Friday, May 21, 2010

Wait-List Update

At this time, we have offered a limited number of students admission for fall term off the wait-list, and a little larger number of students spring admission off the wait-list. I do not have an exact number for these groups, and we are still waiting to hear back from a small number of these students we have contacted about the wait-list. Based on the "Yes" responses we have received so far, we have determined that we are not able to offer admission to any further students off the wait-list. If you are one of the small group of students who have been contacted by us concerning the wait-list and have not responded yet,  you should do so as soon as possible, as we are still waiting on your response. The responses of these students will not impact any further offers, as we have been able to complete the class based upon the offers we have already made.

For the group of students where we were not able to offer admission off the wait-list, we are sorry that we could not do so, and we wish you well at the college you have chosen. You will receive an email with this notification within a few days. Please remember that there are a number of reasons why we have made the decisions we did, and I would not be able to answer any comments asking why someone did or did not get admitted off the wait-list.

61 comments:

  1. So does this mean that all the spots for UGA are filled?

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  2. Anon: This means that we are finished with offering admission to any further wait-list applicants. We are now on target for our projected class size, and wait-list students who did not hear from us should go forward with their plan B.

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  3. Everyone who has been offered admission has already been contacted?

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  4. Anon: Yes, that is correct, all student's who have been offered admission have now been contacted.

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  5. How many applicants ended up on the wait-list and do you know approximately how many students were admitted from the wait-list? Thanks.

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  6. Proud to be a DAWG

    I have already been accepted as a transfer student, and I have requested that my school send my final transcript. How will I know that you have received it? Will it be updated on the application status page?

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  7. Olivia: I do not have the exact numbers right now (as it is Saturday), 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.

    Anon: Updated transcripts, both high school and college, will show up with an updated date on the status page.

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  8. Does that go for transfer students as well or just incoming freshman?

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  9. Anon: I am not sure what you are asking about, but I will assume it is about transcripts. The status check will show updated transcripts (look for a change in the date) for freshman and transfers.

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  10. Sorry for the failure to clearify, but I meant does the news that the spots are filled go for only the freshman class or all incoming students.

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  11. When will we hear about appeal decisions?

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  12. Anon: The wait-list situation only impacts freshman who are on the wait-list, and has nothing to do with transfer applicants.

    Anon II: Any appeals have to be reviewed by admissions, the the faculty, then the President's office, so I cannot give any exact timeline (I do not set the schedule for the President's office, for example). If you are a freshman applicant appealing, I would suggest you have a plan B, because as I have said before, history shows that almost no appeals are granted for freshman.

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  13. Thanks for the very helpful blog!
    I am trying to pay the orientation fee, but UGA doesn't take VISA? We don't have any of the other credit cards, and we don't like to give anyone direct access to our checking account. Can we set up a payment through our own bank's on-line bill pay, or is our only other option, if it even exists, snail-mailing a paper check ourselves?
    Thanks again.

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  14. Anon: The orientation fee is actually billed to your UGA student account, and therefore would be paid when you start the interaction with our Bursar's office (taking care of tuition, fees, etc.). The freshman enrollment deposit is the one that needs to come in by mail.

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  15. Anon: I noticed this morning that I was not perfectly clear about the student accounts payment options. You would want to speak to our Bursar's office about payment, as there are a number of ways, but Visa is not an option (several other credit cards are though).

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  16. Thanks, Mr. Graves, for your response. It is the $100 orientation fee we tried to pay on-line through our daughter's UGA student account over the weekend, but VISA was not one of the credit card options, which was surprising. Now that the Bursar's office is open today, we will talk to them about the non-credit card options.

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  17. I'm a wait-listed freshman applying for undergraduate admission for the fall of 2010; under my application status check, I am still wait-listed. Shortly before posting this comment, I contacted the undergraduate admissions department and was told that they are still contacting people to offer them admission and would be into early June. I'm now unsure if I have been rejected admission or I have simply not yet been contacted.

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  18. Tyler: Like a number of colleges, UGA does not give out decisions over the phone, whether they are admit decisions, deny, wait-list, etc. As well, I am guessing that the person you spoke to did not have specific information on your wait-list decision, and stated that we were still contacting students about the decision (as I stated in this post concerning students who we are still trying to reach). But we are not contacting any further students with new offers of admission off the wait-list.

    This blog is not the appropriate place to say what an individual situation is, but as I said in the post, all students should hear a decision shortly. Remember that wrote the original post on Friday, so please give us a few business days to take care of the final wait-list decisions and communications.

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  19. So is it safe to say that if we have not heard anything that we will not be admitted? No chance that we just have not received a phone call yet?

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  20. Anon: As I said earlier, "This means that we are finished with offering admission to any further wait-list applicants. We are now on target for our projected class size, and wait-list students who did not hear from us should go forward with their plan B."

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  21. I applied as a transfer student back in December. I still have not heard anything about admission decision. I sent in another transcript last week and it said that it was received, but my credentials were still being reviewed. Am I just not getting in or is my application still probably being reviewed?

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  22. Anon transfer: Since I do not know your situation, I cannot guess as to the answer. It may be that your original transcript did not include fall grades, which we need for transfer review purposes. If we can see that you made a good faith effort to submit the grades and now have given us a transcript with the needed information, we will move forward with a decision, but it would have been delayed due to only now getting the needed information.

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  23. I am perfectly capable of reading thank you. I was making sure, forgive me for hanging on to false hope for the past 9 months only to have my dreams shot down. Working the past four years only to have to settle for the hometown college and be told that I do not fit the credintials needed to "round out" the class of 2014 is a bit degrading. I know you will not post this comment and truthfully it is not you this is aimed towards, it is aimed towards this entire failed process. I just feel as if someone should if nothing else get a laugh out of my frustrations. Have a wonderful day UGA admissions, have a wonderful day. -TJ

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  24. Anon: I am sorry that you are unhappy about the wait-list and admissions process, and please understand that I am not trying to insult students when I cut and paste information from a previous post (it is a time factor as I only have so much time in a day). I wish you well at the college you do attend, and as you can see from other posts I have done, if your desire is to graduate from UGA, the transfer process is a viable option.

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  25. I was a waitlisted student that did not get offered a spot at uga so now I have decided to transfer in, but my question to you is, on the website it states that atleast 30 hrs are needed to apply and it also says atleats been enrolled in college for one year, if that is so what if I don't have 30 hours at the date of the application deadline and I wish to apply(fall semester) but I will have completed one 1 year of college and have received MORE than 30 hours by the term I wish to apply to(fall semester)..does that mean that I have to wait until spring of 2012 to enroll or can I still go ahead and apply for fall 2011 since I will have enough if not more credits by the start of that term?

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  26. DGraves, I recently received an email stating I had been accepted off the waitlist for the fall term and it mentions that I should have received a call. However, I did not receive a call or a voicemail and the email is just addressed, "dear student," I am worried it was not meant to be sent to me...

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  27. Anon: The requirements for transfer admission are to have been enrolled in college for a year before attending UGA and to have 30 hours of transferable credit completed by the deadline (in your case, that would be either the fall deadline of April 1 or the spring deadline of Sept. 1). I am guessing that you will eligible for transfer admission for the Spring 2012 term.

    Anxious: I would suggest you reply to the email, as it could be that we were unable to reach you when we tried to contact you at first, etc. Since I do not have specifics about your situation, the best action is to reply to the email and get details from this contact.

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  28. So you are telling me that I would have to wait until spring 2012 to attend uga even though I will have more than 30 credits by fall 2011? And another question I have is..I was thinking about taking online classes for dekalb tech and they have an english 1101 class that is also given at uga but the only difference is that at dekalb tech 5 hours is given instead of 3 so the question I am askin is if I transfer having earned those 5 credits will it still be counted as a 5 hour credit when it is transferred or will I only be given 3 since that is how much is given at uga?

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  29. Anon: If a student does not have 30 semester hours by the deadline, we cannot review them for transfer admission. As you can see from the transfer posts that I have done, it takes a long time to review a transfer file, and I we accepted and reviewed any and all work completed before the term started, we would not be able to make decisions before the term even began. In addition, we would have issues concerning student space, classroom space, and orientation issues due to the larger numbers and timelines. In other words, we set the deadline so we could give students a timely response, and so we would have enough space for the transfer population.

    I believe that Dekalb Tech courses are under the quarter hour system, and 5 quarter hours equals 3 semester hours. Our requirement is 30 semester hours, so 45 quarter hours equals 30 semester hours.

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  30. This blog is so helpful; thanks for answering all our questions.

    I'm an incoming fall freshman. Is there a place where we can make sure that our final high school transcripts are received?

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  31. baby dawg: The status check will show a new transcript date when the final transcript is received.

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  32. Thanks for the quick response!

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  33. I was accepted for Spring 2011 admissions and received my acceptance packet today. It says that I am part of the class of 2015. I plan on attending another credited university for the first semester. Assuming my credits transfer over will I then be changed to 2014?

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  34. Anon: The date on the freshman letter is computer generated as 4 years out from the start year, so it put in 2015. I would assume you would actually be the class of 2014, but that would be up to you. I would also guess that some of our freshman will be the class of 2013 (a number come in with advanced credit), and a few will be 2015, 2016, etc. Don't worry about this issue, as you will ultimately determine when you finish at UGA and what "Class of ..." you are.

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  35. Are there still scholarships available? I just got accepted off the waitlist for fall semester and FAFSA is not giving me any money. I emailed the financial aid office and I am working with them but I was just wondering what the odds are of me being offered instate tuition or another helpful scholarship?

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  36. Hopeful: Unfortunately there are no more scholarships/instate tuition waivers available.

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  37. Thanks for the heads up about having 30 hours by application deadline. Is it possible that i can actually earn 30 hours just in the fall semester? for example i plan on attending georgia perimeter, is it possible that i can take 7 classes on campus and 3 courses online? i know i can handle it but i was just wondering is it possible to do so?

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  38. Anon: There is no way to take 30 hours in one semester, and as a person who has worked in admissions for 18 years, I would never advise a student to try this. In addition, I doubt your college advisor, your parents, or your professors would allow this. I am not trying to be rude, but what you might think is possible vs. what is realistic is different. This would be like trying to cram a full year's worth of college work (during freshman year no less) into one semester.

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  39. Thanks for the advice after thinking about it it does sound a bit difficult and unrealistic, but I did find out there's a way I can earn 30 semester hours by the deadline all I have to do is 6 classes in the fall(4 being full term and 1 being first half term the 2nd being 2nd half term) and 3 take half term online classes in the spring while I'm taking only 1 class on campus which will be math. Sounds a bit more reasonable?

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  40. Anon: I would not be the best person to say what you should do as far as your freshman year at another institution, as your parents, advisor, etc would be best. Two things you should think about though with your ideas; online courses are not always as easy to complete and succeed in quickly as some people think, and some colleges do not release spring grades until May, even if you have completed the course earlier than May. It has to do with transcript issues and when spring grades can be posted on a transcript.

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  41. I was accepted for Spring semester. I know you've covered this before but I cannot find it in the archives... What do most people do? Attend plan B school for one semester, or attend community college? (the second option seems like a let down after working so hard for four+ years). I need guidance and now I feel like there is no one who can give it to me....

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  42. Anon: People do a number of different things, from volunteer work, fall classes at plan B, etc. My suggestion, if you are looking at plan B vs a community college, is to take classes at the plan B school (as long as your parents are also okay with this!). This is nothing against a community college, as we have a number of great students who transfer from these colleges or take dual enrollment courses from there. But if for instance your plan B school is a strong 4 year college, then your experience might be more like UGA, and might prepare you better for the transition. As well, you may decide to stay at that college and earn a 4 year degree from there.

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  43. Sorry if I sound a bit unreasonable and impatient but I really just wanted to go to uga this fall but I can wait until next fall but the thought of have to wait a whole nother year and a semester makes me more determined to make my dream a reality. I've spoken to one of the advisors at gpc and he has informed me that my grades would be on my transcript in the spring before may, also that my plan does sound a bit difficult but possible because of the classes I told him I was planning on taking aren't all that difficult and time consuming so with that being said thanks for the help and advice and if all works well I WILL BE a bulldog come fall 2011! That's my goal and I'm gonna accomplish it!

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  44. if i was not offered admission for the fall or spring semester, could I still apply as a transfer student for my spring semester of my freshman year?

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  45. Anon: Good luck, but please make wise choices.

    Anon II: As quoted from an above comment I made, "The requirements for transfer admission are to have been enrolled in college for a year before attending UGA and to have 30 hours of transferable credit completed by the deadline." So you would not be able to transfer in for this coming spring.

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  46. Is the email letting me know I wasn't selected from the wait list the only correspondence I will receive?

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  47. I was admitted off the wait list for Spring term. I know that I cannot inquire about housing or anything else really until later in the fall. But, I was wondering if generally spring students get traditional freshman housing or if they are more likely put elsewhere i.e. whatever is open regardless of location. I want to come to UGA but I'm already uneasy about the transition..... I wish I knew someone with a Spring admit success story.

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  48. Still wondering: Yes, the email is the only message you will receive, and your status check information will then change after the email is sent.

    Anon: Freshman live in a variety of housing options in both Fall and Spring, and Spring freshmen will be placed in a number of different residence halls, based upon space and an attempt by Housing to place them in a good location (even if this means possibly changing upperclassmen residents who have an open roommate space due to graduation/study abroad/etc.). We cannot make promises about housing as it depends on the circumstances at that time, but Spring freshman have been pleased for the last 2 years with their overall situation.

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  49. Can you tell me how many were admitted from the wait list?

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  50. I was admitted for spring. Should I send my final transcripts now or would you rather I sent them later since you are dealing with the fall admits.

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  51. Just Wondering: My rough estimates are the for the Summer/Fall, about 150 students were admitted. For Spring, it was just below 200 that were admitted off the wait-list.

    Anon: Go ahead and send in your final HS transcript, as it will flow straight into your file and be ready for review (thanks for thinking of us though!).

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  52. I received an orientation reminder today from UGA. It was a reminder for summer orientation and said that my acceptance would be canceled if I did not sign up by July 9. However, my acceptance is for spring and I was specifically told not to try to contact anyone about orientation until fall and that the school was only focusing on fall incoming freshman until much later in the year. Could you please advise? Thank you!

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  53. Anon: Since I do not know your specific situation, I would suggest you contact our office to make sure everything is correct with your application. It sounds like a minor error on our part, but since this is contacting us about an email error, and not about signing up for orientation for spring, you should contact us so we can identify the problem. If possible, let them know the email address that sent it and the date, and we can go from there.

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  54. My daughter never received an email that she was taken off the wait list. But this is what her status check says as of today "Thank you for your interest in attending the University of Georgia. Your offer of admission has been cancelled by the Office of Admissions. We wish you well with your future academic plans." Today we verified the email address that UGA Admissions should have contacted, so I don't understand why she did not receive an email to say she did not get an admissions spot. Is this the normal response from UGA?

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  55. Anon: I would not be able to guess about the situation involving your daughter, but occasionally we have issues where the student's email client pushes a UGA communication into the Spam or Junk Mail bin. I do not know if this is the case or not, but I would suggest that you contact our office again and ask to speak with a counselor. The counselor can then help you understand what the decision is, although I am unsure if they will be able to do a backwards search of the email and why it did not go through.

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  56. One of our neighbors was just admitted for fall after having initially been admitted for spring.... how many of these cases will there be?

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  57. Anon: I know of only one case like this, and it was due to an error in communication on our side as far as what term should have been offered. I cannot say this is the case, but this is not something that we are doing on any scale at all.

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  58. I did joint enrollment and I plan on transferring since I was not admitted off the waitlist. I have a total of 15 hours compiled through joint enrollment. If I were to take 15 hours (clearly feasible) in the fall (at the same school I did my joint enrollment during senior year) thus completing the requirement of 30 hours, would I be considered as being enrolled for a full year and able to transfer for Spring 2011?

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  59. Anon: A transfer applicant must have 30 completed hours of transfer work and be at least 1 year out of high school before they can be considered for transfer admission, so the first time you could be considered for transfer admission would be summer/fall of 2011.

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  60. is there a special application for the spring of 2012 if I plan of transferring from another college?

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  61. Anon: You would complete the transfer application when it becomes available. The Summer/Fall transfer application will be available in late October, and once we pull those applications down after the deadlines (March 1 for summer, April 1 for fall), we will then open up the Spring 2012 transfer application shortly afterwords. We need to get through the Summer and Fall freshman and transfer applicants first before even thinking about Spring 2012.

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