FAQ

While this blog covers a great deal of student/parent questions, and the other pages go into great detail about our admission process, many of our students have similar specific questions about UGA Admissions. As such,  we have tried to compile a list of some of these common questions:

  • When will I hear a decision on my Freshman/Transfer application? How will I receive a decision?
    • While we cannot predict an exact date for a decision, we have created a Timelines page to try and help you get a rough understanding of when we release decisions. When we release decisions, a student will be able to view them on their MyStatus page, and we will also mail decision letters to students.
  • Why does it take as long as it does to hear a decision from UGA?
    • We have over 22,000 freshman applications and over 4,000 transfer applications yearly, and in order to make good decisions, we need time to review these files. While we want to make decisions in a timely fashion, we also want to make the best decisions possible, and that takes time.
  • Does UGA take demonstrated interest into account when making decisions, such as the number of visits to campus, the number of contacts with admissions officials, etc.?
    • UGA does not take demonstrated interest into account when reviewing files, as there are a number of applicants who do not have the resources to do certain activities, and as well, demonstrated interest does not equal academic and personal strengths. We want to admit strong students and strong people, and so we look at the factors that give us that information.
  • Will my choice of major have an impact on a decision, and how can I change my major?
    • Your choice of major is for UGA to be able to advise you properly if you enroll, but it does not have an impact on a decision. If you enroll, you will be able to change your major in the weeks/months prior to orientation using the UGA Athena student system.
  • Does the term I apply for have an impact on a decision?
    • There is no difference in our review process between Spring, Summer or Fall terms. Our admissions process might be more competitive for future years (2016 vs 2015) due to a more competitive or larger applicant pool, but within a specific calendar year, there is no difference in a decision.
  • How do I calculate what my HS GPA is for UGA Admission purposes?
    • When we receive a HS transcript, we focus on the grades on the transcript, and we do not look at the GPA calculated by the high school. UGA calculates our own admission GPA, as we need a common form of a GPA based on core HS grades, and the HS GPA on a transcript varies from school to school and state to state. See my Calculate a UGA GPA post for more details on how we do this.
  •  What courses should I take to be admitted to UGA?
    • Freshmen: There are no specific courses that will lead to admission to UGA, but rather we want you to challenge yourself to the best of your ability in your HS while still being successful in your classes. This means that over your 4 year HS career, you should look at the core academic areas and take classes that will prepare you for college, such as Honors/Advanced courses, AP/IB/Dual Enrollment work, etc.
    • Transfers: UGA does not have any specific courses that you need to take to transfer into UGA, but you should review your intended major in the UGA Bulletin to see what courses are needed for graduating in this major, and if the department has any suggestions for transfer courses.
  • Does the timing of my application impact a decision?
    • Freshmen: While the timing of the application has no impact on a decision (applications sent in on the first day & the last day are treated the same), applying earlier gives you and your counselor/teacher more time to submit documents/required materials. We heavily suggest not waiting until the deadline.
    • Transfers: While there is no difference in a decision due to when you apply, we make decisions on a rolling basis, and the earlier your have a complete application, the earlier you will most likely hear a decision (with some exceptions).
  •  What are the minimum requirements for admission to UGA?
    • Freshmen: The only minimum requirements to UGA are set forth by the Board of Regents (BOR) for the state of Georgia, and they are as follows: SAT minimum requirements for research universities-SAT CR: 430, SAT M: 400 or ACT E: 17, ACT M: 17. In addition, the high school course requirements can be found in the BOR Staying on Course document. Due to the strength of the applicant pool, you will see that the average SAT/ACT scores and the academic course selections for enrolling UGA students are generally much higher than the minimum requirements.
    • Transfers: The Admissions Office sets minimum academic consideration levels for review of transfer applicants. These are not minimum requirements, but rather academic levels that we expect in order for a transfer student to be in consideration for admission. We do not take Work In Progress courses into account in our review, and you must meet consideration levels by the deadline(s). A student meeting or exceeding these consideration levels is not guaranteed transfer admission.
  • When can I be considered for admission to UGA?
    •  Freshmen: Our freshman application generally opens up in August/September of your senior year, and so you would generally apply during your senior year for admission into Summer or Fall term following your HS graduation. We do have freshman who apply to start in the Spring, but that is a rare situation.
    • Transfers: The main part of our review of transfer applicants is to be able to look at your academic work at another college. As such, transfers can only apply for a term that starts at least a year beyond HS graduation (so if you graduate in May of 2015, you could apply for Summer 2016 or beyond). In addition, we need to have at least 30 hours of completed college work on a transcript by the deadline so we can get a sense academically of what your are like as a college student. At the same time, we set our deadlines so that we can respond with a decision in a manageable time frame for both the applicant and our office. As such, most transfer students start at UGA with at least 1.5 years of work prior to enrolling.
  • My parent(s) graduated from UGA. Does that have an impact on my decision?
    • Legacy does not have an impact on an admission decision, and neither does your gender, ethnicity, high school/county, state, or eye color. There are always a number of rumors that are associated with college admissions, most of which are false, so I suggest you review our Urban Legends page for more information.
  • What matters most in the admissions review?
    •  Freshmen: Academics come first, with a focus on how you have challenged yourself over your 4 years in HS and how you have done in those classes. While we do look at the SAT/ACT scores, what you do over 3-4 years is much more important than what you do in 3-4 hours on a Saturday morning. In addition, for many applicants we will also look at your extra-curricular activities, essays, recommendations, etc. 
    • Transfers: We focus only on your academic work from your previous colleges, and we look at all your college work, not just the latest colleges/terms. As such, we need official transcripts from all colleges ever attended.
  • If I apply/am accepted to a specific term at UGA, does that mean I have to attend UGA for that term?
    • When you are admitted to UGA for a specific term, that means that you need to start UGA for that term in order to continue your future enrollment at UGA. Admission is only good to start in the term you have been admitted, and it does not carry over to future terms if you choose not to attend. As such, we heavily suggest applying for the term for which you actually want to attend, and since there is no difference in the decision process (contrary to some rumors), this will make sure you are able to actually attend UGA.

140 comments:

  1. If a student is late in sending their SAT/ACT scores after completing the early action application, what effect does this have on their admission decision?

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    1. If an EA applicant is incomplete when we shut down accepting any new items, then they would be deferred.

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    2. I understand that UGA recalculates each students GPA. Can you explain how it works with AP classes that are already weighted? Our school only gives a .5 weight for AP's but it looks like UGA gives a full 1.0 weight. However, it says no extra weight is added to the AP if the school already weights it? That doesn't seem fair as we would only get a .5 while others are getting a full 1.0 added. Please advise. Thank you!

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    3. First, we do not add weight when a school adds actual numerical points to the actual teacher grade on the transcript, so for instance you have an 88 in AP Bio, and your school adds 5 points and the grade becomes a 93 on the transcript. If your school just has a weighted GPA they calculate, then I do not care, and if that is all they do, we would add our own weight. As for .5 vs 1.0, I suggest talking to your school if they are adding 5 points to the teacher grades, as they might want to rethink this.

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    4. If I want to become a veterinarian would it be best to major in animal health or Pre-Veterinary Medicine (B.S.)

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    5. There is no Pre-Vet Medicine major at UGA, so you would generally look at either Animal Heath or Animal Science, both of which are good stepping stones to the Vet program.

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  2. I'm not entirely sure how I qualify...I graduated from another university in the spring and am looking to get a second degree. Do I apply as a freshman or transfer student? Or should I do something else entirely?

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    1. A freshman applicant is only for students who have not attended a college post HS graduation. You would be either a post baccalaureate applicant or a second degree applicant, and you would look at https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/other-applicants for more details.

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  3. Hello, if my degree choice is 100% online do I still need to come to orientation?

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    1. If you had to pay a deposit and register for orientation, then you need to attend orientation. This is where you will meet with an advisor, go over UGA requirements, etc.

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  4. so is athens the one location? Or is something available at another location?

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    1. You are still talking about orientation, correct? Orientation is done as a large event, and it is done on the Athens campus.

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  6. Hi, I was wondering how I can talk to an admissions officer or undergraduate coordinator in person and talk to them about my situation and how I should enroll for UGA next year.





    My current situation is that I am a student at Athens Technical College and plan on graduating next summer with an Associates Degree in Applied Science of Environmental Engineering. I was hoping to talk about classes that might transfer, knowing that most classes won't transfer. As well as other topics.











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    1. I suggest you attend a transfer information session, as you will then understand the process and get a chance to speak with a transfer counselor (sign up at visit.uga.edu).

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  7. Hello,

    When will the Goizueta Scholarship notify students? or where can I find this information?

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    1. I am not sure of the timeline for this, sorry, but you can email admproc@uga.edu and we can forward the email to the appropriate person.

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  8. Hello. I applied for Spring admission as a transfer student the day the application opened, however my college transcript from Samford was not received until June 24th. When anticipating when I should hear back, will my application still be considered at the top of the stack since I applied the day it opened or will reviewal of my application be based on when you received my transcript?
    Also, I am taking a summer class as a transient student at KSU and I listed that college on my application as well. I have 30 credit hours and the minimum GPA prior to this class. The summer class does not end until July 26th. Will my admissions decisions be delayed until you receive this transcript even though it does not matter in terms of minimal requirements as a transfer student? Thanks in advance for the help.

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    1. The timing of the review of a file occurs when a file is complete (the required items are in the file), so it is not based on the day a student applied. As such, it sounds like your file was complete on 6/24, so that is the date we would go by. The summer work will not have an impact on a decision, as it does not seem like it is needed for a review, although we do have applicants where the summer work is needed and we would then wait for this transcript to arrive before making a decision for them. I cannot guess when you will hear a decision though.

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  9. If I apply early action for fall 2017, do I have to have the SAT with writing?

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    1. Freshman applying for Summer/Fall of 2017 and beyond are not required to send us an ACT or SAT exam with the essay, as we will not be using the essay information in our review.

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  10. Colleges often have multiple ways for prospective students, the UCS, the Common Application, etc. Which of these choices is available to a applicant applying to be a first year student at UGA?

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    1. For 2017, UGA only uses our own internal application for applying, although we might expand to another option for 2018.

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  11. When does the EA come out for students applying for the fall of 2017?

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    1. If you look at the Timelines page, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html, you will see that we expect to release EA decisions in roughly late November to early December, depending on the number of applications and how long it takes to be ready to release these decisions.

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  12. when applying for EA, if i am taking the SAT October 11, will those scores be considered, considering how close that is to the app deadline?

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    1. If you look at the deadlines page, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/admissions-deadlines.html, you will see that we will take test scores that are both taken and requested by the 10/15 EA deadline, so the 10/11 SAT will be fine as long as you request the scores to be sent when you register for the exam.

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  13. How will the New SAT Scores be considered during the application process for High School Seniors applying for Fall 2017? Will the College Board Concordance Tables be used? or will the scores simply be converted as a ratio from the 1600 scale to the 2400 scale?

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    1. This response will be different for students applying for Fall 2017 vs 2018 due to the volume of SAT 1 scores, and I will try and cover both issues. For 2017 applicants, I first suggest you review a recent post of mine, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2016/05/uga-and-new-sat-r.html. Since we will be receiving a fair number of SAT 1 (old) and SAT T (new) scores, and since there is a concordance of many of the subscores from the SAT R to the SAT 1, we will use this data initially. We will still be focused on the SAT 1 CR and M, and the parts of the SAT R that also translates to these scores. We will also be using some of the data about writing that is non-essay related, as the new SAT R has a field, EBRW, that includes some writing components. UGA does not focus on the SAT total out of 1600, but on the subscores, so that is why we will be using the concordance tables.

      For 2018, we will be transitioning to looking at SAT scores through the SAT R ranges, as we will not see many SAT 1 scores in 2018.

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  14. Hello. I am interested in applying as a transfer student to UGA. I had a 3.26 GPA on 44 credits, and a year later received 2 F's on 9 credits of coursework. This dropped my GPA down to 2.7. I don't have any college work thereafter. Can I apply without including the last semester I failed out of? Thank you for your reply.

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    1. We would need all transcripts from all colleges attended, so you cannot leave a term or college out.

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    2. Thank you for your reply. Would the university consider circumstances that affected my last semester's grades?

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    3. We would not look at any special circumstances in our transfer review process. If you feel like there were unusual issues in your situation, you can appeal a denial decision, and we would then look at any explanations.

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  15. If I am applying for Fall 2017 am I required to submit the writing portion of the ACT?

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    1. For summer/fall of 2017 and beyond, we do not need (and will not use) the ACT essay section. We will also not use the SAT R essay. In other words, we do not need them.

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  16. Hi I have a question concerning scholarships. I am thinking about applying as RD because I am taking my ACT again in October to improve my math score. If you apply as RD can you still be considered for scholarships or do you have to do EA to apply for scholarships?

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    1. Either decision plan is fine for being considered for scholarships, and there is no bonus for admission or scholarship for one or the other decision plan.

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  17. I am taking the new SAT on October 1st and am having my scores directly sent to you but I dont know if they will be there by October 22, is that ok? I will send my old scores first and then these will get sent to you.

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    1. As stated on the deadlines page, any SAT or ACT taken and requested to be sent to UGA by the EA deadline of 10/15 will be fine for EA, so this will be fine.

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  18. Hi,
    I just took the October SAT and I read how you guys know that scores will not get sent out until October 26th, which is after you guys' deadline for documents to be sent for EA (October 22nd) and are fine with that. My question was that I also took the June SAT, do you advise sending in those scores now or do I wait and just send all my scores to you guys when College Board starts sending the scores out for the October SAT??

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    1. We are fine if the June scores come in with the Oct scores, as the Oct scores (if you added us as a receiving school when you signed up for the test) will be here in time, so the June scores would be as well.

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  19. Hi,
    At my old high school I had taken a couple of AICE classes my freshmen and sophomore year. However, once I moved to Georgia, my new school did not accept these classes. On my transcript it shows as DE/MOWR classes that I took freshmen and sophomore year, rather than AICE classes. So, my current transcript shows college classes instead of AICE. Should I go by my current transcript or write them out as AICE.

    Is there a comments section on the application, where I am able to add additional information and explain this to the admissions office? Do you think I would need to?


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    1. Also,

      In the tests category, there is no AICE option. Do I not report my AICE scores?

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    2. I would suggest you submit a resume on the status page, and on the resume add in the details of your AICE tests and courses. Generally, AICE courses are taken in jr/sr year (pre-AICE before that), so it will not be too much to add to a resume.

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    3. Sorry, where should I put the resume?

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    4. After you apply, you will be able to go to your application status page, and this is where you can upload a resume.

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  20. what is the address we send our transcripts to for early action?

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    1. Look in the upper right hand side of the blog under New Visitors.

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  21. My high school uses the NACAC School Report and emailed that instead of the UGA School/Counselor Form. Does the NACAC meet the UGA School/Counselor Form requirement?

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    1. Yes, we are fine with the NACAC School Report, and it satisfies the school report checklist item.

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  22. What if I have submitted my application and I have decided to change my major. What can I do?

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    1. If you are admitted and decide to enroll, you can then change our major in the UGA student system called Athena.

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  23. Hi, I had a question concerning the SAT scores.

    I know that the deadlines are 10/15 and 10/22 respectively, but I wasn't clear on whether the SAT scores had to be received by the 22nd or just requested to have been sent by the 22nd? Because the SAT website says it can take a while for them to send scores, but I wasn't capable of requesting them to be sent until a few days prior to the 15th. I worry that they won't be accepted in time, and I was hoping to get a clear answer. Thank you for your time!

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    1. As we state on the deadlines page, if you are able to both take and request scores to be sent to UGA by 10/15, then we will be able to use them for EA. I expect that scores requested by 10/15 will be sent in or around 10/26 (when the Oct 1 SAT will be sent), and we are good with that.

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  24. I'm from Colorado and am looking to transfer to UGA as a sophomore next fall. My only concern is out of state tuition and the only transfer scholarships listed are for Georgia or southern state residents. Does that mean I don't qualify for a scholarship besides department-based scholarships?

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    1. UGA does not have any merit based scholarships for transfer students, so you would need to work with the academic departments.

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  25. If a student has already been accepted into UGA as a transfer and the student fails their first course ever will this affect the transfer to UGA? Even if all other courses are passed and this is first ever failed course?

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    1. If the overall GPA drops significantly, this may be an issue, but I cannot guess about a specific student.

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    2. It has not. Thank you for your help.

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  26. Does UGA have a nursing major? Because i looked on the website and saw that it was not available, but I saw a few other websites that said that UGA did.

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    1. UGA does not have a nursing major. At times, we have students who take courses at UGA in their first 2 years of college towards a health sciences degree, and then work with Augusta University (the state medical college) to take the last 2 years of a nursing program on their Athens campus.

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  27. Hi, I submitted an early action application but did not submit payment and SAT scores in time. However, now when I try to create a regular admissions application it says no applications are available. How can I clear out my incomplete application so I can start a new one?

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    1. You don't. Wait until decisions for EA go out, and we will then let you complete part II of the application and pay for your deferred EA application.

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  28. What is the average amount of applicants who are admitted after being differed in early action process after they complete part 2 of the application?

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    1. This changes year to year based on who and how many were deferred, who then does part II, etc.

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    2. Okay. Based on the stats from last year, of the students who completed part II of the application how many were admitted after being deferred?

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    3. I do not know at this time, sorry. As I stated above, it is too tough at this point to do an accurate guess on how this would impact this year.

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  29. Hi there, is there a Spring 2018 Freshman intake for UGA? If so, when does the application open?

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    1. The Spring freshman application opens up in May.

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  30. Is there a tab we can look into for scholarship decisions at UGA for accepted students for Fall 2017? We received the letter for Honors program last week and a scholarship decision at the time admission was granted. Does this mean my son did not qualify for Foundation Fellows or does it mean Foundation Fellow results are pending?

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    1. The scholarship section on your son's status page is the section for scholarships. As well, scholarships can be updated, as there has been no decision on the Foundation Fellowship program offers yet, so when changes are made, they will show up on the status portal.

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  31. Does UGA accept Florida Prepaid plans?

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    1. You would need to work with the FL prepaid program, but I believe you can withdraw money from this account to go towards UGA's costs (but not in the same way as the FL system).

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  32. I am a high school student who has dual enrolled both junior and senior year. Do I apply to UGA as a First Year or a Transfer student? I have completed (as of now) over 30 college credits.

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    1. You would apply as a freshman, as you have not graduated from HS.

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  33. I'm looking to transfer to UGA in the spring of 2018, and I'll be applying as soon as the application for that opens. However, I'm planning to take summer and fall 2017 classes at my current university. Those credits will still transfer over even if they aren't on the transcript that I use to apply with, correct?

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    1. Most all of our transfers will have classes in progress that they will complete and have an updated transcript sent in, so yours is not unusual and we will transfer this work in.

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  34. What credits actually count towards "complete 30 hours of transferable credit?" Is it only the credit of courses that can be found under transfer equivalency or all the credit that I earned at my previous college? Also, will credits that I earned from online courses be counted within 30 "transferable credit hours?"

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    1. Transferable courses are ones that we determine are able to transfer into UGA and go towards a degree. A majority of these are seen on the transfer equivalency site, but some classes may not have been reviewed yet. Online courses are treated the same as brick & mortar classes.

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  35. I have already graduated college with an associates degree and am looking to apply. Which application should I use, because the regular freshman application is so geared towards HS students and I haven't been in HS for 3 years now.

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    1. If you already have an associates degree, then my assumption would be that you would apply as a transfer student (see https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/transfer), and the transfer application will open up in late January.

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    2. Even if my first degree has nothing to do with the new degree I'm seeking?

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    3. If you have taken college classes before that are from an accredited college and would transfer into UGA, then you would be a transfer student.

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  36. I have 228 words for one of my essays and the limit is 200. Is there anyway to extend the limit by 28 words

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    1. I am sorry, but I do not have access at this time to do this. I suggest you try and cut it slightly.

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  37. How do I know whether or not I am in the Honors College? I haven't even received any emails or letters for regular admission even though I found out in early December.

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    1. You would contact Honors about their process. I am not sure I understand what you mean about Regular Decision and finding out in Dec.

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  38. Is it possible to go back an edit your response after you have submitted your application?

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    1. No, you can't go back into a submitted application, sorry.

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  39. I'm having an issue where all my classes have been graded on a semester basis besides my maths. So say for my first semester I got a B, my second semester has nothing on my transcript, and my final grade shows an A, do I put for my math one A and one B or just one A?

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    1. Did the second semester grade just not get put on your transcript but you know it? If so, put in what you know it to be. If not, put in one B and one A, as that is what it seems like you made.

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  40. How do I submit a fee waiver for an application?

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    1. If you selected "Pay by Fee Waiver", then you can upload a copy of the fee waiver in the upload section of the status page by choosing fee waiver as the option and adding an image of the fee waiver. If you did not select this option, the send it as an attachment to admproc@uga.edu

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  41. On my application I put in my scores for the SAT I took back in December but I didn't have them electronically submitted. I am taking the ACT in February and I am having the scores sent electronically. Do I need to send my December SAT score sent as well?

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    1. If you want us to use a test score, they need to be sent to us by the testing agency. Self reported scores are not used.

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  42. When do the transfer applications open for fall 2017? It says late January, but is there a specific date yet?

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    1. We expect to open it up in the next few days.

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  43. Where should transfer students have their transcripts mailed?

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    1. Look at the upper right hand of this blog in the New Visitors section.

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  44. If I've completed 30+ credit hours while dual enrolling, would I still be considered a freshman?

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    1. Never mind, I found the answer. :)

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  45. My counselor submitted my mid-year high school transcript on January 25, 2017. I am concerned because on my UGA status page it says the last transcript was received from my high school in October 2016. I have contacted my counselor, and she assures me that the mid-year transcript was sent. How will I know if UGA has received my mid-year transcript?

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    1. If a full new transcript was sent in, the date would have changed. If a grade update with just fall grades was sent in, then it would not show on the status page, and you just need to trust the situation.

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  46. Is it possible to reverse my decision after I have accepted the offer of admission? I have done so and did not know that it was binding...

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    1. If you are not sure if you want to enroll or not, then do not do anything at this time (until you know what you want to do). If you want to cancel your application and not attend, then just cancel your application from the status page.

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  47. How do I go about appealing an admissions denial?

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    1. You would need to call our office and speak to a counselor.

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  48. If I am trying to send transcripts electronically what email would I send the transcripts to?

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    1. See the upper right of the blog under New Vistors.

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  49. How do you electronically submit your college transcript.
    *Step-by-step

    Thank You,
    Amber Alleyne

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  50. Additionally, how do you acquire the fee waiver for the transfer application?

    Thank You,
    Amber Alleyne

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  51. I recently got accepted to UGA and I have a question about immunization. I have the forms filled out and signed, but I do not know where to mail the forms. Do send it to the health department or admissions?

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    1. On the immunization forms, you will see the address and contact info for the UGA Health Center. This is where you want to send the forms.

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  52. Is there an email to have transcripts sent to electronically?

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    1. Look in the upper right hand side under New Visitors for both our address and an email.

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  53. Do I have to attend a community college before applying to UGA for freshman? Is it necessary or just optional? Because I tried to apply but it said that I need at least one year of college and that's confusing cuz I know a lot of people that didn't and they still went to a university.

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    1. The deadline for freshman for 2017 was January 15, so that is why the only application open is as a transfer. The freshman application for 2018 terms will open up in September. If you are graduating from HS this year, then I suggest you look at attending another college and applying as a transfer in the future.

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  54. Hello, I tried to login through Athena to update my major, but there is not a section that allows this option. What should I do to update my major? (I will be a first-time freshman in August 2017).

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    1. Here is a link to how to change your major step by step, http://www.franklin.uga.edu/oaa/changing-your-major-minor-or-area-emphasis

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  55. Hello, I am currently enrolled at GSU as a dual-enrollment student, and I will graduate High School in May 2017. By the end of summer classes, I will have 30 credit hours logged at GSU. Would I be eligible to apply as a transfer student at UGA for the Spring 2018 semester? Thank you

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    1. The first time you can apply as a transfer student is for a term starting at least a year beyond your HS graduation, so you would be looking at either summer or fall of 2018. You can also look at bullet point 10.

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  56. Hello, I was recently accepted as a transfer student to UGA for Fall 2017. Is this acceptance conditional - meaning will my grades from Spring semester be reviewed? If I was to fall below the 3.2 required GPA Spring Semester, will UGA rescind my acceptance?

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    1. We will be looking at your spring work, but we are not focused on the exact GPA, but rather if there were any serious grade issues in the Spring term (D/F grades, serious drop in GPA, etc.).

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  57. I go to a school that offers dual credit classes from Eastern Arizona College if I take two college courses such as English 101 and College Algebra, Math 154 while taking my regular classes will it be counted as a high school credit or transfer as a college one?

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    1. We have a large number of students who have taken dual enrollment courses, and we treat them as both work for HS credit and college credit (this the dual indicator).

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  58. In my freshmen year, I tested out of Spanish 1 and 2 and received an S for satisfactory. Is this grade format acceptable or must it be a letter grade?

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    1. This is fine to show completion of a foreign language, but of course we cannot use the S grade in our GPA (not a big deal).

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  59. If I took several honors courses throughout HS (ex: Chemistry, Algebra, Biology) along with dual-enrollment at GSU, however, did not take AP courses. Will I not get in? How will not taking AP effect me?

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    1. We do not require AP courses in order to be admitted, and these are not the "key" for our review of a student's curriculum. What we look at is, from 9th through 12th grade, did you challenge yourself in the core areas compared to what is offered? We look at CP, honors, advanced, AP, IB, DE, etc. So, in your school, how much have you challenged yourself compared to what is offered.

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  60. I am wanting to apply for Spring semester 2018 as a transfer student, when I click the apply now link it says applications are open, but I also see that it states Spring semester applications open late May. Is the Spring semester application open yet?

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    1. The Spring semester application is not available yet, but will be in late May. I do not have an exact date, but I suggest you log in on June 1.

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  61. I am a junior with only 4 days of class left what would you say is the best time to apply? I have also taken the ACT and I have plans on taking my SAT sometime later in the year will I still be able to send my future test scores even after I sent my application?

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  62. In my freshmen year I went through a hard time and my grades were substantially lower than they are now. I have greatly improved since then bringing my GPA to a 3.8 (Unweighted) over the years. Will the school look at my improvement when deciding on my application? or do they just go only to GPA?

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    1. Our application opens up for Fall 2018 on September 1, and we do not differentiate between someone who applies on 9/1 vs January 1. Please review my page on Early Action vs Regular Decision about reasons to apply/differences for these two decision plans.

      As for grades, we initially look at the overall GPA we calculate (not the one on your transcript), but in our holistic review, we look at grade trends as well.

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  63. Hi, I am just wondering when the applications for spring transfer will be available. When I click the transfer application link, it just says applications will open late May. Thank you so much.

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    1. Late May can sometimes be the last day of May. If you look now, you will see that the Spring applications are now open.

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  64. I am finishing up my application process as a transfer student for Spring 2018. I sent my JST(military training) to UGA admissions, however, it is not showing on the myStatus page, that it has been received. How do I know if UGA received this document?

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    1. We can only show items on the status page that are listed as specific checklist items, so my suggestion is to email admproc@uga.edu and ask.

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  65. I am a prospective transfer student for Spring 2018. I already have an account and have submitted my application but I recently changed my phone number, how would I go into my account and update that?

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    1. Admissions asks for the phone numbers not for our office really, but down the road for other offices if you enroll. As such, if you are admitted and decide to enroll, you can update your phone number in Athena (the UGA student system) prior to enrolling. This is generally the best way.

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