Timelines

Freshman Timelines

 In general, there are three times during the year that UGA releases freshman decisions:

  • The Summer/Fall freshman application will be accessible online in late August/early September, and the Spring freshman application will be available in late May
  • Late November to Early December - EA Decisions released
  • Late February - Admit decisions, for RD or deferred EA applicants, who meet EA admit criteria
  • Late March - Final Decisions for all remaining RD and deferred EA freshman applicants 
For the December and February decisions, the focus is on the academic areas of a student, including grades, the rigor of a student's curriculum and SAT/ACT scores. For March, we are going through a detailed file reading process that looks at everything in the file.

See the Admissions Deadlines page for more details on the specific deadlines and required materials for admission consideration.

    Transfer Timelines

    In general, transfer decisions are sent out based upon the term for which a student has applied, and the time is based upon when we are able to review the files and how many files we have to review. Transfer decisions are made daily during these times, but we are not able to estimate when a student will receive a decision, as it depends on how many overall applicants there are and how challenging a file is to review:
    • The Summer/Fall transfer application will be accessible online in mid-late January, and the Spring application in late May
    • Summer Transfers - Generally, UGA reviews a majority of the files in mid-February through the beginning of March, with a limited number of decisions coming before and/or after this time frame due to other factors.
    • Fall Transfers - Generally, the review process begins in mid-March and goes through the beginning of May, starting with the files that were completed first and working from there. In addition, files with more complicated transcripts or multiple transcripts may take longer to review.
    • Spring Transfers - Generally, UGA begins review of Spring files in August, and will finish most of the decisions by late September.
    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.

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      1. Can a transfer applicant appeal a 'denial' decision? How doses an appeal work?

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        1. There is an appeal process, but very few decisions are overturned. You would want to contact our office directly about this.

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      2. I was told that I would get my decision through the mystatus 5-10 business days after everything was received, August 22nd. Is that an accurate timeline or will it be longer?

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        1. I believe you might have mis-read our information, as we state that you should give us 5-10 business days from a transcript being sent in until it shows up on the myStatus page, not 5-10 days before a decision. We expect a majority of Spring transfer decisions will be made by the end of Sept.

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      3. About how many people have been accepted so far and how many applications are being reviewed per day?

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        1. My estimate is that about 70% of the Spring applicants have a decision, so a little over 1,100. We are averaging about 60-70 decisions a day, but the last ones we do will take a little longer due to their complexity, so that will slow down a little near the end.

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      4. Is the transfer equivalency list a list comprised of schools that people have transferred from to UGA? Such as, if I see a random school out-of-state from the state of Indiana, does that mean you've received transfer work from that school?

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        1. The transfer equivalency data is based on years of review of transcripts from other colleges where either applicants have taken courses or when current UGA students hav taken transient coursework.

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      5. Hi, did the way courses transfer in from USG schools change? My Math 1111 course used to transfer as MATH 1A**, but now is MATH 1GXX. My Science used to transfer as SCIE1D** but now is SCIE 1GXX. Should I be worried that these classes won't count the way they did before, in satisfying core requirements? I actually was previously admitted to UGA for this Spring and met with my advisor, and she said my classes came in perfectly in terms of satisfying, but I have decided to wait a semester to attend, so I re-applied. I'm now worried that was a bad decision due to certain classes not counting now the way they did before. Sorry if this is confusing.

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        1. Re-review the new transfer equivalency page, especially the red box on the right side, as all it is for the most part is a different method of displaying equivalencies due to our new system.

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      6. I also noticed that my Science 1101 with Lab course, which is a 4 hour course that does not split up the lab, transfers as 2 courses, ECOL 1000 and ECOL 1000L. Will I still receive core transfer credit for a 4 hour course, with a lab, that I got an 'A' in? How will you determine the grade for lab since my college did not split up the class and lab for a grade. (Lab was big percentage factored into overall grade)

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        1. This has always been the case that the course splits into 2 grades if we teach it as a course and a lab, so this is no different than in the past. If you made an A on a 4 hour class with a lab, we will bring it in as a 3/1 course/lab credit with A's on both.

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      7. When will you begin reviewing fall transfer applications? I see where you have completed reviewing summer transfer applications.

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        1. We have not finished summer transfer files yet, sorry. I cannot give you an exact date, so go by the rough estimate on the timeline above.

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      8. So even though the system has changed, your transfer courses you accept/count has not changed, they just look a little different and I should not be worried? I'm from a USG school, and I know UGA has core-to-core agreement. It's just weird seeing one of my classes named a different UGA equivalent than what it was before. (Well, not direct equivalent, but core elective).

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        1. I can never promise that a transfer course will always remain the same, as we say this in the transfer articulation site, and the academic departments have the review power to change course equivalencies. But our new system just has a slightly different naming system for elective credit, so look at the site for an explanation.

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      9. If I enter UGA as a transfer, and a semester into me being a UGA student, a department decides that a class will not be transferable anymore, will I lose that transfer credit, or since I entered UGA before they decided that, will it have no impact on me?

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        1. It is not a retroactive change, unless there is some change in your class that we did not know about.

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      10. Will Fall transfer decisions be available on myStatus as they are made or will there be a designated day similar to the freshmen decisions after the 4/1 deadline?

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        1. Please re-review the Timelines transfer section again.

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      11. How many applications (transfer) would you say your team reviews each business day?

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        1. It is too early in the process to have a good gauge on averages yet, sorry.

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      12. I know you are very unsure, but do you have any idea at all when you are expecting to finish reviewing summer transfer files?

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        1. We should know more next week.

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        2. Do you think you will have more next week on fall transfers also, or just summer?

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        3. We will have more details on summer and fall transfers this coming week.

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      13. When you accept a transfer applicant, is it posted on myStatus the same day?

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        1. We update the myStatus page every morning, and occasionally in the late afternoon.

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      14. If I have a 3.279, should I put 3.2 or 3.3 as my GPA (App only allows me to do one or the other, not 3.28. I'm a transfer.

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        1. Either is fine, as this is a rough estimate for us and you, but we use the transcripts for an official review.

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      15. When you begin reviewing Fall transfers, do you review apps in relation to the current size of the applicant pool, or just by themselves?

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        1. We review transfer students based on their own merit, and on a view of total enrolling student numbers at UGA.

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      16. If someone were previously admitted, but re-applied, do you see in your system in combination with their app that you offered them an admission in the past?

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        1. We would see the information from the previous application (if it has been less than 2 years out), but it would not have an impact on a decision.

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      17. Hello -- I noticed that UGA is on spring break this week. I was just wondering if that will slow things down in relation to application review. Thank you.

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        1. This should not have an impact on our reviews, as we are still working. The only minor impact would be if someone from our office took this week off due to the local schools being out and needing to be out due to family.

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      18. Do you plan on making an announcement or post on the status of Summer/Fall transfers this week?

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      19. I noticed you said myStatus is updated each morning. I assumed it was automatic when a decision is made. Does this mean if you accept someone today, they will not know until tomorrow?

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        1. The myStatus page is not live, so it takes a day to get decisions on to it unless we run a special update in the afternoon.

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      20. So if someone is admitted on a Friday, they will hear back Monday (Since I assume myStatus doesn't update on weekends)? And I saw that 416 people applied for Summer, I believe I read that 800 roughly applied for a previous summer. Are numbers down or am I mistaken?

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        1. I believe the myStatus page is updated on Saturday morning, so a student admitted on a Friday should see it the next day. No, we did not have 800 summer transfers last year, but instead it was slightly under 550. Last year was our transition time for our student system, with summer being on the old system and fall being on the new one. As such, there was a delay in opening up the fall transfer application to help in the transition. My estimate is that the rise in last year's summer transfer applicants was due to not wanting to wait for fall decisions.

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      21. Does "It appears we have received all necessary documents..." on myStatus mean that our file is complete?

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        1. Yes, it is just that sometimes transfer applicants forget to add a college or two, so we want to be cautious with our words.

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      22. I submitted my application within hours of it opening. My transcripts were received and posted on my status a few days later. A friend of mine applied 2 weeks ago and has already been accepted. My GPA is much higher, why the delay in my review?

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        1. You do understand that we just started reviewing Fall transfer applicants, right? There is no delay, as we just started. Since we have several new people in our office, your friend's file might have been selected for them to work on for test cases, it may have had only one very simple transcript, etc. Just be patient, as we just started reviewing Fall transfer files.

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      23. Are afternoon myStatus updates automatic, or done occasionally and manually by admissions staff? Are they done around 5 PM?

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        1. The morning updates are automatic. The afternoon ones at times happen, but at times not, depending on our situation, our IT staff, etc. and they are generally manual. Patience.

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      24. It looks like most of the time regular decisions are released on the last Friday of March. Is it looking like there is any chance for a 3/20 release or is 3/27 - 3/31 more likely?

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        1. When I definitely know a date, I will let you know.

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      25. I attended an out of state University. Will my application get reviewed in the order it was received or does it move down the list because it is not from an in state school?

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        1. I cannot guess, as it depends on the situation (it is not based on in-state vs out-of-state college). It is based at times on how much information we already have in our system on the courses for the college. For instance, we have a large number of students who transfer from Univ. of South Carolina, so that would be an easier review as the articulation for most courses is already built. It also depends on how many courses we are talking about, as building transfer equivalents for 10 courses is different than building 45 course equivalents. I hope this helps.

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      26. Are electronic transcripts automatically matched with a current app, or are they matched by human?

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        1. Generally, electronic college transcripts have to be matched by hand, as many transfers have multiple prior colleges, and the data on the electronic transcript does not allow for instantly matching due to multiple options.

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      27. Hello. You already had my most recent transcript on file, because I was accepted for Spring but chose not to go, but I chose not to go after orientation so I had my transcript sent in December, and I sent another file just in case when I re-applied for Fall. I was wondering if this will complicate/slow things down a bit or cause a delay in me hearing back from you. Since this may mean there are multiple transcripts you have of me, even though they have the same work on them and are just one college, 3 semesters of work. Thank you.

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        1. It is just the same transcript sent multiple times. (Only thing different is the original transcript I applied and was accepted with, because I took classes in Fall)

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        2. This should not slow things down.

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      28. hi, when is UGA announcing freshman admissions for fall 2015? I know it's April 1st but some people say it starts from mid march. and are we going to be aware of accepted applications trough email? thank you

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      29. You've said numerous times that the 3.2 GPA and 30 hour requirement is not really a requirement, but a consideration level. Does this mean that it is possible to be admitted if someone has below 30 hours when they apply, regardless of their GPA (Perfect 4.0)? I know transfer students who have been admitted with 2.5s and 2.6s, which is below the consideration level even if they had 60 hours. I am really just asking if the 30 hour requirement is very, very firm when making a decision, because I know a couple of people who have essentially 'slipped through the cracks' as one says.

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        1. I cannot guess about another student, as we calculate GPA's differently than others, some people have been admitted on appeal, etc. what I can say is that, as stated here and on the app, we need 30 or more transfer hours for a student to be considered for transfer admission.

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      30. Should Fall transfer reviews pick up over the course of this week?

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        1. I expect they will pick up by mid-week, as we have only a small number (15 or so?) of summer transfers left.

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      31. Are acceptance letters sent usually the day of/after a decision is made (For transfers)? Or do they take some time to send out since they are packets of information that I assume is done by hand individually?

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        1. Decision letters are mailed the next business day after decisions are made.

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      32. I received an email from UGA about assigning me a MyID. I am a transfer student. I have not heard a decision yet but applied Day 1, what does this mean in regards to my application, the MyID?

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        1. Should I contact someone in IT about this? I am worried that there could be a problem with my app, as I have not done anything yet. I'd give my name on here, but this is a public blog.

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        2. You do not need to panic or contact anyone in IT. Just be patient, and if a decision was made on your file, then you will receive a decision letter shortly. As well, the myStatus page will be back up on Friday late.

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      33. Are acceptance letters sent out usually pretty fast after a decision is made, or grouped at the end of a week of sorts and then sent out? Also, thanks so much for running this blog. I can't imagine how it is reviewing freshman, transfers, transients, etc. over 3 semesters every year and answering questions daily.

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        1. Transfer decision letters generally go out the next business day, and yes, it can get a little crazy.

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      34. Do most of your transfer students enroll in the Fall as Juniors, as opposed to other semesters with less hours?

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        1. A large number of our fall enrolling transfers come in with about 60 or so hours total by the start of fall term, although some have less and some have many more (350 hours is this years highest count so far).

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      35. What exactly does it mean if I received a MyID email? Is this just like a new way of logging in, rather than using my personal email? (My current school does this).

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        1. There are a number of offices that will communicate with applicants, so this is just one such contact.

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      36. If I was accepted for Spring and am accepted again for this Fall, as I did not attend for Spring due to a number of unfortunate reasons, would my materials still be uploaded in myStatus? Such as VLP, Immunization Forms, and completion of the AlcoholEDU course?

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        1. I cannot speak for the Health Center for the last 2 items, but the VLP document will stay in the admissions system.

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      37. Are you expecting to release decisions Friday night at 7:30p? Or just not before then? And would the myStatus be updated by then for files that were reviewed Friday afternoon, or would I have to wait until Saturday morning to view?

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        1. It will open up no earlier than 7:30. I do not want to guess on what we expect, as sometimes there are issues with IT, etc. When it opens, all of our freshman decisions will be available, and any transfer decisions that have been made up through Friday will also be available. I suggest transfer applicants might want to wait until Saturday to view the myStatus page, as there will be a large volume of freshman on the site and it might be a little slower.

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      38. Does a course that transfers as a general elective still count in someone's transfer courses/degree completion? Such as, a seminar class (3 hrs) and health class (3 hrs) that transfer as 1T**, because I know UGA requires I believe 6 hours of non-major related electives (For my major), and I was wondering if these classes would count in that or if these classes would essentially be extras that don't further me.

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        1. These courses can go towards a degree completion, yes, but I cannot guess about how/if it will due to each major having different requirements, each student bringing in a variety of courses that go towards their major, etc.

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      39. My class, Econ 3300, used to transfer to UGA as MSIT 3000, but it now transfers as a general elective. I noticed that none of the classes offered at my school now do not transfer as MSIT 3000. Does this mean, since MSIT 3000 is a Terry requirement, that I would have to take it again at UGA? Since my class now comes in a transfer elective, instead of a direct equivalent.

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        1. I cannot guess about a specific departmental requirement, sorry. This is something that you would need to speak to Terry about if admitted. Transfer students can always request a review of a transfer course to see if it can be brought in as a specific course and not as an elective, but you would need to work with that academic department, as the departments make these decisions and share it with admissions.

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      40. So if MyID is for enrolling students, do only admitted students have a MyID?

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        1. That is not always the case, as there are a variety of situations and I cannot guess about each and every one.

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      41. Are orientation sessions/dates for Fall different for transfers and freshman? I think that Spring orientation sessions were all the same, regardless of whether or not you were freshman/transfer etc.

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        1. Yes, these sessions and dates are different, see https://orientation.uga.edu/Portals/3/Documents/Orientation%20Calendar%202015.pdf

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      42. I have two classes, one of them is health/PE, and it transfers as a general elective. I know you said it will count towards degree completion, but I looked at UGA Bulletin and it said I need 24 hours of general electives, 12 have to be upper division and 12 have to be Arts and Sciences (Basically anything). In your opinion, do you think this health class would still be counted somewhere in there that would count as part of the 24 hours I need, essentially meaning that I only need 21 hours now of general electives? Because I don't know if a university/freshman orientation and a health class would be counted. I've tried talking to people but it is hard, especially when I am just an applicant and not a student or incoming student.

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        1. I cannot guess about this, sorry. It all depends on the specific courses, the major, and how everything goes towards the degree you want. This would be a good question for an academic advisor, and if you are admitted, you can review this with an advisor using our program called DegreeWorks.

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      43. Does Admissions staff work during the summer?

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        1. Yes, we work year round (we do not even close for Spring Break, but we do take national holidays off).

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      44. For a health class, does the full 3 hours count in terms of transferring and being applied in some core area, even though you only count 2 hours for GPA computing?

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        1. Many times, a 3 hour health class will come into UGA as our 2 hour health class and a 1 hour PE class, with the PE grade not counting for GPA. We allow 1 PE hour to transfer into UGA, so if this is your only PE course, then it would come into UGA, but I cannot guess about core.

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      45. Do transfer electives (Something like 1T**) get treated the same way as direct elective equivalents, you just do not have the same course and therefore cannot call it a direct equivalent? I'm referring to electives transferring however, not core classes being transfer electives.

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        1. Yes, transfer elective courses that do not have an exact match are still treated as transfer courses that can go towards a degree if the department feels that is the correct action. As well, students can petition the academic department to change the elective transfer course to a direct transfer course if it is believed that the course matches a UGA course.

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      46. If someone is admitted Monday for example, do you have acceptance letters in the mail by Tuesday?

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        1. Yes, unless these is some unusual situation that day (snow day, releasing 10,000+ freshmen decisions, etc.).

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      47. Are you currently working completely on Fall transfers now? I applied Day 1 and am urging to hear back, I understand patience though but it just feels a little weird that some of my friends already know their decisions, and applied Day 1.

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        1. We are focused on fall transfers now, with an occasional summer transfer issue. Remember, we try to review files based on when a file was complete (not submitted, but complete), but that is not an exact science. Just be patient.

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      48. Is myStatus set to open automatically tomorrow at a given time?

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        1. Please review my most recent post and the myStatus down time message.

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      49. I just got my acceptance letter today. I know someone who applied in late Feb./early March and has already got their letter also, which is strange. Do you send denial letters out at all? Thanks for the acceptance!

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        1. Yes, we send out transfer denial letters.

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        2. Consider yourself lucky! I applied the first day and haven't heard anything yet. Congrats

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      50. Would you ever revoke an admissions offer if someone were accepted, and weeks after their acceptance, they received an alcohol related charge on their record?

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        1. That certainly would merit us needing to review this issue. I suggest that anyone in this situation should contact our office ASAP to update us on the situation (see our honor code requiring notification).

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        2. Do you want the person to contact you after the arrest, or after the court appearance, to see if the charges are dropped/outcome?

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        3. They should contact us now.

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      51. Is it guaranteed that you will be able to switch terms because I got admitted for Spring 2016 but I would like to go Fall 2015

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        1. If you were admitted to Spring 2016, then we specifically admitted you to Spring. You are not able to change from Spring to Fall, sorry.

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      52. Is there a specific reason why a person get accepted into the Spring 2016 term and not the Fall 2015 term.

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        1. There is no one specific reason, but Spring admits were reviewed for Fall and were not offered it, but we were able to offer Spring as a secondary option (instead of a denial). You now need to weigh the options on what to do about your Spring offer.

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      53. If you are offered a Spring 2016 term, can you still go to college at another school for Fall 2016 and then start/transfer to UGA for the Spring 2016 term?

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        1. Yes, you can. You will be receiving a great deal of information shortly.

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        2. I meant for Fall 2015, not Fall 2016

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      54. Do freshman admitted for Spring 2016 get priority when it comes to housing, over transfers who will enter for Spring?

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        1. No, you would be on equal footing, but most likely you would be looking at different levels of classes, as most spring transfers will have at least 1.5 years of college or more.

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        2. I was just asking because I know freshman have a first-year live on requirement, so I thought any vacant rooms for Spring would go to them before transfers.

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        3. I am sorry, I mis-read your question and though you were asking about classes, not housing. Yes, freshman for Spring will be first in the housing options due to the live on requirement.

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      55. What would be a reason for someone getting accepted yesterday as a transfer, if their application wasn't even sent in until earlier this month? Are you that ahead in reviews?

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        1. We have two new evaluators who are still learning how to review transfer files, so we give them easier files throughout the applicant pool. It may be that this was one of them.

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      56. I'm a transfer student that will need to take the math placement exam sometime before my orientation. Is this exam generally geared towards freshman, or relatively designed to just test your understanding, as opposed to picking your brain apart with very difficult questions? Is it just a basic placement test covering math in general, or pre-calculus specifically?

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        1. I do not know, sorry. The math department is the key contact there.

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        2. Can I take placement exam once I have committed? It tells me if I need a summer class, and taking it at orientation would be useless since orientation is in summer and I would've had to decide if I'm taking class or not. Also, does May session look bad? I am thinking instead of taking 1 summer class for 2 months, I will take it in May instead for 2 weeks. I am already accepted for Fall as transfer.

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        3. You can schedule a placement exam prior to the summer and orientation (see http://testing.uga.edu/students-customers/placement-exams), and if a student enrolls in a summer class, we are fine with whatever part of term they choose.

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      57. Would a C in just one class over the summer look bad? If I were accepted with over a 3.7 GPA as a transfer for Fall, and I made a C in my only summer class, would you be understanding that this is just one class, and does not reflect a poor term or large drop in grades? I am worried that this would cause you to reconsider me or review me.

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        1. Generally, one C in the situation you mentioned would not change any decision.

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        2. Would you be understanding that it just one class, and review it in relation to my entire college history? I'm not really worried about one C (It is May session) - What I'm worried about is you seeing "Summer GPA: 2.0" which is indicative of a poor term.

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        3. We would look at the C within the context of your entire work, and would not look at it as just Summer-C

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      58. Is it better to apply for early admission or the very last date? It seems this year, UGA had a large number of early admission decisions & several UGA hopefuls applying on the last deadline were declined admission despite high SAT, ACT, GPA, AP classes, state & local leadership, etc. Disappointed in my University with two outstanding students being denied admission when others were admitted with much lower credentials. I know...I teach them. Please explain. Thank you!

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        1. We treat all applicants the same, whether they apply on the day the app opens or on the last day it is open. The only issue we usually see is that people who apply on the deadline generally are less likely to have all required materials sent to us, as they wait until the last second and do not give counselors/teachers time to do their part. We had roughly the same number of EA admits as in years past, so there was no difference. The big difference is that we had a larger and stronger applicant pool as a whole. As for two students who were denied, we had a large number of students who were very strong that we were not able to admit due to the overall strength of the applicant pool and the limited size of the freshman class. As for "lower credentials", that would be in the eye of the beholder, as we look at a wide range of things, and unless you were looking at all the materials that we had in the files and looked at it in the way we look at it, you cannot really judge the process. For instance, a number of people put a great deal of emphasis on an overall/composite test score, while we have stated again and again that that is the least important of the academic areas, and that we focus on individual subscores. So as you can see, we view things differently that some people, and are very transparent at what we look at.

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      59. Once someone commits as a transfer, will their classes be available in DegreeWorks for their UGA advisor to see?

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      60. My admissions notification letter stated that my high school evaluation form that was to be completed by a high school guidance counselor was not submitted. UGA admissions office sent an email requesting this information from my guidance counselor on 1/21/15 and 2/4/15. Apparently, my guidance counselor never sent the form. Certainly, I'm very upset that she failed to do this. This situation was not my responsibility to handle and was out of my control. Therefore, please explain to me the appeals process for this situation and/or steps necessary to resolve this in order for my application to be reviewed.

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        1. There is no appeal to an incomplete file, as there was no decision made due to us not being able to move forward with a decision. I would suggest you talk with your counselor about why this was not done, but we cannot do anything. Remember, the deadline for supporting documents was 1/22, and your first request of the counselor form was 1/21. As such, you did not give your counselor much lead in time for this (1 day), and you have to own a part of the issue.

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      61. I committed over the weekend as a transfer, and I got an email about changes/payments due. Do I owe anything yet, since I have committed?

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        1. I do not believe so, as I would assume this is an email from the Bursar's Office, and it was triggered by the deposit. Students do not instantly owe any money to us, but it may be that this was to let you know about your student account being set up due to the deposit.

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      62. If I were deferred to either Fall 2015 or Spring 2016, what would be the earliest date that I might find out if I were accepted to either semester?

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        1. Are you talking about being waitlisted? If so, look at one of my most recent posts about wait list decisions, and go to the FAQ linked in the post.

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      63. Hi, I have applied as fall transfer and I know several people who have received a decision, I know that you have many applicants to process and cant give a timeline. My question is if the decisions are posted once a day or updated throughout the day?
        and thank you for your answers, reading them has been very informative!

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        1. My latest post on Transfer decisions covers this issue, along with a number of other details, so I suggest you review it at http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2015/03/summerfall-2015-transfer-update.html . Feel free to ask me any questions that this does not cover.

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      64. If when reviewing our application we notice that we did not answer a question or one that we thought we answered did not show up on the pdf files version, what should you do?

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        1. If it is a biographical field, I would not worry about it, as there are at times fields that have no impact on a decision (a parent's birthplace for instance), but are there for data collection. As well, if it is in the non-required areas, it is not needed for admission or review.

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      65. My SAT & GPA were higher than my High School friends who were admitted to UGA for early admission. Based on their credentials compared to my own, my guidance counselor was sure I would be admitted to UGA. It appears I made a mistake waiting to apply, but with my leadership positions (state and local level), I was advised to apply later. My understanding is I must have 30 hours to transfer to UGA. Does this mean I will have to take 30 hours this summer and fall to be considered for 2016? Thank you.

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        1. First, we do not make different decisions based on when a student applies. As such, it may be that how you and your counselor look at things is different from how we do. For instance, a GPA on a HS transcript has it's own weighting, uses non core classes, etc. As well, test scores are looked at differently by us then by some other institutions. We look at individual subscores. I had a great case today where an ACT composite was higher for X student than for student Y, but the ACT E, M and E/W were much higher for student Y, which are the ACT subscores that we focus on. As for transferring into UGA, we will need 30 completed hours with grades by the deadline, so if you apply for Fall 2016, we need 30 hours with grades by 4/1.

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      66. I have a very easy fall 2015 transfer application (1 transcript) and applied very early. Why do you think I haven't recieved an answer yet ? Also, I am afraid I am not looking in the right place of typing in the right user idea to check my status.

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        1. First, when you say very early, what do you mean? As well, did the transcript come in early? Second, I am not sure what the issue is with the myStatus page, so I suggest emailing adm-tech@uga.edu, as this is our admissions IT help email.

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        2. I applied February 5 and my transcript came in 2 days later and everything was complete by then. I do not think there is an issue with my status page, I just wasn't sure I was looking in the correct place.

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        3. In this transfer group that was not early. I am guessing that 900+ fall transfer applicants had complete files before you did. We had a large number of transfer applicants who applied ASAP this year.

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        4. I thought the first of February when it opened ?

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        5. On 1/22, I posted here that the transfer app had opened up, so it was open about a week earlier than you thought.

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      67. when does the application for spring 2016 open?

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      68. If I transfer to UGA for Fall of my sophomore year (Have lots of AP credits), and find out that I will not be able to enroll for my junior year, do you think it would be possible to do UGA next year and then do a couple classes at a community college for summer and get an AA degree, so that I would have a degree at least and not be considered a college drop-out?

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        1. This would be a question for the Comm College and if the classes from UGA could go towards an AA.

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        1. If you applied in late March, then you just applied, so it will take a while (no guess on a specific date).

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      70. In your opinion, if a freshman who signed a dorm contract does not attend UGA or has their admissions revoked, do they still owe the housing costs? I've contacted housing with no response yet.

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        1. I do not have an opinion on a specific case, as I do not have the detailed information, the signed contract with the details of the cancellation policy, when the student made a decision to not attend, etc. I would assume that this type of detail would be in the housing contract and available for the student and parent, but since I do not have access to this or the entire situation, it would be foolish of me to give an opinion.

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      71. Hi,

        Does UGA has a cap on the number of transfer students they can accept? I'm getting nervous because many of my friends have heard a decision and I have not.

        Thanks!

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        1. We do not have a cap on the number of transfer students we can admit each year/term, and when we hit X number, we stop admitting students. What we do have are 2,700 transfer applicants that take a while to review.

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      72. Hi,

        I saw the deadline for fall is April 1st. And I applied as a transfer to UGA at the last minute of deadline. Since I made this sudden decision to apply, will you still be able to review my materials? My materials have been received by office after April 1st.

        Thanks!

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        1. If the materials were submitted (not received, but sent to us) by the 4/1 deadline, then you are fine. We also give a small amount of leeway right after the deadline, but not much.

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      73. I have been accepted as a transfer student for Fall. However, I have recently had some unforeseen financial obstacles and would like to stay at my community college one more semester. Is there any way I could defer my application to Spring? I would absolutely hate to do this and lose my spot, as I know I am lucky to be accepted for Fall to begin with. I just want to see if this would even be an option?
        Thank you

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        1. Unfortunately, we are not able to defer transfer decisions. You would need to re-apply to Spring term, and we would then need Spring 2015 grades to then re-review the file.

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      74. If I was to do this, I would have an associates degree by the end of the fall from my community college. Also, I 100% expect my GPA to stay the same or even increase after this current semester. I know my admission would not be guaranteed, but is it likely I would be admitted again?

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        1. I cannot guess on a decision, sorry. We have not had a shift in the consideration levels for transfers for a number of years, but I cannot predict the future.

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      75. Thanks for your help! Would I have to pay the commitment deposit again?

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        1. Yes, as the commitment deposit is not able to be rolled over.

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      76. I was accepted for Spring 2015 as a transfer, but cancelled and re-applied, and am accepted again for Fall. I noticed that myStatus shows that my VLP and Immunization is cleared, I guess it rolled over from December when I cleared them. However, all of the information explaining what VLP is and what Immunization is, is still showing, and when I originally cleared them, the information disappeared and the only thing that showed was the green check mark indicating the holds are clear. I just want to make sure this isn't a glitch in the system so that I do not get to orientation and find out I have holds. If it says it is cleared, it is still cleared, even though it rolled over, correct?

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        1. If it is still showing as cleared, then it is cleared are you should be fine.

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      77. Thank you for doing these Q&A's. Is it possible to get an update as to where you stand with Fall transfer applications? I have a pretty complicated file so I'm sure I'll be at the end of the list but am still anxious to hear one way or another.

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        1. I hope to give out an update on transfers next week, but I have been out this week due to illness.

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        2. Speedy recovery :)

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      78. For transfer applicants, are both denial and accepted decisions posted daily on my status? Or are applications being reviewed, accepted, and once the quota is met all denied applicants will receive a declination?

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        1. I suggest you revie a recent blog post, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2015/03/2015-fall-transfer-update.html, for more day to day details. As for a "quota", we do not have one, so all transfers will receive the decision we give as we are able to give it out.

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      79. When are the online application forms for First-Year Applicants are released?

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        1. As stated above, the freshman application for Fall 2016 will open in late August/early September.

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        2. What about the freshman application for Spring 2016?

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      81. When do you finish reviewing Transfer application for Fall 2015?

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        1. Please re-review the Timelines post again, as I have given our best estimate and I do not have an exact ending.

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      82. When does the app open for transfer Applicants Spring 2016 ?

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      83. When does registration for transfer orientation open up?

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        1. Monitor https://orientation.uga.edu for orientation details.

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      84. I am an admitted transfer student for Fall 2015. On ATHENA, I noticed that I have an Academic Advisement Hold, which is standard until Orientation I know. But, I have a hold for the Summer 2015 term and another hold for the Fall 2015 term. Is this an issue/mistake, since I m a Fall student?

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        1. I am not sure, as that type of hold is added by the Registrar.

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        2. When you meet with an advisor at orientation, they will be able to remove both of these holds.

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      85. I got an email that transfer orientation registration will open Monday. What if I am a Fall student, and not registering for summer or Maysession, will I still be able to select the first orientation session when registration opens?

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        1. We are opening up orientation sign-up for both fall and summer transfer admits on Monday. I have no idea which session you will be able to get though.

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        2. Are the summer/fall sessions the same? Would a fall student attending a summer session be the same, or are there separate sessions for separate terms? I just don't want to sign up for the first session, realize it is for summer only, and then have to sign up for a fall session afterwards.

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        3. Review the link off the orientation website, https://orientation.uga.edu/Portals/3/Documents/Orientation%20Calendar%202015.pdf, which gives dates for the summer sessions and the fall sessions for transfers.

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