Friday, May 14, 2010

Fall Transfer Update part IV

It is Friday, so it is time to once again give you an update on fall transfers. At this time, we have reviewed and made decisions on approximately 1700 applications (rough average of 60 decisions a day), and if we subtract the approximately 400 or so incomplete files, I expect that we have about 400 or so decisions left to go. Some of these are very difficult files that take much longer, but a majority of these are applicants that applied after March 1 and we are just getting to them. It has been a long and challenging process for both you, the applicants, but also for our evaluation team, as it is not a quick process. We must review every class, and if admissible, key in how each class comes into UGA, when it was taken, the number of HOPE hours, etc. Everyone will be glad when this process is done!


Please remember that if you make comments, please give me enough information to actually give accurate feedback, and try to not comment as Anonymous. It helps me keep my responses straight, and may make more sense to people following the comments at a later time.

30 comments:

  1. so apart from the SAT'S what other college placement tests do you recommend for non-traditional students and what is your required minimum scores on those tests? i am also confused about the high transcripts because i also have a diploma in business management and a paralegal certificate(attended the courses in my home country) should i send them too?

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  2. Victoria: If you are taking the SAT exam, then we do not suggest any additional placement tests for a non-traditional student, and there is not a specific minimum for non-traditional students. Go ahead and send whatever academic documents you have, as we will go from there will a review. Just so you know, at times we recommend that non-traditional students who have been away from any educational program for a while might look instead at a 2 year college with the intent of transferring in after that time, as the jump to a research university is sometimes a challenge. This varies by individual students and situations though.

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  3. i am an uga upcoming freshman. it has been 2 to 3 weeks since i have have received and any type of letter from uga, and my friends have already received letters talking about orientation and stuff like that (i payed my 200$ deposit), also when are financial aid, and cost of attendance for 2010-2011 will be out.

    thank you

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  4. Anon: You should have received an email about orientation, because that is what we sent out (no mailings about it). The tuition was just set this week, so the university has to have a little time to set the cost of attendance, and it will show up on the student financial aid site soon.

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  5. My girlfriend and I will be applying to UGA in the Fall for EA. I will have a 3.999 WGPA and she will have a 3.914 WGPA. We both attend a very prominent in-state high school. We have a bunch of clubs, extracurriculars, and community service. Both our SATs are mid-1800s (3-score) and low 1200s (2-score). Should we be worried about not be accepted EA at UGA?

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  6. David: If you have seen other posts where students have asked me to estimate their chance of admission, I always say the same thing - I do not guess. I would say that you are both on the right track, as grades and the rigor of your curriculum are the strongest factors in admission (but I do not know what your coursework is like). But EA is based upon what you are like in comparison to what the overall EA applicant pool is like as well. So my best information would be that you both seem like solid applicants for EA, but anything more than that I cannot say.

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  7. Are decisions made and sent out on the weekends? Also, is the completion of financial aid forms any factor in the admission decision?

    Thank you DGraves for what you do.

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  8. Matthew Smith (thanks for not going with Anonymous!): Decisions are not made or sent out on the weekends, as the Admissions Office does not operate on the weekends (or University holidays). As well, for both freshman and transfer decisions, financial aid is not a factor in the admission decision.

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  9. I checked my status check yesterday and noticed that the technical college I attended was added with a red X in the transcript section. I did not put this school on my application or send a transcript because there was no transfer equivalent for it, so I figured nothing would transfer.

    Since I just found out yesterday that my application is considered incomplete, am I still going to be considered eligible for fall admission if I get that transcript in despite it being well beyond the fall deadline?

    My summer internship depends on enrollment. If I do not enroll for fall, I will lose my internship. So I tying to get what is needed Monday.

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  10. My acceptance to UGA as a transfer student for the fall was based upon my GPA being at or above the required 3.0. My cumulative GPA at the time of the application was 3.2. Yesterday, I looked online and was so happy to see that I have been accepted! Today however, I received my final grades from spring semester at my jr college and my cumulative GPA has dropped to 2.93. Will I still be allowed to attend UGA in the fall now? Thanks so much for you response.

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  11. Andrew: My suggestion is to contact our office on Monday and we will see what we might be able to do, but I cannot promise anything. We state on the application to send transcripts from every college attended, and we mean it. It is vital for admission, for HOPE (for GA residents), and for you. You are responsible for both telling us about the college and sending us the transcript, and you did not hold up your end of the bargain.

    Kate: The levels for admission consideration were a 3.20 for 30-59 hours, and a 2.80 for students with 60+ hours. I am not sure about the 3.00 GPA you stated. If you still meet the admission consideration, you will be fine. If not, it will depend upon how drastic the last semester was, so I cannot give you any promises.

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  12. Thanks for the reply. I meant to say 3.2 instead of 3.0. Sorry! At the time of the application deadline I had a 3.2 with 47 hours completed. Now at the close of my spring semester my gpa dropped to 2.97 and I have 54 hours complete. I have a medical disability and being in the hospital with complications during the spring semester greatly interfered with my progress. This semester's performance was certainly not typical for me! When I receive my official application packet in the mail and submit my new, most current transcripts, I fear I will be "unaccepted" because I no longer meet the criteria of a transfer student with a 3.2 and between (30 - 59) hours. I wish you could help put my mind at ease regarding my situation;(. I wasn't sure what you meant by "how drastic the last semester was". Thanks so much for your time!

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  13. Kate: I would suggest you send in an email to put with your file so that we will be able to see the personal issues you went through spring semester. We would then review it all, and most likely would not "unaccept" you due to the personal issues.

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  14. How do you treat credits earned from AP tests in the transfer hours? For example, if a student earned 17 hours of college credit from AP tests at another GA University, would those credits be included in the 30 hour requirement to transfer to UGA?

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  15. Wondering Mom: If the AP/IB credits are listed as specific college courses, with course numbers, hours, course title, etc. on the college transcript, then we can use them as transferable hours and they would be included in the hours requirement. If they are not listed specifically on an official transcript, then they will not be counted.

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  16. Hi I've already been accepted to Georgia as part of the upcoming freshman class. However, this past semester I slacked alot and ended up with a D in one of my classes! Will I still be able to go to Georgia? Or will my acceptance be revoked? I'm so worried and I know I should've kept up with school.

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  17. As far as transfer GPA being counted, do you combine the GPA's from all universities attended when you review a transfer application? I understand the importance of submitting all transcripts for course-transferring and for financial aid. But how do you calculate the GPA for someone coming in with more than 60 hours from two different universities?

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  18. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
    just got accepted!

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  19. Concerned: We review every final high school transcript, and we are looking to see that you have kept up with your academics. We do not as a rule revoke a decision for one poor grade, as it takes a serious drop (multiple low grades) for a change in a decision, but you might receive a warning letter. On the overall side of things, though, you want to make sure to come into UGA with focus and dedication, as the transition from high school to UGA can be difficult if you do not work hard.

    Blake: Congrats!

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  20. Hi, I am a fall Transfer applicant and I haven't gotten a decision yet.. I just received my grades for this just passed spring semester and my GPA has gone up since I sent in my application, should I send another transcript? Thanks!

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  21. Is admission for next spring rolling or will applicants not hear back until after september first?

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  22. Ashley: Go ahead and send in the transcript, as if you are admissible based upon your work that came in by the deadline (and if you still meet the requirements with spring work included), we will then be able to post your new work at the same time.

    Beth: We are generally able to start reviewing spring applicants by early August, but for people who apply near the deadline, it will be sometime in late September before a decision is released.

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  23. I just found out I got accepted Friday! I'm so excited! Thank you so much DGraves for this blog. It really did help the wait for a decision.

    I also have a quick question, since I'm much too impatient to wait for my transfer materials. Where should I send my updated transcript? I thought it should be Terrell Hall, but since I have to pay for my transcripts and don't want to waste people's time, I want to make sure that's the correct place.

    Thanks again for everything, DGraves!

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  24. Why so many people got their decisions, but still many people,like me, haven't received! It's makes me restless.
    Also the application status check doesn't shown up my application is being processing, it makes me doubt whether mine is incomplete.

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  25. Anon: Send the transcript to Terrell Hall, and it will be taken care of correctly.

    Yiwen0621: I am not able to check on things right now, but I will see if I can tomorrow. The status check will show if everything is in the system or not.

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  26. I am from out of state and have been accepted as a transfer student. Is it urban legend that there is help with out of state tuition for someone with a strong UGA legacy?

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  27. Beaches: UGA so so many applicants who are UGA legacies, that there is no way financially that this rumor can be true. Sorry, it is an urban legend.

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  28. I have still not heard if I have gotten in or not. I wanted to make sure that you have everything you need. Also, I was wondering if my application was one of the harder ones. Thanks for all you do!

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  29. Hi! I've been accepted, but I want to change my major from what it was listed when I applied...how would I go about doing that before my orientation?

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  30. Laura: I cannot say what your situation is, I have no information about you. The status check shows if we have all materials (see the dates that we received transcripts, if any are missing that have completed work we need to review, etc.). If needed, you can contact our office since we are down to the last few hundred to review.

    Anon: Transfer students cannot change their majors until after orientation and meeting with their advisors, and they will then give you a timeline of when you can change.

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