Review Process

Freshman Applications

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

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

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

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


Transfer Applications

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

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

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

160 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. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. When can Fall 2014 transfer students expect a decision to be made?

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. When you say that applicants from out of state schools may take a little longer, do you mean all out of state schools or just ones that have few applicants to UGA? Also do you mean that applying from an out of state school throws off the timelines, does that mean that it will just take a few more days to review or that such a student's application would be reviewed later on?

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    1. The issue is whether we have been able to import a course catalog electronically from the transfer college or not. For a huge majority of USG schools, we have been able to do this. As well, for a small number of non-GA colleges, we have been able to do this. If we do not have the catalog, we have to hand enter each course with each course title, hours, number, etc., and then enter in the equivalent. As you can guess, this is somewhat time consuming. As such we are working on the colleges with imported catalogs first. In about 3 weeks, we will then work on the schools without imported catalogs. This is just a guess though, as we will have to wait and see on specifics.

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    2. Ok! thank you for the quick response. Just as an example, I currently go to University of South Carolina, an out of state school that the UGA website says that a large number of transfer applicants enroll from. However, UGA recieved all of my credentials by the first week of March, which is the timeline that your most recent post says that you are now reviewing. So due to the school that I currently attend should I expect to not hear about my decision for at least few more weeks? Or is USC one of the out of state schools that you do have the catalog for, as so many people transfer to UGA from there. Sorry to ask so much, I'm just anxious to hear back!

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    3. I cannot guess about a specific file, sorry. I do know that we received the USC XML catalog recently from their office, but I do not know about your specific application. I would suggest you get a copy of your transcript if you have AP transfer work, as we can only use AP credit if it is spelled out with specific courses, course titles, hours, etc.

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    4. From looking at my transcript I can see that the AP courses are definitely spelled out. I just wanted to know if I should be looking for a decision very soon or later in the month, but I of course understand that you cannot guess about a specific application. Thank you so much once again for the quick response.

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    5. Just so you know, the key is not what you see on your transcript, but what UGA (or any other college) sees on the transcript we have. many times, the printed transcript is different from the one a student will see.

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    6. Thank you, I will look into that then, however if they did not spell out the AP credits on my transcripts then it would be too late for me to send them with the advanced placement hours spelled out regardless, correct?

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    7. If not, send another one just in case.

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    8. I'll be sure to do that ASAP just in case, thank you so so much for all of your help!

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    9. It seems as if the transcript that was sent does not have all of the AP course credits spelled out, if I resend my transcript in the correct form on Monday when the Registrar's office reopens will that be alright? I apologize for the error as well as all of the questions that I've asked.

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    10. We are fine with the corrected transcript coming in, as it is just a replacement for the earlier one.

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    11. Great! I seriously can't thank you enough for all of your help, this saved me from making a pretty huge mistake. I will be sending a replacement with the correct listing of the AP course credits on Monday.

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    12. Just to clarify, I should just resend the corrected transcript to the same address as the original, correct? Just making sure that there isn't something else that I need to do to make sure that the corrected transcript gets in to amend the errors on the original.

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    13. I know there may be no way of checking/you guys may not have time to, but I just wanted to see if there was any way to clarify that my updated transcript has been received. I just want to make sure that nothing is holding me back from having my file reviewed!

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    14. It would show up as a new date on the myStatus page next to the college.

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  46. It is already May 8th, the day for Fall transfer students to sign up for orientation, and my files are still being reviewed for admission. How much longer will it take to get notified? I need to know as soon as possible to make arrangements.

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

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  47. On average, how many transfer applicants does UGA accept per semester?

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    1. It depends on the term (fall, summer or spring), and how many people apply. Usually, we accept about 1,400 transfers in the fall, 900 or so in the spring, and about 400 for summer, but these vary depending on the applicant pool. Of these accepts, usually about 80% accept our offer and attend.

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  48. I'm really sorry if I'm asking this on the wrong thread. My daughter has been invited to the First Look meeting this summer and she is thrilled. I am trying to make sure admission is a realistic possiblity for her, especially since we would probably need some sort of out of state tuition (merit) assistance as we live in NC. When looking at grades, do you look back to 8th grade algebra and language grades? She got Bs in both of those classes and I'm trying to figure out how much that will hurt her UGA calculated GPA. We were told in middle school those grades "wouldn't count" and now we are wondering if that will not be the case. Her grades now are great and academic rigor/ extracurriculars look good/excellent. Just trying to figure out basically if those grades are going to come back to bite her, even though her grades HS were predominately As in much harder classes. To make a long story short, I guess my main question is does 8th grade algebra count if they take math all the way to AP calculus.

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    1. We only use 9th grade and beyond work in our academic review, so we do not use 8th grade coursework in our calculation of a GPA.

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  49. As a High School student (Junior) enrolled in a dual credit program at a local community college, will I apply as a transfer student or an incoming Freshman? Also, does it depend on the number of credits I have to transfer?

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    1. You have not graduated from HS yet, so you would apply as a freshman. Transfers have been out of HS for a year or more.

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  50. Can I apply as freshman for Spring 2015 with less than 30 credit hours including credits earned from dual enrollment in highschool?

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    1. If you will be attending a college after HS graduation, then you need to apply as a transfer. If you will not have 30 completed hours and be a year beyond your HS graduation, then you need to wait and apply when you meet our transfer requirements.

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  51. Good Afternoon,
    I am a disabled veteran with an AS degree in Hort (73 credit hours, and a 2.88 GPA), I would like to pursue a graduate degree. However; I live in the north Georgia mountain area and own my home. How far in advance can I apply? I have no will to sell, and move my family on only a hope for admission. I also have no delusions on how difficult it is to sell in this market. One last question - what is the process for becoming established with the DRC? My previous school required letters from the VA, which is a process that can take many months.

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    1. You have asked a number of questions, and I am not sure what your best option is at this time. If you are looking at graduate school programs, you will generally need a BA or BS degree, so you might look at a local college where you can get or of these degrees, then work with grad school. If you are looking at UGA for one of these degrees, we cannot give any early decisions, as we need to have time to review your file. In order to get more information about DRC And VA benefits, you would work with drc.uga.edu or http://www.reg.uga.edu/veterans

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  52. I am currently a junior in high school, i have a 4.2 gpa and i have taken my ACT. I havent gotten the results back yet but can i apply to UGA and be accepted while still being a junior in high school?

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    1. When you say you are a junior, do you mean that you are a rising junior and will graduate in 2016? If so, you should not apply to UGA until after your junior year of HS. If by junior you mean that you have just finished your junior year (rising senior), then yes, you would apply for Fall 2015, and the application will open on 9/2.

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  53. Hello,

    I am a rising sophomore at Kennesaw State, considering transferring to UGA in the spring or fall. I have taken a science class called Science 1101. I have heard that this course does not directly transfer to UGA. While looking at the transfer equivalency chart, I noticed that UGA had it listed as "SCIE1D**L". Can you clarify what these symbols mean?

    Thank you!

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    1. It means it transfers in as an elective course that satisfies the core area, and you can see this on the transfer equivalency page where it states:
      "University System of Georgia Core Elective
      Example: MATH1001 = MATH1A** Prefix (MATH), class level (1), transfer designation (A-E**) Reasons: Satisfies A through E core at University System of Georgia schools (including UGA), but no direct equivalent UGA class, or insufficient credit hours.

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  54. I applied for Fall 2013 and got denied, but I have applied for transfer admission for Spring 2015. Let's say I get accepted but I deny it since I wanted to finish my second year and then transfer my junior year to UGA. Will that affect my chances to getting in UGA again or is there a way that my acceptance for spring 2015 (if i get in) transfers to Fall 2015? or is there a way that I can cancel my application for spring 2015 and just re-apply for fall 2015? will that affect my chances for fall 2015?

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    1. I believe I have answered your questions in the Timelines section where you also asked these questions.

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  55. hi!
    I sent my transcripts electronically for my transfer 2015 application but I accidentally sent it on Friday and my grades didn't post until today. So today I sent the right transcript. What do I need to do so that my admissions decision isn't based on the first transcript I sent accidentally and based on the second, correct transcript that I sent? The first transcript has my last 12 hours in progress instead of my 30 hours being completed which is on my second transcript.

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    1. We have not started reviewing the Spring 2015 applications yet, so I am guessing the second transcript will get here prior to us starting the review. If for some reason this is not the case and you receive a denial due to this, you can always contact us for an updated review.

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  56. I'm confused with this applying process, i am a transfer student looking for the spring 2015, how do i send you guys my transcript? the application didn't ask for the transcript it just asked for the college I'm currently at, does that mean you guys request it yourself??

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    1. The lead in page to the application, https://admissions.uga.edu/article/admission-information-for-transfer-students.html, tells you the items needed for transfer review. In addition, the deadlines page here gives you the required materials needed. You have to ask for your transcripts to be sent to us, as you are the owner of those documents.

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  57. If I decide to apply before the early action deadline for the fall 2015 semester, and get denied, will I be able to apply again for the regular decision deadline? If I understand correctly, when the admissions team reviews my file for the early action application, they look at just 3 parts: GPA, ACT/SAT score, and rigor of schedule. However, when applying in the regular decision application they look at everything in my file. In other words, will applying in the early action hurt me if I get denied and am able to apply again for the regular decision application?

    Also, will Georgia accept out of state dual enrollment hours?

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    1. If a student is denied Early Action, then that is the end of the process. If your application is deferred, this means we want more information (short essays, updated transcript, etc.), and your application would be a part of the holistic file review process where we look at everything. For Regular Decision, some people will be admitted in February if they have the academics that would have made them admissible for EA, while others will be a part of the holistic read process. EA vs RD is about timing, both for a decision and for what you are able to send in (EA cannot use first sem grades or Nov and later test scores). If you are attending an accredited College for DE, then generally your DE work will transfer into UGA. Hope this helps.

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  58. Is there a specific order in which the UGA admission team reviews applications? Alphabetical? Date of application submission? Random?

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    1. For the most part, we try to review transfer files based on the completion date, but that is not an exact science due to many moving parts concerning an application (multiple transcripts and dates, app fee, etc.).

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  59. Will students find out whether they got accepted/denied on mystatus or by mail first?

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    1. Decisions are shown on the myStatus page the next business day, while a letter is mailed out the next business day.

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  60. I sent my transcript in for Spring 2015 today and I'm not sure it will be postmarked by Sept 1. If it's postmarked on Sept. 2 or Sept. 3 will it stop my admissions process for Spring 2015 transfer admissions? If so, how can I fix it so it doesn't?

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    1. We are not going to be that picky on materials deadlines (although weeks late would be bad), so you should be fine. Just be sure to monitor your myStatus page and make sure we get it soon.

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  61. My superscored ACT only comes out to a 27.5 so I am taking it again on 9/13. It is set up to where it is sent to UGA immediately after it is scored, so is it okay that I apply tomorrow or should I wait until after I take the test?
    -Thanks

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    1. We are fine if you send scores after submitting an application. The one thing I suggest, though, is to send in school materials such as the school evaluation and the transcript, after you apply.

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  62. I am applying to UGA as a first year student and I wanted to know what I need to send in for the EA deadline. Thanks!

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    1. If you look at the deadlines page here, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/admissions-deadlines.html, or the intro pages to the application, the required materials are listed.

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  63. I am considering UGA as a viable transfer option. I was wondering if actually getting the associates degree versus just having 60+ hours would be more beneficial in the application process?

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    1. Having (or not having) an AA does not have an impact on a transfer decision.

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  64. HI, for EA application, do you prefer we mail in the transcript from school or use parchment online transcript submission? Thanks

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    1. I always prefer online documents over mailed ones.

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  65. I am applying as freshman for fall 2015 EA. I already sent all my SAT and ACT scores to UGA when I took them months ago. Do I need to resend them after applying or will they still be saved in the system to go with my application?

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    1. Test scores are held in our system for 5+ years in our system, and they are stored electronically, so when you apply, your app should match up automatically. The only issue comes when your test scores have a different SSN from the app, and/or the name and birthdate are different from the app information.

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  66. Hi! I am seeking to apply for fall 2015 as a sophomore and I am aware that you need 30 credit hours by the first of April. 2 questions:
    1. I have heard that UGA does not accept placement tests to count for the 30 hour requirement. However, my university has put the credit on my transcript listed as (Credit by exam) (Challenge): Subl No: MATH 1113 Title: Precalculus Mathematics Hours: 3 Grade: K ---- and they also count these credit hours on my transcript's total credit hours tally. Does this sound like a situation where UGA might accept these hours to count towards a 30 hour minimum?
    2. If the hours listed above are in fact inapplicable, I will have 29 credit hours before April 1. I understand that UGA does not accept anything less than 30, so what would be good advice? Would it be recommended to take an online course or course at an institution on the quarter system, to fulfill these requirements? I am extremely eager to investigate all possible ways I can be a student at UGA as soon as possible, thanks so much for the help.
    -LG

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    1. 1) When you say credit by exam, what type of exam are you talking about? 2) I would not be the best person to advise you on what other type of course work to take, sorry.

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  67. I believe it is essentially a placement exam but the math department at my school awarded me full credit for the class that I placed out of (indicated on my transcript in the manner described in my first post). On my transcript it is under a category called: Credit by Exam (Challenge). I would be glad to share with you my unofficial transcript as of today if you would like, and if there is a secure means of doing so. Thanks so much for the help, my advisor recently emailed me a pdf form of my transcript, so it would be easy to share. Really appreciate you being active on this site on a Friday night. Thanks again.
    -LG

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    1. I do not need to review the transcript, and there is no secure way for me to review it here. We do not accept credit for a departmental or CLEP exam as transfer work, sorry. You would need to look at other avenues for the additional credit. I would suggest attending a transfer information session, and you can sign up for one at https://dar.uga.edu/visit/

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  68. Really appreciate the help, thanks so much.
    -LG

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  69. I'm trying to decide between civil engineering and landscape architecture as my first choice major on the application. I want to be an architect (not necessarily landscape though), and I'm not sure which is major better for that at UGA. Any advice?

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    1. If you are firmly looking at structural architecture, you might want to focus on colleges that have that specific major. If that is just one area of interest, then I suggest communicating with both departments to see where your interests tie into our programs.

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  70. I know that UGA allows AP credit to be counted towards the 30 hour requirement for application. That being said, if someone was to apply to UGA for the fall of 2015, and they had 18 hours of college credit with 12 hours of AP credit, how likely is it that this person be accepted? I don't expect any actual odds, I just would like some input on the idea that while this applicant meets minimum requirements, do they have a good chance of acceptance in general when they can only display one semester of college on their application. I guess it is easy to believe that this applicant would have a hard time gaining acceptance, only because they can only display so much experience.
    -Thanks so much

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    1. An applicant with 30 hours of transfer work has an equal chance of admission as all other transfer applicants with over 30 hours. That is the best I can do.

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    2. thanks so much
      -LG

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  71. If I have taken the ACT three times and I would like to have all of the scores of the individual sections on my early app, but I only took writing on it once, does that mean I cannot put the other two tests on my app? Or do I just leave the combined english/writing blank?

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