Monday, June 28, 2010

Test Scores and UGA

At this time of year, I start looking back at what I wrote last year to see if there are any big issues that need repeating for a new group of rising seniors. One of the more prevalent issues is the question about test scores and score choice. As such, here is a copy of last year's post, with a little extra information at the end.

"Should I send my SAT/ACT to UGA now, or wait until I see how I did?" Fear not, because this question is a non-issue at UGA.

UGA's policy on test scores is that we only look at the highest sub-scores of the SAT and the ACT, also known as "super-scoring". This means that we take the highest Critical Reading, Math and Writing SAT scores from all your SAT tests to get your best overall combination, and your best ACT scores from each section to make the highest composite score.

The one thing we do not do is overlap the SAT and ACT (we will not take your ACT English of 34 and match it with your 740 Math SAT). But remember, UGA will only look at your best scores for the SAT and ACT, and if you take both the SAT and ACT, we will use whichever test has the strongest overall best scores.

In other words, we are only focused on your best scores (I am trying to see how many different ways I can say this statement). So do not worry about which test scores to send (my best suggestion is to always request them to be sent when you sign up for the test), and enjoy your senior year!

Please make sure that you send us your SAT/ACT scores early enough so that we can use it to send you the appropriate materials for different programs, and make sure to have the scores sent in by the deadlines if you apply to UGA. We  will be able to use the October SAT and ACT scores for Early Action if you request the scores to be sent to UGA when you sign up for the test. For Regular Decision, we will be able to use test scores that are taken through January.

I hope this helps explain UGA's policies concerning the SAT and ACT exams!

Go Dawgs!

97 comments:

  1. Overall I got a higher score in the ACT and did poorley on my SAT. Should I only send in my ACT score which is drastically different from my SAT scores?

    And also, on my highschool transcript I have 2 middle school grades from Algebra 1 and Spanish on my transcript so does UGA calculate the middle school grades into my overall GPA also?
    or just the highschool grades
    Thank you D.Graves!

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  2. I am an upcoming senior and my overall GPA is a 3.899. I go to Walton Highschool, have taken 4 AP courses and will be taking 5 more this upcoming year. I have never been a great test taker therefore I scored SAT Reading and Math score is a 1150 and a 24 on the ACT (I will be retaking both of them). I am also a female hispanic (I don't know if that makes a difference)Do I qualify for EA? What should I focus on improving?

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  3. Anon I: It does not matter if you send both the SAT and ACT, or just the ACT, as we will only look at the stronger score. One thing with the ACT is to make sure you have taken the writing portion, as that is required. As for middle school grades, we will not be asking for them on the self-reported grade chart, but when the official transcript comes in, we will be able to see them when reading files.

    Anon II: I do not guess about a person's chances for admission. I will say that you are strong in the two most important factors, grades and rigor of curriculum. It looks like the only thing you can improve on is your SAT/ACT scores, as you are very strong in the other areas that we look at for EA. As for being a female hispanic student, this has no impact, positive or negative, in the admission decision. I would not think that you would have a denial response in EA, but I could not guess as for admission vs. deferral.

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  4. Hello,
    I am also a rising senior that will be applying to UGA in the fall. I have taken all AP and honors classes at my high school but currently (during this summer-summer 2010 term) I am doing joint-enrollment at a university. When applying to UGA, how do I let the admissions officers know that I did joint-enrollment (college classes) over the summer and report my grades in those classes to them?

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  5. Anon: First, you would list the college where you did your dual enrollment on your application. Second, you should submit a college transcript with the summer work on it. Third, check and see if your high school puts the college courses on your high school transcript (if they satisfy a high school course). Then we will know about the work.

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  6. I have a friend who is an upcoming freshman at UGA and she got in with the same GPA as I have now as an upcoming senior in highschool, 3.4. She also had a really nice SAT score (in the 1900s) and mine is in the 1800s. Should I just take the SAT again (for the third time)to see if I can get a higher score or just relax and take the ACT and see which score is highest to send in(although I did already send in my SAT scores when I took the test)?

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  7. Anon: If UGA only used a student's GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then I would say yes. Unfortunately, that is not the way things work here at UGA. One, I cannot say if your GPA is the same as the other student, as we look at grades, grade trends (how students have done from freshman to senior year), the rigor of a student's curriculum, and the individual sections of the SAT/ACT (we are not just looking at the overall score). In addition, we may review your activities, your writing, your recommendations, etc. And this does not even take into account that every year is different due to the different number of applicants, what they are like, and how many we can admit.

    In other words, do not compare yourself to a previous applicant, as it is not an easy match. And if you want to take the SAT again, do so, and if not, stay with taking the ACT.

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  8. Does UGA have a program where out of state students can qualify for in-state tuition?

    thanks

    William

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  9. Anon: UGA offers a limited number of freshman scholarships each year, and for out-of-state students, these scholarships will many times include a partial or full waiver of the out-of-state tuition difference. It is very competitive to receive this, though, so you would want to look at your overall profile, both academic and otherwise, and compare it to the UGA admitted freshmen profile (http://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/first_year_class_profile.html).

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  10. The Academic Common Market may be an option depending on their intended major and state in which they live.

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  11. when would a prospective student find out they were qualified for the out of state waiver scholarship--is it early in the process after admission?

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  12. Anon I: Generally, the Academic Common Market is only for a limited number of majors, and at UGA, it is generally (but not always) for only the junior/senior year at UGA.

    Anon II: Scholarship notifications are sent out anywhere from mid-December to early April.

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  13. DGraves,

    I am concerned for my friend, she is applying to UGA soon (she dosen't know that I am doing this). What is her likely hood of getting accepted based upon these things:
    SAT score overall: 1760, Math & Reading: 1150
    Cumulative GPA on 5.0 Scale: 4.174
    Extracurriculars: National Beta Club(Recording Secretary & 1st Vice President), National Hispanic Honor Society, Mock Trial Team (Lead Prosecutor), Principal's Council Representative for her Junior Class
    Jobs: She has worked every summer since her freshman year of HS and she will be a senior 2010-2011 school year; one summer on the navy military base (became a certfied Clerk at the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites), and two summers in the Federal Government (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center)as a summer hire doing clerical work
    Active in her church: Sunday School Secretary and Choir member

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  14. Ariel: As I have said before, I do not guess about admission decisions. Second, while the information you have listed gives me some information, it also leaves some big holes. First, I do not look at a GPA off a HS transcript, but instead look at the grades in the academic areas. Second, UGA looks at the rigor of a student's coursework, and I do not see any information. Third, while she looks very strong in the extra-curricular side of things, admission also depends upon who else applies and what they are like overall.

    My suggestion is that your friend should make sure to focus on her grades senior year, challenge herself in her coursework, and if she feels that her strongest areas are within her extracurricular pursuits, she should apply Regular Decision to make sure that the admission avenue UGA uses to review her file will most likely look at both her activities and her essays, where she can give us more detail about herself.

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  15. DGraves,

    Here is information on the rigor of her curriculum:
    3 AP classes
    7
    Honors Classes
    I am not sure on this but I believe she will be taking 4 more AP classes her Senior Year
    She has As and Bs and one C (a 79) in I believe a Chemistry Honors Class.

    Does this tell you what you need to know? Also, I read that on your post that you cannot guess about admission decisions, but I know she will be applying EA not RD.

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  16. Ariel: This tells me that your friend is challenging herself, which is the right way to move forward. Again, I do not guess, so I cannot say what her situation will be, but she is a solid student that is challenging herself, so she has listened to what UGA is saying about academics.

    As for EA and RD, if she is comfortable with what UGA will see on her application in mid-October, then that is her choice to apply EA. But if she wants more information to definitely be seen by UGA, then she should apply RD. It is no easier or harder to be admitted based upon a decision plan of EA or RD. But if a student is deferred (one of the possibilities of applying EA), sometimes this will cause a negative response by the applicant, even though a deferral only means UGA would like more information about the student before a decision.

    As I said, I cannot guess, so your friend needs to make the best decision she can about the application process.

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  17. Thank you for your quick responses!
    I will make sure to tell her all you have said so far.

    Also, she is in the Dual Seal program at her HS

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  18. I want to apply to UGA for early action. My junior year I only took two AP's but this year I will be taking 5, so I will have seven overall. However I saw that the admissions staff said they looked at your classes through junior year but when I emailed they said they look at senior classes too, and I wanted to get the correct answer. Will they look at my total classes (including my senior year) for admissions decisions? Because I am aware that rigor of curriculum is very important, and looking at my senior classes or not could make a big difference.
    thanks

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  19. Anon: I am guessing that while you believe you are asking the same question, it is being understood by UGA admissions counselors as two different questions. When we look at academic grades in determining a student's GPA, we generally are looking at work taken through the junior year (as that is what is available when a student applies). When we are looking at a student's overall curriculum, we are looking at classes taken from 9th through 12th grades, which is why we ask for an applicant's senior schedule on the application. I am guessing this is the case with almost all colleges.

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  20. I'm an upcoming senior and I'm worried about the tuition. I'm not sure if I can get HOPE because I dont have a greencard. I've been living in Georgia for over 5 years, and I am a legal resident of USA.

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  21. Ok so when they are looking at rigor of curriculum, they will be looking at my 12th grade classes as well?

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  22. I know that everyone is different, and UGA looks at more than overall test scores in applicants. I attend Northview High School and I'm worried that I don't match upto the expectations because nearly everyone at Northview are overachievers. I do relatively well in my classes, but fall short in any math related i.e algII, chem etc.. I've had a few c's. I've challenged myself with honors and AP classes, but took only one my junior year so that I can concentrate on SAT's and such. My senior schedule is pretty rigorous. My extracurriculars are decent, I hold an officer position at my school, and state level. My sat score is 1860, and I haven't take ACT yet. My GPA unweighted is aroud 3.4 I think, but I'm not really sure how UGA calculates their GPA. So basically do you think I can get into UGA?

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  23. When are the applications available for rising seniors?

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  24. Anon I: This is not a question I could answer on this blog, as it would be a question involving the HOPE program, and most likely the HOPE Financial Aid officers at the schools where you apply.

    Anon II: Yes, UGA will look at the choice of courses taken in your senior year when we look at the overall rigor of your curriculum.

    Vesta: I do not guess about admissions decisions. I have visited Northview HS a number of times in my career, and I know that it is a strong school and we receive a large number of applicants from there. Remember, though, that we are looking at you as compared to all the other applicants, not you as compared to the other Northview applicants. As well, remember that SAT/ACT scores are not the most important part of the academic review, as our first focus is on how you have done in your classes and how you have challenged yourself. Again, I do not guess about decisions, so everyone who reads this, do not ask "will I get in?".

    Anon III: The freshman application will open up in mid-August.

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  25. I'm a rising senior. If I apply to UGA, and get deferred, and I apply again, am I at a disadvantage because I have been rejected the first time technically?

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  26. okay, thank you for replying so quickly. Who should I contact for the hope information? The ga411 ebsite doesn't answer the question because I think my problem is too specific, and maybe even under special circumstance.

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  27. Anon I: If you are deferred from Early Action, you do not apply again, and you have not been rejected. Again, being deferred does not mean you have been rejected! What deferred means is that we are saying that we want more information before we can move forward with a decision, and you would then complete part II of the application (the essays), have a teacher submit a recommendation, and hopefully send us an updated transcript. We can then review you in full along with the other applicants.

    I would suggest reviewing a post that a former co-worker of mine wrote, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2009/12/defer-is-not-four-letter-word.html.

    Anon II: I would suggest you first contact the GA Student Finance Commission, as they run the HOPE program. Their contact information can be found at http://www.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/HOPE_Program/Georgia_s_HOPE_Scholarship_Program_Overview.aspx

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  28. Say you take two ACT tests...and in one test your science is higher...do you take the higher science score with all the other scores? (I'm basically asking if you superscore like you do with the SAT)

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  29. Anon: UGA superscores both the SAT and the ACT, so we will take the highest subscores of the individual tests to make the highest composite. We do not, however, shift scores between the 2 tests, so we would not take the highest ACT Math and pair it with the highest SAT Critical Reading. Superscoring stays within the individual test type (ACT or SAT).

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  30. Okay thank you so much! That is really good news.

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  31. For the honors program do you also accept ACT scores?

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  32. Anon: Yes, the Honors program accepts ACT scores, and for more information on Honors, please visit http://uga.edu/honors/p_s/apply_to_honors.html

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  33. I was wondering if UGA will accept the test scores for the October SAT in the EA process? Or do I have to use previous test scores?

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  34. Anon: Yes, UGA will accept the Oct. SAT for the Early Action process, but only if you request that the scores be sent to UGA when you sign up for the exam. See http://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/first_year_application_step_one.html for more details about the freshman application timeline.

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  35. Does UGA look at Individual scores, like the math score and critical reading scores, or the whole score like a 1290/1600? If they do look at individual scores then would a 730 on math out way a 560 on CR?

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  36. Anon: UGA looks at the individual SAT/ACT subscores within the admissions process, but there is not an idea that one subscore would "outweigh" another one. We take each section of the overall application as a par of the whole, and try to look at the applicant as a whole, including your grades, your courses, you progress over your time in HS, your test scores, your activities, etc.

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  37. ok, so just in the realm of test scores, how would you compare two students? Lets say one had a 600 On critical reading and a 690 on math, but another had a 560 and a 730.

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  38. Anon: First, since UGA requires the SAT Writing (and uses it), you are still missing a part of the SAT scores. Second, I would not compare two students just based upon test scores. Let me repeat this, we do not base any review or decision on test scores alone.

    We look at much more than just a test score, thus your question does not work when dealing with UGA Admissions.While you have said "just in the realm of test scores", UGA does not do that. We are looking at a broader range of things than just an SAT score.

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  39. Hi, I was just wondering, would it improve or hurt my chances of admission to take an AP or SAT II in my Junior year that I knew I was unlikely to do well on, but was planning to take agin in my Senior year?

    For example, I have taken 3 APs so far, and have gotten one 5 and two 4s. If I had taken another AP and only gotten a 2, would that help or hurt my chances? In my senior year I would take it again, probably getting a 4, in order to get credit for the course.

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  40. Anon: For the most part during the admission process, we are focusing more on how you did in the class, and not so much on the AP exam (as we will not have a great deal of AP exam results by decision time). As well, I would not suggest you guess as to what AP exam grade you will make in a year (unless you take the class again), as you will have been away from the material for a while. My best suggestion is to go with what you and the teacher feel is the best avenue.

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  41. Does UGA look at the essay and multiple choice questions on the SAT writing separately? My essay was only a 6 out of 12, but because I did well on the multiple choice my overall score for writing was 740. My mom is worried that the low essay might hurt my chances and wondering if I should retake the SAT and just focus on the writing section.

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  42. Anon: No, we generally do not look at the SAT Writing and the SAT essay score separately, but you should also check with the other colleges you are considering. Since the essay score is a part of the SAT Writing, our focus is more on the SAT Writing score. At times we will look at the essay or see the essay score, but our focus is more on the SAT Writing when talking about this SAT section.

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  43. ACT websites said that my ACT won't be scored until 5-8 weeks; if I take my ACT on October 23rd- those scores still will count for early action correct?

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  44. Anon: As stated on our website, https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/first_year_application_step_one.html, we will be able to use the Oct. ACT or SAT if you request it to be sent to UGA when you sign up for the exam. We have been seeing a much quicker turnaround time for ACT (roughly 3-4 weeks) than in the past.

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  45. My Daughter is considering applying EA for Fall 2011. Her high school only offered "honors english" and not AP English until this year, her Senior year. She is currently taking AP English her Senior year and took Honors english as a 10th and 11th grader. She has also taken 2 years of Latin and currently she is taking her 2nd year of Greek. She has taken Alg1, 2, Geo, and Pre Calc. Also, Bio, Chemistry, and Physics. She has taken the hardest courses available at her school. She has not made a B her entire High school career. She has a 4.0 out of 4.0.

    HEr SAT is 1140 (not including writing). 630 Math and 510 English
    Her ACT is 26 composite (27 math, 24 English)

    With these scores and GPA, would it be a good idea for her to apply EA or does she have a strong chance of being denied in EA. Our thought is to not risk EA and be denied, but to go Regular Decision but thought I would ask to be certain.

    Thanks!!

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  46. Anon: As you know, I do guess about decisions or tell a student how to apply. But what I will say is that in the academic areas that we focus on (grades, rigor of curriculum, test scores), she seems like she is at the highest level on the two areas (grades and rigor) that we focus on most. The one academic area that she is probably not as strong (test scores) is the one that is focused on the least of the three by UGA, and she is still doing well in that! Again, I will not tell her how to apply, but being as she is at the highest level possible on the two most important factors, I would not think that EA denial would be in your thoughts.

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  47. Thanks for your input, it was very helpful. She was concerned that because her Math and Science classes were not "AP" (because it was not available at her school), that she would be penalized. She is realistic in her thought to know that others that have taken all APs, would be more competitive. Thanks again for the quick reply!!

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  48. Anon: Not a problem. I would suggest that everyone remember that while we give out information about the average # of AP courses taken, it is not a requirement or an expectation. We are looking at the overall coursework a student takes, what is offered at their school, and what other opportunities a student has taken (dual enrollment, taking courses outside of the expected range, etc.). As well, the # of AP's does not always convey the true strength of a student's curriculum, as an applicant's 5 AP courses could all be in one academic field (social studies for instance), or be spread out among the different core areas.

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  49. Sounds good. Btw, I failed to mention she is currently dual enrolled at Reinhardt college this semester (she plans to do it next semester too) and taking a pre -alc and Biology class. According to the UGA transfer equivalent web page, both of these classes would transfer to UGA as credit (if she is accepted). She is hoping that dual enrolling would be a positive approach to her class rigor since her high school only offers 1 AP class.

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  50. Rounding question: When the ACT does its composite score it will round up if the composite comes in at 30.5 to a 31. If you Super Score, and it comes out to a 31.5, will you follow the ACT and round up to 32 or will you just leave it at 31.5?

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  51. Anon: ACT scores that are a .5 or higher are rounded up.

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  52. I am taking the SAT on October 9th. Will I be able to apply for Early admission? Or will the scores not be sent in time?

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  53. Anon: If you request your October test scores to be sent to UGA when you sign up for the exam, they will be sent to UGA in time for Early Action.

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  54. I am a highschool student at South Paulding High School. My first choice is UGA: I make good grades, take AP classes and I am hispanic and I play the french horn in the band as well as mellophone in marching band. I believe I am a strong candidate for UGA. I have already completed and submitted the EA application. The only thing that I'm scared of are my low SAT scores. I am taking the SAT again this Saturday, but I am just wondering: If I have good grades, am hispanic, a female, and Extra Curriculars, how crucial is it for me to score well on this next SAT?

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  55. Anon: First, when UGA reviews students for Early Action, we are looking primarily at the core academic items of core grades, rigor of curriculum, and test scores. Second, when reviewing files, UGA does not use ethnicity or gender in the process (these questions are asked for federal government reporting guidelines and for housing - male/female halls). As for extra-curricular activities, that is generally not looked at during the EA process (it is asked on part I of the application for scholarship reasons).

    As such, I could not really give a good guess about your EA chances, but I have always said that we look at your grades and curriculum first and second, and your test scores third in the EA process.

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  56. If I apply for Early Admissions but dont get accepted, will i still be ably to apply with the normal admissions?

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  57. Anon: Early Action at UGA has three possible answers: Accept, Defer and Deny. If you are not accepted, then the other two options are very different. Defer means that you are strong enough academically that UGA would like to review your file in more detail, and we give you the link to complete part II of the application (you do not apply again, you just give us more information).

    If you are denied EA, then we have determined that UGA is not the best match for you, and the next possible avenue for admission would be down the road as a transfer applicant.

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  58. Question regarding letters of recommendation...If I am deferred, does part II ask for letters of recommendation? If so, what is the format required by those who would write those letters?

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  59. Anon: Any deferred EA applicant or Regular Decision applicant needs to have one teacher recommendation sent in, and you would direct the teacher to https://www.admissions.uga.edu/teacherrec.html

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  60. so multiple letters of recommendation would be frowned upon?

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  61. Anon: Generally, one recommendation is enough. If you feel a need to add a second one from someone outside the academic realm, it is not a bad thing, but over two is too much.

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  62. if i have extra information that i did not submit with my application for early action about leadership positions and awards because there wasn't enough space in the application, what should I do? I have too many test scores that won't fit in the space provided. I have already submitted my application, but can I email University of Georgia the extra information?

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  63. Anon: Send an email with a pdf of the additional information you want to include in your application to admproc@uga.edu, and we will add it to your file.

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  64. Hello, I am a homeschooled student who will be applying to UGA in the coming week. I have been told that as a non-traditional student I will need AP/SAT IIs in each major subject area to validate the rigor of my curriculum. I've taken the AP US History, Statistics, and Chemistry exams, and have scored a 5 and two 4s respectively. My SAT scores will cover math and writing. The one thing I'm missing is a foreign language, which is what my question is about. I've only taken the equivalent of Spanish 1 and the beginning of Spanish 2. Should I take the SAT II Spanish now, knowing that I will probably score low, or not take it until next year, leaving me without a foreign language score on my application?

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  65. Anon: First, as a home educated student, I would suggest you review our web page specifically focused on your situation, https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/home_educated_or_non_accredited_high_school.html. Second, make sure to look at the SAT I information and how it applies towards the core area of English (as the AP stats takes care of math), and look at other options if it does not. One other option for home educated students is taking dual enrollment courses at a local college, and this is what I might suggest for you for Spring term. This will show that you will have accredited for. language work before enrolling at UGA, and it will also wase you into college life. Make sure to review the web page I gave you, and to get all documents into our office (including a transcript and school evaluation, even if done by a family member that is teaching you)!

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  66. Thank you. If I am applying for early action, do I need to submit a score from the SAT II Spanish test on the 8th, or will I be fine if I wait to take it next year, hoping to get a credit-worthy score? I scored 800/720/740 on the SAT I, so I think I am covered in every area except foreign language.

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  67. Anon: I am assuming you are the home educated student from before. I would suggest you send us the SAT II Spanish test scores, as we would like to see them before making a decision based on our overall review of your home educated academic materials. As for the SAT I scores, good job, and these would take care of the English and Math core areas.

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  68. Hi, I have a question regarding my ACT scores and AP scores. When I took the ACT and AP exams, I did not officially send the report to UGA. If I use the send score service for ACT and CollegeBoard, and it happens so that the scores arrive at UGA after the EA deadline(but were requested to be sent earlier than the deadline), would UGA still accept them and consider them as part of my evaluation.

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  69. Anon: If you go ahead and request the scores be sent to UGA, we should get them in plenty of time (either right before or right after 10/15). As you can probably guess, we are a little flexible with the 10/15 deadline for test scores, as we understand there is a delay between the request and delivery of the scores, and we work with that knowledge in mind.

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  70. Hello, when I was completing my UGA application, I realized that it did not ask for AP Exams scores. Are they required for admission? If not, does it increase a student's chance of being admitted if sent anyway.

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  71. Anon: The test score section would have been where you included any AP exam results, and it is okay if you did not list them. My suggestion is to send an email to admproc@uga.edu with the scores and we will add this to your file. AP exam results will generally not have a serious impact due to the limited information we have concerning the AP results for applicants (most AP results are submitted during the summer after senior year), and thus we focus on the academic information we have from everyone (grades, rigor and SAT/ACT test scores).

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  72. If UGA does not look at the overall composite score or the science portion of the ACT, I should just focus on studying for the math and critical reading/writing section, right?

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  73. Jason: No one has said that UGA does not look at the composite or science section of the ACT. What we have said is that we focus on some areas that are comparable to the SAT areas, but that does not mean we do not look at all of the sub-scores. We look at the entire SAT/ACT scores in our review.

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  74. Regarding Transferring to UGA in Fall of 2011. If I am currently a freshman at another Georgia accredited University taking 13 hours this fall semester, and was planning to take 17 hours in the spring semester, I was thinking that I would have enough hours (30 hours) completed to apply for Fall 2011 in April 2011. But after looking at the Admissions page, it appears that I have to have 30 hours already "completed" by the April 2011 Fall application deadline. Is this true? If that is the case, then I will miss that deadline criteria because I won't get my Spring 2011 grades until end of May or June. I guess I have to wait and apply for Spring semester 2012 by Sept 1, if I want to attend UGA...Is this correct?

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  75. Anon: Yes, that is correct, a transfer applicant must have the required GPA and transferable hours by the application deadline. In your case, you would be looking at the Spring 2012 term.

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  76. Regarding EA notifications. I was reading in an article last year that there were just over 10,000 EA applications in 2009, and that roughly 6000 were admitted as EA. I assume the other 4000+ were either deferred or denied. That leaves with 2 questions.

    1. Is the article true from last year that roughly 60% were accepted?
    2. If it is true, do you believe that UGA will accept generally the same % in EA this year?

    I suspect that there is no specific answer to this, but thought I could get general answer or comment

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  77. Anon: Yes, roughly 6,000 EA applicants were admitted last year. I have no idea at this time how many EA applicants we will admit this year, as each year is different.

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  78. Hi, I was just wondering how closely UGA looks at the ACT science scores. My other sections were relatively strong, and my science section was very low. How does that rank in importance?

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  79. Anon: It is used as one of the sub-sections that then makes up the ACT Composite score, and thus in this part of our review, it is equal to the other parts.

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  80. Hi, When my daughter filled out her EA application, she placed in her application the 2 Joint enrollment college classes she is currently taking this fall. She just now registered for 2 additional college classes (Calculus and Speech communication) for the spring to continue with her joint enrollment.

    My question is this, should we now notify the admissions team at UGA that she is registered for 2 additional joint enrollment classes in up coming spring, or would we make that update if she is deferred?

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  81. Anon: If you would like, you can have her send this information in an email to admproc@uga.edu and we will add this to her file.

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  82. Thanks DGraves!!! My daughter was accepted on Friday...Thanks for all of your insight and coaching on this blog. We followed your suggestions and kept it "honest" throughout the process....

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  83. Anon: Please tell her congratulations from UGA!

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  84. So I was just recentley deferred to UGA, and I was wondering will you still accept test scores taken in February and March?

    Also, I would like to know what are the chances of getting accepted in the spring. I have a 3.7UW GPA (4.0W), and 5 AP classes and numerous honor classes, I only scored a 25 on my ACT, bc I thought that was good enough, and that kicked me in the rear-end. I've been practicing alot and I'm pretty sure I can make at least a 27 this December. Good you tell me what my shot is?
    Thx for reading :)

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  85. Anon: No we are not able to use the Feb. or March tests, as the Jan. SAT is the last we can use. As for admission, I have no idea, as I do not guess about admissions. Your best plan of action is to know more about yourself (review your transcript and the core grades), your overall rigor (not just the number of AP's), and the subscores on the SAT and/or ACT. Then do well these last few weeks, get us a transcript, give us real answers on part II (not what you might think I want to read), and have patience. I hope this helps.

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  86. I did not see any subject tests on status page, do they not post those. I know they were sent, Or do they just post sat 1 and ACT on status page. Thanks!!

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  87. Anon: We can only put so many things we can put on the myStatus page, and the SAT II/AP scores were left off to save space.

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  88. Do I need to report every test I sat for on the application? Because ACT requires a $10 payemnt for each date, I'm only sending my 2 best results.

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  89. yesmaam: It is your choice as to what SAT/ACT scores you send to us. On the application, we ask for all the scores for informational purposes, but for official scores, we leave that up to you as far as which ones to send to us (but you must send at least one SAT or ACT score, and we must have a writing score for ACT).

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  90. Thank you for your quick response, and for the helpfulness of this blog!

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  91. Hi, I'm an out-of-state prospective student and was wondering if I have to submit my ACT(which I already took) scores even though I sent my SAT scores.

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  92. Anon: We only need an SAT or an ACT (with writing) for any freshman, in or out of state, but it does not hurt to send in both.

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  93. On the application on the self reported grades section, I listed all my grades up till the end of my junior year. I recently got my report card in the mail with my first semester grades from senior year. Should I update that section with those grades even though I already submitted my transcript since November (it only had up to junior year's).

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  94. SantanaM: If you have not yet submitted your application, go ahead and update the self-reported grades section with your new grades. If you have submitted your transcript, just get us an updated transcript with your first semester grades.

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  95. Okay. Thank you! :)

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