Thursday, June 13, 2013

Essay Questions for the 2014 First Year Application

As promised, here are the essay questions for the 2014 First Year application.

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.  It has been said that every friend and acquaintance with whom you share your life can become, in ways small or large, a part of who you are.  Briefly tell us about one such person—not a relative—who many people would say is quite different from you.  Use only her or his first name, and in particular, reflect on your interactions and how those experiences may have changed you.

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

4.  UGA’s First Year Odyssey Program offers more than 300 seminar courses for new freshmen.  Some examples include “The History of Horseracing”, “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 interested you, what would it be? What would the course be named and what would you hope to learn?

These four essay questions will be required for First Year applicants who apply Regular Decision or are deferred Early Action.  Each essay should be about 150 to 200 words, but remember to focus on substance and not word count.  Before submitting your application and essays in the Fall, always remember to proofread and edit!  The First Year application will be available in early September.

Go Dawgs!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Updates and Reminders for Transfer and First Year Students

The majority of Fall transfer decisions have been made.  We should be able to complete the handful of remaining decisions by mid-June.  If you have been admitted for Fall and completed coursework this past Spring, please be sure to send us an updated transcript so we can post your credit.  Spring transcripts should be processed before your scheduled Orientation date as long as you get your transcript to us in time.  We encourage students to bring an updated transcript or grade report to Orientation to ensure access to your coursework during the advising appointment.

All admitted students should check the myStatus to make sure you have cleared your Verification of Lawful Presence registration flag.  If you do not clear your VLP flag prior to attending Orientation, you will not be able to register for classes after meeting with your advisor.  You can find a list of ways to clear this flag on your status check.  Please note it can take up to a week to clear you once we have received your information.

Admitted First Year students, please do not forget to submit your final high school transcript!  If you completed college coursework through dual enrollment then we will need an official college transcript as well.  Don't forget to register for Orientation if you have not done so. You can also visit the Orientation website for a To-Do list of everything that should be completed before your session.

Go Dawgs!