Later today, we will be making decisions available to students.
those of you who have been wait-listed by UGA, here is a post for you
and a chance to comment. Please remember that this is not a blog where
you should post statistics, throw fellow classmates under the bus, etc.
These types of comments will be deleted.
Every year, our
office has to predict approximately how many students we can admit in
order to enroll our freshman class, but we can never be sure how many
students will enroll until after the May 1 deposit deadline has passed (and maybe well after that!).
If the number of students who say they will be attending UGA is lower
than we expect, we may need to go to our wait-list group in order to
get the size that we want for our freshman class. Every year, we have
about 1,000 students on the wait-list, and we carefully monitor the
deposits coming into the University to see where we are in comparison
to the predicted freshman numbers.
The Wait-List FAQ
can answer some questions, but the most important thing you need to do
is decide if you want to remain on the wait-list. Follow the
instructions on the status check and/or the wait-list letter we mailed
out, and let us know if you want to stay on the wait-list or if you want
to decline this option and go forward with admission at another
college. If you decide to stay on the wait-list, you still want to move
forward with an alternate college plan, as we will not know about any
wait-list options until May at the earliest. If you select to stay on the wait-list, we
then know you still want to attend UGA if an opportunity opens up. The key word in wait list is wait, as this is not a quick process, so be prepared to wait.
year, there are three options for the wait-list reply; You can say no,
please do not consider me for the wait-list. The next option is to
remain on the wait-list, but only if it is for the Fall term. The third
option is to remain on the wait-list and be considered for both Fall and
Spring term. This is so that if there is space available for the Fall
term, we will look at all of the students who have asked to remain on
the wait-list, but the only space available is Spring term, we will then
work with only the students who said Fall or Spring. Once you select an option, you cannot change it, so make sure to think about it before you select one!
will not know details about the wait-list until after May 15 (and maybe well after that), so please be
patient with our office, and read the FAQ before asking questions, as it
can give you a great deal of information. I hope this helps in understanding the process.