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 meeting 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 transfer application will be accessible online in December, the Fall application in mid February, 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. When you review transfer applicants, do you look at the specific hours? Such as, would you judge an application differently if someone had 33 hours and a 3.6 GPA vs someone who had 57 hours and a 3.6 GPA? Or do you put applicants into a pool of 30-59, 60+.

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        1. We look at the different pools of applicants (30-59 hours, 60 and above) and review them based on the academic information, so we do not focus on the exact hours within the different pools.

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      3. When calculating a transfer GPA does UGA consider the classes that do not transfer or just the classes that do?

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        1. We would use the courses that would transfer, with the exception of a PE course where 1 hour would transfer but the GPA would not be used in the GPA calculation. As well, if an F grade is made, the course would normally transfer (if a different grade was received), so we would use the F grade in the calculation.

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      4. When is UGA going to have transfer responses out by?

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        1. I hope to have more details on fall transfers next week.

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      5. I have looked at the Athena page and noticed that a few of the classes I took at the school I am transferring from such as chemistry 1 and 2 are counted as general electives but for my degree both of those are required. I was wondering why they would not be counted because last time I checked the transfer equivalency page they did transfer as the same class.

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        1. Chemistry is a very tricky academic area when dealing with transfer work, as the Chemistry department has changed some of how they deal with transfer work over the past 2 years or so. I suggest you speak directly with the Chem department, as they are used to this, and they will have some steps for you to take to make sure you are ready for the next Chem classes at UGA. See the bulletin at http://bulletin.uga.edu/MajorsGeneral.aspx?MajorId=39 for more contact details.

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      6. I will be applying, when the time comes, for Spring 2016 since I finish the Marines Sept 2015. I graduated high school May 2011. I know the application is due Sept 2015 and at that time I will only be out of high school for 4 years. But the semester I am applying for I will be out for 5 years. Basically I want to know am I a "non traditional admissions" so I would have to apply as a transfer OR am I a "first year admissions?" Thank you!

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        1. It looks like you would have been out for 4.5 years, since you want to start in January of 2016, but graduated in May of 2011. As such, you would be either a first-year applicant or a transfer applicant, depending on if you have taken any transfer courses at another institution.

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      7. I have applied as a transfer student for the Spring of 2015 (as a junior), and it says in the status check dashboard that it can take up to 10 business days from the submission of the application to get an answer about whether or not I am admitted. It has been 9 business days as of today. From the timeline information here, though, should I not expect an answer until August or September? Or should I expect the decision early next week, based on the ten business day timeline? I need to know because I may need to apply to other schools if I am not admitted, and I have to make their deadlines as well. Any help you can give me in this matter would be appreciated.

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        1. I believe it says that it takes up to 10 days to match up documents, not receive a decision. You should go by the timeline for this page, as we will not begin a review of the spring 2015 applicants until August at the earliest, and it will go into September.

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      8. I will be applying as a transfer student for Spring 2015 next week. I have a 3.8 GPA and I recently made a C in one of my summer classes which dropped me down to a 3.5. Does that look really bad? Can a C cause me not to get in?

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        1. This is not an issue in transfer admission reviews.

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      9. Assuming that a student has provided all the required information, does admissions process a student's transfer application by the order that they were received? Also, are things still on schedule to start Spring 2015 reviews in a week or two? Thank you for your time.

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        1. We generally try to process transfer apps by completion dates. We are still not sure when we will start reviewing Spring transfers, as we have to wrap up fall admitted students and their updated grades (as well as current students).

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      10. I have already applied for Transfer admission for Spring 2015. Do you accept Official Transcripts Electronically for the summer credits performed @Georgia Perimeter College?

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        1. Yes, we accept electronic transcripts from most colleges, including GPC.

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

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        1. We do not use previous decisions, either positive or negative, in our review of future applications and decisions. We also cannot role over a transfer admission decision, as we will need to see new work and review the applicant pool again.

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      12. or if i cancel my application for spring 2015 and apply again for fall 2015, will that hurt my chances also? i am planning on finishing my core classes where i'm currently going and then finish my major classes at uga

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      13. When will you guys start reviewing spring transfer applications?

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        1. I am sorry, but I do not have a specific date. It will be in August, but our Evaluation team will be tied up with last minute entry of transfer summer work for all current and entering students during the weeks surrounding the start of classes, so it is hard to pinpoint timing and resources.

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      14. I applied as a Transfer for the Spring 2015 term, back in late May. I did not take a Summer class, but do I still need to send another transcript so that you know that? The transcript I sent in late May is up-to-date, however I am not sure if you would like me to send another so that you may see I did not take any classes over Summer.

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        1. We assume students do not take summer classes if we do not receive a new transcript, so we do not need anything else.

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      15. Any word yet on when Spring Transfer applications will be reviewed? Do you know if it will be mid-to-late August, as in beyond Aug. 15th, or are you unsure? Also, how long does it take for an applicant to find out their status once their application has been reviewed and decided upon ?

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        1. If you look 2 questions above, you will see that we hope to have information this week on the spring transfer review process. As for how long after a student applies will they have a decision, I have no idea, as it depends on when we start the review process.

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      16. About how many transfer applications for the Spring 2015 term can the admissions office review in a day? I know different/complex applications take longer, but about how many do you review and decide upon in a day?

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        1. For the next 1-2 weeks, it will not be many (maybe 20?), but when we are past the start of the semester, we should be able to review about 60-80 on a good day.

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      17. I was interested in applying for UGA early decision for the 2015-2016 year. I am taking my SAT on October 11th and was wondering if those scores received would be applicable for early decision.

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        1. Yes, we can use the Oct SAT as long as you request it to be sent to UGA prior to taking te test, see http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/admissions-deadlines.html

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      18. How many transfer students does UGA expect to accept for Spring 2015? And is the process of accepting/denying on rolling admission? Thanks!

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        1. I have no idea how many transfers we will accept for Spring, as it depends on who and how many apply. As for our decisions, they are done on a daily basis (see the transfer process initial paragraph for more details).

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      19. Does UGA require it's students to take matching science classes, like if they take Biology 1st semester, they have to take Biology the next semester to satisfy the science requirement? Or do they only require a science with a lab, and a science class without a lab. Such as, would I be able to take Biology and Geography, to satisfy the requirement?

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        1. I'm a transfer from KSU for Spring and taking SCI 1101 this Fall semester, but UGA doesn't have SCI 1101 or 1102, so I don't know if I would be able to take a science course at UGA for Spring semester and satisfy the requirement, or if I have to take 2 all new science courses once I'm there.

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        2. We do not require matching science classes for transfer admission purposes, and I have not heard of this in any of our majors either, although they might suggest a sequence of courses that will direct you towards graduation. But you do not have to worry about this for admissions.

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      20. Does UGA require it's students to take 3 semesters of English, if they are a business major. KSU requires us to take Eng 1101, Eng 1102, and Eng 2110 (World Lit).

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        1. I am in admissions, and am not an academic advisor, and thus I do not feel comfortable giving course suggestions. I suggest you speak with a Terry advisor for more details, and review the catalog for your specific major, http://bulletin.uga.edu/

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      21. I am going to be attending for Spring 2015. I have already taken Comm 1109 at KSU which transfers to UGA as COMM 1500. This semester, I am signed up for Theatre, TPS 1107, which transfers to UGA as THEA 2000. According to this site, which states I only need 3 hours n the "Humanities and Arts" section, would it be wrong to take Theatre at KSU since I will have satisfied UGA's requirement by taking Communication.

        http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/GenEdCore.html

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        1. I am in admissions, so I am not trained as an academic advisor. I suggest you speak with a person within your academic interest to talk about this, as I am not sure if this course would satisfy other requirements, meet your need/interest as an elective, etc.

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      22. When people transfer in and have satisfied requirements at their school, do they sometimes have to take extra classes that UGA requires that their school did not?

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        1. It all depends on your major and the courses you have brought in (but know that if you are from another USG school, your completed core areas will transfer over).

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        2. So if I have taken all the required math classes that KSU requires (Just Math 1111 and 1106 for business majors), I shouldn't have to take any more math classes at UGA since KSU is a USG school?

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        3. As I have stated, you should speak to an academic advisor,

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      23. I'm accepted for Spring. When will I register for classes and are there dorms available, since it is the middle of the year?

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        1. Sometime in Sept., registration for orientation will open up. When you actually attend orientation, you can then work with an advisor about classes, and you an then register for Spring. And yes, there s some on campus housing available, but it will be random depending on circumstances.

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      24. If I haven't completed a core area for my school (KSU), but have the classes that would considerate it completed by UGA's requirements, will UGA count it as completed when I transfer? For example, I have completed 2 of 3 required classes in the social sciences area at KSU, but 3 of my classes at KSU are in the social sciences category at UGA, and UGA only requires 3 classes also. Basically, I don't know if I should finish up the core area at KSU this semester, since UGA considers me finished in that core area. I'm already accepted.

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        1. I think you should attend a transfer information session (every Tuesday and Friday I believe, see the Visiting UGA site), and you should speak to an academic advisor.

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      25. 1 more question. So if I have completed the core area at a USG school (KSU), I don't have to take any more classes in that area at UGA, even if UGA requires more hours. Example, if KSU requires 3 hours to complete the area and UGA requires 6, I'm good since I completed the area at KSU?

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        1. I think you should attend a transfer information session (every Tuesday and Friday I believe, see the Visiting UGA site), and you should speak to an academic advisor.

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      26. Is Area 4 considered 2 areas/categories? http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/MajorSpecific.aspx?MajorId=111#4

        KSU only has a Humanities/Fine Arts core area (6 required hours), whereas I noticed UGA has "WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS" - 9 hours for "World Languages," and 3 for "Humanities/Arts" (12 Total). Would satisfying the Humanities/Arts section at KSU also satisfy Area 4 for UGA?

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        1. I think you should attend a transfer information session (every Tuesday and Friday I believe, see the Visiting UGA site), and you should speak to an academic advisor.

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      27. Does UGA require it's students to take foreign language classes, regardless of major (Business for me)? I know this is not an 'admissions' question so I apologize.

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        1. Every major is different, and so each one may have different requirements concerning foreign language or other courses. You would have to look at the UA bulletin for that major to understand the requirements.

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      28. Is the bulletin the official UGA course requirements for a major? Should I use the bulletin as my guide since I am a transfer? I will be transferring this Spring and tomorrow starts add/drop week for me, so I'm wondering if I should sign up for classes UGA requires at my current school, since I am already accepted.

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        1. The bulletin is the official word on degree requirements. I suggest you contact a person in the academic program you want (a contact name will be in the bulletin) and communicate with them.

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        2. What if I haven't completed a core area at my school and transfer to UGA? Will I have to thereby take the classes UGA requires to complete the area, if they're different than my school's?

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        3. I do not know, as we have to wait for a review of your file and what your major is at UGA. This type of question is best answered by someone in your major area, not admissions.

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      29. This website says Area I,II,III,IV,V,VI. Does that correspond with the USG Core Area A-F, just in roman numerals?
        http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/MajorSpecific.aspx?MajorId=111

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        1. UGA's core is not the same as some other USG colleges cores, but they are similar. As well, core classes do transfer over, but I cannot say how they will complete the core. This will have to wait for us to actually review your application.

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      30. Can you tell me if Area IV is split as 2 areas, world languages and humanities/arts? You said if I complete a core area at KSU, you will count the core area completed at UGA.

        KSU requires 2 classes for Fine Arts, whereas Area IV includes Fine Arts but also world languages? I don't know if you'll count KSU's area complete for me since UGA's Area 4 looks like it has 2 categories and more classes.

        http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/MajorSpecific.aspx?MajorId=111#4

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        1. Unfortunately, I cannot. I am not an expert on the UGA core curriculum and how other college courses translate into it, so I would not be your best avenue for questions about this.

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      31. If I satisfy a core area at my USG school, will UGA consider it completed/satisfied also, even if UGA requires more/different classes in that same area than my USG school does?

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        1. Core sections/areas are made to transfer, but I cannot guess about specific situations or classes, and your wording of "more" confuses me. As a general rule, USG core transfers, but you need to wait for specifics about your exact situation after a review and a discussion with an advisor.

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      32. I know this may be a really weird question but for some reason I cannot find the application link for spring 2015. I will be a transfer applicant an I cannot find the link anywhere. Please help. Thank you!

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        1. Go to https://www.admissions.uga.edu/access.html to start.

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      33. If I am reading these posts correct, completed core areas from USG schools transfer over to UGA as completed, even if UGA's core area is a little different and/or requires more classes?

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      34. Do you revoke acceptances sometimes? If I had a 3.9 when I applied and was accepted for Spring (Hopefully), but made 4 B's and a C, a 2.8 this Fall, dropping my GPA down to 3.5, would you revoke an acceptance? I'm a transfer.

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        1. We have revoked decisions before, but I cannot guess about cases, sorry.

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      35. I am wondering if I complete a core area, will UGA count it as complete? Even if UGA's area requires "more" hours in that area than my school does.

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        1. I have given my best answer for how core transfers based on your questions above, so I really cannot give you anything else, sorry.

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      36. Are the Spring 2015 decisions sent out in waves depending on when the application was submitted or do they all just come out around the same time in late September?

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        1. Transfer decisions are released daily, as stated in the timelines section. Freshmen decisions for Spring are released at one time, generally in mid-late Sept.

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      37. When do you usually revoke decisions? When a GPA drops a lot, or just below the requirement.

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        1. Every situation is different, so I cannot guess. I would suggest keeping your grades up and not getting into trouble.

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      38. Do you rescind acceptance decisions usually when a student has fell below the GPA requirement or gotten into trouble? What would cause you to rescind an offer and also about how many do you rescind each semester, for transfers?

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        1. See above answer. As for how many, it depends on individual circumstances.

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      39. If I received a formal warning for misconduct at my current school will that greatly affect my decision?

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        1. That would depend on what it was for, how serious the action and punishment was, and when it occurred. But I cannot guess about a situation, as each situation is unique.

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      40. My Science 1101 from Kennesaw State University transfers as SCIE1D**L, does this mean it transfers as a core science or as an elective? The D is in A-E so it should but I don't know, the "L" is confusing me. I just need to know if it transfers as a core science even though UGA doesn't have a direct course, or as an elective. Will it satisfy part of UGA's core when I transfer?

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        1. If it transfers as a core elective, will it still satisfy the part of science core at UGA, where I will only need to take 1 more science class at UGA when I transfer, since UGA requires 2 science classes.

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        2. The L stands for Lab, which a large number of science courses have tied into the lecture part of the class. So this comes in as a core science elective. I cannot guess about the science core in detail, as I am not an expert on the core curriculum at all colleges and for UGA for specific majors.

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        3. But would it count towards the science core requirements at UGA or would it just be an elective? Since KSU has a core-to-core agreement with UGA.

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        4. My major is Marketing.

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        5. A core elective course that transfers into UGA will come in as a core course. As far as how it comes into UGA within the framework of the core and as well towards the completion of a degree, I cannot guess. Seriously, I cannot guess. I do not know all of the courses you are taking, I do not know how they come into UGA and into the core, I do not know what is required in the Core area VI, which is major specific, etc. It is too complicated for me to guess how your work now will come into UGA's core area and beyond. I suggest you communicate with the Marketing contact from the bulletin, http://bulletin.uga.edu/MajorsGeneral.aspx?MajorId=111, as I am not able to give you the answers you want. I wish I could help you more, but it is more complicated than just "does X come in as Y within the core". There are too many variables, from what else you have taken to what you will take, how each one transfers in, etc. Sorry.

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      41. If I attend a Transfer Session, would they be able to look at all my classes and what cores I have and have not completed and be able to show me what I'll need to take when I start at UGA? Basically, answer all my questions? Where can I sign up for a session.

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        1. You can sign up for a transfer session, and they can answer some of your questions, but not ones that are specific about major requirements, exact core transfer, etc. These are better answered by the academic department, and I have already given you the details on how to contact them. Your questions are so detailed that you need to speak with an academic department on campus, as admissions cannot guide you on degree requirements (this is not what we are trained to do, as we would have to know 160+ degree programs/requirements), and we do not want to mistakenly give bad advice.

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      42. When you review final grades for an accepted transfer before they transfer to UGA, are you re-reviewing/re-accepting them based off your rules for admitting applicants, or just making sure they still meet the requirements?

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        1. When students send final transcripts for posting of their final term work, we will both enter this information and review the academic situation. We are looking for any academic issues, from academic warning/dismissal, a large drop in grades, etc. There is no set line that we suddenly would rescind an offer, as it depends on the issue at hand.

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      43. If I apply as a transfer, will my transfer GPA just be my college GPA, or my college classes combined with my AP classes GPA?

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        1. The transfer GPA is calculated using college course grades, and this will be your grades from all the colleges you have attended. It is an overall GPA, and grades from repeated courses are both used. We do not use any PE course grades in te GPA calculation.

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      44. Can I get my Associates Degree at UGA if I transfer for the Spring of my sophomore year and take longer than 2 years to complete core classes?

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        1. UGA does not offer/award AA degrees.

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      45. Hi!
        I applied as a transfer for spring 2015 and put that I was taking classes during this fall semester at the school that i'm currently going to and I have recently changed my mind and decided to take this semester off due to personal reasons. Would I still have to submit another transcript if I get accepted if i'm not taking classes this fall anymore?

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        1. No, we will not need an updated transcript if all the work you will complete at the other college is on the current transcript we have.

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      46. If I complete a 2-year program at a USG school and get my Associates, will I have satisfied all of UGA's gen ed and core areas? And be good to start taking upper level classes.

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        1. I do not know, sorry. Remember, there are 45 or so hours in the UGA core areas I-V, but there is also the core section VI that is focused on the lower level major courses. As well, it depends on if the core was required to get an AA at your school, what your major was for there compared to here for that last core section, etc. If you complete the A-E core sections at your USG school, then that will transfer, but I cannot say about F to VI, as those are major specific.

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      47. Will my Area B: Institutional Options being satisfied at KSU satisfy UGA's Area II? I'm worried you will use classes from another area and satisfy it elsewhere at UGA. I was told Area B from KSU wold satisfy UGA's Area IV, but what would KSU's Area C Humanities/Arts satisfy at UGA, since UGA's Area IV is Humanities/Arts and World Languages.

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        1. This is something you would need to discuss with your advisor after you have been admitted and have gone to orientation. In addition, the Registrar can make adjustments in concert with your academic department if needed. But again, this is not an admissions office question, as other offices on campus have more expertise on core curriculum questions that we do.

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      48. Basically, do students transferring in the Spring of Sophomore year to UGA from another USG school usually have a smooth transition with their classes? Or do they lose classes in core areas and have to make up classes at UGA, etc. etc.

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        1. We have not seen any difference between students enrolling in Spring vs other terms, as we treat them the same. As for core questions, see my above responses.

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      49. Are students who transfer to UGA in Spring at a disadvantage class-wise as opposed to students who transfer in Fall and have their cores completed?

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        1. They are not at a disadvantage as far as I can see, but I am assuming you are talking about signing up for classes, and no one can really predict this for any term.

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      50. Where are transfer students applying from for this Spring? Do you know the name of a university you've seen frequently thus far?

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        1. The colleges we see most in our review for transfers are all USG schools, and UNG, KSU, GSU (both), GCSU and GA Gwinnett are the most prevalent.

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      51. What if UGA has a core area that no other USG schools do, like Area II: Quantitative Reasoning. Other USG schools don;t have that.

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        1. I cannot answer any detailed questions about core, sorry. I have given you options on who to ask, but you have tapped out my knowledge.

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      52. Will I possibly lose a few credits when I transfer or have a few useless credits that do transfer over, even if all of my classes are transferable?

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        1. I cannot guess on this. You will have to wait until we have had a chance to review your file if you cannot see your equivalencies on the transfer equiv. site. Once you send in a deposit, this creates a student record that then shows you how each course applies (in a program called DegreeWorks).

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      53. I sent in my $100 commitment fee, but can't access Degree Works, and created a My ID account. I was told I won't be able to access it until I officially register for classes. Help.

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        1. Yes, accepted students who then deposit can access DegreeWorks, as this is what happened for admitted/deposited students for Fall prior to signing up for class. Since the Registrar's office runs DegreeWorks, you might want to communicate with them, but know that they are still working on Fall term, so you might want to give them about a week or so.

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      54. One last question and then I'll stop asking questions. Do transfers from other USG schools who haven't completed their cores yet usually have smooth transitions to UGA? Smooth, as in not set back classes or having to take extra classes at UGA. Smooth as in, on track with current UGA standards.

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        1. I really can't guess on this, sorry, as I cannot speak for these students (and I could not really know how to analyze them).

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      55. When accepted transfer students for Spring submit their Fall grades in mid-to-late December, do they hear back that they've been accepted 'again' or how does that work? Will we just see that our final grades have been reviewed and we may continue on to UGA?

        And should we request our transcripts be sent 'once grades are posted' before they are?

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        1. We we do not re-accept a student, we just post the credit. You will see an updated date for the transcript on your myStatus page, and sometime shortly after that we will post the work. You would need to talk to your college about sending it and the timing of it being sent.

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      56. So a commitment fee reserves you a spot at UGA if you're accepted?

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        1. A commitment deposit is your way of accepting our admission offer, it holds a space for you to enroll at UGA for the term admitted, and it will allow you to sign up for orientation when it opens in October.

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      57. Hi!
        I applied for the spring 2015 term and I would like to change the major I chose. Would I have to wait to see if I get admitted for the spring to change the major or can I change it on the application?

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        1. Our system is such that you can only change your major after an official student record is created, and this happens after an applicant is admitted and they submit a deposit. You can then go to the student system called Athena and request a change of your major.

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      58. I was able to submit an application, match my transcript with my app, and paid my fee before June 3. I took 11 credits over the summer, and I updated my transcript a couple weeks ago. For some reason my transcript was sent 5 times through the electronic system, could this be the reason for the delay in reviewing my application? The transcripts should be identical to each, other than from the June transcript. Thank you for your time.

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        1. I cannot guess about this, sorry. Every situation is unique, and we have only made decisions on a small percentage of the Spring transfer applicants right now.

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      59. Hi. I am worried that if I am accepted to UGA, that you may revoke my decision if I end up making all B's this semester. I would still be way above the 3.2 GPA requirement, but I am concerned because my classes are super-hard this semester. Do you sometimes revoke decisions if the student has had no misconduct and still meets requirements?

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        1. We generally would not revoke a student's offer of admission as a transfer if they did not drop below the transfer consideration level for which they were admitted (3.20 for 30-59 hours, 2.80 for 60 and up hours). I cannot guess about individual cases though.

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      60. Your Area IV has completely different courses than my Humanities/Arts section. Will me satisfying the core at my school satisfy the UGA core, even if my Arts classes fall under a different UGA core.

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        1. Are you attending a USG school? If so, core to core will transfer, but I cannot go into any specific detail as the core also involves lower level major areas and is slightly different fr different colleges many times. You will need to wait for us to review your file and speak to an advisor.

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      61. Basically, because of core-to-core, would me completing my core area also satisfy UGA's, even if UGA requires foreign language and my core requires other courses that UGA doesn't?

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        1. I have answered as much as I can on the core in the previous 20 or so questions, so I am tapped out on core information.

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      62. Ii am from a USG school. So to clarify, core to core means that my completed core areas will transfer over to UGA's completed core areas? The USG website is hard to understand.

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        1. Core sections (non major) transfer as core sections, but I cannot guess about issues that might come up that I do not know about with your individual circumstances. I cannot give any more details as I am not a core expert.

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      63. By sections, do you mean area? As in core area? And how does housing work for transfers who get accepted for Spring? Do we apply for housing at orientation?

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        1. Please see the initial paragraphs in our core curriculum site, http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/Bulletin_Files/uga_req.html. When I said section it was for areas. If admitted, you can contact housing and apply for on campus living.

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      64. Does UGA require it's students to take the same sequence of science classes, or can they mix them up [Non-Science Major]? Sorry, I know it is not an admissions question!

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        1. I am sorry, but I do not understand this question. I believe you asked an earlier question about science courses earlier, so maybe my answer there helps you.

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      65. If my USG school doesn't require foreign language but UGA does and I've already satisfied my area, will UGA's be satsified? Really I am just wondering if transfers can take exemption tests for classes when the student transfers, I've heard they can.

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        1. As such, I've heard you can take an exemption test if you transfer.

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        2. You have exhausted my knowledge of core curriculum information, and so this would be better asked of the academic department in which you wish to enroll.

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      66. Ok, I understand. All I really would like to know now is if it makes a difference when transferring if a student transfers to UGA with their AA, versus a student with less hours and no AA. Or does UGA not recognize an AA from other schools?

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        1. Having an AA from another college does not have an impact on an admissions decision or on how courses transfer into UGA.

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      67. I know you are exhausted on 'core' questions, but is it possible that one of my core classes would count as an elective, rather than as a core class for it's area when transferred? I'm a USG school student.

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        1. If a core course at another USG university comes in as an elective course (let's say we do not teach that course), that does not mean we would not use it within our core. Your advisor would just need to work with the registrar to have it satisfy the core.

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      68. About how many people have applied for Spring thus far, if you had to estimate? I know the application is still open, though.

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        1. I would guess we have about 1200 spring transfer apps in so far.

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      69. What exactly is ATHENA?

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        1. Athena is UGA's student system, so it is where you will register for classes, check on Financial Aid, change your major/address/phone/etc., check your holds, etc.

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      70. Can my adviser work with registar to have one of my classes count in a UGA core area if it shows up in a different core area? What freedom do advisers have when it comes to core areas.

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        1. First, see my response above. Second, we are again veering off the admissions area that I know and are heading into areas best left to your advisor.

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      71. When can I apply for housing if I am already accepted? Or what is the earliest?

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        1. That is a good question for the Housing office, as I do not know, sorry.

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      72. What happens with core-to-core if hours/classes are different? EX: UNG requires 9 hours for a core to be completed and has different classes, but UGA requires 12 hours for the core to be completed and has different classes for the same core. Does the completed core still transfer over, benefiting the transfer student?

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        1. I will defer to your academic advisor on issues concerning core.

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      73. If one of my classes transfers over as an elective, like UNIV1T**, does that mean it still transfers, just will be counted as part of the number of general electives that students are required to have?

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        1. If a course transfers in as an elective, this means it transfers in, there is just no exact course match at UGA. It still counts as transfer work.

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      74. How many acceptance decisions do you revoke each semester? You said you are not re-evaluating grades, just making sure the student still meets the GPA requirement and has had no misconduct, correct?

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        1. I do not know how many decisions we would revoke, as it depends on the applicants and their grades. We do not recalculate admission GPA's, but we do notice when students have very poor terms, if there are academic suspensions/warnings, and if there are new conduct issues.

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      75. Does UGA offer a good number of Summer classes?

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        1. Yes, we offer a wide range of summer courses.

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      76. Do you get many transfer applications from out-of-state?

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        1. Historically, I would say our transfer numbers are about 80% in-state, 20% out-of-state.

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      77. 1 more question. If I am accepted, will I work with an adviser to see how my classes come in and what classes I should take next?

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        1. Prior to enrolling (but after you submit a deposit), you will be able to see exactly how your courses line up with your degree through our DegreeWorks program, and your advisor will work with you towards that degree.

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      78. Degree Works doesn't show In-Progress hours, and even though you can do a "What-If," it is assuming you are a UGA student and not a transfer, so the classes and cores are a little different. Will my adviser still be able to help with how my current in-progress classes will come in?

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        1. Since you have not completed your in-progress hours at another University yet, we do not enter them in (we want to make sure you complete them and have a grade prior to doing this), while any change to a current student's schedule automatically changes DegreeWorks. Yes, you can work with your advisor, and even bring a copy of your current schedule, and they can help guide you.

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        2. You can also go to the transfer equivalency site for how current courses should come in and bring this to your advisor.

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      79. I know I asked about science, but when I transfer, since UGA doesn't have a matching science course to SCIE1D**L, will that still count towards the science core and I'll be able to take a UGA science course to complete the core, like Geography.

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        1. Because, for example, if UGA requires their students to take 2 of the same science classes (Not sure if they do), I wouldn't be able to match up a course at UGA next semester since UGA doesn't have a match to SCIE1D**L. Basically, since my science comes in as a core class, would I be able to take another science course at UGA to complete the core? Like SCIE1D**L this semester at KSU and Biology or another class at UGA in Spring.

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        2. That is a good question for an advisor in your academic area, but as I have stated, I am not an expert in the core due to it having variations for different majors. If you would like, I can give you a guess that might be in no way accurate, but I doubt you want this. As such, I suggest you wait and talk with an advisor.

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        3. Yes I would like a guess. A UGA student said she thinks you can take 2 different science courses, but wasn't sure. I know she received AP credit for Physics and took an entirely different science course at UGA. I just would like you to tell me if I UGA requires 2 of the same sciences for business majors.

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        4. Your first statement is that you want me to guess, but your last statement contradicts this ("I want you to tell me...". My guess is that you do not have to take 2 of the same sciences, but that is a 50/50 guess, so I would not take that to the bank. Again, a simple communication to the contact person for your major (see the UGA bulletin for this) should give you the answer.

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      80. Do you ever have students right around the border such as a 2.8 GPA (60+ hours) get accepted or are those applicants usually denied due to the fact that there are many other students with higher GPA's. Same thing for 3.2 GPA (30-59 hours)?

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        1. Yes, we have transfer students who are near the consideration levels who are admitted, but I cannot guess about individuals or what will happen for specific terms.

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      81. About how many people have you admitted so far for Spring? And about how many have applied?

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        1. Roughly 1,300 transfers have applied for Spring 2015 as of today, but I am not sure how many have been admitted at this time.

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      82. Hi!
        I just received my acceptance and I need to change my major. How would I do that? I Chose pre-journalism but I would like to change it to something else?

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        1. Congratulations! I was wondering when you applied for the spring semester, so I can somewhat gauge when I will receive my decision.

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        2. There are certain options (due to our student system) that are available after you send in a commitment deposit, and change of major is one of those. Once you send in a deposit and it creates a student record, you will then be able to go into the UGA student system called Athena and change your major.

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        3. I completed my application on July 28th and had all my documents sent in by the 31st.

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      83. My Science class transfers over as a core science with a Lab, and is worth 4 credit hours, but it does not have a separate grade for the Lab. Just one grade. Will this affect how it transfers or anything else?

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        1. I do not know, as it would depend on the course and how it matches up with UGA as a whole. I do know that a number of transfer science courses are 4 hours as compared to the 3/1 UGA science/lab courses, and we have no problem transferring these in, and the grade for the lab would be the grade for the 4 hour course.

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      84. I was wondering about how many of the transfer applications for Spring 2015 have had a decision made on accepted/not accepted.

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        1. I do not have this detail on hand right now, sorry. I do know (and it is listed a few places on blog posts) that we are still working on current UGA students and summer courses, but that we expect to be fully focused on Spring applicants soon.

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      85. I have applied for Spring 15 as a first year student even though, due to dual enrollment, I would be coming in with around 45 college semester hours. I will graduate high school in December and hope to begin UGA in January. Will my notification window be the same as a transfer applicant (between now and late September)?

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        1. I expect that Spring 2015 freshman applicants will hear a decision in between the middle and the end of September.

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      86. When you revoke a transfer acceptance decision, are you basing your revoke off of how poor they dd in general, or how poor they did compared to when they were accepted? Such as, if a student's GPA was high when accepted, and much lower before enrollment, even if he stills meets the GPA requirement.

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        1. When we revoke an admission offer, it is usually due to a seriously poor last term that we receive after a decision is made.

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        2. Do you look at the accepted and new GPA?

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        3. Usually only if there is a drastic difference.

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      87. How does GPA transfer work for classes weighted more/less. Example, a class worth 3 hours vs a class worth 4 hours. If I make an 'B' in both, do they carry the same weight on GPA?

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      88. If you look at your transcript, you will probably see a column for Quality Points (QP) or something similar to the right of a courses grade and hours. These are calculated by multiplying the hours by the grades numerical hours (A=4, B=3, etc.). So a B in a 4 hour course has 12 QP, and a B in a 3 hour course has 9 QP. Add up the QPs, divide by the total hours, and you have your GPA.

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      89. How many transfer decisions are made per day roughly? I see that a applicant received his/her decision yesterday and their stuff was submitted just a few days before mine so I would assume my decision should be made shortly, or is not completed that way?

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        1. Right now, our evaluation team is still trying to enter in summer transfer work for all current UGA students, and as such we only have a limited number of Spring decisions going out. I have tried to go into some detail on this in an earlier post, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2014/08/spring-2015-transfer-decisions.html. I cannot predict when you might hear a decision, as it depends on when you applied, when your file was complete, how complicated your transcripts are, etc. A rough review timeline is based on when a file is complete, but if your transcripts are from institutions that we have not had much transfer history built into our system, it may take a lot longer for these.

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      90. What if you are a junior and would be right below the border of a 2.8? Do you look at resumes and evaluate coursework/retaken classes in which I made an A the second time? Will I not be considered at all because I am not at the 2.8 exactly?

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        1. I cannot guess about a decision for you, but we do not look at resumes during the transfer review, and our review uses both grades if you retake a class, so this would not be a factor.

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