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 - March 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 3/1, so we can only review work completed and into our office by 3/1. 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.

153 comments:

  1. Ivanna SchmidtbauerJanuary 29, 2018 at 11:13 AM

    Hello,

    I was curious as to how long it normally takes for the application status page to update saying the transcript was received. I was told transcript was mailed out the 23rd and it normally says it takes 2-3 business days (I'm in New Jersey) but my current university has a reputation for taking a long to send them and not being helpful. If you have any information on normal receiving/updating time that'd be great!

    Thank you.

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    1. I believe you have also asked this by email, but I will also answer it here. We add documents to the file the day we receive them, and it then takes about 30 minutes to show up on the status page. As such, just monitor the status page. We can only control our side of the process.

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    2. Ivanna SchmidtbauerJanuary 29, 2018 at 2:26 PM

      Thank you! I appreciate the help!

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  2. Hello,

    Is it beneficial for students who apply regular decision for Fall 2018 to submit their transcript for their most recent fall grades as well?

    Thanks.

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    1. We always prefer more information, so we like to see fall grades, but we also know that at times these are not released in time for us to use them. The documents deadline is well past, so at this time it is too late for an updated transcript to impact a decision.

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  3. Where do you mail your transcript to? I mailed mine about ten days ago but it is still missing on my status page.

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    1. If you look under the "New Visitors" section in the upper right, you will see our mailing address and the email you should use if sending a transcript electronically. Remember, we do not control the sending or delivery of a document, only receiving it. We are up to date on all documents and add them to files the day we receive them.

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  4. I am in an accelerated program so I am pursuing 60 credit hours in eleven months. I have 35 credit hours completed and will be finishing up 26 credit hours by May 2018. I will not have the amount required for a Junior/ Senior transfer. Am I still eligible for admittance?

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    1. If you have already graduated HS (by last summer) and you have 35 credit hours completed, you would be considered a transfer under the review level of 30-59 hours.

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  5. Hi! My guidance counselor ended up sending my supporting materials after Jan 8. I submitted my app before Jan 1. Am I still eligible for a decision?

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    1. If you go to your admissions status page and all the items show as received, then we will review your file.

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  6. my rising freshman is considering taking a Gen Ed class at our local college this summer (PA School). How can we find out what classes/credits will transfer to UGA before scheduling this class?

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    1. Just so I make sure, are you talking about a rising freshman in HS, or an admitted student who will be a freshman here at UGA in the Fall?

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  7. Hi,
    I have applied as a transfer student. Today I received a status update which said I don't meet the criteria for admission because I only have 16 credits. However, I am currently attending a school with trimesters and I will meet the required number of credits before the April 1st deadline because our current term ends in two weeks. Why has my application been deemed incomplete when the deadline to apply hasn't hit yet? Is there a way to fix this?

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    1. I am guessing that since we had a complete application and a transcript with official grades on it, we assumed that this was the transcript you wished for us to use in our review. I suggest calling our office next week and asking to speak with a transfer counselor so we can review the situation.

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  8. In my application it said my major: 0000(intended). can I change major like mass media to journalism?

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    1. Students who have been admitted and submit a deposit (to indicate they will be attending UGA) can then change their major in the UGA student system called Athena.

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    2. Thanks. what is their phone number or email address?

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    3. The Athena system is an online system, and it is down through the weekend but will be back up by Monday. Do a search of it on the UGA.edu website.

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    4. Athena needs to login but I don't have ID and password. How can I make it?

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    5. After admission, you would have received an email from the main IT group on campus, and how to set up your account. Athena is run by the main IT department (see the email and phone contacts on the sign in pages), so admissions does not control this. You would need to contact them with issues. As well, there is no rush to change your major, so please be patient.

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  9. Hello! When is the last day for transfer students to accept their offer of admission?

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    1. The deposit deadline for summer/Fall transfers is June 1.

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  10. Good evening, I was checking my application status earlier and it showed that a transcript was needed from a college I have never been to. I encountered the same situation when i applied to GSU in summer of 2016. I still have the copy of the letter of non attendance from that college. Can i send it to you guys through email? or it has to be sent in by mail? Thank you.

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    1. I suggest you email that to admproc@uga.edu with an explanation (such as if you were admitted and started there but withdrew, etc.).

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  11. Hi! I have sent all the required materials at 27 March and I want to transfer to UGA from Fall 2018. Will I hear from UGA before May 1st?

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    1. I would hope so, but I cannot guess on an exact date, sorry.

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  12. I have a question regarding the Verification of Lawful Presence. I am coming in as an out of state transfer for Fall 2018 and I am not using financial aid. The first two documents that you guys say that you can use are a Georgia issued drivers license or a Georgia issued state id. Would my out of state drivers license be sufficient in verifying my lawful presence?

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    1. Currently, the state of Georgia does not allow for non-GA drivers licenses to be used, so your best option would be a US passport or an official copy of your birth certificate. We are working with the state right now on other options, but it might take a while.

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  13. When does early action applications start for 2019 HS graduates? I see the deadline is October 15/22 but I do not see when it opens? I tried to go online and do an application for this but it was not an option.

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    1. The freshman application opens on September 1.

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  14. If I have verified that my transcript was sent from my previous university, but it does not indicate "received" on my application status, how long should I wait before I call someone at UGA to verify receipt and who should I contact? Is there a lag time between receipt and the online status update?

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    1. It depends on how and when it was sent. Mailed documents take a while, as it must be printed, mailed, go through the USPS, etc. Electronic transcripts are sent quicker, but still not instantly. Give it 5-10 business days.

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    2. Thank you. I have two electronic transcripts requested. Both requested on the same day. One is already in, the other is not. I will wait a couple of weeks and then follow up.

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  15. Can you apply for summer and regular admissions so if you don't get accepted into regular you may still be accepted for the summer?

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    1. I am not sure you understand our process exactly, so I will try to explain. EA vs RD admission is the same process, just a different timeline. In the same way, summer vs fall admission is the same process, it is just that the student wants to begin in either summer or fall. We are also fine to change people from summer to fall and fall to summer after admission, so there is no advantage to either one.

      We are actually exploring whether to remove summer from the freshman application due to so many students believing that summer is "easier" for admission, and then we have to correct their record to fall later.

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  16. If I apply for early admissions with my current scores and receive a no, can I reapply for regular admissions once I retake the SAT and ACT? How many times can I apply in one year for the fall 2019 term?

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    1. If you are denied as a freshman applicant (EA or RD), that is a final decision and you cannot apply again.you can only apply once.

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  17. I received a high school credit for a math class in 8th grade for accelerated gifted geometry, so I'm not taking a math class this year. Will UGA accept thus credit as one of my math credits, and will it look bad that I'm not taking a math course my senior year?

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    1. A large number of our applicants take a HS math class in middle school, and yes, this would count towards the required 4 math credits (but we would not use the grade in our GPA calculation). Not taking a senior yr math class is fine, but we would want to look and see what you are taking senior year as a whole, as well as your four years of coursework.

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  18. I am an international applicant who plans to send my O Level scores, but I will only receive my results around 14-16 January, a week late after deadline of January 8 for additional materials. Will my application be disqualified?

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    1. If you can get us the work by mid-January, then you should be fine.

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  19. Hello. I am currently going through the admission process and for special circumstances I wanted to add that my father was recently deported. Should I include it or leave it off because its a special circumstance and not a call for pity? Thank you

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    1. It is fine to include this, and I suggest you give us some details as far as how it is impacting you and your family.

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    2. But would you recommend me to leave it off?

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    3. If it is an important part of your personal story, then leave it in.

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  20. There is a section in the school's admission portal which requires Self Reporting of Scores, including SAT scores.
    However, there is only provision to self report scores using the Old SAT score format, meanwhile I wrote the New SAT. Any suggestions as to how I should go about this?

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    1. I am guessing you mean that on the application section called Test Scores, you can self report the SAT scores. If you look at the bolded instructions again, you will notice that the SAT R is the new SAT as of 2016, and that is what you should use.

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    2. If you read the instructions again, you will see that there are two SAT options, with the SAT R being the new SAT format.

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  21. In the self reported academic record of the schools admission portal, scores can only be inputed in the alphabetic format (A-F) meanwhile my school uses the numerical grading system (0-100) for my transcript. Because the score range per alphabet differs per institution (i.e. and A could be 90-100 in one intuition but 85-100 in another), how then do I self report my scores?

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    1. You report your grades based on the grading scale of your HS,

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  22. For self reporting academic scores, there are general subjects on the portal such as Science and social Sciences. In my high school, I did three sciences (Phy, Chem, Bio) and during a particular year I did two social science subjects. Do I total the grades I received in these subjects or how else should I approach this?

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  23. So the application due date is tomorrow and it says my scores need to have been taken and requested to be sent by tomorrow. I requested and paid for both my SAT and ACT scores to be sent this morning. It looks like my ACT scores will be sent as soon as they come in in a couple of weeks, but my SAT scores say that they are processing the request and that they will be sent within 2-4 business days. So I requested both before the tomorrow deadline but they won't be sent until after the deadline. Is this okay?

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    1. Yes, as you have done what we require based on how we state our score deadline.

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  24. I submitted my Coalition Application today, but my counselor still needs to submit her recommendation at a later time. When she does submit it at a later time, will it be appended to my Coalition Application and sent to UGA once she uploads it to Coalition? Or must she send it it separately by another way?

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    1. The deadline for supporting documents is 10/22, so she needs to submit it soon. When she submits it, we will then match it to your application. She should send it in the method your schools sends materials and we will match it.

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  25. On Coalition, I assigned the recommenders I want to use for UGA, but I did this after I already submitted my application. Even though Coalition allowed me to do that, will UGA have any problems receiving those recommendations? Thanks for your reply to my over worrying!

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    1. I would assume they will be sent, but we do not control your Coalition account, so I suggest you monitor your UGA admissions status page.

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  26. I am going through the early application process with my son. The only item he is missing is his official SAT scores from College Board. I requested a copy of his scores be sent to UGA on Friday, October 12. Is that sufficient and meets the deadline, or do I need to order a rush report from College Board?

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    1. The timeline for test scores is for the test to be taken and UGA added as a score recipient by the deadline, so this is fine. SAT/College Board allows you to track when the scores are actually sent to the colleges, and we import scores daily.

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  27. Hi,
    I've submitted my application and I'm a bit worried I've put in the wrong email address for my high school official/teachers. How can I know I've put in the right one? Thank you.

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    1. If you used the UGA application (so not Coalition), you can both track your materials on our student portal and see a copy of the application you submitted along with the recommendation info.

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  28. I have submitted my application before the EA deadline and sent in my SAT scores a week ago, however I do not think they will be approved by the October 22nd deadline as it can take 1-3 weeks to process. What should I do?

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    1. If you review the deadlines again, it does not say the test scores have to be here on 10/22. It says they need to be requested and taken by 10/15. We plan things out so we understand how long it takes to receive test scores.

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  29. I applied EA through Coalition App, and on the coalition website it says that all required materials have been submitted. However, my application status page is still awaiting the School Report. Does that just need time to upload or am I doing something wrong?

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    1. I really could not say exactly about this. I suggest you email admproc@uga.edu so we can look at your file. Many times with the School Report, a counselor will send a school profile instead of a Secondary School Report/counselor rec.

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  30. For self reporting academic scores, there are general subjects on the portal such as Science and social Sciences. In my high school, I did three sciences (Phy, Chem, Bio) and during a particular year I did two social science subjects. Im a bit confused as to how I'm to input my grades for "Sciences" when I did three science subjects, and not one.

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    1. I do not understand your question exactly, so instead I will give an example I think might be right. If you love math and decided to take two math courses in junior year, Statistics and Calculus, and made an A and a B for the grades, you would go into the 11th grade self-reported grades section and enter in 1 A and 1 B for math grades for that year.

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  31. I applied early action to UGA two days ago and I requested my august sat score and the upcoming score for october 6th SAT. Will UGA still take the October SAT in consdieration? It says that the deadline for materials is 10/22, and the October SAT scores come out on the 19th.

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    1. I requested both of these scores on October 3rd but none of them has arrived yet.

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    2. If you rereview the deadlines, you will see that for test scores, the test must be taken and the scores must be sent by 10/15. We understand the timing of the scores. As such, the October test can be used. It may be that your earlier score will be held until the October scores are sent.

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    3. what happens if my august scores do not arrive by the 10/15? I have sent it on october 3rd, and has not arrived yet.. Will the admission not look at my application?

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    4. Again, re-read the deadlines. You are not understanding the deadlines, as the scores do not need to be in byc10/15, only taken and requested. We know that scores might take a little longer to get in, and we have planned for that timeline.

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    5. Oh, I finally understand what that means. Thank you so much. Sorry for asking same question over. Again, thank you and sorry.

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  32. Hi I was just wondering if I filled out the coalition application and self reported my grades on the coalition application but in my portal it says self reported grades optional and indicates I haven’t that I haven’t completed them but yesterday I received a text saying that I needed to fill out my self reported grades in the UGA portal. Does this mean my application is incomplete if I don’t report them again on the UGA portal?

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    1. When you completed the self reported grades section of the Coalition, it was a very complex form that UGA does not use, as it does not match our method of collecting self reported grades. Instead, we have our own form which is much simpler and easy to complete. We have made it optional, so it is not a requirement, but it helps our office stay on track with our decision timelines if students self report their grades using our form.

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  33. I missed the SAT score deadline. I request to submit my SAT score on 10/16 and used the rush report service. College board said it takes 1-2 to days to send the score. Will I still be considered as EA applicant?

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    1. I cannot say, as I do not know when the test will actually get to us (only the College Board's prediction). If we receive it in time, we will post it to your status page and you can see it there.

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  34. Hi there! I have a questions about my SAT. I took the SAT on Oct 6th with essay part, and requested to send the score once the score is available. I applied EA, but my SAT score is still not available. I saw your DDL for materials is Oct 22th. Will you still consider this score?

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    1. If you look at the deadlines, you will see that for test scores, if you both take and request the scores by the application deadline (so EA is 10/15), then we are able to use them.

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  35. My Status page gives me an option to add a resume, but it was never requested. Is it required?

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    1. The only required items are the ones listed in the checklist. The resume is an option for all freshman, but we do not need it. It is generally for students who forgot to add some items on their application or had more to tell us about some details.

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  36. I sent my SAT scores (including the october exam) about 2 weeks ago. On the college board site it says ‘Awaiting Fulfillment’ and none of my schools have gotten my scores. I recieved an email from UGA today saying that they are still missing my scores. Does this mean I will not be taken into account for early action, as my scores seem to not be in my october 22? Or is it still ok because they havent sent? I plan on calling CollegeBoard tomorrow to ask why it still says awaiting fulfillment when I have already made my payment, but I’m worried it’s too late.

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    1. As I have said before, the deadline for scores is different from documents. As such, it seems like you have taken the right steps, so the big issue is to just make sure the scores are sent. We will be importing scores for a little while longer, and we expect the Oct. 6 scores shortly, so now we just have to wait for CB to send them.

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  37. I applied to UGA Early Action on October 15th. I did not realize I only had ACT scores submitted but not SAT scores until after I submitted. My SAT scores were much better and the ones that need to be considered. I requested my SAT scores be submitted and had them expedited but I am not sure you will receive them in time. If UGA is not able to review my application for early action using my SAT scores (my highest score was the Oct 6th test) instead of my ACT score I would want to be considered in the Regular Decision instead. Thanks for your help.

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    1. To make my question more clear, how will I know if my SAT scores will be considered with my Early Action application? And, if they are not able to be considered, how can I change my application from EA to RD?? I definitely want the SAT scores included as a part of my application. Thanks.

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    2. Monitor your status page. If you see the SAT scores added to your file prior to the EA decisions, then you know we have used them. We cannot wait until the last minute to change your application from EA to RD, you need to make a decision about this by early next week and let us know if you want to change.

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  38. I am an international student and English is my first language. I have also had more than two years of English as my language of education.
    However, I am unclear as to whether I am still required to submit an English Proficiency test such as the TOEFL as part of my application.

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    1. If you are a freshman, then we need an SAT or ACT, not a TOEFL score. If you are a transfer, we would need a form of English Proficiency test score.

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  39. Hello, I am an Early Action applicant and did not upload my permanent resident card until now (11/7). Would this affect my admission in anyway? Thank you!

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    1. This will not impact a decision.

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    2. When was the permanent resident card due? Will this affect my in-state tuition scholarships or did I make it in time? Thank you so much!

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    3. There is no set deadline for the perm. residency card, and you will receive an email when we have reviewed it. It should not impact a scholarship, as if you would have received one in the early timeframe but the PR card was delayed, then we would offer it at a later time.

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  40. I wanted to make some minor changes to my essay on the application I submitted and I read that I needed to upload the "resume". Do I include the whole essay or do I just detail the changes that I want to make. Also, when should I get the admission decision?

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    1. We cannot actually make changes to your essay, so the only option would be to upload them fully as a resume. If they are only minor errors, then I would not worry about it. As for timing, please see the Timelines page.

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  41. I applied for first-year for Fall 2018 and was denied. I plan on applying to transfer for Fall 2019 and was wondering if the information put into my application from before that would remain the same and the transcripts that were sent will still be on file or do I have to resend the transcripts and enter in all the same information.

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    1. For transfer applicants, we are looking at different things than on your freshman application, so we will not use much from that app. We will be looking at your college work only, so we will need all college transcripts from the places you have attended.

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  42. I am applying for first-year for Fall 2019, can I submit two recommendation letters (one from my high school teacher and another one from my private cello teacher)?

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    1. Yes. There are two types of recommenders on the application recommender page, so add one of each.

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  43. For my application, do i need to wait until my recommendation letters are submitted by my recommenders before i send in my application

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    1. You can submit it prior to having your recommendations in.

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  44. I will be filling out the application for fall 2019. If I am ordering a transcript online form Chattahoochee tech, the community college that I am attending now.. will it automatically send to UGA admissions or do I have to give the admproc@uga.edu for the transcript to be sent to UGA?

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    1. That depends on Chattahoochee Tech. If they need an email address, give them that one, but some do not ask for an email.

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  45. Hi, my coalition account never asked me to submit a coalition essay (just like the common app essay).

    However, it allowed me to submit the application. Please tell me what to do next. Whom should I contact to make sure my coalition essay is read?

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    1. If you applied to UGA through the Coalition application, you would have needed to complete two short essays in the UGA specific part of the application. Those are the essays we will review in our process.

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  46. What if my counselor does not submit my school report by the Jan. 08, 2019, deadline? Would that mean my profile is incomplete and will not be reviewed?

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    1. We allow for a little leeway for school documents beyond the deadline, but after a certain point your application will not be considered if it is still incomplete.

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    2. Thank you for the information!

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  47. My son applied EA and was deferred. His high school's first semester grades won't be released until after the January 8 deadline. Does that mean he won't be considered for admission at the end of February?

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    1. A very large majority of the February decisions will be RD applicants who would have been admitted in November if they had applied EA due to their strong academics. For deferred EA applicants, we will not be recalculating a GPA based on fall grades, as we do not have the time/staff to recalculate all the GPA's. We will use the fall grades in our holistic review when we are looking at grade trends, etc. The only impact for deferred EA students and February decisions will be if updated test scores are sent in.

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  48. I am applying as a transfer student for Fall 2019. I have attended two schools and both will not list my AP credits on my transcript with course listings and credit hours. The transcripts do list that I have been awarded AP credit. If I send in my AP scores through the College Board to Admissions, will my AP credit be included in my transferrable hours?

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    1. No. AP credit must be listed as specific coursework on a college transcript in order to treat it as transfer work.

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    2. If I cannot get my AP credits posted on my college transcripts, UGA deems that all of my 30 credits from college are not transferrable, and then denies my acceptance as a transfer student, can I apply as a transient student for the summer semester and gain a conditional acceptance for the Fall?

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    3. The deadline for fall is March 1, so any work done at UGA as a summer transient would not be considered for fall. We do not have conditional acceptances.

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  49. I plan on applying as a transfer student for the for Fall 2019. I am attending a new school Spring 2019, therefore the school will not send a transcript for me to UGA because I have not taken any classes there yet. Will an enrollment verification document suffice for the transcript needed from this school?

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    1. We would only need transcripts from the first college for admission, and if you are admitted and enroll, we would need a transcript when the spring term is done.

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  50. Does one apply as a junior transfer through Gafutures or the UGA admissions website?

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    1. Transfers can only apply through our web site application.

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  51. How much the Post Bacc application fee?

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  52. I'm an admitted student of UGA. I was in middle of my process of honors application, but I might not be able to finish it because I started so late. Is there a way to cancel my application? If I don't get to finish, would it affect my admitted status in any way? Thank you!

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    1. This will not impact our decision, so if you do not complete that, this is okay.

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  53. Do AP credits count towards the total number of transfer hours to apply as a transfer student?
    To elaborate, I have 6 credit hours from dual enrollment, 14 hours from the Fall 2018 semester as well as some AP credits. If the AP credits put me over the 30 hour mark, am I eligible to transfer?

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    1. Here is some text from the Review Process page:

      "Advanced placement (AP/IB) credit listed as specific courses with specific hours and college course titles and course numbers on a college transcript may be transferable. UGA requires official transcripts from all colleges attended, even if the work is from dual enrollment courses, transient work at another college, etc."

      As such, AP/IB credit can be used if it is on the college transcript in detail, as stated above.

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  54. I applied early for the Fall Semester of 2019 as a freshman and was accepted. Would I have to reapply if I wanted to start in the Spring Semester instead of the Fall?

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    1. If you want to enroll for the Spring term, you need to apply for the Spring term. I suggest you send an email to admproc@uga.edu with a more detailed question and what you would be doing in the fall.

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  55. Hello,

    My fall transcript for 2018 was submitted past the January 8th deadline. However, I recently checked my status page, and the transcript was received on January 29th. Although I submitted the transcript past the deadline, will it still be reviewed when making an admissions decision?

    Thank you.

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    1. If you see a document on your status page, it means we have added it to the file and it is not "late". As such, if everything else is in, we will review your file as normal.

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  56. Do transcripts have to be sent in through the mail or is an e-transcript sent by my current college sufficient?

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    1. Either electronic or mailed transcripts are fine, and you can look under the New Visitors section for details of mailing address for mailed documents and email address for electronic items.

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  57. I have applied as a transfer student for Fall semester and was wondering when the decisions are made final and released to us.

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    1. One of my most recent blog posts talks about the decision timelines for freshmen and transfers, so I suggest you review it for more details.

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  58. My son is a transfer student. He is scheduled to begin his junior year at UGA in the fall of 2019. Life circumstances have presented themselves and have raised the question, "Would he be able to defer his enrollment to the spring of 2020?" Please advise. Thank you!

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    1. Unless it is a military deferral, he will need to cancel his fall application and submit a spring application with an updated transcript so we can review his updated work.

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  59. Hello good night, I just wanted to ask about your ACT and SAT score requirements along with how will I know if my highschool GPA is good for UGA

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    1. For your high school GPA, I instead suggest looking at your high school grades. Have you been making mostly A's and B's in challenging classes? If so, you fit within the applicant pool (I cannot guess about admission, but I can say if you would be competitive). For test scores, remember that these are the least important of the academic items. UGA does not have a "required" SAT or ACT score needed for admission, beyond the state bottom line requirement of a 17 ACT or 940 SAT. Our averages are well above this, but that is generally due to our students being strong in the classroom and this carrying over to the ACT/SAT, not the reverse. So grades and course rigor are the most important.

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  60. what is a good ACT score to send to UGA admissions ?

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    1. There is no "good" test score, as a test score is only one component of our review. I suggest you look at the freshman profile on our website, but know that this is just the mid range information, and that again a test score is only a small part of our review.

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  61. Is there an estimate on when spring 2020 transfer admision decsions will began to be released?

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  62. I will be entering my Senior year this fall. Once I complete one course this fall I will have all of my high school credits. Can I apply to UGA at that time so I can attend UGA in the fall of 2020?
    Also, I am currently dual enrolled so will I need an official transcript from this institution as well as my high school transcript?
    Thank you for your time and consideration to answer my questions.

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    1. Are you saying you will be finishing/graduating in December? Yes, you can still apply for fall 2020, just make sure you do not attend a college after graduation, as that would shift you into the transfer process, which is much different and has very different timelines. If you are admitted and enroll, we will need a DE transcript.

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    2. I will not be graduating in December, however, I will have enough credits and the requirements fulfilled. I will continue to attend Emmanuel College for dual enrollment in the Spring semester

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    3. We are fine when students take DE courses. The key is that if you are still in HS, you need to apply as a freshman. Once a student has graduated HS and is taking courses in college, they then become transfer students.

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    4. Awesome! Thank you so much for your time!

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  63. I have been hoping and praying to get into UGA for so long !! I am planning to apply this school year coming up and just wanted to get any tips for anything that could help me get in.

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    1. I do not have any specific tips for being admitted, only for how to present yourself best in your application. First, know what UGA looks at in the review, as we focus on a wide range of things. In academics, we are looking at your core grades and overall course rigor over four years above test scores. We look at what you have done outside of the classroom during HS as well, and try and understand more about you through your essays and recommendations.

      My big suggestions would be to not wait until the last minute to apply, as this tends to cause both stress and a rushed application. Give yourself several weeks prior to the deadline to submit the application. Second, go ahead and send in your test scores so they are not forgotten and so you can already check that off the list, and know that if future SAT/ACT exams are taken, we just add them to your file.

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  64. I am currently going to be a sophomore in a different college. I want to transfer to UGA for the fall of 2020, but my only issue is, I know I will have enough credits to transfer but I checked & most of my credits don’t transfer over to UGA. So could I transfer to UGA as a sophomore? if so, If I take summer & winter classes could I catch back up ?

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    1. What college do you currently attend? When you look at the transfer equivalency site, we only list coursework from colleges where we have already reviewed the courses. If the equivalency says NTFR, this means non-transferrable, while not seeing a course just means we have not seen this class from this college before.

      The deadline for fall 2020 is March 1, so whatever coursework you complete and have sent to us can be used in our review.

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    2. I go to St. John’s University. When I looked to see, it was hard to tell because classes I took were the same as some UGA courses, just named differently or had different numbers so it was really hard to tell but from it it looked like a lot of my credits did not transfer

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    3. Remember, only classes where the UGA equivalency is NTFR have been reviewed and determined to be non-transferrable. Most academic work from accredited colleges are transferable.

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