Deadlines

First-Year Applicants

Early Action - October 15 application deadline/October 22 materials deadline
  • 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
  • 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
  • Part II of the Application (four short answer essays)
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • updated official SAT or ACT (with Writing) scores sent to UGA by the testing agency must be taken and requested sent to UGA by the end of January
            The first two items will be added to the Early Action application so that Admissions can proceed with the file reading process

Transfer Applicants

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

Fall Term - April 1
Spring Term - September 1
Summer Term - February 15 (new for 2014)

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.
  • 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.

199 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. When are the decisions for transfer students applying for Fall 2014 expected to be?

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    3. See the Timelines page for more details.

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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 about to go into my sophomore year at the University of Miami and I just applied to transfer in spring semester. When will I know how my credits transfer in?

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    1. When a transfer student is admitted, we do the transfer articulation process at the same time. The acceptance packet will direct you to the DegreeWorks program on UGA's website, which will give you details of your transfer work.

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  4. I just graduated High School, I have no idea where or how to start applying to UGA. I also just finished my internship at a Veterinary Clinic. So should I apply to Pre-Vet or just a general new student admission application?

    Sorry, this is all so new to me

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    1. If you are not enrolled in college (and do not plan on enrolling in another college) then you would apply as a First Year applicant. You can learn more about First Year admission here, https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/first-year-students.html .

      If you are enrolled in college, you will need to apply as a transfer student. It typically takes about a year and half to transfer to UGA as you need 30 completed transferable hours by the application deadline. You may learn more about Transfer admission here, https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/transfer-students.html .

      Pre-vet is an advisory program at UGA, not a major. It is up to you whether or not you would like to be a part of this advisory program. You may learn more about the different majors UGA offers here, http://majors.admissions.uga.edu/ .

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  5. 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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  6. i applied a few weeks ago kind of been a while when will i get a respond back im a transfer from a junior college so will it be after sept the 1st ?

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    1. It is hard to guess when you will hear a spring decision, but I would guess after 9/1.

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    2. Ok was just curious how do you guys determine the dorms for transfer students that's already been in college before like room wise .

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    3. This would be a good question for the housing office, as I do not have any specifics on housing assignments, sorry.

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  7. Do You Know Who To Talk To About The Sports Like Being A Walk-On For A Sport Don't See Nothing On The SIte Talking About Walk Ons Dates For A Sport You Know .!

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    1. As you can see, this is an admissions blog, so we mainly focus on admissions. I would suggest you contact the athletic office and speak to the coaching staff for the sport you are interested in.

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  8. What papers and material do I need for my First Year Early Applicant?
    I am aware of some such as transcript and essays but I would just rather see a full list of things I need to work on. Thanks

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    1. I would suggest reading this page again, as under the Early Action deadline, we list the specific items needed (and no, the essays are not needed for Early Action). Hope this helps.

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  9. I did bad on my SAT and ACT my junior year, and I graduated as a Junior. But I have a GPA around 4.0 and very good grades in all my classes. Is that going to affect my acceptance and do I need to retake them?

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    1. The SAT and/or ACT scores are used in our review, so depending on how low the scores are compared to our mid ranges, you might want to te-take them. I would suggest looking over the File Review process page for more details on our review process.

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  10. When You Transfer Do The People That Transfered There Have A Orientation Or No !? It Kind Of Makes Sense To Have One Or Not But People Been In College You Know So Its Nothing New but Your Campus Is Huge It Looks Hard To Find A Class Around There .

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    1. All new students must attend Orientation.

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    2. Ok Just Curious What's All Included In The Orientation ? Just Asking And For Your Dorms Is Their A Single Room Or No .

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    3. You can learn more about orientation at https://orientation.uga.edu, and you would need to contact housing with your housing questions.

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  11. My counselor indicated that there is not enough time, between the end of first semester and the January 15 deadline, to get the first semester senior transcript sent. I noticed that you request the first semester grades and would like those considered for admission for regular decision and was wondering what you recommend doing?

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    1. Here are a few options: First, the materials deadline is now a week after the application deadline, so that might give them enough time, and we can at times use first semester grades up until Feb. 1, especially if they are sent electronically. Second, if you know the grades prior to the application deadline, you can enter them in the self-reported grades, and get in an updated transcript a little later. Third, at times some schools will have a form where the counselor can give first semester grades, but that would be asked on your school's situation. Hope this helps!

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    2. Thanks so much, it definitely helps! Your twitter and the admissions are both extremely helpful and very much appreciated! Thanks for answering so quickly and being so willing to address questions and concerns!

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  12. What is the minimum I can score on my SAT or ACT/with writing to be accepted into UGA. I need to know if I have to retake my tests.

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    1. You are actually asking 2 questions: what is the minimum SAT where we cannot admit you (set very low by the state at 430 CR and 400 M), and what is the lowest test score needed to get admitted. for the second question, I have no answer, as we do not review files with a lowest test score mentality. We are looking at a wide range of factors, and test scores are just one of those factors. I would suggest looking at our mid range acceptance numbers off of our main website, under freshmen admissions.

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  13. I am applying as a transfer student with 67 hours for this upcoming Spring semester (Jan. 2014). My transcripts and application has been processed, but when will the admission decided be made and released? Thanks in advance.

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    1. admission decision*

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    2. Generally we will finish most of the Spring transfer decisions by late September. As we have a new records system this fall, it may take a bit longer. We will post updates as that information is available.

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  14. Do we need to apply to the honors program using a separate application?

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    1. Yes. You may learn more about the application for the Honors program here, http://honors.uga.edu/p_s/apply_to_honors.html .

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  15. I recently applied for the spring semester of 2014- at UGA and a few other schools. I have already received admissions decisions from said universities, but am awaiting the decision from UGA in order to make my final call. Is there any way you can tell me when they typically release decisions for first-year, spring semester, applicants?

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    1. Late September is my rough estimate for Spring freshmen applicants to hear a decision, but tat is a rough estimate.

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  16. when does your actual date start for the semester coming up ? im on the west coast out here the semester started last month just wondering when you guys start yours.

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    1. Here is a link to the UGA Academic Calendar site, http://www.reg.uga.edu/calendars. Hope this helps.

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  17. If I take the SAT October 5th this year, and request that my scores be sent to the UGA, will I be able to use those scores for the Early Action application?

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    1. Yes, the 10/5 SAT is fine for EA if you request the scores to be sent when you take it (see the test score bullet under the Early Action deadline).

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  18. Early Action requires School Evaluation form completed by HS counselor. Do you provide the form to be filled by the counselor? Is the School Evaluation form the same as the counselor's recommendation letter?

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    1. The counselor may complete our online high school evaluation form through the counselor portal. You may also send an email to your counselor directly from your myStatus with a link to complete the online form. There is a place on the form where the counselor can provide a recommendation.

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  19. Do you review the student activities for Early Action process? It is listed on the application.

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    1. We do not review activities for EA. We ask for activities because we need that information for scholarship consideration. This section will be read for deferred EA applicants and RD applicants.

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  20. Which section of the application has a link directly sent it to the counselor?

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    1. After you submit your application and we are able to push it into our system (it will take a few business days), you will get an email and you will also be able to log into your myStatus page to see what materials are in your file (test scores, transcript, etc.) or are needed to be sent in to our office. At that point, you will see a spot to enter in your counselor's email address so they can complete the school evaluation form online. I hope this helps.

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  21. Do you mean I have to submit the application, then be able to see the link? I am still working on the application and will submit on Oct 14.. But at the same time, can I send a link to the counselor now? He needs time to work on it, otherwise can't submit his letter before Oct 15.

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    1. It is available after you submit the application. We give schools and school personnel until 10/22 to submit their parts (look at the EA deadline line again), so counselors should have enough time. In addition, counselors can already start working on any text for the online form and cut/paste it, as the other parts if the firm are fairly basic (curriculum difficulty rating, rank in class, etc.). It is your choice, but I do not suggest waiting until the day before the deadline to submit the application, as you are cutting things close and there might be an issue that pops up (computer dies, power outage, etc.).

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  22. I will take ACT and SAT on Sept 21 and Oct 5, 2013. The application does not ask for the future test date. If I submit the application early, are you going to use the old ACT/SAT scores to make the admission decision? How can I notify the school that I will take ACT/SAT in Oct?

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    1. You do not need to let us know about future exams, but instead just need to have the scores sent to us (have UGA be a designated college when you sign up for the test). We will review files throughout the fall, but we do not make specific decisions as we go along in the review process, but instead wait until all reviews are done, and all test score dates that we accept are in to then make decisions on the overall applicant pool. We want to wait for all files to be reviewed so we can see what the entire applicant group looks like, and then make decisions based on the whole.

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  23. I got accepted as a transfer student for Fall 2014. When will I be able to sign up for my classes and what's the link for that site? (I was told I don't have to do an orientation being I'm a non degree seeking transfer.)

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    1. You would speak with the Registrar's office about this, as they control signing up for classes.

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  24. Hi Mr. Graves:

    For the high school counselor school evaluation... How am I supposed to let my counselor fill this in for me? Is there some sort of "email invite" function similar to that of the common app?

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    1. After you apply, we will push your application into our system (within a few days) and you will be able to access your myStatus page. On the myStatus page, the is a place to put in your counselor's email. In addition, your counselor has access to their own high school status page where they can see who has applied to UGA from their school. Thy an submit it through that page as well.

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  25. I Thought There Was (No Minimum G.P.A ) I Had A 2.9 Unofficial g.p.a on my transcripts but i had over the amount of transfer hours done for a sophmore transfer im on the west coast so things out here is different then with the requirements i have then towards you guys out there. i have good requirements so i thought but what do you guys mainly focus on for transfer students ?? really got me confused now .

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    1. If you look at our website and our review process, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/file-review-process.html, you will see that we have certain academic considerations for transfer applicants. As well, it is how we review your academic standing, not how your current college determines your hours and GPA. A denial letter will give you the specifics on how we looked at your academic record.

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    2. right so you basically did need the 3.2 then but it says no minimum thats what caught most people attention mine is right on a 3.0 basically and got 38 hours but all good i'll try it again next time .

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    3. I think you might want to re-read the following section from the Timelines page for sophomore transfers:

      Have 30-59 semester hours of transferable credit by the application deadline
      Have completed at least one year of college by the term of intended enrollment
      Must have a 3.20 or higher transfer GPA to be considered for admission, though there is no minimum GPA that guarantees admission.

      As you can see, it states that a 3.20 is needed for consideration, and the GPA is there to let you know that a 3.20 does not guarantee admission. I hope this helps in understanding the process.

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  26. are you guys officially done with the spring 2014 applicants now ? so you guys about to start working on the summer applicants now right.

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    1. We are not quite done with the spring transfer applicants, but we are down to the last few tough ones, and hope to be done by close to the end of he week. As for Summer, we have not even opened up the summer application, so that will not be for a while. We will spend October through March reviewing freshman files, and will not start on summer transfers until mid-February at the earliest. I suggest looking at the Timelines page, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html

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    2. Ok have u guys ever thought about having a late registration im in arizona our classes are still in progress while you guys application goes on and we missing you guys application deadline you know .

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    3. Are you talking about the Fall term deadline of April 1? If so, we are also in session with our Spring term during that time, but if we held the deadline open later, let's say June1, we would not be able to make decisions in time for the Fall term, as we would have at best two months to review 3,000-5,000 transfer applications, and decisions would not get made until right up to the start of the Fall term. That s why our deadline is 4/1.

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    4. Ok yeah makes sense hard to get a application in knowing you guys deadline comes up and we still in session but almost done you know.

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    5. i had missed the spring deadline cause my school still in session now got to wait til you guys next application is coming up

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    6. The application for Spring term was open from early May to September 1, and you could apply during any time during that period. You can apply to a college while attending another college, so I still do not understand your dilemma, unless it is due to the fact that you did not meet admissions consideration levels until after the current term. If so, just apply for the next available term.

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    7. i just have work in progress still some schools let you apply with work in progress you guys do not have that basically but yeah you guys next one open isn't until next year right

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  27. When can I begin the Transfer Application for Fall 2014 admissions? Right now it says the application is closed.

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    1. The summer transfer app will open up in December, and the all transfer app will be available in late January.

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  28. I took Oct.5 SAT and I am trying to send it to UGA. However college board says that 'All scored will not be sent until after your Oct.5 SAT scores are available'. This is a problem because the score is available on Oct. 24. But the deadline for submitting SAT scores is Oct. 15. What should I do?

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    1. As long as you designated UGA as an automatic recipient for your October 5 scores then we should get these scores in time for Early Action.

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  29. My school uses this thing called Naviance to send all of the stuff (transcripts, etc.) to colleges. Would UGA allow them to send my stuff through that?

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    1. Yes, we accept Naviance/Parchment documents.

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  30. I just want to double check--if I am enrolled in a college course this year, should I have the university send an official transcript to UGA, or is that not necessary as long as I have already indicated that I am taking the class on the main application portion?

    Thank you so much! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. I generally suggest you have the other college send a transcript if there are courses that have been taken and completed.

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  31. If the deadline is tomorrow is it okay if my counselor sends the transcript and evaluation form tomorrow day?

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    1. The EA materials deadline is 10/22.

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  32. Can I send my application fee waiver tomorrow to UGA even though the deadline is tomorrow?

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    1. The EA materials deadline is 10/22.

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  33. My guidance counselor told me that she will not do an evaluation because she does not have time.... is there anyway I can substitute that or try to submit it by a later date???????

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  34. Ok, so my application is in but my counselor form was sent in later than the deadline. My check my application says that they have received the counselor form and that everything is in. When would i be hearing the decision? like in 2 or 3 weeks?
    thanks

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    1. If you want to review our timelines for decisions, please look at http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html

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  35. If you apply to the college and get accepted but dont attend the semester you apply for, how long before your status becomes inactive?

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    1. At UGA, the acceptance offer is only good for the term for which you are admitted.

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  36. I really want to transfer next fall, but the application is not loaded yet. What can I do until then?

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    1. As far as admissions, nothing. As far as other things, do well in class, exercise, get sleep, review the course catalog for your major, save the world, etc.

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  37. I was wondering if I am a freshmen currently could I apply for fall 2014? I am currently taking 14 hours and will be taking 16 hours next semester.

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    1. I assume you mean you are a college freshman. You can apply for Fall 2014 when the application for transfer admission is live, but the deadline for both the application and the transcripts is April 1, so we would not be able to use your spring 2014 work for Fall admission, and you would then not meet the hours needed for consideration.

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  38. Hi,

    I submitted my Foundation Fellowship application two weeks ago, and my counselor and teacher recommendations have both been submitted for a week now. My peer was unable to submit her recommendation until this morning at around noon; subsequently, it says on myStatus that my FF application is still incomplete. I understand that it takes time for submitted material to be processed and linked up to each applicant's account, but my scholarship application should still be eligible for consideration since all of the materials were submitted by the November 4th deadline, correct? (the "incomplete" on my myStatus page is just making me a little nervous).

    Thank you!

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    1. You should be fine, but keep checking the status page, and if it is not complete by the end of this week, I suggest you email the contact email from the fellowship application page.

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  39. Hi there, I'm applying to UGA as a transfer stu into the study abroad program. Although I was already accepted into the program I still need to wait and apply to the school. Is there a gpa minimum? My gpa is about a 2.8 but it will go up after I complete this semester. I really want to take part in this program but uneasy about what may happen and would just like to know.

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    1. If you are only going to be attending UGA as a transient student for the Study Abroad program, and then go back to your home institution, then you just need to be in good standing at your home college and not have any serious conduct issues. If you want to be a transfer student at UGA, then I suggest you attend one of our transfer information sessions, as this is a little trickier situation.

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  40. My son is applying RD. I know that the application needs to be submitted before the transcript, teacher recommendation and counselor evaluations are sent. Because of the deadlines his school gives for time allowed for those items he needs to submit his application by the beginning of December. I had asked earlier about including his first semester grades and was advised he could self report and have the official grades sent as soon as available, which his counselors suggested they would not have by Jan. 15. My question is if his application is submitted by the first of December, how would go back in and self report those grades?

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    1. It is not required that a student needs to apply prior to the documents being sent, but it does help at times, and the school officials cannot submit our online forms until after a student applies, but they could send in their own forms/letters. In your student's case, I would suggest they request the documents earlier when the HS deadlines are, then apply after first semester grades are available, and then request a second transcript with first semester grades if you can. This is because an applicant cannot go back into the application after submission.

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    2. My concern is that if he waits until the first semester grades are available it will be past the deadline because his HS counselor indicated they get the grades from the county and then they need to be verified which would not be available by the 15th. Thanks for your help and your willingness to address questions, it really is helpful and appreciated.

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    3. I think you misunderstood me. Request a transcript by your school's deadline, then ask for a second one after first sem grades are available. Submit the application after he knows his first sem grades and and enter them into the self reported grades.

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  41. Hello! I am currently in the Early Action plan and decisions have been released today. However, my HS counselor hasn't turned in my application fee waiver and therefore, my EA file is incomplete. Could I send it through the mail and will you still accept my EA application?

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    1. You have now been deferred because you were incomplete, so you will now need to complete part II and get in the waiver and teacher rec. We cannot now review you for EA.

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  42. What is the deadline to submit the commitment fee for EA 2014 freshmen? Also, when can one start applying for the scholarships available through UGA? ML

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  43. When will regular decision applicants begin to find out if they were accepted/deferred?

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  44. I am currently a student at a community college and had some questions. I am planning to transfer to UGA during the spring semester of my sophomore year and take the ets test to get in to terry. I was wondering if I apply to get in to the marketing major and I am not accepted what would my status be? Thank you.

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    1. When you apply to UGA for a high demand major such as one in Terry College, you would at first be admitted as an Intended Business major, and if admitted, in your case you would be an Intended Marketing major. You would then work with Terry College in their admission process into the specific major.

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  45. Hello! I'm planning to apply to UGA with Regular Decision. I took the SAT today and I believe I can make a better score if I retake. The next SAT is Jan 25th, which is past the application deadline. What should I do in regards about this? Thanks!

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    1. Please review the RD deadlines section again, as it says we will use any test score requested and taken by the end of January, so the 1/25 SAT is fine.

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  46. Hi, I'm currently attending GSU as freshman. I've completed the fall semester w/ 13 credits, and I have 18 AP credits(3.7 GPA and 31 credits). Will I be able to apply to UGA summer or fall if I'm still attending GSU in the Spring ( totaling a year at GSU)? And, can I apply to both Summer and Fall, or can I only apply to one term? Thanks!

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    1. If the AP credits are on your transcript and showing as specific GSU classes with hours, then yes, we can consider you for transfer admission. You cannot apply for both summer and fall, but since we use the same review process for both terms, chose the one you want. Transfer applicants cannot change between summer and fall, so you need to choose the term you will enroll in from the start.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Why are transfer students typically denied?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  74. I am waiting to be able to apply for transfer into the fall 2014 semester. Although the schedule says that fall 2014 should be open in late January, now in February I am still not given the option of fall 2014 on my online application. I am confused as to why?

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    1. We have had to move the Fall transfer application opening to mid February (now corrected here) due to the new system, and this is listed on the application portal and timelines page here as well.

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  75. I have recently applied for fall semester 2014 My GPA is3.21 and I have 51 credit hours What are my chance of getting accepted ?

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    1. I am sorry, but I never guess on decisions.

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  76. Who can I speak to about transfer equivalency? I know UGA has a chart for that but some of the classes I'm taking now are equivalent to weird ones at UGA. For example, it says my SPAN 1001 class is equivalent to UGA course SPAN1T**P.

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    1. Nevermind, I just read that at UGA SPAN 1001 is a 4 credit course while mine is a 3 credit course so no direct equivalency is possible. So that means I would still need 9 hours in the World Languages & Cultures area, right?

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    2. Sorry, but I do not answer graduation requirement answers for specific majors, as it gets way too complicated. I suggest that if you are admitted, you then speak with an advisor in your major area about your situation, and they can see your academic data in the DegreeWorks program.

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

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    1. If you look at the timelines page, you will se that final freshmen decisions go out in late March. I hope this helps.

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  78. On the website it says transient applications for summer are not due until April and that we have to use the transfer application, however when I try and apply the only option it gives me is fall 2014 semester. How am I supposed to apply for summer transient?

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    1. When I go to the website, it lists May 15 as the summer transient deadline, and to select the transfer/transient app. You then select summer transient, and go forward from there.

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    2. When I select the transfer/transient app it gives the option of choosing transient but not summer.

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    3. First, are you accessing the admissions application through admissions.uga.edu? You go there, and go to myStatus to sign into your account. You then select the Settings option on the left hand side to change your application type, and choose summer transient.

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  79. "The Terry College of Business does not admit transient students. Students who wish to enroll in summer business courses offered by the Terry College, or to enroll in courses on UGA's Athens campus during the Fall or Spring terms, must meet all transfer admission criteria, including deadlines." Could you explain this a little better for me? Is this referring to upper level business courses or any business course in general? Such as the introductory accounting or econ classes.

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    1. This is coming from the Terry College of Business, and their website. While some of this fits with what we do in my office (we do not admit transient students to fall or spring), you would need to speak to the Terry College of Business about their specific policies and how they fit in with your plans.

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

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

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

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    3. Students register for classes at orientation.

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

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    1. We do not accept late applications, sorry.

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

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

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