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.

154 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 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. Hi, I am currently a junior in Precalculus, Spanish 3, APUSH, AP Lang, AP statistics and Physics, freshmen year due to family issues I recieved a 60 in Geometry honors and retook it. Would the grade I recieved after retaking it be factored into my GPA. Does senior courseload play a role in acceptance as at my old school AP's were only offered starting junior year. Next year I plan on taking AP Physics C, AP Literature, AP econ, Ap environmental,AP Calculus AB and a medical internship. Will these be factored into my gpa and seen as a upward trend for RD? My gpa is currently around a 86 average which I believe is a 3.1. My SAT is a 1520 and I have been heavily involved in non profit work and clubs I am passionate about. I am hoping to do everything to get accepted so I am not forced to trasfer as it would be hard adjusting socially. To increase my GPA, Should I take dual enrollment classes at Gwinett tech this summer before senior year? or would that be a waste of my time. thank you for any insight

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    1. I mean would the courses I take during summer such as Computer Science and Biology factor into my gpa? or would they be looked as extra and not to much to redeem my high school gpa.

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    2. When we calculate a GPA, we use all core academic course grades. So we would use both Geometry course grades. As for Gwinnett Tech, we could use those grades as long as they are on your HS transcript, as we only use work on the HS transcript for calculating a HS GPA.

      We look at all courses from 9th through 12th grade in our review of course rigor, so your senior courses would be used. For a GPA, we use the work that is complete at the time you apply, so it depends on when you apply and when your school gets out grades as far as what we could use. If you apply in Sept, we would use 9-11th grade work. If you apply in late Dec, we most likely could use fall senior grades (if your school sends out transcripts with fall grades by early-mid January).

      As for everything else, I cannot guess on a decision.

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    3. Thank you for your quick response. I am still concerned about my freshmen grades as they are holding back my gpa from being competitive at UGA, although my grades have had an upward trend. I received a C in honors biology as a freshmen due to family circumstances, if I were to take biology through MOWR this summer, although it would not increase my GPA tremendously if I get an A, will UGA consider my improvement in the course or is my 3.2 gpa too low to make me a potential strong candidate for UGA even if I have a 1550 sat score and great extra curriculars. Also, if I take ap physics and ap environmental next year, being core classes, would these both be factored into my gpa?

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    4. I cannot guess about a decision, but we do state clearly that core grades are the first focus in our review. We also look at grade trends in our review, but if you are wanting fall courses/grades to count in your GPA, you would need to apply RD and submit it (and your transcript) after fall term is completed. All core grades that we have at the time of our initial HS transcript review are used in the GPA calculation. I also suggest you explain your family circumstances in the special circumstances area of the application.

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    5. Thank you sir, I value your help a lot. Is there a certain gpa cut off at which you consider the entire application of a student? As I know UGA has gotten extremely competitive, and only a few hundred students are admitted with a gpa below 3.5, if I were to take phychology/ sociology at gwinett tech over the summer, would this course be considered rigorous and factor into my gpa or not really help me since it is not a math/science course?

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    6. We do not have a "cut-off" GPA, but since core grades and rigor are the first thing we look at, strong grades are key. Psychology and Sociology are considered core courses, as they fall into the social studies area. If these grades show up on your HS transcript, we would use them in the GPA calculation. As well, we would use these courses in our review of overall course rigor. But don't take courses just to boost your rigor, take courses because they are of interest to you, will help you out in college as a whole, etc.

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    7. Thank you for the reply, I am interested in pursuing international affairs at UGA and think that phycholog would be a useful course in understanding the human condition. Also, I apologize for the questions but my high school has two different semesters, suppose I get an 85 in physics the first semester and 95 the second, when recalculating would UGA average both semesters to a 90 and calculate it as a 4.0 Or would I recieve 3 points for the first semester as 4 for the second, resulting in a 3.5?

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    8. We use the grade on the transcript, so if semester grades are on the transcript, we would use those grades.

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    9. My school list semester 1 and 2 separately. So if i got a 85 first semester and 95 second, i would be awared 4+3/2=3.5 points? Compared to averaging 85 and 95 out to a 90 which would be 4.0 points? (sorry if this is confusing)

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    10. Again, we use the grades that are on the transcript, so we would use semester grades. So we would use one A and one B.

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  42. Hi, I would like to transfer to UGA for Fall 2018. As I will be a freshman at GSU for a year. I understand that I would need atleast 30 credit hours. But would that be 30 credit hours by the end of my Freshman year? Or 30 Credit hours by January 2018?

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    1. As stated in this post:

      "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. "

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  43. Hello I am currently a freshman at GSU and I have taken 27 credit hours this year. However if you include credits from dual enrollment/AP courses from high school I have over 50 credit hours. Is this considered having more than 30 credit hours or will all those 30 need to be post high school education.

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    1. If you have over 30 hours of completed work on a college transcript or transcript (even DE work) by the deadline, and if you will have graduated from HS 1 year or more prior to the start of the term you are applying, then we can consider you for transfer admission.

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  44. Hi, I am an international transfer student. I applied university of Georgia on fall 2017. I already sent my transcript and to the office of admission. But I am still taking my spring quarter. I just want to know if I need to update my transcript after I finish spring quarter. Also, I took ESL in my college for two quarter at the first year. Will you us consider my ESL grades, even it not belongs to the college courses.

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    1. Yes, all transfer students (who are admitted) need to send in an updated transcript if they have Spring grades so we can post this new work. We do not bring in ESL coursework or use these grades.

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  45. Hi Mr. Graves, I have a question regarding the calculation of my UGA GPA, my school adds seven points for AP/Honors classes, so if I get a 83 in an ap class, my transcript displays a 90 on my transcript, will UGA remove these seven points or simply award me four points rather than 5 making a 4.0 the highest UGA gpa possible for me to attain? When calculated as such, my gpa comes to a 3.5 uga gpa including dual enrollment classes taken over the summer, however my most challenging schedule will be my senior year (ap physics c/ ap calculus/ ap env/ ap econ/ ap lit) will these be factoed into my gpa by the time I apply? Will colleges appreciate an upward trajectory in my grades senior year or will my 9-11 grades weigh more heavily? I have a 1590 sat score and ample community service work, however I am aware UGA weights core classes as more important, with a 3.5 uga gpa by the end of junior year, if I make straight A's do I have a decent shot of getting in as an in state student? ( I am aware you cannot make a prediction, but have previous applicants with similar stats had sucess in gaining admission to UGA or is it highly improbable?) thank you for any insight!

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    1. Wow, that is a lot of questions. First, if your HS adds points to the teacher grades on the transcript (so all I see is the 90, not the 83), then we would treat this as a 90, but we would not add any weight in addition to what your school already does. As such, the maximum possible GPA for you would be a 4.00, as your school has decided to add their own weight to your actual grades.

      We would only use your senior fall grades in the GPA calculation if your submit your application and your initial transcript after fall semester is done and your fall grades are finalized on the transcript. We do look at the progress of a student's work in our holistic read process.

      I never guess about a decision, and while you have stated it in a different way, you are still asking me to guess. The academic information about last year's class is a good guide, but is only a guide, as every year is different and every new applicant pool is different.

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    2. Thank you for answering my questions mr graves! I appreciate your insight and look forward to applying to UGA this fall!

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  46. I want to play swimming for this place. Who do I holler at?

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    1. You would start at the recruiting section of the UGA Athletics website, http://www.georgiadogs.com/recruiting/. You can learn more about your specific sport, complete a recruiting form, etc.

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  47. Hey there,
    I dual enrolled full time my junior and senior year of high school graduating with 27 credits, I lost focus along the way and ended up with a 2.58 gpa. I've been out of HS for almost a year and I'm going to GGC in the fall to get the remaining credits I need to transfer into UGA as soon as possible I was hoping summer of 2018 but my question is will UGA combine my GPA from dual enrollment with my final GPA from GGC? 25 credits are transferable from Gwinnett tech where I dual enrolled. And exactly how does UGA calculate transfer GPA? Also will admissions take into consideration that most my credits were earned through dual enrollment?

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    1. I believe I have already answered your question in the other areas you asked it, so review these for my response.

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  48. If you are denied admission as a transfer student are you eligible to apply again next semester?

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    1. Yes. As well, we will open the Spring application in late May.

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  49. Hello Sir,
    Due to personal circumstances, my UGA GPA currently stands at 3.6 when calculated according to this blog. As a senior I plan on taking AP Physics C (both Mech and EM)
    AP Environmental
    AP Chem
    Ap calc ab
    ap macro/micro
    Ap lit
    I have a 36 ACT and lots of community service, although I am aware my B average throughout high school makes me less than competitive for UGA. Would my senior year courseloud be given higher/equal importance as my 9-11 grades since this is the year I am taking the hardest classes presuming I earn high grades in them? Or would taking these classes reap little benefits in demonstrating academic capability to UGA as a senior, I will be applying RD. Thanks for any help Mr.Graves.

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    1. When we look at the rigor of a student's curriculum, we are looking at all courses from 9th through 12th, so we are looking at senior year course choices. I cannot say that it would be looked at with higher importance as compared to 9-11 work, but more as a part of the whole. Another thing we will look at in our holistic review is your grade trends from 9-11th grades (or first semester of 12th if you apply RD and submit it after fall term is done, as you have mentioned).

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  50. If I got a WF for a class at one college and re took the class at another I know that you use both grades when calculating the GPA but will I receive the credit hours for both classes? For example the WF was 0 grade pts and 4 credit hours and the retake was 16 grade pts and 4 credit hours. Will The retake's 4 credit hours count as well?

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    1. You cannot receive "credit" for an F or WF course, as it was not passed. We would use the 8 hours in the GPA calculation, but only 4 hours would come in, as that is all that you "passed". For repeat classes where you passed both courses, you still would only receive credit for 1 course.

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  51. Will UGA accept cleped credit for English 1101 or should I take the course before i transfer to get the credits?

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    1. No, as we do not accept CLEP credit either directly or indirectly.

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  52. I know the requirement is 30-59 hours with a 3.2 but I'm wondering if there's lee-way between the hours, would a 2.9 with 43 credits be accepted etc? Or if an application is submitted with anything below a 3.2 not even elligable?

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    1. I cannot guess about individual decisions, but we set the consideration levels for a reason, and students who do not meet the consideration levels have almost no chance for admission.

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  53. Does UGA accepts E-core credits\online classes?

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    1. We do not differentiate between online and in class transfer courses, but make sure the work is done at an acceptable accredited college.

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  54. I am a sophmore in hs, would a online course at gwinett "introduction to computers" be counted as a core class

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    1. No. The only computer science course we use in our GPA is AP Computer Science.

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  55. I graduated as a dual enrollment student with a college transfer GPA of 2.49 with what I calculated to be 71.24 grade points I have calculated and recalculated what my GPA could be before I apply for transfer and even if I earn a 4.0 with x amount of credits i can't bring my GPA to 3.2 the closet I got was a 3.02 with a total of 45 transferable credits. I was wondering if as the credits increase there's room for the GPA consideration to fall slightly, as in how competitive are students applying with 45-50 hours? and if a holistic review / acedemic trend has any impact? I hate that I I'm starting with a 2.4 ( transferable )bc of the classes I took when I was 16 dual enrolling

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    1. When we look at college courses, we are looking at all of them, even DE courses, as these are just as important to us as the courses you are taking now. There is no sliding scale for transfers, and we do not have a holistic review process for transfer applicants.

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  56. I will transfer to UGA this fall. In the UGA unofficial transcript, I could not find my AP equivalent courses. Do I have to send my AP scores via College Board website? Or let my current college send my final transcript with AP credits?

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    1. If your current college did not have this work how we needed it in the original review, then I suggest contacting College Board and having the scores sent directly to UGA so we can post this credit.

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  57. I am trying to apply for the Spring of 2018 as a transfer student. When I go to the application, on the pull down tab for what kind of application I want to fill out, all I see are
    summer transient
    foreign exchange
    transfer-griffin/tifton/online

    is the last option also for student transferring to the main campus?

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    1. The spring applications will open up in late May. Athens is the main campus, so the last one is not Athens.

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  58. I was accepted for fall semester but want to go in the spring semester instead. How could I change that?

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    1. You would need to re-apply for Spring once the Spring application opens up at the end of May. We would also need to review updated academic information so we can re-review your file.

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  59. What are the chances of getting into uga with 3.75 gpa?

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    1. I do not guess about decisions, sorry. Too many different things come into play to guess.

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  60. how are general core electives weighted in the transfer gpa calculation? for example my engl 2130 transfers to engl 2gxx and my math 1111 transfers to math 1 gxx. are these classes weighted with 3 credit hours and the same amount of quality points? or do they receive less credit hours ect? I don't know if I'm getting my question across, I like to calculate the possibilities of my transfer gpa.

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    1. Transfer elective courses are like any other courses that transfer in, and are treated the same in the GPA calculation.

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  61. what is the average SAT score for the new SAT out of 1600?

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    1. You can see more details about the admitted freshman class at http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2017/03/2017-freshman-admits.html, although we will not have details about the enrolling class until September. Since the new SAT is so new, we had to clarify how we are presenting it, so read the linked blog post carefully.

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  62. I am applying as a transfer student for Spring 2018 and am a little confused about choosing a major. On the UGA transfer webpage it states that an intended major may be a factor in the admission decision but then on the application itself it states that the major selected is not a factor in the admissions decision. More so, I want to select an engineering major but I would like to be more clear on the High-Demand Majors Application Process. Is there anyone I can contact specifically about Biological Engineering and on whether I have taken the correct courses to be qualified to apply for it.

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    1. The information on the transfer page is a "just in case" situation, but we have not had to do this, so major is really not a factor in a decision. For any high demand major (business, journalism, education, engineering), as student would come to UGA as an Intended Major, and then apply to that specific major after a semester or two. The department would have details on what they expect (GPA, specific courses, any exam), and they share this freely with students. There is contact information about Bio Engineering in the Bulletin at http://bulletin.uga.edu/MajorsGeneral.aspx?MajorId=32

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  63. I plan on applying to UGA Athens as a transfer student for Spring 2018 but the application has confused me. I am currently taking summer classes at my current institution and they will end before the deadline for the application so I will be waiting till then to submit everything. Since I will wait, I won't be putting my summer classes as in progress but as a part of the complete credits and gpa. What's confused me is that I will also be taking Fall Semester classes at my current institution and am not sure if I should be putting those down as in progress. I know it's clearly stated that classes that are not finished by the deadline day will not be a part of the review process for admission decisions however, it feels like since my application is before my fall classes, when my application is reviewed it might not be thought that I will have more classes done before starting at UGA given that I am accepted. So again, should I put my fall classes as the in progress part in the application?

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    1. Whether you put in fall classes in this section or not will not impact a decision, so it is just up to you. This area is just a way for us to know (after admission) if we should be expecting another transcript, but it will not have any impact on a decision.

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  64. As a transfer applicant who still plans to take classes for one more semester before starting at UGA, should I date my attendance to my current school for what I plan on (putting a future date such as December of this year) or should I leave it at the last day I attended the school at the point of my application submission?

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    1. Put the last date you will be finishing classes at your current college.

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  65. Where is the option to send official transcript in the application process? Or do I send the transcript via mail?

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    1. Official transcripts must be sent to us from a college, not from the applicant. They can be sent electronically, and if an email is needed, use admproc@uga.edu

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  66. In my transcript I have overall of 34 credit hours. 28 hours from my current college and 6 hours earned from my ap scores. My college/transcript accepted my ap score but it does not show what the ap classes were (which was ap psychology and ap statistics) in the transcript but I am sending my ap scores to UGA from college board. Am I ok/safe? Do I still meet the 30 hours requirement?

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    1. As stated above in the post, "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."

      As such, we cannot use the AP work for transfer credit, and I would then assume you would only have 28 transfer hours.

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    2. I'm about to do a special request which my school sends a revised transcript that includes the ap classes with the specific hours, course titles and course numbers, but I already send the transcript that does not include those stuff (course title and course number) to the undergraduate admissions office. What do I do?

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    3. We will not start reviewing Spring applicants until July, so as long as you have them send it in now, we will just use the updated transcript. You can monitor the date of the new transcript on the status page.

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  67. I am planning on transferring to UGA in the Fall of 2018. I currently have a 4.0 but had to drop a class last semester so now I have a "W" on my transcript. Will this hurt my chances of getting into UGA?

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    1. A W grade would have no impact (but a WF is seen as an F).

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