At this point in time, we have received approximately 100 Summer and 300 Fall transfer applications. The next two months or so will be tied up with several issues, from the update of Spring freshman and transfer files as Fall 2010 work comes in, to the review of the estimated 5,000-6,000 freshman applications that we still expect to apply by the Regular Decision application deadline of January 15. As you can guess, December and January are busy clean-up months, and there is not a great deal of down time.
I expect that by the end of January, our office will begin to review the transfer applications. We will begin with Summer transfers, as they are the first to enroll and need to have their decisions before the Fall applicants. As well, though, these go a little quicker as there are not as many Summer transfer applicants as compared to Fall (last year it was about 300 vs. 1,500), so these should go quickly. When that process is done, we should go straight into Fall transfers starting in mid-February, and go forward from there.
My suggestion to all transfer applicants is to make sure UGA has all transcripts from all colleges you have ever attended. If you did joint-enrollment work, get the transcript in! If you attended four colleges, get all four transcripts in! If you sent in a transcript in September, but have now completed the Fall semester, send in an updated transcript! As well, if a transcript has a different last name on it as compared to the application, send an email to email@example.com about 2 weeks after it has been requested to be sent to UGA so we can match it easier. And please remember to review the transfer web page and the transfer equivalency site (and read the equivalency instructions!) to make sure you are on the right track as far as admissions consideration.