Thursday, October 8, 2015
2016 EA Deadline is Approaching
The fastest way to get material to us is to send it electronically. Schools can submit transcripts online through Docufide/Parchment, through GaCollege411, or through our High School Counselor Portal transcript upload process. The high school evaluation can be submitted online from the High School Counselor Portal or by Naviance/Parchment, and we are fine if the school submits the Secondary School Report (SSR) in place of our form. If an SSR is sent, please give us time to log it into the system, as it takes a little longer than a transcript to input. Remember, no faxes!
For SAT/ACT test scores, we will accept any scores that have been both taken and requested by the 10/15 deadline. As such, we can use the October 3rd SAT, but not the October 24 ACT. We do not control when the scores are sent in, only the receiving of the scores, so you want to work with the testing agency to make sure these are sent. As well, we import test scores on Tuesdays and Fridays, so be patient as we load these into our system. If you request a score on 10/15, it will not show up on the myStatus on 10/16. It will depend on when the testing agency sends it to us, and then give us a little time to load it.
Please do not call our office to ask if we have received a document, test score, etc. if it was just sent. It takes about 5 to 10 business days from the time something is mailed for it to be matched with your file. It takes 2 to 5 business days for something submitted online to show up on your myStatus. By business I mean that any weekend or holidays when the admissions office is not working, we are not matching up materials.
Be sure to check your myStatus to see what we have received and what we are missing. This is updated 1-2 times every business day, so you do not need to check it several times a day. Documents do not need to show up in your myStatus by October 15 to be in by the deadline, and remember that we are giving school officials until October 22 to get in their materials (the school evaluation and transcript). Know that if you have submitted something to us by the deadline, we will post it in our system and your myStatus shortly. We appreciate your patience as we work vigorously to match all of the material we are receiving with applications.
Have a great day, and Go Dawgs!