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

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

Transfer Applicants

The Summer and Fall transfer application will be accessible online in mid to late January, and the Spring application in late May.

Fall Term - April 1
Spring Term - August 15
Summer Term - March 1

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

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

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

171 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. How do I send my transcript over? Can I get my advisor to do it or do I get a copy and mail it in? If so what is the address? Thanks!!

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    3. The registrar at your college would be able to send this to us.

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    4. There have been some holds on my transcripts and we had spring break. So I'm not sure if the registrar's office at my university mailed it before the 1st of March. How do I check? Thank you!

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    5. The myStatus page will open on Friday late afternoon, so you can check after this time.

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

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

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  2. 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. Where can I find a list of suggested or required high school classes?

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    1. See https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/first-year/admissions-criteria

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  5. Is there a cap on how many degrees transfer students can come in with? I double majored at Georgia State and received two bachelor degrees there but am looking to get a third in computer science. Also, when will the transfer application open up for Spring 2016?

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    1. We do not have a limit on how many degrees a student has when they decide to enroll here as a second degree or post bac student. Remember though that you will need to have at least 45 hours of UGA coursework to receive a degree from here. As for the Spring application, it will open up in late May.

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  6. Hello. I'm an international applicant from Nigeria. I want to apply for Spring 2016. My SAT scores have already been sent even though the application for Spring next year has not been opened, therefore, i have not applied yet. will this pose a problem for my admission process or is this a minor issue? Also, When is the application for Spring 2016 going to open?

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    1. The spring application is now open, and the SAT that is in our system now will be able to be matched up if the name and birthdate match.

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  7. Hello. What is the deadline for freshman Spring 2016 admission and also, when are decisions going to be released? The info above is a bit confusing. Thanks.

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    1. Since we do not have a large number of Spring freshman applicants, we did not add this to the page, but I have now updated it with the deadline and what is needed. We expect that decisions for Spring freshmen will be released in mid-late September.

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  8. Hi I'm a rising senior and I just started on my application to apply for Early Action (a little more than a month before I start my senior year). But the online First year application won't let me choose the option of Early Action. Once I fill in the bubble next to "First Year Applicant", the choice for Early Action disappears and I'm only left with the option of "Regular Decision". Also, it asks for which semester I intend to begin my enrollment and it only offers the option of Spring 2016. Is that correct?

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    1. I suggest you review one of my more recent blog posts, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2015/06/2016-freshman-application-faq.html. The Summer/Fall Freshman app opens on Sept. 2, and so the only freshman app open right now is the Spring one (with is just RD).

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  9. Hello, I'm about to apply UGA for Spring 2016. Now i've been attending GPC for 2yrs and I made both GPA and credit hrs for transfer. But I want to make sure what I need to submit to UGA except online application and transcript. Since I'm F-1 student, i wonder there's any other documents that I send before or after deadline. Could you tell me what I have to bring?

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    1. If you have only attended college at GPC, then we would need the application, the GPC transcript, and I am guessing your English proficiency is taken care of with ENGL 1101/1102 at GPC with an average GPA in those 2 classes of a 2.50 or better. In addition, we will need a Certificate of Finance and the added materials for this (see https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/international/transfer-international). The Certificate of Finance information can come after the deadline, but do not delay with this data.

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  10. Hello, I'm an international freshman applicant for the Spring 2016 term. I recently evaluated my high school transcript with Josef Silny Inc. And they sent my report to your admissions office via email. I was wondering about how many days it takes for my myStatus page to show that my transcript has already been received or if I have to wait till the report is delivered by mail to your office? Thanks.

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    1. I cannot guess on a timeline for documents, sorry, as it depends on when it gets to us.

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  11. Once accepted as a 2016 spring transfer; will there have to be any more transcripts sent in after the fall semester?

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    1. If you are taking fall classes, then we will need a final transcript after fall term is done.

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  12. If I apply for EA and don't get in, can I reapply for regular admission?

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    1. If you apply EA and are deferred, you would then compkete part II of the application (the essays), and we would move forward with the next step of the review. If you are denied EA, you then are denied and you cannot apply any further.

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  13. I am a high school senior about to start my last year. When I tried to fill out an application, I was only given the option of selecting the spring 2016 but I want to enter in fall of 2016. Why is it not available?

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    1. See one of my most recent posts, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2015/06/2016-freshman-application-faq.html, for details on the Fall 2016 freshman application, as it opens on 9/2.

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  14. I would like to transfer to UGA from an out-of-state school. I meet the GPA requirements, but I have an underage drinking ticket on my school record. Will that affect my ability to get in? UGA has the program I would like to pursue for my major/career.

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    1. UGA does not have transfer requirements, but instead consideration levels where we would begin our review. As for the ticket, I would suggest you give us all the details so we can make a thorough review.

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  15. I am a highschool senior who is currently dual enrolled at GRU. When I apply before the deadline for fall of 2016, I will only have 19 hours. But by the time fall 2016 actually comes around, I will have 34 hours. If I apply as a freshman, but come in with 30 hours after the deadline, will those courses transfer and I'll be considered a sophomore?
    So basically I won't have 30 hours until after the deadline but I dont want to live on campus my first yea . Is my scenario possible? Thank you!!

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    1. A number of freshmen students come in with advanced credit (the highest I have seen was in the seventies), so this is not unusual, and while all students who have not yet graduated from HS apply as freshmen, they at times will be classified as sophomores when they enroll due to credit hours. As for not living on campus, that would be a discussion between you and housing.

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    2. Okay I will call housing tomorrow. Thank you so much for answering my question, it was very kind of you! Thanks!

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  16. If I were to apply EA and were to be deferred, would my reevaluated application include my 1st semester senior grades in the GPA calculation?

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    1. If a student is deferred (or if they apply RD prior to fall grades), we are fine to receive additional academic information such as fall grades and/or new test scores. While new test scores will flow directly into our system, fall grades come in at a time when we have a time crunch. As such, we are not able to recalculate a GPA, but we do look closely at these new grades and a student's grade trends (among everything else in the file) when we are reading applications from January through March.

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  17. Do you superscore multiple ACT scores or do you just take our best composite score from one test date?

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    1. We superscore the SAT and ACT and use the highest subscores for each exam, but we do not superscore across the two testing types.

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  18. If our October 24th ACT scores are being sent straight to UGA, will they be able to count for our early action application?

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  19. If I take the act on December 12, will my scores be reported in time for the regular decision deadline?

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  20. Hello, I submitted my application for first year early decision on September 13th and I sent my counselor the link for the counselor evaluation form. I checked with her September 16th to make sure that she had received it. She informed me that she completed the required form and sent it back to the university however, it's still showing as not being received/processed yet in myStatus. Does it typically take this long to process them or has something gone wrong with mine?

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    1. I would suggest you email us at admproc@uga.edu, as over 10 days is too long not to check on this. Make sure to give your full name and how the document was sent to us.

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  21. I am an out of state student and I am currently completing my 4th year of mathematics, however it is Algebra 2. If I have not completed a class higher than that am I still able to apply?

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    1. The University of Georgia requires one math course beyond Algebra II within the framework of the 4 math courses, so you would not meet the minimum requirements to enroll at UGA.

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  22. Hi I am applying as a first year applicant, early decision with a SAT fee waiver. Do I just send in a form electronically (like a copy of the fee waiver)? Do I not have to mail it in because it says "If you submit an electronic copy of this document through this form, UGA does not want or need a paper copy sent to us through the mail."

    Also on my status page, it still reads that my application fee is not received. How do I change that?

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    1. You should follow the instructions to upload the fee waiver through the myStatus page, and then be patient as we review the waiver and mark the fee as received. We do not need a paper copy if one has been submitted through the myStatus page.

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  23. On the EA application for short answer sections such as school and community activities, is the character count with or without spaces? There is no character count add-on in this section, so I am using Microsoft Word.

    Also, if you are deferred from EA are you able to update these sections of the application?

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    1. Spaces are counted as characters, so take that into account and know that Word adds its own formatting, so this might add to the characters. If you are deferred, part II has a section for updates.

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  24. What is the last accepted ACT/SAT for regular admission for fall 2016? I only see that information for Early action students.

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    1. If you look about 7-8 lines down, you will see this:
      Regular Decision - January 15 application deadline/January 22 materials deadline.
      Under that you will see information about the items needed and the test score timeline

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  25. hey
    i'm an international student and almost 4 years out of high school (army)
    in my country we don't really have counselors to fill out the evaluation form
    i have recommendation letters from the army what can I do?

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    1. My suggestion is to apply and send in your transcript, test scores and letters of rec, then email the international counselor at admintl@uga.edu and explain your situation and see if one of the teacher recommendations can satisfy the counselor recommendation.

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  26. **** letters from army and some teachers

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  27. Collegeboard allows you to send your scores regular or rush? Does it matter which I choose?

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    1. If you send it to us by 10/15, then we do not need scores rushed.

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  28. Although it says materials have to be sent in before 10/22, test scores have to be sent before 10/15 or else we won't be considered for EA, right? 10/22 is for the school evaluation and transcript then, correct? Is it acceptable to send my transcript after 10/15 by mail if I am applying for EA?

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    1. You are reading the page correctly, as 10/22 is the document deadline, and 10/15 is the application and test score request deadline. As for transcripts, if you want it to get here efficiently, I heavily suggest having it sent electronically, but we will accept it by mail, and the postmarked deadline is 10/22 for supporting documents.

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  29. I understand that the October 2016 ACT scores will not be considered for EA, but can I send them anyways? I already requested for my June 2016 ACT scores to be sent, but if I happen to do better on the upcoming ACT, I would like them to super score.

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    1. We are fine if you send them, but they will not be pushed into our system until after EA decisions are made.

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  30. So I submitted my application last night, on the 14th. How do I send something to my guidance counselor for her to complete that part? I just want to make sure this is done by the 22nd deadline.

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    1. You would log into your myStatus portal, and there is a text box where you enter in your counselor's email.

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  31. I applied for early action and it says I can upload it electronically, but is my signature at the bottom necessary? Also, I can't save the waiver to my computer, therefore, if i mail it do I just mail the waiver or do I have to attach something with it?

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    1. I would suggest taking a photo of the fee waiver with your phone, and then sending this image to yourself in an email. The other option would be to pull up the fee waiver on your computer and doing a screen grab/screen scrape, and then sending this image. We do not need a signature on it.

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  32. For early action, is a counselor/school evaluation form the same as a counselor recommendation? Or is it a different type of document?

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    1. Yes, this is the same thing in general, we generally want the additional counselor form (either ours or the Secondary School Report-SSR), but it is the same.

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  33. Can I sit my regular decision application now and still be able to take the December 12th act. Like will it show up on my mystatus page after my scores come back or will it be to late.

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    1. Yes, when new materials or test scores come in for a student who has already applied, we add them to the file and they then show up on the myStatus page.

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  34. I just sent my Oct 3 SAT scores right now on Oct 22, which is the deadline. Am I technically too late to send my scores to you guys or will it be completely sent and show up on my mystatus page?

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    1. If you review the deadline information on sending test scores for EA on this page (and on the deadline page for the app and for the main website), you will see that we state that all test scores must be taken AND requested by 10/15. If you requested these scores to be sent today, then we cannot promise that they will be received in time for EA decisions. We will see what happens, but no promises.

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  35. If I took the act with writing and was satisfied with my writing score but not my act score , can next time when I take the act can I take it without writing?

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    1. Yes, as we only require one ACT Writing score, and we can use the highest subscores form all the ACT exams you take.

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  36. If I apply early decision and get deferred, do I have to redo Part I of the application, send another counselor recommendation, and pay the application fee again? And also if I have a relatively low SAT score but super high GPA do I still have a chance of getting in? Does being deferred lower my chances of being accepted Regular Decision? Can I change my application from EA to RD?

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    1. If you look at the information in this page under Deferred Early Action, you will see this:

      Deferred Early Action Applicants - January 15 deadline
      Required Application Materials
      Part II of the Application (four short answer essays)
      Teacher Recommendation

      As such, you only need to do part II (no new app fee), and send in a teacher recommendation and any updates you want us to have. I do not guess on admission decisions, sorry. You cannot change from EA to RD, but deferred EA and RD applications are looked at in the same method.

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  37. If I am sending my November scores when they are released, but I am taking the December SAT as well, will UGA look at both scores?

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    1. Yes, but not for Early Action, as both of these are well beyond the EA deadline.

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  38. I am looking to transfer to UGA in Fall 2016. When i go to look up what credits at my current university will transfer to UGA, I am told to look at general credits that have transferred as of 2013. Because of this I only have 5 out of all 14 classes I took in the last year and a half that will transfer. Where and how can I find out all the classes that will transfer from my current university as of 2015?

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    1. It sounds like we have never officially reviewed the coursework in question, and as such there is no transfer equivalency for these courses. As such, you would need to apply in order for us to review your transcript and determine transfer equivalencies.

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  39. In addition to all the required materials, would it be possible for me to send a separate letter to the admissions office addressing my story etc. that wasn't included in the essay? Would that be read or be looked over?

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    1. You can send this in, and if you are a freshman applicant, we can use this as a part of our holistic read process. If you are a transfer applicant, it will not play a part in the review though.

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  40. How do I send a counselor recommendation electronically? Does the counselor have to directly email it?

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    1. After you apply and your application pushes into our system, you will be able to log into your myStatus page. From there, you will be able to enter your counselor's email and they will be sent instructions.

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  41. Does UGA accept online class credits?

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    1. yes, but we only accept transfer work from regionally accredited institutions, so there are some for-profit colleges where we will not accept their work. An online course at a public college would be fine though, along with other accredited institutions.

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    2. Thank you for the information. How about Georgia Perimeter College? I am thinking about taking an online class for public speaking.

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    3. GPC is an accredited college, so yes, we would accept this course. We do not look at the delivery method (online, classroom, etc.), but at the course and the college.

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  42. I finished my application, and I went to check my MyStatus account, and I clicked the "Yes, I wish to review the status of my application, please show me my status at this time" link. It then took me to another page that explained everything I needed to turn in, my UGAID #, and the legend. However, there is nowhere else for me to go to send my recommendation emails, etc. Is this the part where I wait 2-3 business days?

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    1. Yes, this is where you give us time to push the application into our system. Once it is in, you will be able to access your myStatus page and enter in both your counselor and teacher emails.

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  43. I am in the process of submitting my application but have only entered my ACT test scores for April 2015 (Without Writing) I will be taking the ACT (With Writing) on December 12th. Should I continue and submit the application now or wait?

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    1. Since the scores on the application are unofficial, and since we need the actual scores to be sent to us from the testing agency, go ahead and submit the application.

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  44. I submitted my act scores for the September 12th test before I completed my application. Now that I've completed my application, those scores aren't showing up on my MyStatus account. Did I submit my scores wrong?

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    1. We stopped importing scores in early November in preparation for the EA decision release. We will start importing them again either next week or just after the holiday. Depending on when you requested them, this could be the issue.

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  45. I requested them when I signed up for the September 12th test date, so they should of been already sent i suppose .

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    1. Send an email with you name and birthdate (and the exact name on the ACT system) to admproc@uga.edu

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  46. Hello,

    Has the sat/act scores resumed being put in the Mystatus ever since the Thanksgiving Break?

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    1. Yes, we have been uploading SAT and ACT scores again. The College Board has been a little slower to send us SAT scores due to a new system, but we are adding them in as we receive them. If you have sent them, but the scores are not showing up, I suggest 2 things - 1) check with the testing center to make sure they have actually been sent, and 2) check to make sure the name and bdate match with what we have in our system. If there are issues, email admproc@uga.edu and include details and your full name.

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    2. How do I go about correcting this if my date of birth does not match up to the one on the application. Do you suggest me calling the admissions office?

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    3. Send an email to the address I gave you.

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    4. Thank you so much. I was told that all my scores were recieved, however just not put in the mystatus yet.

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    5. I am guessing there might have been a name issue between your application and the test scores (most common issue), correct?

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  47. I copy/pasted below the Deferred EA Applicants deadline dates as they appear on UGA Admissions website. MY TEACHER MAY MISS THE JAN 15 DATE. Will the Rec letter be considered late if it reaches by 22nd?

    [[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]]

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    1. The requirement is to have the items submitted by 1/22, not in office by 1/22. Since it is 1/12 now, why is it going to be late? I can't guess what will happen if something is late, as it depends on how late. At a certain point, missing items might cause a file to not be able to be reviewed. As I have stated before, do not wait until the deadline to do things.

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  48. I sent in two of my ACT scores, one with writing and one without. Only the one without writing is appearing on my application status. What does this mean and is there anything I can do to fix this quickly?

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    1. Did you send the scores in at the same time, or was the missing one sent in later? Did you request it to be sent in recently (ACT and SAT do not send the scores instantly), or has it been a while? I would check and see if the ACT has really sent it yet, and if your full name and birthdate match the information on the application.) if so, then email us at admproc@uga.edu with details so we can check on things (but check with ACT first). We load scores on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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  49. I have teacher recommendation letter filled out on naviance and it states that the initial materials have already been submitted. The transcript and the evaluation forms have been received,but not the letter. Does the letter automatically get sent as well? Do I need to do anything extra? Do I need to fill in the teacher's email address anyway?

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    1. The letter does get sent as well, but at times where there might be an issue with the sending or initial tracking of the item (depending on when it was sent). Send an email to admproc@uga.edu to give us a heads up so we can do another search (we do multiple searches, but a specific search is easy).

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    2. What will be the effect if the recommendation letter is not received by the deadline?

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    3. We allow for a little bit of leeway, so let's just be patient and see what happens.

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  50. So my teacher recommendation was apparently sent along with my transcript and evaluation, but the recommendation is the only one that has not been received according to the application status. Is there something that I am missing?

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    1. See my reply to the previous question.

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

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

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

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

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  53. It says that teacher recommendation deadline is January 22nd and I'm waiting on my teacher to finish it and it January 23rd. Is my application void?

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    1. We give a little leeway, but they need to send it in ASAP.

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  54. I'm an international student, and I mailed my transcript to the UGA admission office, but the status still shows that the school not received yet. Are there some problems? Another question, is it acceptable to mail my Counselor Evaluation AND Teacher Recommendation after deadline about recent day and separated time with my transcript , because I have been discussing with my teacher for some days?

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    1. We are not having any issues with documents, but if you mailed something, then it might take a while to get here and then be added to your file. We are fine with documents coming in separately, but waiting to send items in until after the deadline is not wise, as we will be closing off accepting items sometime soon.

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  55. If I was initially deffered from UGA and applied using part II of the application, when will I hear back? My ACT score went up from a 26 initially to a 30 super scored, will I be considered for the February deadline or the March one?

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    1. I suggest you review the timelines page again, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html. Everyone will be looked at in the February timeline with a focus on the academic areas, but we only admit students who would have been admitted EA in November. A huge majority of these students are RD (since deferred EA did not get admitted in Nov), but I can't guess on individual cases.

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  56. If I was initially deffered from UGA and applied using part II of the application, when will I hear back? My ACT score went up from a 26 initially to a 30 super scored, will I be considered for the February deadline or the March one?

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    1. Look at your previous question, as I answered it already.

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  57. I have submitted my regular decision application in December along with the necessary documents before the deadline in January. I requested to take my SAT II in January but due to weather it got postponed to a later date. Will my scores be considered if I am going to take the make up SAT on February 20th even though the deadline for scores are the beginning of February?

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    1. We will not be able to use scores taken in late February due to the lateness of when the scores would get to us, sorry.

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  58. I have missed the freshman application deadline and wish to apply to UGA. Will my application be not accepted if I submit it now?

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    1. There is no chance for applying now, as the application deadline has passed and the freshman application has been shut off.

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  59. I try to transfer to UGA at fall. My major is business. But I want to do art major at UGA. I want to change my major to art. So when I do the application, i see there is "intended major". Do I need to write "business" or "art"? And also the transfer hours are based on what kind of major I am?

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    1. Your current major does not impact our review process or how we look at hours.

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  60. I actually have a couple of questions. I wish to attend UGA for the business program, and will be applying as a non-traditional student. I graduated from high school almost 10 years ago but have graduated from two vocational schools. Do you accept credits from vocational schools if they are ACCET accredited? Secondly, since my ACTs were taken in high school, my scores have been archived. Does the student (myself) have them sent to you or is there a different way of receiving my scores?

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    1. We are not looking at ACCET accreditation, but instead we are looking at Regional Accreditation such as SACS, among other things. Here is a quick cut/paste from our transfer equivalency page:

      General Rules for Transfer Equivalency
      Academic College Degree Level Credit from an Institution accredited by their regional Association of Colleges and schools generally transfers (Bachelor’s Degree). Transfer/General Education Core at a Community or Technical College should transfer (Associate Degree). Non-Academic, Non-Accredited or Non-College level credit will not Transfer (Applied Associate Degree, Diploma, Certificate, and Continuing Education)

      As for the ACT, that can only be requested by the student.

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    2. Thank you for the quick response! I have one more two part question. Am I to apply as Nontraditional via Transfer? If so, should I still include my transcripts from the vocational schools?

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    3. I would guess you would apply as a non-traditional student (and yes, send the transcripts), and if we see that your courses would transfer we would then change you to a transfer applicant.

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    4. I apologize, I do have one final question. I live in Augusta Ga, and would move if I were to be accepted. It says I would have to live in Athens Clarke County to apply as non-tradtional, will this be an issue?

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    5. You should send in a letter detailing your situation as a non-traditional applicant, and you can put this within the letter.

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  61. I am a transfer student. I am wondering does my current major should match with intended major when I do the application??????

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    1. No, your current major does not matter.

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    2. And also are my valid credit hours based on my intended major?? For example, my current major is business and my intended major is art. So my accounting credit hours can't be transferred but my drawing can be????

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    3. We do not limit transfer work by major. Review our transfer equivalency page for how courses come into UGA.

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    4. So if my intended major is art, is still ok that transfer my business credit hours???

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    5. Yes. I cannot say how these courses will apply to your UGA major, but if a course is transferable, it will transfer into UGA.

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    6. and what is the difference between intended major and second intended major? If I apply both major, it means I must finish two majors' courses? what if I quit one of majors before I graduate?

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    7. On the application, we ask you to enter your intended major, and a second one that you have an interest in at this time. When you enter in this information, we will add the first major to your actual student record, but we like to know the academic interests of the applicant pool. You will not have two majors, only one. If you enroll at UGA, you can always change your major, drop a major, etc. We do not limit you to staying in the major you initially selected. You seem to have a great deal of questions about the transfer process, so I suggest you attend one of our transfer information sessions, https://dar.uga.edu/visit/. The person leading this can answer a wide range of transfer questions.

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  62. I sent all application materials including teacher evaluation form in one envelope, but my application status show that all materials are received except Teacher Recommendation Form.

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    1. Are you applying as a freshman? I would suggest emailing admproc@uga.edu, as I have done searches on this, and I do not see a situation you are describing.

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  63. I am a current student at LSU and I want to transfer to UGA next fall, I have a tough major so my classes are pretty difficult. If I have 30+ hours completed but my gpa is more like a 3.0-3.1 is there any chance I could still be admitted or should I just not waste time on the application?

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    1. I don't guess about decisions, but the consideration level for your hours is a 3.20, so I would think this would be a serious challenge for you.

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  64. Hi, I am a high school junior and just wanted to know, does admission requirements include at least 1 fine arts credit in high school?

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  65. How do I send my transcripts from previous colleges to your office? Is it through UGA's website?

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    1. You would talk to your college's Registrar and request a transcript to be sent to UGA. If needed, you can use admproc@uga.edu as the email (some colleges require one for sending electronic transcripts).

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  66. I submitted my Freshman year application and all required documents to UGA in January of this year. I saw on your site that I might not get notified of acceptance status until March. I have been accepted at two other colleges and they have a housing requirement of March 1 for priority. Can UGA provide me with an estimate acceptance status date if I call them?

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    1. No, we cannot estimate a decision. I would suggest contacting those two colleges and ask if the 3/1 housing requirement is refundable, and ask their admissions department about the May 1 deposit deadline that is understood among all colleges, and how you should then handle the 3/1 housing deposit.

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  67. I missed the application deadline and now regret not applying to UGA. Can I submit an application now?

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    1. Unfortunately, no. Our deadlines are firm for applying, so we have closed the freshman application.

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  68. Hello Dr. Graves, sadly I was declined admission,however I have chosen not to give up and have researched transfer options. Could you give me the best way to transfer (30 credits) in one full school year. I was wondering if it could be possible by taking 5 classes a semester.

    I know that I wouldn't meet the deadline for transfer applicants applying for the fall, because my classes will be in progress. Will my only option will be to just take a break fall term and apply for spring term?

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    1. It first depends on if you have any AP/IB credit at the college you will be attending, and if that work will be on the college transcript as specific coursework with a course number designation and specific hours (like ENGL 1101-3 hours). If it is on the transcript as such, we can use this as transfer work. As well, if you have DE credit, we can use this work as transfer work. As for being at another college for a year after HS graduation, this means that we would be fine To consider you for transfer admission at UGA in the Fall of 2017 if you have the 30 hours of work completed, strong grades, and have a year of work prior to enrolling (so by August of 2017).

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    2. One of your requirements is that it hasn to completed, so if its second semester and the deadline is in April , your courses won't be completed till May. That's why I thought Fall 2017 would not work, forcing me to then apply for Spring 2017.

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    3. it is one year of college prior to enrolling, so you would have 1 year done by August, as long as you then have 30 hours completed by 4/1 (so summer work, fall work, ap work showing on the transcript, DE work, etc.).

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    4. So to confirm ( as I don't have AP work), if you do not have 30 completed hours by 4/1, you will no be considered regardless of the courses in progress during your second term

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    5. As listed in the details of this post:

      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.

      As such, we cannot use the in-progress work in the calculation of the GPA or in the hours completed determination. If you take summer work and fall work that is 30 hours of transfer work completed, that is fine.

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  69. Hi there! I just submitted my application, however I need to send my transcripts. Is there anywhere on the site that gives the address to send them to?

    Thanks!

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    1. Review the bottom of our admissions website, admissions.uga.edu

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  70. Hi, I have requested my transcript from my school to deliver to UGA, but my transcript has sent as .PDF file to UGA. Do you guys accept transcript in .PDF form?

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    1. Yes we accept electronic official transcripts if they come from the college, and most come as pdf's.

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

    Thanks

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

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