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 3.30 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.

240 comments:

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Does the date of when I submitted my application affect my chances of being accepted into the fall semester?

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. My question is regarding this scenario: a student graduates high school with 18 AP/College credits that are accepted by his college. He will take 15 credit hours this coming fall at that university. At that time he will have 33 credit hours on his transcript. Will he be able to apply for transfer to UGA for his fall semester sophomore year?

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    1. I don't know. The reason for this is based on my lack of knowledge as to how your current college puts the AP credit on their transcript. If you apply as a transfer for Fall, you will need to get us the DE transcript and the current college transcript. The DE work can be used towards the transfer hours and GPA. But the AP credit has to show as specific classes with specific titles and course numbers that are actual courses at the college. So ENGL 1101, 3 hours, AP credit or something along that line. If it just says AP credit 3 hours, or if the class is ENGL 1TAA, or something else that does not show a real class at that college, then we cannot use it. Transfer work is based on X class coming in as Y class at UGA, and is driven by this information.

      Many colleges provide this data (if you are attending Ga State, you must request this transcript specifically), but occasionally a school does not provide this information (USC for instance).

      As such, it depends on the transcript data from the current college. If AP work comes in as specific actual courses, then yes. If not, then no.

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  32. Do you know when the applications are open for Summer/Fall 2018 Freshmen??

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    1. I am assuming you mean Summer/Fall 2019? This application will open up on September 1.

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  33. Hi,

    I am curious about the minimum GPA requirements. My institutional GPA meets the requirements for transfer, however, my Dual Enrollment GPA does not. Which one is used in the decision process?

    Also, I have 75 credit hours which classifies me as a "Junior", but I am a technically a Sophomore. which one is used in the application process?

    And lastly, some of my courses aren't on the equivalency chart. Will these be calculated in my GPA for admission purposes?

    Thanks

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    1. UGA does not have minimum requirements, but instead base consideration levels where we will begin to look at your file. We look at your overall GPA and hours, so that includes all college work, even DE work. As for classifying you, we do not use these designations for our review, but instead review you based on the hours. We use all transfer work in our review, and the reason some of your work might not be on the equivalency chart is that we have not seen it before, but we would need to look at it to see if it transfers.

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  34. what are the chances of transferring in with a gpa just below 2.8 (2.77,2.78,2.79, etc.)?

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    1. I really cannot guess about a decision, sorry.

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    1. I am sorry, but I cannot guess about a decision.

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  36. Is the spring 2019 transfer application opening soon?

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  37. Are there essays on the Transfer application?

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  38. When should I begin expecting a decision on the spring 2019 transfer application?

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    1. I suggest you review the Timelines page for rough estimates.

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  39. I want to transfer during the spring semester but if i change my major during fall will that affect my chances of getting into uga?

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    1. No, as majors do not impact a decision (either your major at your current college or what you select for your UGA major), and you can change your major once you enroll at UGA through the UGA student system.

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  40. I am an accepted and committed transfer student for Fall 2018, how will I know what scholarships I have been offered by the school?

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    1. UGA does not have any transfer merit scholarships, but you can work with Financial Aid for need based funding.

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  41. I want to transfer for Spring 2019 and I have 32 completed credits but I received 6 credits for summer semester so it's going to show as "in progress" on my transcript even though I already completed the classes. So how do I go by transferring my transcript since it says UGA wants the official transcipt?

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    1. I would suggest you speak with the Registrar at your current college to see when an official transcript with summer work will be ready, then have it sent in.

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  42. If I have over 4.0 GPA (all As) from rigorous HS, taken almost all A/P courses offered at my school, participated in UGA summer academy but only have ACT of 26 for Math and English, should I NOT do early decision and instead work to get my ACT higher. (And science and reading are below those scores.) Or should I proceed with early decision?

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    1. If you are comfortable with our office reviewing your file in mid-October, apply EA. If you need more time to complete your application, want to get us SAT or ACT exams after 10/15, or need more time to apply, go with RD.

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  43. Are full time dual enrollment student eligible to apply as a transfer student?

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    1. If you are a HS student (even if you are taking dual enrollment work), you would apply as a freshman.

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  44. Do UGA admission readers view any links to a digital portfolio, project website, applicant's videos, or etc. if an applicant attach such links to their application? Thanks

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    1. It depends on the situation and the links. An application should contain the main information about the student, and not be everything they have done (we do at times receive elementary school awards). As such, a broad range of project links are not always the best. We have used a digital portfolio before for artistic work, as well as links to web sites with details of a student's company/project/article about service. Generally, we do not use an applicant's personal video.

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  45. Hello! With many high school students using social media, do UGA admission readers glance at applicants' social media accounts if they can be found online?

    P.S. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer questions about admissions. For many years, you have been providing much transparency into the admissions process, and your articles and answers really make me believe that UGA is a wonderful school with people like you.

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    1. The large volume of applications we receive means that we are not able to do social media searches for applicants. The only time we would look at social media would be if there was some specific reason to do so, such as a conduct issue surrounding socal media, an alert about a problem, etc.

      I am glad this blog has been helpful!

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  46. I have 31 credit hours and a 3.6 GPA. I want to transfer to UGA Spring '19. Will having only 31 credit hours affect my chances of getting accepted?

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    1. We do not look at applicants differently if they are just above the hour threshold.

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  47. What percentage of transfer students actually get in with a 3.2 GPA? Since that is the suggested GPA to have when applying, I just want to know if it is realistic. I am going to be taking some tough courses this semester, and I fear my GPA will drop to a 3.2, so I am worried about my transfer eligibility.

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    1. We do not have a set percentage of X students being admitted, so I cannot guess about this. Remember, it is a 3.20 consideration level.

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  48. I was wondering if the 59 hour cap to apply as a sophomore applies to when you go in the next year or when you apply. I'm going to have 55 hours completed by January, so if I take another full class load spring semester I would have 70 hours. Would this be a problem, so should I take a smaller class load during the spring so I don't go over the limit? Thank you!

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    1. I think you are misunderstanding things, as we do not have a cap on how many hours you can bring in. I suggest you re-read our process. We admit a number of students with 60 or more transfer hours. All consideration levels are based on the application deadline date. Again, there is no "limit". We just review your file based on the grades and hours we view on your transcript(s).

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  49. Do taking SAT subject tests in chem, math, and etc. strengthen the consideration of an applicant? Or does scoring well on the AP exams also show strength in an academic subject?

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    1. Doing well in the actual classes shows strength in the academic subject in our review. We do not look at AP exam results or SAT subject tests in our review (unless you are a home educated student).

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  50. On the UGA application site, by not hitting "submit", will my application not be received by UGA admissions? I opened one in curiosity to see what is asked on the dual-enrollment application (but have no intention to submit it), and I don't want a blank application to be sent.

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    1. If you don't complete the application and hit the submit button, the application will not be submitted, and as such will not be received by us.

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  51. If I plan to transfer in the Spring, but I do not have the 30+ hours, will I still be viewed for admission?

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    1. One of the requirements for transfer applicants is to have 30 or more transfer hours completed by the application deadline, so your application would not be considered for admission.

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  52. Coalition recommends writing an essay that uses 500-550 words. Is it alright to go over 550 words as my counselor suggests writing an essay at 650 words max? Also, do you know if other colleges (especially GA Tech and GA Southern) have word limits on Coalition essays?

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    1. I cannot guess about other colleges and their word limits, so you would need to ask those offices. I do not suggest ever going over the word limit, as brevity and following instructions are key in writing. I think you are confusing the Coalition essays with the individual college's essays though. We do not use the essays in the Coalition which are a part of the common section of the application, but instead we have our own essays on the UGA only section of the Coalition. These essays are shorter than the Coalition common essays. I suggest reviewing the UGA essay questions and length by searching "essays" on this blog.

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  53. I am in a quarter system and have 81 credit hours which is 54 semester credit hours, I currently have a 3.0 gpa would my application be considered?

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    1. At this time you do not have the GPA for the cohort of 30-59 semester hour applicants to meet that consideration level. Our consideration levels are based on semester hours.

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  54. If I have a 3.0 gpa but i took summer classes. Which makes me have 36 credit hours. I already turned in the application but Im afraid that my gpa will drop. Will I get a rejection?

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    1. If we see you are taking summer work from the application questions, we will hold the file for a new transcript generally.

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  55. If I want to transfer in spring 2018, does uga look at what i major in before choosing? Or do they only look at credit hours and gpa?

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    1. Since an accepted student can change their major the day after they deposit through the UGA student system called Athena, it would not make sense for us to make different decisions based on major. As such, choose the major you really want, as it will not impact admissions.

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  56. I'm trying to transfer into UGA, but I'm afraid my college transcripts may be a couple days late coming in after the deadline. Will my application will be disregarded if my transcripts don't come in time?

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    1. It depends on how late the transcripts are beyond the deadline. We allow for a little leeway, but only so much. Get them in ASAP.

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  57. I would like to apply for summer 2019, however, my current GPA is 2.5. These are only general courses and the credits are not transferable. Should i raise my GPA and do core courses with transferable credits before applying?

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    1. I am not sure what you mean by general courses, but we need for a transfer student to have at least 30 transferable hours, and a GPA of either 3.20 (for 30-59 hours) or a 2.80 GPA ((for 69 or more hours) to be considered for admission. As such, I suggest building up your grades and hours.

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  58. Hey DGraves,
    I applied to the spring 2019 term as a transfer student, I have a 3.33 GPA and 30 Transfer credit hours.
    When I was filling out the application I did say yes to the misconduct section and typed up a clear statement about it. The conduct review office emailed me the next day to submit misconduct documentation, so I went to the nearest sheriffs office to get a police record and submitted it that same day. This was because back in the summer of 2017 I was arrested for DUI. That is the only thing since that time. I know that this is definitely going to make the process longer but should I be worried?

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    1. I would not be worried about the delay, just know that any additional review takes time, that is all.

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    2. thats good to hear, it puts me at ease. I also had another question, I just noticed that on the section where it asks dates attended at previous colleges, I put down a whole four years for example, it says "Dates Attended: 8/2017 to 5/2021" which is inaccurate because I have only attended 8/2017 to the present. Will they reject my application for technically lying or will they figure it out that it was a small mistake since they also have my transcript that shows my first year completed.

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    3. This would not impact a decision as we see this occasionally and know it is an honest mistake. Now you just need to give us time to review the conduct issue and make a determination on it.

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    4. Thats great, thank you so much DGraves for helping me out and getting back to me so quickly, Have a nice day.

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    5. I am assuming this is due to the conduct review situation. This is separate from the admission review which I was communicating about earlier.

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  59. How many letters of recommendation does the application process allow?

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    1. How many you can send vs how many you should send are two different things. You can send as many recommendations as you want, but I heavily suggest you send only 1 or 2, as any more than that and it tends to be too much for us to focus on in our review.

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  60. What if I want to transfer to UGA for my sophomore year but I can't finish at least 30 credits by the application deadline in april? Do I have to wait a whole other year just to apply to see if I can be accepted as a junior? Because most colleges only make it so you can complete around 15-16 credits a semester...

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    1. If you do not meet the requirements to apply as a transfer applicant for a specific term, you then wait until you do meet the requirements and apply for the following semester. As such, I would assume you would be eligible to apply for the following spring term. Every college has their own method for how they review files and how they determine deadlines.

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  61. Could uga accept more credits that is shown on the transfer equivalency

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    1. Yes, as the transfer equivalency data is only based on the work we have seen before.

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    2. What’s gpa do you need if you have 60 credit hours or more? And also what happens if all the credits do not transfer?

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    3. Review this page again, as I list the GPA where we start considering transfers in the post. If work does not transfer, then these hours are not considered a part of the review process.

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  62. Basically what I don’t understand if you have 60 hours on your transcript say with a 3.0 gpa. But say uga doesn’t take all 60 hours does uga give you a new gpa and it has to be higher than 2.8?
    If that makes sense.

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    1. We base our review on the transferable hours, so if the number of transferable hours on your record is not at 60 or more, then we will not use the GPA for the 60 or more range, but instead on the 30-59 hour group.

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    2. I have actually 62 credits, I just don’t know if uga will accept all of them. That’s what confuses me

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    3. We will not know until we review your application and transcript.

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    4. Having 62 credits all you gotta have is 2.8 gpa in higher? And my gpa could change if y’all don’t accept all of them correct?

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    5. The 2.80 gpa consideration level is the starting point for us considering a transfer with 60 or more semester transfer hours, not a guarantee. We determine what is transferable as far as courses, and the GPA is based on that information. If your transferable hours are 30-59, the starting point for us to consider your application currently is a 3.20.

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  63. What if you have an W on your transcript because you changed your degree and didn’t need that class?

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    1. A W grade carries no grades and no completed hours and does not impact a decision. A WF grade is an F.

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  64. When are y’all going to release the date for the transfer application?

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    1. Well, it is actually on the Timelines page on this blog and on our website, https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/deadlines

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    2. Any time when it opens or at midnight?

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    3. I do not have a exact time that it will open, sorry. We use the day of the application submission/completion of file in our review timing, not the 24 hour time of the submission.

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  65. If I have an 3.0 gpa with 67 credits would there be a low chance of me being accepted?

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  66. If I submitted my application through Coalition, how do I start applying to scholarships that require a completed application? It shows on myStatus that I haven't submitted but I have, just not through the UGA site.

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    1. I cannot really guess about this situation, as I do not know enough to give exact answers. Can you tell me when you applied through the Coalition? Did you then receive an email to create your status page? Did you follow that link, and can you see your information concerning your UGA application such as materials and test scores? The only scholarship with an additional application is the FF/Ramsey scholarship, so did you follow the link to https://www.admissions.uga.edu/Prospective-Students/Tuition-Fees/Scholarships/Foundation-Fellowship-Part-I

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  67. Do all 60 credit hours have to transfer to fall under the 2.8 or higher gpa?

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    1. Yes. That is why we state "transferable hours" in the description. Please remember this is a "consideration level" or starting point, not a minimum admission requirement.

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  68. I already submitted by transcript to UGA and I even got a conformation that UGA has successfully received it. When I submitted my application, it says that the transcript is awaiting. What does this mean?

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    1. Can you tell me when you applied and how the transcript was sent? Also, what HS do you attend?

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    2. I submitted my application on Friday October 12th and I sent the transcript through parchment. I attended Milton High School.

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    3. I meant to say attend

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    4. Remember, we are getting a huge volume of apps and documents right now. Just be patient as we import everything. The deadline for supporting documents is 10/22, so monitor your status page and if by mid week it is not in, reach out to us.

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    5. Okay thanks you!

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  69. For the Bernard Ramsey Foundation Scholarship, can the teacher and counselor recommendations be the same as the ones I used for my EA application? Or will the scholarship's committee also see those recommendations and it might be better for me to get new original ones? Also, does UGA still give out November decisions based off of academic strength or will they be more holistic and wait to December? Sorry for the long questions but thanks for the response.

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    1. Generally, the counselor rec letter and the teacher rec can serve both for the admissions and FF app, but you want to monitor this on your status page. I wrote a blog post a in September that talks more about our EA decision review process.

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  70. I had the last question about the course discription, but I attend Georgia Southwestern, which is in the university system. I saw where it also says that classes from the university system generally transfer unless it is a pe. My class is a 3000 level business class and on the transfer equivalent page it shows that UGA has taken 5 other 3000 level business classes from Georgia Southwestern.

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    1. Obviously my first comment did not go through. My first comment was wondering if you know if my class is transferable or not or do I have to wait until I send my application to get reviewed?

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    2. If a course does not show up on the transfer articulation site, then we need to see it on a transcript in our admission review in order to determine how it comes into UGA.

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    3. So basically there is no way to tell until I submit my application?

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    4. Since you are in the GA USG system, and since this is an academic course and we have other courses from this area transfer into UGA, I would assume it will transfer in easily, but until we see it, we cannot say how it will come in.

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  71. Hi, on my application of the application, I have put that I participated 2 hours every week, but I forgot to mention that I only participated during the break, and the awards I mentioned on the descriptions were from middle/elementary school, which I forgot to mention as well. Is there anything I should do?

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  72. This is on the athletic section of my application.

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    1. I suggest uploading a resume through your status page, and highlighting the updates.

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  73. Is the resume due on a specific date? I don't believe the activity is significant enough to be a deciding factor, and the EA result comes out this Friday. Thank you!

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  74. This is a follow-up to the post above.

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    1. It will not be reviewed for EA, as the timeline does not work. I suggest you submit it sometime soon, but there is no set deadline. If you are deferred, you want the correct info in the file.

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    2. Thank you so much! I was afraid that I would be known as a liar, but this helped so much!

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  75. Does UGA take into account the level of difficulty of the university you are transferring from when looking at your GPA?

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  76. Does the minimum GPA requirement apply even with an A.A. degree?

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    1. Yes, the consideration level still applies (we do not have requirements).

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  77. It is my understanding that UGA superscores when it comes to the ACT, but do they only look at your math and English scores?

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    1. We superscore the SAT and the ACT, using the best subscores sent to us. In our admission review, we focus on the ACT English and Math sections, as they are the best ACT test score components for us in helping predict future college success. We report the highest superscore composite, as that is a nationally standardized data point.

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    2. If my science and reading scores lower my super score will UGA look primarily at my overall score for admissions or only the math and english

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    3. Again, UGA looks at the Math and English ACT scores in our review.

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  78. Hello, I was planning on transferring into UGA as of Fall 2019. I am currently a sophomore with over 30+ hours but my overall GPA is a 3.17, slightly below the requirement. Will I still be able to apply as a transfer and have a chance at being accepted or must I have at least a 3.2 to even be considered?

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    1. If you do not meet our consideration level, there is little chance you will be considered for admission.

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  79. If I plan to transfer from Davidson College which is harder academically than UGA as classes are each worth 4 hours, will my GPA be recalculated by UGA Admissions to be higher than what I have at Davidson?

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    1. The amount of hours a class is worth does not impact the strength of the course. UGA has courses that are four credit hours, and it is due to expected hours per week a student will be in class. We will calculate a GPA based on the grades and hours on the transcript.

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  80. Hello Dr Graves,
    I will be applying for fall 2019 transfer admission in January. I've been told that the transfer process a first-come first-served deal. Is that true? If so, I assume it's in my best interest to get all the required info/doc submitted ASAP after the application window opens in January.

    On average, how many transfer slots are open per semester?

    Thx.

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    1. When we review transfer files, we will review summer applications first, then fall ones. We also generally review based on when files are for the most part complete, but we will have a large number complete in the first few days so these applicants sometimes take a while due to volume.

      We do not have any specific number of slots per semester.

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  81. If i have a 3.15 gpa and i know the required gpa is 3.2, will they round up my gpa or will they look at it as a 3.15?

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    1. The current consideration level is a 3.20 for transfers with 30-59 hours. A 3.15 is a 3.15, and we would not round it up.

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  82. Hi, sorry if this has been asked. My son wants to transfer in the fall of 2019. He will have completed 60 hours by the end of Spring 2019 but will only need one more class to complete his Associates' degree. He is considering taking that at his current college over the summer before transferring. So I guess my question is two-fold: a) do you recommend that? b) would it make any difference at all in the admissions decision considering it won't occur prior to the application deadline? Thank you!!

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    1. UGA does not make different decisions based on having or not having an Associates Degree, so he should base his decision on his own thoughts, not on us.

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  83. Is the GPA requirement for transfer students definite? What if it is slightly below a 3.3 (for below 60 credit hours); however they previously applied and graduated from an accredited and rigorous high school a year ago with a 4.0 gpa along with dual-enrollment credits? Can that requirement be waived?

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    1. When looking at transfer applications, we are not looking at any previous admissions decision. The consideration level is firm for us to begin considering transfer applicants.

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  84. Do you know how you are supposed to submit the transcript at the time of the application? I plan on submitting my application on January 22nd as a transfer student and I want to have everything ready in time. Do I just request the transcript at my school and then upload it during the application? Thanks!

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    1. You need to work with the Registrar at your college(s) and have any transcripts sent to us. You would not upload it, but instead have the college send the document directly to us.

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  85. I am wondering that the gpa indicates all gpa or transferable gpa.

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    1. We calculate a GPA based on courses and grades that would transfer into UGA. We use these grades (even repeated and F grade work) in the GPA.

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  86. I just finished my first semester at University of Maryland with 16 credits and a 3.94 GPA. I am returning to UMD for the Spring but plan to apply for transfer to UGA for Spring 2020. I have looked at the classes I'm currently registered for against the UGA transfer list and only 2 of them show as direct comparable to a UGA class. What is the best thing to do to make sure my credits will be considered for UGA? I don't want to take classes that won't be counted for my 30 hours requirement or that won't transfer . Thank you.

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