Review Process

Freshman Applications

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

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

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

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

Transfer Applications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    2. I have applied for the fall semester at UGA. I would also like to take a transient maymester course. Is this possible it seems that you can't open two applications

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    3. First, the Maymester programs/classes are almost always focused on courses for current UGA students, so there are serious limitations on course options. Second, this would most likely cause issues, and we do not suggest applying as a transient and then a transfer for the next term, as being a transient means you are going back to your home institution. As such, we would say don't do this as it would cause issues.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. This will not impact any future applications.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. This will not impact a future decision.

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

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

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

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

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  31. Dear DGraves,

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

    Thank you very much and look forward to your reply.

    Sincerely yours,
    Transferred student

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

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

      Thank you very much and look forward to your reply.

      Sincerely yours,
      Transferred student

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  40. Does rigor of courses matter for transfers?

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

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    2. Even classes like chemistry?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    2. My unofficial transcripts list: ENGL 1101 - 3 hours, ENGL 1102 - 3 hours.

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    3. Unofficial transcripts tell us nothing, sorry, as at times they vary greatly from the official one. If an official one would show this, then we would transfer them to UGA based on the transcript.

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  44. Can you even try to transfer with less than 2.8 gpa as junior? or there is just no chance.

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    1. We will not stop you from applying, but since the lowest consideration level is a 2.80, the chances of a positive outcome are pretty low.

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  45. I was hoping to apply to UGA for fall 2018. Online it says that you need 30 transferable credit hours. Does that mean they will only count credits from last semester and not this current semester?

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    1. That is correct, we need all work to be in to us by April 1 for Fall admission. We need the time to be able to make timely decisions. If we did have a later deadline, the application numbers (and consideration levels) would spike, the decisions would come out in June-July, etc.

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  46. Good Afternoon,
    I am a high school senior and I applied to UGA. At the time that I was completing my application, I was extremely worried about turning it in on time, and completely bombed the short essay portion of the application. I am worried that a bad decision will be made based off of my application and the family circumstances that affected me greatly.

    Is there someone I could possibly email to explain.

    Please and Thank you.

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    1. When we read a file, we do not focus on one individual item. As such, a single essay would not define your file. As well, if we know about family circumstances that have limited your HS years, we will try to take that into consideration within the review. As such (and also due to the late date), right now the best step is to just be patient as we review your file, as we are not accepting new items.

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  47. Good Evening!

    I've currently finished 43 credit hours and am wanting to apply to transfer over to UGA for the Fall Term.
    However, as it stands:

    My Last Term GPA: 3.28
    while, my Institutional/Cumulative GPA: 3.18 (slightly below the requirement).

    Which of these exactly are you guys looking for in the application? Thank you!

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    1. We use the cumulative GPA which we calculate based on your overall work.

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    2. So it's not likely that my application will be considered, given the 3.18 I'd have to enter into the application?

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    3. We do not make decisions based on the GPA you enter. We would review your file, calculate our own GPA, and then make a decision. I cannot guess what the calculation would be.

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  48. Hello,
    Hope you are doing well.

    I have submitted my Transfer Application to UGA Athens for Fall 2018 and I was just wondering when decisions for transfers come out?

    Thank you!

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    1. Please review the Timelines page for more details of when we release decisions.

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  49. Good Morning,

    I'm a science major, are there two apps I have to fill out? The online transfer application, and one specifically for Franklin College?

    Thank you!

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  50. I know that UGA is on the plus minus grading system. I am at GCSU will my GPA be viewed under those conditions?

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    1. Since GCSU does not have plus/minus grades, your grades would be seen as the straight grades of A, B, C, etc.

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  51. Hey I applied UGA regular admission. I know when the decisions come out, but when and how would I hear about scholarships? Are the students considered for scholarships automatically with their application or do they have to apply separately?

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    1. UGA uses the admission application for most scholarship reviews, and we award scholarships from late-November to early April. Students are automatically considered for scholarship opportunities when admitted, but please know that scholarships are very competitive.

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  52. If I have an Associates Degree through Dual Enrollment, will I be considered a transfer student or do I still have to apply as a Freshman? Thanks!!

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    1. You will still be a freshman applicant.

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    2. Thanks for the quick response. After reading through this entire page, it seems that taking AP and honors classes weighs heavier than standard classes. Are dual enrollment courses treated as advanced or maybe even more rigorous since they are actual college classes? Or maybe another way to ask this, will getting an associates degree in lieu of taking AP/Honors classes help or hurt the admissions process?

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    3. When we review a freshman file for the rigor of their curriculum, we are focused on the level and the actual course. We look at DE level courses in a similar vein as AP work, but there are big differences at times even with DE work (College Algebra vs Pre-Calc or Calc for instance).

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  53. Hey! So first year students with only one full semester of college can not apply to UGA?

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    1. That depends. If you have 30 completed hours of work (including both your Fall work and any DE or AP credit on your transcript), then you would be eligible to be considered. If not, then you would need to look at applying for a future term such as Spring.

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  54. Hey I reported my Fall grades (since I knew them) for DE but didn't get the transcript on time to turn in. I understand it's too late to turn in the transcript now but do you think this will make a difference? I don't want you guys to think I lied and reported wrong grades and not accept me. I believe I meet the EA criteria and will get admitted this Friday but wanted to ask you if I should do something about this.

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    1. At this point, we would not need the transcript for admission review, as it is too late into the process. If you are admitted and decide to enroll, we would then need the official DE transcript and a final HS transcript to verify everything and post college credit.

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    2. What I'm trying to ask is: Since the grades I reported have more A's than what is found on my transcript, will that cause me not getting admitted?

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    3. This is different from what you originally wrote, as you did not state there were "more A's than what is found on my transcript". As such, I don't really understand the situation, as I am not sure why there is a discrepancy. I suggest emailing admproc@uga.edu today with an explanation.

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    4. Ok thank you. Just to give a clear explanation, I knew my Fall 2018 DE grades when i applied so I reported them in. However, the updated trancript including Fall grades was not ready to turn it in time causing more grades to be reported than what exist in the transcript (old) I turned in. I will still email them just incase.

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  55. I am a current freshmen at Valdosta State and i am wanting to transfer to UGA in Spring 2019 I will have 30.6 hours at the end of this semester. I still am not 100 percent sure what major I want to get my degree in. Would that affect my transfer and get me denied? or do you just recommend I figure out a major before I transfer because I know most of the decision is based on spots and GPA. I have a 3.7 GPA and want to know the best way to get into UGA

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    1. Major does not impact a decision, so select whatever major you are interested in at UGA. Selecting the proper major is key so that you can be advised correctly for future classes (you can change your major prior to orientation if you change your mind, or after you enroll).

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  56. I had to withdraw from math 1101 but it was during the withdraw period will that show up on my transcript? And if I did not take math my freshmen year does that affect my transfer application?

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    1. Yes, a W will show up on your transcript, but it is a non-grade for GPA purposes. Not having a math does not impact a decision.

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  57. Are the scholarships awarded only based on GPA and Test Scores? If not, then will admitted students (EA and February) be looked at holistically too?

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    1. A large percentage of our scholarships are based on academics (grades, curriculum and test scores), but some are also looked with with additional information such as leadership. For those, admitted students who meet a strong threshold of academic standing will be reviewed holistically.

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    2. According to my understanding, my academic standing is good enough to be admitted but I doubt it will be looked at holistically for the leadership review, is there any way I can ask to be reviewed holistically? Also, does UGA give importance to overall ACT or just English and Math when awarding scholarships?

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    3. For scholarships, we look at both the ACT English and Math and at times the Composite, depending on the scholarship. As for your admission, I could not guess about that. Students are not able to request how they should be reviewed for admission or scholarships, as we have our own plan for our review.

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    4. Thank you for your help. The effort you put in to answer questions all throughout the day (and even night) is appreciated.

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  58. As I am filling out my Freshman summer college application, it says that there is a mandatory one hour writing seminar to take. Can you give me a brief explanation of what this is ? For example, is it going to be counted towards my gpa? Is it a one day thing? Im assuming it's a lecture about writing and stuff for one hour but i Just wanted to confirm what it actually is.

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    1. I suggest you review the freshman college website at http://dae.uga.edu/freshman-college/, and especially the FAQ section. A one hour class does not mean that it is a one day, one hour event (just like a three hour course does not last for one day and for three hours). It is an academic course with a grade that counts towards a GPA. I suggest reaching out the the summer freshman experience program for more specific details.

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  59. Hi I was accepted on February 23rd. However, I haven't received any merit based scholarships so I would love to be reviewed regarding my leadership throughout high school. Can I contact the someone/department who rewards scholarships based on leadership to review my file?

    Thank you so much for help.

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    1. We review students for different scholarships based on our our own set of parameters, so calling our office to ask this would not have an impact. My suggestion is to just be patient as we review our accepted applicants for scholarships.

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  60. Hi, I attended a transfer information meeting at the admissions office back last May. I was told that even if some courses are not on your transfer equivalency page, they can still be taken as credits as long as they count as college level classes that go towards an A.A. or Bachelors. I want to know if that holds true still since I just applied as a junior transfer with a couple courses that were not found on the site but are obvious college level classes.

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    1. The person who led your meeting was an admissions professional, and they know what they'd are talking about. The equivalency site is based on work we have already reviewed, so some work is not in it yet. Academic courses from accredited universities generally transfer into UGA, with the exception of PE courses and developmental courses such as English proficiency work.

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  61. Good afternoon, I recently submitted a transfer application, and had already sent in my transcripts. I'm just wondering are there any other documents you guys might need besides the transcripts?

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    1. We need an application, the application fee, and official up-to-date (so fall 2017 term work) transcripts from all colleges you have attended (even dual enrollment work transcript). If you have this in, you just need to be patient as we move forward with a review.

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  62. Hi,
    I am looking to transfer for Fall of 2018, I'm currently a sophomore with 51 hours but will finish with 66 hours may 5th. My current gpa is a 3.0 and I know the requirement is a 3.2, so would my file be reviewed at all for admission? Additionally, are learning disabilities taken into consideration for admission?

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    1. If you have 51 completed hours and below a 3.20, the chances of admission are slim due to you being below the consideration level stated.

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  63. Hi i applied for fall transfer admission in January right after the application opened and I was wondering if decisions would be out before the end of March?

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    1. I have no idea, sorry. We try to make transfer decisions based on when the file was complete (application, fee and all transcripts in), but there is always a bottleneck around the date we open the application. We had almost 1,500 transfers apply on the first day of the application being open, and more than 2,000 in the first four days. As such, it is difficult to guess on a timeline.

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  64. Hi,
    I just got accepted as a transfer for Fall of 2018 and I wanted to know if my gpa will transfer or if my gpa restarts and my classes from my previous college are only viewed as pass/fail?
    Thanks

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    1. UGA has both an overall GPA (with transfer and UGA work) and a UGA GPA (with just UGA work).

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  65. Hi,
    If my application status simply says "awaiting decision" then does that indicate that my application is complete and being reviewed?
    Also, what is the last date that Fall 2018 transfer decisions will be released?

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    1. If your file says awaiting decision (as opposed to awaiting materials), then this means your application is complete and waiting on a review. I cannot guess when you will hear a decision, as it depends on when your file was complete, how many other people applied and when they completed their file, etc. The Fall transfer application deadline is 4/1, so we will still have more people applying, thus why I cannot say a "last date".

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  66. Dear Mr. Graves, I applied as a transfer student on 1/30/2018 but my application says I’m still awaiting decision. I am a sophomore with 42 credits and my gpa is 2.9, do you think I have a chance of getting accepted?

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    1. I cannot guess about a decision, sorry.

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  67. Is AP credit (that meets UGA credit requirements) counted as transferable credit for a transfer student?

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    1. It may be, if it is shown on the transcript from the other college as such - "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. " This is from the Transfer Section from above.

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  68. Does the date of when I submitted my application affect my chances of being accepted into the fall semester?

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    1. No, only the timing of a decision.

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  69. When superscoring SAT sections, do you include the highest score that I make on the essay portion after I took the SAT with essay multiple times?

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    1. UGA does not use the SAT or ACT essays (and most colleges do not now), so we would only use the EBRW and Math sections.

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  70. If a person at another school takes a class that he got a C in but retakes it and gets an A, do you count the higher grade or combine the grades together in determining a transfer's overall GPA. At this school, the higher grade gets replaced and the the lower grade does not affect the gpa but it is still on the transcript. How do y'all do it?

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    1. We will use both grades in our GPA calculation.

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  71. Hey Mr/Ms. Graves, I'm in the Army National Guard and have been out of state training with no internet access for the past 13 weeks which is why I had such a late application submission. You all are currently waiting on my transcripts from my current University. They said they processed and mailed it out on the 21st so hopefully it will arrive by Tuesday. I was wondering if you would be able to give me a rough guess on if I had a chance of being admitted. I have 73 transferable credit hours and a 3.73 GPA from GCSU. I'm currently just trying to make arrangement with training so I was also wondering if there was an estimated date of when decisions would be made. Thanks

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    1. I do not guess on decisions, but on a positive note you see to be well above the consideration levels. Timing of decisions is based on when your application is complete and how many other applicants are before you in the review process, and how long it takes for us to review files.

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    2. Yes sir, I completely understand. I believe I read earlier that you said that the time of application won't effect the decision process correct? Also have you ever had a problem with a major feeling up causing a deny in admission? I'm a biology major and know its a popular major so just checking.

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    3. The timing of your application does not impact a decision, and major choice will also not impact a decision.

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  72. Are the requirements different if transferring to UGA with an Associates Degree from another school?

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    1. No. We do not make different decisions for students with or without an Associates Degree.

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  73. Hey Mr. Graves will transfer decisions be released on the day they are reviewed or is there a particular day weekly that the information will be released? Sorry to bother you just getting anxious. Thanks

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    1. Transfer decisions are released every Friday in the late afternoon based on the files reviewed that week.

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  74. Hey Dr. Graves, I did one semester at a college I did not preform so well at. I received a 2.9 GPA before I transferred out to another school where I've been at for the past two years. I received a 3.87 GPA there so according to my transcripts my overall GPA is a 3.74. I know the transfer GPA may differ based off of how the classes transfer. So I guess my question is will the one semester I had at a different school play into admission or do you all use the total GPA?

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    1. We look at all the coursework you have taken, so the overall GPA we calculate and the hours we determine drive our decisions.

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  75. Do online course taken at my previous institution transfer to uga, if they are equivalent on the transfer equivalency web page?

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    1. We treat online an in a physical class course the same way.

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  76. When you look at how many AP classes a student has taken, how do you weigh it when a student has taken an AP exam, and scored a 3-5 on it, yet didn’t take the related AP class, but rather took the Honors class, possibly for reasons related to scheduling flexibility? I know of students who’ve done this when they couldn’t fit a class into their schedule, and am curious if this is a good backup to not being able to take the actual class in high school. Obviously, if they take only the AP exam, there would be no grade associated with the class, to go towards their high school GPA, so I’m interested in knowing the impact the AP exam alone could have on the UGA admissions process. Thanks!

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    1. Generally, the majority of the time we see an AP exam taken without the class is from home educated or international students, and these would be due to other reasons. We would use this as a small part of our review, but it would not impact a student's academic rigor or GPA.

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  77. Hey Mr. Graves, just a rough guess, if we had our entire application process submitted by the 24th do you think we will find out a decision tomorrow if there was no complications or will it be next friday?
    -Thanks

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    1. Too tough to guess, sorry. We wish we were done with transfer reviews as well! 12% increase in transfer applicants over last year means it is taking a little longer than we had hoped.

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  78. I am transferring from another school to UNG this summer in hopes of transferring again to UGA winter quarter. Due to our class schedule, I have missed the deadline for fall so I will be taking classes this fall and summer prior to applying to UGA. My question is, when transferring classes, what is the lowest “class grade” that will transfer for credit?
    If I need to retake a class to receive credit at UGA, I would rather take it now.
    Thanks, I appreciate your help.

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    1. The lowest grade that will transfer is a D, but you might need to take it again here if required to do so by your major. If you repeat a class, we will use both grades in the GPA calculation.

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  79. Hello,

    I’m currently a freshmen trying to transfer to uga and I looked on the transfer credit equivalency sheet on the uga website and I saw a course that said my college course CSG1060 can transfer to uga as CSI1100, but the course I am taking is CSG1060c will this qualify as the same or does the c make a difference?

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    1. Generally, this 1060c is seen as the same as 1060, with the additional letter (c, h, o, etc) just being a designation of the type of course being taught, the delivery method of the course, or something similar.

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