Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Almost through with matching materials

At this point in time, we are caught up with the mail, and we are entering in materials as they come in to the office. As well, we have checked the entire holding file of unmatched materials (well over 5,000 items) against any incomplete files, and we are currently going through each incomplete file to check and make sure that nothing was mis-labeled or missed. By Thursday, Feb. 3, if your file is still showing something as missing, you need to take care of it ASAP. We will be waiting on the January 22 SAT scores to come in, along with any other test scores that come in by the date we receive the Jan. scores, and remember that we must have an ACT writing section to use your ACT scores. At this point in time, you need to make sure that everything is in your file and ready for us to move forward with the review. As you can guess, we are worn out, but we are glad to be caught up on things.

Now it is time to breathe, relax, and read some files.

Go Dawgs!

32 comments:

  1. All: For transfer students, we are finishing up matching the college transcripts today, but it has been a little overwhelming, so be patient. I am guessing that by Friday, almost all of the college transcripts will be matched up.

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  2. Sounds good does that mean then the transfer applications will start getting reviewed by the beginning of next week possibly? Thanks!

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  3. Anon: As I have preached over and over again, Patience! Just because we have matched up materials for freshman, it does not mean we have finished the initial review of them. As I have stated before, mid-Feb. is when I expect summer transfer reviews to start.

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  4. Just to clarify one thing: Are courses from other colleges, which are labeled as non-transferable in the course equivalency, included in the calculation of the GPA?

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  5. Anon: We would have to look at the transcripts from all colleges to determine if a course transfers, and if it does not transfer, it would not be included in the GPA. If it is considered a transferable elective or transfers in as a specific class, then it will be considered in the GPA.

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  6. I imagine that I'm not the only one in this situation, but I'm struggling with housing at my back-up college. The housing deadline there is March 1st. If I don't find a roommate at that college by then, then my first choice dorm hall might not be available to me. I can't fully commit to a roommate because obviously I'm waiting on UGA's decision. I was wondering if you have had students come to you with this problem in the past and if you had any recommendations as to what I should do?

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  7. Dear DGraves,
    I sent in my transcript complete with my first semester grades before the January 21st deadline. However, there are several problems in my transcript (as I have moved to a new school for my senior year) and I am resending my corrected transcript tommorrow with a letter explaining the situation. Will the new transcript be taken into account when reviewing my file or is it too late?
    Thank You, Anonymous

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  8. So, I am confused. Will regular decision freshman applicants find out in February also if they are admitted, or was that just for EA deferred applicants?

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  9. Hey DGraves,
    This question isn't related to the post, but I wasn't sure where to ask it: I know that UGA admissions gives a 0.5 quality point for AP classes, but is Honors the same way? Will they look at the same GPA seen by admissions (I was accepted EA), or is theirs different? I got auto-admitted into Honors, and I want to make sure my GPA stays above a 3.75. It should either way, but the 0.5 quality points help. Thanks!

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  10. Annoyed: The best answer I can give to you is to speak with the other college about options.

    Anon I: Make sure it is sent in ASAP, and we will see what we can do, but I cannot make any promises.

    Anon II: The Feb. release of admission decisions is for RD and EA deferred students who meet EA admission criteria. Since the deferred students already went through this review and were deferred (so they did not meet EA criteria), it will be mostly RD applicants, unless a deferred student increased their academic information, such as a new SAT or ACT.

    Dawg215: The Honors program uses the GPA that we calculate.

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  11. For the Feb. admissions decision, if an EA deferred student's overall GPA increased will they be considered for the admissions wave? If they sent their regular application in very early and their credentials have been reviewed (essay, grades, community service, etc.) could this influence the Feb. decision?

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  12. UGA??: Here is a cut and paste of a previous answer in another post of mine:

    "In late February, we will review all Regular Decision and deferred Early Action students, and if they meet Early Action admission criteria, they would hear in Feb. All other applicants (not meeting EA admission criteria) will hear in late March. Deferred EA students did not meet EA admission criteria in Dec., so there would have to be a change in their academic areas, with the most likely being updated test scores as we are not recalculating GPA's."
    Due to time and personnel constraints, we are not recalculating the GPA of all RD and EA deferred students (over 10,000), so the main factor that would cause a deferred student to hear in Feb. would be an increase in SAT/ACT scores.

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  13. Sorry if this has already been asked, but how will February admits be notified? Will it just be through the mail or will it be online as well? Thanks!

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  14. meh: Cut and paste from a previous post comment:

    "We send out decisions by mail, and you can also see your decision on your myStatus page when they are released."

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  15. Hi DGraves! This question isn't related to the post, but I wondering if you had information about the Bradley Turner Leadership Scholarship. It says that an application is required, but no application is posted on the website.

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  16. Anon: The Bradley Turner Leadership Scholarship is run by the UGA Center for Leadership & Service, and information can be found at http://uga.edu/cls/students/scholarships/bradley.html. A good start for anything is to go to the UGA website, and put in the information in the search field on the bottom of the page.

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  17. Does AP Credit count towards the 30 transfer hours? I have 27 through college and 3 hours exempted through a 3 on my AP Lang Exam. If that shows on my transcript from KSU will that be considered 30 hours?

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  18. Anon: Cut and paste from a previous post:

    "If your AP credit is on your college transcript as a specific college course and number with a specific number of credit hours, then we will use it as that college course and how it transfers into UGA. Make sure that this is on the transcript sent to UGA, not just on your online credit review that you might have at your current college."

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  19. You previously stated that if a regular decision applicant met early action admission criteria they would be notified mid February. What exactly are those criteria?

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  20. Anon: First, I believe I have stated that generally the Feb. round of admits is in late February, so don't get too far ahead of us. Second, as I have stated before, there are no set criteria for EA admissions, but an overall review of the three academic areas (grades, rigor and test scores) that put a student in what we call the "exceeds expectations" range of things. In other words, their combined academic areas are strong enough that they are overall considered in the higher end of our total applicant pool, so we will go ahead and offer admission.

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  21. I'm a US resident and I sent all the verifying documents approximately on January 18, 2011. However,I checked on the MyStatus page, and I'm still classified as a Non-Resident for tuition purposes. Should I continue to wait until you guys finish matching up all the materials or should I go ahead and resend it?

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  22. Slightly Worried: Do you mean that you are a perm. resident with a "green card"? If you, mean that you sent in the documents on Jan. 18, then you have not given us enough time to review things. It is not just about receiving the documents, but actually reviewing the materials as well. If you would like, you can send an email to admproc@uga.edu to make sure the documents are in your file, but then you just need to be patient as we review your situation.

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  23. Hello Mr. Graves! I recently was voted "Most Spirited" in my class. Would this be something worth adding to my file? Is it too late to add awards to files? Thanks!

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  24. Curious: If you would like to add it, go to https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/meet_the_uga_admissions_staff.html, find your counselor (as best you can), and email them. They can then add this to your file.

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  25. What is the required GPA for transfer students that will be juniors in the fall?

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  26. Anon: This is coming from the parent in me (2 children, ages 11 and 13). Remember how when kids ask their parents how to spell something, and the parent would say "Look it up in the dictionary". Well, look it up on our transfer website, https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/transfer_students.html . This is not trying to be rude, but to empower you, as our site has information about what courses do and do not transfer, the transfer equiv. database, etc. Enjoy!

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  27. When will transfer students know whether they have been admitted for Fall 2011?

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  28. Anon: As quoted from my most recent transfer post:

    "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."

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  29. Concerned..I have taken college classes as a dual enrolled student Fall 2010 (12 hours) and Spring 2011 (6 hours)of which are on my high school transcripts. I also took college classes in the Summer 2009 (11 hours) and Summer 2010 (7 hours)as an Accelerated Student. My guidance counselor told me he could not put my summer classes on my transcript and some of my dual enrolled classes he could not put on the transcript (Speech). UGA has my unofficial college transcript per my status check (unofficial since I have not graduated high school). Can/will UGA look at my the college transcript in my admission decision although it is not required for incoming freshmen? I only took 4 AP's w all A's prior to my senior year and upon my guidance advice, took college classes rather than AP's as a senior with all A's. I have completed 37 college hours and I made sure they were transfer equivalent. Please advise.

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  30. Anon: We will look at all of the information in your file when we are looking at your overall situation, so we would take your dual enrollment information into consideration as part of the overall review.

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  31. I was deferred during EA. I have completed part 2 of the application and submitted all of the required inforamtion other than my updated transcripts. Our first semester was not complete until mid January and my school will not be sending updated transcripts out until Feb 17th as grades were just finalized a week ago. I have talked to the admissions office and been told they understand some schools are on a later schedule. Will this hurt my chances of being accepted?

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  32. Anon: I cannot say if having your updated transcript coming in so late will impact a decision, as I do not know your situation. We understand that some schools have later timelines, but we have to move forward with the process, so it depends on when we read your file, if we contacted your school during the read process, etc. We can only do so much with late information.

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