Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Updates

We are continuing to process Spring transfer applications.  If you have applied for Spring, be sure to send us your transcripts as soon as possible.  As we get closer to Fall our evaluators will have additional projects to work on and will not be able to process these applications as quickly as we are able to now.  Students who have coursework in progress for the Summer term can wait until that work is completed before sending us your transcript.

We still have about 400 incoming first year students who have not sent a final high school transcript.  It is important that these be submitted as soon as possible.

Finally, next week I will not be in the office and may not be able to respond to comments on the blog immediately.  I will answer your comments and questions as soon as I am back.

Go Dawgs!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spring Transfer & Final Transcript Updates

We have now started reviewing spring transfer applications.  We cannot guess when an applicant's decision will be available.  Applications are processed in the order in which they are completed.

We are also now caught up with posting final college coursework for incoming students.  If you have recently submitted a final transcript, your coursework should be posted within a few business days after we receive it (you can see if we have received an updated transcript on your myStatus).

There are still about 500 incoming first year students who have not submitted a final high school transcript.  If you have not done so at this time, please submit your final transcript as soon as possible!

Go Dawgs!

Friday, July 6, 2012

UGA Admissions Urban Legends Videos

Over the past three years, I have tried my best to shoot down as many myths or urban legends as possible concerning UGA Admissions. As such, I have created the following two videos to try and add a little humor to the issue. Please understand that while I have tried to add some comedy to these videos, I am not trying to insult anyone. These are just some questions that come up regularly, along with some of the interactions we have seen (I have left out some that are not so pleasant, such as speaking to a student while a sibling throws a temper tantrum next to her, or giving an information session while a dog is present in the front row). I hope these give you some insight into what we do and do not do in the UGA Admissions office, and please take these in the humorous style in which they were meant.

And part II:

Just so you know, we like to poke fun at ourselves and the admissions field as well, so here is a video about the sometimes humorous world of admissions visits to high schools. These visits can sometimes be wonderful, but they can also be unusual and odd, especially when the admissions counselor becomes a salesman.

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