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.

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  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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. What can I do if all my recommender said they haven't received any email????
    and the deadlines for spring 2018 is 15 Aug

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    1. I am guessing it might be hung up in Spam, but they can also just write it and email it admproc@uga.edu and we will add it to your file.

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  36. What template should my teachers use for writing recommendation letters?

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    1. There is no set template, so just a letter of recommendation is fine.

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  37. 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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  38. How do I provide my counselor with access to the school report on my application if I already submitted it? She has not seen any email regarding what to do.

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    1. Tell her to first check her spam folder in her email account. If she still does not find it, have her complete the NACAC Secondary School Report and send it in.

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. My son is a high school senior and is working on his UGA application now. He is interested in attending Fresh Co if he is accepted. So do we fill out the application for Fall or Summer 2018?

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    1. If he is really serious about Freshman College, then I suggest applying for Summer. It is not required, as we will get a list from FreshCo of students who will be enrolling in their program, and any Fall students will just be shifted to start in the Summer, but it helps us if they are already in for Summer.

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  50. 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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  51. For international freshmen applicants, are bank statements or certificates of finance required at the time of applying? And can transcripts/letters be mailed to UGA prior to submitting the online application, to ensure meeting the deadline? Thank you.

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    1. International Financial documents are not needed for admission, but will be needed prior to sending out any student visa information. Yes, documents can be mailed in prior to the deadline and prior to submission of the application, but you can also enter in your counselor/school advisor on the application and they can submit these items online.

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    2. Understood. Thank you for your help!

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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. Hello!
    Is it true that extracurriculars are not considered in the EA process?

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    1. As stated in the Review Process page of this blog, EA is mainly an academic review. There are a small number of files we will look at where we review everything, but for the most part it will just be an academic review. Some of our scholarship reviews will be focused on activities and leadership.

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  57. 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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  58. 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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  59. I have submitted my application, but my SAT scores have not yet been submitted by collegeboard even though I have already requested them. Will my application be void if my SAT scores do not come in by the 15th even though I submitted the request for them before the UGA application deadline?

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    1. Please re-review the deadlines pages, as it is a request deadline of 10/15, not an in office deadline for test scores.

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  60. 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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  61. 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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  62. 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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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. 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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  66. 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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  67. 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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  68. 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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  69. 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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  70. 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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  71. 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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  72. 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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  73. 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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  74. 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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  75. 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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  76. 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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