Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall Travel Time!

September brings about cooler weather, college football (Go Dawgs!), and in the land of college admissions, it is the start of Travel Season. From early September (actually late August this year) until early November, the UGA Admissions team will travel across the nation visiting different high schools, attending college fairs, hosting counselor and student workshops, and generally just spreading the word about the University of Georgia. In order to track where UGA is visiting, I suggest you search our "Meet UGA Near You" site, as it will give you an idea as to where we will be traveling. You can sort the list of travel events by state, or by clicking on the column headings.

Last year, our counselors visited 345 high schools, attended 319 college fairs, and met more than 58,000 students while touring the country. Travel season is a great time for our office to meet prospective students, but by the end it can be somewhat exhausting. So if you see a UGA admissions counselor out on the road this fall, let them know you appreciate their time and effort. We hope to see you out there!

Go Dawgs!

18 comments:

  1. Our daughter attended the UGA/Tech session this past weekend in Macon. Similar information as the Explore UGA tour but always nice for it to be reinforced.

    P.S. The "UGA on the Road" link in the left column under "Important Admissions Links" doesn't work. It says Page Not Found.

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  2. Flip-flop: I am glad you were able to attend the UGA/Ga Tech session. I am guessing the UGA on the Road link was down for a few minutes as we uploaded our new travel information, as it is now up and working (at least from my computer).

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  3. To what address do I send my school evaluation form to?

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  4. Anon: This should be submitted only after the counselor has completed the form, and the address is on the form. Better yet, the counselor can complete the online school evaluation.

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  5. Hey, I have a quick question. Why doesn't UGA accept the common application? Hundreds of colleges accept it, why not UGA? It is easier to use and I love it. You also can apply to many colleges with it and it saves time. Do you think UGA will use the common application in future years? Thanks, I was just curious.

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  6. Anon: For most of the time that the common application has been in existence, it has been for private institutions, and only recently have some public colleges been invited to participate. As well, we have our own application that we control, along with the state application at GA411. Adding another application would mean adding another system from which to set up importing of data, and right now we are just trying to do well with the two we have. Maybe in the future though.

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  7. Hello..

    Based on precedence, I've got 33 hours of transferable credit (possibly has many as 39 hours, but I'm trying to be conservative on what will actually transfer) completed for my current transfer applicationn for the spring of 2011. I'm applying to the School of Public and Int. Affairs as a polysci major. I've got a 3.62 GPA in my transferable coursework.

    Would you say, based on the past, and I know it's no guarantee, that I stand a good chance of getting admitted?

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  8. Rick: I would say that if the information you have given is accurate, and no other issues arise (materials not in, conviction issues, etc.), then you have a good chance of being admitted.

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  9. Thanks Ms/Mr. Graves...

    I applied on 8/16 and I think all my docs were verified as being received as of 8/20. Does the system for Transfer review work kind of on a First in first out way? Or is it random in terms of when I would hear something?

    Thanks again!

    Rick.

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  10. Rick: Transfer decisions are made on a rolling basis, and are generally determined based upon when a student has a completed file.

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  11. Hello,

    3 weeks ago I requested transcripts to be sent to UGA. I confirmed that they were in fact mailed from my previously attended institutions a week later. These transcripts still show up as not received on my status check. My maiden name is on the transcripts that were sent but I used my new last name on the UGA application (there is a place to include previous names used so my maiden name is listed on the App). Could this be the reason that the transcripts have not showed up yet? I know everyone in admissions must be really busy at this time I am just curious if I should be concerned.

    Thank you!

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  12. Kristen: The maiden name issue is what caused this, as we normally are able to check this after the deadline is beyond us and we are able to work with a defined group of applicants. I have checked on this based on Spring transfer applicants with the name Kristen and a different maiden name, and I have matched up the three transcripts (and they will show up tomorrow on status check).

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  13. Hello,

    When will this year's foundation fellowship application be online?

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  14. Anon: I expect that the Foundation Fellowship/Ramsey Scholars application will be available in roughly mid-September.

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  15. Mr. Graves-
    Hi, I submitted the freshman application for fall 2011 a few weeks ago, and all of my necessary materials have been sent and received. I know that rigor of curriculum is very important to UGA, and AP, joint/dual enrollment, and honors courses are often mentioned. I have taken two AP classes and will have taken 4 college classes by the time I graduate, but does UGA look at the amount of gifted classes taken? My school does not have an honors program or honors classes, but I have taken numerous gifted classes (14 semesters total). My GPA is good (3.897) and so are my test scores (2120 SAT, 32 ACT), but will my gifted classes help me in the rigor department, along with my AP and college classes? I don't want it to look like I've taken all easy classes. Thanks in advance for your help!

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  16. Mr. Graves-
    I forgot to mention that my GPA is on a 4.0 scale, based on the 27 A's and 4 B's that I have made throughout high school (an A is above 90, a B is above 80). I know that every school has a different grading system, and I didn't want to confuse you too much. Thanks again!

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  17. MG: The UGA Admissions office looks at all the classes you take, so we will review the AP, Dual Enrollment, Gifted, etc. courses to see how you have challenged yourself. If you have taken the level of courses you have listed, then we will see that you definitely have challenged yourself.

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  18. Mr. Graves-
    Thanks for responding so quickly! As it turns out, I've actually taken 16 semesters of gifted classes, so it's good to hear that those will be accounted for, along with my other credentials. Thanks again for your help!

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