation & appeals form to the email address given on the form. I know the deadline is not until April 15, but I have not received any notice that anyone has even received my appeals materials. Is that normal? When do prospective students hear anything? I just want to make sure that all of my documents have been received without driving anyone crazy at the office of admissions. This is REALLY crucial, & important to me. Thanks so much!

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  15. I may have dreamed this because I can't remember where I heard it so its probably completely wrong, but I heard the legislature has to have a decision by April 15 or rather the vote for the bill is that date. Is there any truth in that?

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  16. Anon: Since I have nothing to go on concerning your situation (name, bdate, etc., and I would not want you to post this here), I would suggest calling our office and talking with a counselor about your situation. They would also be able to give you a timeline.

    Anon II: I have not seen a timeline of April 15, but if that is true, I would be happy! The earlier we know, the better we will be able to plan.

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  17. Dear Mr. Graves:

    For summer transfer applicants, will notifications for both admission and denial be communicated through the internet (as it was w/ freshmen applicants), or will denials be communicated only through mail?

    Thank you.

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  18. Anon: All applicants can see their decisions on our status check as well as by mail. The status check is updated nightly.

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  19. So it is possible that the budget will have no effect on transfer decisions?

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  20. Sself: At this point, we do not know what impact will happen due to the proposed budget cuts. As I have said, I am as interested in the budget issue outcome as everyone else, but all of us can only wait and see.

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  21. How often is the transfer equivalency updated?

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  22. LS: The transfer equiv. database is tied into the Student Information System. Anytime our evaluators make a change to how a course transfers into UGA (a review of a course by a professor, an applicant with a new college is reviewed, or a new course is added), it is updated the next business day.

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  23. Since there may be a cut in the number of students accepted, after you review the summer transfer applications will there still be available spots for any fall students?

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  24. Anon: I expect we will have fall transfer information shortly, so please be patient.

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  25. what will be the cost of tuition for 2010-2011
    thank you

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  26. Anon: UGA (along with all other state colleges and universities) will not know the tuition costs for next year until our budget is set and the Board of Regents determines the tuition for all institutions.

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  27. Do you know when we will be able to register for orientation? I have checked the website and it just says the site will be updated in April 2010. Thanks for all your help.

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  28. Anon: Generally, information is posted in April, and the site opens up in mid-May.

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  29. DGraves,

    I'm just making sure when I ask this because I'm sure you have already addressed it, but as of now the summer transfer students aren't affected by the budget cuts. What about next fall or spring? I'm looking to transfer next spring so hopefully not too much changes by then. Thanks.

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  30. I just got in for summer transfer! Thanks DGraves for all the help and look forward to meeting you one day in the future!

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  31. So now you are looking at applications for Summer transfer students, then you will review this budget issue, then send out decisions? Did I get that right? And we can see our decision both on the application status check and will recieve it by mail when it is made? Are you looking at Fall applicants aswell right now?

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  32. Anon I: Congratulations!

    Anon II: We have moved forward with summer transfer decisions, and decisions can be seen both on the status check and in the mail. We are pre-evaluating fall transfers so when there is a resolution on the budget, we will be able to move forward with these files.

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  33. once admitted how soon should we do an application for the hope scholarship

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  34. Anon: Since I do not know your situation, and I am not a HOPE counselor, I would suggest that you communicate with our Student Financial Aid Office.

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  35. Anon: You can apply for the HOPE now. They began taking applications in January.

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  36. Hope this helps and Anon: Again, since I do not know your situation (are you a resident of GA, have you had the HOPE schol. before, etc.), I would suggest you speak with UGA's Student Financial Aid Office first.

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  37. So does that mean you have already sent out or made decisions for all summer applicants? What do you mean by 'move foward'? You are still reviewing summer applications? I'm sorry, but that is a bit vague.

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  38. Moving forward means we are making summer transfer decisions now.

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  39. DGraves,
    On average how many acceptances are taken away every year? (because of bad grades, legal issues, etc...). I think I remember you stating it on a past blog but I could not find it. Sorry that the question doesn't really apply to this blog but I was wondering..

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  40. Anon: I do not have an exact count of the number of overall acceptances that are recinded each year due to grade drops, expulsion, etc. I would estimate that it is below 10, if you take into account both freshman and transfers.

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  41. First of all, thanks for all of your advice on the admissions process! I was wondering what to expect after we send in our confirmation deposit. I was accepted early and just sent it in last week, so should I receive an email or some kind of notification that the Bursar's office has received it? Thanks again for your help.

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  42. Is there anyway we can still change our application from being a Fall transfer student to a Summer transfer student?

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  43. Are any denied fall decisions being released?

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  44. Anon: Yes, there have been a limited number of denials that have gone out, and I expect that I will be able to post something about Fall transfer decisions tomorrow (Monday).

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  45. Confirmed: The status check shows when the commitment deposit has been received, so you can check there.

    Anon: At this time, we are not able to change students from Fall transfer to Summer, but I expect I will be able to post some news on Fall transfers tomorrow (Monday) that will give some updates.

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  46. This is probably not a very good question, but is the commitment deposit due only after admission if offered? I can see a yellow triangle next to it on the status check and it confused me a little.

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  47. klc: The commitment deposit is only for freshman, and it is only after admission.

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  48. Do you know what know what kind of info Fall transfers can expect tomorrow?

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  49. I was denied admission for having a 2.77 when i needed a 2.8. do you think that i could still send my transcript in a month when it will be above that 2.8 and still be considered for fall?

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  50. Denied applicant: The deadline for fall was April 1, so any transcript we receive "in a month" would have been late for fall term, and thus would not be used. So no, you are not able to update your application beyond the deadline and have a new decision.

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  51. I was just wondering, where do admitted students find their UGA ID#? There is a space for it on the health forms and I havn't been able to find it anywhere.
    Thanks so much for your help.

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  52. Anon: I am not sure if this is your SSN or another number, so I do not want to give you bad advice. My best suggestion is to first contact the health center and ask what number should go on this for incoming students.

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  53. Will my decision for fall transfer be out in time for me to apply for the HOPE scholarship? According to the HOPE website, the deadline to submit to get the scholarship in the fall is the last day of classes at GA public colleges in May. Thanks for your help.

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  54. Anon: I would suggest you talk to the Student Financial Aid office at UGA, as I think you have the wrong date for the HOPE scholarship deadline.

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  55. Is there a timeline for students who applied to UGA for dual/joint enrollment in hearing about their applications? Thanks.

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  56. Anon: I would guess that any dual/joint enrollment students would be contacted within the next few weeks about talking with an admission counselor, and then a decision would generally be made.

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  57. For that anonymous poster and for others. Your UGA# (or your CAN number) can be found when you log into MyID here:

    https://idm.uga.edu/IDMProv/jsps/login/Login.jsf

    Also, when you sign up for a MyID your number is automatically filled in on the form. It begins with the numbers 810.

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  58. Do you know when orientation is for the summer semester

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  59. Anon: The orientation site will open up in early May for the summer term, so you should review this page for signing up, dates, and what is needed. See http://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/orientation_home_page.html

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  60. Hello. I have been accepted for Summer 2010 semester and am super excited! I have gotten all of my forms in and signed up for registration on June 1st. I have one question. The wording on my acceptance letter is confusing to me. I thought that if I was accepted to UGA in the summer, and make the grades (which I intend to), I would be a student in the fall and thereafter. I don't have to reapply to I? Aren't I already in?

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