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 (Essay not required) 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 (Essay not required) scores sent to UGA by the testing agency. Due to the change in SAT/ACT tests in the 2016-2017 year, we will accept tests both taken and requested through the February 11 ACT date. For the 2/11 ACT, we will only be able to use this exam if the ACT essay is not taken, as the timeline for getting us these non-writing  results will get to UGA in time for final decisions.
  • Teacher Recommendation 

Deferred Early Action Applicants - January 15 deadline

Required Application Materials
  • Part II of the Application (four short answer essays)
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Official SAT or ACT (Essay not required) scores sent to UGA by the testing agency. Due to the change in SAT/ACT tests in the 2016-2017 year, we will accept tests both taken and requested through the February 11 ACT date. For the 2/11 ACT, we will only be able to use this exam if the ACT essay is not taken, as the timeline for getting us these non-writing  results will get to UGA in time for final decisions.
            The first two items will be added to the Early Action application so that Admissions can proceed with the file reading process

*The Spring Freshman Application Deadline is August 15, and the required materials are the same as Regular Decision.

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 - August 15
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.

181 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 planning to transfer for the Spring 2017 semester. I am taking a summer class that ends July 28, will I have enough time to send my transcript from Georgia College?

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    3. Yes, as the deadline to have it sent is August 15, and you should have summer work completed by then.

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  2. My recommending teacher submitted the letter on Sunday January 17, 2016 but on the my status page its shows that it is still not received and I'm worried because today is the January 22,2016 deadline for it?? Please Help!

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    1. It is a submit deadline, not an in office/on status deadline. Just be patient.

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  3. I requested my SAT scores be sent a couple of days ago but my status says you still have not received them. Today is the deadline I am worried you might not receive them.

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    1. It is a score request deadline, not an in office deadline. In addition, it generally takes more than a few days for a testing agency to send us scores. We upload scores in Tuesdays and Fridays FYI.

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  4. Hi, my daughter will be applying this fall for 2017/2018 admission. Can we have her HS transcript submitted this summer before the application opens?

    Thanks

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    1. We are changing over to a new system, so hold off on sending in Fall 2017 documents for now.

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  5. When is the deadline to submit final high school transcripts for Freshmen entering UGA for Fall 2016?

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    1. There is no set date for the final HS transcript to get in, but my suggestion is to get it in ASAP after it is ready.

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  6. I have decided to graduate early from high school (decided this summer barring I can change my schedule), and want to begin college full time in the spring of 2017. What is my time frame for getting my application in?

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    1. At the bottom of the freshman information above is the following line, "*The Spring Freshman Application Deadline is August 15, and the required materials are the same as Regular Decision.". Since we only have a few (less than 100) Spring applicants, we do not make this a new category.

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  7. Hi, if I'm wanting to apply for regular decision and apply for scholarships, I'm aware that the deadline is in mid-December. I'm wondering if my grades will be reviewed from first semester senior year or how similar this is to actual regular decision. Thanks.

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    1. Students can apply for RD in September, and it is still RD. The only difference with EA vs RD is the timing of things, not how we actually review things. As well, the mid-Dec date is a priority deadline, but people who apply after this can still be considered for scholarships. If you apply in December and send in an initial transcript in December, we will calculate a GPA based on the work on the transcript at that time. If you then send a follow up transcript, we will have it in your file for our readers to look at, but we cannot recalculate 25,000 GPA's with fall work in the short span, so the GPA would not be recalculated.

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  9. Hi, I am currently completing my transfer application for Spring 2017 and it is asking for my completion date. Is that my estimated completion date for my In Progress credit or my graduation?

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    1. Estimated completion date of your current and/or in progress work.

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  10. Hi! I am looking to apply this fall for the fall 2017 semester as an incoming freshman. I am from Texas and my high school does not send transcripts on our behalf to out of state schools. I have requested an official copy of my transcript and I will need to mail it on my own. What is an address I can send it to? I've looked on the website but I have not been able to find a good address. Please let me know what I need to do! I look forward to applying!

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    1. Our address is UGA Admissions, 210 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602-1633, and it is on the bottom of our admissions website. Don't send this in yet, as we are still working on final HS and college transcripts for Fall, and I don't want it to get lost in the shuffle. I suggest sending it in after 9/1.

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  11. I had ordered college board to send my SAT score to UGA, but it needs about 10 days working days and may reach UGA around 14/8 - 15/8, am I counted as apply within deadline?

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    1. I cannot guess about this, as it depends on when it actually gets here. I suggest you monitor your status page, and we will see.

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  12. I am applying as a transfer student for spring 2017... can I bring a physical copy of my transcript from my current college to UGA instead of mailing it? I know it sounds crazy, but I just want to make sure it gets there before the 15th. I live pretty close and I would feel safe doing it this way.

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    1. We are fine if you hand deliver a sealed envelope from the college. Again, it must be a transcript in an envelope sealed by the college.

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  13. Hello, I am planning on applying for UGA EA when the application opens up. However, it says that they are requiring an ACT writing score. I only took the SAT with writing, can I still apply for EA? Thanks!

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    1. I am not sure where you are seeing that we require the ACT (or the ACT with Writing), but if you can give me a url of the website page we can look at it. Both here and on the lead in to applying EA, https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/first-year/early-action, we state that either the SAT or ACT is required, but that the essay is not required. Up until this year we required an ACT or SAT Writing score, but not anymore. I hope this helps.

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  14. Hello, thanks for the fast reply,

    It says it right here that we have to have taken both the ACT and SAT to apply? Or am I reading it incorrectly?

    https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/first-year/fy-deadlines

    Also, after I made an account on the UGA site, it says "SAT/ACT scores must be sent in by the testing agency, and we must have an ACT Writing score. The October SAT is the last exam UGA can use for Early Action admission, and the January SAT is the last exam UGA can use for Regular Decision admission."

    Does that mean the ACT writing is required?

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    1. On the page you mention, it states for the EA deadline "Official SAT and/or ACT scores (must be both taken and scores requested to be sent to UGA by 10/15)". This means that we will take the SAT or the ACT, with the and/or meaning we can take one or the other, and it does not mention the Writing portion.

      As for you making an account on the application site, that is for students applying for Spring 2017 and previous, as we are changing to a new system. For Spring 2017 and before, we required the Writing, but not for Summer/Fall 2017 and after. The current application page states that the new app will open on 9/1 in a new system and not to start an app in the old system if you are looking at summer/fall 2017.

      So you only need an ACT or an SAT, neither needs the essay part, and the new application will open on 9/1.

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  15. Hi, I have a question about high school curriculum requirements. I'm a High school senior, but I so far only have 3 Units for English (9th Lit/Comp, 10th Lit/Comp, A.P Lang) so far. The same goes for Math and Science. Although I do have the required 3 units for Social Sciences and 2 Units for foreign language, I don't yet have 4 units of the remaining necessary subjects. I am currently taking the 4th class of each respective subject (A.P Lit, Physics, and Pre-Cal). Can I apply with just these classes so far? Or do I have to wait until this year's second semester so I can have some sort of proof that I am indeed taking the 4th Unit of said subjects?

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    1. Yes, you can apply with these requirements in progress, as most HS seniors are in the same situation. These requirements are focused on once you graduate from HS, so it takes into account all four years of HS.

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    2. Ok, Thanks! Just needed some clarification.

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  16. I have attended 3 different high schools (only one is in Georgia). Freshman year I took Geometry, sophomore year I took algebra 2, and junior year I took a semester of precalculus; however I moved schools at the beginning of the second semester and my new school was unable to place me in a class other than Algebra 2. This class was different than the Algebra 2 I had taken at my other school content-wise, as it was more of a survey math class. I am currently taking AP Statistics as a senior. Do I meet the requirements to apply or do I fall under extenuating circumstances? Thank you.

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    1. You have taken Alg I, Geometry, and Algebra II, and are completing Statistics. As such, you will have completed 4 HS level math classes (with one being in 8th grade I assume), with one being beyond Algebra II. As such, you are fine.

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    2. if I was not given high school credit for my math class in middle school is that still okay?

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    3. That is okay, as there are two areas (Math and Foreign Language) where we are good with the 8th grade course as it leads into the 9th grade course which is a step above. For instance, if you take Spanish 2 in 9th grade, we understand that Spanish 1 was taken in middle school, either in 8th grade or 7/8, and are good with that even if it does not show on a HS transcript.

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  17. Hi, I am in the process of applying for colleges. It seems as though the October 2016 SAT scores would not be available until after the deadline of 10/15. I am wondering, if I sent in my previous SAT scores for early action and then I sent the October scores later if that would be included in the Early Action review process in admissions?

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    1. As stated above in the EA deadlines section, if you both take and request an SAT or ACT by the 10/15 EA deadline, then we can use them for EA. This means do not wait to review the October scores before sending them, as that might be too late. We are fine if you send the earlier scores now and make sure the October scores are a part of your initial score sends when the test is taken.

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    2. Just to clarify. If I take the October 1st, 2016 SAT and is sent once scored (As in I choose the institution to send the scores before the exam day), would this exam be eligible for the early action admission?

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    3. Yes. Review the Deadlines information again, as the test score bullet says "Official SAT or ACT (Essay not required) scores sent to UGA by the testing agency, test must be taken and requested sent to UGA by the 10/15 deadline". So the 10/1 SAT is taken before the 10/15 deadline, and if you request it when you sign up, that means it is also requested before the 10/15 deadline.

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  18. I have been accepted by UGA and received the letter one day ago. I wish to know that is there any deadline for submitting commitment deposits as I cannot make up my mind yet?

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    1. In the acceptance packet is a Next Steps flyer, and it lists the deposit deadline for Spring (11/1). I suggest reviewing this flyer for other things that will be needed now as well.

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  19. If I apply for early action, it says that no teacher recommendations are required. Should I send one anyways?

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    1. We are fine if you send one, but it will not be used in the EA review process.

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  20. What would the deadline be for applying for Fall 2017?

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    1. If you review the sections in this page, you will see that our freshman EA deadline (fall or summer) is 10/15 and our RD deadline is 1/15. If you are referring to transfer applicants, it is 4/1 as stated in the transfer section.

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  21. Hi! I took the ACT on September 10, 2016 and want to apply for early action. I sent the scores to UGA. Should I wait until those scores have been released to submit my application or should I go ahead and submit my application and then the scores will be added later when they are sent?

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    1. We are fine if you apply and then send in scores, as we easily import the scores electronically and then match them to the application file automatically. As such, you can go ahead and complete/submit the application, just make sure to keep track of the status page to make sure we receive the scores.

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  22. I am a senior in high school and have passed the math classes: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and I am currently in AP Statistics. Will these classes count as my 4 years of mathematics or do I have to have the subjects described on the requirement page?

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    1. On the College Prep Page of the application, it says that you must have completed Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and a fourth year of math beyond that, and then gives a few (but not all) examples. It then gives a link to the Staying on Course document from the state that gives a detailed list of the courses for all the areas including math. AP Statistics is a fourth year of math beyond the initial three, and it is on the state list, so you are fine.

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  23. Good morning,
    I was wondering if Post AP classes count as "AP classes" for count. For example, Multivariable Calculus.

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    1. Yes, these courses should be counted as AP.

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  24. Good Morning! so i submitted my application for UGA around three weeks ago but my counselor never revived the counselor recommendation so I believe I typed her email incorrectly. Is there anyway for me to fix this issue because UGA doesn't accept the paper recommendation anymore ?

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    1. I have gone in and corrected the email on your application, and had a new email go out to the counselor. As well, if your counselor has logged into the counselor portal we provide, they can submit the school report from there without the email being sent to them.

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  25. could you guys email @nyria1@me.com , I really have things to ask

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    1. I suggest you email admproc@uga.edu with your questions, and we will then try to answer them or send them to the counselor that works with your school to answer. Please include your full name on the email.

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  26. I'm currently a junior, and UGA is my first choice! Freshman year, I took Alg I, Honors US history, Honors Bio, General PE, Computer Engineering, Spanish II, And Honors English 9. Sophomore year, I took Alg II, Honors Geometry, Honors Chemistry, Honors Health, AP gov, ceramics, Honors Spanish III, and Honors English 10. I haven't returned to school because of medical issues. My unweighted GPA is around a 3.5 or 3.6. When I return to school, I will have an abbreviated schedule of AP lang and Precalc. Then, I will be taking AP environmental science and Honors Modern World History on an online program called Apex. I was wondering if this will get me into UGA? Should I pick up another class? Maybe IB Anthropology, or AP Psychology? Will my apex classes be accepted as credits? I guess I would just like some advice on what classes I should take to get into UGA please! GOOOOO DAWGS!

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    1. Our office would not be the best to suggest classes for you, as this should be a discussion between your family and your counselor, as they know everything about your situation. The Apex credit is accredited, so it will be fine to count towards your HS work.

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  27. Where do high school counselors find the evaluation form needed to complete the application process? My counselor did not receive an e-mail with information.
    Thank you!

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    1. Can you send an email (admproc@uga.edu) with your name and the counselor's correct information (name, email) so we can look into this. We also want to see if they have accessed our counselor portal, as this would allow it. Many times, the email is caught in the schools Spam filter, so that would be the first place to look, but we cannot see this.

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  28. What is the average number of AP/IB courses an early action first year applicant has? I'm assuming around 3, is that correct?

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    1. I really could not guess, sorry. There are too many different variables (are students in a semester/year system, what they are taking overall, what is offered in the school, etc.) to make an accurate guess on this.

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  29. I was accepted into UGA in 2014 but ended up not accepting and spent two years working/traveling/volunteering etc. I was wanting to apply by EA for Fall 2017, but have been out of high school for two years. I still have my scores for the ACT/SAT handy and all that, but am I actually still able to get a counselor evaluation form and apply? I'm unsure where to go for that. The site said "First year" applicants include those who have already graduated high school, though I didn't graduate long enough ago to be a non-traditional student (five years); am I actually able to apply at all now?

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    1. If you have never attended a college after HS graduation, you need to apply as a freshman. You would need to work with your HS to get the proper materials into our office, and then resend the test scores.

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  30. When I started my application, my first sat results were already on the application and listed as "verified", but it didn't have my second and better test results. I added them along with my ap scores, but when I sent the application it only had my older scores. I have paid for all of my scores to be sent, so will UGA update the scores once they recieve them?

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    1. Yes, we will update scores in our system when we receive them.

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  31. How long does it take for UGA to receive a SAT score from Collegeboard.org?

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    1. That is up to when the student requests them and when College Board sends them, not us, so I cannot really answer this one.

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  32. Good morning, I have been accepted for the spring 2017 semester as a transfer student. I already have 32 credits, which do not include the classes I'm taking now. My overall GPA is 3.34. I am currently attending another college and am needing to withdraw from one of my current classes. Will that affect my acceptance into UGA?

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    1. That will have no impact on your admission decision.

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  33. If I am applying early action by Oct. 15, are the documents I am required to provide by Oct. 22 include official AP score reports or am I able to provide those at a later time?

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    1. We don't require official AP scores, so you can't wait until an admission decision before you decide about sending these in.

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  34. I submitted my application and I used a fee waiver from collegeboard. However, after I submitted it, it still says that its waiting for an application fee from me. What should I do?

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    1. I cannot guess about this, so I suggest you email admproc@uga.edu with your information.

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  35. Hello, I have just submitted my application for EA and have requested my 2 previous SAT scores to be sent from Collegeboard. I have recently taken the SATs again but the scores wont be available until October 27th...after the October 22 materials deadline. Will these scores be accepted for consideration?

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    1. Test scores for EA must be both taken and requested by the 10/15 EA deadline. If you have done this, then you will be fine.

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  36. Hi there, I will be taking my SAT in March 2017, will I be able to apply as a freshman for Spring 2018?

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    1. The deadline for Spring 2018 is August 15 (and the app will open up in late May), so you should be fine.

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  37. Hello, I took the SAT on October 1st and the scores comes out on 27th, but the deadline to send scores is 15th. I would like to send the scores of this test. How do I send directly?

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    1. I suggest you contact the College Board ASAP and as for these scores to be sent to us when the scores are initially released. The deadline for scores is to have them be both taken and requested by 10/15, so you still have time.

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    2. Thank you for the reply. I just contacted the college board, and they said that it'll take about 3-5 days to respond, which I won't be able to make it on time for the 15th deadline date. If I send the scores late, would that be considered?

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    3. I cannot guess about this, sorry, as it depends on when the scores get to us.

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  38. Hello, what if the SAT scores are sent one or two days late?

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    1. The requirement for SAT/ACT scores for EA is that they must be both taken and requested by 10/15, so if that occurs (even if they are "sent" to us after 10/15), then we are fine.

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  39. does UGA accept common app fee waivers and if so how do i submit it

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    1. UGA accepts the SAT, ACT and NACAC fee waivers. I would suggest you check with your counselor on this. If you apply and select the payment option of "fee waiver", you are then able to upload a digital copy of your fee waiver.

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  40. Hello, I was accepted to UGA and an considering applying for the Freshman College Experience. Do you know what dorm this would be in? Also, if I would like to live an another dorm that is not part of the freshman College Experience would I be able to switch? thank you very much.

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    1. You would need to talk with the Freshman College program about this, as they are in control of that program.

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  41. If I was deferred on the early action application, and I have taken the SAT and gotten a better score on it since submitting the first application, am I able to change my SAT score for my regular application?

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    1. Just have the new scores sent to us, and we will add them to your file.

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  42. If I apply Regular Decision, am I still eligible for merit scholarships like Classic Scholars? Or are those restricted to just Early Action applicants?

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    1. All accepted freshman applicants are eligible for merit scholarships.

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  43. I was recently deferred and I was wondering when I would find out the admission results for deferred students?

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    1. If you look under the Timelines page, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html, you will see that final decisions go out in mid-late March.

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  44. I am trying to find all the scholarship deadlines, but I am only seeing the two main scholarship deadlines. Where do I find other deadlines, such as the deadline for the Baldwin Scholarship or Diversity Scholarship?

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    1. There are no deadlines or added applications for these, as we use the application for admission in these scholarship reviews.

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  45. I took the SAT in March and November,but my scores were not high enough. I am taking the ACT in February. If I apply for Regular Decision will I be automatically deferred? And if I am deferred, what does that mean?

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    1. and also would if my ACT score is better, Can that be used for Regular Decision or would I have to apply for the Spring 2018 semester?

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    2. Being deferred is only for Early Action applicants who we are not able to make a decision on in December. We then defer a decision until the later timeline. If you apply, we will use the test score that is strongest, be it the SAT or the ACT. We will then make a decision on your file. The Feb 11 ACT is the last one we can use, but you must have UGA as a recipient when you sign up for it, and we can only use the Feb ACT if you do not sign up for the Writing portion.

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  46. Has anyone ever been able to get into uga with an SAT score of 950?

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    1. First, it is very hard to guess about things based on a limited amount of data (just a test score) or incomplete data (is this the new or old SAT?). I will say that an old SAT of 950 is low, especially in comparison with our applicant pool, but I have seen a small number of students with scores like this be admitted IF they have outstanding other factors (grades, rigor, activities, writing skills, etc.). A 950 on the new SAT is similar to an old SAT score in the high 800's, and that is very low. This would be a tough hurdle to overcome, but I cannot guess, sorry.

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  47. Is there a timeline on presidential scholarship. Do they all go out at once or do they come out before and after regular decision. This is a great blog thank you for your time. Thank You

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    1. No, they do not go all out at once, but rather in groups.

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  48. How do I get an application fee waiver if I qualify for one? And how would submit it through the application process?

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    1. We accept the ACT or SAT fee waiver, and we will also accept a fee waiver submitted by your HS counselor (we prefer one from the national counselor group known as NACAC, and your counselor should be able to access this).

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  49. Hi there,
    What are the chances of getting into UGA for Spring Freshman?

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    1. Generally, Spring applicant decisions are very similar to fall ones as far as competitiveness.

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  50. This would be my second undergrad degree. What GPA do I need to have to be accepted for another undergrad degree at UGA?

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    1. Second degree applicants are treated the same as transfer applicants.

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  51. Hi! Do I need to send my mid year reports if I'm applying after a gap year? (Applying as an international freshman).
    Also the transcripts have to be sent to you via post or do they have to be uploaded by the counselor or both.
    The transcripts that we get are not electronic and thus have to be scanned and then uploaded. Will that be okay?

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    1. I suggest having official documents uploaded by the counselor as it is easier to get into your file. If you took a gap year, I would think you don't have any new grades, and thus do not need to send in a mid year report.

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    2. On this website https://www.admissions.uga.edu/Prospective-Students/International/First-Year-International it's mentioned that I'll have to mail in my transcripts but if my counselor has uploaded my transcripts that won't be required anymore now would it?

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    3. We need a transcript, either mailed in or uploaded by the counselor, so there is no need for it to be done both ways.

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    4. I had another query, can my transcripts be scanned and then uploaded because we only get printed official copies.

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    5. The transcript needs to be sent by your counselor/school official (not the student), and they can scan it and then send it.

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  52. Hello! I am applying as a Freshman Applicant. My entire application is finished, yet my teacher recommendation has not been submitted. (My teacher has received it, but has not filled it out and submitted it). Am I able to turn in my application, or should I wait until they have entered the recommendation? Also, will I know when the form has been submitted? Thank you!

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    1. You do not need to wait until the teacher rec has been submitted for you to go ahead and submit your application, so go ahead and submit it. You will then have access to your application status page which will show you when materials/scores have been submitted.

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  53. Seasons greetings! I have applied to UGA today as a Freshman applicant. The deadline for materials states that it is January 22nd and I am taking the SAT on January 21st. As soon as those official scores are processed and sent to UGA would that be acceptable for my application? I have already taken the SAT a few times before. Would it be preferable to send my old scores now or send the scores when available which sends both the new January scores and old scores all together? Thank You!

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    1. If you look at the deadlines a little closer, you will see that we will take SAT/ACT scores that are both taken and requested by 2/11 (for the 2/11 ACT, we need that one to be without Writing). So you just need to make sure that your scores have been requested on time. I suggest you make sure that you already have UGA as a receiving school for the Jan SAT scores, and have the earlier ones come with that score.

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  54. Hi. I recently submitted my application and accidentally did not self report my essay score for one of the SAT scores I sent. However, when I sent the sat score from College Board, it showed the essay score. Will this affect my admission decision?

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    1. This will not impact a decision, as we only use the official scores from the testing agency.

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  55. Hello! I was looking to apply as a transfer student for the Fall 2017 semester. I read the sets of criteria eligibility and saw students with 30-59 completed hours must have a minimum 3.2 transfer GPA. If I meet all the requirements but currently have a 3.1 would my application be declined automatically?

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    1. If you only have a 3.10 GPA, then you do not meet the consideration level, and thus don't meet the "requirements" (we do not call them requirements, but a consideration level means that that is the academic level where we would begin considering the application). I do not guess about decisions as we have to determine GPA's, hours, etc., but I do not see success for students that in our review do not meet our consideration levels.

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    2. So to conclude, would there be any reason to apply with a 3.1 GPA? Would there be a possibility of acceptance?

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    3. As I stated before, I cannot guess about a decision or what you should do. I suggest you re-review my previous comment.

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  56. After submitting my application, my status showed that you have already received my transcript yet I never sent it. How can that be? Should I need to submit another one in case of error?

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    1. I cannot guess about this, as we do not control the sending of transcripts. I would suggest you check with your counselor about this, as they might have sent it in for you (they can attach it to their school report form when they submit this item).

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  57. Is there a set date when Regular Decisions are released for the fall 2017 semester?

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    1. I suggest you review the Timelines page, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html, as this gives you the rough timelines.

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  58. If we are not admitted in february will we get an email telling us to check back in March or is that just something we know to do?

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    1. The only decisions that go out if Feb are admit decisions, and it is for a small group of applicants that would have been admitted in Nov during the EA process. As such, only those admitted students will see the decision, and only the will be communicated with about the decision. All other freshman applicants will hear in mid-late March.

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  59. So the people who would've got in if they had applied early but didn't hear in February. And then the holistic review is taken into account in March?

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    1. That is pretty much the situation, yes.

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  60. I was writing my essays for the application, and I accidentally pressed submit instead of save, and my essays were submitted before I was ready to submit them. There wasn't even an "are you sure you are ready to submit" obtion. Is there any way to undo this?

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    1. We cannot undo this, but I suggest you complete your essays in one PDF document, and then send it to admproc@uga.edu so we can add it to your file as an updated document.

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    2. Okay, how do I do that? Is there an essay pdf I can download, or should I just make a word document with my essays?

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    3. Create a word doc and then convert it to a PDF.

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  61. I had all of my teachers type up their letters of recommendation and print them out. Is there a way to mail letters of recommendation to UGA or do they have to be submitted online?

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    1. They can mail them, or they can just attach/upload the electronic document of the letter through the email link they were sent.

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    2. Do they have to mail them or can I just send them all in at one time? Because all of the teachers gave them to me.

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    3. You can send them all in at the same time.

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  62. Is an updated senior grade profile/ mid-year transcript necessary, and if so, can I submit it after my application has already been submitted?

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    1. A fall grade update is not necessary (but it is good if we can get it), and it can be sent after the app has been submitted. Remember to get it in as soon as available, as after a certain period of time, we can't use it.

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    2. Thank you very much. How am I able to send the report? Do I just request it via my counselor, or is there a specific place in which I submit the report?

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    3. We do not have a UGA based "mid year update" form, so check with your counselor and see what their method of sending this information to colleges is and go with that.

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  63. Is a mid-year report recommended for a student with similar grades to previous years/ a lighter schedule? Would a mid-year report be considered beneficial?

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    1. Fall grades are helpful so we can see how a student did in their senior year (generally in their toughest classes), but it is not required due to some high schools later release of fall grades.

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  64. My school does not do semester grades, so the mid year grades after December mean nothing since they could change before May. Would it stil be helpful though to upload my mid year progress report to my application even though the grades aren't final?

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    1. We are fine either way, as we understand the situation.

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  65. I am hoping to transfer to UGA in fall of 2017. I am currently at GSU at Perimeter. Since the application is due April 1st, and the grades for the semester will not be available until the end of the semester, how can I show my grades for this semester to be evaluated by the admissions staff. Additionally, I am 9/11 veteran and I understand that UGA is a very veteran friendly school. Do I need to contact any other offices before I begin my application. Thank you for your time.

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    1. We do not use in progress work in our admission review, so we would look at completed work by the deadline to make a decision. If you are admitted, you can reach out student veterans center at http://svrc.uga.edu

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  66. The application deadline is January 15, but I am taking my ACT February and SAT march. Can I still send the scores in or I connect the school to sat and act and you get my scores, does it still count?

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    1. As stated in the post, the last scores we will accept are the 2/11 ACT scores, and you need to contact the testing agency to request the scores to be sent to UGA prior to taking this exam.

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  67. I have already applied to UGA however due to vacations at school, I haven't been able to collect the Counselor Evaluation report and transcripts. I'm afraid that it won't reach the university by the deadline since it is an international mail. Would my application still be accepted?

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    1. As per our school's policy, the institutional email ids can not receive or send emails outside the organisation. Would a personal email id of the school official be fine?

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    2. I first suggest talking to your school counselor/official, as their official emails should have access to communicate with colleges by email. Then, whatever email is best for their purposes, have them use to send us the materials. Remember, the school official must send these items to us.

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  68. Can someone confirm that the deadline for deferred action is January 16th due to the MLK holiday.

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    1. Yes, the deadline for RD to apply or for deferred EA to submit part 2 is 1/16 at 11:59 pm EST, but I do not suggest waiting until the deadline.

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  69. If there is a change/update to a portion of our application we may deem valuable, where would we make this additional statement, and will it be considered in our application process?

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    1. Can you tell me what you want to update, as that will help with my answer.

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    2. My employment posistion and hours per week increased drastically.

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    3. Send an email to admproc@uga.edu with this information as a pdf document and we will add it to your file.

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  70. In our application page there is no option to submit the school report and the transcripts, online. SO my question is that does my high school counselor is able to send them directly to your institution online because if I send those items by mail, the deadline would have passed by then? please tell me what to do

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    1. When you completed the application, you filled out the academics page, and entered your counselor's information. This sent an email to them asking them to submit the school report and transcript, and gives them a link to do it online. Have your counselor check their email.

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  71. I finished my application by 11:30pm but when I tried to pay for it it said there was an error
    The school website that online payments can only be done by 11:00pm and I thought maybe that was why? If so may I send in the application a day late

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    1. We can now accept payments 24/7, so this is not the issue. I suggest trying again, as this did not have to be done by 1/16 at 11:59 pm.

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    2. It would not let me submitt the online application without paying the fee and currently the regular decision application is closed...
      I understand I was way too close to the deadline but the website specified the time to be 11:59pm not 11:00pm
      Is there any way to submitt the application by mail?

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    3. Actually, our system allows for students to submit the application and then pay after this, as we currently have 396 students who have submitted the app but not paid the fee. Please email adm-tech@uga.edu and we will look at extending your deadline.

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    4. I've sent 3 emails since last night but haven't gotten a response. I assume it is because of the workload from all of the applications coming in. Should I wait for a response from the admissions office?

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    5. Please send an email to admproc@uga.edu, as I have not seen your email in this account. Make sure to include your full name and details.

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    6. My apologies. I have sent the emails to adm-info
      I forwarded the email to admproc@uga.edu

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    7. I have responded to your email, and the reason for the problem is due to you not completing all of the application. You have left out certain answers on required fields and have not entered in any essay responses. Again, the application fee has nothing to do with this.

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  72. Hi there, does UGA accept walk-in applications? If so, when is the deadline?
    Thank you

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    1. No, we do not accept walk in applications, and the deadlines are the deadlines you see on this blog and on our website (the freshman application deadline just passed).

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  73. I was wondering is there a deadline for SAT and ACT because my sat scores are sending and i plan on retaking the Act this feb.

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    1. from the post above - "Official SAT or ACT (Essay not required) scores sent to UGA by the testing agency. Due to the change in SAT/ACT tests in the 2016-2017 year, we will accept tests both taken and requested through the February 11 ACT date. For the 2/11 ACT, we will only be able to use this exam if the ACT essay is not taken, as the timeline for getting us these non-writing results will get to UGA in time for final decisions." So we will accept the ACT from Feb as long as it is requested prior to taking the exam and it does not have the optional ACT Writing. I do not have an exact date, but go with this.

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  74. I entered my first semester grades (which were awesome!) in the status updates under the essay portion. Should I have my counselor send another transcript because she sent one in early December before these grades were posted?

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    1. If you entered in your fall grades in the update section, then we do not need an updated transcript.

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  75. I have requested the "college board" to send my October SAT score report, but it would take another one week to send the scores to UGA and the deadline to submit the materials for the regular decisions would have passed by then. My counselor has submitted my school reports and transcripts, only the sat score is remaining. Would this affect my application in any way. Please reply beacause I am not understanding what to do?

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