Review Process

Freshman Applications

During UGA's Admission Decisions that go out in November and February, the focus is mainly on the three academic criteria: the student’s grades in core academic courses, the rigor of a student’s course selection as compared to what is offered in the school/community, and the student's best combination of scores on the SAT or ACT (we do not cross scores between the SAT and ACT though). UGA does not have a minimum GPA, SAT or ACT, as we are looking at a combination of all of the academic factors.

During the March decisions, we will be reviewing the entire application, with a focus on the core academic areas mentioned above, and in addition we will be looking at a student's intellectual and creative pursuits, an understanding and respect for others, their significant commitment to citizenship through public service, school activities, community involvement, leadership, and family, their ability to communicate through the short essays and other writing sections, evidence of integrity and personal maturity, recommendations from counselors and teachers, and any other information in the file. In other words, we look at everything in the file.

We also suggest reviewing the UGA Top Ten Urban Legends about Admissions, as this will tell you what we do not look at in the review.

For more details on the required materials for First-Year applicants and the deadlines for these materials, see the UGA Admissions Deadlines page.

Transfer Applications

When UGA reviews a file for transfer admission, we are focusing on two areas for the most part; How many hours of transfer work has been completed and is on a transcript, and what is the GPA that UGA calculates for the transfer work. All grades/hours that will be reviewed must be on a transcript by the application deadline. Advanced placement (AP/IB) credit listed as specific courses with specific hours and college course titles and course numbers on a college transcript may be transferable. UGA requires official transcripts from all colleges attended, even if the work is from dual enrollment courses, transient work at another college, etc.

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

Sophomore Transfer Applicants
  • Have 30-59 semester hours of transferable credit by the application deadline
  • Have completed at least one year of college by the term of intended enrollment
  • Must have a 3.20 or higher transfer GPA to be considered for admission, though there is no minimum GPA that guarantees admission.
Junior/Senior Transfer Applicants
  • Have 60 or more hours of transferable credit by the application deadline
  • Have completed at least one year of college by the term of intended enrollment
  • Must have a 2.80 or higher transfer GPA to be considered for admission, though there is no minimum GPA that guarantees admission.

187 comments:

  1. What are the chances of being rescinded as a transfer student for Spring 2016?

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    1. I have no idea, as while we have rescinded both freshman and transfer decisions, they are on a case by case basis and are generally due to a serious drop in academic performance.

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  2. I have just returned from being medically discharged from basic training and I have completed and submitted all things on my application. But I am having difficulty getting in contact with my counselors and teachers for their recommendations as they have been out due to school not being in session. Will this affect me if not done by the deadline?

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  3. Hello, I am applying as a junior transfer for the spring of 2018. I have 61 hours, however I retook a course after getting a D, and I read that only the hours of one of those courses is accepted, which would drop me down to 58 hours, making me ineligible for admission due to my 3.03 GPA. However, I have 6 hours worth of credit (SPAN 1002 & SPAN 2001) from AP Spanish classes I took in high school. Would those hours from my AP credits be counted as transferable credit hours?

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    1. If AP credit is listed on your transcript as specific actual courses with hours, then we can use them in the transfer credit total. Re-review the transfer application process above, as this is covered along with other steps.

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  4. If I plan to transfer in spring 2019 when will the deadline be for the application?
    Also, I'm a freshman at GSU and I am a nursing major. Will it be alright if I changed my major if I get into UGA? Will that affect me when it comes to the decision process since I did not take any courses depending on what major I want to change it to?

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    1. The Spring deadline for 2019 will be in August, and I am guessing 8/15. We do not look at what your major is now, so don't worry about that.

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  5. We keep hearing how "well rounded" our child needs to be to get into college. During the summer months she has been working 2 jobs to save money for college. This leaves virtually no time to volunteer for anything. Does UGA take work experience into account during the application review?

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    1. Most colleges with competitive admission (including UGA) are looking for students who are both strong academically and outside of the class (I am not a big fan of the term "well rounded), but we do not specify what activities/sports/work in which a student should be involved. We look at pt work in the same way that we look at other activities, and we are looking at time commitment, work ethic, etc.

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  6. Are dual enrollment students considered transfers? I am about to begin my senior year and i have already completed 32 hours of courses. i will most likely finish around 58-60 credits.

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    1. If you have not yet graduated from college, then you will apply as a freshman. We have a large number of students who take DE work, but since they are still HS students, they apply as freshman. Transfers are students who have taken at least 1 year post-HS graduation at another college and then apply to UGA.

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  7. Should I be worried if people that applied after me have received their decision before me? I have applied to be a transfer for Spring 2018.

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    1. No, as Transfer Decision release dates are not specifically based on when you applied. Just be patient.

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  8. Quick question, will a "W" on my transcript affect my gpa negatively?

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    1. No. A W is no grade at all. A WF on the other hand is an F.

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    2. Thank you. Also, if I did not indicate that I took a transient class at uga during summer, will they still see it in my file and calculate with my transfer gpa? Applied for spring 18

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    3. I suggest you email admproc@uga.edu to alert us just in case.

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  9. Good Afternoon,
    My application was submitted before the deadline of September 1, 2017 for Spring 2018 Semester. I submitted all of my information in June 2017 and my counselor submitted the last of her information on August 29, 2017. Although the last of my information for my Spring 2018 Application was submitted electronically on August 29, 2017, I received a Denial letter saying that my application was late and not submitted by the deadline, September 1, 2017, thus denying me acceptance to UGA. Who do I talk to about this situation?

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    1. The deadline for applying for Spring term was August 15, not September 1. I am guessing this is a part of the issue, but I cannot say exactly as I can only guess about this. The August 15 Spring deadline was for both applying to UGA and submitting any required materials. I suggest emailing admproc@uga.edu, but I would guess you having the wrong deadline is at least a part of the issue.

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  10. I applied for transfer for the Spring 2018 Semester, and was wondering what the deadline was to respond to my acceptance. I saw somewhere that it was in November, but I have some other things I need to sort out before I can be sure that I can transfer. I do not want to miss the chance to accept and place my deposit for the next semester.

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    1. November 1 is the deadline to reply to our offer of admission.

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  11. I am a freshman at a community college that is on the quarter system. Some of my classes I am taking are transfer electives. Do transfer electives count as hours towards transferring to UGA? Also, by the end of my 3rd quarter, I will have 45 quarter hours. Am I allowed to apply to transfer next fall even if I am sending in my application before a full year since graduating high school?

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    1. Yes, transfer electives can transfer into UGA and they count as hours. The requirement for applying to UGA as a transfer is to have been out a year post-HS before the start of the term for which you are applying, so you would be fine to apply and be considered.

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  12. I want to transnfer in spring 2019 as a sophmore, but if my gpa is lower than a 3.20, like a 3.0, will i still be eligible to get accepted?

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    1. I do not guess about decisions, sorry. I will say that if a transfer student does not meet the consideration levels we have set, that would make it very difficult to be admitted.

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  13. If I want to transfer in spring 2019, what grades will you be looking at? The fall semester or spring semester?

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    1. The deadline for Spring terms are generally in August, so we would be looking at all transfer work completed by the deadline. If you mean would we look at Fall 2018 term work, then no, as that would not be available until mid-December at best, and we cannot wait until then to make decisions.

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  14. Hi! I just applied. When will I know the news if I was admitted or not. Also, how do I start applying for scholarships?
    Thanks!

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  15. Continuing from the previous post, I am a freshman applicant and I am applying for early action.

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    1. I suggest you look at the Timelines page on this blog, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html, as it gives detailed timelines on our reviews.

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  16. Hello, I am planning to apply for the early action as freshman, Do i need to wait until my counselor submit her information ? Or I can go ahead and submit. Counselor can finish her stuff ( School transcripts / recommendations) later ? I sent my SAT scores and finished all the application from side.

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    1. No, you can go ahead and submit the app prior to other things being submitted.

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    1. If the courses transfer in (so generally all academic classes from an accredited college), then they can be used for both transfer hours, GPA and work towards a degree.

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  18. Hi, I plan to transfer to UGA in the summer of 2018... if I want to attend there Fall 2018 as well, do I have to apply twice?

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    1. If you are applying as a transfer student for the summer and are admitted and enroll, you can attend UGA for fall and beyond as a UGA student. If you apply as a transient student (a guest who then returns to their home school), then no, you cannot enroll for fall and must apply again later.

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  19. Do the AP classes I took in highschool count toward the 30 credit hours needed to transfer as a sophomore? Given I scored high enough to earn credit at the University of Georgia.

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    1. It is not about AP grades in HS classes, but about the AP scores you receive. Please review the first paragraph on this page under Transfer Applications for more details on what we would need to see on the college transcript.

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  20. If I already took an AP exam on chemistry, will it matter if I take an SAT Subject Test on chemistry in terms of admissions review?

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    1. UGA does not focus on AP scores in the admission review, as we are more looking at how you challenged yourself overall in your course selection. As well, a large number of AP scores will not be ready until July after senior year, so they are not the best metric to use.

      As for colleges that do use AP and SAT Subject tests, I would think that, unless they specifically require an SAT Subject test in X subject, taking it after already having the AP score is just overkill.

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    2. So, what are the benefits of taking an SAT Subject Test, in terms of helping an applicant during admissions process?

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    3. Some colleges require the SAT Subject tests in certain areas, so that is why you would take these. Since UGA does not ask for these for admission purposes, it would not impact our process.

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  21. If I apply for summer 2018, will I get an answer back before the April 1st application deadline for the fall 2018 semester? Will I have time or be able to apply for the fall semester instead?

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    1. Or do I have to apply for either summer or fall and cross my fingers and toes?

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    2. I cannot guess about when exactly you will hear about a summer transfer decision, but since we use the same criteria for both, and since you would not normally be able to get in any new academic work for Fall vs Summer, I suggest you just select the term for which you want to enroll and apply to that one. Unless you go to a college that uses the quarter system and can get in a new transcript in between 3/1 and 4/1, the decision will be the same for both terms.

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  22. I plan to apply for Fall semester 2018, and I will have 60 credit hours after this fall semester. So I took one Phed class this semester and another one in the fall semester of my freshman year. So my question is will my credits that are counted drop to 59, therefore taking my minimum gpa from a 2.8 to a 3.2?

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    1. We only use one PE class, so if you took 2 PE classes (and these would be classes that come in as PE classes), we would only use 1 hour in our transfer hour calculation.

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    2. I also have another question. I will have 60 credits at the end of spring semester with 2 PE classes. So if 1 of them does not transfer to UGA, my credits will drop to 59. If I take a short session e-core class in the spring and it ends on February 28th, can I use those classes to move my credits above 60 hours and improve my gpa? I appreciate your help.

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    3. If we can actually receive an official transcript from the school by the deadline, we can use it, but many, many colleges will not release a transcript for a partial term class until the full term is done.

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  23. Do you have any statistics from prior years on the percentage of EA applicants who are accepted, deferred or denied?
    Thank you.

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    1. You can look at past posts I have written around late November/early December, as I have written some posts about Early Action admission data. Remember that every year is different though.

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  24. If someone is a non traditional student thay doesn't have a high enough GPA and has a lengthy break since last attending college, is there anything thay can be done to become suitable for transfer admission? Returning to the previous, now out of state, college is not a realistic option.

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    1. This is a tricky question, as there is no generic statement with a situation that looks so complicated. The biggest step to take is attend a college now, show over a period of terms that you are a strong student, and we can then see how you have changed overall academically.

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  25. If my science classes, such as Biology, do not transfer as direct electives, does that mean I have to retake the courses at UGA? Or would I have to prove to the science department that the courses were similar so that I can receive direct credit?

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    1. You would need to work with that academic area (Biology, Chem, etc.) to give them details/documents on the course and see if they can be changed to being an equivalent to a specific UGA course.

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  26. Referring to comments by N Morris and your response to that question, the " range of students who are academically solid but still on the low side of the applicant pool overall", when you do a detailed review of these files now, you usually defer them or do you accept some of them EA based on UGA's "holistic" process?

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    1. As I said in the reply, the students that we do a holistic review in EA where they are on the low side of the academic pool, the two paths would be a denial or a deferral. Part of the reason we defer students is due to the fact that we don't know what the RD applicant group is like and how many will apply. The students we are doing a holistic review in EA are academically below the deferred group (in a rough way of stating things), and thus we would defer or deny them, not admit them.

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    2. Remember, we have a limited amount of time between the EA deadline and the EA decision release date, so this prevents us from doing full holistic file reviews on all EA applicants. We could push back the EA release date, but that would cause challenges/disappointment as well. As such, we have decided on the timeframe described on this blog.

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  27. I am planning to apply as a transfer student for Fall 2018. I am a Biology major at my current university, but I want to enter the Warnell School of Forestry. My currently university has a Forestry school, too. Should I go ahead and change my current major to forestry and then specify forestry as my major at UGA or should I stay a biology major and transfer into biology at UGA, then change my major? Is there an advantage to either approach?

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    1. If you want to study Forestry, then apply as a Forestry major so we can advise you. As well, if you want Forestry, you might want to start a dialogue with our Forestry program so you can take classes in the Spring that would tie in with your future major.

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  28. I attend a university on the quarter system. My winter term will give me more than the necessary 30 transfer credits to transfer to UGA, and grades are due to the registrar by 3/26. Is there any leeway in the 4/1 date if my university is not prompt in sending my transcript, but my application is on file?

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    1. Remember, it is 30 semester hours of completed work sent in by 4/1 (the equivalent is 45 quarter hours), and we give a little leeway for transcripts, but not much.

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    2. Thank you for your quick response. I plan on attending a transfer information session on an upcoming Friday.

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  29. I apologize in advance if this has been previously answered, but what percentage of EA applicants and all applicants are accepted from out of state?

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    1. We do not have any set percentage for in-state vs out-of-state admissions. Generally, the admit percentages follow closely with the application numbers (this year roughly 2/3 in-state vs 1/3 out-of-state), so I would expect the admit numbers to be very similar. We do not have final numbers and data on the EA group yet though.

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  30. I am a full-time dual enrollment student at Georgia State Perimeter and will have 24 hrs of college credit after next semester. I was thinking of taking two classes in the summer after I would've graduated high school in order to have a total of 30 credit hours and enter UGA as a sophomore. Would that be possible? If not, is there another way to do it?

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    1. Since you are currently a high school student, you would apply for admission as a freshman right now. Transfer applicants must have 30 completed hours by the deadline AND have attended college for a year post HS graduation before being considered for transfer admission.

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    2. Okay then does that mean I could graduate early? Since I will have credit towards my intended major

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    3. Any dual enrollment work or AP/IB credit would go towards your coursework at UGA (if transferable). I cannot guess about your graduation requirements or how long it would take you to graduate though, as it depends on first being admitted, then sending us college transcripts and any AP/IB scores so you could see the credit you have received. The average freshman has over 6 classes of credit coming into UGA based on AP/IB/DE work.

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  31. I believe you've stated that for course rigor, you look at the number of AP classes taken vs. the number available to the student (among other things). My son's HS is the Science Magnet school for the district and there are 30 AP classes available. Since no student could possibly take that many, how do you factor that larger number into your review?
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    1. When we talk about rigor, we look at the courses (not just AP, but all courses) that are available and what is taken. We also work with a wide range of schools (thousands of them), and understand the different options at these schools. We know that one student cannot take all 30 AP courses (or if there is a local college nearby, they can't take several hundred college classes available), and as such we use our understanding of the situation and the counselor's input in this review.

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  32. I know that UGA looks at grades and rigor much more than the ACT or SAT score from the UGA web site and from blogs past for admission. But, what is the general percentage or weight that UGA gives to grades, rigor, and ACT/SAT scores for admission?

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    1. I used to give out a rough percentage of 2/3 grades and curriculum and 1/3 scores, but that is not exactly correct and might mislead people. Grades and curriculum play a much bigger part in our review that test scores, but I cannot give a percentage, sorry.

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  33. Does going to a magnet school high school, where students take an extra class each semester, seven classes, instead of the traditional six classes, count or add towards rigor for admission?

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    1. It can help in taking a rigorous curriculum you use this chance to take courses which challenge you and prepare you for the UGA classroom.

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  34. Are associates degrees factored in at all when it comes to transfer admissions?

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    1. No. We are looking at your grades and hours from all college work.

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  35. UGA indicated that last year's freshman profile consisted of 1,883 that identified themselves as non-Caucasian and 13% were from outside of Georgia. What were the numbers or percentages for these same categories for yesterday's EA decision release?

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    1. The data you are talking about is enrolled student data, which varies greatly from admitted data. I do not have the specific details about the admitted EA group, but I do know that roughly 1/3 or so of the EA apps were from out of state, and the acceptance numbers matched that pretty well.

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  36. When are transfer decisions announced after the 4/1 deadline? Just trying to develop a plan for finding living arrangements. Thank you!

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    1. Please review the Timelines page for more details on our admission timelines.

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  37. Do you know the % of acceptances for fall transfer applications? Spring? Thanks.

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    1. I do not, as the applicant pool varies too much for percentages to be a good indicator for the future.

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  38. I have been taking classes from Troy University online. Are the course entries listed under "Troy University" in the Transfer Equivalency Table valid for their online campus, too?

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    1. Yes, as we treat online courses the same as "bricks and mortar" classes.

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  39. My high school offers classes off campus for early childhood education, but credits are only transferable to a local college. These classes take the place of some core classes for 3 years, math and science. These classes complete the requirements for graduation, but I feel they hurt the gpa that UGA configures. It also limits me from taking honors classes due to availability. I thought that taking early childhood education classes would help since that is my plan for a major. Would the lack of the core classes hurt? My grades are very good and I'm in the chapter of our national honor society. Got denied but course don't know why, just looking to see what I can do to possibly get in by transfer.

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    1. I cannot guess about the freshman decision, but I can help with transfer consideration. Transfers must attend a college for a year after HS graduation, and we need at least 30 or more transferable hours completed overall by the application deadline. We will then only focus on your transfer grades, and so your goal now is to do very well in your college work both now and after HS graduation.

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  40. Just wondering if it was a factor that I have to worry about for other applications I have outstanding. Worried those classes are going to continue to alter my admission chances. Not going to give up on UGA, will continue my persuit of being a Dawg! Thanks for the advise on the transfer. Go Dawgs! Sic I'm at the Rose bowl.

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    1. I could not guess about other colleges and their review process, sorry.

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  41. I go to a quarter system school and I am wondering how you calculate quarter system credits and what would be equivalent to the 30 semester credit minimum? How many quarter credits would I need to be eligible to transfer?

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    1. 45 quarter hours is equivalent to 30 semester hours, so it is a 4.5-3 comparison.

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  42. If I have attended both a quarter system university and now a semester system university, will the 30 semester credit hours be the threshold still, based on how the semester system university transfers/converts my quarter credit hours?

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    1. Yes, the 30 semester hour threshold is still in place, and a mixture of semester and quarters (then converted to semesters) equivalent to at least 30 is how we would look at things.

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  43. I'm a current freshman looking to transfer as a sophomore. I've looked through a lot of the comments on this page, and I'm still a little confused. By the end of the school year in May I will have my final grades which is when I will officially meet the number of hours required. In past comments, it is stated that you will need an update at some point in April, and will be when you make your decision on acceptance or not (this is where i get a bit confused). Because I will not have my final grades until May, does this mean I cannot apply as a transfer to UGA for fall 2018?

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    1. I a man not sure where you have seen an "update" for transfer applicants for admission, but there is not one. If a student is admitted, we need an updated transcript with any new work to post it to their record, but this does not impact a decision. In order to be considered for transfer admission, you need to both apply for admission by the deadline AND submit a transcript for us to review. This work is what we will consider for admission. If you do not have at least 30 hours of completed work by the transfer deadline, then we cannot consider you for transfer admission.

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    2. if you dont mind me asking, when is the transfer deadline?

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    3. If you look 2 links over from this one, you will see http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/admissions-deadlines.html that deals with deadlines and required items for each type of applicant.

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  44. As I am putting information into my application for "work and summer activities", would it be acceptable to get an unofficial recommendation letter from a manager and put it in the "description" part (where it says "maximum of 1000 words)?

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    1. I would suggest adding this individual as a community recommender, both because that would be appropriate and because I believe the word count is much less than 1000.

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  45. As I have seen in some of your comments on this blog that you advise us to only have 1 to 2 recommendation letters. With that being said, would it seem desperate or ridiculous to have 3? Also, if I hit "exclude from consideration" in the recommendation part of the RD applicant process would you guys see that I excluded some body and think anything of it?

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    1. If you exclude someone from being a recommender, we are fine with that and will not think anything of it. As for recommendation letter count, I really do suggest 1-2, as 3 or more means we might not actually focus on the 1 or 2 that are most important to you.

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  46. When reviewing admission for a transfer applicant, do you evaluate college work rigor that goes along with the number of completed hours and grades/GPA for those classes?

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    1. I am not sure what your concept of "rigor" is for college work, but no, that does not come into play in the transfer process. We expect that students who attend X college and are allowed to enroll in X class are prepared for the rigor based on being admitted to that college and having the prerequisites to enroll in X class.

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  47. Is it bad if I accidentally hit "I do not waive my right to access this report." when I add a recommendation

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    1. It might mean that the person will not feel comfortable submitting the recommendation and will not do it. I suggest excluding this recommender and then adding them back in with the waiver.

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  48. Hi! I have 2 questions. So, I go to the University of Alabama and am planning to apply to UGA as a transfer student in fall 2018. Alabama gives out A+ which is a 4.33 gpa. I received 2 this semester. Would UGA not count the 4.33 and only use 4.0? My other question is that in high school I took dual enrollment classes. One did not transfer over to Alabama, but I checked and it would transfer to UGA. Should I send both the official transcript from my dual enrollment college and Alabama?

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    1. Since UGA does not have an A+ grade, any A+ work from other colleges comes in as an A grade. If you took DE courses at another college, it is required that you give us this transcript and we will then review this work in addition to your UA work to determine a GPA, hours and admission.

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  49. Hello sir, i plan to transfer to UGA Summer 2018, i currently have 41 credit hours with a gpa of 3.32 but two of my classes will not transfer to UGA, how can i know how my gpa will be calcualted? Will those two classes be calculated with my gpa or not?

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    1. If the courses do not transfer, then we would not use the grades in the GPA. We would have to review the application and the transcript(s) to determine a GPA, hours and what transfers.

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  50. thanks, I'm transferring from Athens Technical college and my letter grades in each class does not specify if its A or A+, or if it's B, B- or B+. How do i know what the letter grades will be in calculation of my gpa.

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    1. Athens Tech does not have +/- grades, so an A is an A, a B is a B, etc.

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  51. I understand teacher recommendations are optional but recommended. If everything else in the application is average (gpa, act, and essay) and there aren't any teacher recommendations, will one be denied? Also does it matter what type of teacher recommends, would a English teacher recommendation or a Spanish teacher recommendation be good for a business major or should I try to get a math teacher?

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    1. I cannot and do not guess about decisions, sorry. We suggest teacher recommendations from core academic areas, and from a teacher that knows you well enough to tell us what you are like as a student in the classroom and as a person overall.

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  52. I know that decisions are made based on space-as-avaliable. I'm assuming that this means that applicants are reviewed and decided based on "first come, first serve," as well. Does that mean somebody like me, with a GPA of 3.29 and 31 transferable credits, might receive acceptance above somebody with a 3.5 GPA if my application and transcripts were sent in prior to the one with a 3.5 GPA?

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    1. I forgot to specify that this is a question for a transfer applicant

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    2. Your assumption is incorrect. It is not a first come first serve process. We analyze the admissions and enrollment data and if needed, we change the consideration levels to fit our projections. We also admit in waves with a larger initial decision group in order to understand the applicant pool.

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  53. Of the sophomore transfer applicants who met all the requirements for the fall semester of 2017, approximately how many were denied admission?

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  54. Hi DGraves,
    I know you don't make admissions decisions, but I'm asking you a preference question here. Would you prefer 2 teacher recommendations or 1 teacher and 1 internship recommendation? Lets assume they are all equivalent in how well they know me as a person.

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    1. If the 2 teacher recommendations are going to say the same thing for the most part, then I would suggest 1 teacher and 1 community recommendation.

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    2. In my case, they will most likely say different things because one of them knows me well right now while the other one has seen in grow over years since she taught me in 6th grade and then 11th grade. Would you still suggest 1 teacher and 1 community recommendation?

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    3. Either is fine then as one knows you overall and one can give us input about what you are like currently in class, just like 1 community and 1 teacher would probably.

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  55. I made all A's in DE classes but they wont be on the transcript until after Jan 16th so you wont get the 12th grade transcript. Do I include these grades in the self-reported grades?

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    1. Go ahead and enter them in, and then request a copy of the DE transcript so we will have them in your file in some form.

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    2. Alright I can enter them in, but could you please elaborate on where I request the DE transcript from and how I turn it in to you?

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    3. The transcript from the college is "owned" by you, so you need to contact the college (generally the Registrar) and request a copy of the transcript to be sent to UGA. Generally, if they send it electronically, you would give them the email admproc@uga.edu as the receiving email.

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  56. My college doesn't reopen till after Jan 8th. Will UGA still accept the transcript?

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    1. Generally, while classes are out, most college registrar offices are open this week and are back in the office on 1.2. As such, have them send it electronically as soon as possible, even if that is on 1.8.

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  57. I have sent my transcripts for the fall semester to UGA admissions. That being said, I'm taking a half session course worth three credit hours and it will be finished prior to the deadline of the transfer application process. Once finished with this course, would it be a good idea to send in a new application? Or will it not affect my decision? I'm anticipating an A in this course, and think it would help me tremendously.

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    1. I would suggest you talk to your registrar, as most times a partial term class will be done, but they will not add it to a transcript until after the end of the full term. If they can send it, go ahead and send it.

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    2. Has this ever happened before? Mainly asking if it's a possibility, and it will still be taken into consideration throughout my review process right?

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    3. If you get an official transcript into us and it has the course on it, we will use it. Yes, it has happened, especially with quarter system schools. But again, most colleges do not offer up a spring transcript until spring is done.

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  58. I am a freshman at another school and I plan on transferring for the fall semester because I have over 30 credit hours due to dual enrollment credits. Do y'all take my dual enrollment credits into account when determining my gpa?

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  59. I was deferred in early action. I’ve read that there have been essays required of deferred students in the past, is there an essay this year as well? I can’t seem to find any mention of an essay in my admission letter. Thank you.

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    1. When you applied, you completed two essays. We moved these to the original application this year.

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  60. can i send my transcripts for summer admission even though the transfer application is not open yet?

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    1. My suggestion for transfers is to send the transcript after the application is submitted, especially with our system trying to match electronic transcripts with personal and academic data. It just works better with the application already in.

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  61. I am currently a sophomore with 45 completed hours applying to transfer for fall semester of junior year. I saw on the website it says I need 60 hours for a junior to transfer. I was confused about this?

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    1. We base our transfer admission on how many hours you have and the GPza we calculate, not on a designation of "sophomore " or "junior". If you have completed 45 hours, the GPA where we begin considering your application for admission would be a 3.20.

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  62. When the staff is evaluating everybody's regular decision application to see if we meet early action requirements, does this only apply to the ones who got deferred from early action or does it apply to everyone (early action people who got deferred + regular decision)

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    1. It applies to all deferred EA and RD applicants.

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  63. If I got accepted for spring 2018 and withdrew my application would this effect my decision for when I reapply for Fall 2018?

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    1. This will not impact any future applications.

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  64. I am planning on transferring to uga fall 2018. Is it required to put my AP classes on my transcript?

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    1. Can you explain your question a little more? Do you mean for the AP work to count as transfer work or just in general?

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    2. I was asking in general if it will be required to add it to the transcript?

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    3. No, it is not required for AP work to be on a transcript in the general sense. Most colleges do not put the AP credit on the transcript (so a student just has College Board send us AP scores and we post them as AP credit). But if you want the AP credit to be treated as transfer work for transfer review, then yes, it needs to be on the transcript. Transfer work is work that is awarded at one college and then transferred to us, and it needs to be on the transcript.

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  65. I am looking into eventually wanting to transfer to UGA. I am a sophmore at my college currently. I do have a question regarding how a bad performance is looked at. I failed gen chem but retook it and received an A. Will this hurt me trying to transfer into UGA?

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    1. Your repeating a course will not impact a decision, but we will use both the F grade and the A grade in our GPA calculation, and so that will impact your GPA.

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  66. Do our grade from an AP class calculate into the transfer gpa? Or does just the score from the AP exam count?

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    1. If you are a transfer student, then we will not have your AP class grade, as that is on a HS transcript, and we don't need or want that. A transfer GPA is only on college work. If your school adds the AP credit (AP credit - ENGL 1101, 3 hours) to your college transcript, then we will use it in the transfer hours, but it does not impact your GPA. Make sure to review how we need the AP credit to show on a college transcript in the above post.

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  67. I got in for Spring 2018 as a transfer but had to withdraw my application yesterday and did not attend orientation. Will this affect my decision to be accepted when I reapply for Fall 2018?

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    1. This will not impact a future decision.

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  68. If I transfer to uga for summer 2018 would I have to be a full time student or can I just take 1 class

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    1. It is fine if you just take one class, but you must take at least one class in order to then be a student at UGA and take classes in future terms.

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  69. If I have 42 completed hours as of now can I apply to transfer for Fall 2018? I will be a junior.

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    1. I am assuming you have graduated from HS, so if that is correct, then yes. You would be considered within the 30-59 completed hour range transfer group.

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  70. Dear DGraves,

    As the application opening date is approaching, I would like to get ready for the transfer application.
    I would like to ask if any recommendation is needed for transfer student application.
    If so, do I have to ask professors to write recommendations for me, or is is the recommendations survey-based, that I only have to request their contact information to put on the application?

    Thank you very much and look forward to your reply.

    Sincerely yours,
    Transferred student

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    1. No recommendation letters are needed or used in the transfer review process.

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    2. Thank you so much!
      Do I need to prepare any essay? Or where can I find more information regards to the essay sample or question from the previous years of application?

      Thank you very much and look forward to your reply.

      Sincerely yours,
      Transferred student

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    3. There are no essays on the transfer application. For transfer students, we are looking at college hours and college grades, and that is it.

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  71. I heard that more transfer students get in for summer than fall. Is this true?

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    1. Nope. We enroll about 280 transfers in the summer, and about 1,100 in the fall. The application numbers are also much different (4 times as many for fall).

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  72. I am worried I will not get accepted with a 3.21 gpa. I am a transfer and have 41 credit hours.

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    1. I don't guess about decisions, sorry.

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  73. Will it make a difference in acceptance if an applicant applies really late as a transfer?

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    1. No, but it will impact when you hear a decision, and I never suggest waiting late to apply due to potential issues of not getting things done on time.

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  74. When will we know if the requirements for acceptance for a transfer change?

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    1. There are no requirements in transfer decisions, but rather consideration levels where we start considering students for admission. Requirements generally mean meet X and you will be admitted, and we do not have that. There are no changes to the consideration levels for this year.

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  75. I plan on transferring in the fall of 2018 for majoring in accounting. Am I able to apply and get into Terry college of business in that same semester or will I have to wait until spring of 2019 to get into terry?

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    1. If you are admitted to UGA, you would enter as a Pre-Business major in Terry, and you would then need to apply to the specific major in Terry at a later date. See http://www.terry.uga.edu/undergraduate/admissions for more details.

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  76. When do decisions usually begin to release for fall transfers?

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    1. If you look one tab to the left from this one (file review process), you will be able to see the Timelines page, and this gives a rough estimate on our decision timelines.

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  77. Are you required to live on campus as a transfer student? I am a sophomore currently and will be applying to UGA this month with 57 hours completed, and at the end of this semester I will have 69. I will turn 21 on August 24 this fall, so I'm close to meeting exemption requirements to live off campus, but I was just wondering if I would be able to live off campus since I'm not a first year student. I know the website says first year students are required to live on campus, so is it first year at UGA or just first year of college?

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    1. No, transfers are not required to live on campus.

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  78. Do ARCHE (cross registration) courses transfer? I am taking some classes at Emory but they count as if I am taking them at my current school (GSU). If they do transfer, do I have to submit a separate transcript from Emory even though the courses I am taking will be on my GSU transcript (course name, school, credit hours, and grade)?

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    1. Core courses taken at an accredited college will transfer, whether they are in the ARCHE program or exchange or whatever agreement program used. We will need a transcript from Emory though, as we have to see what the original course is and how we will transfer it over to UGA.

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  79. Does rigor of courses matter for transfers?

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    1. No, as we assume they are all strong college courses that will transfer to UGA.

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    2. Even classes like chemistry?

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    3. Yes, as a large number of our applicants take strong science courses like Chemistry.

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  80. Dr. Graves, I am planning to apply to transfer for fall 2018. I have gotten to 30 credit hours due to dual enrollment credits. I was wondering if my dual enrollment credits will count towrads my GPA or just the just the grades I have at the institution I am currently enrolled in. I also wanted to ask, if I apply for the fall and do not get accepted can I reapply to transfer for spring 2019?

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    1. The requirement for being a transfer student is to have 1 year of college work after your HS graduation, so you would need to complete a year of work after graduating from HS before being considered a transfer. When we review transfer students, we calculate a GPA and hours based on all college work, so your DE work would be a part of the review and GPA. Students who are not admitted can apply for future terms.

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  81. I took 6 year long AP classes in 9th, 10th, and 11th. Doing full time dual enrollment right now; took 4 classes last semester and taking 4 classes right now. I reported 14 yearlong AP/DE classes, is that correct?

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    1. Yes, as long as the DE courses are core area classes.

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  82. I will be applying to transfer to UGA either for Spring '19 or Fall '19. My current university gave me credit for ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 from my AP tests. Will both of these classes transfer over to UGA even though you do not use the same methodology for AP credit? Thank you.

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    1. I do not know, as it would depend on what we see on the official transcript sent from the university.

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