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
  • Teacher Recommendation (optional)

Regular Decision - January 1 application deadline/January 8 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. The last SAT/ACT scores we can accept will be from the December test dates, and these need to be requested by the application materials deadline.
  • Teacher Recommendation (optional)

Deferred Early Action Applicants - January 8 deadline for updated materials.

Updated Application Materials
  • Transcript with Fall grades
  • Official SAT or ACT (Essay not required) scores sent to UGA by the testing agency. The last SAT/ACT scores we can accept will be from the December test dates, and these need to be requested by the application materials deadline.
         
*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.

184 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 applied to transfer in the fall of 2017, but I did not know that my GSU transcript did not include my AP credits/ specific courses. Can I send in a second transcript?

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  2. 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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  3. 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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    2. My high school uses Naviance for teacher recs, and on Naviance it says that my teacher recommendations have been submitted, however, when I view my status for UGA niether of my recommendations show up. Should I be concerned for the deadline is this weekend?

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    3. First, the teacher recommendation is optional, and I am not able to determine who you are, so I cannot guess about these specific documents. Second, we do import Naviance documents, but the teacher recommendation checklist item would be the only thing that would show these being received. I suggest emailing admproc@uga.edu if the teacher recommendation indicator is not showing as marked off.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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    1. If you look at the deadlines above, you will see "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." for test score information.

      As such, it is based on when you request it, not that it has to be in by X date, and test scores do not have to be in by 1/22. Track your scores both on the College Board site under the Score Sends tab, and check your status page, as we update scores the morning after we received them (we received over 1100 last night for instance).

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  27. When do the transfer applications for Fall 2017 open? The transfer portal says late January, but is there a specific date?

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    1. We expect it will open up in the next few days.

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  28. In my application status page, my high school counselor has submitted my high school transcripts under the name of unknown international high school. But now it is stating that it is awaiting transcripts from my high school in another row with my the name of the name of my high school. How is this possible?

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    1. I am guessing there was an issue with a file import with the data from your school vs when you first applied. Send an email to admproc@uga.edu with your details.

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  29. Is there no essay response for transfer students? I just finished the application and didn't see anywhere on there for any essays or personal statements, just my information and transcript from the college i'm currently attending.

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    1. There are no essays for transfer applicants.

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  30. I want to Transfer to UGA, but it seems that my anatomy and physiology I and II classes will not transfer through, even though my school (Darton State/Albany State) is in the state of georgia. my anatomy and physiology courses with transfer everywhere else, even out of state, but UGA.
    I would like to know if there is a Anatomy and Physiology Placement Exam for both I and II levels that I can take in order to not have to retake them.

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    1. Just because a course is not on the transfer articulation system does not mean it will not transfer. It generally means that we have not transferred that specific course yet. If admitted, you would work with the Biology dept to see if they can review it for transfer credit. Start with that process first.

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  31. I'm getting worried because I have applied for the fall 2017 admission but my HS Counsellor has not submitted his report. Also, as I am from India, my transcript comes out end of May.
    So, in conclusion, my application is awaiting the HS counsellor report and HS transcripts.
    Is this okay?

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    1. No. This is a real problem, and I am guessing we might not be able to review your application for admission. You need to take care of this ASAP, and even then, I cannot promise anything.

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  32. Hello i know this is not the best place to ask this question but, will UGA be an ABET university for mechanical engineering for the Fall of 2017?

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    1. See http://www.engineering.uga.edu/accreditation and also contact the College of Enginerring for more details.

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  33. I am applying as a Fall 2017 transfer student. I have completed the required number of hours before the April 1 deadline and some of these hours were taken as online courses that completed and finalized with letter grades in the first week of March. However, they will not show up on an official transcript till the end of this term. The eCore (the online class program) administrator said they can send in a formal letter/separate transcript listing my online course work as proof in addition with my other transcripts. Is this a viable option since I have met the credit hour requirements?

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    1. We will need an official transcript with your work on it by April 1. I cannot guess about whether we can use a document until we see it.

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  34. Where can we access any appeal paper work in the instance that we are denied? I have certain medical conditions and academic/university conditions that may result in my application being denied and I would like to start on the appeal paper work as soon as possible just in case.

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    1. You would need to call our office and speak to a counselor about this.

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  35. I am a citizen applying from India. Is there still time for me to apply for Fall 2017 ? I have the recommendation letters with me and my SAT results. Also my Highscool transcripts (IGCSE/AS Level Scores) - My A level results will be coming by the month of May and lastly...Is there any possible way for me to chat/call you for all my personal queries.
    Thank You.

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    1. The deadline to apply as a freshman was 1/15, so it is too late to apply.

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  36. Accepted today but says to Spring Semester?? I applied regular decision.

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    1. As I stated on the admit post and the initial decision post, we have a small number of students where we were not able to admit for fall, but we admitted for spring.

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  37. I am trying to learn how to submit my transcript for my application for Fall 2017 as a transfer student. I don't see a link on my application status page, and I didn't receive directions in the email that notified me that my application was incomplete. Please let me know who I need to send my transcript to. Thank you.

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    1. Any official transcripts sent to UGA must be sent to us by the college(s) you attended. You need to contact the Registrar at the colleges you have attended and request an official copy be sent to UGA Undergraduate Admissions, and if an email is needed for an electronic copy, use admproc@uga.edu. A transcript sent to us by the applicant is not official, as it could have been altered, etc.

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    2. If my status says awaiting materials due to UGA not receiving my transcript yet, is it too late to be considered for Fall transfer admissions as of today?

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    3. We are almost 2 weeks beyond the deadline, so it is getting to the point of being too late for materials. At some point in the very near future, we will mark all incomplete transfers as Cancelled due to being incomplete, so if we get it before then, you are fine, but I cannot make any promises.

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  38. I am a transfer student who just sent my transcript to uga TODAY, which is one day before the deadline. If it doesn't make it to uga by tomorrow will I not be eligible for fall 2017?

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    1. It is a postmarked/requested date, so it should be fine. Just make sure it gets matched to your file within the next 10 days or so, and give us a little time to match it up (it is not instantaneous).

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  39. Hi! I was just wondering what my transferring chances are being that my calculated transfer GPA is a 3.193? I am aware of the minimum requirements and I maintained my gpa at my current institution, however, my calculated transfer gpa is different and is slightly lower than the requirement. I still applied because I am really looking forward to continue my undergraduate education at uga, however I am still feeling a little hopeless.

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    1. I really cannot guess about this as it depends on how we calculate a GPA, etc.

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  40. I received notification that I have been accepted as a UGA fall transfer student. What is the deadline for me to accept the offer and reply to the University on my decision to move forward and attend?

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    1. The acceptance packet you will receive gives data about the deposit deadline (June 1 for transfers FYI), and as well the New Dawgs link off the online acceptance offer.

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  41. I have noticed that the transfer equivalency for Japanese 1001 and 1002 from other colleges is kind of confusing. I am wondering If I take Japanese over the summer at my school before transferring to UGA, will they transfer? My school is in the University System of Georgia. Darton College of Health Professions @ Albany State University.

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    1. And who do I contact to make sure my class will transfer over, before I decide to take it?

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    2. If you look at Darton in the transfer equivalency site, https://www1.admissions.uga.edu/transfer_equiv/TransferEquiv/Index, we list 4 Japanese courses there. This is how the faculty have determined these courses will transfer into UGA.

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  42. I have been accepted as a transfer student for Fall 2017. Now that my grades are in for Spring semester at my current school, should I submit another transcript to UGA so my courses for this semester can be added to UGA's records?

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    1. Yes, we need a new transcript, as that is the only way we will know what classes and grades you took/passed for the spring, and the only way we can post the work.

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    2. Thank you!

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  43. Hello, I know UGA looks at the rigor of the courses you take compared to what the high school offers. However, I transferred high schools for my junior year. I went to a high school for my freshmen and sophomore year at a school that did not offer any honors or AP classes. After I transferred my new high school does offer these classes. I could not take any of these advanced classes my junior year due to the fact that my credits did not transfer for my old school, and I had to play catch up this year. Since I lost all of my credits I started my junior year in the systems at my school as a freshman however I did get all caught up. I will be taking two AP classes this coming year (my senior year) and I will be attending Savannah Tech for dual enrollment for two of my electives. I will be applying early action as soon as school starts. I say all this to ask: will all of this not being able to take hard classes until my senior year affect my chances of getting accepted to UGA for the fall semester of 2018?

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    1. Hopefully, both you (in the extenuating circumstances) and your counselor (on the counselor form) will be able to share with us this situation, and we will then be able to get an understanding of what was available overall for you, and what you have/will be taking. As for DE/MOWR classes, we are fine if a student wants to take these, but make sure the courses and college will help prepare you for the rigor of college work at UGA.

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    2. okay Thank You so much

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    3. And also I will be taking aircraft assembly at Savannah Tech for MOWR. It has nothing to do with what I want to do because I want to go to UGA for biology. However there is not much else that would go with what a want to do since I would only be able to take the first class of a regular pathway but with the aircraft assembly I can at least finish it with a certificate. That way if something were to happen I will have something to fall back on in the future. I do not know anything about how this affects my chances of getting in to UGA or if it does?

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    4. This will for the most part not impact a decision, other than the fact that you are taking these classes other than other academic options, which is okay with us. You just have to look at your senior schedule and make sure you are as a whole taking courses that will help you if you enroll at UGA.

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  44. Should transfer applicants mail their transcripts or is there an electronic form of delivery?

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    1. We semi fine with either, and you can look on the top right under new visitors for more information on sending items to us.

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    2. Does one arrive and become ready for review quicker than the other?

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    3. Sorry for the earlier spelling issue, it was an auto correct. Generally, an e-transcript comes in quicker than a paper one, as the mailed in one has to be printed and sealed by the sending institution, given to USPS for a delivery that could take a few days, then given to us for opening/scanning/matching. An e-doc comes in in about 1-2 business days and is auto-matched.

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  45. 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. Our math requirements (as determined by the state) are Alg 1, Geometry, Alg 2, and 1 course beyond Alg 2. AP Statistics is beyond Alg 2, so you have what is needed for the math requirements. Please remember that these state requirements are the base minimum, not the courses we say will mean an admission offer.

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  46. How does the teacher recommendation process work for students that are currently rising seniors? Do we wait until the account opens on September 1st, or is there a separate process for teacher recs to go through to UGA?

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  47. If we plan on applying for EA , should we wait to make sure our newest sat (August 26th) has been sent? I want to apply as early as possible, but I was not sure if applying before my new sat scores were sent would hurt my chances at getting in. Also, would the admissions office see the sat I take October 7th as well, or will they have already decided if I was accepted/deferred/denied? Thank you!

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    1. This will not impact a decision one way or another, so apply when you feel it is best for you. If a student applies and then new items are sent (test scores, documents, etc.), we will just link these to your record and you will see them the day of receipt on your status page. For EA, we will use the 10/7 SAT, as we will receive them prior to making any EA decisions.

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  48. I applied for graduate school (spring semester)- env engineering over a month ago. Not seeing any changes in the application status. Any idea when decisions are made?

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    1. I work for the undergraduate admissions office, not the graduate school. As such, I cannot access your file or know anything about your situation. I suggest contacting the graduate school directly.

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  49. Would you please tell me what is needed for "Lawful Presence Verification?"

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    1. See https://www.admissions.uga.edu/vlp for VLP details.

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  50. Is it okay if my transcript and sat test scores arrive before my application does? I have also sent an official ap score report, will that affect my admission chances? Thank you so much!

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    1. We are fine if admission materials/test scores are sent prior to submitting an application. AP scores do not impact an admission decision, but they are needed if you enroll and want credit for them.

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  51. I am permanent resident (Green Card holder) and living in Georgia since 2007. I applied for undergraduate admission yesterday. But my Residency status is shown as "Non Georgia Resident" on my status page. I have submitted Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) as well as Permanent Resident Form with my application. I want to know if currently shown residency status is OK and it will change to correct status (Georgia Resident) once evaluation process of these documents are completed.

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    1. Your non resident status is fine, as we need time to review your PR documents and we can then make any needed changes.

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  52. Anonymous
    SAT subject score test were erroneously sent from college board. I only wanted the regular SAT scores to go. Will that count against me?

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    1. Since UGA superscores both the SAT and ACT, there is no negative to sending in all your scores.

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    2. I did not send in ACT scores because I did not take it. I only sent in SATR and SAT English and Math II.

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    3. We are fine if you did not send in ACT scores. I just added that because other students also read this blog and my comments, and I wanted everyone to know we superscore both exams.

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  53. Does UGA accept rushed SAT scores? I saw that it said that they have to be submitted electronically, but I rushed my scores. Will I have to request my SAT scores again?

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    1. Yes, we accept rushed test scores, as they come in the same way as non-rushed scores. There is generally no need for rushed scores though.

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  54. I'm taking AP Literature AB online. Typically, it's a year-long class but it has been crammed into one semester for online students. Do I count this as an AP that is 0.5 or 1.0 credits?

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    1. It is a full course, so it would count as 1.0 credit.

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  55. Are we allowed to submit two teacher recommendation letters in our application for Early?

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    1. Yes, although my suggestion is always that one is the best, two is okay, and three and over is too many.

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  56. My school mailed my official transcript for EA over a week ago, but it still has not popped up as received on the application checklist. Is it normal for it to take this long to be processed or should I have another one sent?

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    1. Right now, your transcript is at the mercy of the post office, so we have no control over it. When we receive it, it will be added that day to your file and you will then see it in about 20 minutes after that step. I suggest waiting a little longer for the mail to get to us.

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  57. When submitting our application, do we need to send our AP Scores through college board or does that happen after we find out if we're admitted?

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    1. We do not need your official AP scores at this time, but yes, you will need to send them if you enroll.

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  58. When typing Fall 2018 application essays, how many words are allowed? The essay prompt states 200-300, but the entry box allows a 350 word max. How many words are eligible for the essay portion? Thank you

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    1. If you look at the instructions on the essay page, you will see that we give an extra 50 words for students who are having a challenge keeping it in the 200-300 range. This does not mean we want you to go to 350 (we state 200-300), but it keeps us from continually answering requests for just a few more words.

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  59. On my parchment account it says that my transcript has been received and downloaded by UGA for 2 days now. On my status page although it says that my Transcript has not been received. Why i s this?

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    1. I have gone into the backend of Parchment and re-imported it, as I cannot guess why it did not tie into your file. It could be that the metadata for the document did not match with your application, and we would then have had to hand match it at a later date.

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    2. Thank You for your help, I have just noticed that it has been received and is now tied to my account.

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    3. Please make sure that all required documents have been submitted beyond just the transcript.

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  60. Hello,
    I have completed my 2 essays and clicked the continue button for the next page and it took me to a log in page . My essays were gone! I retyped the essays and it happened again. Please help

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    1. Without knowing any details of your application or your information, I would not be able to look into anything. I suggest you email adm-tech@uga.edu, but I cannot say what we can do about your computer timing out of our application. This is one of the reasons why I have repeatedly said to write your essays in Word or Google docs and then cut and paste them into our application, as systems do time out after an extended period of inactivity.

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  61. Hi, I forgot to send my test scores in and only now realized. The ACT website is also down. If I send in my scores on Monday (Oct. 16th), would I still be considered for early action? And if not, can I send in my SAT scores instead even if I didn't enter them into the test scores section? Thanks so much.

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    1. I would personally suggest sending in both the ACT and SAT scores, as we look only at the best scores. As for the ACT, request the scores to be sent as soon as you are able, and we will see. I expect they will get to us in time, but we don't control the sending of the scores.

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  62. Hi I just requested to send my SAT scores for the early action deadline for Oct. 15. College board said it would take around 4 business days which is later than the deadline. My UGA app has my old SAT which could defer me, should I just apply for regular decision? or will UGA see my better score when it arrives

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    1. Since you requested the scores within our timeline (take and request scores by 10/15), we will be able to use the new scores when we receive them. Your file automatically updates with new scores when we get them and we will then use them for EA.

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  63. Hi, If I request my SAT Scores today and my ACT scores on Monday for the Early Application, will I have to request rushed report services?

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    1. In order to be sure that we can use your scores for EA, tests need to be both taken and requested by 10/15. If you send ACT scores on 10/16 due to the ACT being down this weekend, we are guessing they will get in on time, but that also depends on the timing of ACT sending the scores. We can't guess about rush scores.

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  64. I have requested for my SAT scores to be sent to you guys, but I am scared that you guy will not recieve the scores by the 22nd. Are you sure the scores will reach in time.

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    1. If you review the deadlines, you will see that the test score deadline is not 10/22, but instead they have to be taken and requested by 10/15.

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    2. I have taken and requested, but I am worried that they will not reach you guys by the 22nd.

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    3. The scores don't have to be here by 10/22, they just need to be requested by 10/15.

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  65. I attempted to send in my ACT scores yesterday, but discovered the website was down. I have seen other people comment here about this. Do I need to notify someone that this is the reason my scores will be requested on 10/16 ? I don't want the delay caused by the website to reflect poorly on my application.

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    1. No, you do not need to notify us, as that will not impact anything. Just have them sent first thing 10/16 and we will see. If they show up on the status page, we have received them on time.

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  66. If I am submitting my application through Coalition for EA and my teacher still hasn't sent in a recommendation letter, will they still be able to past today?

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    1. The materials deadline is 10/22, as stated above, so yes the teacher still has time.

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  67. If I have a strong GPA and test scores, how much will not having a teacher recommendation affect my admissions chances for EA?

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    1. I can't guess about that, but remember that the teacher recommendation is optional.

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  68. I'm sorry if you may have already answered this but I'm just scared. I submitted my application on 10/14 and also requested my SAT scores and transcript that same day, but I'm afraid they won't be in by the 10/22 document deadline, so will this affect my application?

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    1. Again, the test score requirement is only that you requested them by 10/15, not that they are in the office by 10/22.

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  69. Good morning, I have already submitted my early application with all of the requirements. However, today I received an SAT score from October 7th that is 100 points higher with an essay is 8 points higher. Furthermore, my original SAT score, the one I submitted, was on the lower end of scores, according to the your schools score range. I was wondering if there was a way I could send this new score. Would it be valid? Would the admissions office accept it? This is very worrisome to me because it could determine whether I get in early action or not.

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    1. If you did not already request the scores to be sent to UGA, then we cannot promise we can use them for EA, as the deadline was for the request to happen by 10/15 in order to get here on time. You can ask them to send it, and we will see what happens, but we do not control the timing of the score send. If you see the scores on your status page, then you know we have received them and added them to your file.

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    2. I did expedited shipping that sends them within 2-4 business days. Does that change anything?

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    3. I cannot guess, as I have no idea when that will really reach our office. You are sending something after the deadline stated on the admissions site, the blog, and all communications we have sent. Our suggestion has always been to have UGA be a recipient when you sign up for the exam, especially since we super score tests and only look at the highest subscores. As such, by not doing this, you have put yourself in a bind and I cannot predict what will happen.

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  70. Hi,
    I have already applied to UGA early action, and my teacher recommendation, school report, and test scores have already been received. On my application status page, it says that my high school transcript dates attended 9/2017 to 5/2018 is still awaited. Does this mean I have to send a mid year report or is it only referring to my 9th to 11th grade transcript. I have already requested my counselor to send my transcript, and I have requested it through Gafutures as well.

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    1. This checklist is just for a transcript with 9-11 grade work, so we have not received a transcript yet for you.

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  71. I reminded my high school counselor to send it, but it still says it is being awaited on the application status page. As a backup, I have also requested it to be sent through GAFutures on Oct 20th. Is there anything else I can do to make sure it is sent by the deadline?

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    1. Right now just be patient, and if needed contact our office early next week.

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  72. Is the "school evaluation form" you listed under EA requirements the same as "School report (submitted by HS counselor)"?? I have submitted my application, and on my application status page, I have a green check mark next to "Teacher Recommendation", "School Report (submitted by HS Counselor)", "Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT)" and "Transcript for High School". Have I fulfilled the application requirements?

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    1. Yes, the school evaluation is the school report. If all the green checks are marked (so no red X's), then your file is complete. As well, under the right hand side under the photo of the UGA counselor, you should see that the Awaiting Materials changed.

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