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.

190 comments:

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. During my senior year I will be starting college courses as a MOWR student at Chattahoochee Tech. Will I still fill out the regular decision application?

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    1. You would apply as a freshman (transfers are students who have been out of HS for at least one year), and it is up to you if you want to apply EA or RD.

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  23. I plan to apply for admissions as a transfer student to begin in January. I know I will not be able to bring my GPA up from 2.64 to 3.20 by then. Is there a conditional acceptance status where student are on a probationary period?

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    1. UGA does not have conditional admission or admission with probationary status. You might look at a term a little further out when you have brought up your grades even more.

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  24. I recently attended a tour and information session on your campus and received a sheet that indicates your fall 2016 students had an SAT mid 50% (CR+M+W) range of 1850-2140. I want to make sure I am using the score conversion concordance correctly. My total score on the new SAT without the writing test is a 1220 out of a total of 1600. This appears to translate as a 1700 on the old SAT test including the writing, which is below your mid range limit of 1850. Is this correct? I know the GPA and course rigor are considered strongly and I currently qualify for the Zel Miller Scholrship, but I am wondering if there is also data on where the lower 25% accepted scored on the old SAT so I can better understand where I fall.

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    1. If you look back at my post from March about final decisions, I have given information on rough new SAT admissions data. Remember, 2017 was an odd year for scores due to balancing old and new SAT scores, so it is hard to exactly predict things.

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  25. For home educated students, can you clarify what the "and/or" means in between the second and third requirement? The admissions website states that CPC subject areas must be validated through:

    1) SAT/ACT scores (for math and English only—see below), SAT II, IB and/or AP exams;

    2) Coursework on a college or accredited HS transcript;

    ----> and/or, <----

    3) An SAT or ACT score in the top five percent of college-bound seniors nationally in order to satisfy the English and mathematics portions of the CPC.

    Does this mean that a student must score in the top 5% to apply?

    Does this mean that an SAT math score must be in the top 5% in order to satisy the CPC math subject?

    If the latter, does this mean that students who score in the 94th percentile must enroll elsewhere in a college math course (assuming they have no access to AP/IP) before they can apply?

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    1. No, this does not mean a student needs to be in the top 5% to apply. This means that by using one or all of the listed options (a student could do it all with DE work or with SAT II, DE and a strong enough ACT for instance) to show academic strength in all the core areas.

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  26. I'd like to provide my School Evaluation form and HS transcript. It seems that I do not have enough time to receive the transcript from Korea. Can I scan and copy the transcript and send it?

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    1. These documents must come from a school official, so a student cannot submit these.

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  27. I applied to UGA for fall 2017 as a transfer from another college. I got accepted but was not able to attend. I am hoping to be able to transfer in Spring 2017, do I need to fill out another application or does the application for Fall 2017 sort of "roll over"?

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    1. The fall application does not "roll over", so you need to apply again. The spring deadline is 8/15, so I suggest you move forward now. As well, make sure we have a transcript with your spring 2017 grades.

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  28. Dear Mr. Graves,
    My son has the credits to graduate high school early (December) He has met al the hs requirements and would have maxed out transferable credits (AP &DE) should he be accepted to UGA. He is thinking he'd like to graduate early and take a gap semester (To intern & work at a couple of different places helping him narrow down what degree / field best fit for him) If he does this could he apply to UGA for the Fall 2018 semester as if he graduated with his class in May or would he need to apply for Spring 2018 semester and ask for a gap semester deferral? (If there is such a thing) He is worried this may seem odd & doesn't want it to possibly hurt his chances of acceptance into UGA. Your advice greatly appreciated...

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    1. My suggestion, based on deadlines and other factors, is that he should apply for the fall 2018 term. We have had this situation before, and he would not request a gap term, but instead would just graduate in December and take the spring to work/intern. The deadline for Spring is tomorrow, so this is a part of why I suggest this, but applying for Fall also allows him to change his Dec graduation plans if needed. The one thing he would not want to do is take any college classes in the spring (post HS graduation), as he would then fall into the transfer category. I hope this helps.

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  29. Is the coalition application accepted?

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    1. Yes. See my latest blog post about this, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-coalition-application-and-pizza.html

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  30. Hello! I was admitted for Spring 2018 and am wondering when my orientation/registration will be. Thank you!

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    1. Spring Orientation opens in early to mid October.

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  31. Hello. My parents are immigrants, but are legal residents. Can I still be accepted to UGA?

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    1. The state of Georgia is fine with this, and if you have a Permanent Resident (green) card, you can upload a copy after applying so it can be put in your file for both GA residency and US verification purposes.

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  32. Hello,

    I was admitted as a transient student for summer 2017. If I wanted to apply as a transfer, would I need to completely reapply to the undergraduate college? Also if I wanted to be a transient student for a summer term again before applying as a transfer, would I need to reapply for that as well?

    Thank you!

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    1. Yes, you would need to re-apply for both of these options.

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  33. Hello,
    If I haven taken the SAT multiple times, do I need to submit all my scores or only my highest one?

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    1. This is up to you, although remember that UGA is a superscore admissions office, and we use the highest sub-sections, so I suggest sending all scores.

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  34. What is the policy on personal recommendations made by others who are not teachers or affiliated with the student's high school? Good idea or bad? To whom should they be addressed?

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    1. We are fine if a community member wants to send in a recommendation, but only if this person knows the student (not the family as a whole, but the student), and can add information that is not already known. We do not suggest a large number of recommendations, as you get the issue of "not being able to see the forest through the trees". They would be sent to admissions.

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  35. Do I need to wait to submit my application until my recommendations have been sent in and my counselor filed out her part or am I able to go ahead and submit it and those parts get added in when they finish?

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    1. You can go ahead and submit the application prior to the supporting items being sent in.

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  36. Do we have to send AP Scores in along as we submit with SAT/ACT or are AP Scores only after we've been accepted?

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    1. You do not have to send in AP scores until you have heard back from admissions and (if admitted) have decided to attend UGA. AP scores are about placement into UGA courses, and a large number of scores are not even available until July after senior year. We are fine if you submit them earlier, but it is not required (although it would help to self report scores received on the application as well).

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  37. Can I turn in my application even if my recommenders haven't submitted my recommendations? Will they still be able to after I submit my application

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    1. Yes, you can submit your application prior to your counselor/recommenders sending in their information. When they send in the materials, we will match it with your file.

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  38. I am an unpaid intern through the work based learning program. Should I list this under employment or under school/community activities?

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  39. Hi!
    I am wondering if I should apply for the Fellowship Scholarship. I meet other requirements, but am shy of the minimum ACT score by one point. Should I still apply for it?

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    1. If you are below the requirements, then you would not be eligible to apply for the Foundation Fellowship program, sorry.

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  40. I submitted my application already, but one of my teachers that I filled out for a recommendation just told me that she hasn't received the email from any of her students that have requested a recommendation. Is there a way I can alter the email I have for her if I already submitted or a way to resend the request to her?

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    1. Can you let me know what school you attend? There is a school system in the metro Atlanta area that was having issues with pushing all our teacher recommendations to the school spam system, and I wanted to see if this was the impacted county.

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    2. South Forsyth High School

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    3. Thought so. Forsyth County schools are the ones with the IT issue, and we have been working on it (it has to do with how the FC system handles spam). The easiest way is to go into your status page, exclude the teacher, then add them back in. We have altered the email to now have it not be caught by the FC spam filter, so this should do the trick. As well, share this info with your counselor.

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    4. Thank you for your help!

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  41. What kind of things should be noted in the "special circumstances" section of the application? And should you only note things if they definitely have impacted your grades?

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    1. The special circumstances section should only be used if you actually had serious issues that have impacted your high school years, such a small a medical or family issue.

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  42. Can accepted students apply for a gap year?

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    1. Accepted freshmen can apply for a GAP year or GAP term. We will need a detailed explaination of what you will due during the GAP time, and it should be a planned GAP year.

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  43. I began an application for UGA through the UGA website, not realizing that UGA accepted Coalition as well, and I already had a profile on Coalition. I would like to use Coalition instead, but how do I delete my unfinished application through the UGA site?

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    1. This is fine, just complete and submit your Coalition application. Either the two records will merge or we will be able to see the situation and delete the unsubmitted app.

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  44. Hi,
    I am a student from California, and did not take a science class this year, but my eighth grade physical science grade is accepted for one of my four years. However, I do not see any place to indicate this on the application. Is there a place to do that or will the Admissions Team realize that I do have four years?

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    1. There USC one question that asks if have completed the requirements for UGA, and if you say yes and are out of state, we can generally assume an 8th grade science.

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  45. The ACT website is under construction right now and scores cannot be sent. What should I do?

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    1. We expect that if you request the scores to be sent on 10/16, then we will have them for Early Action. We cannot say with certainty though, as we do not control the sending of the scores, but are fairly sure you should be fine with 10/16 requests.

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  46. Is there anything I need to do to make sure UGA is aware that I requested my SAT scores before the 10/15 deadline?

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    1. No. If you request it on time we will get it on time, so that will be what we need.

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  47. If I missed the SAT request deadline by minutes will I automatically be deferred or will my scores still be accepted? I misread the deadline and thought scores had to be submitted by the 22 since that's what it says above.

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    1. We expect that this should be fine, but monitor your status page to make sure we receive the scores prior to EA decisions.

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  48. Will the essays and teacher recommendation be used to make a decision for early action, or will they only be reviewed if I get deferred?

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    1. For a majority of EA decisions, we will be looking at academics. But for some, we will look at everything in determining if a student should remain in the process or if we should go ahead and deny them EA.

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  49. I think I may have filled out the "self report grades" section of my application wrong. What should I do?

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    1. Nothing. We review every transcript and make corrections to any errors.

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  50. Where do my teachers send a recommendation letter?

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    1. Look in the upper right hand "New Visitors" section of this blog for address and email info.

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  51. I would like clarification on transfer requirements. Is one year of college still required even though a student has the required transfer credits due to AP classes taken in high school? Also, if one year is required can the student meet this requirement with one semester at college and one semester of online classes?

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    1. Yes, if a student wishes to transfer into UGA, they need to take a year of college work post HS graduation. We have a large number of freshmen who apply with AP and DE credit, but since they have still not graduated from HS when they apply, they would be freshmen applicants.

      We do not judge the delivery method of coursework, whether it is online or in a class, but it would need to be college work. As well, taking a full semester of online classes would be very challenging, so please make sure you know what you are getting into.

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  52. I was reviewing everything again that was submitted for my EA application. I had a teacher send in a teacher recommendation on time. It shows in the received section that it is a "community" recommendation and the check mark in the upper section for optional teacher recommendation is not green. I know this is an optional item, but I am curious why there is not a check mark in the upper section of my status page and if the teacher recommendation actually counted as received and can be used.

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    1. A community recommendation and a teacher recommendation are two different designations, but they both go into the file in order for us to look at the recommendation. When you added the name of the teacher, you accidentally added it in as a "community" recommender, and so that is why is is designated as such. Only a document labeled as a "teacher recommendation" marks off the checkbox.

      In reality, as long as the document is in your file, all is fine, as the checkmark does not need to be marked off. What is key is that the recommendation is in the file.

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  53. This is the first time i read the blog like yours..In your blog i found all my queries..I really appreciate your effort..This information is useful for me as well as for users also...

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  54. I graduated high school in 2009 with a 3.86 GPA. I then attended two semesters of college during the 2009-2010 academic year but failed out at the end of the second semester. I have finished a semester of community college this past year and received all A's. Do I qualify as a non-traditional transfer student? Or do the F's from my first attempt at college disqualify me?

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    1. I would guess that if you have three semesters of work, you would be a transfer student, as we look at all courses taken.

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  55. If I have less than 30 hours of transferable credit does that qualify me as a non traditional transfer? Or is it based on total attempted credits?

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    1. We would need to review the transcript and application before we could make this estimation, as it depends on the application. I suggest applying as a transfer student, and if needed, we could then change it to a non-trad if needed.

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  56. Are all Classic Scholarships worth the same amount? Or are some people granted more money than others? If the Classic Scholarships are not the same amount, and I have already been granted the minimum amount, is there a chance that I will be receiving more money in the future? I know that additional money is going to be granted to those who are contending for the Foundation and Bernard Scholarships, but I am only asking about the Classic Scholarship. Thank you.

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    1. Classic Scholarships are the same amount, but there are other scholarships we will also be awarding over the next five months or so.

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  57. When will admissions let students know if they are to be auto-admitted into the honors program? And when will the decisions for Foundation Fellowship/Ramsey be released?

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    1. Admissions does not decide on the Honors or Foundation Fellowship offers, so you would need to work with Honors on this.

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  58. Hi,
    I applied for EA in October but I was deferred. Now that I will be considered for regular decision, can I make changes to my application such as changing my essay?
    Thanks

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    1. You have been deferred, but your application will still show as deferred EA, not Regular Decision. You will have the same timeframe as RD and we treat EA and RD applicants the same, but I wanted to make sure you were not confused. No, you cannot edit the essays, but you can give us updates to your record in the Application Update form.

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  59. Does UGA do mid-year report ? And if so , is that before or after they send out their decisions? And another thing is that what happens if I drop an Ap class next semester and/or move down to regular ? Will that look bad on my transcript and y’all decision for admission ?

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    1. Generally, a mid-year report is something a HS sends us after fall grades are in, and we are fine with that. Dropping a class can impact a decision, and you would want to notify all colleges about this.

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  60. I am hoping to apply to UGA for summer/fall 2018 as a transfer student, I meet all the requirements except I have a 3.14 not a 3.2. Will I have a chance to be admitted or do I need to raise my GPA?

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    1. I do not guess about decisions, but if you do not meet the "consideration level" set forth for transfer applicants, it will be a big challenge to be considered for acceptance.

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  61. Hi! I have taken dual enrollment classes (elsewhere from UGA), and I was wondering if I would add the labs from my science classes into my Self-Reported Academic Report as well. Also I have taken Intro to Humanities, would this be counted as a social science on the report? What about Art Appreciation and Music Appreciation?

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    1. Generally, if a DE course has an added lab grade, we would not suggest adding it in for the self reported grade, as it is just an added part of the larger course as a whole. As for art and music appreciation, yes those are social science courses.

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  62. Hello,
    Somewhere I read that in order to receive my BA from UGA that I can't have more than 75 credits from an outside institution. Is that correct? Does UGA count the credits that were put towards receiving my Associate's? If I am only able to be accepted for the online program (this past semester killed my GPA), will I be able to reapply for the Athens campus or is there an internal transfer-like process?

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    1. Actually, this is not quite correct. What is actually listed (see http://bulletin.uga.edu/Bulletin_Files/acad/general_Link.html) is that 45 of the last 60 hours must be taken at UGA. You can bring in more than 75 hours, but then how things apply towards the degree and the last 45/60 requirement depends on the degree/hour requirements. We look at the coursework, not at whether is is towards an AA or not. The online programs and the Athens programs have the same base consideration levels, so they are treated the same. If you enroll and then want to change majors or campuses, you would work with the Registrar.

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  63. Hello, I got an email from UGA saying that a school report has been submitted, does that mean my transcript has been received by UGA? Also for self grade report, do I need to include grades from fall 2017 semester?

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  64. Hi, where can i find a billing address for submitting my freshman appication?

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    1. Our address is under New Visitor's on the top right of this blog.

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  65. Hi, I am ready to submit my application, but my teacher recommendation letter isn't completed. Will my teacher be able to finish it after I submit my application?

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  66. I have placed my order for my SAT scores to be sent to UGA before the deadline (the 8th), but they may be sent to UGA a week after, is that okay?

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  67. If my grades for fall semester are not yet on my high school transcript do I just leave them off of self reported grades? They are dual enrollment courses so when the college sends my transcript will my self reported grades be corrected?

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    1. UGA calculates a GPA based on the grades on the HS transcript, so if you want us to use fall grades, self report them and have a HS transcript sent with all the grades (unless that will not be ready for a long time).

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  68. When I created my UGA application account, I accidentally entered in an incorrect birth date under the "Crucial Information" section. I have filled out the rest of the application, and now it won't let me edit the incorrect "Crucial Information." What should I do?

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    1. My suggestion is to submit the application, and then email adm-tech@uga.edu with the correct birth date.

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  69. oops- I mean "Crucial Data"

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  70. I plan on applying as a transfer student for Fall 2018. If I add up all of my hours from AP, dual enrollment, and college credit from this semester, I have 31 hours. However, the university that I am at right now doesn't accept one of my AP scores and doesn't show that I have that credit on my transcript, even though UGA accepts that credit. If I don't actually have credit for that class, it sets me back at 28 hours and would make me ineligible to transfer in the fall. If this AP credit doesn't show up on my transcript from the college that I am currently attending, can I still get credit for the class (and the hours) in order for me to transfer?

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    1. The only work we accept as "transfer" credit for admission review purposes is work that is transferred from another college. That work has to be on another college's transcript.

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  71. Hi I’m a deferred student for the fall 2018 term. My latest SAT scores and transcript were electronically submitted. Do I need to express this on my application update form?

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    1. No need to put it on the update form, just make sure we receive them (they will show on the status page).

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  72. How do I check status of application on MyStatus if I used coalition application to apply?

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    1. A day or so after you apply, you will receive an email directing you on how to log into the UGA status page. Follow that link and it will allow you to create a login and proceed from there.

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  73. Hi, I was wondering why my application said I was a non Georgia Resident, because I am and plan to be? Did I accidentally select this, and can it be changed? Thank yo so much!

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    1. Can you tell me your citizenship status? Are you a permanent resident or visa holder, or are you a US citizen? If US citizen, how long have you been in GA? You can also see more details on residency at https://www.admissions.uga.edu/georgia-residency

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  74. The requirement has need for the school report by the counselor. However, by the deadline I will still not be in school to get their signature and completion. I have finished and submitted the application questions and essays, but I do not want to pay for the application fee and SAT/ACT scores to be sent if I will not even be qualified because of that one paper being received late. Would my application still be considered if I did pay for everything, but turn in the paper a day or two after January 8th?

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    1. If you submitted the application through our system, then your counselor (or whoever you put in as your school official when you added your HS) would have received an email to complete an online school report. You can email that person to remind them to complete it. As well, if a document is a few days late, we will still take it, but do not stretch too far beyond the deadline or we will not take it.

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    2. Is there a way I can get it filled out physically then upload it to prevent the hassle of time it takes to be mailed?

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    3. This document needs to be sent to us by your counselor, and since it generally contains a recommendation, counselors generally do not share this document with the student. We need it to be sent to us directly by the school to prevent any possibility of fraud, so that is why it needs to be sent to us by the counselor. The counselor can complete it and then email it to admproc@uga.edu if they would like, but this should not come from the student.

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  75. Hi DGraves! Great job in answering all of these questions.
    I am a freshman applicant who was deferred until the spring. I want to update my fall senior transcripts. How do I do that?

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    1. Either have your school send us an updated transcript or grade report, or self report them through the application update form off your status page.

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    2. Does sending your fall semester transcript to UGA through parchment suffice? Or does the transcript have to be sent through a different avenue?

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    3. We are fine if it just gets sent through Parchment.

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  76. Hi, on my submitted application it says I am a Non Georgia resident, but I have lived in Georgia my whole life, and I am a US citizen. Did I do something wrong? What do I need to do?
    Thank you so much

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    1. If you look at your status page in more detail, you will see that under the "upload materials" section, there is some detail about the residency decision and our review. It also gives you a link to the residency page in case you made an error in how you reported your information. In many of these issues, it might be that you listed your parents did not complete a GA Tax return last year, and as such this might need to be corrected. See the linked page for more details on the proper steps to fix this.

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  77. I recently went on a tour at UGA and they told me that I'm able to get my bachelor's and masters in 5 years... If I was to transfer to UGA in 2 years from UNG, am I still able to get my masters and bachelor's in the remaining 3 years?

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    1. It is possible, but it means that you need to focus on taking care of your core curriculum completion, know your major early enough to take the core major courses, and work with the double dogs program early once you start at UGA.

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  78. On my application I sent my school report request to the wrong email for my counselor. How can I fix this?

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    1. Two options. Either tell your counselor to just complete a "common" Secondary School Report, such as the Common App or NACAC for, and email it to admproc@uga.edu with a copy of your transcript (this is the easiest solution), or email admproc@uga.edu with the correct email.

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  79. What are the tentative dates for early application for students graduating from high school in 2019?

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    1. The application will open up on 9/1, and the deadlines should remain the same. I cannot guess on decision dates as that is too far in advance.

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  80. I plan on transferring to UGA for Fall2018 semester however, I just want to make sure I know exactly what is acceptable. I do not have 30 hours from ONE school. The 30+ hours I have completed are from different places. I have sort of bounced around different schools as well as taken many AP and dual-enrollment classes during highschool. Is that still acceptable from a transfer applicant?
    -Thank you

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    1. It is not required that your transfer work be from one college. Remember though, all college work must be on official transcripts, you must have at least one year complete post HS graduation before you start at UGA, and you must get all work into us by the application deadline.

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    2. Thank you. All of my transcripts have been received. So... If my AP credit and dual-enrollment credit shows up on my official transcripts, then the credits will count towards the 30. Am I correct?

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    3. Yes, if the credit shows as specific courses with hours and actual course numbers, then we will use them as transferable hours. But it must be on the official transcripts (which sometimes look different than unofficial transcripts).

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  81. Is there a maximum amount of AP credits that can be accredited towards a major?

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  82. If accepted as a Summer 2018 transfer, could I take some courses online from home for the term and then move to Athens in the fall, or am I required to take at least one live-setting class my first semester as a new UGA student?

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    1. Yes, it is possible to take online classes in the summer, and this would allow you to continue in the fall. But in saying this, I do not generally suggest this. There are limitations to the number of summer classes offered, they fill up quickly with current students, etc. If you want to enroll in the fall, apply for the fall term. There is no difference in the review or decision process between summer and fall.

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  83. Hi, I was accepted as an Early Decision applicant this fall and my 1st semester of senior year just ended. I was wondering if I need to send in my midyear grades. If I do, does my counselor need to send in my transcript or can I self report them. Also will my counselor need to send a final transcript in at the end of the year?

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    1. We do not need a mid term transcript for admitted students, but all enrolling students will need to send us a final transcript.

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  84. Hi, I am applying to UGA as a transfer student.
    Since I'm a permanent resident of Georgia and my parents have lived in Georgia for 3 tears and have paid tax, am I considered as an international student as I completed my college outside the US ?

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    1. For residency purposes, you will be designated as a Permanent Resident once we receive a copy of your green card. For academic review purposes, we will need a copy of your international college transcript and an Outside Credit Evaluation from an acceptable company so we can review your file.

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  85. Since I'm 21 and my residency lies with my parents. Can I apply for a part time job and still be considered as a dependent of my parents and quality for in-state tuition ?
    Thanks

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    1. I could not guess about a student's residency, as I would not have all the details. A student who is a GA resident can also have a part time job and continue their residency, but I cannot say how this exactly applies to your specific situation.

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  86. Are AP classes that are applied for credit hours calculated in your GPA in UGa? Like, say I have a 3 on the AP Psych exam, which grants me a 3 hours. On my UGA transcript, will it show up as a C according to your score (5=A, 4=B, 3=C)?

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    1. There is no grade for an AP credit on a college transcript, so it would only be used as hours (if it shows correctly on the college transcript), and not in the GPA.

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  87. Hi, I know some universities have an out-of-state tuition waiver based on ACT or GPA's. I saw an article about Georgia's out-of-state tuition waiver, but the website I read the article on was not affiliated with University of Georgia. I am wondering if there is a scholarship opportunity or a type of out-of-state tuition waiver that can be applied for. Thank you for any help.

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    1. UGA has some academic starting points for some scholarships (see our scholarship page on our website), but there are no automatic GPA's or test scores for scholarship awarding. We use the admission application for almost all of our scholarship reviews.

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  88. Does UGA admissions have a preference between courses completed through dual enrollment and AP courses? Does UGA accept transfer credit gained through dual enrollment from ANY accredited college?

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    1. We do not have a preference of AP or DE, but please understand we are looking at the classes as well, not just the designation. So if there is an option to take College Algebra or AP Calc, I suggest AP Calc if the student is ready for it. In a similar vein, taking DE Multivariable Calc is a step up from AP Calc.

      We accept academic courses from regionally accredited institutions. Generally, we would accept work from any regionally accredited college, but I would want to make sure about the specific college (or you can check the transfer equivalency site for details of which colleges we have accepted work from in the past).

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    2. Thank you for your response-it was very helpful. I teach juniors and seniors here in GA and am trying to give sound advice.

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  89. As a transfer applicant, how do withdraws for medical reasons affect an acceptance if you have above the number of required hours and gpa? It's concerning because there is not an opportunity as a transfer to explain your story.

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    1. This depends on the grade we see on the transcript. If it is a W grade, we will not use this in the hours or GPA. If it is a WF grade, this is an F grade, and we will use it in the GPA calculation.

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  90. At FSU they label it WD. “Under unusual and or extenuating circumstances and upon recommendation of the appropriate academic dean, a student withdrawing from a class may receive “WD” grades (does not calculate into the Grade Point Average).” So will UGA look at those the same and not hold those against me?

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    1. I would assume that we would then not use it in the GPA calculation, but we would need to review the file before making a judgement on this.

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  91. Thank you so much. I do not want UGA to have the wrong impression of my abilities based on my withdraws. Through dealing with an injury and a parent who was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma the week I arrived as a freshman, and being hit with Mono , Influenza and Strep this past semester, I still managed 61 hours and a 3.44 average. The great news is my dad is cancer free, I’m healthy and have gotten every possible illness out of the way lol! I would love nothing more than to have a fresh start at my dream school and reach my full potential that I know I am capable of.

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    1. Glad that everything has worked out okay, and again, my assumption is that the WD grades will just be ignored.

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