Monday, October 18, 2010

Early Action, The Day After

The Early Action deadline has come and gone, and we will spend the next two weeks matching up transcripts, test scores, recommendations, etc. Please be patient while we go through the mail, as we had five full bins this morning, and the postman said that he could not fit the rest in his truck so he will be bringing more this afternoon.

As of now, we have just over 10,500 Early Action applications, which is slightly above last year. Now the important thing is to make sure your file is complete. We will be taking the October SAT and ACT scores if they were requested when you signed up for the exam, and we will be receiving a large number of other test scores as we know there is always a high volume of requests just before the deadline.

I have no idea at this time any exact timelines, what the applicant pool looks like right now, etc., so please do not ask what it looks like for admissions for EA this year. And as always, I do not guess about decisions, and whether you will be admitted, deferred or denied.

So sit back, read a good book (I just finished Pay it Forward, a great read), watch some good football now the UGA is back on the winning side of things, and have a great fall term!

Go Dawgs!

13 comments:

  1. Homecoming was this past weekend at my school, and as my friends and I gathered for the pre-dance photos, social, etc., the conversation turned to college and where everyone hoped to go and who had applied for early admissions. Of course, UGA was number one on the list for most of my friends as well as myself. Feeling certain that some of us may be accepted and others not, I just want to wish the best for all of us, that we will be accepted by the best school for our individual needs, and that we will be at peace with the decision that comes. For now, we will wait.........

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  2. I know you have talked about patience. But...I have a question. You have recieved ALL of my info for EAapplication. When should I expect a letter off acceptance, etc.

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  3. is it true that deicisions may be coming out as soon as Thanksgiving this year for Early Action applicants?

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  4. DGraves,
    I recently joined the DECA student organization at my school. Is there anyway I can get this information to UGA so that they can look at it? I am aware that the deadline is passed, and I have already submitted my application.

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  5. Anon I and II: I would suggest referring to the admissions calendar I have as a link off of this blog, https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/first_year_application_step_one.html, for general timelines. While I would love to have EA decisions out before Thanksgiving, I think this is a little ambitious for this year, although I do hope that we can get them out earlier than in past years. Stay tuned to this blog later in the process and I will give updates.

    Kellie: You would email admproc@uga.edu with updates to your application, and we would add them to your application file.

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  6. I know this seems way far fetched and random but I haven't had success getting a hold of anyone in the admissions department and I have a few questions reguarding transferring for Fall 2011.

    1) If I'm applying for Fall 2011 do I need to have 30 hours after Fall 2010 semester or do the hours for Spring 2011 count as well?

    2) Do AP credits count towards tranferring? (I have 9 hours of AP credit, 12 through Joint Enrollment, and 12 this semester)

    Thanks so much.

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  7. DGraves

    I have a question about required materials that are sent from my high school. I am out of state, and my counseling office informed me that all materials were sent out on 10/11. As of today, the status page shows that they have recieved a transcript, but not the counselor evaluation form. I am very concerned about this. Could it be possible that the transcript has been processed but the eval. form hasn't yet? And if no form has been recieved, it is the fault of my counseling office, and not my fault, as I informed my counselor of the form needed and pointed her to the website at least 3 times. What should I do?

    Thanks for your time.

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  8. Anon I: For Fall 2011 transfer admissions, you need to meet the GPA and hour requirements by the application deadline of April 1. As far as AP credits, they need to be on the transcript and they need to show specific college courses and hours (example ENGL 1101, 3 hours), on the transcript in order for UGA to use it towards the transferable hours.

    Anon II: We received about 3 bins of mail on Friday, with most coming from out of state and mailed in right around the deadline. As such, we are working on it both today and tomorrow, so be patient. If your counselor mailed the transcript and the evaluation together, then know that we separate different items for scanning and naming purposes (all transcripts together, all school evals together, all teacher rec's, etc.) as it goes quicker and is more efficient for processing. Wait a few more days and then, if it still is not showing up, talk to your counselor to make sure it was sent, and if so, contact our office.

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  9. Good afternoon! For EA, when considering ACT scores in an applicant's profile, does UGA only look at the english, math, and combined english/writing score, or do they look at every section? Also, when reviewing the scores, do they convert it to the SAT scale for comparison like many other universities do?
    Thank you!

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  10. Olivia: For all decision plans (Early Action and Reg. Decision), we look at all sections of the ACT when we are reviewing a file. Some sections, such as the English, Math and Combined English/Writing scores translate easily to the SAT, so those are key for one part of the review. But as well, we take a student's strongest subscores in all areas to make the strongest Composite. When comparing the SAT vs ACT, we will translate the ACT into an SAT scale, but that is only for one part of the review.

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  11. Just returned from the Brunswick, GA PROBE fair and was disappointed that UGA was not represented. Do you know if Mr. Johnson or any of the other UGA recruiters will be visiting the St. Mary's/Kingsland area any time soon?

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  12. JWhite: We were scheduled to be at the Probe Fair in Brunswick, so I will check tomorrow and see what the situation was.

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  13. JWhite: Tino Johnson was at the Brunswick Probe fair, and he said his table was between Tuskegee and Valdosta State (and that he thinks his photo will be in the Brunswick paper in a few days with images from the college fair). I do not believe he will be down in that area in the fall as travel season is over, but he may be down in the spring. Sorry you missed him at his table!

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