In mid-August, UGA will open up the Freshman application for the Summer/Fall 2012 terms. Some students are eager to start the application now, and we understand that, but we have to make sure we enroll the 2011 class before we begin to take in applications for the next year. In addition, most high school counselors are not yet ready to begin the steps of submitting their materials, and there will be some tweaking on our side as far as some details of the application. But in mid-August, you can start the process. Please remember, though, that being among the first students to apply for next year's freshman class does not improve your chances of admission, so there is no need to rush. My suggestion is to start preparing for the process by getting a copy of your high school transcript (with final junior year grades on it), start listing out your activities/athletics/volunteer/work details, and start looking at the essay questions for the colleges you are considering.
Over the last few years, we have been very pleased with the responses we have received to our short essay questions, so we have made only a few tweaks to the four essay prompts. While the application will not be available until mid-August, the 2012 Freshman Application Essay Questions are now available for your review. And by the way, have a great summer!