Deadlines/Required Items

First-Year Applicants

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

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

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

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

Deferred Early Action Applicants - January 15 deadline

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

Transfer Applicants

The Summer transfer application will be accessible online in December, the Fall application in mid February , and the Spring application in late May

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

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

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

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

176 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  4. Hi! I was wondering if you could send school evaluation form, transcript and teacher recommendation letter before you complete your application online? Does it matter if the school gets the materials first and get the application later?

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    1. We would rather have school materials sent after you apply for matching purposes, but we can handle it if they are sent prior to applying.

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  5. Hi, If I apply to be a transient student for the summer term and get accepted. Can I then turn around after the summer is over and apply to transfer for the next spring term?

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    1. There needs to be at least one term in between a transient/guest term and a transfer term, so summer and then spring is fine.

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  6. Also, do you have to have 30 hours to become a transient student?

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    1. Transients need to be in good standing at their current college and not have any serious conduct issues, so there is no 30 hour limit.

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  7. I now have 30 credits with GPA 4.0. I plan to transfer to UGA in Fall 2014. After admitted, can I transfer my other course in Spring 2014.

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    1. If you are admitted to UGA and then have additional transfer hours to complete (as a transfer student or dual enrollment freshman), we want you to send us an updated transcript so we can post this new work to your file for additional academic credit.

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  8. I accidentally sent in all of my SAT scores and some are ones that I did not wish to send. While looking back at my application I saw that we were suppose to name out every SAT test ever taken and I just wrote the one that I wanted them to see. Do you think this will affect my application evaluation?

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    1. Since we only use the highest subscores, it is best that you sent in all scores. As well, since you sent in all scores, we are okay with you not putting them on the app.

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    2. Would it affect my application process if the scores that I didn't want to send are low ? Because if I only sent in my high score, they would have never seen my low ones.

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    3. I sent in my SAT Subject tests that I didn't mean to and one of them is 510.. would it look bad or affect my evaluation?

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    4. We only look at the strongest subscores, so it will not hinder you to have lower scores sent to us as well. As for the SAT subject test, we ask that you tell us of these scores, so you should have sent them, and the score is the score, and we will look at it as such, although we do not generally focus on SAT subject or AP scores.

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  9. I sent in 4 sat scores and I found out that I still can take a january one. Would 5 Sat scores be too much? or would they just look at the highest scores?

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    1. We do not have a limit on how many times you can take the SAT or ACT.

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  10. So just to clarify, there is an SAT test scheduled on January 25. As long as I request the scores to automatically be sent to UGA, they will still accept the scores I get from this SAT test?

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    1. As stated above, we will accept the Jan SAT.

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  11. I am planning to apply to UGA as a transfer applicant for the fall of 2014. I will have only completed a single semester of college by the time that I apply but due to Dual Enrollment and AP Credits which appear on my transcript, I will have more than the required 30 credit hours needed to apply as a transfer applicant. With that being said, would I need to include any materials from my high school career such as my high school transcript and my SAT scores? I am aware that the transcript from my dual enrollment will be required.

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    1. Transfer applicants do not need to send in any freshman application information, so no SAT or HS transcript is needed.

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  12. Hi, I am currently a junior at Georgia Southern University. I have above 60 credit hours and am at a 2.88 GPA. I know the requirement is 2.8, but am I able to fill out an essay or attach my resume to help improve my chances of acceptance?

    Why are transfer students typically denied?

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    1. You can send an essay or resume, but we will not use it in our transfer review. The main reason that transfer applicants are denied is when they do not meet the minimum transfer criteria.

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    2. Thank you very much. Involving students with 60+ credit hours already, besides the 2.8 GPA requirement, what are the other minimum transfer criteria?

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  13. The 2.80 (not 2.8, but 2.80) is the minimum needed for consideration, and that is the only minimum criteria. We also look at any conduct issues, if a student is in good standing, and if there might be any other problem issues. Minimum for consideration means that that is the level that we will consider offering admission, but it does not mean that if you have this you are automatically admitted.

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  14. Would you recommend scheduling a meeting with an admissions office employee and discussing more about it?

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    1. You are welcome to attend a transfer information session or visit our office and speak with a counselor, but these will not have an impact on a decision either. Transfer decisions are based on your academic college work, the overall applicant pool of transfer applicants, and how many transfer applicants we an admit for that term.

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    2. Do you guys typically fill the entire quota of transfer applicants and then cut the lowest GPAs/academic performers?

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    3. We generally are not over our numbers on admitted transfers for each term/year, but I cannot predict the future.

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  15. I didnt see the space to write down the AP tests that I have taken. Do i have to send them in separately or is it fine just to leave it?

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    1. The test score section allows you to enter AP scores in this area.

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    2. But what if I already turned in my application?

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    3. Send an email to admproc@uga.edu with your AP scores and we will add it to your file.

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    4. If i don't want to get credit it from the ap exams that I have taken, do i still have to send them in?

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    5. You an still choose to take the classes that you receive AP credit for, so I suggest sending the scores and then making that decision later.

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  16. Can you tell me the exact deadline for the documents that are needed for the application such as transcripts? I thought they were by January 22nd.

    And I have one more question! If I have a transcript that only shows last three years of high schools grades but I wanted to send the one including last semesters's grade (which I could onlyreceive by January 15th), Can I send the transcript after the deadline? (But I'll have my transcript that is available for me right now before the deadline)

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    1. The deadline for initial documents is 1/22, as listed above. We do allow students until 2/1 for updated fall grades.

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  17. I know that the initial documents deadline is 1/22 and the transcript deadline is 1/15 but is there a way that you guys would accept a late transcript and ACT score?? I was supposed to send in my transcript this Monday through our school but because of the snow here in Missouri we have not had school the entire week! and I planned on taking the upcoming January SAT and February ACT. Would you accept those scores??

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    1. The application deadline is 1/15. The supplemental document deadline is 1/22 (transcripts, recommendations). As for SAT/ACT scores, we will be accepting the January SAT, so we will be importing scores through about mid-February, when that set of scores is set to be sent to us. The Feb. ACT is too late for our process. Just make sure that you have the Jan SAT sent to us automatically when the scores are first released, and do not wait to check them before then sending them.

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  18. If I am going to send the email to admproc@uga.edu, with my AP scores
    do i just simply give my name and the AP tests scores I have taken with its scores?

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    1. Write your name, test type and scores in a word document, and save it as a pdf. Then attach this in an email so we can just drag it into your file.

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  19. How many Teacher recommendation is necessary? Am I allowed to send in more than one?

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    1. We ask for one teacher rec, as more than this sometimes lessens the impact of the most important one. We will accept more, but I do not suggest it.

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  20. My counsellor sent in my transcript and school evaluation form via mail and email early December and still has not shown up in my application status. I emailed admproc@uga.edu and still no luck. What else can I do to make sure it shows up before the deadline?

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    1. First, when did you apply, as that is the starting point, not when documents were sent. Second, what email did she send it to, and what did the response from your email say?

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  21. I applied Dec 14th. I have not gotten a response from my email as yet and she sent it to admintl@uga.edu. They came from svghs@hotmail.com. I am an international student

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  22. how do i pay my application fee. Am an international student from Ghana and the deadline is tomorrow.

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    1. You would either pay it by a credit card, or select pay by check and send in a money order.

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  23. I sent in my transcripts on last friday but it didnt show up on my status page. Do i just have to wait?

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    1. If you sent it Friday, then we have had 1.5 business days to match it. Give us a little more time.

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  24. I did early action application and I mistakenly hit submit payment by mail so it never sent. When I went to complete my application I hit submit and go to payment and I figured it would allow me to pay by card but it didn't and it still has no payment received from me but now I don't even have an option to make a payment on the website. What do I do?

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    1. Sorry, I have no idea about this until I am back in the office. Generally, if you select pay by check, it allows the application to submit and you then send in the fee by mail. Have you received any emails from us giving direction?

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    2. When you tried to apply Early Action, you actually applied Early Action, as an application goes into our system when you say "Pay by check". You would have also received a number of emails, and a letter stating that you were incomplete for Early Action. You need to complete part II of the application, send in a teacher rec, and send in the application fee by check. Please review the materials you were sent.

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  25. I wasn't able to pay with a credit card so I now have to pay by check, but I don't really know how to do so. Where do I send the application check at Georgia?

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  26. Is there anyway for me to know if uga got my updated transcript? I just sent it on thursday but i already have the previous transcript on file so it only shows a checkmark

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    1. The date will change when we get an updated transcript.

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  27. The gacollege411.org website is currently down for maintenance. Would I still be considered if I sent in my transcript when the website is finally up, which is supposed to be tomorrow? Secondly, my teacher says she has submitted my recommendation and it has been a few days. My recommendation box is still not checked off on my application. Please let me know what's up so I do not have a heart attack.

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    1. Send in the GA411 transcript tomorrow, as we give a little leeway with deadlines and school documents. As for the teacher recommendation, I cannot guess, but monitor the myStatus page, as we will be updating it as we enter in materials.

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  28. Our high school said they mailed Transcript before Christmas and I have conf. Where the Act scores were also sent, but you are not showing it on mystatus. What do I need to do.

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    1. It depends on when you applied, as we cannot start matching items until after you apply. If you applied on the deadline, give us a few more days, as items that come in before you apply need to be hand matched from a holding file of unmatched documents (as compared to an item coming in after applying, which can be pushed straight into the file). As well, when did the ACT scores get sent? If it was just a little while ago, please understand that ACT can take up to 2 weeks to actually send us the scores. If these are not the cases, then email admproc@uga.edu to see if we can match things up. As well, let us know if there are name differences between your application and supplemental documents, as we cannot match things if we have different names on items. We had a case today where the student misspelled his own last name on the application, thus causing several things to not get into his file.

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  29. About a week ago I asked my teacher if she had submitted my teacher recommendation and she said that she had. I think she submitted it a few days before the January 22nd deadline. I have checked the myStatus page every day since the deadline and it still had not been entered in. I was wondering how long it usually takes for a teacher recommendation to get entered into the system since it is the only thing I am missing on my myStatus page.

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    1. It depends on if it was sent by mail (which takes a while to get into the file), or online. If online, then have her send an email to admproc@uga.edu as an attachment.

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    2. She sent it online. What should I tell her to include the email?

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    3. She should send a PDF of the letter (the main text of the recommendation) as an attachment to the email.

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  30. Will my application get thrown out if I apply as a Transient student for this Summer but won't have the total 30 hours till may? Because I was told only transfer students need 30 hours and that Transient students are able to take classes at UGA and return to their home campus the semester after. Is that true? If so, how can I be confident that my application will not be seen as a transfer but a transient application?

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    1. Transient students are guest students, and will return back to their home institution. As such, we do not have minimum hours or. Specific GPA we are looking at for transients, but instead they just need to be in good standing at their home institution. If you apply as a transient student, we will mark your file as a transient applicant.

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  31. I am an International student. I applied for the Fall 2014 term. I completed the online application and payment on 10 Jan 2014 & my teachers have submitted the online recommendations on 16 Jan. The application status says 'completed on 16 Jan'. I still haven't received any acceptance or rejection. So normally how long do they take to reply whether one is accepted or not? Thank You

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  32. I applied for Summer 2014 (transfer) and was accepted in February. I just decided that I want to attend. Is it too late for me to be enrolled as a student in the summer? I accidentally threw away my acceptance packet.

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    1. For summer transfers, you accept our offer by signing up for orientation.

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    2. Thank you for clearing that up! And then I will be able to register for summer classes once orientation happens or would I be able to access that once my financial aid and my immunization forms are recognized?

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    3. Students register for classes at orientation.

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  33. I realized I missed the deadline for Fall transfer students. Does UGA make considerations for late applications?

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    1. We do not accept late applications, sorry.

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  34. I plan on taking the ACT on September 22nd, 2014 and your deadline for early applications is October 15th and i'm not sure if I will get my scores back to be sent to you before the deadline? I think it should be able to be sent before the deadline, but if it doesn't what will happen?

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    1. Yes, that will be fine, as listed in the freshman deadline section about test scores, as it is taken and requested by the 10/15 deadline. This means that you should request it be sent to UGA when signing up for the test.

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  35. on my schools page I can see my transcript, at it says I have a 2.93, counting only the class hours I have passed. But counting all the hours I have attempted it is a 2.59. I asked my schools registrar, and they said that if I sent my transcripts in when I wanted to transfer some where, they would see what I see, which is the 2.93. My questions is if that is true, and if you did your own calculations of my gpa, and it was lower, which would you choose/what is the protocol there?

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    1. What is the reason for the difference in GPA calculations? If it is due to repeated classes due to low grades, then we will use both grades in our calculation. If it is due to low grades in courses that don't transfer into UGA, then we would not use those grades.

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  36. I'm leaving for army basic training in July 2014 and I won't return from my training until November 2014. I've been searching around the under graduate admissions site but I couldn't find any information on 1st year freshman spring admissions. I only see transfer, so would I be considered a transfer student?

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    1. Yes, freshmen can apply for Spring, it is just that 99.9% of freshmen apply for summer or fall, so that is what we focus the most on.

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  37. Is Early Action binding?

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    1. Early Action is non binding at UGA.

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  38. How firm is the 3.2 GPA requirement for transfer? If I have a 3.1 average, should I apply?

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    1. It is not a requirement, but instead an academic standard for us to then consider an application, and it is firm.

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  39. Understandable, but do you consider a 3.2 from Kennesaw College equivalent or better than a 3.1 from a school such as Vanderbilt or Duke?

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    1. Being the flagship university for the state of GA and a part of the USG, we treat all colleges the same when it comes to transfer review. If a student has the capabilities to be admitted to be admitted to Duke, then we expect them to display those capabilities in their work at Duke.

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  40. Hi there,

    I was wondering if the ACT Test date of October 25th, 2014 could be considered for early action this year?

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    1. No, we cannot use the 10/25 ACT for EA (see the test score deadline bullet point under EA).

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  41. Does UGA offer Holistic Admissions? If so, what is the process? And when is the deadline? I am a rising senior, that will be apart of the graduating class of 2015. I plan to apply to UGA (but I'm not quite sure yet).

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    1. For a part of our review, we focus on academic areas primarily. But during the final stage of our review, we look at everything within the file, which is referred to as a holistic review. You can also see more at http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/file-review-process.html

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  42. I am a rising senior as part of the class of 2015. When can I start applying to UGA? (I plan on applying for early action)

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    1. The freshman application for Summer/Fall 2015 will open up on 9/2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. I would suggest looking at Spring 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  61. Hey there,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  70. Hello!

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

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

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  71. Hello.

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

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

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    2. Thank you very much !

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. I suggest sending this in now.

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

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

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

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

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  76. Just out of curiosity, what happens if the counselor evaluation is not submitted in time?

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    1. Send it in and we will see if we can use it, but if we cannot use it, you would be deferred.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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