File Review Process

Freshman Applications

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

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

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


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.

190 comments:

  1. I made a mistake on my application with the address. I sent in the request to have the changed already. Is there a way to know if the change has been made?

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    1. You can make changes to your address by accessing the "settings" tab after logging in to your myStatus.

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  2. Hello.

    I have a question regarding dual enrollment hours versus AP work. I am a junior in high school and I am debating whether to take five AP classes next year or enroll in nearby community college as a full-time dual enrollment student. My question is: which would look better on my college resume for University of Georgia, several hours of community college or same amount of credits from AP classes? And also, which of the following would grant me more college credits?

    Thank you

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    1. Please review this previous blog post to see how we view dual enrollment, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2011/02/dual-enrollment-and-challenging.html . How much credit you would receive would depend on the transferability of the dual enrollment courses you are taking (you can search this here https://www.admissions.uga.edu/transferequiv.html ) or the AP score(s) you have received ( http://reg.uga.edu/creditFromTesting/advancedPlacement/uga_ap_credit_equivalencies ) .

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  3. for sophomore transfers, how do you get 30 hours in by april 1 when most college have a maximum number of hours (18) for a semester?!? please enlighten me.
    i'm taking 3 hours in the summer and 16 in the first semester and im still short

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    1. It generally takes a year and a half to transfer to UGA as most students are not able to have 30 completed hours by the fall deadline, April 1.

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  4. Will receiving an MIP affect a transfer student's eligibility for acceptance to the University of Georgia?

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  5. Okay so I am planning to apply early in October but I am also giving my SAT in October and I doubt that they will be in before the 15th of October. So what should I do?

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    1. We will accept all test dates that occur by the application deadline, October 15. Students must designate UGA as an automatic recipient for the scores in order to ensure that we receive them in time.

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  6. Hi, when will the fall 2014 freshman application appear on "mystatus" page?

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    1. The 2014 application will be available after Labor Day.

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  7. Will the fact that my school only offers one (which I did take) AP be held against me? I have taken nearly all available difficult honors classes at my school and my UGA gpa would only be a 3.57 due to the fact that there is no weight for honors. The lower GPA is mainly due to a rough freshman year (3.2), but I then achieved a 3.8 and a 3.7 for sophomore and junior year respectively. I do have an above average SAT score among applicants to this school, and I'm aware that there are a multitude of factors when considering admission to UGA, but will my lack of available APs hurt my application?

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    1. We look at a student's rigor relative to what is available at his or her high school. A lack of APs available at a high school will not hurt an applicant.

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  8. Hello,
    I was a freshmen applicant for the spring 2013 semester. I was admitted and submitted my commitment deposit to attend UGA. I actually moved in and started classes, but sadly I had to leave due to financial issues. I was told to apply as a reactivation freshmen applicant. I plan on applying as a first year student for the fall 2014 term. I graduated high school in 2011 in California and have been living here in Georgia for about 2 years now, so it is kind of difficult to contact my counselors. Will I have to get letters of recommendation, transcripts, and test scores sent all over again? Or does the admissions office keep them on file? If not, is there any way that I can contact the admissions office and tell them to keep it on file?
    Thank you for your time, I really appreciate it.

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    1. In general, items are kept on file for one year, but we will not know what items we have for you and what items we will still need until your application has been submitted. The First Year application will be available in early September. Please keep in mind if you have enrolled in any college since graduating from high school, you must apply as a transfer applicant.

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  9. Do you know if any of the spring transfer decisions will be made before fall classes start, and which ones are generally accepted first?

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    1. Generally, UGA begins review of Spring files in August, and will finish most of the decisions by late September. We review applications in the order in which they are completed.

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  10. I am wondering what exactly HPRB1T** means in relation to the PHED1020 class I was required to take at UNG (Gainesville State College)? I am trying to transfer in for May 2014, but without the 3 credit hours this class is worth, I will be short at least 2 credit hours of the 60 hours required. If you could please let me know if this transfers or not that would be very helpful. Thank you!

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    1. This is taken directly from the Transfer Equivalency Search page, "Transfer Elective:
      Example: ENGL1101 = ENGL1T** . Prefix (ENGL), class level (1), transfer designation (T**) Reasons: no direct equivalent UGA class, or insufficient credit hours "

      HPRB1T will transfer as a 1000 level transfer elective in Health Promotion and Behavior (HPRB).

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    2. Does this mean it will transfer with 3 credit hours, or something less?

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    3. It will transfer as the same number of credit hours you receive credit for.

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  11. I am an incoming freshmen at another college in georgia. However, I am looking at UGA as a prospective school to transfer to in the near future. When I was looking at the transfer requirements, I need 30-59 credit hours to be able to transfer in my sophomore year. Would you suggest me taking more credit hours my freshmen year to be able to transfer or wait until junior year so i Will enough credits?

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    1. We do not have a preference as far as how many credit hours you have when you apply to transfer as long as you have the minimum requirements. You must have at least 30 completed transferable hours by the application deadline to transfer. The deadline for Fall is April 1.

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  12. While looking on your site , I discovered that UGA offered the public health major. I am at another college in georgia that doesn't offer this particular major. If I wanted to transfer to UGA my junior year majoring in health promotion, would I potentially be set behind a year due to the classes i missed for that major freshmen and sophomore year?

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    1. Academic advisors work with current students regarding major and university requirements. We are not able to advise students on which classes they will need to take to complete a major. However, you can review all major requirements on the Undergraduate Bulletin here http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/ .

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  13. I have a gpa of 4.104 and a ACT score of 25 I have also taken 5 ap courses. Would you suggest that I apply early or wait until regular decision?

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    1. We cannot tell a student if he or she should apply EA vs. RD. I would recommend reading this previous blog post for guidance, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/early-action-vs-reg-decision.html .

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  14. also, does uga have any scholarships for student body presidents ?

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    1. We do not have scholarships specifically for student body presidents. However, we have leadership and merit based scholarships. You can learn more about the different scholarships we have online here https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/scholarships-at-uga.html .

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  15. Hi, now that it is early August and you are getting into the spring 2014 transfer applicants, can you inform us in anymore detail on timing for release of decisions on spring 2014 transfer applications? Specifically, do you start with the oldest completed applications first and how do you communicate to back...via myStatus webpage update, email, phone, text, snail mail or what?

    Thanks!!

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    1. Generally, UGA begins review of Spring files in August, and will finish most of the decisions by late September. We review applications in the order in which they were completed (when we received your last required transcript). Decisions are posted to the status check daily and mailed.

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  16. Thanks,will there be any notifications if during your review additional information is required? If so how will you let me know. I look at MyStatus page everyday and nothing ever changes. I have all "green" check marks however.

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    1. For transfer admission, we require the application, application fee, and a transcript from every college you have previously attended (including coursework completed as dual enrollment while in high school). If you have sent this material then you should be fine. Additional transcripts will only appear on your status check if you did not list a college you have attended on your application and we don't find out about it until we begin reviewing your file.

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  17. To whom it may concern, I am a transfer student who is being considered for admission at this time, I was just curious whether or not I should be concerned if my status says "You have been classified as a Non-Resident of Georgia for tuition purposes." Does this in any way affect my application, I am a resident of Georgia. Should I fire an email to have this changed to the admissions office?
    Thanks for your time.

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    1. In-state/Out-of-State residency does not affect admissions decisions. If you believe you should be classified as an in-state resident, you may call or email our office.

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  18. How long does it take to review and make a decision on transfer applications and once you have made a decision, how quickly will the status check be updated?

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    1. You may view a Timeline of when decisions are typically made here, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html . As soon as a decision is made on a transfer application it is posted to the status check. The status check is updated once a day.

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  19. Transfer Spring 2014 applicant here... I just updated my summer class and sent you guys a new transcript. It is recorded as now on MyStatus as an updated green checkmark dated 8/13/13. So, you have all information required to make a decision, but by virtue of updating my files (even though I previously had the requisite >30 hours reported in May 2013) am I now at the "bottom of pile" in the the 2014 Spring Transfer review process? Yes I have read the timeline

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    1. For transfer admission we require your most up-to-date transcript(s). This includes any work that is completed by the application deadline, September 1. Your application is complete when we have received everything we need in order to review your file.

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  20. I am a rising sophomore spring transfer applicant with a high GPA from Gainesville State (now UNG). When filing out my application for teh question of "school enrolled in" I put UNG/Dahlonega (the code was for that school). My transcript which UGA has received was for Gainesville State. Should I call UGA Admissions or is the name changing etc. something you are familiar enough with that the different school name is irrelevant?

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    1. Give us a little time to match up your transcript, and if it shows up on the status page as a transcript from N GA and there is a blank for the receipt of a transcript from Gainesville, contact us.

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  21. I applied for this past summer and was denied based on my credits. I reapplied for the spring with a whole new email and when I logged on today it was for my old application. The system still had me for a different major and semester. Will this change with time or how can I see my status for the spring semester?

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    1. Did you just apply? It can take several business days for your new application to load in to our system.

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  22. I reapplied last week. If I am understanding correctly, the system will be updated with my new application? Currently on the dashboard it still has the summer 2013 term. Thanks for the help and clarification.

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    1. This is generally an easy fix (the issue has to do with 2 applications in our system and which one goes to the myStatus page), so I suggest sending an email to admproc@uga.edu and giving a quick explanation, along with your name and birthdate.

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    2. Done! Thanks for your help

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  23. If you just use transcripts, GPA and credits for transfers, and there are more transfers than you can accept, how exactly do you differentiate one transfer applicant from another? It just doesn't make sense that you only look at those three things.

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    1. That is what we use, and we are able to balance out numbers based on projected applications/admits from several previous terms. If needed, we would change the GPA consideration level to alter the admit numbers, but we have not had to do this in a number of years.

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  24. If you are a transfer student, once you finish your applications, send your transcripts and pay the fee, then what do you need to do?
    About how long does it take to receive a acceptance/rejection letter once all the necessary steps are complete?

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    1. At this point, you would just wait for us to review your file, and review the Timelines page for timing details.

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  25. If you apply regular decision before the December 15th scholarship deadline, can you not apply for scholarships since you will not know if you are admitted yet or not?

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    1. You do not have to be admitted before you apply to any scholarships that require separate applications (Foundation Fellowship & Goizueta scholarships), but most of the UGA scholarships do not have a separate application, as we use the admissions application.

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  26. If I am taking all honors in high school right now will you add 0.5 to my GPA? If my high school has not already?

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    1. First, I suggest you review this post, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2009/07/gpas-grades-and-reality.html, as it will help with this question. Second, we do not add weight to a GPA for Honors courses, but we do take into account all courses in the key review of a student's rigor of curriculum. Honors classes are not standardized at all (I have seen Honors Physics to Honors PE), meaning we cannot look or weight them in a standard way. We add weight for AP and IB grades, as they are internationally standardized. But again, Honors/Advanced/Accelerated courses are looked at within the overall review (as are all classes taken in comparison to what is offered), and rigor is a key part of EA and RD admissions.

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    2. What about Sports? If my friend has a 3.5 in all honors and accelerated classes and has taken 4 AP courses will he have the same chance of getting in as oppose to another student who has taken all honors and gifted classes and has a 4.0 with no sports?

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    3. If we only looked at these three things, I could tell you, but we look at a wider range of things than just this. For instance, if a person does not play sports, they might instead be active in clubs, the arts, work, volunteering, etc. In addition, what is offered at the school, what are the AP courses (wide range or 4 social studies), how well do they write, what are their recs like, how is their grade trend (up or down?), etc. It is too complicated to just boil it down to a few items.

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    4. What should I go to be gaurentted into UGA? Except get a 4.0? Should I join more clubs? If so how many? Should I take more AP/IB classes if so how many? Should I play sports? Will playing sports improve my chances of getting in if my GPA isn't a 4.0? Should I concentrate only on sports and not on grades?

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  27. What should I go to be gaurentted into UGA? Except get a 4.0? Should I join more clubs? If so how many? Should I take more AP/IB classes if so how many? Should I play sports? Will playing sports improve my chances of getting in if my GPA isn't a 4.0?

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    1. There are no guarantees to be admitted to UGA. The best suggestion I have for being competitive in the admissions process is to challenge yourself in the classroom by taking difficult courses (but not so you are overwhelmed), do very well in those classes over your 4 years in high school, and don't get into trouble. As far as things outside of school, you should participate in activities that interest you, and be dedicated to these activities (we are not impressed by applicants that focus on larger numbers of activities but with little depth in their involvement).

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  28. Review the press release from about a month ago that gives details on what our freshman class is like for 2013, http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-first-year-students-set-academic-criteria-records/

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  29. So a 3.86 GPA hmmmm does UGA look at every semester including freshman year?

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    1. Yes, we look at every semester/term, and we are looking at the core grades to recalculate a GPA, not the GPA on a transcript. I suggest you do some more reading on the blog, as we spell out pretty clearly what we are looking at in our review, how we do it, etc.

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  30. hi.. i am applying for early action but i will be taking my SATs in november so would this appliction still be possible?

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    1. The November SAT date is too late for Early Action, and I suggest you review the Deadlines page, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/admissions-deadlines.html for more details.

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  31. If a student gets a low GPA in honors/accelerated/AP classes will they still be able to get into UGA?

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    1. First, almost all applicants to UGA take Honors/Accelerated/AP courses. Second, grades are a key part of our office determining how students will do in the classroom at UGA, so yes, low grades will cause challenges to being admitted. Of course, your definition of low (mostly B's as compared to C's and D's) is key as well.

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  32. Do I need send my AP score now or should I wait until all my senior AP score available in July?

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    1. You do not need to send in AP scores for the admissions process, but if UGA is your first choice, you can go ahead and send them so you know we have them. Waiting until July is fine, though, we just ask that you put all test scores on the app if possible.

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  33. I take two college courses my senior year via dual enrollment. But I can only put one college on the app. How to add another college on the app?

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    1. We were having an issue with this portion of the application, so we limited it to one college. If you have attended two or more colleges for dual enrollment, just send in transcripts from both of them, and we will add it to your file and it will show up on the myStatus page. If it is two courses from the same college, then only list the one college.

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  34. I am currently applying to UGA and i have a question about something that was stated on the application. While listing my intended major, there is a section under it that says to explain your major. Do you want us to explain why we are choosing a certain major? Or is this used to make sure that students know about the major they are choosing? so in short, are we explaining the major or why we are choosing that major? I am guessing you want us to explain why we are choosing a certain major but i thought it would be best to ask just in case.

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    1. We want you to tell us why you chose this field of study.

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  35. Hello, I am working on the application and i do not know how i should answer one of the questions. On the application after it asks if i have previously applied to UGA, It asks if i have ever enrolled in UGA courses for credit. I do not know how to answer this question. I have previously applied to UGA and when i was accepted for Spring 20133 semester i moved onto campus and was there for a few weeks. I did start classes and used Oasis to register for my classes. However, i ran into financial problems and my schedule was dropped because i was not able to pay off my student account by the deadline. I ended up leaving UGA and i am now back to reapply as a first year( i have not attended any other University because after experiencing the atmoshphere at UGA i know for a fact that it is the place for me. I love it!!). So, now knowing my situation, should i mark yes where it says if i have ever enrolled in UGA courses for credit or no?

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    1. You would need to contact our office and talk to the primary counselor, as it depends on your status within our system, and if you had a full or partial refund of funds from Spring 2013.

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  36. I have applied for admission as a transfer student in the Spring of 2014. I just looked at my application status and found that I had a transcript missing. I had forgotten about this course as it was a dual enrollment class I took in high school over ten years ago. Is there anything I can do to change this. Do I still have time to submit this transcript?

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  37. Has Admissions already started to review fresh year application files that are complete? Or are they waiting until they have all the 10/5 SAT scores are uploaded before they begin the reviewing process?

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    1. We do not review files and say "admit" or "deny". We review different aspects of applications during our review process, thus allowing for new test scores to be integrated into a file. We then will look at the overall applicant pool and the different review areas of all the applicants to determine admissions decisions. And yes, we have been reviewing files for a little while now, knowing that we will receive over 7,000 SAT scores tomorrow.

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  38. Do you need the first quarter grade report of the senior year? If it is ready in early Nov, will you be able to use it for Early Action review process?

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    1. We do not need or want your first quarter/mid year grade report. If a student is deferred or if they apply Regular Decision, we will want first semester grades though.

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  39. How does UGA calculate the GPA if the school already adds weight to it?
    For example, my school adds .5 for honors classes and 1.0 for AP.

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    1. It sounds like your school adds weight for their GPA, which we do not review at all. We calculate our own GPA based on core grades, and we added .5 to a grade (a B goes from a 3.0 to a 3.5), unless your school adds weight to individual teacher grades.

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  40. Hello,
    I am attempting to transfer for spring semester of my sophomore year, is their anyway I will still be on track to do the undergrad/masters 5 year program? Must you start the plan of study as a freshman?

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    1. Admissions would not be able to answer this detailed a question, as there are many variables. You would need to talk to the specific program(s) you are looking at, and share with them your academic transfer information.

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  41. If I complete my associate's degree at a different college, will that degree (including all the classes) transfer to UGA even though the associate's degree is different than my anticipated major that I would like to complete for my bachelor's degree?

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    1. We do not focus on the AA, but instead we focus on the courses you have taken and how they transfer. Review our transfer equivalency site, https://admissions.uga.edu/transferequiv.html

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  42. When you look at degree requirements and you see that there are preferred classes listed, is it okay that you completed another class in the core curriculum and not what they preferred? Is the preferred classes just suggestions or requirements?

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    1. I am assuming you are referring to the UGA catalog, correct? These are set up by the department, so it is coming from the academic side, not admissions. These are only preferred, so they should be treated as suggestions.

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  43. Hello!
    I am applying as a freshman, but I have already taken 31 hours of college, including Algebra. For my major, I am only required to take the math that I have already completed with a B. My ACT and SAT scores meet the overall requirements but the math sections on both tests are lower than average (My reading/English and science are above average so it all evened out in the composite score). When my application is reviewed, do they take in to consideration that I have already completed the only math I will need for my major? I'm hoping it will outweigh my SAT/ACT math scores.

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    1. First, we do not have any SAT or ACT requirements for UGA. We give out averages or mid-ranges, but these are not requirements. As for the math required for your major, we are not focused on you completing this since you have the option to change your major in the future, as many students do. But we will notice that you have taken 31 hours of college work and how you have done.

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  44. I was having computer problems and just found out my SAT scores were not sent to UGA. I have requested them from the testing agency. Will my application be denied because my scores did not make the deadline?

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    1. Your application, and all other incomplete applications, would be deferred to the next stage of the admissions process, and you would then be able to complete part II (the essays), submit a teacher recommendation, and get in any missing items so we can review your file for a later decision.

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  45. Hello, If a student has been accepted but has a lower tranfer gpa than the admitted gpa then is the admission voided? for ex: a 3.4 to a 3.2 or 3.0.?

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    1. It depends on the grades in the fall term, if the student is now on probation, etc. we generally will not rescind an offer unless it is a huge drop, or if you are now on probation or worse.

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  46. HI, I was just wondering if it would make a difference if I took the SAT again on January and send my new scores in. I will apply by deadline with my December SAT score, but would submitting a better score increase or make any difference?

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    1. Yes, an increase in an ACT or SAT score can only increase your chance of admission. Make sure you request the test score to be sent to UGA when you sign up for the exam.

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  47. Hi, My daughter requested her transcript to be sent via GAcollege411. They indicate it was delivered on 10/30/2013 however her UGA application status is still showing not received. She emailed an admissions counselor a few days ago about this. How long should she wait for a reply from the counselor before trying again. Thanks for your help!

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    1. I would suggest emailing admproc@uga.edu, as this email goes straight to our processing team. Make sure to let them know that it was sent through GA411, and what HS it is tied to. GA411 is having a few issues with their transcripts unfortunately, but we can at times go behind the scenes to access it a different way.

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  48. Hi, when you re-calculate GPA for the applicant, do you remove that extra 7 points from AP/Honor class given by Fulton county? If you do, will that give the applicant lower GPA compared to other applicants who took on-level class? Thanks.

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    1. We do not remove these extra points, but we do not add any additional weight as we would for schools that do not add any extra points. As well, we look at the rigor of a student's coursework in an additional way.

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  49. Why would you have transfer deadlines that do not coincide with the west coast college deadlines? We get out after the University of Georgia's deadlines have past. So why cant you extend your deadlines for transfer students?

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  50. If you are speaking about the April 1 deadline for Fall term, then there is a reason for this deadline, and it is not biased towards West Coast students, as many East Coast students would like a later one that comes after Spring term is done.

    Here are the reasons:


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

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

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

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  51. Hi, my daughter is a HS junior and she plans to apply this fall EA for 2015. She is taking SAT this coming Sat (1/25). Should we request to send the score to UGA when she takes the test? Is it too early? Or should we wait until this Fall to request? Thanks.

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    1. I would suggest having the scores sent when she takes the test, as this will help us start the recruitment process. It does not hurt to have these sent to us (we use the highest scores you send to us of all scores sent), and this gives us an early indication of your interest, SAT strength, etc.

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    2. Thank you. Should we let you know her name so you will keep her score? Or you keep all the scores you receive?

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    3. We keep all scores that we receive.

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  52. I was sadly deffered to the regular admission. As a result, I had to complete part two of the application. I am eager to know when will we be finding out if we have been given the great opportunity of Admission to UGA? I have heard that the news will be out in Mid-February!

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    1. Almost all deferred EA applicants will hear in late March, as the February admits are a smaller group of applicants who meet Early Action admission criteria. Since deferred EA applicants did not meet EA criteria in November, they generally would not meet it now unless there was a jump in test scores since November to the point where they now meet EA admission standards.

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  53. As a transfer student, If I apply for summer 2014 can I take 1 online class if admitted over summer and begin my regular class load on campus in Fall?

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    1. It is up to you how you want to take a UGA class, and an online UGA summer course is fine with us.

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  54. Do transfer students have to have letters of recommendation with their applications?

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    1. No, we do not want recommendation letters for transfer applicants.

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  55. Quick question. I just finished my transfer app, I will send my transcripts tomorrow since the post is closed today. However, my application says I need to pay my fee (I already have) I also got an email conformation. Will it just take my page a bit to update when the fee is processed? Thanks!

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    1. Minor issue on our side, we are working on the fix now and it should be corrected for you in the next few days.

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    2. Okay, I just didn't want it to hold up my application processing. Its come through my bank account already (which is fine), but if its not fixed by next week should I contact someone?

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    3. If it does not show up on myStatus correctly by Thursday, send an email to adm-tech.uga.edu

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    4. Alright, thank you!

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  56. Where can I find what other documents are needed for my application? Or will I find all of that out after my initial application is accepted/declined?

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    1. The lead in pages to the application tell you what to submit with your application, along with our deadlines page here, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/admissions-deadlines.html. As well, the myStatus page will tell you what has been sent in. Since I do not know if you are a freshman or transfer applicant, I cannot be more specific, but these pages tell you what you need to know.

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    2. I am a transfer student. Do I need to have my previous schools send my transcript by mail or electronically? If mailing, what is the address I should have them send it to?

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  57. If I am denied as a Summer transfer student, can I reapply and include my current classes, which will raise my GPA and give me 60+ hours, as a Fall transfer?

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    1. The deadline for fall apps AND transcripts is April 1, so we would not be able to use Spring work.

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  58. I just applied as a transfer student for fall 2014 and paid my fee. The myStatus says that I have completed the application and paid the fee, but I did not receive an email to confirm. Should I have expected one? Or does it come later?

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    1. An email will generally been sent not when you hit submit, but after we are able to push the application into our system.

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  59. When can Fall 2014 transfer students expect a decision to be made?

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  60. Do you post all the regular decision application results all at the same
    Time at the end of march, or do they come out through out the span of march?

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    1. We have three freshmen decision dates: The first is in November for Early Action, the second in February for RD (and a few deferred EA) who meet EA standards, and the final round in late March for all remaining decisions. So the next decision date is in late March, and it will be all the remaining freshmen decisions.

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  61. I already did the transferring application for Fall 2014 semester, and also paid for application fee. However, it has been 10 business days since my payment was accepted, and I still didn't see my status updated yet (my status is still unavailable in my account). I also sent an email to ask about that, but still not receive the response yet. Can you help me check for my application status? Thank you,

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    1. I cannot, as you have posted here as "Anonymous", and even then, I cannot look back at the details like the people who monitor our email accounts (I assume you either emailed adm-tech@uga.edu, or admproc@uga.edu).

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    2. yes, i did send the email to both email address. My email address is buuky2008@yahoo.com. If you need further information, I can give you here.

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    3. It looks like you sent these emails over the last hour or so. Please remember that our office is open M-F, 8-5, so you need to be patient with our team.

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  62. I am applying as a transfer for the Fall 2014 semester, and I submitted both my application and my two transcripts two Mondays ago. However, one of my transcripts has still not appeared as received on mystatus. I understand that it is probably still being matched with my application but as it has been two weeks I was wondering at what point I should consider contacting the school that sent the transcript to verify that there wasn't a mistake on their end.

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    1. Tracked down the problem, and both are now in your file. This should change sometime later today or tomorrow on myStatus.

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  63. I applied for Fall transfer when the app opened. I had issues with the application fee, but your office got that settled quickly. I then sent in my transcript and it still has not showed up. I sent your office an email because I was worried that the issue with my fee may have caused problems with that. Your office once again was prompt and nice in their response and said they had the transcript and had put it with my file. This was last Thursday or so. My question is how long should it take for this update to show on my "my status" page. I know your office is busy so I did not want to email them if it is something that I shouldn't worry about. I thank you all for your patience with me in this matter.

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    1. I would think sometime early this week.

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  64. I applied Early Action and got deferred, and did not get all of my materials in on time to complete the second part of my application for the January 15th deadline. Does this mean I am just at a disadvantage for the holistic review process? Or does this mean I am not admitted to the University of Georgia? If there is anything I can do at this point, please let me know.

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    1. Can you tell me what is still missing? Did you do part 2 (the essays)?

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  65. I have written the essays and have all the necessary forms I need to complete part 2 of the application, however, I failed to submit the part 2 application.

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    1. It is March 4, approximately 50 days after part II was due, so we are not able to accept these essays. Your application is incomplete, and we are not going to be able to review your file due to the lack of this item.

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  66. Do you expect a transfer student's GPA to go down a significant amount while calculating transfer GPA? If I am on the borderline with a 2.9 with 63 hours, is the calculation going to bring down my GPA in such a way that would disqualify me for entrance? I know you cannot guess about a specific GPA without viewing the transcript, just curious if it is worth applying. Thanks!

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    1. I have no idea if a transfer GPA will go up or down as compared to the GPA on their transcript, as it varies depending the classes used in the calculation, the way a GPA is calculated at the other college, etc.

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  67. Hello,
    I applied for the fall as a transfer student. I have sent in all of my information and was just wondering how long it will take to receive an answer. I am just curious as to when I may know due to the fact if I don't get in I can take less classes this summer at my current college or vice versa.

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    1. Sorry, but I do not have a date I can give you at this time. I suggest you look at the Timelines page, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html, and monitor this blog for more details later.

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  68. I have applied to transfer for Fall 2014. Since UGA is implementing the new system, will it take longer for Admissions to go through all of the applications and update the my status? Also, will you post when Admissions start reviewing applications for Fall 2014?

    Thanks

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    1. Yes, it will take a little longer to start the fall transfer review process, but we do not know how it will go yet. I will post information on fall transfers when I am able to and know more.

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  69. When calculating a transfer GPA, will all transferable courses be used? I was afraid my seminar class and a few other classes wouldn't transfer, but, according to your site they will. So will they be used when calculating my GPA? Thanks!

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    1. I cannot guess which classes we will use, but whatever courses transfer will be used in our calculation of the GPA.

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  70. I took three session A classes that brought my GPA hours to 63. However, on my official transcript, they are not showing up in the completed hours area. They are however, showing up with the completed grades and hour amount, just not in the total and the new GPA. My schools says this will not update until the end of spring term. Since there is an official grade and the hour on the official transcript, will you all still count them?

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    1. I cannot easily guess on this, but since we need grades and courses to come to us on an official transcript, it looks like there is going to be a problem. I would suggest speaking with your Registrar's office directly.

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  71. I have two classes that are 1 hour classes, one is a seminar and one is a PHED class. Both are transferable,which means they will be calculated in my GPA. Will they be used in my class standing?

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    1. We are not able to guess about classes and class standing until we see the application and transcript(s), as these may or may not go towards class standing and GPA, depending on what classes they are, what other classes you have taken, etc.

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  72. I plan on applying for the UGA Tifton campus, due to current family obligations. If I get accepted, and family conditions improve and I am able, can I transfer to the Athens campus later on easily or do I need to go through another application process?

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    1. The review process and decision are the same for both campuses, so it is not difficult to change to the Athens campus.

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    1. Sorry, your question was accidentally deleted. When looking at transfer GPA's, we go by the GPA we calculate, not the one on your college's transcript. If the GPA we calculate is below the academic consideration level, then I would expect that you would be denied.

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    2. One more question. If my institution does not implement the plus/minus scale, how does UGA calculate it if it is unclear whether I received a A or an A-?

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    3. If your school does not have a +/- system, then we will translate an A grade as an A, a B grade as a B, etc. We will go by the grade you receive and translate it to the matching grade at UGA.

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    4. Just to wrap this up: technically my GPA is the same when UGA looks at it? My 3.36 will remain a 3.36 in UGA's beautiful eyes? THANKS for taking the time APPRECIATE it greatly!!!

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    5. I have no idea what your GPA will be, as we need to be able to review it. If you have taken a course twice, we will use both grades, while your college might only use the highest. If you have taken a PE course, your college might use the grade, but we would not. There are many ways where your UGA GPA might not be the same as the one on the transcript, but we have no idea until we look at it.

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  74. The first school I attended did not accept very many of my AP courses - I got about 27 credit hours from them. UGA would have given me over 40 credit hours for my AP scores. Will I be able to get those extra hours if I transfer to UGA?

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    1. If you send us the AP scores, then yes, we would then use them in your overall credit, but we would not give double credit for AP exempted courses from another college and the actual AP credit.

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  75. I'm honestly curious, what would be the reason for someone who was transferring to be denied if they had well over the GPA requirement with the right amount of hours, considering space has not been an issue in such a long time?

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    1. Are you saying this occurred, or are you asking about future possibilities? This can help guide my answer, as we give details when we make a denial decision.

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    2. I apologize, asking in a sense of a future possibility. I was just curious and wanted to know what the reason would be if someone were to be denied, not as a complaint to something that has happened.

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    3. Not a problem at all, I just wanted to make sure I was answering the question correctly. A transfer applicant could be denied even if they met the consideration level if there was a serious conduct issue, if they were put on probation at their current college, if there was a sudden increase in qualified applicants, if the GPA was based on their college's GPA, and not on how we calculate an overall GPA, etc.

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  76. When you say that Fall Transfer reviews will begin in the first week of April, do you mean next week? Or do you mean the week of April 7th?

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    1. When we start making decisions on Fall transfer applicants, I will post it on the blog. I am hopeful for sometime next week, but it is hard to predict (as I have mentioned many times). I ask that you just be patient as we move forward.

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  77. If a student is a varsity tennis player for his school and he is ranked in the top 20 in the state and top 100 nationally will he get into UGA even if he has a 2.0 or a 2.5 in honors classes?

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    1. First, I do not guess about decisions, sorry. Second, I am assuming that since you did not mention this as part of your athletic information, that you are not a scholarship tennis applicant at UGA. Third, since grades and rigor are the first two academic areas we look at, I suggest you review the freshman profile from last year, https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/first-year-class-profile.html, and compare this with your academic standing to get a better idea of the competitiveness of UGA.

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  78. "If a student is a varsity tennis player for his school and he is ranked in the top 20 in the state and top 100 nationally will he get into UGA even if he has a 2.0 or a 2.5 in honors classes?" The student is a scholarship tennis applicant to UGA.

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    1. See they above explanation. As for being a scholarship athlete, I would suggest working with the compliance personnel in the Athletic Office to see about NCAA requirements, required classes, etc. Again, I do not guess about decisions.

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  79. Disciplinary: "Please have the appropriate authority submit official court documentation directly to UGA's Office of Admissions"

    What exact documents should we have sent?

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    1. If you were suspended at a HS/college for a discipline reason, we would want documents from the school about the issue. If you were arrested for a crime, we would want the arrest records/court documents.

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  80. If I just ordered my UNG Official Transcript PDF to be sent to the UGA admissions office today would that be too late for the deadline?

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  81. Do you generally accept college prep all A's students??

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    1. A freshman applicant's rigor of curriculum is one of the key parts of our review, so if a student is taking only CP classes when other, more advanced courses are offered, they are putting themselves at a serious disadvantage in our review process, even with strong grades.

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  82. What happens if a freshman applicant is taking more advanced classes like honors and they have all C's in them?? Are they putting themselves at a serious disadvantage in your review process??

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    1. If you are making all C's in advanced classes, then you have approximately a 2.0 GPA, which is well below the mid-range statistics that we see in our applicant pool. We want students who challenge themselves and do well in their challenging classes.

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  83. hello
    I have applied as a transfer student and I m meeting all the requirements and my GPA is right where the requirement is my question is that does make a positive impact if your grades have significantly improved over the semesters progression or you guys just look at the GPA. I am concerned because my GPA is only Little above your requirement for students with 30 credit hours and 3.2 GPA. I would really appreciate it if you can help me
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  84. I applied as a Freshman last year and made it in, but I decided to go to UWG because they offered me a large one year scholarship. Now I have applied as a transfer student for Fall 2014 (I had 31 credit hours at the end of Fall 2013). Will this hurt, help, or not affect the decision to admit me into UGA again?

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    1. This will not impact a decision one way or another.

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    2. Alright. Thank you! One more quick question. Since the deadline has been extended to April 15, will decisions not be made until after April 15?

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    3. We hope to start fall transfer decisions next week, and they will continue on through late May, or whenever we finish. The extended deadline is only for documents, not for applications.

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  85. Im currently a GSU student and I mailed in a transcript. However, it didn't include my AP credit. I resubmitted another transcript that included the AP credit. The my status page still lists the date that UGA received my first GSU transcript. Do the admissions staff update the dates when they receive updated documents?

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    1. I have updated the dates, but the GSU transcript still does not have the AP work broken out by specific classes and credit. Sorry to say this, but I suggest you go back to the GSU registrar and get a third transcript, and make sure the AP credit is spelled out on it.

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    2. Thanks for the quick response. I just had a new transcript mailed with detailed AP credit. Hopefully it gets to you before the deadline!

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