Friday, February 11, 2011

Summer/Fall Transfer Decisions

Our evaluation team is finally at the end of checking high school transcripts (no, this does not mean we are done with freshman reviews, only the HS transcript reviews), so starting next week, we will be able to begin the transfer review process. We will begin with the Summer transfer applicants, and we will then shift to the Fall transfers when we complete summer. Right now, about 400 students have applied for Summer transfer admission, and a large number of those still need to send us transcripts, so make sure all of your material is sent to us, and let us know if a transcript is under a different name.

The review of transfer files is not a quick process, as we must determine if the applicant meets or exceeds the GPA consideration level for admission (30-59 transferable sem. hours needs a 3.20 or higher, 60+  transferable sem. hours needs a 2.80 or higher), and if admissible, we must then map out the equivalent UGA coursework for the classes that transfer into UGA. It can be as fast as 30 minutes for a file, or as slow as 10 hours, depending on how many courses, if we have seen these courses before, etc.

My rough estimation is that we will be able to do about 30-50 decisions a day, but it also will vary depending on what else appears on our plates. Decisions will go out daily by mail and on the myStatus page, and I ask that you be patient, make sure that all transcripts from all colleges attended, even dual enrollment work, are in your file and updated. By updated, I mean that if you sent us a transcript from X college in November, then completed Fall courses at X college in December, you need to send us another transcript showing this work, and the date will change on the myStatus page.

Go Dawgs!

57 comments:

  1. All: Just so you know, we have approximately 1200 Fall transfer applications submitted so far, and we expect that number to grow to about 2,200-2,500 by the deadline. As such, please be patient with our office.

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  2. How many of the 2200-2500 do you expect to offer admission? I would imagine most of them have the same qualities. Does someone with 30 hours and a 3.9 have a smaller chance than someone with say 45 hours and a 3.7?

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  3. I'm really worried about my GPA and if I'll even be able to transfer. I recieved my AA degree and wanted to finish my BA at UGA. I have a 2.7 GPA though and I'm wondering if there is anything I can do if I don't get accepted with that average?

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  4. Does it look "bad" if for you two semsters you takee twelve semester hours but the second two you only take three and seven hours respectively?

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  5. If I have applied to transfer in this fall but have since then realized that I did not meet the thirty hours needed to transfer. Is there anything I can/need to do?

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  6. Anon I: We do not have an exact number of transfer students that we will admit, and we have a wide range of applicants with different academic standings.

    Anon II: It depends on what your GPA is like based on how UGA calculates it, but if you are below the consideration level, then you should be concerned. I would suggest you also have a plan B in place in case you are not admitted to UGA.

    Anon III: While our review will not focus on this during the admission evaluation, I would be worried about your ability to do well at UGA for 12+ hours of work, so you will need to really focus if you are admitted and choose to attend.

    Anon IV: I would suggest you contact the admissions office and ask for your file to be moved to a future term (Spring 2012?) for consideration when you would have 30+ hours.

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  7. Will anyone get denied in the feb wave?

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  8. Anon: The February wave of freshman decisions will only be acceptance decisions.

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  9. When is the earliest and latest we could possibly find out about acceptance?

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  10. Anon: I have added two tabs to the top of the blog, with one being Admissions Timelines. This gives a rough idea as to the expected admissions dates.

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  11. if one student has a profile with 30-59 hours with a 3.3 gpa vs a student with the same hours but with a 3.5 gpa, do both students have an equal chance of consideration since they both have above a 3.2 gpa?

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  12. DGraves already answered your question in response to the first comment Anon, he said, "we have a wide range of applicants with different academic standings."

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  13. Anon: I do not compare transfer students, and we have to wait until we see the application to determine a student's GPA, hours, and decision, so I cannot guess.

    DawgWalker: Thanks!

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  14. I currently attend GPC and applied for the 2011 FALL Semester with 31 transferable college credit hours with a 3.41 GPA. Is there any other requirements that UGA look for when accepting transfer applicants? as far as test scores, etc.?

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  15. I wonder how good are my chances of getting into UGA as a transfer. I have 33 transferable college hours with a 3.44 GPA. I just got rejectd from GSU with these numbers...Im feeling sick..

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  16. Anon: I would suggest reading the transfer admission page for more details, but here are some key parts:

    1) Have completed at least one year of college by the term of intended enrollment.
    2) Have the semester hours of transferable credit that are to be considered completed by the application deadline.
    3) Submit all materials on official transcripts by the deadline.
    4) UGA does review conduct/criminal issues when reviewing applications.

    UGA does not look at SAT or ACT scores, and we do not look at HS work.

    Anon II: I have no idea about your chances, as we would need to review your transcript(s) to determine your transfer GPA, hours, etc.

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  17. I applied with 30 credit hours with 3.6 GPA. But I currently have a CPC deficiency for foreign language at GPC. I am currently taking a foreighn language this semester to correct this situation . Will this effect my chance of anyway of getting into UGA?

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  18. Anon: Yes, this would have an impact on your decision, and I am guessing that your academic advisor at GPC may also have spoken to you about this. If a student has an academic deficiency at another college, or is on probation/suspension at their present school, this would have an impact on a decision.

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  19. I was one of the early ones to apply for the 2011 fall transfer semester. If I was denied early because of my deficiency, can I resubmit another transcript without the CPC defiency before the april 1st deadline and be re-evaluated? ID# 810343900

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  20. Anon: If you are denied due to the CPC issue, and then are able to have a transcript prior to April 1 that clears this issue up, just contact our office and ask to speak with a credential evaluator. Do not apply again! Just contact us so we can re-review your current application with the updated information.

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  21. Is there anyway to go to UGA after being in college for over a year but have less than thirty hours because of circumstances( i.e. a trip of a life time to hick across Israel, a full time job)

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  22. Anon: We would need to understand the circumstances and the overall situation, and what college work the student has done. Only if we understand the situation can we then make a determination. Most of the time, we do not consider a student with less than 30 hours, but unusual circumstances sometimes cause us to look at the situation differently.

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  23. In a post above you mentioned that UGA looks at criminal issues when reviewing applications. How much does that factor into decisions?

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  24. Anon: Generally, it is not a serious issue, as most conduct issues are minor. But for some cases that are more severe or there is an issue of repeat offenses and/or harmful impact on others, we will be looking at what occurred, when it occurred, and how the person has altered their behavior since the issue.

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  25. Hey DGraves

    Even though I believe I am a strong applicant, I cant help but think that I will be denied due to the CPC deficiency that is placed on my transcript. I talked to my campus advisor and was told that the hold will stay on my records until early May. They cannot remove the foreign language hold even though i'm currently enrolled in a foreign language class. Would UGA re-review my application AFTER the April 1st deadline? Its heartbreaking to know that I could possibly be denied due to holds regardless of grades...

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  26. Anon: Just so we are clear, a CPC (College Preparatory Curriculum) Deficiency is when a HS student in Georgia does not complete the necessary requirements in certain academic areas, in your case foreign language, and a 2 year college has admitted you with this deficiency but with the understanding that you will clear this up by taking courses in the deficient academic area. It is not just a "hold", but an academic area where you have not completed the required coursework. I am guessing that you have known about this since you started at GA Perimeter, and that it would cause an issue if not taken care of.

    My suggestion is to email our head credential evaluator at jemond@uga.edu, and ask if we can hold off on a decision until after you show you have completed the course that takes care of the CPC issue. We would not use the Spring grades and hours in consideration for transfer admission, but ask if we can use the information clearing up the CPC problem. I will then talk to Mr. Emond about the email, and we will be able to determine what we can do.

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  27. Yes, sadly I was not aware of these CPC deficiencies and its importance until earlier this week. Thank you for all your help Dgraves! I just emailed Mr. Edmund. Im clinging on my last bit of hope right now...

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  28. Dgraves quick question: If you get admitted as a summer transfer, is it possible to change it to fall and come to UGA then rather than having to starting during the summer term you applied for? Thanks!

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  29. Anon: If you were admitted as a Summer transfer but now wish to start in the Fall, you should email admproc@uga.edu, and we will change you to fall. Now, when we change your application to fall, we will then need to re-review your file before you can be admitted to Fall. This is done for two reasons; first, some students try to game the system and get admitted earlier, and this is our method of un-gaming the system. Second, there may be materials we did not get to look at during our summer review (we did some decisions before Fall transcripts were sent out), so we need to make sure you are still admissible. But those are the steps.

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  30. ok and if when they do re-review my file am i then no longer offered admission unless i do get into the fall semester?

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  31. Anon: That is correct. If we review your file again, and there is new information that brings you below the academic standing of your previous review to a level that is not acceptable, we would then deny you for transfer admission. If all of the information stayed the same, then I would expect that you would be admitted again.

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  32. I applied for the Fall semester. Can I change my application for Summer 2011?

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  33. Anon: You need to email admproc@uga.edu, and ask for your application to be changed from Fall to Summer. Please only do this if you are serious about attending in the summer if admitted.

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  34. DGraves,

    I did not receive the summer internship I had planned to pursue and now I'm contemplating changing to a Summer transfer. Are there requirements as to the course load you have to take? Like 12 hours? I feel like being there in the summer would help the transition if I were to get in but I've never done a summer term.

    Thanks!

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  35. Anon: There are no specific hour requirements for summer term, and I would suggest speaking with a friend who has done a summer session before to understand how a compacted timeframe (some summer terms are 4-5 weeks) is for studying, class time, etc.

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  36. Hey I go to Georgia College and State and recently applied for fall transfer. Under the political science major it says transfer students are expected to have completed a POLS 2000. However, my school does not have a listed equivalent class (although I'm sure its Intro to Poly Sci which I am currently taken). Will this affect my transfer decision? I currently have a 3.92 gpa. If you can;t answer this is there someone I should contact? Thanks for your help.

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  37. Anon: There is a difference between admission to UGA as a whole, and admission to some majors that are higher in demand than others (such as PoliSci, Business, etc.). The Admissions office is not looking at the specific "major" requirements, but at you as an overall student with a focus on your GPA and hours. If you are admitted, and you have put yourself in a good position with that GPA, then you would work with the PoliSci advisor about the next step in being admitted to the major.

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  38. Do chances change from summer to fall or is it all the same for admission criteria?

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  39. Anon: UGA uses the same admission criteria for Summer and Fall transfer students.

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  40. im a summer transfer student with 60+ hours and my mystatus currently displays: "We have received your application and may still be matching it with other documents and any necessary test scores. Please use this Web site to monitor your file completion process and verify that you have submitted all required materials by the stated deadlines"

    Should this message be displayed even though my transcript has already been received?

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  41. Anon: For transfer students, this is the normal statement until a decision has been made.

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  42. ok thank you, do you how much longer it should take to get through all the summer transfers

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  43. Anon: In the post, I give rough estimates, but I have no exact idea of when we will be done with summer, as some applicants will wait until the deadline to either apply and/or submit materials.

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  44. ok if i applied in early January and send me transcript in late January should i expect a decision to be made soon

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  45. Anon: Hold on a moment, let me get out my magic eight ball and shake it up.... Sorry, it comes out with "Cannot predict now".

    There is no way I can guess when a transfer student will hear a decision, as it depends on how long each file takes to review, when other students applied, when they completed their file, etc., etc., etc.

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  46. Yesterday i was denied admission as a transfer because my current college forgot to add my ap credits to my transcript. I emailed Jason Emond who said i can send another transcript with my ap credit and be reevaluated. Is there anything else needed to be sent my with transcript?

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  47. Anon: This is all you need to do, and I am guessing you attend GA State. For all students who attend GA State, have AP credit, and are applying as a transfer student, make sure you speak with your Registrar and make sure the transcript has the correct information on it (listed AP credit with the specific course name, number and hours).

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  48. yes i attend Ga State. Thank you for your help

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  49. On UGA's application, it says to send in documentation of a court sentence if you have been arrested. Will the court clerk already know a format or is there a certain something that UGA specifically wants? Thanks.

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  50. Hopeful and Anxious DawgFebruary 20, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    I want to start my UGA career (given, hopefully, that I get in) during the summer even though I applied for fall. If I were to change it to summer, would it slow down my decision time?

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  51. Anon: You should write a letter explaining the situation, and attach the court documents (which are fairly standard) to the letter.

    Hopeful: Email admproc@uga.edu about the change, and it will not slow up the decision time.

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  52. DGraves,

    I understand how busy and chaotic times are up in Athens but do you know the average wait time for a reply from admproc? I'm not trying to push any buttons, just trying to figure out when to expect a reply.

    Thanks so much

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  53. Anon: We generally respond in 1-3 business days for the admproc@uga.edu email (not weekends or holidays, but business days), so it depends on when you sent an email and what needed to be done. If you sent it over the weekend, then please be patient.

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  54. Anon: As well, I suggest you check your junk mail in case your email is not allowing a uga.edu email through.

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  55. That's what I figured, I sent it yesterday afternoon so I figure you all need to sift through the weekends messages. I emailed to change my app from fall to summer. Thanks again

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  56. I read the "Top 10 Intended Majors for Transfer Students" on the UGA website. Are these majors the ones that are the most competitive and are harder to transfer into or are these the majors that are most likely to get accepted?

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  57. Anon: Neither. These are the majors that were most popular for students admitted to UGA, but it does not have an impact on admission or the difficulty of a transfer decision. It is simply information.

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