Thursday, June 21, 2012

DegreeWorks



All undergraduate students at UGA now have access to DegreeWorks, a web-based tool used to assist students in monitoring progress toward degree completion.  This program combines degree requirements and coursework completed into an easy-to-read worksheet which helps students see how courses completed satisfy requirements as well as what courses are still needed to complete the degree.  DegreeWorks is not meant to replace academic advising, rather it is a tool that can be utilized to help facilitate and aid academic advising.

All new students should have access to DegreeWorks as soon as your MyID has been created.  If you have completed college coursework prior to enrolling at UGA, use this program to see how your courses transferred and how they are satisfying your degree requirements.  Do you have AP/IB/SAT II scores that you have submitted to UGA?  Log in to see what credit you have received for these scores.  Make your advising appointment more efficient at Orientation by logging in now!

Final Transcripts - Update



We have had several students inquire about final coursework being posted, so here is an update.  Our evaluators are processing 1000+ final high school transcripts and 400+ college transcripts for incoming and returning students (and about 100 Pharmacy student transcripts). These are processed as quickly as possible while being mindful of Orientation dates for new students. We do our best to review students who are coming to Orientation on a given week and post the credit prior to the session. If you are concerned about your transcript not being here in time for us to get it posted, bring a copy of your transcript with you to your advising meeting just in case it does not arrive in time.  We also have about 1000 first year students who have not sent a final high school transcript.  If you have not done so, please take care of this as soon as possible!

Go Dawgs!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

UGA Admissions iPhone App 3.0

An updated version of our Admissions iPhone App has been released, available for download on any iPhone or iPod Touch for free from iTunes.  This updated version has many new features including:

At a Glance: Browse the high points of the University, its students, faculty, alumnus and athletics.

Campus Tour: Explore the University of Georgia's historic North Campus on campus or right from your couch!  On campus, your GPS enabled iPhone will detect your location on North Campus giving you information regarding your location.  Get to know UGA's beautiful North Campus before you visit! (iOS 5 or higher is required for the tour)

Majors: Still deciding on a major?  The Majors tool provides an easy to use reference to all majors available at UGA.

Info Request: Want information about the University and Admissions?  Provide us with your contact details and we'll keep you in the loop on Admissions news and events.

Timelines: A quick reference on important dates regarding your application.

Traditions: Learn about UGA traditions such as the ringing of the Chapel bell, the Arch and our tenacious sports fans with the Traditions feature.

Orientation: Headed to Orientation?  Have access to the full schedule, learn UGA Lingo and meet the OL's.  You can even make sure you've done everything needed prior to arriving with the to-do list!

Status Check: While this feature isn't new, it is a very important tool that can help you make sure you have submitted everything we need.  This is also the first place you will see your admissions decision.

Download the Admissions App today!


Go Dawgs!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

2013 Essay Questions


As promised, here are the essay questions for the 2013 First Year application.  The application will be available in mid-August.

1.  Choose an intellectual or creative opportunity (for example, community involvement, a summer program, a unique project, travel abroad, etc.) from your high school years that you have enjoyed and highlight how you have grown personally because of the experience.

2. UGA's First Year Odyssey Program offers more than 300 seminar courses for new freshmen.  Some examples include "The History of Horse-racing", "Einstein and the Theories of Relativity" and "The Zombie Plague".  If you could create your own seminar course at UGA in any subject area that interests you, what would it be?  What would the course be named and what would you hope to learn?

3. Tell us an interesting or amusing story about yourself that you have not already shared in your application.

4. Incredibly, you have just won a $100 million lottery.  To receive it, you must first earn a college degree.  How does this change your college experience?  How does it change your life after college?

You may also find the questions online here.

Go Dawgs!