Review Process

Freshman Applications

During UGA's Admission Decisions that go out in November and February, the focus is on an  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.

148 comments:

  1. Section 9 of application. Athletics. Should we include in the description sections specific honors and awards. Section for Honors and awards. Is this for academic awards only or inclusive of all honors and awards including academics?

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    1. If you wish to include honors/awards in the Athletic area, you can, but that is up to you. For Honors and Awards, this is for all Honors and Awards, so include what you would like (even the athletic awards).

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  2. I am taking 2 dual enrollment classes that will continue throughout the year. Each quarter is a different class example eng 101, eng 102. and polical science. For total credit that would be 2 units for the year correct.

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    1. English 101 is a full credit (1.0 credit) class, similar to a block schedule HS course being completed in one semester. As such, English 101 and English 102 would be 2 units.

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  3. When looking at GPA, is improvement considered in addition to overall GPA? For example, if a student had a 3.3 freshman and sophomore year but a 4.0 their junior year, would that be something taken into account?

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    1. During our initial academic review decision process, academic trends are not looked at. During our holistic review of the entire application, we will look at trends as a part of this review.

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  4. 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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  5. I have a question. If I take Principles of Biology I at GMC (which transfers as Biology 1107+Lab) online, will it still count?

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    1. We do not look differently at a class taken online vs in the classroom.

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  6. I applied as an early application and I sent everything in but my sat scores were sent on the 10/18 and were not received what should I do

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    1. Be patient, as scores are not immediately sent to us when you are able to see them online. SAT scores have a slight delay for this one week due to format changing on their side, but they will be up and running correctly on 1/26 and we will bring in these scores for Early Action.

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  7. I have a question. Im planning to transfer to UGA. What if I earn more than 60 credits in year and a half, when I'm still a sophomor does my application goes to junior and and senior one which the minimum gpa is 2.8?

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  8. I have a question. Im planning to transfer to UGA. What if I earn more than 60 credits in year and a half, when I'm still a sophomor does my application goes to junior and and senior one which the minimum gpa is 2.8?

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    1. First, there is no minimum GPA for admission. The 2.80 GPA for students with 60 or more transferable hours is the current level at which we begin to consider applications, and it is subject to change at any time. Second, we do not look at how your college classifies you (soph, junior, senior) or the length of time you are at that college, but instead at the completed transferable hours.

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  9. I applied early action to university of Georgia. I realized just today that I need to make a change in my online application. I emailed the admissions office today. Is it too late?

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    1. What type of change are we talking about?

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  10. I have already been accepted for Spring 2016. My GPA was a 3.3. If my Fall 2015 grades make my GPA fall below 3.2, can I lose my accepted status?

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    1. Yes, it is possible that this could happen, but it depends upon how low the grades are, if your are in academic probation, if you failed a class, etc. I cannot guess though.

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  11. Is there anyway a student who will finish their minimum 30 hours this semester be able to apply and be accepted for Fall 2016 semester? I've been told there have been exceptions to the "completed 30 hours by the application deadline" rule.

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    1. Generally, the only exceptions that we make for this type of situation are when there are serious family and/or medical issues where a student needs to be near family or local doctor. As such, I would not think so unless you have this type of situation.

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  12. Can we put all our athletic awards/trophies in the honors and awards section of our application or do we not mention them?

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    1. Yes, it is fine to add the athletic awards to the awards section.

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  13. I have taken the IGCSE cambridge examinations but there is no where I can out it on the application because I had a test for each subject, where would my scores?

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    1. I generally see these sent in with to trancript, so we will have these when your file is complete (check with your counselor to make sure).

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  14. I have a question about the ACT for 2017 freshman applicants. Will the ACT continue to be superscored using the highest score for all 4 subtests? There is something on the Admissions page under NEW SAT about only using English and Math.

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    1. We will superscore all SAT and ACT scores using the strongest subscores of the four required areas as we always have, and these will be used to calculate the best score composite (an ACT composite is just the 4 required subscores divided by 4). But we will continue to focus on only some of those subscores, and in this case, it will be the English and Math areas. When we used the SAT and ACT Writing, we also focused on the Writing portion, but we will not do that now.

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  15. I plan on applying to transfer to UGA for the Spring 2017 term. However, at my current university, I took a pass/fail interim term class. I realize that you cannot tell me if the exact class will transfer until after I apply, but does UGA generally accept pass/fail classes? The class has no bearing on my GPA. If the class transfers, I will have 60 hours at the end of this current semester. My current college (Lagrange College) is not a Georgia University System school, so I don't know if this has any effect on whether or not the university accepts pass/fail classes.

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    1. If the course transfers into UGA, then we will transfer it in with a grade of P (if you passed), and it will be a part of the hours we bring in and use for admissions.

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  16. Are transfer admissions done on a first-come basis? I plan on applying to transfer for the Spring 2016 term. I want to take a summer class before applying, but want to know if applying later (probably around a week before the deadline) will hurt my chances of being admitted. Thanks

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    1. The application date (as long as you meet the deadline) does not have an impact on a decision, whether you are first to apply or last. It will impact when you hear a decision though.

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  17. Could I send(email)a personal letter right now or is the regular decisions set in stone as of now?

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    1. The time for sending in any updates for freshman is well in the past.

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  18. Will UGA take out the extra points for honors classes?

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    1. I am assuming you attend a school where they add a certain number of points to the actual final teacher grades, so an 88 might become a 93 ( or something like that). If you are just talking about added weight for your HS calculating a weighted GPA, then know that we do not look at a transcript's GPA, just the actual core grades. If it is adding points to the teacher grades, then we do not remove them, but we would not then add any weight for your AP/IB grades as we normally do, as we would not want to double weight.

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  19. Hi! Is it mandatory for incoming transfer students to attend one of the Odyssey Seminars? Also, I am waiting for orientation day in the summer in order to register for Fall 2016 classes, and then depending on how many days my classes will be I will choose whether I will stay off campus or commute. If I find all my classes to be 2 days a week, then I will commute, but if more then I will stay off campus. Is it okay to decide in late summer what I am going to do or does that sound too late? Thanks!

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    1. Odyssey classes are just for freshmen, so transfers do not take them. As for your second question, I would suggest speaking with housing, as they can give you suggestions.

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  20. I'm currently finishing up my 2nd year of college and plan on trying to transfer to UGA my 4th year, which would technically be senior year, but because I just changed my major I am two semesters behind. What year would I be considered at UGA? A junior or senior? I'm transferring in hopes of getting into the Athletic Training program. I'll have around 73 credits when applying.

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    1. We could only determine what "year" you would be once we received the transcripts, reviewed the courses to see what transferred, and then posted the credit.

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  21. Are classes that don't pertain to your current major at your current school that you took too boost your gpa used to calculate your UGA GPA?

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    1. We look at all transferable grades in calculating your transfer GPA, and not just your major courses/grades.

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  22. I tried to fill out the transfer application. Under "admission categories" and "student types," it only list Freshman and Move On When Ready. Transfer is not an option?

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    1. Transfer is an option, I am guessing you just started out as a freshman based on which page you linked off of. Go to your dashboard page and select "Change Settings" in the upper left, and you can change to a transfer applicant.

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  23. I am applying to transfer in spring 2017. I am taking summer term classes; should I wait to apply after I have completed those classes? Or can I go ahead and apply and then send in those grades?

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    1. You can go ahead and apply, but wait until you have completed the class before sending in the transcript.

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  24. I have 55 credit hours with a 2.94 GPA. I'm wanting to transfer for Spring Semester 2017. Is it worth it applying since I don't have a 3.2 or should I wait to apply when I get the 60+ credit hours? Transferring from GGC.

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    1. If you do not meet the consideration levels that we have set forward for transfer applicants, there is a very high probability that you will not be admitted. I cannot say it is a 100% chance, as a GPA calculation varies from what one college does vs what we do, but we set the consideration levels so that you will know if you will be competitive for admissions or not. If you fall below the consideration levels, you are not competitive.

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  25. Same situation as DogLover I have 56 credit hours with a 2.87 GPA is it worth it apply for Spring or should I wait to apply for Summer 2017 when I gain 60+ credit hours.

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  26. If a school does not appear on the transfer equivalency website (CVCC in Columbus, GA), does that dramatically effect whether or not the classes from said school transfer over?

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    1. I believe that CVCC is actually based out of Phenix City, AL, and has several satellite campuses elsewhere. As such, check in AL first. Additionally, if a school does not have work already in the transfer equivalency system, that means we have not had any opportunity to review the courses. This is not bad, it is just that we have not seen courses from there yet, that is all.

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  27. Hi, I have been trying to register for a religions class, but when I try to sign up, there is an error that says 'waitlist'. There are 15 people ahead of me on the waitlist, so when do I find out if I get that class and how does UGA determine who gets the spot? Is it just a waitlist for whoever decides to drop that class and then the next person on the waitlist can get a spot?

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    1. Registration occurs within the Registrar's Office, not Admissions, but I will try to assist you. In attempting to register for a specific class section, a student can add themselves to a waitlist for the section if all the seats in the class have been taken. Instead of me giving inadequate details of the course waitlist situation, I suggest you go to http://reg.uga.edu/banner_training_materials/wait_listing for more details and examples.

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  28. Who do we talk to about what classes would be best to take when trying to reach our major and not waste any credits, hours, and money? I cannot find an email to contact anyone about this.

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    1. You work with your advisor on this, and your initial meeting with your advisor is at orientation.

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  29. If I will have 45 hours completed this fall, and then 60 at then end of spring 2017 term, (60 before intended enrolling term at uga (fall 2017)) and i'm applying to transfer as a junior for fall 2017, is that acceptable? the requirements say 60 hours and a 2.8 GPA or 30-59 and a 3.2 GPA by the deadline but the deadline is in april so i will have 45 as a sophomore student and around a 3.4 3.5 GPA

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    1. I am not sure what you mean by "acceptable", but yes, you are fine to apply with 45 hours by the deadline, as this is the point from which we will look at students. If we waited until June to start reviewing transfers (allowing for Spring grades), we would not be able to make the last transfer decisions until August because of how long it takes to review transfer files.

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  30. I have a question regarding the recommended senior course load. I only need two classes to graduate, but I want to ensure that I am staying competitive in the fall. I am taking two courses through dual enrollment and two classes at my high school, one an AP course and the other Journalism/ Yearbook (I am editor of the yearbook). I will also participate in cross country in the fall (plus club soccer) and soccer in the spring. I'm on the student council and in Beta. I'd like to add another course, however, scheduling has proven difficult. Am I damaging my chances by only taking four classes fall semester? Thank you in advance!

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    1. Can you give me a little more information? Are you on a block schedule? What are you taking Spring term, as that is also looked at? As I have said before, it is not about taking AP or DE courses, but looking at what is available in the core areas and what you are taking. If you take a DE course that is College Algebra but AP Stats or Calc would really be the next step, then that is not really taking the most rigorous courses.

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    2. Yes, I'm on a block schedule at my high school, which alternates days every week. I will be in AP Statistics or Biology in addition to Yearbook/ Journalism. I'll take DE English 102 (I have AP credit for English 101) and French. Second semester I will definitely take French, and Statistics if I don't take the AP Stats. I don't need the Biology credit, but may take that anyway, or another English or History depending on availability.

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    3. My suggestion is to take classes that will prepare you for your first year at college, so challenging yourself in HS classes will help make that transition easier. As well, if you are looking at a particular major (Biology let's say), you would want to take an advanced Biology class to get ready for these courses in college. Since I do not know the maximum and the required number of courses you can take in the Fall, my only suggestion is to not take an "early release" period, as that is not the best step in preparing for college, unless you want to major in early release.

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  31. Hey, I previously applied to UGA as a freshman. I would like to ask you if I could manage to add additional information about my internships, and other activities on my app when applying for Spring 2017?
    Thank You

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    1. Are you now applying as a transfer or a freshman for Spring? If you are a transfer applicant, we would be looking at your college academic work, not additional information, so we would not need this.

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  32. If you apply to transfer and you've retaken classes before applying to UGA, how do they calculate your GPA as far as credit hours and quality points?

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    1. If you retake your 3 hour ENGL 1101 class, and you made a C grade the first time and an A the second time, then use both grades in the calculation. But since a class can only transfer to UGA once (you only get credit for one ENGL 1101), we would only transfer in 3 hours for this.

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    2. Would you add 6 total hours to your overall number of credit hours or would you add 3 and just cancel the other three? Say you have 30 hours, but you repeated two 3 hour classes. Would you keep the 6 hours in your overall hours, or just cancel them all out?

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    3. In your example of the 30 hours with 6 of them being repeated hours, then only 24 would actually transfer. As such, you would only have 24 hours of transferable credit.

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    4. So your transfer GPA would be the total number of quality points over 24, correct? Since 6 hours would be repeated, you wouldn't account for them when calculating your GPA would you?

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    5. No. As I stated in my original reply, we use both the initial and the repeat grades in the GPA calculation, so you would have to use both sets of hours in the calculation of the GPA. If you fail a course, you have zero quality points but use the hours in the calculation, but since a failed course would not then transfer, the X number of hours would not be a part of the actual transferable hours.

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    6. If the X number of hours isn't part of transferable hours, why is it used in the GPA calculation?

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    7. Because, in the example, you made both the C and the A. Since we calculate with both grades, we have to use both sets of hours in the calculation. If you make an F, we use the hours in the calculation even though the hours do not transfer.

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  33. If I am applying as a junior transfer for the summer and I have 66 hours with a 2.9 gpa will I be competitive enough. I'd just like to know if its competitive enough to even try to apply. Like the likelihood of getting in with my stats.
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    1. I cannot guess about an admission decision, sorry. I can say that you will be competitive, as you are above the current consideration levels, but I cannot predict the future.

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    2. I appreciate the information thank you.

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  34. Just for clarification, I am wanting to apply as a sophomore transfer student for fall 2017. I am currently taking 16 credit hours and plan on taking 16 credit hours during my spring 2017 semester. However, the 30 hours will not be completed by the April application deadline. Does this mean I do not meet the requirements, or do the hours of my spring semester count, since they will be in progress?

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    1. Here is the detailed language from this page:

      "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. "

      As such, we cannot use in progress work.

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  35. Just making sure, I am wanting to apply as a sophomore transfer student for fall 2017. This past summer I took 3 hours at Dalton State College, and 9 online at Georgia Southern University. I am currently taking 18 Hours at Georgia Southern. If I pass all the classes with a GPA above 3.2 am I eligible to apply as a sophomore Fall 2017 transfer student?

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    1. If a fall transfer applicant has 30 completed hours on their transcripts, will have completed one year of college post HS graduation prior to enrolling, and meets/exceeds the consideration levels for transfer admission (all by the 4/1 fall deadline), then we would consider them for transfer admission. It sounds like you would meet these criteria, so if we are able to see this by April 1, then we would move forward with reviewing your file.

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  36. How do you receive a full ride to UGA being a transfer student.

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    1. Since UGA does not offer any transfer merit scholarships, you would need to look at need based aid.

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  37. Would need based aid cover my full tuition

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    1. I do not know, sorry, as I work in admissions and do not have access to any financial aid data due to privacy issues. You would need to work with our student financial aid office.

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  38. I'm from Colorado and looking to transfer to UGA as a sophomore for fall 2017. The only scholarships listed on the page for transfer students are for Georgia or southern state residents. Does that mean the only scholarships I could apply for are department-based?

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    1. UGA does not have any merit based scholarships for transfer students, so the only ones you would be looking at would be departmental ones.

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  39. Hello! I am looking to transfer to UGA my second semester of sophomore year. However, I am worried because I think I may fail a class this semester. If I meet the GPA, or even exceed it, by the time I apply, do you think it would really affect my odds? Also, the class I'm doing poorly in is a major-specific class and I've decided to completely change my major, so I thought maybe that would help a little bit.

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    1. One low grade will not stop a transfer admission offer, but it definitely will have an impact on your GPA. Remember, the stated transfer GPA does not guarantee admission, only consideration for admission.

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  40. Hi there,
    If my gpa is a 2.8-2.9 could i still potentially be considered for admission? I have been to georgia state and college of charleston and a lot of credits from gsu didnt transfer over to cofc. would you guys consider all my transfer credits? and could my ib credits be considered too if i got that sent in. also if there any way for me to write something about me in the application?

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    1. I could not guess on this, sorry. We would need all of the academic information you have listed and an application (transfer applications open in late January) in order to give your file a proper review. In our transfer review, we are looking at your academic standing/grades, so a letter would not have an impact.

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  41. Is there a difference in requirements between fall and summer semester?

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    1. There is no difference in the review process, so the only difference is the start date.

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  42. Is the UGA calculated gpa, the one with all transferable courses, the gpa used to consider an applicant for admission?

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    1. Yes, the GPA we calculate for transfer applicants includes all work from all colleges, and that is what is used for admission.

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  43. For a student who was deferred, does the date of the submitted application part 2 have any influence on the admission decision? For example, does it make a difference if I submit my application a week before the deadline instead of in the next couple days?

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    1. No, when you get in part II has no impact on a decision, just like when you applying has no impact.

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  44. I'm a freshman at Georgia Southern right now, and I'm planning to transfer to UGA in the spring of 2018, but I'm still taking classes at Georgia Southern fall of 2017. Even though those classes will finish after the application deadline, they will still transfer to UGA the next semester, right?

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    1. Yes, they will still transfer in, as almost all transfer students have work in progress at the time of an admission decision.

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  45. Even though I have not yet applied to UGA as a transfer student (simply because I have to wait till “late January”) I was still curious about requirements for Terry College of Business. I understand that these questions might be better suited for the registrar’s office or better yet Terry College but since I’m not a student I didn’t know who to ask. After going through the transfer equivalency site ALL of my classes should transfer to UGA at least in terms of credits (woohoo). However, I am more concerned about the required courses I need to apply to Terry. For the MIST 3000 class I have accepted the fact that I will have to just take that at UGA if I transfer because I doubt there is an equivalent course at KSU that would satisfy it. Also it seems I will have to take 2 courses to satisfy GenEd area IV World Language and Culture. Furthermore, I was concerned about how my two math classes would transfer, both of them are MATH1GXX the first being algebra and the second being “Elementary Applied Calculus” but Terry specifically required MATH 1113 (precalc) as part of their eligibility criteria. Do you think my two math courses will be considered acceptable requirements? Would they treat my Elementary Applied Calc as an exemption for MATH 1113 possibly? I understand if you don’t know since these questions aren’t exactly pertinent to admissions but maybe you could at least lead me in the right direction. Overall I realize how ridiculous these questions undoubtedly sound especially since I have yet to even apply but I will technically be a semester behind my fellow juniors when I transfer so I’ll need to hit the ground running.

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    1. The key for you is to reach out directly to the Terry College of Business, and to ask questions directly to them (not the Registrar). You would want to ask how your current core completion at KSU impacts the area IV completion, and what is then expected. As for Math, your two math classes would not "add up" to completing Math 1113, as 1113 is a higher math than what you have completed. I suggest going to http://www.terry.uga.edu/undergraduate/admissions and http://www.terry.uga.edu/media/documents/undergraduate/terry_college_bba_curriculum_checksheet.pdf for details and contact information.

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    2. Thank you so much I will definitely reach out to them but I wasn't nesecarily expecting them to "add up". I just thought that my college algebra course would count towards the first math credit and since my other class was basically a business calculus course (MATH 1160) it would count as an exemption to MATH 1113 which is precalc. Since calculus comes after precalc I don't really understand why it would be nesecary for me to take precalculs again because I already passed a more advanced math course. Thank you for those links I was already using the checklist and it was very helpful.

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  46. Hi Dr. Graves,

    I plan to apply for transfer to UGA after next semester. My current college will replace a retaken course grade with the latest grade earned to calculate GPA. Would UGA accept that GPA, or recalculate using both grades from the same course? I need to decide whether retaking the course will keep my GPA high to allow for the best transfer consideration. Thank you.

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    1. If you repeat a class, we would use both grades in our GPA calculation.

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  47. I have a question. I have been admitted as a transfer student for this upcoming Spring semester. However, my GPA with my Fall 2016 credits may drop below 3.20. How will this effect my admission status? If I want to explain my case, to whom should I address my explanation? Thanks!

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    1. For transfers with new grades, we will then focus on your fall work independently, and see if you had a major slump with D/F grades, if you are on academic suspension, etc. If that is not the case, then don't worry.

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  48. I plan to apply for EA in August. Based on what I've read, UGA only uses grades from college prep curriculum courses to calculate UGA GPA. My question is in regards to Spanish classes. I took Spanish I in 8th grade for high school credit, then took Spanish II, III and am currently taking IV. I got A's in I, II, and III, but IV has been difficult for me, and I currently have a C. Which of these grades will be used to calculate my UGA GPA? The first two consecutive classes? I really hope this C doesn't count against me. Thanks!

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    1. We will use all core courses that are taken in HS (not just HS classes, but HS classes taken in HS, so we do not use any 8th grade class grades) in calculating our GPA. As such, we would use your Spanish 2, 3 and 4 grades. The same applies for English, math, science and social science grades.

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  49. Hello,
    I am planning to apply for the Summer semester as a transfer student. I will have around 63 hours, but I changed my major after my first semester. My question is, if the classes I took before my major change do not count towards the requirements for my major now, are they still included in the transfer GPA? I have made sure the classes I am taking are equivalent to UGA courses, I am just wondering what happens to those courses I took and passed, but don't really need for my changed major.

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    1. All courses that transfer into UGA are used in the transfer GPA, so these courses would be used.

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    3. Thank you for your quick response!

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  50. Afternoon, I am planning to transfer to UGA. However, I need clarification on the hours criteria. I am a sophomore now with 49 transferable completed hours and will apply to transfer to UGA with these hours in January. However, I plan to start UGA in the fall of 2017 where I will then be a junior. Do I follow the sophomore criteria or the junior/senior criteria?

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    1. You will apply as a transfer applicant, and we will then determine your situation. As stated in the post, we do not use in progress work in determining transfer admissions decisions, so we would use work from fall 2016 and before.

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  51. Hello. I'm planning on applying for the Fall 2017 semester as a transfer student. Applications haven't opened yet, and there is a message on the UGA admissions site that says that transfer applications open at the end of January. I'm planning to apply ASAP. How soon could I know the status of my application? Will I need to wait until transfer applications close on April 1st to know whether or not I'm accepted? Thank you.

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    1. The Timelines page on this blog will give you a better idea of our decision Timelines.

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  52. Hello! I am an international student planning to apply for a second bachelor's degree in UGA. I went to the admissions website and was wondering if there are any other documents rather than official transcripts that I have to submit. I highly appreciate your assistance.

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    1. Yes, international transfer applicants need a little more than just transcripts depending in their circumstances, and you should look at https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/international/transfer-international to determine this.

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  53. What is the general acceptance rate for a freshman transferring in the fall of 17. I'm currently in my second semester of college but I'll still have more than 30 hours completed by April 1 and I was just curious about the acceptance rate

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  54. And I'll have between a 3.8 and 4.0 gpa

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    1. I do not have any data for you on this, sorry.

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  56. My daughter is a Junior in HS and will be applying for early action for Fall 2018. As a Sophomore she scored 1530 out of 1600 on the SAT. Is it recommended she take the SAT a 2nd time, or that she also take the ACT? Is one test score considered satisfactory?
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    1. This is really up to your daughter and you, and what you are looking at as far as a college future. If she is looking at the Ivy League level colleges,or if scholarships are key, then I do suggest taking either the SAT again or take the ACT. While a 1530 is great, I am guessing she might be able to increase this due to the fact she took it early in her junior year. Please know that test scores are not the key focus in our process, but having the best score she can is a positive. But ultimately this is up to both of you.

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  57. I'm a student at GCSU, I have 51 hours, and a 3.17 GPA. Is there any chance of admission if I don't reach the minimum GPA of 3.2 on April 1? Also, can you explain the mindset behind the April 1 deadline versus a mid-May deadline? It seems like it would make more logical sense to have a deadline after classes are completed. Thank you!

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    1. I cannot guess about a decision, as it depends on how we calculate your hours and overall GPA. As for the April 1 deadline, here is a cut and paste from the deadline page:

      "Every college is different on their deadlines, and the reason behind their deadlines. Here is my explanation of our 4/1 Fall transfer deadline:

      We have set up our deadlines so that we can make decisions in a timely fashion (so you do not have to wait until late July for a decision), and so that we can keep our requirements and enrollment at a steady rate. If we shifted our deadline to late May/early June, we would have to raise the requirements (more students would apply and be considered for the same number of spaces), and we could not make decisions until after June 1 for most students, so it would become a very late decision date.

      I would suggest looking at transferring into UGA for Spring of the following year after you meet the requirements."

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  58. As a transfer applicant, when will I be notarized of being accepted or not?

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    1. Yes, transfer applicants will be notified of a decision.

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    2. Will this be in late April or even later?

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    3. I do not know. See the Timelines page for a better estimate on our timelines.

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  59. if a student is transferring from another school and has a 2.10 but his academics dropped due to a mental condition but his grades prior to were outstanding. can he be admitted as long as he makes up the classes he failed? also can someone transfer back into this school if they already attended?

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    1. If someone has already attended UGA as an undergraduate student, they can come back, and they would work with the Registar's Office as a former student applicant. If a transfer applicant has a 2.10 GPA, there will be real challenges transferring into UGA.

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    2. So Theres no chance to be transferred back in if the gpa dropped significantly?

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    3. As stated, if you are a former student, you need to work with the Registrar, as I cannot answer these type of questions. Transfer students that our office works with are a different story, and a 2.10 GPA would cause issues.

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  60. Hello,

    If I am applying as a transfer for Fall 2016 and my GPA is below a 3.20 as of now, but it is raised by the end of this current semester to meet the requirement, will I still be considered for admission?

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    1. As stated on the application, the transfer site, and this blog, we are not able to use Spring grades in our review due to timing issues. As such, we will review your file based on the academics as of the April 1 deadline.

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  61. Hello,

    If I have taken 34 Duel Enrollment credit hours during high school, would I be considered a sophomore or a freshman if admitted?

    Thank you.

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    1. We will admit you as a freshman applicant, as admission determination is based on if you have taken college courses post HS graduation. After that, the Registrar's Office will then classify students "class" based on how many college credit hours you have, and for that you would be classified as a sophomore (once we receive a transcript and post credit for your college work).

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  62. Hi!
    I read when applying that you must have 59 credits or less in order to transfer to the UGA-Athens campus. Is that correct or did I read something completely wrong? If it is correct and I have exactly 59 credits would I still be able to transfer to UGA-Athens campus if I take summer classes this summer?

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    1. This is incorrect. We have two different consideration levels for transfers, one for 30-59 hours, and the second for 60 or more hours. Continue to read just below where you were looking.

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  63. I plan on transferring to UGA I have 30 credit hours but a 3.0 GPA do that make me less qualified. I know they are no required GPA but giving the fact I'm under the 3.2 GPA what would be the chances that I get accepted?

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    1. If you have 30 hours and less than a 3.20 GPA, that means you are under the consideration level for being a 30-59 hour transfer applicant. As such, this puts you in a very tough position for admission, as we state clearly what our consideration standing is.

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  64. If I am trying to send my transcripts electronically what email do I send it to?

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    1. See the upper right side of the blog under New Visitors.

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  65. Hi, I am currently in a quarter system and my spring grades will be available on April 2nd and at that time I will have more that 60 credit hours. Should I send them in or not?

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    1. Yes, have them sent (and I suggest electronic sending by the college, and if an email is needed, us admproc@uga.edu).

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  66. For transfer consideration, what defines having completed one year of college? I have completed 30 hours with a 4.0 GPA while taking courses on a part time basis(i.e., less than 12 hours in any one semester) over the last two years and am trying to discern if I am eligible to transfer. Thank you.

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