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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. Does UGA accept an application fee waiver?

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    1. We accept fee waivers for freshman applicants, and you would select "fee waiver" in the payment section and then upload a copy of your fee waiver.

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  17. I applied for early decision and already submitted the application. I have every required materials checked off except for SAT/ACT reports. However, I requested my scores to be sent before the deadline of the early decision but I am not sure if UGA will see it in time because it said it would take 2-4 weeks for the scores to be reported. Will I still be considered for early decision?

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    1. Remember, the deadline for scores was a taken and requested by 10/15 EA deadline, as we know scores come in a certain number of days after the exam is taken and have built this into our timeline.

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  18. I have already applied early action. I was wondering should I send my transcript from my college I took dual enrollment with too? Or should I wait until I am accepted first?

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    1. Either is fine. We will definitely need it prior to enrollment if you are admitted/attend, but it is not required for admission.

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  19. Hi,
    I took a cultural geography class that was .5 credits at my high school that was in New Hampshire. Can that count as a credit towards a world studies?

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  20. Hello,
    On naviance it says that my transcript and other required materials were sent to UGA on 10/6; however, on my early action application status page there are still X's by transcript and school report. Is there anything that I can/should do at this point?

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    1. In order to make Early Action decisions, we temporarily stopped importing documents last Monday. If your documents were sent in the last week, just be patient until after we release EA decisions.

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  21. Is there an email my university can electronically send my transcript to?

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    1. Yes, look in the New Visitors section on the top right.

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  22. I am applying for regular decision. If I am taking the SAT again in March and my scores are automatically sent to UGA will that score be available to use in the decision process?

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    1. The last test score we can use for admission are the December exams, so March is well after the deadline.

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  23. I am planning on applying to UGA in January as a transfer student. Prior to this semester, I had a 4.0; however, I think I am going to receive a C this semester. Will this one C have a significant impact on being accepted? I know you don't guess decisions, but I am wondering if this C will affect my chances.

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    1. In the transfer review, we focus on the overall GPA, so a C grade would not have an impact beyond being used to calculate your GPA.

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  24. If I was deferred and want to be considered for the regular decision application pool, do I have to resubmit a transcript? I know the deadline for the materials is January 8th, but my school will not be able to send transcripts with Fall semester grades until January 10th. Will I still be required to send a transcript even if it's the same transcript I sent for early action?

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    1. If you were deferred, you do not need to send us an updated transcript. If you look at your status page, though, you will see a form called the Application Update form, where you can give us an update on any new information since you submitted your application, including fall grades. I am assuming you will know fall grades prior to the transcript being ready, so I suggest entering them onto this form.

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  25. If I was denied entrance into the university for the Fall 2018 semester as a 1st year, could I, in May, send in another application for the Spring semester of 2019? And all the while still be considered a 1st year student?

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    1. If you are denied for fall as a freshman, we suggest you apply later on as a transfer. Spring admission is just as competitive, and in order to be a freshman applicant, you would need to not take college classes after HS graduation. That would mean sitting out fall term and not knowing if you would be admitted for Spring until September or later, so that is we suggest focusing on transferring.

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  26. Hi, I'm a Dual Enrollment (MOWR) student and by the time of my graduation I will have completed 58 credit hours. I noticed that to transfer to UGA you must wait until a year after HS graduation before starting at UGA. Does this apply to Duel students or is there any specific consideration that Dual students can get when it comes to transferring?
    Thank you!

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    1. Yes, this requirement applies to students with DE credit, so if you want to start at UGA next fall, apply as a freshman.

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  27. Hi, since the ACT was rescheduled from Dec 9 to Jan 6 for people in Atlanta, will UGA still accept this scores before making their decision?

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    1. Yes. Please review one of my most recent posts.

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  28. I requested CollegeBoard to send my December SAT to UGA. However, it says it would take about 1-3 weeks. I wonder what if the SAT could not sent before the January 1st deadline? One more question, I have fee waiver but I chose the wrong button that says I have to pay $70. What can I do to change the payment form?

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    1. If you look at the timeline, you will see that test scores have a different deadline than documents due to how scores are sent. As such, you will be fine. For the fee waiver, email it in as a PDF attachment to admproc@uga.edu

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  29. Are transcripts due at the January 8th Deadline for Regular Admission? What about a teacher's recommendation letters? Thank you!

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    1. Yes, documents need to be sent to us by 1/8 for RD applicants.

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  30. Hi, I was wondering how and when to send mid year reports to UGA? I live in Georgia so can I use GAfutures?

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  31. I have self reported my grades and sent my transcripts through the end of 11th grade. Once the first semester transcripts of 12th grade are available in early January, and I send those in, is there a way to update my self reported grades so they match? Or does it matter?

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    1. No, you cannot update the self reported grades, but you can send us an updated transcript.

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  32. I'm applying as an international student. We have grade 7-9 in middle school, which does not follow the A-F grading scale, and grade 10-12 in high school. While I'm self-reporting the transcript do I just include grade 9 score together with my high school score (from 10th-11th grade)?

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    1. Yes, include the 9 year grades with the 10/11 grade ones.

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  33. Hi, I applied as a freshman through Coalition, and I'm wondering if you still need my SAT scores sent separately?

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    1. Yes. No matter how you apply, you must send in all required items.

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  34. Can the recommendation form be submitted attached after the letter electronically or it have to be mailed to the university? Same question with the school evaluation form.

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    1. There is no teacher form, so the letter is just fine. The counselor form and letter should be sent together by the counselor, and it can be sent electronically or by mail.

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  35. My transcript has been sent to UGA through Naviance however I don't have a copy of my transcript in order to fill out my application. I've emailed my counselor but I am unsure if I will be able to receive my transcript until after the January 1st deadline. What do I do?!

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    1. Just mark that you cannot self report your grades, no problem.

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  36. Will the office of admissions accept my application fee waiver if I mail it in?

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    1. Yes, although it is much easier for you and us if you upload it to your file through the status page after you apply.

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    2. How would I go about uploading my fee waiver if I only have access to a paper copy? Would I be able to scan it and turn it into a pdf file to submit it?

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    3. The easiest way is to take a photo of it with your phone, then log into your status page and upload it as an image.

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    4. Thank you so much for all your help!

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  37. I am an international student and I have mailed in my transcript, but eventually I saw something that says transcript for my school is not listed intrnt on my check list. What shall I do to fix this?

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    1. If you just had this mailed recently, then be patient, as we have been out all week for he holidays.

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  38. It shows the university has received it but some that says transcript is not listed intrnt is added to the checklist and I am confused what is should do

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    1. Can you please give me more information on this situation? Are you a freshman applicant? What do you mean by "it shows the university has received it"? I am not sure what post from above you are tied to, so there is no comment trail to follow.

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  39. In my application, I put that i had a fee waiver for my application and submitted it. But on my status page, it says that I still have to pay $70. What does that mean?

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    1. A few questions: Did you just apply? Did you upload the fee waiver as a fee waiver, or as another document? Are you a US citizen or an international student? This will help me understand things, especially if you just applied and need to wait for our system to recognize the fee waiver.

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    2. Nevermind... I had to wait a few minutes for the application to process things. I reloaded the page after a few minutes and it processed my fee waiver through. Thank you so much!!

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  40. Does UGA reccommend a resume since on the application status page there is an option to upload one

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    1. No. But since we receive 3,000-5,000 a year, we figured this would be an easier solution than us having to manually add them to a file.

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  41. The first-year fall semester 2018 deadline was January 1st 2018. I started the application in November; however, I ended up getting a serious concussion. The doctors gave me orders to not have any screen time until my symptoms have cleared. This meant no computers at all. I wasn't cleared until January 3rd, so I ended up missing the deadline. I had all of my application filled out except for the essay portion. I really want to attend this school, but I don't know what to do since I missed the deadline. Do you know if they allow for some students to apply past deadline if they have a legitimate reason for not sending it in on time? This is my dream school, and I really want to at least try to submit my application.

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    1. While we are sympathetic to your situation, we are not able to extend the deadline for you. If we had known earlier, we could have made other suggestions, such as having a member of your family or close friend type out the essays for you after you wrote them on paper, etc. Our deadlines are firm deadlines.

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  42. Hello there! How do I submit my official high school transcript? Should I have my High school send it as an email to UGA? If so, to which email id do I have my school send it?

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    1. Talk to your HS counselor and see what method they use for sending transcripts. We are fine if it is by mail, by an electronic system, or by email. If an email address is needed, use admproc@uga.edu. Remember, we also need a Secondary School Report from your counselor and official test scores.

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  43. Hi:

    I know that one of the things you look for is how we have progressed as students over high school – while my early high school career was somewhat average, I had a very good junior year and an even better first semester of senior year, where I got all A’s including in three AP classes. Our school system said they would send out transcripts this week, which is what I opted for to make sure you all saw the dramatic course of my improvement. However, for some reason, the school system notified us now that they will not issue transcripts until January 12. So my counselor sent in my transcript up to the end of junior year so you would have something on time. If I am able to submit an updated transcript showing my first semester grades for senior year around January 12, will that be eligible for consideration in connection with my application? Or am I just out of luck because it was not sent or postmarked by January 8?

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    1. We are generally a little flexible on deadlines, so this should be okay.

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  44. So I was wondering if you can change something on your application once you have submitted it? I just now realized that my counselor's email has an error in it. Is there anyway my counselor can still submit the part of the application she has to fill out?

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    1. You cannot change something on your application once it has been submitted. If your counselor has used our counselor status page (most GA high schools have), they can just log into their page and submit it from there. If not, have them email admproc@uga.edu and we can change it, but it will be Monday before we can do it.

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  45. What is a school report and what should it consist of?

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    1. It is a form your counselor completes with information about you and the school and many times with an accompanying letter of recommendation.

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  46. My high school counselor has not received the mail regarding any portal to upload the school report. What am I supposed to do?

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    1. I am guessing it might be caught up in their spam folder. I suggest you have them email a recommendation letter to admproc@uga.edu

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  47. I am completing my application updates before the deadline. I have added a personal resume and some art portfolio pictures. The upload materials section shows both documents as "Resume", however. After uploading the documents, I cannot view them. So, I wanted to be sure that both documents are there for admissions to view properly and that when I uploaded the art portfolio that it did not replace my actual resume. How do I confirm that both documents are in the correct place and can be viewed by you without a problem.
    Thank you!

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    1. If you upload two documents as "resume", then we will have two documents in the file. Uploading a second one does not replace the first one.

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  48. I didn't know that there was a turnaround for college admissions, and as such I ordered for a rush delivery close to the Jan. 8 deadline. I'm afraid it won't arrive until one or two days after the Jan 8. deadline. Am I out of luck because of this?

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    1. We are fine with this, as test scores are different than documents in that we work off the requested date, not an in-office date. Monitor the status page to make sure we receive them, and also monitor the testing agency site to make sure they are actually sent.

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  49. Hello Sir, I was out of the country the past week and just returned today due to a delayed flight. Hence, I was not able to request to have my SAT scores sent in. I am just about to send them through college board but i believe that the website says it will take 1-2 weeks for UGA to get them. Would you recomend that I use rush processing while sending them? Will there be any penalty if you do not receive them by the Jan 8th deadline tonight?

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    1. I cannot say whether you should "rush" them or not, as I do not know the details of the interaction between you and the testing agency. If you send them and we accept them, then there will be no penalty, as it is not an in-office deadline of 1.8. I would suggest in the future that you not wait until the last minute (even with a delayed flight) to take care of these things.

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    2. Thank you for your response Sir. Just to be clear, does not having an in office deadlin mean that the deadline refers to the last instance I could request the scores be sent, which was today? If i send the scores and you receive them in the next 1-2 weeks, would you accept them? Under what circumstances , would UGA not accept them? I am sorry for the questions as I just want to be clear. Thank you so much for any help Sir

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    3. I am guessing that the scores will be able to be used, but neither you or I control the scores. As such, if it took a great deal longer than 1-2 weeks to be received by our office, then we would not be able to use them at a certain point. If you see them as received on your status portal, then we have imported them and can use them.

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  50. Hello I was deferred and my school's first semester does not end until mid January and final grades aren't released until about a week after that so I will not be able to self-report my 1st semester grades. Will this hurt me in any way?

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  51. Good evening, I have started and finished my application, the only part I am missing is the application fee and I missed the deadline on accident. Does UGA ever extend their deadline for regular decision incoming freshman?

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    1. There is an internal extended deadline for the application fee, as that is not the actual application, but a supporting item of the application. As such, you should be able to log in now and pay the fee.

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  52. Hello. I have submitted my application and all the material, resume, etc that are required on the MyStatus page. The status says that my application is awaiting decision. Is there anything else that I need to do at this point as I wait for the decision?

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    1. All you need to do now is be patient and stay hopeful.

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  53. I will apply transfer for 2018 fall semester. How can I announce that i will apply for mass media major and how can i check what is essentially needed class for mass media major transfer?
    And I want to know the exact date that announced who passed for 2018 fall transfer.

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    1. On the application, there is a section for intended major. As for the courses needed for a degree in Entertainment and Media Studies (what I am guessing you want), see http://bulletin.uga.edu/MajorsGeneral.aspx?MajorId=228 . As for your third question, I am not sure what you mean. If you are asking when you will hear a decision, I cannot say, sorry.

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    2. when is the date 2018 fall semester transfer successful candidate announced?

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    3. I took over 60 credit so i will apply for grifin or tifton but I don't know which on is for new media certificate major.

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    4. If you look at the Timelines page, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html, you will get a rough estimate on when we make transfer decisions.

      You are not understanding the transfer process, as most transfers, even with 60 or more hours, attend the Athens campus. Griffin and Tifton are specialized campuses with limited majors, and Grady College (Journalism) does not have a major there. As such, apply to the Athens campus and select a Journalism major, and if you enroll you can then add a new media certificate.

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    5. But in application -major selection has only Griffin, online and tifton. there is no athens. what can I do?

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    6. Go back to the log in page and select the Athens application, not the Griffin/Tifton/Online application.

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  54. I applied last year as a transfer student for Spring 2018 but was denied. Can i submit another application for Fall 2018? Also, where can i find a fee waiver for the application?

    Thank You.

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    1. Yes, you can apply again for a future term. We do not offer application fee waivers for transfer applicants.

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  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. HI. I got deferred on early decision. I requested the transcript with my fall semester grades. This is all I did. I read in one of your earlier blog answer that section 2 of the application is required. I did the coalition and I want to make sure I submitted everything required for the regular decision. Please let me know if the new transcript is enough with the coalition application.

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    1. The information on part 2 is from last year, and we then changed things this year. You are fine with just the updated transcript.

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  59. 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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  60. 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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  61. 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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  62. 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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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. 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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  66. 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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  67. 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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  68. 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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  69. 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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  70. 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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  71. 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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  72. 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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  73. 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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  74. 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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  75. 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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  76. 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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  77. 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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  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. 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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  81. 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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  82. 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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  83. 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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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. 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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