Friday, July 16, 2010

Spring 2011 Transfer Decisions

Starting today, the UGA Admssions office will begin reviewing Spring 2011 transfer applications and making admission decisions on files that are complete. This will start off slow, as we are still working with incoming freshman concerning final HS transcripts, and we are still posting updated transfer work for Fall transfers and freshman with dual enrollment credit.

We will be reviewing files based upon when an applicant has both applied and submitted all the necessary transcripts. My biggest suggestion is to make sure that all transcripts from all colleges you have attended have been both submitted and RECEIVED by the UGA admissions office. If you attended a local college for a few classes while in high school, send in the transcript. If you attended, a technical school and don't know if the work will transfer, send in the transcript. In other words, if you attended a college, send in the transcript.

The status check will show you if the transcript has been received by UGA, and it will also show a date of when we were able to match it with your file. Make sure that you have sent in any and all updated transcripts, as we cannot review a file for Spring 2011 if the last transcript you submitted does not include your most recent college work (for instance, if you sent in a transcript in March 2010, it will not include your Spring 2010 term grades). It is up to you to make sure you get everything in to our office, as we cannot request transcripts on your behalf. As well, do not fax in materials, as they will go straight to the shredder.

Please be patient as we review the files, as our team has a number of jobs to complete during the late summer.

50 comments:

  1. What time of day do they update the status check website? Do you expect anyone to hear back today? I'm really anxious, as you can tell, so thank you for putting up with all the questions!

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  2. Blair: I am not being rude here, but please read the last line of my post again. "Please be patient as we review the files, as our team has a number of jobs to complete during the late summer." The status check is updated in the earlier morning of each business day, so no, there will be no decisions going out on the status check today. And it will be a slow trickle at first as there are a number of other things that we still need to do during the remainder of the summer.

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  3. Hi, I sent in my application the day after the applications opened. I am currently in summer school, which ends on July 28. Will you all be able to review my transcripts that have already been received which include 30 hours, or will you have to wait to receive my summer school transcript to review my application? Thanks!

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  4. I wanted to make a clarification, the last transcript that I sent includes my "summer courses in progress", it just does not show my final grades for the 2 classes because I will not receive them until late July.

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  5. If the status check site does not show that a transcript from tech school is required, will it be updated to show that I have sent it in anyways or should I call to check that it's been received?

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  6. India: We would be able to make a decision for Spring 2011 based upon work completed through Spring 2010. You would need to send in an updated transcript later with the summer work so we can review it and post this work to your file, but we can make a decision without it at this time.

    Terra: Based upon the number of transfer applicants so far for Spring and your name, I was able to look at your situation. First, you want to make sure your name is correct, as you mistakenly reversed your first and last name (now corrected and it will show up next week on the status check). Secondly, the UGA system does not recognize the other institution as a college, as it does not have a college code # (and you did not put one with it on the application), so we cannot show it on the status check. You would still want to go ahead and send it, though, and it may be we can then add it to the status check under a different name or type.

    If an applicant is not able to give us the detailed information about the college, including college code, it will not automatically go into our system or onto the status check. Once we receive the transcript though, we will be able to add it (and the college) to the system and it will post on the status check. In addition, if an applicant does not include a college on their list of schools attended, and we then are able to learn about it from another transcript, we will key that once unknown college into our system and we will not be able to move forward with a decision until we receive all college transcripts.

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  7. Thank you so much for taking the time to look into it for me. I'm very sorry for the mix up and thank you for fixing it.
    I sent in the request from both schools and I received my copy of the transcript from the tech school today so hopefully it will all arrive there soon.
    Thank you again. I really appreciate that you write this blog and answer questions like this.

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  8. Would a previous applicant get priority since you already have a majority of their classes matched up?

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  9. Caleb: No, a previous applicant would not get priority, because we are going by application and completion dates, and because our system does not automatically pull out "previous applicants" when reviewing files.

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  10. This question has most likely been answered somewhere else, but I have a transfer question about community college hours. I know that some universities only accept 60 hours from community colleges, but if a community college is also a four year school (Gainesville State), would UGA accept more than 60 for a junior spring applicant? Thanks so much!

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  11. Anon: UGA determines how courses transfer in based on a course by course review. In addition, we do not specifically limit how many courses can come in from a community college. But not all courses transfer into UGA, and a student must complete a specific number of courses at UGA to get a UGA degree (and a certain number of their major courses to get a degree in that major).

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  12. is there a possibility that any decisions for students that applied early will come out this week?

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  13. I'm applying to UGA for the spring 2011 semester and I was wondering if UGA accepts the september ACT as I understand the spring application deadline is September 1rst but the test isn't until a few weeks after that.

    If I list Georgia as one of the schools to receive my scores would it be considered in the admission process.

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  14. DGraves:

    I am interesting in transferring into UGA in the Spring of 2011 as a Sophomore, and I was wondering where do most transfers live at? I have talked to a couple of people at UGA now, and they said the only people that really live in the dorms are Freshman

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  15. Anon I: My post stated that decisions will begin to come out starting last Friday, so that leads me to believe that some decisions will roll out this week as well.

    Anon II: No, UGA will not accept the Sept. ACT for Spring freshman admission, as the results will be received well after the deadline.

    Caesar: Some transfer students live on campus, but a majority are looking at off-campus apartments.

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  16. Would you say that UGA spring freshman applicants are any more or less competitive for admission then those of regular or early decision? For example a homeschooled minority(me) would stand out to admissions?

    Also would spring applicants be considered first for financial aid packages for applying earlier?

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  17. Anon: Spring admission is not any harder or easier than other terms, it is just a different term.

    As for financial aid, that would be through financial aid, not admissions, so you would want to speak with them after a decision is made concerning your admission.

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  18. I'm sorry I didn't really phrase my question correctly, but would you have my previous coursework from my fall application? Or will you be starting from scratch?

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  19. Caleb: With the move to our imaging system, we now are able to retain documents for approximately a year beyond the start of the term you applied for (for Fall 2010, that would be a year beyond mid-August of 2010). In your case then, we would then have the documents from your previous application. You would need to apply again and make sure we have the most updated transcript (I am guessing we would need Spring 2010 work).

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  20. Are there ever any cases where there is extra space in the fall class available which allows students that apply for spring admission to enroll early?

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  21. Anon: No, admitted Spring applicants cannot move their acceptance back to the previous fall term.

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  22. Yes Sir, I applied and sent my transcript(Spring and a term summer) a few weeks ago so I am all set. Thank you!

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  23. i apologize if this is a stupid question but if we applied as transfer students for spring semester when is the latest date that we could know whether we were accepted? Also, how will we be informed? Will you email that information to us? Thanks!

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  24. Anon: The deadline for Spring applications and materials is Sept. 1, so if you get everything in on time, I expect the latest a Spring transfer will hear would be the end of September. I hope it will be earlier, but it depends upon the number of applicants and how long it takes to review them.

    We inform people of decisions by the status check and by mail. We do not email decisions.

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  25. About when would a first year freshman 2011 spring applicant expect to receive a decision if they got all their material in by the deadline?

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  26. I submitted my spring 2011 application (transfer student) on 7/13/10. When I checked the application status check, I noticed my old transcript from the fall 2010 application was on file. My file may look complete; however, it isn’t because one transcript is outdated and doesn’t meet the 60 hour requirement. I’m concerned that if my application is reviewed now, I will be declined because of insufficient credit hours. I have taken a summer class (which puts me at 60 credit hours) and that transcript will be available after Aug. 9 (which I will submit immediately thereafter). My question is, when UGA reviews applications (that appear complete) and seeing insufficient credit hours, will UGA wait until the September 1 deadline, to see if any additional transcripts will come in? Thank you.

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  27. will we hear back first via status check online first or in the mail?

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  28. disregard that question, sorry i did not read all previous questions. thanks.

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  29. Anon: I expect that spring freshman will hear in late Sept.

    Kyle: If you would like, you can email our office and ask that this information be put into your file so we will know what to look for. As well, does your old transcript have spring work on it? If not, we would not review it until that came in, so wait until your summer work is on the transcript and then send it in with spring and summer work on it.

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  30. I noticed there is no dual degree option on the transfer application. I wanted to do psyc and environmental engineering, since I completed most of my psyc requirements at a previous school. I didn't see an option so I just applied for enviro engineering instead. Will this adversely affect my chances of acceptance? And is there any way to change my application to a dual degree student?

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  31. The dual degree option (or double major option) is not available when a student applies, and this can only be added when a student first begins to work with their advisor. This will have no impact on an admission decision.

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  32. When will transfer students be able to apply for the summer/fall 2011 term?

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  33. Anon: The Summer/Fall transfer application will open up in late October.

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  34. I applied for Spring 2011 and I was wondering about what time did the Spring 2010 UGA "Acceptees" start receiving there acceptance letters? Was it a constant acceptance? Or did UGA send out all the acceptance letters at once? Basically, could I find out if I get accepted into UGA before Sept. 15th? Or will it be after?

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  35. Anon: Decisions will go out daily for Spring transfers, based upon when an applicant has a completed file (see the above post). Freshman applicants will most likely hear sometime in late Sept., and it will go out on one day when all spring freshman decisions are made. I have no idea when you will hear a decision, as I do not know if you are a transfer or freshman applicant, if everything is in, who completed their files before you, etc.

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  36. So I have a question about applying as a transfer student. I'll just tell you my situation and see if you can give me some insight as to what my options are. As of right now I have 27 hours complete (that's a combination of A.P. classes, classes taken at Clemson, and classes taken at Gainesville State). I'm going to take 15 hours this fall, so I'll have more than 30 hours in progress at the September deadline for Spring applicants. My problem lies in the fact that UGA states that 30 hours must be complete to apply as a transfer and that after the Fall I won't have any other courses I can take at the school I'm currently at. Does UGA ever accept anyone on a provisional basis, so that I could be accepted with 27 complete and 42 in progress? I'm really stuck here and looking for some advice from someone who knows the process.

    Thanks so much,

    Katie

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  37. Katie: UGA does not accept students on a provisional basis, so your best option (and it is not a great one) would be to appeal your decision. The appeal would be reviewed by admissions, a faculty group and the President's office, and then a decision would be made. After an admission decision, you would contact our office about appealing, and we would send you the form. You would need to then make a case for why you should be admitted when you do not meet admission criteria, and your appeal should focus on your strengths.

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  38. I have completed 32 hours and have sent in my application for transfer admission along with my transcript. I have also used the transfer equivalency and most of my classes are direct transfers except for a few that say they are "core electives" or "transfer electives." What do these terms mean? Will these few classes affect my chances of getting into UGA because they are not direct transfers?

    Thanks so much!

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  39. Lauren: Classes that are listed as electives will transfer in, and the descriptions of what these two types of electives mean can be found in the Instructions part of the Transfer Equivalency. This will not have a negative impact on admission, as electives are still courses that transfer into UGA.

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  40. Hello, I have 2 questions. The 1st is when is Spring 2011 Orientation held; the date & time? The 2nd question. I was accepted to UGA for the Spring 2011 term as an incoming Freshman. I am currently enrolled at a Jr. College taking ENGL 1101, Math 1111, HIST 2111 and SPAN 1001 classes. Please tell me what process I should follow to ensure I get these class credits transferred to UGA so I will graduate with the Fall 2010 class in 2014? Thank you.

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  41. Anon: We do not have the dates set for the Spring Orientation sessions, but you will receive an email alerting you to the sign-up when it is set.

    For obtaining credit for transfer work, you would need to get a transcript sent to us after Fall semester is over at your college, and we would then review the transcript and post the work to your file.

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  42. I submitted my application for Spring 2011 this morning and was unable to pay the fee due to the website not letting me. A few hours ago I noticed that the entire application is down and was wondering if I could go ahead and send my transcript before I pay the fee or should I wait for the application to come back up?
    thanks!

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  43. Anon: Yes, you can send us the transcript before you submit an application. The outside service that takes care of our credit card payment had an issue on Monday and Tuesday, but the pay by check option was still available. The application is down this week due to issues with the new Contact ID, but it should be up next week.

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  44. does it matter what major one picks to transfer?

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  46. I am guessing it matters to you what major you choose, but as for admissions, it does not impact the decision.

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  47. Hello, I am a 12th grade student who will be starting college fall of '11. From everything I can see, I have a good shot at Early Action admission to UGA. However, for a number of reasons I may decide to attend a different college for my first year or two. What I am wondering is, would it help or hurt my chances for admission at UGA if I had a year of college under my belt? I have a good high school record, with several APs and 2260 SAT.

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  48. Anon: It will have no impact on your application, positive or negative, if you decide not to attend UGA after your HS graduation, but instead apply to transfer. Since we look at freshman and transfer applicants differently, we would base our decision on your overall merit. I would suggest you review our transfer admission policies so you will understand timelines and what we look for in an applicant.

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  49. Two questions.

    1-As a Nontraditional application, I used the Transfer application. Having read the FAQ, I saw that I needed to submit a letter detailing activities since high school. After completing the application, I did enter the short response (300 characters), but did not see any way to upload or submit an actual essay. Did I miss something or was that field the requirement?

    2-I am scheduled to take the COMPASS test on campus. University Testing Services has informed me that they fax my score to Admissions. However, I see above that faxed materials are not accepted. Is this a misunderstanding on their part?

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  50. KMarriott: The short response is most likely good enough, but if you need to send in more details, just mail it in or send it by email to admproc@uga.edu. As for the COMPASS test, we will receive an official copy in the mail from the Testing Services. They might have said they would also fax it, but we will use the mailed in copy.

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