Friday, October 8, 2010

Spring Applicant Update part II

As I promised last week, here is the update on Spring admissions:

All freshman decisions have been made, and the decisions have been mailed out. Spring freshman application numbers are always small, so I will not go into details about the exact information.

Transfers: Of the 1,460 or so Spring transfer applicants, here is the rundown of the decisions.

  • 956 transfer applicants have been admitted.
  • 305 transfer applicants have been denied.
  • 156 transfer applicants are incomplete (missing application fee, no transcript, incomplete transcripts, etc.).
  • 41 transfer applicants are still being reviewed, and the delay many times is due to either  very complicated transcripts, a faculty member wanting to review the file, or some other oddity.
  • 1 student canceled their application (just thought I would throw that one in here).

Decision letters have been sent to all accepted or denied applicants, while emails were sent out earlier this week to the incomplete applicants. This list does not include study abroad applicants or students applying to the Griffin or Tifton campuses. These students should work with the contact people within those programs.

I hope this has helped everyone with their application process, and now accepted Spring students should start signing up for orientation (477 transfers have already signed up, and 72 freshman have as well).

Go Dawgs (and beat Tennessee)!

30 comments:

  1. so do you know when those 41 people will be finding out?

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  2. I am guessing within 3 weeks. As I have said before, they would most likely want a delay of a possible admit then a quick deny.

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  3. Do withdrawals count negatively toward acceptance? and does transferring in W's count towards the UGA cap of 4?

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  4. Josh: The only issue with W grades is if it is a WF, which is counted as an F grade. As for the limit of 4 W courses while at UGA, it is only for courses taken at UGA, and so transfer W grades are not a part of this situation.

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  5. Do you have any idea when Former Students applying for Spring 2011 admission will be notified of acceptance status?

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  6. dwalker: A large majority of the former applicants have heard a decision (over 85%), and the ones who are remaining generally either have a flag on their UGA file (and we cannot admit a student with a flag) or have not paid their application fee. I would suggest that if you applied over 2 weeks ago, you should check to see if you have any active flags (and take care of them if you do), and then contact the admissions office.

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  7. I applied for an appeal for resident status for spring 2011! Do you have an idea when will I be able to know about the decision?

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  8. Asad: So you submitted the the Petition for In-state Tuition, http://www.reg.uga.edu/pdf/forms/Petition4classification24July08_2.pdf with our office? If so, then it generally does not take very long. But if you only submitted normal documentation for some issues, such as a perm. residency card or a letter, then you would need to complete the actual petition.

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  9. No I filed the petition, then it got denied. I appealed around 3 weeks ago. So do you have an idead how long will it take to make the decision?

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  10. Asad: I would suggest contacting our office, as what you have stated is not exactly how our office does things, so there might be some confusion between you and our office. I would suggest calling and talking with a counselor.

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  11. is there are certain day or time of day transfer decisions are released?

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  12. Anon: We update the myStatus page early every morning for all students.

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  13. Beside sending in our transcripts, housing, medical forms and meal plan. Is there anything else we ahev to send to UGA as a transfer student

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  14. Anon: You want to make sure you sign up for Orientation, and this program will walk you through everything you need to do before starting classes.

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  15. when do 2011 accepted transfer students have to send in transcripts?

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  16. Anon: We suggest that you have your current college send in a final transcript as soon after fall grades are in, as it will help to have your fall grades and classes in our system when you start classes.

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  17. do spring 2o11 transfer students have to send in immunization forms? and where can I find the forms?

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  18. Anon: You would go to the UGA Health Center website, http://www.uhs.uga.edu/, and there is a pulldown link to Forms (upper left hand side). You will then be able access the forms you need.

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  19. how much longer untill all the transfer decisions will be made?

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  20. Anon: I expect that the final 30+ files that were being looked at by the faculty will have decisions by the end of the week.

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  21. Is there any specific date that the immunization forms are due?

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  22. Anon: You will not be able to register for classes at orientation until you send in your immunization forms to the Health Center (do not send them to the Admissions Office!), so I would suggest you get them in well before your orientation date.

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  23. Seriously this is driving me crazy. When are these decisions going to be finished?

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  24. Anon: Seriously, it will be in the next 2-4 business days.

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  25. Once youve been admitted as a transfer student, are you gauranteed admission even if your gpa drops?

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  26. Anon: No, you there is not a guarantee of admission if you drop below the GPA baseline of admission, or if you suddenly have a serious conduct issue. These things will be reviewed and appropriate action will be taken depending on the seriousness of the issue or grade drop and the circumstances.

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  27. doesnt having orientation the week before school starts give you less classes to chose from if u are transferring in spring 2011?

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  28. Anon: First, current UGA students started early registration for Spring 2011 term in October, and current students at most (if not all) colleges register before new students. Second, this should not put you at a disadvantage in signing up for courses as there will be space in a number of courses and there will be a great deal of shifting during drop/add.

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  29. I have been accepted as a Spring Transfer student. This semester i have take a higher work load and more difficult classes. I have calculated my gpa bases on my current grades and it will drop from a 3.74 to about a 3.5. Will this effect my admission even though my GPA is still above the 3.2 minimum

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  30. Anon: Since you will still be well above the 3.20 minimum for students that are between 30-59 transfer hours, you are just fine.

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