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.

199 comments:

  1. 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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    2. Could you take 15 hours summer quarter and 15 hours fall and transfer as a sophomore?

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    3. We have had students do this before, yes.

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    4. USA has the dumbest timing rules and does not accept or include Sr HS GPA only GPA through JR year. USA deadlines run counter to logic guess that's why it's an AG school.

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    5. You do understand that if you apply RD, you have until January 22 to get in your transcript, and thus most people would be able to get in their first semester grades. You should also understand that if a student is deferred, they can get in their first semester grades by that same 1/22 date. As well, I suggest you try and understand that we have over 23,000 freshman applications to review, and we can't just wait until the last block of time to review everyone, as we need to get final decisions out by mid-late March. Again, I suggest you review the deadlines again, as I do not think you understand them.

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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. I was having computer issues and reviewed my application before I hit send. Everything was correct. However, when I printed a copy for my records I noticed the information on the Leadership and Activity Record section is all blank. Is there any way I can submit that information so it gets put with my application? Thank you

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    1. I would suggest sending this information as a PDF attachment to an email sent to admproc@uga.edu

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  9. On the section of the application entitled "Current Year Course Work", I entered the credit hours for two English dual enrollment classes as .5 per semester each. I have been told that it is actually 1 credit hour per semester each. If necessary, how can I correct this? I did check the box indicating that I will have completed the minimum 17 units.

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    1. This is a very minor issue that does not need to be corrected, as we will most likely see this information on the counselor evaluation and/or transcript.

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  10. I had a quick question about the UGA early action process. On one part of the application I read that I would not have to send my official transcript until I was accepted, but I read somewhere else on the UGA website that, "The Counselor/School Evaluation form with an official high school transcript and official SAT and/or ACT scores with Writing assessments must be submitted or postmarked no later than October 22". I was wondering which one was accurate?

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    1. A transcript is needed for EA, and your myStatus page shows this as required. We will also need a final HS transcript if you enroll, which is probably what is confusing you.

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    2. I already have my official transcript from the counseling office at my school and it's in a sealed envelope. To what address should I make it out to?

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    3. See the bottom of our web site, admissions.uga.edu, for the address.

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    4. Thank you for your time!

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    5. I will be applying for EA. I took the ACT in June and did well, but I am taking it again on September 10 to try to get an even better score. I want to get my application in early - but I am worried that UGA will review my EA ap and make a decision before getting my September ACT score. When does UGA review the EA ap? Do you wait until after the Septebmer ACT scores are released?

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    6. We do not make decisions on freshman files daily, but instead make them just prior to the decision release dates. As such, if you submit an application and then give us updated test scores, we will be able to use them (as long as they are here in the timeframe I have listed in the deadlines page). So for our EA decision release in late November/early December, we will not be making EA decisions until November. We use September and October to gather materials, review transcripts and counselor information, etc., but decisions are made after we shut down incoming documents/test scores and are able to look at the overall applicant pool.

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  11. For early action do they review the extracurricular activities at all or is it solely focused on grades, scores, and course rigor?

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    1. As stated in this page, EA review only looks at your academic information. We ask for your extra-curricular information in case you are admitted and we need it for scholarship review, or if you are deferred and we need it in our holistic file review.

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  12. As an incoming transfer student, how will my GPA be affected? Will I continue start off from my GPA at my previous university or will it reset?

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    1. You will have both an overall GPA that includes all work, and a UGA GPA that is only UGA work.

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  13. With a 1020 SAT super score and a 3.9 GPA can I get into UGA?

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    1. I have absolutely no idea, sorry. That is like asking if a time of 4:30 will win a one mile race. It all depends on who is running the race, and how that time compares to the competition. So I do not guess on decisions, sorry.

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    2. I will be applying to UGA as a transfer student in the Fall of 2015, and I will be attending Spring Semester for the college I'm in right now. I went to the transfer session you guys have held and wanted to be clear. My credits for Spring will eventually be transferred but not as I get into UGA. So when will my credits for that semester transfer? And if I were to take summer classes there will that transfer as well on time?

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    3. The term needs to be completed and on official transcript needs to be sent to us before we can post transfer credit, so it depends on when you send us the document. It generally takes 1-3 weeks to post the work, depending on how busy we are at the time. This apples for any term.

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    4. William. The simple answer is NO if you are Caucasian. If Hispanic or other non white with those scores you are in like Flynn. Just be sure to check YES on the application first question. Are you Hispanic?

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    5. I do not think you understand what we do nor do not look at in the UGA Admissions process, and I suggest you review the Urban Legends site for more, as we do not look at race or ethnicity in our reviews. We state this clearly in our information, and for your information, these two questions are optional and are required for us to ask by the federal government. I also suggest you look at our mid-range information, as you do not seem to grasp that we look at more than an SAT or GPA. My suggestion is that you let me reply to the questions, as I know what look at (and do not look at) and can give the best advice.

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  14. I applied early action to UGA and was deferred. My first semester senior year grades are a little lower than how I normally do, and I'm just wondering how much weight is placed on first semester grades when making a decision.

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    1. There is no set amount of weight given first semester grades, so I cannot really define it in any quantitative measure. It will be a part of the review, but we also know that we will look at the overall grades more than one semester.

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  15. Anne Marie McEachernJanuary 10, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Hi! I just wanted to say thank you for this blog and the attachments that follow it. I have applied to UGA and this blog has helped me with different questions I have had and as a differed applicant it has helped reassure me of Part II of my application. So again, thank you for you and for your posts and comments.

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  16. I live in a different state, and my semester ends on May 5. If I apply the day after, would that be the application for Spring Semester?

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    1. I am assuming you are a transfer. As such, review our deadlines and requirements to see when we would consider you for admission. If you want your Spring work considered, you would apply for Spring of the following year (or later).

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    2. Yes I will transferring form a 2 year college. I will have my required 60 minimum credits and 3.0 GPA, so i would like to apply as soon as I can which is May , when my grades are posted on my transcript. If accepted, would Spring be the earliest I would be able to attend, if I apply in May, since it falls between April 1 and Sept 1?

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    3. Spring would be the earliest term you would then apply for.

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  17. I'm a college freshman who is trying to transfer as a sophomore next fall. I have 16 credit hours from last semester (17 in progress) and will not have 30 by the transfer application deadline. I don't understand how a college freshman is supposed to have 30 credit hours by the end of first semester unless you count their hours from the spring semester as well.

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    1. We have to manage both our overall enrollment and our timing of releasing decisions, and having a later date for documents (for instance in June) would radically change our academic levels for transfer admission and delay decisions to late June/July. This does not work for our situation, so we have most transfers enroll after 1.5 years.

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  18. I am finishing up my freshman year with 29 credits and a 3.9 gpa. I'm going to go to the same university next year my sophomore year, but apply to UGA during that time and hopefully attend my junior year. By the time of the application deadline in 2016, I will have 46 completed credits assuming I don't fail any classes. Will I be eligible for admission? If I can't be accepted as a junior, will UGA accept me as a sophomore?

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    1. We would review your file based on the number of completed transferable hours and your GPA, so you will be fine to be considered for admission.

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  19. I didn't enter my mother's birthplace on my application, mistakenly. Will this affect me in any way?

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    1. This question has no bearing on a decision (and was also in the optional section of the application).

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  20. My current ACT superscore is a 30.5. Will UGA consider this superscore as a 30 or a 31?

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    1. We follow the same rules as the ACT does on a single score, and we round up a .5, so you would have a 31.

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  21. If I submit ACT scores without Writing and SAT scores with Writing, will the ACT scores be taken into account?

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    1. Yes, as we only need one ACT Writing score overall, and since we superscore, we can then use the rest of the ACT scores without Writing.

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  22. I will be applying as a transfer student for spring 2016, can i send my transcripts electronically?

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    1. Yes, we accept electronic transcripts,crust make sure they are sent to us directly from your college.

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  23. Hello. When are freshman Spring 2016 admission applications going to be reviewed? And when will the decisions be received?
    Thanks

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    1. We generally review/make decisions on Spring freshmen in mid-September.

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  24. Good evening,
    I am filling out the EA, and would like to submit it in the next two days (by Oct 3). I took the ACT in September, and while I do have the composite scores, I do not have the writing portion scored - yet. Should I submit and leave the writing score blank on the application, or should I wait to submit until I receive the writing score. I'm assuming it is OK to submit since we are reporting unofficial scores on the EA. Thanks.

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    1. Since we need the official scores from the testing agency in order to use them, there is no reason to wait for the writing score before submitting the app, just make sure we receive the official scores.

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  25. Hi, my application and scores have been submitted to UGA for EA, and I notified my counselor that he needed to complete the counselor evaluation. However, he is a new counselor and notified me on Friday that he did not complete the recommendation portion at the very end of the evaluation because he thought there was another place to upload a PDF document. So, I currently have an application submitted with everything but the recommendation portion of the counselor evaluation. He was under the impression that this part of the counselor evaluation was not needed, but I am curious as to wether this will affect my application or consideration for the Honors Program negatively? And if so, is there any way my counselor can fix this? Thanks so much.

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    1. If he did our from, he can go back to the counselor portal and next to the "school evaluation" item for your application, there will be an option to add a letter of recommendation. It will not be available until the form he completed gets pushed into our system, so it might take a business day after he submitted the form. If your school uses Naviance, he can also just upload the letter through that system and it will be automatically added to your file.

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  26. Section 9 of application. Athletics. Should we include in the description sections specific honors and awards. Section for Honors and awards. Is this for academic awards only or inclusive of all honors and awards including academics?

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    1. If you wish to include honors/awards in the Athletic area, you can, but that is up to you. For Honors and Awards, this is for all Honors and Awards, so include what you would like (even the athletic awards).

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  27. I am taking 2 dual enrollment classes that will continue throughout the year. Each quarter is a different class example eng 101, eng 102. and polical science. For total credit that would be 2 units for the year correct.

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    1. English 101 is a full credit (1.0 credit) class, similar to a block schedule HS course being completed in one semester. As such, English 101 and English 102 would be 2 units.

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  28. When looking at GPA, is improvement considered in addition to overall GPA? For example, if a student had a 3.3 freshman and sophomore year but a 4.0 their junior year, would that be something taken into account?

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    1. During our initial academic review decision process, academic trends are not looked at. During our holistic review of the entire application, we will look at trends as a part of this review.

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  29. What are the chances of being rescinded as a transfer student for Spring 2016?

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    1. I have no idea, as while we have rescinded both freshman and transfer decisions, they are on a case by case basis and are generally due to a serious drop in academic performance.

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  30. I have a question. If I take Principles of Biology I at GMC (which transfers as Biology 1107+Lab) online, will it still count?

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    1. We do not look differently at a class taken online vs in the classroom.

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  31. I applied as an early application and I sent everything in but my sat scores were sent on the 10/18 and were not received what should I do

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    1. Be patient, as scores are not immediately sent to us when you are able to see them online. SAT scores have a slight delay for this one week due to format changing on their side, but they will be up and running correctly on 1/26 and we will bring in these scores for Early Action.

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  32. I have a question. Im planning to transfer to UGA. What if I earn more than 60 credits in year and a half, when I'm still a sophomor does my application goes to junior and and senior one which the minimum gpa is 2.8?

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  33. I have a question. Im planning to transfer to UGA. What if I earn more than 60 credits in year and a half, when I'm still a sophomor does my application goes to junior and and senior one which the minimum gpa is 2.8?

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    1. First, there is no minimum GPA for admission. The 2.80 GPA for students with 60 or more transferable hours is the current level at which we begin to consider applications, and it is subject to change at any time. Second, we do not look at how your college classifies you (soph, junior, senior) or the length of time you are at that college, but instead at the completed transferable hours.

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  34. I applied early action to university of Georgia. I realized just today that I need to make a change in my online application. I emailed the admissions office today. Is it too late?

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    1. What type of change are we talking about?

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  35. I have already been accepted for Spring 2016. My GPA was a 3.3. If my Fall 2015 grades make my GPA fall below 3.2, can I lose my accepted status?

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    1. Yes, it is possible that this could happen, but it depends upon how low the grades are, if your are in academic probation, if you failed a class, etc. I cannot guess though.

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  36. Is the "transfer" GPA for UGA different that the actual GPA when the student is accepted? I have a D in a class that I retook that counted in the calculation for the "transfer" GPA. I also had 2 PE classes that did not count. I was told one of the PE classes would transfer so will it get to count in my GPA once I start at UGA in January? Also will the D not have to count anymore since I retook the class? My GPA is fine either way for admissions. I am trying to figure out what my GPA will be because I have certain requirements for after obtaining my undergrad degree. Thanks

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    1. The transfer GPA is the overall GPA that will you will initially see at UGA. Once you begin taking classes and receiving grades, you will then have both a UGA GPA and an overall GPA, and the UGA work will go into both of these (with the overall being a combination of transfer work and UGA work). If you repeat a class, we use both grades in the calculation of a GPA. We will transfer in one hour of PE, but we do not transfer in the grade for this 1 hour. Review the FAQ for transfers for more details, https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/transfer/transfer-faq

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  37. Thanks for your quick response. I understand how the transfer GPA is determined. So the grade for the course I repeated will always be part of my UGA GPA because it was used to determine my transfer GPA, right? Even though I receive no hours for transfer, the grade is still part of my GPA? Thanks again.

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    1. It is a part of your overall GPA because you took the course and made that specific grade (even if you took it again), as UGA does not have a grade replacement policy. See http://www.reg.uga.edu/policies/repeating_a_course for UGA work, and how it applies at UGA.

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  38. OK - This is what that policy says.

    "If you register for and receive a grade in a course for which credit hours have already been granted, either by work at UGA or by transfer credit, you will forfeit the credit for the previous course. All grades, however, will be included in your UGA cumulative GPA (if it was a UGA course) and will also be included in your overall average."

    If this class was NOT taken at UGA, does it still count as part of the overall GPA?

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    1. I gave this as an example and so you could see the policy that UGA has for UGA courses, but as I said earlier, "If you repeat a class, we use both grades in the calculation of a GPA". So yes, if a class is repeated at UGA or at another college and transferred into UGA, it will stay in your GPA. It will not be removed, as we do not have a grade replacement or grade forgiveness policy. This policy is for all work.

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  39. If I apply now for Fall 2016 as a transfer when will I find out if I get accepted?

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    1. The Summer/Fall transfer application does not open until late January, and I cannot give you an exact time for when you will hear a decision, sorry. I have given some rough timelines in the Timelines page, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html

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  40. Does a transfer student applicant need to write an essay? If so, when will the topic be available for admission in Fall 2016?

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    1. No, there are no essays for transfer applicants.

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  41. Is there anyway a student who will finish their minimum 30 hours this semester be able to apply and be accepted for Fall 2016 semester? I've been told there have been exceptions to the "completed 30 hours by the application deadline" rule.

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    1. Generally, the only exceptions that we make for this type of situation are when there are serious family and/or medical issues where a student needs to be near family or local doctor. As such, I would not think so unless you have this type of situation.

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  42. Can we put all our athletic awards/trophies in the honors and awards section of our application or do we not mention them?

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    1. Yes, it is fine to add the athletic awards to the awards section.

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  43. I have taken the IGCSE cambridge examinations but there is no where I can out it on the application because I had a test for each subject, where would my scores?

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    1. I generally see these sent in with to trancript, so we will have these when your file is complete (check with your counselor to make sure).

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  44. If a student finishes high school with 10 AP classes, having made scores accepted by UGA on the AP exam, would the student be considered a transfer student?

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    1. No. A freshman is a student who wishes to start at UGA after HS graduation and has not attended another college post-HS graduation. A transfer student at UGA must have 30 or more transfer hours from another college and have attended that college for a year prior to enrollment at UGA.

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  45. I see on this blog post that the minimum requirement for transferring with 60+ hours is 2.80. I went to apply, and I noticed that the page said the requirement is a 3.0. I'm not sure if it recently changed. I have 64 hours and my GPA is a 2.9. Does this mean I will not be considered? Thank you!

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    1. If you look at my most recent blog post, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2016/01/summerfall-2016-transfer-application.html, you will see that the consideration level (not a requirement, but the level where we begin considering applications) has changed to a 3.00 for students with 60 or more hours. We also updated the lead in pages to the application and the application itself. The only area I did not update was this page, which has now been updated. I cannot guess about your situation, as it depends on how we calculate the GPA, but if we calculated it as a 2.90, then that is an issue with being considered for admission.

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  46. Between what exact dates should I expect a decision for regular decision applicant?

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    1. See the Timelines page, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/timelines.html, as it gives you the upcoming decision release dates.

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  47. What are the chances of getting accepted as a freshman if they show great leadership skills, community involvement and services, and wrote great and meaningful essays for the application, but has a 3.0 GPA with fair SAT and ACT scores?

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    1. I am sorry for asking you thing. After reading several of your posts, I finally came to the realization that you do not guess on decisions.

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    2. Correct, I cannot guess, although as I have said before, when a student's academics are very low compared to the applicant pool, it poses serious hurdles for admission.

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    3. For dual enrolled students, what's considered a low GPA, SAT, and ACT score?

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    4. Are you talking about dual enrollment at UGA? If so, review our dual enrollment page at https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/move-on-when-ready. If you are talking about applying as a freshman with dual enrollment credit, then we review you the same as any other freshman.

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  48. I just completed the transfer application for UGA. On the online form, it asked for number of hours taken. I already submitted the application but I accidentally typed 30 completed hours (which is the minimum needed to transfer) instead of typing 48 hours. Do you think I should resend the transfer application with the correct hours that I have taken? Thanks!

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    1. No, do not resend/resubmit the application, as this will cause problems. This information is just for general knowledge and does not need to be perfect, as we will use your official transcript(s) to make an official review.

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    1. Also about how many transfer do you let in for the spring semester of sophomore year and what is their average GPA, on the transfer page it only has averages for junior transfers

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    2. We will calculate a GPA based on the courses we determine to be academic. If a course comes in as a PE course (golf or running), then we will not use this grade in the GPA calculation, and only 1 PE hour will come into UGA. If a course is considered more than a PE course (CPR/Lifesaving class), that can be brought in as an academic course.

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  50. Thank you!! Also is there a chance you know the statistics of sophomore transfers opposed to juniors. (The average GPA and how many are accepted)

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    1. We do not really break up statistics for transfers like this, so I do not have it, sorry.

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  51. I have a question about the ACT for 2017 freshman applicants. Will the ACT continue to be superscored using the highest score for all 4 subtests? There is something on the Admissions page under NEW SAT about only using English and Math.

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    1. We will superscore all SAT and ACT scores using the strongest subscores of the four required areas as we always have, and these will be used to calculate the best score composite (an ACT composite is just the 4 required subscores divided by 4). But we will continue to focus on only some of those subscores, and in this case, it will be the English and Math areas. When we used the SAT and ACT Writing, we also focused on the Writing portion, but we will not do that now.

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  52. I plan on applying to transfer to UGA for the Spring 2017 term. However, at my current university, I took a pass/fail interim term class. I realize that you cannot tell me if the exact class will transfer until after I apply, but does UGA generally accept pass/fail classes? The class has no bearing on my GPA. If the class transfers, I will have 60 hours at the end of this current semester. My current college (Lagrange College) is not a Georgia University System school, so I don't know if this has any effect on whether or not the university accepts pass/fail classes.

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    1. If the course transfers into UGA, then we will transfer it in with a grade of P (if you passed), and it will be a part of the hours we bring in and use for admissions.

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  53. Would the transfer decisions for Fall 2016 be available on phone as the decisions are already being sent by mail?

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    1. We do not give out decisions over the phone or by email. Any transfer decisions will also have a decision letter sent out the next day.

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    2. So the only way we can know is by myStatus or Mail?

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    3. That is correct, as that is how we release decisions.

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  54. Are transfer admissions done on a first-come basis? I plan on applying to transfer for the Spring 2016 term. I want to take a summer class before applying, but want to know if applying later (probably around a week before the deadline) will hurt my chances of being admitted. Thanks

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    1. The application date (as long as you meet the deadline) does not have an impact on a decision, whether you are first to apply or last. It will impact when you hear a decision though.

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  55. Could I send(email)a personal letter right now or is the regular decisions set in stone as of now?

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    1. The time for sending in any updates for freshman is well in the past.

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  56. Good afternoon
    I have a question about being classified a sophomore or junior.
    I went to college since 2014. But I only have GPA 3.68 and 41 credit hours.
    Am I a sophomore or junior?

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    1. For academic purposes, a student is classified by their hours. So a student with 41 hours is a sophomore.

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  57. Just for clarification on the transfer requirements, do I need to meet all the requirements to transfer. I have 30 hours completed but don't have a 3.20 GPA. Do I need to meet both those requirements or just one?

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    1. The requirements listed for consideration all have to be met.

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  58. Hi! I had a question regarding a registration hold for registering for classes in Fall 2016. In Athena, I have a hold that is for 'academic advisement', and it has been there since March 30, 2016. Does that mean I need to visit UGA to meet with a mentor or advisor before picking classes? How do I know who my advisor is so I can schedule a meeting?
    Thanks!

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    1. I am assuming you are an incoming student, and all new incoming students must attend orientation. At orientation, you will meet with an advisor and the hold will be lifted so you can register.

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  59. Will UGA take out the extra points for honors classes?

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    1. I am assuming you attend a school where they add a certain number of points to the actual final teacher grades, so an 88 might become a 93 ( or something like that). If you are just talking about added weight for your HS calculating a weighted GPA, then know that we do not look at a transcript's GPA, just the actual core grades. If it is adding points to the teacher grades, then we do not remove them, but we would not then add any weight for your AP/IB grades as we normally do, as we would not want to double weight.

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  60. Hi! Is it mandatory for incoming transfer students to attend one of the Odyssey Seminars? Also, I am waiting for orientation day in the summer in order to register for Fall 2016 classes, and then depending on how many days my classes will be I will choose whether I will stay off campus or commute. If I find all my classes to be 2 days a week, then I will commute, but if more then I will stay off campus. Is it okay to decide in late summer what I am going to do or does that sound too late? Thanks!

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    1. Odyssey classes are just for freshmen, so transfers do not take them. As for your second question, I would suggest speaking with housing, as they can give you suggestions.

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  61. I'm currently finishing up my 2nd year of college and plan on trying to transfer to UGA my 4th year, which would technically be senior year, but because I just changed my major I am two semesters behind. What year would I be considered at UGA? A junior or senior? I'm transferring in hopes of getting into the Athletic Training program. I'll have around 73 credits when applying.

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    1. We could only determine what "year" you would be once we received the transcripts, reviewed the courses to see what transferred, and then posted the credit.

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  62. Are classes that don't pertain to your current major at your current school that you took too boost your gpa used to calculate your UGA GPA?

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    1. We look at all transferable grades in calculating your transfer GPA, and not just your major courses/grades.

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  63. I tried to fill out the transfer application. Under "admission categories" and "student types," it only list Freshman and Move On When Ready. Transfer is not an option?

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    1. Transfer is an option, I am guessing you just started out as a freshman based on which page you linked off of. Go to your dashboard page and select "Change Settings" in the upper left, and you can change to a transfer applicant.

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  64. I am applying to transfer in spring 2017. I am taking summer term classes; should I wait to apply after I have completed those classes? Or can I go ahead and apply and then send in those grades?

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    1. You can go ahead and apply, but wait until you have completed the class before sending in the transcript.

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  65. I have 55 credit hours with a 2.94 GPA. I'm wanting to transfer for Spring Semester 2017. Is it worth it applying since I don't have a 3.2 or should I wait to apply when I get the 60+ credit hours? Transferring from GGC.

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    1. If you do not meet the consideration levels that we have set forward for transfer applicants, there is a very high probability that you will not be admitted. I cannot say it is a 100% chance, as a GPA calculation varies from what one college does vs what we do, but we set the consideration levels so that you will know if you will be competitive for admissions or not. If you fall below the consideration levels, you are not competitive.

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  66. Same situation as DogLover I have 56 credit hours with a 2.87 GPA is it worth it apply for Spring or should I wait to apply for Summer 2017 when I gain 60+ credit hours.

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  67. If a school does not appear on the transfer equivalency website (CVCC in Columbus, GA), does that dramatically effect whether or not the classes from said school transfer over?

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    1. I believe that CVCC is actually based out of Phenix City, AL, and has several satellite campuses elsewhere. As such, check in AL first. Additionally, if a school does not have work already in the transfer equivalency system, that means we have not had any opportunity to review the courses. This is not bad, it is just that we have not seen courses from there yet, that is all.

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  68. Hi, I have been trying to register for a religions class, but when I try to sign up, there is an error that says 'waitlist'. There are 15 people ahead of me on the waitlist, so when do I find out if I get that class and how does UGA determine who gets the spot? Is it just a waitlist for whoever decides to drop that class and then the next person on the waitlist can get a spot?

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    1. Registration occurs within the Registrar's Office, not Admissions, but I will try to assist you. In attempting to register for a specific class section, a student can add themselves to a waitlist for the section if all the seats in the class have been taken. Instead of me giving inadequate details of the course waitlist situation, I suggest you go to http://reg.uga.edu/banner_training_materials/wait_listing for more details and examples.

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  69. Who do we talk to about what classes would be best to take when trying to reach our major and not waste any credits, hours, and money? I cannot find an email to contact anyone about this.

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    1. You work with your advisor on this, and your initial meeting with your advisor is at orientation.

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  70. If I will have 45 hours completed this fall, and then 60 at then end of spring 2017 term, (60 before intended enrolling term at uga (fall 2017)) and i'm applying to transfer as a junior for fall 2017, is that acceptable? the requirements say 60 hours and a 2.8 GPA or 30-59 and a 3.2 GPA by the deadline but the deadline is in april so i will have 45 as a sophomore student and around a 3.4 3.5 GPA

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    1. I am not sure what you mean by "acceptable", but yes, you are fine to apply with 45 hours by the deadline, as this is the point from which we will look at students. If we waited until June to start reviewing transfers (allowing for Spring grades), we would not be able to make the last transfer decisions until August because of how long it takes to review transfer files.

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  71. I have a question regarding the recommended senior course load. I only need two classes to graduate, but I want to ensure that I am staying competitive in the fall. I am taking two courses through dual enrollment and two classes at my high school, one an AP course and the other Journalism/ Yearbook (I am editor of the yearbook). I will also participate in cross country in the fall (plus club soccer) and soccer in the spring. I'm on the student council and in Beta. I'd like to add another course, however, scheduling has proven difficult. Am I damaging my chances by only taking four classes fall semester? Thank you in advance!

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    1. Can you give me a little more information? Are you on a block schedule? What are you taking Spring term, as that is also looked at? As I have said before, it is not about taking AP or DE courses, but looking at what is available in the core areas and what you are taking. If you take a DE course that is College Algebra but AP Stats or Calc would really be the next step, then that is not really taking the most rigorous courses.

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    2. Yes, I'm on a block schedule at my high school, which alternates days every week. I will be in AP Statistics or Biology in addition to Yearbook/ Journalism. I'll take DE English 102 (I have AP credit for English 101) and French. Second semester I will definitely take French, and Statistics if I don't take the AP Stats. I don't need the Biology credit, but may take that anyway, or another English or History depending on availability.

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    3. My suggestion is to take classes that will prepare you for your first year at college, so challenging yourself in HS classes will help make that transition easier. As well, if you are looking at a particular major (Biology let's say), you would want to take an advanced Biology class to get ready for these courses in college. Since I do not know the maximum and the required number of courses you can take in the Fall, my only suggestion is to not take an "early release" period, as that is not the best step in preparing for college, unless you want to major in early release.

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  72. Hey, I previously applied to UGA as a freshman. I would like to ask you if I could manage to add additional information about my internships, and other activities on my app when applying for Spring 2017?
    Thank You

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    1. Are you now applying as a transfer or a freshman for Spring? If you are a transfer applicant, we would be looking at your college academic work, not additional information, so we would not need this.

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  73. If you apply to transfer and you've retaken classes before applying to UGA, how do they calculate your GPA as far as credit hours and quality points?

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    1. If you retake your 3 hour ENGL 1101 class, and you made a C grade the first time and an A the second time, then use both grades in the calculation. But since a class can only transfer to UGA once (you only get credit for one ENGL 1101), we would only transfer in 3 hours for this.

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    2. Would you add 6 total hours to your overall number of credit hours or would you add 3 and just cancel the other three? Say you have 30 hours, but you repeated two 3 hour classes. Would you keep the 6 hours in your overall hours, or just cancel them all out?

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    3. In your example of the 30 hours with 6 of them being repeated hours, then only 24 would actually transfer. As such, you would only have 24 hours of transferable credit.

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    4. So your transfer GPA would be the total number of quality points over 24, correct? Since 6 hours would be repeated, you wouldn't account for them when calculating your GPA would you?

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    5. No. As I stated in my original reply, we use both the initial and the repeat grades in the GPA calculation, so you would have to use both sets of hours in the calculation of the GPA. If you fail a course, you have zero quality points but use the hours in the calculation, but since a failed course would not then transfer, the X number of hours would not be a part of the actual transferable hours.

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    6. If the X number of hours isn't part of transferable hours, why is it used in the GPA calculation?

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    7. Because, in the example, you made both the C and the A. Since we calculate with both grades, we have to use both sets of hours in the calculation. If you make an F, we use the hours in the calculation even though the hours do not transfer.

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  74. If I am applying as a junior transfer for the summer and I have 66 hours with a 2.9 gpa will I be competitive enough. I'd just like to know if its competitive enough to even try to apply. Like the likelihood of getting in with my stats.
    Thank you

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    1. I cannot guess about an admission decision, sorry. I can say that you will be competitive, as you are above the current consideration levels, but I cannot predict the future.

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    2. I appreciate the information thank you.

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  75. Just for clarification, I am wanting to apply as a sophomore transfer student for fall 2017. I am currently taking 16 credit hours and plan on taking 16 credit hours during my spring 2017 semester. However, the 30 hours will not be completed by the April application deadline. Does this mean I do not meet the requirements, or do the hours of my spring semester count, since they will be in progress?

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    1. Here is the detailed language from this page:

      "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. "

      As such, we cannot use in progress work.

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  76. Just making sure, I am wanting to apply as a sophomore transfer student for fall 2017. This past summer I took 3 hours at Dalton State College, and 9 online at Georgia Southern University. I am currently taking 18 Hours at Georgia Southern. If I pass all the classes with a GPA above 3.2 am I eligible to apply as a sophomore Fall 2017 transfer student?

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    1. If a fall transfer applicant has 30 completed hours on their transcripts, will have completed one year of college post HS graduation prior to enrolling, and meets/exceeds the consideration levels for transfer admission (all by the 4/1 fall deadline), then we would consider them for transfer admission. It sounds like you would meet these criteria, so if we are able to see this by April 1, then we would move forward with reviewing your file.

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  77. How do you receive a full ride to UGA being a transfer student.

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    1. Since UGA does not offer any transfer merit scholarships, you would need to look at need based aid.

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  78. Would need based aid cover my full tuition

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    1. I do not know, sorry, as I work in admissions and do not have access to any financial aid data due to privacy issues. You would need to work with our student financial aid office.

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  79. I'm from Colorado and looking to transfer to UGA as a sophomore for fall 2017. The only scholarships listed on the page for transfer students are for Georgia or southern state residents. Does that mean the only scholarships I could apply for are department-based?

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    1. UGA does not have any merit based scholarships for transfer students, so the only ones you would be looking at would be departmental ones.

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  80. Hello! I am looking to transfer to UGA my second semester of sophomore year. However, I am worried because I think I may fail a class this semester. If I meet the GPA, or even exceed it, by the time I apply, do you think it would really affect my odds? Also, the class I'm doing poorly in is a major-specific class and I've decided to completely change my major, so I thought maybe that would help a little bit.

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    1. One low grade will not stop a transfer admission offer, but it definitely will have an impact on your GPA. Remember, the stated transfer GPA does not guarantee admission, only consideration for admission.

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  81. Hi there,
    If my gpa is a 2.8-2.9 could i still potentially be considered for admission? I have been to georgia state and college of charleston and a lot of credits from gsu didnt transfer over to cofc. would you guys consider all my transfer credits? and could my ib credits be considered too if i got that sent in. also if there any way for me to write something about me in the application?

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    1. I could not guess on this, sorry. We would need all of the academic information you have listed and an application (transfer applications open in late January) in order to give your file a proper review. In our transfer review, we are looking at your academic standing/grades, so a letter would not have an impact.

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  82. Is there a difference in requirements between fall and summer semester?

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    1. There is no difference in the review process, so the only difference is the start date.

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  83. Is the UGA calculated gpa, the one with all transferable courses, the gpa used to consider an applicant for admission?

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    1. Yes, the GPA we calculate for transfer applicants includes all work from all colleges, and that is what is used for admission.

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  84. For a student who was deferred, does the date of the submitted application part 2 have any influence on the admission decision? For example, does it make a difference if I submit my application a week before the deadline instead of in the next couple days?

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    1. No, when you get in part II has no impact on a decision, just like when you applying has no impact.

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