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. In my transcript (im applying for transfer) must it explicitly state that a class I received credit it for was from AP credit or can it just say that it was credited to me?

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      6. Do you see if a transfer class was taken online or not? Or do you just see the class title? I ask because I think my school doesn't put 'online' on the transcript.

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        1. At times we do and at times we do not, but the method of delivery for a class (online, in class, etc.) does not change our review of that class.

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      7. Is the same transfer review process that is used for Spring also used for Fall?
        What are any differences you review people based on which term they apply for?

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        1. Generally, the same process that is used for summer is then used for fall and then the following spring. This at times has changed due to demand and quality, but this is the general policy.

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      8. So you expect to begin the review of Fall transfer applications in mid-March? Are you generally done reviewing freshman, and mainly focused on transfers at that time?

        Also, if I were accepted for Fall and decided to take a Summer class at my school, would you essentially 're-review' my application, or just make sure the class grade is sufficient enough to allow me to still be admitted? Thanks.

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        1. As stated in the timelines transfer section, we expect to start fall transfer reviews in mid-March, but it could be a little earlier or later depending on freshman and summer transfer files. As for a transfer student being admitted and then having additional work come in (such as spring grades or summer work), we do not do a complete re-review of every file, but if there is a huge academic drop, we will contact the student and possibly re-think the admission offer.

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        2. When you say you will contact the student, would it be to ask them or find out why there was a big academic drop of their grades? I'm expecting to make all B's and maybe a C this semester due to my very heavy workload, but I'll be applying with a near perfect GPA. I just have a lot going on this semester.

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        3. Yes, it would be to ask the student about the drop in grades. Again, this would be for a serious drop, many times resulting in a term GPA that would indicate academic warning, etc.

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      9. Do you know if UGA classes taken online will show up on transcript as online though? Such as, would a class be like "English 1101 Online" or just say "Engl 1101" on the UGA transcript if it was taken at UGA? I'm afraid taking an online class could look bad or less to employers, other colleges or graduate programs, or anyone else for that matter.

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        1. I have no idea, sorry, as admissions does not have anything to do with the UGA transcripts. This would be a good question for the Registrar.

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      10. How important are the three essays for UGA? I've recently applied to UGA for Regular Decision and I believe my GPA, SAT Scores, activities, and IB courses are up to par but I have never been a great writer so I am very nervous that I will get rejected just because my essays were not up to the UGA standard. It is possible for me to get rejected just because my essays were less than satisfactory?

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        1. The essays are a part of our review, but I cannot put a percentage or weight on them. Essays help in our review but they will not suddenly change a decision from deny to admit or the reverse.

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      11. Hi! I've also recently applied to UGA for Regular Decision but I have a question about payment. I have sent a fee waiver along with my transcript to UGA but I forgot to also mail a form with my confirmation details I was suppose to printout and send with my fee waiver. Is this a big problem? will it delay acceptance or denial from the school? Should I just send another fee waiver to UGA with the confirmation details paper?

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        1. We will be fine with just the waiver form as long as your name is clearly listed on it.

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      12. When you said you check to see if a big GPA drop has occurred in a transfer admitted student, are you looking at overall GPA compared to admitted GPA, or just the Spring semester GPA if they're a Fall applicant?

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        1. We are looking at both the Spring and the overall.

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        2. Would you be understanding if someone had a bad Spring semester (Mostly Bs and a couple Cs) - But their overall GPA was still very high and close to what they were admitted with?

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        3. I cannot guess about a possible future situation, sorry. We need to be able to see the situation, courses, grades, etc.

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        4. What exactly do you define as a huge drop, or something that would stop and make you look at? I'm concerned I could be accepted and have it revoked, even if I made all B's this semester.

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        5. I am sorry, but I cannot guess on a possible future situation, especially when we get in to exact details. What I would say is to look at what we expect overall for consideration levels, try to do your best in the Spring, and know that serious issues are not small drops, but large ones (I cannot go into exact details as it always depends on the context of the specific situation).

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      13. if our teacher still hasn't sent in our recommendation can we have another teacher send one as well?

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      14. Do you consider a huge drop in grades as a GPA decreasing such as, if a 4.0 went to a 3.8, or a 3.8 went to a 3.6? A huge drop in grades in my opinion is not the same as a poor semester, but all B's could bring someone down .2 on a GPA.

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        1. No, this is definitely not a huge drop. A drop from a 3.5 to a 2.5 might be seen as one, for instance, or something worse, but not a .2 drop. In addition, I should clarify even more a huge drop that is well below our consideration levels and/or brings an overall GPA below the consideration levels.

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        2. That is relaxing to hear. I have a high GPA that you will be reviewing when I apply for Fall as a transfer, but am dealing with a lot of stress right now and am having a very difficult time in school. I was just worried my high GPA dropping .2 or .3 would be considered a huge drop. Thanks for clarifying.

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      15. If I take a core class at a USG school, will it have to transfer as a core class? I noticed on DegreeWorks, a few of my core classes that didn't have 'direct transfer equivalencies' transferred as general electives. Someone on the phone said DegreeWorks might not do it right, but she wasn't sure.

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        1. It is hard for me to guess exactly, sorry. Speak with your advisor about it, as it is possible to change how courses come into UGA.

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        2. Are core classes than transfer in, but don't have direct equivalents, essentially treated the same as if they did have a direct equivalent, when coming in? My advisor said a few weeks ago that DegreeWorks might not do it right also, and that humans might have to do go in to the system sometimes.

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        3. Again, it is hard to guess without exact details. I suggest you speak with your advisor, and if you believe a course should come into UGA differently, work with the specific academic areas to get it changed. For instance, if it is a political science class, work with the UGA political science dept.

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        4. So there is some discretion advisors have to make a specific class count if it originally doesn't? I'm only asking because I know UGA has a core-to-core agreement with USG schools, which essentially means it has to transfer as a core class that counts.

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        5. That would be a good question for your advisor after they have seen the specific situation, as I am dealing with vague info in an area that is not my expertise.

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        6. Ok, this is my final question on this topic. Do classes sometimes change each semester the way they come in? Such as, the same class could be counted differently for someone who transfers for Spring, vs Fall? I'm basically asking if UGA changes the way classes are transferred, in some semesters.

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        7. The equivalency of a transfer course can change if the academic department reviews the course or courses and decides it is no longer a true equivalent.

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      16. Since I cancelled my application and dropped my classes before they started in early January, several days ago, will I have any problems re-applying when the Fall 2015 transfer application opens up? I believe I was supposed to receive an email to my personal email account when I cancelled, but I've never received anything. I still have access to ATHENA, DegreeWorks, UGA Mail, and myStatus, but I am not enrolled and have cancelled my app.

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        1. Prior to re-applying, I suggest you contact adm-tech@uga.edu to make sure that your application term is updated in our system. As for access to the other areas, I am not sure the specifics on your access to the backend systems.

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        2. When you say I should contact that email, should I do it now or wait until a couple days before the application opens up? Should I just explain my situation, and say that I am re-applying for Fall and have cancelled my Spring application within the past few weeks? I don't think my application wouldn't be processed through, but I'll still email the person.

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        3. Just prior to starting your application, send an email, and just state you applied for Spring and now want to apply for Fall. This email goes to our IT staff.

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        4. Should I send the email from my UGA Mail account, if I still have access to it then, or does it not matter if I send it from my personal email?

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        5. Ok, thank you so much for your help. I greatly appreciate it. It was the hardest decision I've ever made to cancel, but it was the right choice to wait a semester. Will I have to explain why I cancelled on the application when I re-apply?

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      17. To clarify, should I email the IT staff before I apply, and wait for a response? Or just email them to let them know, and then apply again? Sorry for the confusion. I'm just so eager to get my application back in.

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        1. Email them to allow them to change the term associated with your application, and let them change it and reply. The can answer all of your other questions.

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      18. For deferred EA applicants, what if our updated transcript with first semester grades is not available until after January 15?

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        1. Enter the fall grades in the updated section of part II, send a fall grade report, or get us a new transcript ASAP (only do one of these).

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        2. I just requested my transcript, when will I know if it arrived? Also, how will I know if UGA received an updated transcript or my old transcript, seeing as Naviance does not differentiate between the two

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        3. When we receive a new transcript (an actual transcript, not a grade report), we will add it to your file and the receive date for your HS transcript on the status page will update.

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      19. Will decisions for Regular Decision be posted all at once?

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        1. Please rereview the timelines for freshman above.

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      20. You said you make sure transfer students don't have a poor final term before they enroll. If I took 1 summer class and got a C, would that be considered a poor term (Since summer is a term), or would you mainly look at that as just 1 class in comparison to all my grades. Thank you.

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        1. A summer term with one class is not seen in the same light as a full fall/spring term, but don't do really poorly in it.

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        2. I will definitely try, but I might have to take a hard math class over the summer and I am not good at math at all, especially cramming a semester into 2 months. I assume a C would not be really poor in it.

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        3. No, a C in this would not be really poor.

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      21. I just submitted my application, but i did not click save and instead clicked submit. Did it save automatically ? If not can I do something to submit my essays?

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        1. You can review the pdf version of your application off your myStatus page, and then contact admproc@uga.edu if you have issues.

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        2. On the mystatus Page, I can only review part 1 of the application. I typed my essays on part 2 and completed it but clicked submit instead of Save and when i went back the essays, the spots were blank. How can i reasure that my essays did indeed get submitted?

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        3. I am confused. Did you apply RD, or were you deferred EA and you just completed part II? If you applied RD, then you should be able to see the entire application with essays.

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      22. I am sorry , I went in and did exactly what you said and found part 2 of my application & thankfully my essays were indeed written in the boxes. I appreciate your help, Thank You

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      23. Can letters of recommendation be mailed to UGA? What if teachers have not submitted UGA applications by the 15th? How long does it take for recommendations to upload? By the 22nd is that the last day recommendations can be uploaded to UGA?

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        1. 1/22 is the postmarked deadline for supporting documents, so have the teacher rec sent to us by 1/22 (this is not an in office deadline).

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      24. Due to the large # of people that applied as freshman, are you still expecting to admit roughly the same amount as previous years, or possibly admit a lot more people?

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        1. We expect the offers and enrollment numbers to be about the same as last year, even though we have a larger applicant pool. UGA is not planning on increasing the size of our freshman class.

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      25. Hello! I was wondering what it means when it says "Late February - Admit decisions for RD or deferred EA applicants meeting EA acceptance criteria"? I understand the part about the RD, but not about the EA part. I was deferred EA and applied again regular decision. But if I had met the EA criteria would I not have been accepted then?

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        1. First, if you were deferred EA, you stay deferred EA, as you then completed part II, not a completely new RD application. Second, review last year's Feb. decision post, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2014/02/2013-february-first-year-admits.html, as it might help you understand.

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      26. Good morning, I am applying from out of state and I have submitted all my information and financials. Could you tell me when the decision for scholarships are made?

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      27. I notice that the timeline above states that the transfer application will open mid-late January. Do you foresee that happening this week? Thanks so much

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        1. First, you would need to be admitted prior to a scholarship offer being made. Second, scholarships are offered starting in December and going through mid-April.

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      28. I am having an official college transcript sent to my parent's house. The transcript is sealed from my current University. Can my parents UPS the sealed transcript to your office when the transfer application opens or must it come from the University directly? My concern is the time delay from my current University in getting the transcript to UGA promptly. What is the address for transcript sent to UGA. Thank You.

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        1. We are fine with the document being sent this way, just have it sent in after you apply.

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      29. I notice that the timeline above states that the transfer application will open mid-late January. Do you foresee that happening this week? Thanks so much

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        1. When it opens, we will announce it. There is no huge rush, as applicants who apply first are treated the same as those who apply later.

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      30. I registered for UGA classes but dropped them and cancelled. Should I indicate on the transfer app that I enrolled for credit? Or no, since I technically just registered and did not take classes, pay, or become a student.

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        1. You did not actually enroll, so do not indicate that you enrolled.

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        2. Also, should I still tell which HS I went to, even though I am a transfer with no college credit from High School?

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        3. And one last question. Should I round down for GPA reporting? Such as a 3.66 should be considered a 3.6?

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        4. We need the HS information for Financial Aid data, so complete this accurately.

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      31. What does "If you are re-activating an earlier application, please only list any new institutions you have completed terms at." mean? I cancelled earlier, should I still list the college I am at now? It has not changed since I last applied, only hours and GPA have changed,

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        1. (I cancelled for Spring, so applying for Fall is technically a new application I assume).

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        2. I do not have the application open, so I suggest you review the question(s) and answer them as best you can.

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        3. It was just asking me to list colleges, and then it said what I quoted in the 'prior college' section. I will still list my college, since this is a new application for a new term.

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      32. I just applied and had payment accepted. MyStatus says I am still being considered for Spring, and that Admissions cancelled my application. Will it take some time to update that and show that I'm being considered for Fall now? Thank you very much.

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        1. I have no idea, as I cannot see behind the scenes, do not know what the situation was before you applied, etc. Just be patient.

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      33. I do not see anything related to what campus I want on the application. I already submitted it, and am applying for Athens, but I do not remember seeing a campus selection option. I triple checked everything and all my information.

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        1. The initial selection of applicant type (freshman, transfer -Athens campus, etc) was where the selection of the campus is specified.

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      34. If I have already applied, is it at all possible to change my major on the application? I am wanting to make my 2nd choice of major as my Intended Major, and move my Intended Major to my 2nd choice, basically flip them. Both majors are in Terry. I applied as a Transfer. If this is not possible, can I change my major at orientation or when registering if I am accepted? Thank you.

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        1. Major changes occur a few weeks prior to the start of orientation (for summer and fall, this would be late May), and it can be done in the UGA student portal for students who have been admitted and have submitted a deposit.

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        2. Is it as simple as requesting a major change, or is there a process? I'm just worried that I'd be locked in to the major I applied with, and having to take courses related to my original major when I get there. I want to major in management, not marketing, instead. I'm only asking because I was unsure if I should cancel and re-apply with my new major, but I guess not. Thank you.

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        3. In our UGA student system called Athena, there is a major change site. It allows you to add a major and remove the unwanted major. If the major you want is a high-demand major that requires departmental review prior to admission, this system will allow you to change to being an intended major of X (the same as if you had applied originally as this). Never, ever, ever cancel an app and then re-apply for the same term just to change your major, as it will mess up the system for your application.

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        4. I understand. Do you by any chance know how long department reviews take? If I were to request it be changed in May, would it generally be approved by the time of my orientation? I'm just concerned about which classes to register for and applying to Terry for the new major I want.

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        5. I would suggest you review the information that Terry College gives out as far as admission to a major in that college, http://www.terry.uga.edu/undergraduate/admissions. For admission into a major in business, journalism, education, and a few other areas, there is a more detailed process that involves testing, a review of your grades at UGA, etc.

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        6. I was just asking in context to getting my major changed before I enroll (If accepted), applying to the business school and getting accepted to it is another thing. Thank you.

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        7. Being admitted to a major is changing a major. I am guessing you are asking about being admitted to the Intended major. If that is the case, I believe it occurs overnight after the request is made in Athena. Sorry, it was not clear to me about your question.

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      35. I'm planning to apply for fall term (transfer admission), and I'm kind of confused. On your website, you stated that you will not use any works that are in progress if they can't be sent to your office by the deadline. So, since I'm taking classes in my school right now as a spring semester, you won't use my grades for this semester due to 4/1 deadline? You know that the spring semester doesn't end until May, so I won't have my grades until then. Then, if I bring transcript to your office (after I'm admitted and stuff) after completing this semester, will you do re-review for files? Or my spring semester won't affect at all? I already have over 30 credit hours with satisfying GPA, but I'm worried that my works that I have done for this semester will be nothing and wasted. Again, will you be able to transfer my spring semester's credits if I bring a transcript that shows completed works from spring semester? I currently have 45 credit hours and I will have 60 after completing this semester. I would rather start my fall semester over there with 60 credit hours than 45 credit hours.

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        1. There is a difference between an admissions deadline and posting all your credit. Our timelines are set so we can have time to review files and give decisions in a timely fashion, but if you are admitted and enroll, we will then post future term courses and grades to your file (spring/summer work). We just can't wait until June/July to make decisions.

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        2. So that means you will transfer my spring semester courses, and credits to my file right? So my spring term courses that I'm currently taking will not be wasted.

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      36. I was admitted but cancelled for Spring as a transfer, and on myStatus (I applied for Fall), it says you have received all of my documents and for me to be patient now. I sent my transcript last week electronically, but it is only showing the transcript you received back in June when I applied for Spring. I'm just hoping that my file isn't marked as 'ready for review,' because my updated transcript is not being shown as received, only the one I applied for Spring with. Thanks, and sorry if this post is a little confusing.

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        1. We will not begin reviewing fall transfer applications for a little while, and if we know there is another term to look at, we will wait to review the file. We are still working on the tail end of freshmen docs along with college transcripts, so be patient.

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        2. Should I be worried if 10 business days pass and my new transcript still shows as not received?

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        3. Our timeline is 10 business days from either the transcript being sent or your application being submitted, whichever one is last. Since we only opened up the transfer application 4 business days ago, it has not been 10 business days since you applied, so be patient.

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      37. I'm just wondering, but will a transfer applicant who was previously admitted but decided to re-apply for another term, have a 'complicated' file because of this, and cause a delay in receiving a decision? I've only attended one school, and now just have more hours than before for you to review. Thanks so much.

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      38. Do you start reviewing transfer applications once freshman are completely done? Or start in mid-March regardless?

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        1. We have two teams in our office, one that focuses on academic reviews and the other that works on recruiting and our holistic file review process. Our academic review team is almost done with their part of the freshman file process, and will then move forward with transfer reviews. I cannot give you an exact timeframe, but our projections are pretty good.

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        2. Thanks very much.

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      39. My school told me that there is a possibility that Fall 2014 grades were not included in the transcript I sent you (I recently applied as a transfer for Fall 2015), is there a way to check this, to make sure you have all terms. They said they can't check, and a possibility of just my freshman year grades were only sent. I can give my name if you need it, I just don't want my application to be incomplete.

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        1. I had 'all work' sent, but my school said that Fall still might have not been sent for some reason, and they cannot check.

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        2. I would suggest you send an email to admproc@uga.edu, although I am surprised that a college cannot tell you what information they sent us.

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        3. I will do that now. I am surprised too. They said they cannot check since it has been sent, but can only see that 'all work' was sent. They said Fall 2014 might not be included for some reason. I don't know why this issue would even exist, but I will email the person you provided. Thanks.

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      40. How long does it generally take to review a file (transfer applicant)? Such as, if you opened someone's application, and they had just 1 transcript and their file was simple, would they be accepted/denied the same day or after several days of reviewing?

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        1. You can ignore that question, I read your post from today on the Home tab. When you finish reviewing Summer, will you start immediately on Fall applicants, or take a break in-between?

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        2. We should transition from summer to fall transfers directly, although there will still be some other roles that our evaluation team has to do in freshman and current student files.

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      41. If I have sent in my application and had my college transcript sent, is my file pretty much done? And I should just wait for a decision now? Or am I missing something to send in?

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        1. I am assuming you are a transfer student, correct? If so, we require an application, application fee, and transcripts from every college attended (even if it was DE work in HS). After that, be patient and allow us to review your file, along with the other applicants. As well, monitor the myStatus page to make sure we have everything.

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      42. Will all freshman hear back before even the first Fall transfers hear back? Just wondering.

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        1. These two groups are not tied together, as one part of our office will now be focusing on transfer students while another will continue to read freshman files. I cannot guess about exact dates, but I expect that we will begin fall transfer decisions prior to when the final freshman decisions go out.

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      43. I unfortunately did not see the requested date of 1/31 to submit January SAT scores by. I was waiting to see my scores before I sent them in. I just received my scores today, and sent them. Will these scores still be able to be used, even though I missed the deadline by a few days? I was really counting on them being a part of my application.

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        1. I have no idea, sorry. If they show up on the myStatus page, it means we will use them. If not, then it was too late.

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      44. I'm a transfer student. I have already turned in my application and transcript. That's all? Do I miss some files, such as essay, recommendation letter and so on? Because I did not see any essay likes personal statement I need to write on the application.

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        1. We do not need any recommendations, essays or personal statements for transfer applicants, as we only look at academic information in our transfer review.

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      45. Do I need to complete the financial aid application for UGA, before I receive a decision?

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        1. No. Financial Aid and Admissions are separate.

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        2. Ok, thank you. I only asked because on my admissions myStatus page, it states:

          All undergraduate students must complete the entire financial aid application process after January 1 in order to receive consideration for federal (including Loans) and/or state aid (including HOPE) for the upcoming academic year. Even if you are not sure you will enroll at UGA, you should complete the financial aid application process so we can determine your financial aid eligibility.

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        3. This is wording that the Fin Aid office has asked that we put up, as the earlier you cannot be considered for need based aid unless you have completed the federal forms. It does not say you need to complete these, only that you need to complete them if you want financial assistance.

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        4. Ok, thank you for informing me. I will be applying for Fin. Aid if accepted, but not until I hear back your decision. Are you about to start reviewing Summer/Fall transfer applications?

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        5. Just saw it. Historically, about how many transfer applicants usually apply for Summer?

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        6. It varies, so I do not want to guess when we have not reached the deadline yet.

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      46. I was accepted during early admissions for Fall 2015. Can I attend in Summer 2015?

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        1. Freshmen can switch from Fall to Summer or the reverse, so yes you can change. Just make sure this is what you want to do, as changing a student's term is not simple. As well, if you are looking at the Freshman College program, they will let us know about the change, so you would not need to.

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        2. How do I go about changing my term?

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        3. Email admproc@uga.edu with your full name, ID number, and details of the change.

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      47. What is the difference between late February decisions and late March decisions? I am just curious as to whether or not I should be concerned if I do not hear anything by the end of this month. If it makes a difference, I applied EA and was deferred to RD and will be a regular freshman.
        Thanks in advance.

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        1. The February decisions are for students who now meet EA admission standards (academic focus), so almost all deferred EA applicants will not hear in February. I suggest you also look at the Review Process page.

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      48. I'm just curious, if myStatus says that my transcript has been received, and you already have my application and fee, is my file considered 'complete' and ready to review when your start Fall transfers next month? Or does it not get marked 'complete' - it just gets reviewed based on what you have?

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        1. We only review files that are complete, and so if your file is complete (which it seems to be), then we would be okay to review it. I am not sure what the exact wording is on myStatus, sorry.

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      49. Does it matter when you apply for transfer to UGA? Like for example, say I'm applying for the spring would I have a better chance of getting in if I applied on the first day the application opened, somewhere near June, or does it have no effect?

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        1. To answer your question, I applied the first week it opened and was accepted, and my friend applied on the day of the deadline, the last day, and was accepted, with lower grades than I had.

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        2. We prefer (for the sake of the student and for our office) that students not wait until a deadline to apply, but we treat applicants the same whether they apply in the first hour or the last hour that the application is open.

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      50. is one of the requirements to be a transient for summer at UGA, a certain GPA or just academic good standing?

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        1. For summer transient admission (a transient is a guest student that will then go back to their home institution), we need to see that you are in good academic standing.

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      51. Do you have a separate team that reviews transfers' applications, and a team that reviews freshman, or just a team that reviews all undergraduate applications?

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        1. We have an evaluation team that reviews academic credentials for both freshman and transfer files, and another team that does the more holistic file reading process for the freshman files.

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      52. I noticed on the timeline it said that deferred EA applicants would receive a decision by the end of February based on academic rigor and such. I fall between the average student according to UGA standards, and I'm just a bit anxious to know how 'end of February' is defined. Thanks!

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        1. It states that RD or deferred EA applicants that meet EA admissions criteria will hear in late February, and since deferred EA applicants did not meet EA admissions criteria in November, most will not hear back until mid-late March. As for the February date, please review my latest blog post.

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      53. does UGA consider the situation for someone like me who moved to the United States last year without knowing English well? I mean I did a great job since I moved here but I know there are other people like native-born Americans who were already ahead of me in academics and I had to keep up with them while I was learning English. I didn't have enough time to get the highest SAT score and GPA possible but I'm happy with how I used my limited time. So is UGA only looking for people who have all APs since their freshman year in high school?

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        1. We look at applicants within the context of their situation, and one thing we do understand is when a student has moved to the US recently and English is not their first language.

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      54. If i did dual enrollment and got a 4.0 gpa there and a 3.5 in highschool will they look at that positively?

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        1. Yes, a 4.00 in your DE courses would be seen as a positive.

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      55. Any idea if Fall transfer applications will still be reviewed in mid-March?

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        1. I expect we will begin reviewing fall transfers in mid-March.

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        2. Is it normally a slow start when you begin reviewing? I applied the first day the application was open and had my transcript sent the first day, so I am hoping I hear back soon, but I will be patient!

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        3. Yes, it is normal to start a little slower on transfer admissions due to cleaning up some last minute other issues with freshman and current student files.

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      56. If I'm already admitted as a first year for Fall 2015, when can I register for a summer orientation date? The website said it wasn't available for my term yet, but I'd like to sign up asap!

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        1. Everyone would like to sign up for orientation ASAP, but that is not how it works. It will open up for all freshmen in early May.

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      57. So today is the last day to apply as a transfer for Summer?

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      58. Just curious, about how many transfer people applied for Summer? And does the summer transfer class size ever affect Fall transfer applicants, either in terms of competitiveness, number you will admit, etc.?

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        1. The deadline just hit yesterday for summer transfers, so I do not have an exact number yet. I am guessing it will be in the mid-400 range. This will not impact fall decisions.

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      59. Are there any kind of scholarships available for transfers?

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        1. We do not have scholarships for transfer students, sorry.

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      60. Will you announce here when Fall transfer reviews begin?

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