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.

      182 comments:

      1. 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?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        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.

          Delete
      2. 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?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        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.

          Delete
      3. i am going to apply for fall 16 transfer admission as soon as i'm able in Jan. I do notice on the website that classes not on the transcript will not be considered. Does this mean at all or just for transfer consideration and i can have them transferred later? I know you take in to consideration a lot of factors but right now i have a 3.73 GPA with over 72 credits. would you say my chances are good?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. The deadline is just for admission consideration, and we would transfer later courses that are completed. As for admissions chances, I cannot guess about a decision, but you have put yourself in a good place.

          Delete
      4. Hello, can you please help me with my application. I am currently applying for the freshman regular decision application, and I have trouble finding the section of the application where I need to type in my teacher and couneslor email for my teacher and counselor recommendations. Now, I have reached out and contacted UGA directly in the office of admissions asking them where in the application do I go, and some say that it should pop up or that it should be visually seen, however I have not seen the section yet or have seen it pop up on my application. Do you have any idea where I can access this on the application. Thank you so much.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. After you submit your application, we then need about one business day to push it into our system. After that occurs, you can access your myStatus page to see about the details of your application. This is where you will see the counselor and teacher e,wil text boxes to enter in their data.

          Delete
      5. I sent my AP scores, SAT scores and ACT scores on September 30 but it says on my status page that they have not arrived, is that because they have not edited my status page and do I have to mail my transcript?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Submitting scores is not always the same as the testing agencies sending them, and it still takes a little time to them import them, so just be patient. As for a transcript, your counselor would send this in either electronically or by mail, and we also need a counselor evaluation to be submitted.

          Delete
      6. I sent my AP scores, SAT scores and ACT scores on September 30 but it says on my status page that they have not arrived, is that because they have not edited my status page and do I have to mail my transcript?

        ReplyDelete
      7. I noticed that on my Status page, the ACT Writing (Essay) score is shown. However this score is NOT super scored and it is just my highest from one ACT sitting. Is this accurate? Or should it super score by combining the highest Writing(Essay) and English from All ACT Tests submitted?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. We superscore subscores, but we do not combine the parts of subscores to make new subscores. As such, we are not going to combine the essay score with the highest English score to make a new subscore.

          Delete
      8. I sent a request to my teacher to fill out a teacher recommendation and she can not fill it out because I am not on the list of students she needs to write one for. How do I get on that list? is there a contact list I need to add her too? (she already has a teacher account with UGA)

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Are you applying for Early Action? If so, then know that there is no requirement for a teacher recommendation for this. I am not sure what you mean concerning a list, as there is not a specific list that is needed for a teacher to complete a recommendation. If you are applying Regular Decision, then there will be a place on the myStatus page to send a request (this might be what you are referring to), and if you just did this, it might need time to refresh prior to her being able to see your information, but there is also the option to submit a teacher recommendation without this step.

          Delete
        2. I sent her a request through the mystatus page and when she goes to fill out the recommendation it sends her to a page where she needs to select a student before she can complete the form.

          Delete
        3. Again, I am not sure if you are applying Regular Decision or not (or if you are applying for the Foundation Fellowship program). I would suggest she send a quick email to adm-tech@uga.edu, as this will go to the IT team and they can take a look at it. Make sure the email has details of who you are and how you are applying.

          Delete
        4. Regular decision and I will let her know, Thanks so much!

          Delete
        5. Remember, the Regular Decision deadline is 1/15, so be patient.

          Delete
      9. What is the best time of year to visit UGA?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I do not suggest a specific time of year, but I do suggest visiting when students are here and in class to see what life is like during a normal day, and one that fits your schedule best.

          Delete
      10. I sent my permanent residency documents and card photos to the admissions's office email and uploaded it on the MyStatusPage a while back. Yet I am still classified as a Non-resident of Georgia. Is there something wrong?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I cannot really guess about this, so I suggest you email our residency group at admintl@uga.edu for more details.

          Delete
      11. When will decisions for the Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarships be released?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Generally, the invitations to the Foundation Fellowship/Ramsey program are sent out in January.

          Delete
      12. I am a transfer student for this upcoming spring 2016. I have a hold on my account that says academic advising. Will this hold be removed once i meet with my adviser during orientation?

        Also, I submitted my immunization record about two weeks ago but the hold is still on my account. Should I call the health center or is it normal for them to take this long to process it?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Your advisor hold will be removed by the advisor after your meeting at orientation. As for the Health Center, I could not guess on this, so I suggest going straight to the source.

          Delete
      13. I have signed up to receive text messages from UGA; when decisions come out, will I get a text letting me know if I was denied/accepted/deferred?
        Will I get an email with the decision as well?
        Or only be able to find out through the myStatus page?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. When EA decisions come out, I will post it here and on Twitter. In addition, we will send out an email to students giving them a heads up (no text planned). Decisions will show on the myStatus page, and admit and defer letters will then be mailed out.

          Delete
      14. Great, thank you!

        ReplyDelete
      15. If i was accepted as a high school student and wish to transfer after completing one year at another institution, do i need to reapply?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. If you are admitted to UGA as a freshman or a transfer but choose not to enroll at UGA for the term in which you have been admitted, then your admission offer does not carry over to future terms. As such, you would need to re-apply.

          Delete
        2. Could I apply using the "Einstein" app again?

          Delete
        3. I have no idea what the Einstein app is, as we do not have this. As such, I would say no.

          Delete
      16. If i was accepted as a high school student and wish to transfer after completing one year at another institution, do i need to reapply?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I answered your question already, see above.

          Delete
      17. I did not pay close enough attention and did NOT take the ACT writing portion and applied for EA Fall term 2016. I did, however, take the writing portion of the SAT. Does that mean all of my ACT scores are not considered at all since I did not include the writing portion? If so, can I take the ACT again and have the score considered?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. If we do not have an ACT Writing, then we cannot use this test. Yes, you can take a future ACT (within our deadlines) and we can use it later in an RD or deferred EA review.

          Delete
      18. When would you say late November is? I applied EA and don't know when i should start looking at the mystatus page regularly.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. When we determine the release date for EA, we will announce it here and on Twitter. Just follow these sites and follow the instructions.

          Delete
      19. If I am denied Early Action, can I reapply for Regular Decision if I send in updated test scores?

        ReplyDelete
      20. Is it possible to show this blog with the most recent questions first? It's a lot to scroll through to get current. Thanks.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. The replies on the blog posts are sorted like this, but this is not possible with the pages, sorry.

          Delete
      21. The mystatus check is closed until November 20th because the school is preparing to release the EA admission decisions. Does this mean that EA admission decisions will be released on November 20th?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I suggest you review my most recent post, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2015/11/2016-early-action-decision-timeline.html

          Delete
      22. Throughout your tweets you have spoken about reviewing the rigor of the applicants classes and test scores. Do you take into count the activities and awards sections of the EA application or just test scores and GPA for the EA decision?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. In Early Action, we look at the student's core curriculum (core courses taken 9th through 12th grades as compared to what is available), the student's grades in these core courses, and the SAT/ACT scores. We are not looking at the activities/athletics/awards sections in EA, but we ask for them for scholarship review or if a student is deferred.

          Delete
      23. What are the chances of decision revoke for a transfer spring 2016 student that is already accepted?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I have no idea, sorry. It all depends on your final grades for fall, and these are not in yet.

          Delete
      24. My son got a Deferred. Around 3 pm today, he realized neither of his two ACT tests included the WRITING test! By taking the ACT (for WRITING ) in December, does my son meet the " EA admit criteria". Till 3 pm today, I felt his credentials were strong enough to get EA admission. Or, will my son need the essays, Fall transcripts, and all the supporting material needed for RD?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. All deferred students need to complete part II (the essays) and send in all required materials. If we then receive updated test scores that move him into the Early Action admission level, he would hear an admission offer in February. If he did not meet that level of admission, he would hear in mid/late March. We only have 3 dates for releasing freshman decisions.

          Delete
        2. Since my son submitted a very low SAT (unintentionally), and later his two ACT scores sans WRITING, I am wondering if his ACT scores were even opened, looked at, and considered. We do not see a single reminder in myStatus page alerting us of the missing writing section. I now feel the SAT was used because the ACT was technically incomplete. Is there a way for us to completely drop the SAT from his application to avoid this confusion?

          Delete
        3. If your son did not send us an ACT with Writing, then the scores would not have been used at all in the EA review. We display the Writing score (or lack of one) on the status check for this specific purpose, and we state many times that an ACT Writing score is required. If we receive a new ACT with Writing, we will then use whichever is better, the SAT or ACT, so you don't need to "drop" the SAT. We have a number of students who send us both scores.

          Delete
      25. What exactly is 'EA admission level' ? What SAT score or GPA constitutes 'EA admission level' ?
        Please advise.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. This is a phrase that I use to try and let people understand that the February decisions are the same decisions as the EA ones. There is not a certain GPA, curriculum or test score required, but instead we look at a combination of these three academic areas. As such, if an RD applicant would have been admitted in our EA process due to their strong academics, they will then be admitted in February. I hope this helps.

          Delete
      26. Yes - thank you.
        I wanted to thank you for taking the time to answer all the questions posted here. It certainly helps those of us not familiar with this process to gain a better understanding.
        Great job Sir !

        ReplyDelete
      27. I recently applied for admission for EA. I choose to have all of my SAT scores sent at the same time which included the Oct 3rd test date. I have taken the SAT multiple times during my Junior year and again on Oct 3rd. I choose not to submit scores to any college at any test interval with the intentions of super scoring. When choosing to submit my SAT scores in October for selected colleges, I had the choice to submit selected scores now or submit with the October results. I choose to submit all at one time including the Oct results and immediately questioned if I had made the right decision. Today, looking at your home page, I now see that by doing so, my application was considered incomplete until you received the scores. I recently received my status and I was denied. What impact, if any at all, did the timeliness of you receiving any of my scores (including the delay from the SAT office) have on my status being accepted, deferred or denied. I see the word timelines used many times in the blog and now I can't help but to think that the reason for my denial was due to the timeliness of my application being considered complete and available for review. I am taking the SAT again in January. Is it possible for me to apply as a regular decision applicant for Summer 2016

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. We do not make different decisions based on what date you apply (9/2 or 1/15), or when your file was complete. As such, there was no different decision if the scores came in last year or in early November. An Early Action denial is final, sorry.

          Delete
        2. Thank you. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday

          Delete
      28. If my child was denied can they still send in a regular decision application.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. A denial decision is final, so no, a student cannot re-apply.

          Delete
      29. I applied for the early admissions but did not send my transcripts and the counselor evaluation in time. Because of this I got deferred to regular admissions. But I sent my official transcripts and counselor evaluation in October and it stills says they have not been received. Should I resend them?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I cannot guess on your situation exactly, but at a certain point in time we suspended any imports of documents and test scores to allow for EA decisions. We will begin re-importing these starting tomorrow, so just wait until early December before moving forward with sending any items again.

          Delete
      30. Are senior year grades taken into consideration for regular application

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Actually, fall senior grades are reviewed for both deferred EA and for RD applicants. If a student applies after fall term is over, and we have the transcript in hand during our initial academic review, these grades become a part of the GPA. If we do not have the transcript with senior grades until after this, then senior grades will be a part of the holistic review when we look at everything in the file.

          Delete
      31. This year as a "junior," I have been taking full-time college classes through the Move On When Ready program. This is allowing me to graduate high school a year early. Should I wait until January to input the grades from this semester into the self reported grades section of the application? Otherwise I will only have the grades through the end of sophomore year.
        Also, if I took one AP course sophomore year and nine college courses over two semesters junior/senior year, would I put 10 for the number of AP/IB/AICE/DE that I will have completed by the time I graduate?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. It would probably be best to wait for fall grades to be complete before submitting the application. As for your second question, it would be 10 courses.

          Delete
      32. If you are applying as a regular decision freshman, but your application was submitted during the time of EA application submissions, which notification period would you fall into?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Our freshman timelines are based on they decision plan, not the date you applied. A student will not get an earlier decision just because they applied earlier. RD applicants will hear either in February if they meet the EA admissions, or in late March. We only release freshman decisions on 3 dates-in November, February and March.

          Delete
      33. Can you tell me what the average GPA for accepted transfer students was for Spring 2016?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. The average transfer GPA for Spring admits was roughly a 3.6. This does not mean this was a requirement or cut off by any means though.

          Delete
      34. Okay, here is my situation:

        I'm a freshman attending a different university for the present fall semester. I will have exactly 30 hours by April 1st and I plan on applying for the fall of 2016. I hope to maintain a GPA of at least 3.5. Will having exactly 30 hours hinder me even if I have a solid GPA?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. We do not treat applicants differently who have 30 hours as compared to 31-59.

          Delete
      35. At my current University, I plan on being part of some organizations like American Marketing Association. Are extracurricular activities such as this taken into consideration during the transfer application process?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. For transfer decisions, we are only looking at the coursework and grades completed at other colleges in our review.

          Delete
      36. Can the teacher recommendation be from a college instructor?

        ReplyDelete
      37. As a transfer student, what aspects of the academic record is UGA looking for?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. When we review transfer students, we are looking at the overall GPA of transferable courses and how many hours will transfer. See http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/file-review-process.html for more details.

          Delete
      38. I got accepted for the Spring Term as a transfer student. In one of my classes this semester I received a D. Does one bad grade mean they will deny me after I send in my transcript? I'm going to write a letter to the Admissions Office explaining it, but I just wanted to ask.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. One poor grade will not automatically mean a denial. If a student suddenly falls into academic probation (or a similar issue) or has a serious new conduct issue, this could cause a major problem, but one low grade is not a deal breaker. We would want to see how you did overall this term, and then see what to do.

          Delete
      39. Does UGA require us to fill out the CSS profile?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. No, we do not use the CSS. Students who are applying for need based aid should complete the FAFSA.

          Delete
      40. I'm starting at UGA in January as a transfer.
        I sent in my immunizations a week ago, but
        I didn't realized there was a TB questionnaire.
        I thought we just needed the TB shot and documentation.

        What happens if I don't send that in until tomorrow?
        I saw it said "Required 30 days prior registration"
        Obviously, it's less than 30 days.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. This is a question for the Health Center, not for admissions, but generally this should not be a problem. The University will be back to normal hours on 1/4.

          Delete
        2. Sorry about that, but thank you!

          Delete
      41. I applied as a Post-Bacc student back in May. My transcripts were sent and received by UGA in November. My current application status says: "You are being considered as a Post-Baccalaureate student for the Spring 2016 term." I haven't received any email or mail communication from UGA this year. Who can I call about my status?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I suggest calling our office early on January 4 (the day we get back) and ask to speak to a counselor.

          Delete
      42. For a Fall transfer student I have looked on 2 different web pages on what I need to have to submit for transferring and on one web page it says I need my high school transcript(for self-reported grades) along with my transcript from college?

        1.Even if I have been in college for 2 years do I still need to submit my high school transcript to transfer into UGA from GA Southern?
        2.What does self reporting grades mean for my high school transcript?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. If you look at the deadlines and required materials page on this blog, http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/p/admissions-deadlines.html, or on our official site, https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/transfer/transfer-deadlines, you will see that transfers need to submit an application and app fee and any college transcripts from the college's they attended. The HS transcript and self reported grades is only for freshmen.

          Delete
      43. On the timeline page it says that some admission decisions will be announced in late February and some will be announced in late March. How do I know which month my decision will be released?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. In late February, we will be looking at the academic information of all applicants without decisions (RD and deferred EA), and if they meet the standard of admission for EA admission, we would then admit them (this is a much smaller group of applicants and is generally 90+% RD). These are not any set academic standards, but instead is a review of the overall academic areas we look at. For students we do not admit in February, they will hear in March.

          Delete
      44. I was deferred to second round of early action. In the second part of the app I did not self-report any fall grades. However, I did request an updated transcript to be sent, but this transcript will not include any fall grades since my school is using a year-long grading system. Since these grades are deemed "unofficial" and were lacking many midterm grades, I did not self-report these grades. My grades are perfectly fine as of this fall, but will not self-reporting these grades impact my admission in any way?

        Thank You
        T

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Since it seems like the new transcript does not show any fall grades, I would suggest you ask your counselor if they can send in a grade report of your fall work. While not official, it at least gives us information from the school about your fall progress.

          Delete
        2. I have called the admissions office to determine how to send these and they suggested sending them via the counselor recommendation portal, however this portal/link is now closed according to my counselor. Should they call the admissions office?

          Delete
        3. The portal is not closed, as we have thousands of people applying right now, so it is key that the portal is open. If the are having an issue, the can email it to admproc@uga.edu

          Delete
      45. For 2016 fall transfer:
        -Can you apply to UGA in mid/late January (this is when applications open), and send transcript in March? Or do u submit application and transcript at same time?

        Also for 2016 fall transfer:
        -can I send an official electronic copy of my college's transcript or do I have to send it through mail (I need ap classes to show up)

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. The deadline for Fall transfer applications and materials is April 1, so you have until then to send in materials. We are fine to have either electronic or paper transcripts, but if you have AP credit on the transcript, it needs to show up as specific courses, course numbers, and hours.

          Delete
      46. I am wanting to transfer for Fall 2016, and since the deadline for Fall transfer is April 1st, how does it work if my application for the college of my choice deadline is mid January?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I am not sure if I understand your question, sorry. Can you please give me more information about the "college of my choice" and the mid-Jan deadline?

          Delete
      47. For the program of BSEd in Communication Sciences and Disorders the deadline for submitting applications is the 3rd Friday in January for admission for Fall 2016. But I cannot even turn in my application to the University until after this deadline. How will that work?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. First, I suggest reaching out to the Comm. Sciences and Disorders office to speak with them, as these are two separate processes that are not tied together. They can review your file for their office, and we will review your file for ours. You would need to be admitted by our office to attend UGA, and you would need to be admitted by their office at some point in time to go from an intended major to the actual major.

          Delete
      48. My school doesn't add fall grades to our transcripts because we have a one full year semester and receive final grades at the end of the school year. Our fall grades aren't required for the holistic review right?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. That is correct (actually, no one is required to send in fall grades, but we heavily suggest them if possible).

          Delete
      49. Do you know when the official day is the application opens for fall transfer students? None of the websites I see have a day and the times that they do say it either says mid January or February so I don't know when to expect the applications to actually open, do you have any idea of when it will actually open?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. No, I do not have an exact date, or I would give it. It will open up in late January, and that is the best I can give you right now.

          Delete
      50. What is the EA criteria that must be met for EA deferrals to know late February instead of late March?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. If a student would have been admitted in November based on the academic information that is now in their file (either as an RD applicant or as a deferred applicant who now presents stronger information such as a higher SAT/ACT score), then we would admit them in February. Almost all of these students will be RD applicants since deferred EA applicants were not admitted in Nov.

          Delete
      51. Is there a way for my counselor to view who sent a teacher recommendation for me? It says it has been received in my status check, but I don't remember requesting anyone to submit a letter and I checked my past emails to confirm this. Thank you.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. No there is not a way to do this through our system, sorry. If your documents were sent through Naviance/Parchment, then they can see what the school sent to us.

          Delete
      52. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to answer all these questions. It's a large task but an even larger help to those of us just scrolling through and reading.

        ReplyDelete
      53. odd, but when i was at the honor code on the second part of my application I previewed the pdf version of my application as it said to do so. In the preview version, all of my text appears in dots. I'm assuming this is just an issue with my personal computer software and won't appear this way for reviewers?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. This is due to your fonts on your computer, so our side is fine.

          Delete
      54. I just submitted my application and on my status page there is no option for me to send my counselor the evaluation form. There are two options on whether or not I want to review my application status? Does this mean that I have been denied, already? Does the admissions team take to time to go over, and review the application? Can I still send in my SAT scores? Thanks!

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Have you looked at your status page? When you open the status page, it will tell you your status. It is not saying a decision at this time, but what is happening with your file, what we have received, etc. This is the location where the two email text boxes are for your teacher and counselor emails. I also suggest you look at the Timelines page on this blog, as we only release decisions for freshmen 3 times during the year, so we do not do "rolling decisions". Yes, reach out and send your scores ASAP. As well, take time to read about the admission process on this blog, on what you need to submit, etc.

          Delete
      55. I have taken both the SAT and ACT in 2014; however, I only took a writing portion on the SAT and not the ACT. I read during the application process that if I am scheduled to take the SAT on the January 23, 2016 test date, my regular application will still be considered. I am also scheduled to take the ACT with the writing portion on February 6, 2016.

        Please confirm that the information I read is accurate? Also would you suggest that I have my scores from the first examinations sent or should I wait until I've taken them again?

        A response would be greatly appreciated.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. We can use the January SAT as long as you have requested UGA as one of the receiving institutions when you signed up. We cannot use the ACT from February. I suggest sending in any scores you have already received, as we superscore and only use the highest scores.

          Delete
        2. Thank you for responding. I will make the request.

          Delete
      56. I applied for EA, but got deferred. When I applied for EA I used a college board application waiver. As I am finishing up my application, the mystatus page says that my waiver is missing. What should I do?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Don't worry about this, it is a small glitch we are working on. The app fee should have a green check, so you are good, it is the "upload" indicator that is having an issue. You are fine.

          Delete
      57. If I'm planning on applying as a Fall 2016 transfer student as soon as the application opens, could I request that my current university send my official transcript to UGA now so it's ready for review when the app opens? I want to make sure that all parts of my application are in as soon as possible.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I would not suggest sending in your college transcript early, as we are dealing with 10,000+ documents from freshman right now, so adding your transcript only increases our challenges right now. As well, it is much easier to match a document after an application is in.

          Delete
      58. The UGA transfer page says that my CHEM class transfers as CHEM1GXX. Does this fulfill the general chem slot on degreeworks??

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. or does it just count as an elective and not fulfill the requirement...?

          Delete
        2. I do not know, sorry. The G stands for general core transfer, but I am not an advisor, and many things vary based on your major. If you are admitted and enroll, you can view DegreeWorks, and you can go ahead and work with your academic area.

          Delete
      59. I applied early action but I was deferred. Will I receive a notification at the beginning of April or in what case would a deferred early action applicant be accepted for the notification that goes out in late February?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Most deferred students will hear in mid-late March, but a small number might hear in late February if their academic profile has now moved into the range where they would have been admitted in November. The only change in academics that trigger a change right now is a jump in SAT/ACT scores (since we have too many applicants to recalculate 10,000+ GPA's).

          Delete
      60. I submitted my application first semester with a 3.56 GPA and now have a 3.6 GPA. Would it help me to fill out an information change form?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. No, as that is not what an information change form is for. Just make sure we have an updated transcript.

          Delete
      61. My counselor uploaded my transcript with my first quarter senior year grades in time for the Jan 22 materials deadline, but my updated semester 1 transcript will not be available until at least next week or maybe even in February. Can I still ask her to submit it even if it's after January 22? Thanks.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Have them send it as soon as possible, and we will see if we can use it (no promises, sorry).

          Delete
      62. How does UGA admissions prefer to receive the transcripts of transfer students? Should I have my university mail them, or is there an electronic way to send them?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. We prefer electronic documents sent after a student applies. Check with your college on how to send them electronically.

          Delete
      63. Do transfer applicants receive rolling acceptances? Or do all of the decisions come out on the same date?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. As stated on the Timelines, transfer decisions are made on a daily basis once we start our reviews.

          Delete
      64. My teacher evaluation status hasn't changed to show that she has submitted it, and this is the last section that needs to be complete before I submit my application. So, does it take 5-10 business days to show that it has been sent?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. You have already submitted an application, but you are still missing the teacher rec in order to be complete. We do not show our office as having received a teacher rec yet, so I would suggest you ask your teacher about this, as we can only show items that we actually have.

          Delete
      65. When is move in day for fall semester 2016?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I do not know, sorry. You can look at the academic calendar, http://www.reg.uga.edu/academicCalendar2016-2017, for when classes begin. Check with housing for move in dates.

          Delete
      66. Hi, my mystatus page shows that my counselor submitted her evaluation (green checkmark), but it doesn't show that my teacher recommendation form is on there, and she submitted her recommendation the same time as my counselor (shows the red x). She said she submitted it and that there were no problems. Is this a common problem?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. If she did not use the link that you sent her, then it may take a little longer to match up, as the link tied things directly to your file.

          Delete
      67. This comment has been removed by the author.

        ReplyDelete
      68. Is it possible to transfer from GSU into UGA's spring semester, if you are a freshman?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. No. You need to have at least 30 hours of completed work and have attended a college for at least a year (after HS graduation) prior to the enrollment term you are applying for.

          Delete
      69. I believe she did, but I'm not 100% sure. I just hope this doesn't jeopardize my application/chances. I know it can take up to a few days to match up. Thanks for dealing with all our questions Dr. Graves. It is greatly appreciated.

        ReplyDelete
      70. So if I was deferred in Early Action, how do I know whether I will hear in late February or late March?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. If you now meet the standards set for EA admission from November, you would be admitted in Feb. The February date is a small group of students who meet EA standards for admission (a mixture of core grades, curriculum, and test scores). Since your curriculum has not changed, and we do not have the time to recalculate all the GPAs with fall grades, the only change would be a jump in SAt or ACT scores.

          Delete
      71. Do you have any idea of a more specific date when transfer applications for this Fall will open?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Not at this time. Right now, we are trying to dig out from under 10,000 documents from the freshman deadline. We do not want (and you do not need) to have your applications and materials tied in with these. Best I can say is end of this week.

          Delete
      72. What email address should a transfer applicant have their university send their transcript to??

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. The default email that some colleges need for electronic transcripts is admproc@uga.edu

          Delete
      73. I'm currently a sophomore at Kennesaw State. I'm in the Honor's program with 46 hours and a 3.43 GPA. Are my chances of being accepted as a Fall transfer?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I am sorry, but I cannot guess about decisions.

          Delete
      74. If I'm applying for a second time, do I need to create a new account? I don't see where I can fill out a new application under my existing account?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. Are you a freshman or a transfer? If you are a transfer, I suggest you contact adm-tech@uga.edu, as you seem to be having a technical issue with your application.

          Delete
        2. I am a transfer student.

          Delete
      75. If I submitted my transfer application already and need to make some tiny changes, should I email admproc@uga.edu and they can adjust it?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. What do you need to change? My recent post said take your time, and this is why.

          Delete
        2. I need to change a date and make my gpa more specific. I checked it, but misinterpreted a question.

          Delete
        3. Neither of these has to be exact, as both are self-reported and we will use specific data from the actual transcripts. The self-reported GPA is actually for the applicant, not UGA, as it is a means for us to have the applicant think about their GPA in the context of our consideration levels. As such, do not worry about these.

          Delete
        4. a few tiny corrections obviously don't impact the admission decision right?

          Delete
        5. No, these would not have an impact.

          Delete
      76. I am at GPC with a 3.31 gpc and 32 tranferable credits and i've applied today, which i know today was the first day the transfer application was opened. Is UGA percentage of acceptance for early application higher than ones that comes later on?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. 3.31 GPA i mean

          Delete
        2. No your chance of admission is not based on when you apply.

          Delete
      77. I have applied for fall 2016 regular decision. Do you send an email that a decision has been made or should I keep checking the portal, and if so, when? Thank you.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. We will post information here on the blog (and on twitter) when the February and March decision dates are, and you can then check your status at those dates/times.

          Delete
      78. I was applying for EA. Sent in all my info, then got aN email from the college board saying my test scores were in a batch that were sent out late. This email said they notified the colleges, but I still got deferred to RA. Should this have happened, since it was not in my control?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. First, EA was back in November, and we are almost to February, so this is somewhat of a moot point. Second, if you are an RD applicant or a deferred EA applicant and you would have been admitted in November, you will fall into the February group of admits. Lastly, it depends on when you requested the scores, what the reason for any delay, and when they were sent, as we give some leeway as to deadlines, so I would think there is more to it. My suggestion is to move forward and see what happens in our February and March decision releases.

          Delete
      79. If we were deferred from EA to Regular decision, what are our chances of getting in? Are they better than that of someone who applied regular decision?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. I cannot guess what your chances of being admitted are, sorry. I can say that we look at EA and RD in the same way, so the chances for both are the same.

          Delete
      80. Is their anyway to let UGA know that they are your first choice college?

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. No, and since we do not use "demonstrated interest" as a factor in decisions, it would not make an impact on admissions.

          Delete
      81. Hi! I was wondering if there is a difference in the acceptance rate for freshmen who apply for summer versus fall admission. I suppose I am asking if, for example, Student A has a higher chance of acceptance for applying for summer versus Student B who applied for fall. Thank you for responding to so many questions! Your time and advice is greatly appreciated.

        ReplyDelete
        Replies
        1. We do not make different decisions based on Summer vs Fall, and a student can change from Summer to Fall after being accepted (or the reverse). Summer is not a fall back or bridge term, it is just a different self-selected starting term. We are fine whichever term you select.

          Delete