Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Now reviewing the Wait-List

We are now at the time of year where we can begin to review the wait-list, although we are just in the initial stages of the process, as we are still waiting on the last of the deposits to roll in. The wait-list is not ranked, although it is not "random" (as an earlier post referred to) in the sense that we are just going to throw darts at the list and see who to pick. After we have a sense of what the overall deposits looks like, we will then look at the group of students who have said yes to the wait-list to determine how best to round out our freshman class. It will not be based upon one single item, but instead we will look at a wide range of things in making our decision. I ask that you not call, write, email or send anything by messenger pigeon about your chances of admission off the wait-list, or how to better your chances, as we will be making decisions based upon what we have now, and we will not have any keen insight to give you about the process. I expect that we will admit a fair number of students for the Spring 2011 term, but I will not know about Fall until after the deposit numbers are clearer.

We have made a small number of wait-list decisions over the past few days (a majority of which were Spring admits), but a majority of the wait-list decisions will not be released until later in the process. Please be patient as we go through the wait-list process, as when we do make offers, it is always in small groups and we will then have to wait for a response from the student. Again, when we make wait-list decisions, we are looking at the overall freshman class who has deposited, and then try to look at how we can fill out the class based upon the overall profile of each wait-list student.

Thanks for being patient as we move forward with this process!

148 comments:

  1. Can a student who applied for Fall semester be admitted for Spring semester off of the wait-list? Or are those spots in Spring only available to those whom specifially applied for the 2011 semester? Thanks for this update, gave me some peace of mind!

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  2. Makemeadawg: Yes, overall the past several years, we have admitted some Summer/Fall wait-list applicants for the Spring term. We have to determine how many students we can enroll for Summer/Fall, and then how many spaces are available for Spring 2011. We also have to look at housing space when determining Spring admission, as some residence hall spaces open up in Spring (Dec. graduation, study abroad, etc.), but it is limited.

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  3. How can we make sure that you know we are willing to accept a Spring admission even if we are listed as a Fall applicant?

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  4. Can you tell us how many people decided to reamin on the wait list?

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  5. Anon: When we make a wait-list offer of admission, we contact the student by phone (or voicemail/email if we cannot reach you), and we would then explain the details of the offer, from the term to the timeline and so on. If offered, you would then have a choice to make about the decision.

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  6. Anon: I do not have an exact number, but roughly 800 of the 1100+ wait-list applicants responded that they wanted to remain on the list.

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  7. HopingWaitingWishingMay 4, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    DGraves,
    Thank you so much for this post; It has really helped clear up a lot of anxiety my family and I have been feeling these past few weeks. Hopefully that phone call will be coming soon!

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  8. for four days now i have not been able to log in the New Dawg site or the statu check, and i payed my deposit, it had a green check sign by it when i was able to log in. what should i do

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  9. Anon: If you cannot log into the status check, which is based upon the user name and password that you set up when you applied to UGA, then I am guessing that you are entering in the wrong information into these fields. Make sure you are using the correct information, and if you are not sure, then click on "Forgot username" or "Forgot password", depending on your situation. If all else fails, email adm-tech@uga.edu for help.

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  10. I received an email telling me to call about my "status on the waiting list". what exactly does this mean?

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  11. Anon: I do not know, as you have not given me much information to go on. If the email gave you a person's name and direct phone number, then I would suggest calling them for more details. But since I do not know much about your specific situation (did you contact us recently about the wait-list and we are replying, are we moving forward with a decision, etc.), I cannot say what the details are.

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  12. does the comment when accepting to be placed on the wait-list play any role in selection?

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  13. Anon: Yes, at times the comment written by the student on the wait-list response may have an impact.

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  14. Is it probable that we will know about the decision before our graduation? Or will the decisions come more towards June?

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  15. Anon: I do not know the date of when wait-listed students will hear, and it will not be just one date. When we make wait-list decisions, they go in small increments so we can see the responses and how many spaces we still have. Sorry I cannot give you any projections, but I do not know at this time.

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  16. Why does UGA let people who are waitlisted be on their spirit squads as alternates(but not naming a full squad, so they will be put on if accepted) when they cut many who had letters of acceptance?

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  17. If we don't make it, when/how will we be notified?

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  18. Anon: I do not run the spirit squads, so I cannot say why the make the decisions they do. That would be a good question to ask the director of that program.

    Anon II: Go back and review the wait-list FAQ at http://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/waiting_list_faq.html, as it will give you a great deal of information.

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  19. So if you are now reviewing waitlist does this mean you have already reviewed everyone????

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  20. ..and by everyone i mean fall transfers?

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  21. Anon: The wait-list is for freshman, and it is a different process (and with different personnel) than transfer applicants. We still have transfer applicants to review, and I will have an update on Friday.

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  22. Is there any way you could be more specific on how a person is chosen from the wait list? For example, if they have a specific major that not many freshman have signed up for, should they expect their chances of being admitted higher than average?
    Thanks... (I am really anxious about the whole thing)

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  23. Anon: Sorry, I cannot be more specific. As I said, "It will not be based upon one single item, but instead we will look at a wide range of things in making our decision."

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  24. How do you determine between fall and spring?

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  25. As earlier in the comments you said the comments written by the students on the wait-list may have an impact. I did not see box for I was in a too much of a hurry to accept the wait-list acceptance, does it have a huge impact or can I relax?

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  26. DGraves:

    I'm looking to transfer Spring 2011, so will the wait list students who are accepted for next Spring effect how many transfer applicants UGA can accept for the Spring 11 term?

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  27. wlq: We have a limited number of spaces for Summer/Fall (roughly 4800 freshman), and we will look to complete that group. Then the next group we will focus on when we complete this group is Spring.

    Anon: We know and understand that a number of students rush through the wait-list response, and some will miss the comment section, so do not worry if you missed it.

    Springer: No, the Spring freshman admits will not impact Spring transfer admission. This is the third year of admitting a group of freshman to Spring, and it has not had an impact the last two years at all.

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  28. Do the phone calls to wait-listed students occur throughout the day or is there a certain time window in which all calls will go out?

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  29. How many freshman deposits did you get for Fall 2010?

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  30. Anon: We generally try to contact students in the afternoon when we make wait-list calls, due to when our schedule might connect with a student's schedule.

    Anon II: We are still getting deposits that were mailed early this week (we extended the deadline due to May 1 being on a Saturday), but we hope to have more definitive information at the beginning of next week.

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  31. Hi, I had a question about my friend's college situation. She was accepted into the music school at UGA, but was put on the waitlist for UGA. She has been offered a full scholarship at another GA college for music, but she really, really wants to go to UGA, to the point where she would be unhappy anywhere else. However, the deadline for accepting the scholarship at the other college is on May 15th, and it is a binding contract. The other school is her only option besides UGA. I know you said that you cannot project how waitlist decisions will come out, but is there a chance she will get to find out about UGA before she has to go to another less desirable school?

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  32. Lily: First, I would suggest that your friend talk to the other school, as I have not heard of a "binding contract" in admissions, especially if the student is later admitted off the wait-list. Again, I cannot say when she would hear a response from us, as I cannot say when the last of the wait-list students will hear, and I have no knowledge of where she would fall within the wait-list.

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  33. Are any calls going out today? Have they stopped for the time being? Will you be able to tell us when they begin again?

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  34. lily,

    be extra kind to your friend , she is probably getting the stuff from the music school too that starts with CONGRATULATIONS for being accepted in the school of music - while Waitlisted - reminded to reserve her studio space - while waitlisted - it is like having your heart ripped out each time - if i save enough congrats letters from the school of music that say what a fine musician i am and the contributions i will make to UGA -can i trade it for a congrats from UGA admissions?

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  35. Anon: A small number of calls went out on Friday, and I expect a limited number will go out next week.

    crying a river: Unfortunately, you cannot trade in all the congrats letters from music for a UGA admissions letter, but be patient and see what does happen. Remember, a school of music letter states specifically that a student must be admitted to UGA as well. Good luck!

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  36. how did the deposits end up looking for fall semester 2010 and if we dont hear by next week would you consider the chances relatively small?

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  37. If you were to call a student to let them know that they got in and they did not answer, would you send an email to them?

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  38. What might be the attributes of a waitlisted application that will help "round out" the rest of the freshman class of 2010-2011?

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  39. Anon I: We are just slightly below what we expected for our class, so that is why we are offering a limited number of students admission off the wait-list. Be patient as we contact students, as we do not know how they will respond and therefore we do not know when we will be done with the wait-list process.

    Anon II: If we did not reach a student by phone or voicemail, we would then generally send an email.

    Anon III: Too broad of a question and too broad of a range of answers to even try to answer this.

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  40. You probably won't answer this or say a number but worth a try...how many of the 800 or so who stayed on are you expecting to let in?

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  41. If we are on the wait-list should we send a final transcript?

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  42. I have received an email saying that I have been admitted, but it does not say whether or not it's for fall or spring. How will I find out?

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  43. Anon I: I do not know at this time how many wait-listed applicants will be admitted.

    Anon II: If you are admitted, send in a final HS transcript.

    Anon III: I am guessing you were given a way to respond (phone or email to contact), so contact that specific counselor for more details.

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  44. Will you be notified that you have not been admitted if you are not accepted for the either the spring or fall semester?

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  45. Anon: By the end of the wait-list process, we will have communicated with all of the students, from the ones we offer admission to the ones we do not.

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  46. You say that a limited number of calls are going out, does this mean you are expecting to take a fewer number of the wait-list this year than previous years? Will there be a time when you start letting big groups know?

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  47. Anon: As I stated in the overall post, we will make offers in small groups to see what the response is, as we can then see what other wait-list offers we can make. I do not know exactly how many offers we will be able to make yet, so I cannot compare to last year.

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  48. I understand that waitlisted applications are reexamined holistically, but out of curiousity, what were the statistics of students admitted off of UGA's waitlist last year? (i.e. middle 50% of SAT scores, GPA, AP courses, etc.)

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  49. Anon: I do not have access to this data at this time, and since each year is very different from the next (especially with the wait-list), it would have no real bearing on this year's group.

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  50. praying i get that phone call from UGA admissions some time this week!!

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  51. is there any way you could tell us about how many open spots you are trying to fill with the wait list?

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  52. Anon: As you have probably seen from past posts, I do not give out numbers until I have specifics. Since we are still working out the details of the wait-list, and because there are generally more offers than admits from the wait-list (a few students change their mind after saying yes to the wait-list), I do not feel comfortable at this point in giving out numbers.

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  53. will the majority of wait list decisions be made this week?

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  54. Anon: I cannot say how many wait-list decisions will be made this week as compared to later weeks, because it will go in small groupings (50-70 would be a rough estimate), and it depends upon how quickly we can actually reach a student, what their response is, etc. Again, please be patient as we go through this process.

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  55. When I confirmed that I wanted to stay on wait list, I did not emphasize in the comment box that UGA is my first choice. At the time, I still was not sure about where i really wanted to go. Since then UGA has become my first choice without a doubt. Should i worry that I did not mention that UGA is my first choice in the comment box?

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  56. Do you let people know by state about waitlist? Like do you let all the people off that live in ga first then move on to another state? Because im sure that if one school already has twenty or so kids going and committed to uga kids on the waitlist from that school will not get in?

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  57. Anon: We assume that almost all the students who have remained on the wait-list have us pretty high up on their list, so you not mentioning it is not an issue.

    Anon: No, we do not go state by state. As well, we do not make decisions based upon how many other students we have admitted (or not admitted) from that high school.

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  58. Are the four essays looked at a lot in the wait list decision? If so is one of the essays looked at more than the others. Also, are we judged based on the actual song, genre of music, or the artist we chose for the essay?

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  59. Anon: As a Boston Red Socks fan, I am partial to "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond, so that one would give you an edge anytime, anywhere! Okay, just kidding!! Really, just kidding! No, we do not have a preference for a specific artist, song, genre, style, decade, etc. This just gives us a little more insight into who you are as a person, and this applies both to the overall admission review as well as the wait-list review. The essays may be looked at in the wait-list process, along with everything else in the file.

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  60. I got in off the waitlist today!!! Thanks so much for the blog mr graves!!! So excited to be a dawg now! Although it's for the spring semester because no fall spots remain I'm so happy

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  61. Based off of the above comment, has everyone off of the wait list been contacted for the fall semester?

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  62. Is that above comment true? Are there no more fall spots remaining? Also, will we be contacted if we have not been accepted off the waiting list?

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  63. THANK YOU, I"M NOW OFFICIALLY A DAWG STARTING SPRING SEMESTER! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!

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  64. Anon I: Congratulations!

    Anon II and III: Please do not make assumptions based upon limited information, as we are moving forward with limited fall offers, some spring offers, and then we wait and see. We notify everyone at some point in the process.

    Shelly: Congrats!

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  65. How many people have been accepted off the waitlist so far?

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  66. I just checked my voicemail and have received a message from an admissions counselor, however he didnt say whether or not I was admitted, just to call him back to discuss my position on the waitlist. What does this mean and what is the best time to call tomorrow?

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  67. Anon: It is a continuously changing number depending on how many students we have reached at any given moment, so I cannot give you a good number at this time. I expect that by late this week or early next, I will be able to give a good view of the wait-list numbers.

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  68. Anon: We generally try to speak to you admission off the wait-list, so that is why they left a message (I cannot say whether it is fall or spring). I would suggest that you call between 8:30 and 4 and speak with that counselor about your situation.

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  69. So are you saying that this is likely good news? Or are you also calling to give denials at this point?

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  70. Will calls still be going out tomorrow/the rest of this week?

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  71. If you are accepted to the spring term, do you have the option to attend a summer orientation session or is there a specifec spring orientation you must attend?
    Thanks for all the info and patience you have shown!

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  72. Anon I: I would expect it is good news, but I cannot say specifically. We do not call students who we do not offer admission off the wait-list, but we will still contact them by email or mail.

    Anon II: I expect that calls will go out through the week, and follow up calls (if we cannot reach someone and leave a message/email) will go into next week.

    Dawg10: If accepted for the spring term, there will be a separate orientation at a later date (late fall is my best guess, but it depends on what fits in the calendar for the orientation program and advisors).

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  73. As I heard of people getting in today, I noticed that the stats seemed to be based more on early admission guidelines, like GPA rigor and SAT. Am I correct in assuming that this criteria is more important this round than the way you were choosing the regular decision applicants, like extra curriculars and essays?

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  74. My daughter received a call today and was accepted for the Spring 2011 semester. While UGA is her first choice, she does not want to wait until Spring to start college, and would rather start at her 2nd choice school in the fall of 2010 and go there for 4 years than go to her 2nd choice school for a semester and then transfer to UGA. Since she was offered a Spring 2011 position, does that mean there is no possibility she can get into UGA for the Fall of 2010? Or is there a chance that she could still be offered a spot in the Fall of 2010 if other students from the waiting list decline their offer for a Fall 2010 spot?

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  75. Anon: We have always stated that both during all admission decision groups (Dec. EA, Feb. admits, final decisions), academics is key. This does not mean that it is more critical or less, but it still plays a major part of the overall review.

    Spring student: If your daughter was admitted for spring, then we determined that fall was not an option due to the number of students we have admitted along with the number that we are contacting now. I never like to answer questions that have statements like "no possibility" as I can never predict with 100% accuracy, but I do not envision us shifting students from spring to fall. I would have her make a decision on spring based upon this information, and tell her good luck at whichever college she attends!

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  76. Thanks for taking the time to answer all of our questions. If admitted from the wait-list, will my status change on the status check website prior to the call and email? Thanks!!

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  77. Elizabeth: We do not change a student's wait-list admission status until after we have contacted them, so no it would not show up on the status check before contact from our office.

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  78. My daughter has been admitted for Spring. UGA is her first choice but she is worried about starting in the spring and having it be awkward being the new girl. She has moved a number of times and I think she fears that it will be a similar difficult adjustment period. Can you tell me if Spring admits are generally successful at transitioning or do you see a lot of them go home? She has a scholarship at her second choice school and will attend there first semester. I know we can't see into the future but we want to try to guide her to make the best decision. Thank you

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  79. Anon Mom: I never want to tell a student what college they should attend, so she should go with what she feels is the best fit. This will be the third class of Spring admits, with the group being about 200 strong, and the University does try to bring them together and make their transition a smooth one. I do not have exact retention numbers, but we have seen that the spring admits do well at transitioning to UGA. Ultimately though, she will have to make the call. Good luck!

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  80. Are you nearing the end of calls? I am growing more and more concerned each day as people around me get calls (but turn them down).

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  81. Anon: Generally, over 80% of the people who are offered admission off the wait-list accept, but we have to go step by step with who we offer to see how many actually accept the offer, and how many students this means we will enroll and still stay within our projected numbers for fall and spring. It is hard to say exactly where we are with the calls, as some have been reached while some are left messages, so I cannot give you an exact picture yet.

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  82. Good Dawg, sit, bark.May 13, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Earlier in the blog, someone said they were accepted off the waitlist for Spring because "no fall spots are remaining." Is that the case at this point?

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  83. Good Dawg: I am guessing that this was that person's interpretation of the situation or discussion, as the student might have asked if he/she could be admitted for Fall and be told that was not an option. We are contacting students for fall and spring now based upon our enrollment projections. Again, I will have more information next week (I will be out of town from Monday to Wednesday), and I will try to update the blog at that time.

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  84. How do you decided whether someone should be fall or spring?

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  85. So from what I can gather the people you are letting in for Spring are what you consider to be the bottom of the waitlist group. They are being used for financial reasons to fill a spot for someone who will leave. What happens if spots do not open up in Spring as you anticipate? Will those Spring admits then be told they can no longer come?

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  86. I've accepted for fall, ive never been happier! Thank you for the blog, its been a great resource throughout this whole process!

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  87. Anon I: We have an approximate number of students we can enroll for fall, and in our review of the wait-list students, we select the a group of slightly larger than that enrollment number (a small number will say no to admission). We also know that we can enroll about 200 freshman for spring, so we are looking for a slightly larger number than that to offer for spring. I am projecting that there will also be a group that we will not be able to offer admission to off the wait-list.

    Anon II: I would suggest that you do not make assumptions about admission, as assumptions are generally wrong. UGA will always have a limited number of spaces that free up on campus spring term, both in the residence halls and in the classroom. Since the space is available then, we decided to use the space to offer admission to students instead of leaving it empty. In my view, it is allowing students to enroll at UGA instead of denying them, and it becomes a win-win situation for all. These spots always open up, so if a student is admitted for spring, they are admitted for spring, and UGA stands by that decision. Please look at the reality of the situation, and not a rumor.

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  88. I have a 2 part question. I am assuming at some point the process of admission will be complete. Will that point in time be communicated? I believe you mentioned that those on the wait-list that are not admitted will not receive a call. Will their status just change on the status check website? Once you receive that information, are there ever situations where UGA would change their decision, ie spots open up? Thanks.

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  89. Elizabeth: If you remember, I stated that all wait-list students that we are not admitted will receive an email and/or a letter stating that they were not admitted off the wait-list. Only later will this show up on the status check. We generally admit slightly above the numbers we wish to enroll to take into account any cancellations, so I do not see any changes to our final wait-list decisions.

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  90. I've been accepted off of the waitlist just recently, and I'm curious about a couple of things. When do I need to submit the FAFSA by (if I have to apply for it again), when is the deposit due date, and will I be contacted about orientation for Spring students? Thanks!

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  91. I have been told that the notification process goes down the list in alphabetical order. A friend of mine has been accepted with the last name starting with "T" and mine starts with "S". Does this mean that I have not made the first cut of being accepted? Also, would I not be accepted unless students accepted off the wait list turn down the offer?

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  92. Anon I: The spring deposit form says that by approximately 2 weeks after you receive the admission packet, you should then send in the deposit. You will receive more information about orientation during the fall. As for the FAFSA question, I will defer to the Student Financial Aid office, and you should contact them about this type of issue.

    Anon II: Actually, we are going by height (just kidding!). No, we are not going by alpha order, but I cannot say what your situation is, so we ask that you just be patient as the wait-list process goes forward.

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  93. I have a two part question :I've notice that the majority of people who have been accepted off the waiting list have been accepted for the spring, if I haven't been called yet for acceptance does that mean that there is still a good chance that I could be accepted for the fall? since you stated earlier in the blog that an accurate number of spots for the fall will not be known until after may 15th; or does it mean that all spots have been taken and the remaining students will not be called. My other question is, does the office of admissions call students who have been accepted only during business hours and days or anytime. The reason I'm asking is becuase I received a call from a number with the same area code as uga's admissions area code but on my caller I'd the name came up unknown, do you think I should call back just to clarify or will it say uga admissions or something similar when I receive a call?

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  94. Anon: We have been calling students with both fall and spring wait-list offers, so I would not say that a majority of the calls so far have been for spring. As such, I could not say what your specific situation is concerning the wait-list. We have contacted a majority of the wait-list offers (either by speaking on the phone, or a voicemail/email of we could not reach a person by phone), and we are now waiting for responses from the last of these students.

    As for the call you received from the 706 area code, I have no idea. Again, since we would then leave a voicemail or email if we could not speak with a student, I would think it was not from admissions.

    My best and most frequent advice is just to be patient.

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  95. Will waiting list acceptance calls go out next week also? Or was this week the last week?

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  96. Anon: I am not sure how close we are to the end of the wait-list calls, so as I always say when I do not know something, instead of guessing, I will just say I do not know. I hope to have definitive information next week.

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  97. Does the admissions office find it annoying when people call to tell them that UGA is their number one choice?

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  98. Anon: I would not say "annoying", but since we do not make admissions decisions (either wait-list or during the year) based upon a student's desire to attend UGA, it is somewhat unnecessary. A number of students, even one's who are admitted and then go elsewhere, tell us that UGA is #1 on their list, so it is hard to know the true reality of the situation. As well, desire does not always mean that a student is the best applicant, or that it is the best fit overall.

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  99. It was stated above that the "majority" of those on wait list have been contacted and you are waiting on responses from those potential students. Would it be safe to assume that someone on the waitlist that has not been contacted yet, that more than likely they will not be made an offer to attend?

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  100. Anon: As I said two posts above, it I am not sure, then I do not guess, so I cannot say with all certainty if we have been able to contact all of the wait-list students. I will be able to be more definitive next week.

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  101. If someone on the waiting list is given a fall spot but they decide not to go, who gets that spot? Would someone who was offered a spot for spring get it?

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  102. Anon: quoting from a recent comment of mine: "We generally admit slightly above the numbers we wish to enroll to take into account any cancellations, so I do not see any changes to our final wait-list decisions." We know that we will have some students not accept the offer, and so we go out with slightly more offers overall to take into account this situation.

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  103. Do waiting list calls go out on saturdays?

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  104. so you have been contacting students from wait list right?

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  105. Has UGA taken into consideration the number of commitment deposits that are holding "freshman student" spaces that may end up going to a different schools? Like the people who are waitlisted to other first choice schools that are planning on going to UGA as a backup.

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  106. On my application my major said engineering but my intended major is pre-pharmacy but for some reason when I applied I couldn't put that, is there anyway that I can get uga to change that for me?

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  107. Are calls or e-mails made on saturdays??????

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  108. Anon I: we do not contact students on weekends, as we are not in the office working.

    Anon II: Yes we are contacting students about the wait-list, see above comments.

    Anon III: Yes, we admit slightly above the number that we want to enroll, knowing that some deposited students will make other plans.

    Anon IV: Pre-pharmacy is not a major, but is an academic area of interest. You select a major, but then a number of students also indicate an area of interest, from pre-law to pre-med, etc.

    Anon V: Please be patient, as I have set up this blog to assist in understanding the admission process, but I also have a life outside of admissions. Tonight, I attended a softball game for my daughter, then headed out to my son's baseball game, and only now got home. Please see above for the answer to your question.

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  109. could you tell me approximately how many students have been accepted off of wait list? doesnt have to be exact number, please and thank you

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  110. Anon: As I said in an earlier comment, I will write a more detailed post next week on the wait-list situation, as I will have more complete data by then.

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  111. I really appreciate this blog. You didnt have to do anything but instead you work every day to help answer some very repetitive and tough questions about something everyone is very frazzled about. So thanks!

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  112. I got a call, but I wasn't home. Do I have to wait until Monday to find out what the call was about??????????

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  113. Anon: Yes, you would need to wait until Monday to contact us, as our office is open M-F.

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  114. I was accepted for the Spring semester and I was wondering something: if we enroll in another university in the fall semester and do badly for whatever reason, will we be denied admittance to UGA for the Spring semester? If those who were accepted for the Spring semester choose to go elsewhere for the Fall semester, will UGA require a certain GPA or anything else in the Spring?

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  115. SpringDawg: We do not put any specific restrictions on fall semester grades, but you want to make sure you do the best you can, as it will have an impact on the HOPE scholarship (for GA residents), your overall GPA, etc.

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  116. My daughter received a call from admissions last Wednesday and was told she was admitted for Spring 2011 however her commitment deposit form is for Fall 2010. Do we need to contact the admissions office to find out which is correct?
    Thanks!!!

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  117. EA-RD-WL-Spr: Review the admission letter, as the first paragraph talks about the admission decision and the term admitted. It also will say the term on the status check. The term on the letter of admission is the correct term.

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  118. Thanks Mr. Graves for responding so quickly. My daughter was forwarded the "University of Georgia Commitment Deposit" form via email from an Associate Director of Admissions. We mailed the deposit check in Thursday along with the completed form we received.
    This particular form clearly states Fall 2010. Her "status check" hasn't changed though. Does the status check change when the deposit is received? I would think that UGA received the check Saturday at the lastest. Hopefully her status check will change in the next couple of days.
    The verbal acceptance was for Spring 2011, however, the forms are for Fall 2010.
    Thanks for your help as always!!!

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  119. EA-RD-WL-Spr: It sounds like you have not received the acceptance packet yet, correct? So I am guessing the counselor you spoke with might have attached a deposit form with an email as a courtesy to you, as the official acceptance comes through the status check and on the acceptance letter, and those will show the official term of admission. I would suggest you contact the specific counselor you spoke with and talk with them, and mention that you have communicated with me and what I have relayed to you. We are offering admission for spring for your daughter, so I would suggest not go into semantics about a generic deposit form, as the specific letter of admission with the applicant's name and term is the official offer of admission.

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  120. Thanks so much for the explanation. We will wait for the official acceptance packet to arrive in the mail.

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  121. A lot of students from Walton High School have found out already, but I wasn't one of them..are calls still being made?

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  122. How long should it take for the application status check to change after accepting a spot for admission? I am also mildly concerned because I have emailed my response back to the person who offered me admission, but I have not received a response yet confirming that my response has been received. Anything to be worried about?

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  123. i received a call, but there was no email.
    Will the Email be coming in later?

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  124. Paws Crossed: I am in Alabama until Thursday morning, so I cannot give you exact information on the wait-list communications until I return.

    Anon I: I would see if it was changed by tomorrow morning, and if not, call the person who emailed you.

    Anon II: I would suggest replying to the phone call so you can speak with the admissions counselor.

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  125. I recieved a call and i picked up, the lady notified me that i have been accepted. However she mentioned an email which i didnt recieve. Will i be recieving the email soon? and my status check was not updated as well, could you inform me in what i have to do now? i have no idea what to do.

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  126. Anon: I would suggest you be patient a short while longer, as it is not an instant process. Allow us to take care of the basic steps, and you should then see your decision on the status check and receive an admission packet.

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  127. I confirmed my acceptance last Thursday, but my status check has not changed. Is this something that I need to be concerned about?

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  128. Anon: Be patient for a few more days, and then call if you do not see a change in the decision.

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  129. Is UGA admissions still calling wait-listed students?...or it safe to assume that all decisions have been decided.

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  130. Are new Freshman admitted off the wait list for Spring 2011 eligible to attend the Freshman College month this summer? Thanks!

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  131. Hello, DGraves! How are you today?

    Could you tell me the e-mail address of the undergraduate admission office?

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  132. I'm still not sure why I was never admittied because there were students at my school who had lower gpas and sat scores than I and a way less rigor academic curriculum and they were accepted..

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  133. Anon I: I will know more when I return to Athens and am back in the office on Thursday.

    Anon II: No, if you are admitted for Spring, Freshman College is not an option.

    Christine: Go to http://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/contact_us.html for information on the many ways to reach us.

    Anon: I cannot guess about your decision or others, but please remember that admission decisions are not based strictly on numbers, and review the six part series on file review that I did earlier in the year.

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  134. It says on the websites faq's page that the typical dates to hear back about a waitlist decision are may 15 - june 15. I know you are unsure of the numbers, but normally are there still available spots when it reaches June, or have nearly all phone calls been made?

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  135. Anon: I will know more tomorrow afternoon after I have time to get back in the office and see what has happened over the past few days.

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  136. I was admitted for spring and now i am trying to apply for housing, however the link i was given is for fall and summer housing registration. Do I need to wait to apply or should i proceed to register with the summer and fall application?

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  137. Anon: Spring Housing sign-ups are not available yet, so you would just need to be patient. If needed, you can contact housing to see when spring sign-up will open up.

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  138. Hi! I just got in off of the waiting list, signed up for orientation and all of that. Now, I noticed it said that my AP test scores need to be received by my orientation date, which is early July. What should I do if my scores won't be sent by then?

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  139. Katelyn: It is not required to have the AP scores to us by your orientation, but it can help in advisement. But at the same time, students can shuffle their schedule after getting their scores, and many do!

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  140. Over a week ago I received a call from one of the UGA representatives in Atlanta offering me admission for Spring 2011 (off the freshman waitlist). I accepted the spot and was told that I would receive a package of information in the mail within a few days. I never received the package. My status has not changed on the UGA website. Any advice as to whether I am actually accepted or if it was a mistake? Does that often happen? I am trying to decide what to do in the fall and it would be helpful to know concretely what my spring status is....

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  141. Anon: I would suggest contacting that counselor to check on things and make sure they understood your response, and to have us then make the change in our system. I would not worry though.

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  142. Are calls still being made?

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  143. I have a very serious situation that I hope you can help me with since I have not been able to receive any whatsoever. A few days a go I received a call but was out of town so a voicemail was left. It stated that I have been offered a spot for the fall but then I also received an email stating I received an offer for spring. I called the office of admissions to see if they could clarify which offer was accurate but I was forwarded to an automated voicemail. I then tried to email the office of admissions but a counselor who does not seem familiar to me told me that I was never contacted and I checked my applications status and there was no change so I was hoping you help me figure out what am I suppose to do because I was really excited to finally be admitted off the waiting list but I fear that it may have been a mistake..

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  144. Anon I: I will give an update later today in a new post.

    Anon II: As I have said before, it is very difficult to answer like these questions when no specifics are given. Do you know the name of the counselor that left the voicemail, and do you know the name of the counselor who emailed you? If so, let me know so I can speak with them about this, and we will then hopefully clear this up.

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  145. Is there anyway that we can check if our file on the waiting list has been reviewed yet (for example by checking the application status)because I hope to find out something before my graduation next week.

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  146. Ready2BADAWG: No, that is not how the wait-list works at UGA, as it is not a review or not review sort of process with the wait-list. I will give a wait-list update later today.

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  147. How many people have you contacted from the waitlist? Do you know the number of people that are on the waitlist? I know these questions have been asked before, but they haven.t really been answered. I'm sorry, I'm just really nervous!

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  148. Anon: Cutting and pasting from the updated wait-list post; "I do not have the exact numbers right now, but about 850 students requested to stay on the wait-list. As for admits, we will not know exact numbers until we hear back from the last of the offers." I will not have exact numbers as far as how many we have admitted until we hear back from all of the students we have communicated with.

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