Deadlines/Required Items

First-Year Applicants

Early Action - October 15 application deadline/October 22 materials deadline

Required Application Materials
  • Application and Application Fee
  • School Evaluation form completed by HS counselor
  • Official HS transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT (with Writing) scores sent to UGA by the testing agency, test must be taken and requested sent to UGA by the 10/15 deadline

Regular Decision - January 15 application deadline/January 22 materials deadline

Required Application Materials
  • Application and Application Fee
  • School Evaluation form completed by HS counselor
  • Official HS transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT (with Writing) scores sent to UGA by the testing agency, test must be taken and requested sent to UGA by the end of January
  • Teacher Recommendation 

Deferred Early Action Applicants - January 15 deadline

Required Application Materials
  • Part II of the Application (four short answer essays)
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • updated official SAT or ACT (with Writing) scores sent to UGA by the testing agency must be taken and requested sent to UGA by the end of January
            The first two items will be added to the Early Action application so that Admissions can proceed with the file reading process

Transfer Applicants

The Summer and Fall transfer application will be accessible online in mid to late January, and the Spring application in late May.

Fall Term - April 1
Spring Term - September 1
Summer Term - March 1

Transfer deadlines are for both the application and for all college transcripts. UGA will only review academic work that is completed and sent to our office by the deadline. For example, Fall transfer applicants have a deadline of 4/1, so we can only review work completed and into our office by 4/1. We cannot use work from a Spring term where classes are in progress and will be completed after the deadline.

Required Application Materials
  • Application and Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges attended (even dual enrollment, transient, or other work)
  • UGA will only use the work that is completed and is on the college transcript(s) in determining transferable hours, transfer GPA, etc. We do not review work that is in progress, so applicants must meet the transfer review criteria based on what is on the transcript(s) by the deadline.

 If a deadline falls on a Sunday or a federal holiday, the postmark deadline will be extended to the first business day following the published deadline.

191 comments:

  1. I am wondering why does UGA make their deadline for transfer students on April 1st? Why does UGA make it to where a student who does have at least 30 hours and at least a 3.2 in their first year of college is not allowed to go to UGA until the spring semester? What is the reasoning behind doing that? I looked at Clemson University and they have theirs set up for June 1st. Makes me wonder why can't UGA make their Fall deadline at this time so kids who do work really hard and have good grades can get into UGA for the Fall semester after one year.

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    1. Every college is different on their deadlines, and the reason behind their deadlines. Here is my explanation of our 4/1 Fall transfer deadline:

      We have set up our deadlines so that we can make decisions in a timely fashion (so you do not have to wait until late July for a decision), and so that we can keep our requirements and enrollment at a steady rate. If we shifted our deadline to late May/early June, we would have to raise the requirements (more students would apply and be considered for the same number of spaces), and we could not make decisions until after June 1 for most students, so it would become a very late decision date.

      I would suggest looking at transferring into UGA for Spring of the following year after you meet the requirements.

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  2. I am currently at 29 credit hours and a 4.0 GPA on those credit hours by April 1st. Is there any chance that I am considered for Fall semester? Another question, If I am not even considered, is there a way to get that one last hour through UGA online somehow? (my current school does not have a class that ends by deadline)

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    1. Applicants must have 30 completed hours by the application deadline to be eligible to transfer. You are not able to take courses at UGA until you have been admitted.

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  3. I am currently a Senior in High School. I am a Dual Enrollment student at my school. I already have 12 hours under this scenario and will have 24 more hours by the time I graduate for a total of 36 hours. Do I need to apply as a Freshman or Transfer student?

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    1. You will need to apply as a First Year applicant because you have not yet graduated from high school.

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  4. If you apply in the fall of 2014 for early admission for the Fall 2015, do you include a letter, resume, etc. or do you not require the letter with early admission? How do you know what to include? Thank You.

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    1. Review the Early Action section of this page, as I have listed the materials needed in that section.

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  5. I have been attending a junior college for the past few years and am about to graduate. I have more credits than I even need to graduate. even if I am able to meet the requirements of being accepted as a transfer students with more than 40 or 50 credits, would I still need to include my SAT or ACT scores? even if I wouldn't be considered a first year transfer student?

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    1. I am assuming you graduated from HS already? If so, you would apply as a transfer student, and we do not need SAT/ACT scores. Transfer students must have 30 or more transfer hours completed and have taken a full year of college work after HS graduation to be considered for transfer admission.

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    2. yes I have graduated from high school. and thank you!

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  6. I am a freshman at Georgia Southern. I am currently taking 15 hours this semester and 15 next semester. So I cant apply for fall admission? Does UGA not look at the classes I am taking spring semester, realizing I will have 30 hours at the end of 2nd semester?

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    1. Unfortunately, we are not able to use in-progress work for our transfer review, as we need to see the grades and hours in time for the review. A good explanation for this can be found in the first post on this page, as it details why we have an April 1 fall transfer deadline.

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  7. I am currently looking at transferring Fall of 2015 but as I read above it does't look too good. After this semester I'll have 28 hours and a 2.9 GPA. Next semester I should have over a 3.2 and well over 30 hours. Would it be more realistic to apply for Spring after Fall of 15?

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    1. I would suggest looking at Spring 2016.

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  8. I had a question about the application fee for early action. I printed out my college application free waiver so do I just mail it to the UGA admissions office now ?

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    1. Yes, you should mail it in to our office, and our address is on the bottom off our website, admissions.uga.edu

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  9. I just want to point out that it makes no sense to have such an early deadline for transfer applications. I have been in school for 3 weeks of this fall semester, and I have just decided that I want to transfer in the spring due to health reasons. I wanted to find a university closer to home. I've never been a fan of UGA for many reasons, but I decided to check it out anyways since UGA is so close to home for me. Low and behold, your Spring Transfer deadline has already passed. Seriously? Who decides only a few days into Fall semester that they want to transfer? This seems completely unreasonable to me. Thank you, Admissions, for the addition to my distrust and dislike of UGA in general.

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    1. I wish you well at your other options for transfer admission.

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  10. Where can i find the essay questions for regular decision fall 2015 application.

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    1. See http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2014/07/2015-essay-questions.html

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  11. If I already sent my current SAT scores, but I plan to take the October SAT & request it to be sent to UGA, until the October scores come in will my admissions be based on the first score?

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    1. We know that test scores are updated regularly, so we have built a system that takes this into account and uses the strongest scores, even if they arrive later.

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  12. So I believe my question relates to one above, but just to verify, I have taken the SAT, however I plan to take the ACT AFTER the early decision deadline. Will I still be eligible to register with the ACT score as it becomes available or will my SAT score be the only thing I can apply with?

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    1. In this post, I state that test scores "must be taken and requested sent to UGA by the 10/15 deadline. The October SAT fits this timeline, but the October ACT does not. So we cannot use the October ACT for EA. You can have this ACT sent to us so we can have it if you are deferred or just so we can have it for future placement information, but not for EA decisions.

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  13. Hi, for early action applicants, do we need to send a school profile form along with our counselor rec and transcript? I am a little unsure about what the "school evaluation form completed by counselor" includes. Thanks!

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  14. If I graduated in 2014 and am now applying for the 2015 fall semester, what should I complete for the school evaluation form completed by HS counselor and the teacher recommendation since I am no longer enrolled in high school?

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    1. Just to make sure, you have not attended (and will not be attending) any other college after your HS graduation, correct? If you have, you would need to apply as a transfer student. If you are truly a freshman, you would still want to work with your previous HS counselor and a HS teacher, as it has only been 4 months since you were in HS, so they should still remember you and have your records.

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  15. I'm a senior in high school applying for EA. One of the requirement is ACT or SAT score. My first SAT and ACT is this October 19 & 25. Can I still apply?

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    1. We can use the Oct SAT for EA if you have already requested the scores to be sent to UGA, but the Oct ACT will be too late for EA.

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  16. I am a senior in high school. I am applying regular decision. My SAT score is a little below average, but I plan to take it again October 11th. Should I wait to send my scores after that SAT or send them now?

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    1. If you are applying RD, then you have until January to get your materials in, so it is fine whichever way you choose.

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  17. I was denied as a transfer student even though I have above the required GPA and I was told by admissions employees that UGA had a guaranteed admissions policy for transfer students with above the required GPA. Why did I get denied if you have a guaranteed admissions policy?

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    1. UGA does not have a guaranteed admissions policy for transfers with any set GPA, so I am sorry you were confused about what you were told. As you can see by the information on this blog, as well as all the details on the UGA Admissions site, we do not even have the words "transfer requirements" anywhere. We have consideration levels, but we state that these are not requirements, but academic standing whee we will then consider your application for admission. There are several cases where a student might not be admitted no matter what, such as a major conduct issue, not meeting the requirement of being out of HS for a year, academic issues, etc.

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  18. I am applying for the early action and waiting for the act score for September 13 to come out. Do I have to send my previous score, or can I wait until I get the newest score and send it later?

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    1. I would suggest contacting the ACT, as you want to make sure your scores are sent in time, and I do not know when that would be. We are fine if you send all the scores together with the Sept ACT scores, but the key is to get them here on time.

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  19. I am applying for the early action and have the Sep ACT scores except for the essay portion. Can I report the SEP scores in the application form scores section without writing score . Is that ok?

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    1. It s fine to list an ACT score without a Writing section, just remember that we cannot use any ACT until we have an official AC Writing section.

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  20. How do my teachers send their recommendation letter? Can I still apply for EA if my SAT scores are sent 10/28/14? I have no act score.

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    1. I am assuming that the SAT scores are from the October SAT, and we will accept the October SAT if you have requested the scores to be sent when you signed up for the exam. As for a teacher rec, we do not require one for Early Action, but if you apply RD or are deferred for EA, a requirement will then appear on your myStatus page, along with a space to enter your teacher's email address so a request can be sent to them.

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  21. I am an out of state student filing out your application. Maryland does not require students to have 4 science credits so I only have 3. Does this mean I am not a qualified applicant and should not bother to apply?

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    1. For out of state students, we have the flexibility to look at 8th grade courses, so if you had a physical science course in 8th grade that was a HS course, we are okay with that (we would need documentation if you are admitted and enroll). As well, there are a wide range of courses that the state allows for the 4th science, (see http://www.usg.edu/student_affairs/documents/Staying_on_Course.pdf page 5) so we have flexibility in the situation. We generally do not have an issue with this for out of state students due to these other options.

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  22. Hey there,

    My question is regarding the application fee. I mailed in a fee waiver (I am a GA resident) from College Board, but it was printed off my College Board account. I noted that UGA asks for the original fee wavier. However, I received the waivers in the mail from College Board after I sent in my fee. Is the printed version acceptable, or do I have to resend the waiver?

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    1. Wait about a week to see if we are okay with the fee waiver you have sent (it will show up on the myStatus with a check mark), and if not, contact us for more details.

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  23. I am an out of state student. Do I send the transcript in via mail or is there a method to do it online for out of state students?

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    1. I would suggest you speak with your HS counselor about how to best send a transcript, as they are the ones who will send it to us. We accept Parchment documents electronically, or it can be sent by mail.

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  24. I have already submitted all of the requirements on my application, so how long should I get an acceptance/denied letter?

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    1. Are you a freshman or transfer applicant? I would suggest you also review the Timelines page at http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html

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  25. Hi, I'm applying to UGA and on the part of the self reported grades, I was wondering if we have to add the grades from senior year or just from 9th -11th grade. Thanks!

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    1. We only want grades that are finished and official, so we would not want any senior grades (unless you applied in late December/early January and had first semester classes completed).

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  26. Hello. I had a question about ACT scores. I took the ACT in September, and all my scores came in except for my combined Writing and English score. I want to send in my application for Early Action today or tomorrow. When filling out the application, do I just leave it blank? Will you guys fill in the blank once I send my scores through the ACT website? Thanks!

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    1. The test scores are just for our general knowledge, but we do not use these as official. We need the official SAT and/or ACT from the testing agency, and we will update your file as new scores are sent in. So you can leave that section blank, and make sure you send us your scores ASAP.

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  27. Do the OCT 14 SAT scores need to be sent in automatically by college board when they are available to be considered for early action? Or Will I have time to see the scores and then send them after I recieve the scores?

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    1. Since UGA does not control the sending or delivering of the test scores, we cannot say exactly when we would get them. As such, we can only state with confidence that Oct 11 SAT scores will get to us in time if you request them prior to taking the exam. Since we superscore test scores and only look at the strongest subscores, there is no need to wait and look at them prior to sending them. I would suggest requesting the scores to be sent in when they are first available.

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  28. Do the OCT 11 sat scores need to be sent automatically by college board when they are available to be considered with my early action application or will I have time to see the scores then decide whether or not to send them?
    Thanks

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    1. Since UGA does not control the sending or delivering of the test scores, we cannot say exactly when we would get them. As such, we can only state with confidence that Oct 11 SAT scores will get to us in time if you request them prior to taking the exam. Since we superscore test scores and only look at the strongest subscores, there is no need to wait and look at them prior to sending them.

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  29. If your doing early admissions, when is it best to send in AP Exam Scores? Before the Deadline?

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    1. We do not require or use the AP scores for Early action so we are fine with the self reported ones on your application, and if you decide to enroll, you can then send them for placement purposes. If you really want to send them earlier though, that is fine.

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  30. I am taking the SATs on October 11 and ACTs October 25, I will probably take the SATs in November as well, should I specify this on my application? I was planning on doing Early Action, but it seems that I need to have my official test scores by October 15.

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    1. You do not need to tell use future exam dates on your application. As for EA, we can use the Oct SAT for this, but not later exams. They need to be taken and requested by the deadline, so that is why the Oct SAT is fine.

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  31. Hello!

    I'm a bit confused about the school evaluation forms. My school sends our own evaluation forms along with our transcripts, would these qualify or is the evaluation form unique to UGA? On myStatus my transcript is marked as received however the school evaluation form is not, so I do not know if that means I need to fill out a separate school evaluation form or if mine just hasn't been processed yet.

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    1. We are fine with a school's own counselor form, it just takes a little longer to review it and make sure it is what we need (occasionally we receive HS profiles instead), so just be patient as we enter it into our system.

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  32. Hello.

    I have sent in my tanscript on Friday, October 10th. However, on myStatus page it says not recieved yet. Should I try to mail another one or has it already arrived at the Undergrad. office ?

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    1. I cannot guess about your transcript, but since you sent it in on 10/10, and today is 10/16 (with a weekend in there), you have only given us 3-4 business days to match it up. Please be patient as we move forward with the 20,000-30,000 documents that have or will come in.

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    2. Thank you very much !

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  33. I requested my May, June, and October SAT scores to be sent on the 14th of October. However, the college board website says that due to the fact that the October SAT Scores are being released the 28th none of my scores will be sent until then. This is after the required materials deadline though, so should I send in my SAT Scores for the old tests separately, or is this ok? Thanks so much for helping me out.

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    1. We will be accepting the October 11 SAT scores, so if your other scores come with these, that is fine with us.

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  34. Hi!
    I am not a citizen of the U.S. yet;however, I meet the requirements for in-state tuition (permanent residence). On the UGA application status, it says that I am out-of-state for tuition purposes.
    Does that mean that I am considered an out-of-state applicant?
    Thank you!

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    1. That means that until you provide us with your perm. residency card for review (as stated on the app) we cannot classify you as a GA resident.

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    2. Do I turn in those documents now? Or do I wait until the results?

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  35. Do I turn in those documents now? Or do I wait until the results?

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    1. I suggest sending this in now.

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    2. Do I follow the directions on this site?
      http://osfa.uga.edu/application.html

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    3. For the perm. residency card, send it to admissions. For Financial Aid, follow the FA instructions.

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  36. can i be given admission without SAT or ACT for Agribusiness course,we like to enroll for summer session.

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    1. All freshmen must submit SAT/ACT scores for admission. For transient students, we need a letter of good standing or a college transcript.

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  37. What's the typical amount of time it takes for my transcript to be shown as received on the 'check my application status" page after sending through mail?

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    1. We say give us 5-10 business days, and for mailed items, I would think it would be 10 business days, due to the delay in delivery time.

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    2. If my transcript arrives late even though I sent it on time would I be deferred?

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    3. It is a submission date, not an in our office date.

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  38. I applied to UGA under EA and I sent in my ACT scores the day of the deadline, October 15. I recently checked myStatus for my application and it says that UGA hasn't received my scores yet. How long does it normally take for them to process the materials? The material deadline is the 22nd and I'm freaking out...

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    1. It is a submission of materials date, not an in the office and in your file date. I could not guess how long it will take to get in your ACT, as you and ACT control that timeline.

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  39. So does that mean I'm safe? I mean, the worst that could happen is getting deferred to RD right?

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    1. If a student is incomplete for Early Action, we will not make a decision and the student will be deferred. You are not deferred to RD, you would be deferred Early Action (you will still see Early Action on the app type, but will then need to do part II).

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  40. On my EA app there wasn't an option for the counselor evaluation form and I found it on the FAQ and sent it in this morning. Will you guys still be able to use it.

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    1. The space for your counselor's email is on your myStatus page, and it showed up the day that your application was pushed into our system and the myStatus page was activated. If they send this today, it should be fine, but I cannot promise anything, as I do not know how long it will take to be sent/received.

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  41. If we (the student) had all of our materials (application information, SAT/ACT scores, transcripts) submitted by the deadline for early action, but our school counselor did not fill our the counselor evaluation form by their deadline, will the applicant be deferred and taken out of the the early action decisions?

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    1. If we do not have all the materials needed when we close off taking in materials, then an incomplete applicant will be deferred. My best suggestion is to have the counselor send in the document ASAP, and we will see what we can do. We are slightly flexible with our timelines near deadline dates, but I cannot make any promises.

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  42. I am attempting to apply for the Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship, and I have reached where I am supposed to attach some sort of resume. What is the resume? Is there a certain form to fill out I've missed or is it supposed to be formatted like a work resume?

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    1. The scholarship form allows you to upload a resume, which is a list of your activities, sports, work, etc.

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  43. Thank you for your quick response. So, is the list more of an overview, or should I be very detailed about everything I've done over my high school years?

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    1. I am guessing both your parents and your counselor have completed/reviewed resumes before, so I would suggest you speak to them about how best to craft one and put in information.

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  44. I am trying to submit my Bernard Ramsey application, and when I upload my resume, no indication that it has been uploaded or received appears. How do I know that the file has been uploaded?

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    1. There is an email for the FF/Ramsey program off the application, so I suggest you send an email to this address for details.

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  45. I currently attend GSU what class matches with PEDB here. The Transfer chart only say KINS****. Does that mean there is no class at GSU that matches with PEDB. I am going to transfer Fall 2015 as a Junior.

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    1. If you look at the transfer equivalency site, you will see a default at the top for GSU KINS classes, and so a majority of the 11XX KINS classes come in as PEDB courses, and some higher than that. So anything that is PE based (flag football, bowling, basketball, etc.) would be PEDB. Dance courses would come in as dance, though.

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    2. Does Personal Fitness count as a course that would fall under PE Based Classes. Georgia State University does not offer any PE Based Classes

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    3. When you said GSU, the first school to pop up was Ga Southern, not Ga State. I am not sure about Personal Fitness, as many of these come in as a Health and Wellness class, not PE. Sorry, I just do not know.

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    4. Would i just have to take this class as junior at UGA or would i have to take it during the summer before I attend the Fall 2014 term

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    5. I believe the UGA PE 1 hour requirement is just needed for graduation, so it can be taken through senior year. It can be taken at UGA or at another college.

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  46. Hi Dr. Graves,
    I am currently a senior at Parkview High School, my absolute dream is to attend The University Of Georgia. I am just curious as to your thoughts as to what I should seriously work on. I have a 3.7 GPA, 8 AP classes, and sadly a 1500 SAT score. I am taking the ACT in December, I have been getting tutored and am hoping that score is successful. Out of curiosity, is one standardized test looked at higher than the other, I did awfully on the SAT and am really working hard for my ACT to be good. Is one test looked at more? Also when I send in my application I will not have an ACT score yet but I did it so that it sends directly to the school, is there somewhere on my application I say that it is coming.

    PS: my mom shared with me she knows you and recently did a photo shoot of your family... Paige Knudsen, how cool!

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    1. We are fine with either the SAT or the ACT, and we do not prefer either test over the other. We will only use what is the best score. You do not need to let us know about the future score, as it will tie into your application directly, and you should see it fairly quickly on your myStatus page after it is sent. Say hi to your mom, and let me know if you have any more questions!

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  47. When getting a teacher recommendation, how would I determine which teacher would be the best? What is important, the class that he/she teaches, their education level or their words of recommendation?

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    1. The most important thing in finding a teacher to write your recommendation is to ask the teacher that knows you best, and can tell us what you are truly like as a student and a person in their classroom.

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  48. Is your deadline to be considered for scholarships December 15? If I am applying for regular decision and turn my application in by then will I still be considered?

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    1. 12/15 is the priority date for scholarships, but we will look at others past this date. I would suggest getting the RD app and all materials in by 12/15 for this issue though.

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  49. How many teacher recommendations do you require?

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    1. If a student applies Regular Decision or if they are deferred during Early Action, we require (and want) one teacher recommendation.

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  50. I was wondering does the admissions office start looking at RD applicants once all EA applicants have been reviewed?
    I was wondering since I was able to get everything in as a RD applicant prior to the EA deadline or will I have to wait until January to find out if I have been accepted or not?

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    1. I would suggest you review the Timelines page, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html, for details of our decision dates, as we are not rolling decisions.

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    2. Thank you, I noticed after the fact I had selected RD instead of EA. Waiting patiently until February/March.

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  51. When will the My Status page be available again to view materials you have received so far for a RD applicant and to possibly send reminders to a counselor and teacher for recommendations? I assume on Friday when the EA announcements are posted?

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  52. I entered my counselors email on the mystatus page for the counselor form in mid-October but last week I checked and it says that it is still incomplete. I have all of the other materials submitted. Just wondering how much this affects my application.

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    1. If we did not receive a required item by the needed timeframe, then your EA application will be deferred due to being incomplete, and you will then have until Jan. 15 to submit part II and make sure all required materials are in.

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  53. Hi, I sent my SAT scores and my high school transcript BEFORE I submitted the application. How long will it take before UGA receives them and is updated on the MyStatus page. Also i sent my college board fee waiver in the mail and was also wondering how long will that take to process because on the MyStatus page it says i didn't pay my fee.

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    1. Since you just applied RD, please give us time to match up things, as we have been focused on EA decisions this week.

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  54. Hello, I am looking to transfer to UGA and I will have 30+ hours by the deadline. However, I looked at the "transfer equivalency" page on the UGA website and some of my classes are listed as "STAT1D**" meaning there is not a direct transfer, but it is considered a transfer elective. Does the mean classes that are not direct transfers are subtracted from the total hours considered thus dropping me below 30 hours?

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    1. Transfer electives are treated the same as courses that transfer directly as another course, so we will use the grades, hours, etc. for both admission review and in how they come into UGA.

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  55. Do I have to finish the student part of my application before my teachers can submit their recommendations or is there some place where I enter their names and the school sends them and email with specific conditions for the recommendation?

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    1. It is best if you complete the application first and then have supporting materials sent in, with the only exception being test scores, as these are electronically stored and match with a file immediately. Once you apply and your app is in our system, there will be a place on the myStatus for you to enter your counselor and teacher emails.

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  56. For the teacher recommendation, can it be a coach that you have had throughout high school or does it have to be a teacher who has had you as a student

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    1. We want it to be a teacher of yours.

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  57. After you submit your application and enter your teacher's email address for the recommendation does it send your teacher a recommendation form or requirements?

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    1. An email is sent to the teacher with instructions on how to complete our online form or other methods to submit a recommendation.

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  58. Hi, I am planning to have all of my required documents in by December 15, and I was wandering for the Dec. 15 deadline, will I find out whether or not I was accepted earlier then others that submied theirs by the January deadline? Thank you so much.

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    1. No, you will not hear earlier than other Rad applicants. See the TImelines page for details on our decision timelines.

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  59. Hi, I also plan to have all my required documents, along with my application, in by December 15th. However, I missed the December ACT test date I signed up for due to unforeseen circumstances. My question is, since I have not previously taken the ACT, will scores from the February test I plan on taking be considered if sent in or does UGA not accept ACT's taken after January?

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    1. As stated in the post, we cannot use the February ACT for admissions, as the scores will arrive too late for us to use them. We can use any scores both taken and requested to be send to us by the end of January.

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  60. In terms of Honors Program admission, it is stated on the Timeline page that a student wishing to apply to the program must have applied to UGA by December 15. However, I don't see anything about that mentioned on the Honors Program website. Will I still be able to apply to the Honors Program if I submit a UGA application within the next few days?

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    1. It states that this is a priority deadline, not a drop dead deadline. As such, you will be able to apply for Honors, but you need to keep track of their timelines as well.

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    2. Thank you so much! Will do

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  61. Hello. i am currently home schooled and i am going to begin public school around Mid-January. i have yet to take the SAT and i am a senior in high school. i worry i won't meet the application deadline of January 15 because i am home schooled. is there anything i can do ? do you have another/later deadline for fall admissions 2015 besides the january 15 one ?

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    1. You can go ahead and apply knowing your situation for the future, and then have your school documents sent in prior to the RD materials deadline of 1/22. There is no later deadline.

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  62. Hello. I want to know if NACAC fee waivers are accepted. If so where might I send in one?

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    1. We accept the SAT, ACT and NACAC fee waivers, and after you submit the application, you will print out the payment page and attach the waiver to this (and then mail it in).

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    2. So I come back to it later and fill in the waiver information?
      Also should I call just to let you guys know the fee waiver is coming?

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    3. Apply and select the fee waiver payment option. Then have your counselor complete the form and send it in. You do not need to call us.

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  63. Hello. i have yet to take the SAT and the next available date in Jan.24
    Due to this i won't be able to send in the test scores before the Jan.22 deadline. is there anything i can do ? is it ok to turn the test scores in after the 22nd ?

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    1. As stated above, the last test score we can use is the January SAT, just make sure you request they be sent to us when you sign up for the exam.

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  64. Hi, I read on the timeline page that RD applicants who "meet EA requirements" will be notified of their status late February. Is there somewhere that I can view EA criteria?

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    1. That is a generic term I use to refer to the overall academic profile of admitted EA students. We do not have required GPA's, SAT/ACT, AP/IB courses, etc. instead, we look at the overall academics of an applicant. You can look at my previous post about EA decisions, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2014/11/ea-decisions-are-now-available.html, which has a link to our press release and EA admitted statistics.

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  65. Hi, I was supposed to start school this spring semester but have a medical issue. what should I do in other not to be drop.

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    1. I am not sure what you mean exactly, but if you cannot attend for the term that you applied for (in your case Spring), you will need to apply for a future term.

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  66. Hi, I was accepted through early action. I am interested in being a part of the music program, but I don't want to major or minor in music. Is it possible for me to participate in band without majoring?

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    1. Yes, you can be a part of the band without majoring in music. I suggest you contact the music department to find out more about participating in the band.

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  67. For the teacher recommendations, I had accidentally put two teachers down, and they both have submitted a recommendation. Will this be an issue?

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  68. I cancelled my Spring 2015 transfer application today (I have already had my classes dropped and aid cancelled before this, just didn't actually cancel it in the myStatus page until tonight) - I will apply when the Fall application opens up in a couple weeks (If it does indeed open in January). I was just wondering, do you know if I will still have access to UGA Mail? I have heavily communicated with my advisor, departments, and offices. I guess I can print the emails, I am just wondering if I'll pretty much lose access to everything you get access to upon committing to the school. Thanks!

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    1. Our office does not control the UGA email system, so I would not know. I suggest contacting the IT help desk at http://eits.uga.edu

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    2. Do you know if I will keep the same UGA ID# and User ID when I apply again? (Since I will be re-applying with same personal email as same student). Thanks for answering all my questions. I asked a lot of them last Spring before I was going to apply for Spring 2015, and in August. I just felt like Fall would be better for me, and I feel confident enough to be admitted again. I plan on re-applying day 1 of the application.

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    3. You might need to contact our IT team prior to applying for Fall, as there is a short period of overlap time between Spring applications still being in our system and starting a fall app. You would email adm-tech@uga.edu when the fall app opens, and they will work with you. You will keep the same ID number.

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  69. On the 'how to apply' video, the speaker says that four essays need to be completed; however, the application only directs us to complete three. Is there a fourth essay that needs to be completed?

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    1. The video was filmed when we had 4 essays. Just act like it is saying 3.

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  70. i am home schooled and there is a problem with my transcript due to the fact that my grades have yet to be imputed. so my transcript does not reach to my senior year or current grades. i do not know if the teacher will input them before the deadline for applications is due. is there anything i can do ? is there a later deadline or a way of still applying in case of a special scenario or emergency where the deadline could not be met by the applicant ?

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    1. We are okay if you give us a transcript with just 9-11th grades at this time, so I suggest sending this in. There is no later deadline, as our RD application and deadlines are the last ones.

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    2. actually the thing is my transcript only reaches till the end of my 10th grade year. can i still submit that ? and in the application there is a section to self grade. since my grades aren't up yet and i can't access them i can't do that. will that be a problem ?

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    3. Somewhat confused, but my suggestion is to get us what you have by the 1/22 documents deadline and state that you cannot enter in the self reported grades section.

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  71. What is the exact deadline, including time, to pay the $60 application fee?

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    1. If you are paying by credit card, then it is 10:50 pm on 1/15, EST, as the credit card option can't be held open until midnight. If you are paying by check/fee waiver, you need to select this option by midnight EST on 1/15 and then send it in by 1/22.

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  72. Hello Dr.Graves! I was wondering if admissions will look at a recommendation letter a teacher submits the day before the deadline because when I sent off the request weeks before my status page said "allow 2-3 weeks to be processed" so that means it would not be processed in time for the Jan. 22 deadline....
    thank you for your time!

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    1. It is a submission date, not a received date, so it should be fine. Just make sure to monitor your myStatus page.

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  73. Hello,

    I am a Canadian citizen, but am attending high school in Bangladesh. I believe I will have to submit the UGA Certificate of Finances for F-1 Visas, but was unsure about which financial documents have to be included with the form, and for which years they should correspond.

    I also wanted to know how to send the Certificate of Finances - should it be mailed, or can it be emailed in any way? And, does it have to be sent within the 15th of January (application deadline)?

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    1. This is too complicated for me, so I suggest sending an email to admintl@uga.edu, which goes to our international admissions counselor.

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  74. I have already submitted my application, and mystatus page says UGA has received all of the materials except my high school transcript. I sent in my high school transcript by mail today, but I made sure it was postmarked. Will UGA still review my transcript if it is received after the 22nd, since it is postmarked? Or will they only review it and add it to my materials if it is received before the 22nd?

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    1. It is a postmark/online submission date, so you should be fine.

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  75. Hello, I needed some clarification on when the deadline of the application is due. Is it due at midnight on 1/15 or at midnight before 1/16. I also noticed it said we have until January 22nd to submit Part II of the application but i'm confused as to which pieces are part one , and which are part II.

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    1. Make sure you submit the application by 11:59 pm EST on 1/15. The 1/22 deadline is for the supplemental materials such as recommendations, transcript, test scores, etc. See the deadlines page above.

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  76. I just submitted my application, but i did not click save and instead clicked submit. Did it save automatically ? If not can I do something to submit my essays?

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  77. If my teacher wrote me a letter of recommendation but didnt do it online how would i get it in?

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    1. I am guessing that mailing it in is the best option.

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  78. I am trying to submit my application but the website doesn't work

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    1. We are working on it now, see my latest tweets.

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  79. When will your transfer application for fall of 2015 open?

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  80. If my teacher/counselor does not want to complete their recommendation form online, would they be able to submit it through mail? If so, what forms do they use?

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    1. We are okay if they send it by mail. Just have them send a letter, and make sure you full name is on it.

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    2. Does sending in a letter apply for the counselor evaluation too?

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    3. We want either our form or a common secondary school report along with a recommendation letter from the counselor., as we want more details about your school.

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  81. I am trying to send my a check for my application fee. Where and to whom do I write this check to?

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    1. There should have been a print out with your selection of "pay by check", but you can also just send it to the admissions office, and the address is on the bottom of our web pages.

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    2. To who do I make the "Pay To The Order Of" to?

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    3. University of Georgia, as stated on the print out.

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  82. The deadline for the supplemental materials is 1/22/15, but my high school will not release our fall semester grades until 1/23/15. I think I made all As. Will UGA still consider my fall grades if my high school sends my most recent transcript after 1/22/15?.

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    1. If you can send it in ASAP after it is ready, we might be able to use them. Fall grades are not a required document.

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  83. I am trying to transfer for fall 2015, i filled out the application and paid the fee. How do i send my transcript to UGA now?? Also do you want letters of recommendations for transfer students?

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    1. We do not use recommendation letters for transfers, thus they are not listed above. As for transcripts, work with the registrar at your college.

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