Monday, August 2, 2010

Application/Status Check sites down this week

Due to testing of a new ID system for applicants, our admission applications, along with the status check, will be down during this week. We are working on a new system that will allow for applicants to enter in their initial data in a Contact ID site, which will allow for more usability for the applicant and an easier interaction for other parts of campus with the applicant. When the new system opens up, an applicant will create a Contact ID, and after approximately an hour, they will receive an email directing them to the next steps for moving forward with an application. This new system also allows for additional security features and creates a unique ID number for each applicant.

Thank you for your patience as we move forward with our progress.

Go Dawgs!

14 comments:

  1. What does this mean for people who have already applied and sent in their transcripts? Do we need to do something because of the new ID system?

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  2. Anon: For the people who have already applied for Spring term (the only term that is available at this time), you will receive a communication after the testing phase is done to help you make the shift to the new status check sign in. Please be patient as we make this change.

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  3. Does this mean that no decisions will be made this week because of the testing that is going on?

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  4. Sarah: Spring Transfer admission decisions will continue to be made this week, as testing for the new ID system does not impact admission file review. The only issue you will see is that you will not be able to view any change in decisions on the status check due to the testing.

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  5. What would you do if you want to go to UGA as a Spring 2011 sophomore transfer, but didn't know anyone to share an apartment with?

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  6. I have a question about Spring 2011 transfer admission. I am currently a Graduate Student at UGA, but I need to receive a second bacc degree in Spanish before continuing my program. Do I need to request a transcript "from" UGA "to" UGA or will the University have this information on file?

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  7. Anon: My first suggestion would be to speak with the Housing office to see about living on campus, and also ask them if they have any suggestions about off-campus living.

    Kari: If you attended UGA as an undergraduate, you would just apply as a former student. If you apply as a transfer applicant with the second bac. degree, we will only need transcripts from the colleges where you did undergraduate work (so we do not need any UGA grad school information).

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  9. thanks! i really appreciate that information.

    i have one more question: if i take an undergraduate class during my time at uga as a graduate student, how will these be recognized by uga? they suggested i take a few undergraduate level spanish classes and educational psychology at the beginning of my uga coursework.

    i would like to receive credit for these since they are undergraduate classes, so what would be the best way to make uga aware of these classes on my transcript?

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  10. Kari: I would suggest speaking with the Romance Lang. department, since you are a UGA graduate student wanting to get an undergraduate degree from this area. The UGA bulletin has a contact person for the degree in Spanish, and they might be able to give you advice since this is an unusual situation.

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  11. I am a transfer student that has already applied to UGA for the Spring semester. A couple of days ago I received an email regarding financial aid that has been awarded to me for the Spring but I have not received word on whether or not I got in because the system is down for the week. I typed in my social security number on oasis and I created an account with my personalized pin. Does this mean I got in?

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  12. Anon: I could not guess as to whether this means you were admitted or not. As I say in almost all posts concerning decisions, be patient. We mail out decision letters the day after the decision is made, so if a decision has been made, you will be getting a letter shortly.

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  13. I'm not sure if this question has been asked yet or not ,but would UGA receive the September ACT scores in time if I am applying as a spring freshman?

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  14. Anon: The deadline for Spring is Sept. 1, so any Sept. ACT scores would be too late for Spring admission.

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