Showing posts with label myStatus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label myStatus. Show all posts

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New System Down Time

*Our system is now back up as of late yesterday, so we will be pushing in transfer applications (and the associated documents) and commitment deposits now. Please give us time to catch up on these items, and know that we are updating the myStatus page every day in the early am hours.

Starting on 3/13, and going through the middle of the following week, UGA's new student system will be down in order to shift current student data, such as academic history and financial aid information, from our old system to the new one. This is an extremely complex process that needs to be extremely accurate, thus resulting in the down time.

This will not cause any problems for admissions, but it does mean that for the length of this down time, we will not be able to push in any new transfer applications, enter in any new commitment deposits, or update any new documents that come in on our myStatus page. This will not impact our review of freshman files, and we will still be moving forward on finishing up summer transfer/transient applicants and preparing for fall transfer file reviews. In addition, we will be posting this information on our myStatus page.

As soon as the new system is back up, we will move forward with entering in fall transfer applications and supporting materials, and we will resume the entry of commitment deposits. Thank you for your patience with this downtime.

Go Dawgs!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2013 Early Action Update-Closing In

If you have checked your myStatus page today, you will see the above image. What does this mean? Exactly what it says. At this time, the Status Check is closed so we can move forward with final preparations for decisions, and we will release them by November 27. Does that mean we will release them on November 27? No. It means we will release them (all at one time) between now and November 27. While we can not pinpoint the date yet, we can at least narrow down the window for you, so you can get a better idea of the timing.

When I know an exact date, I will share it with you. Until then, we ask for your patience, and know that I cannot guess about a date, and will only give one out when we have the exact date.

Thanks, and Go Dawgs!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

First Year Academic Merit Scholarships Awarded

 Over the last several weeks the Admissions staff has carefully reviewed all our newly admitted First Year students to consider them for University of Georgia academic merit scholarships.  (See the list and our discussion of merit and need-based aid at our website,  Virtually all scholarships available through Admissions have now been awarded, and we have contacted each of the recipients.

At UGA, academic merit scholarships have become increasingly competitive.  This is mainly due to the limited funding we have for these awards and the high number of extremely capable students who now gain University of Georgia admission.  Nonetheless, we have somewhat increased the total number of these scholarships this year.  For example, this year we inaugurated the Classic Scholarships which are offered to academically superior out-of-state first year students.   

At this point, if you have not received notice that you have an academic merit scholarship to attend UGA, it is highly unlikely you will receive an offer of one from us in Admissions.  We are still finalizing a literal handful of specialized scholarships attached to very specific guidelines set by the generous donors who provide their funding.  You can see if you have been awarded a UGA scholarship by checking your online application Status Check.   Also, some UGA academic departments may also be awarding some scholarships which will not be reflected in the Status Check.

If you have been selected for any of our Academic Merit awards, congratulations!  Please be sure to read your offer letter carefully.  Keep it for your records.  In this letter you will see what requirements you must maintain to renew your scholarship each succeeding year and, in general, how much the scholarship is worth in relation to your overall costs.  The UGA Office of Student Financial Aid may also need to send you a revised Award letter if your scholarship was awarded after their preliminary awards were released.   

Thursday, March 14, 2013

myStatus Page Down

In preparation for First Year decisions, the myStatus page will be temporarily closed.  This will affect the status check for First Year and Transfer applicants.  We must do this to allow our office to begin the final stages of the decision process.  We will still be making transfer decisions during this time and letters will continue to be mailed  Please bear with us as we move forward with decisions. We do not have a date for the release of First Year decisions.  Once that is available, we will post an update.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Transfer FAQ's and Updates

We have been getting a lot of questions about transfer admissions lately.  Here are a few updates as well as answers to some of our more frequently asked questions.

  • When will I have a decision?  Unfortunately we cannot tell you when you will have a transfer decision as this depends on many factors.  We are currently still working through summer transfer applications and estimate that we are about halfway through.  It is likely that we will continue to work with summer applications through the middle of March.  Once we have finished reviewing summer applications we will begin reviewing fall.  Generally applications are reviewed in the order in which they are completed.
  • Is my application complete?  You should be checking your myStatus to see if your application is complete.  We must have a transcript from every college/university you have previously attended.  This includes coursework completed for dual enrollment while in high school.  Remember, we must have your most up-to-date transcript(s).  If you were enrolled in coursework last fall and  we have not received a transcript since early last December, we probably do not have a transcript with your fall grades.  You are not complete until you submit an updated transcript. 
  • Are transfer decisions made on a rolling basis?  Transfer decisions are available on your myStatus as they are made.  Decisions are not released in large waves as in the First Year process.  As soon as you have a decision, deny or accept, it will be posted to your status check.
  • I have been admitted, what should I do now?  Visit the Orientation website once you are admitted.  The Orientation site has a lot of important information for you, including a comprehensive "To-Do" list.
  • How can I see which classes UGA accepted?  Once you have created your UGA MyID you will have access to DegreeWorks.  This program will show you which credit transferred as well as how your credit transferred.  Please do not ask us if a course can be used to satisfy credit in a different area.  Your academic advisor will determine which areas credit can be applied to.
Remember to monitor your myStatus to make sure we have received your transcripts and have the most up-to-date information for you.  We will keep you posted with updates regarding the summer and fall transfer review process as we are able to.  Have a great weekend!

Go Dawgs!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February First Year Update

Very soon we are going to stop accepting material for First Year applicants.  This means if you are missing something, you need to have it sent to us as soon as possible!  If you have had something sent more than two weeks ago (First Year applicants only) and it is not showing in your myStatus, have it resent.

We recommend having material sent electronically because this is the fastest way it will get to us.  If your counselor/teacher believes an online form has been sent, encourage that person to log back in to the online form to be sure that it went through.  There are mandatory fields on our online forms that must be completed or the recommendation/evaluation will not be submitted.  We can also accept material from the high school as an attachment to an email sent to .

If you see that we do not have ACT or SAT scores for you, including the writing section, first check with College Board/ACT.  If they are showing that scores were sent, check your name, date of birth and social.  Our system will not automatically match scores to your file if any of these fields do not match what you listed on your application.  If you discover a discrepancy, contact us immediately so that we can manually find and match your scores.  If you have taken the January SAT and designated UGA as a school to receive your scores automatically, don't worry.  We will wait for the January SAT.

Remember, we want you to complete your file.  Log on to your myStatus and if you are missing something, you need to have that sent yesterday.  We cannot stress enough how important it is that you take care of missing material as soon as possible.  We cannot review an incomplete file, so make sure you are complete!

Go Dawgs!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Incomplete Email for First Year Applicants

We will be sending out an email later today to First Year applicants with incomplete files.  If you receive this email, please log in to your myStatus to see what you are missing.  Remember, we are going to accept the January SAT and you do not need to contact us to let us know that those scores will be sent.  As long as you designated UGA as an automatic recipient, we will receive your scores in time.

Once you see what you are missing from your application, check with the person who should have sent that material (high school, College Board, etc.) to make sure that it was sent and find out when it was sent.  Verify that the name on the document matches the name you listed on your application.  Keep in mind it takes 5 to 10 business days for us to match material with a file.  If you just submitted something, we may not have had time to match it with your file.

We are sending this email because we want you to complete your file.  If you are incomplete, you do not need to contact us to explain why something is missing or to explain that you are having it sent.  Instead, find out what is missing by checking your myStatus and have that submitted as soon as possible.

Go Dawgs!

Friday, January 11, 2013

First Year Application Reminders

The January 15 Regular Decision deadline is quickly approaching.  This is a busy time in our office as we are receiving thousands of documents, both online and in the mail.  Here are a few suggestions for you as the deadline nears:

  • Do not wait until the deadline to do things.  If you wait until the very last minute to apply, you are putting yourself in a position with no room for error.  We will leave the application open through January 15.  The online payment option is only available until 9:30PM EST, however you will still be able to choose a mail payment option after 9:30.  
  • It is better to apply prior to sending in supplemental material (with the exception of SAT/ACT scores).  An admissions file is not started for you until we receive your application.  It will take longer for us to match your material if you submit something before you apply.  When we receive material and there is no admissions application, that document is added to a holding file.  On the other hand, when you submit something after you have applied, it is added directly to your admissions file.
  • Please be patient.  It can take up to 5 to 10 business days for something to be added to your file once we have received it.  Right before and after application deadlines, our incoming mail greatly increases which can slow things down a bit.  If something is not showing as received on your myStatus, first check with the person who sent it (teacher, counselor, etc.) to verify that it was sent.  Before you call or email us, make sure you have given us enough time to receive and match the document to your file.  Business days do not include weekends and holidays.
  • Make sure the name on your teacher recommendation/high school evaluation/transcript/test scores matches the name on your application.  This is the primary reason something will not be matched with your file.  If you know you sent SAT/ACT scores (and you have verified that they have been sent to UGA from College Board/ACT), please double-check to see that the name, social and date of birth on your exam matches what you listed on your application.  If you know your teacher or counselor has sent in their form and after 10 business days it is not in your file, be sure to double-check and make sure the individual who sent it listed your name correctly.  If you find that there is a discrepancy in how your name, date of birth, etc. is listed, please let us know.
  • We will accept any SAT/ACT that is taken in January for Regular Decision.  You must designate UGA as an automatic recipient for your scores when registering for the exam in order for us to receive them in time.
  • While the deadline is January 15, we will be accepting supplemental documents for a couple of weeks after this date as we know that some schools, counselors and teachers are overwhelmed at this time of year.  That does not mean that you should wait to have things sent in, but that we will try to work with schools on documents.
  • If a school evaluation is submitted online through our system, it will show up in 1 to 2 business days as it goes straight into a student's file.  If a teacher recommendation is submitted online through our system using the link from the email students can generate from the myStatus, it will also show up in 1 to 2 business days.
  • If you send a fax, it will be shredded.  We do not accept faxed documents, so please do not send them.
Be sure to check your myStatus regularly to see if we have received your admissions material and remember to give us 5 to 10 business days to match material once it has been sent.  We appreciate your patience as we work as quickly as possible to match the thousands of documents we are receiving with applicant files.

Go Dawgs!

Friday, December 7, 2012

High School Evaluations and Teacher Recommendations

We often get questions from First Year applicants regarding the counselor evaluation and teacher recommendation.  These questions range from where to find these forms to how we are using this information in the file review process.  Both forms are important in the review of a student's file.  Here are some tips on why they are important as well as how to have these forms sent to us.

The high school evaluation not only tells us about you, it tells us about your school as well.  The first page of the evaluation tells us about your school’s grading scale, the most difficult courses available at your school, how many honors/AP/IB courses are available, etc.  This information lets us know about your school's curriculum.  This is important because we are reviewing your curriculum based on what you have available to you.  The second page is where your high school counselor tells us about your curriculum.  He or she will rate your curriculum difficulty for each of the five academic areas.  If you have any questions about the classes you are taking or planning to take, it’s always best to start with your high school counselor.

We have an electronic and paper version of our high school evaluation.  The online form is better in that it can be automatically dropped into your file once we receive it.  In fact, it will generally show up as received in an applicant’s myStatus within 2 to 3 business days after it has been submitted.  If you submit a paper document, we have to receive it in the mail, scan it into our file system and match it to your file.  This means you will not be able to see if we have received your HS evaluation as quickly as someone who has had an online evaluation sent.  Your counselor can find our online form through the counselor portal.  You can also generate an email to your counselor with a link directly to the online form from your myStatus!

A teacher recommendation is required for all First Year applicants who apply Regular Decision or are deferred from Early Action.  We want to see how you are as a student in the classroom.  We would like one teacher recommendation from a junior or senior year teacher in an academic area class.  If you send us more than one recommendation, we are not always going to be able to focus on everything in each letter as volume can drown out details.  As with the high school evaluation, we have an online and paper copy of this form.  You can also send an email to your teacher with a link to the online form from your myStatus.  We can accept electronic recommendations through Docufide as well.  Online forms, again, are better because they will be in your file much more quickly than a paper copy.  And remember, no faxes!

It is always better if you submit your application prior to sending any supplemental material.  If we do not have an application for you when you submit material, it will be placed in our holding file.  Right now we have about 9,200 documents in our holding file waiting to be matched with an application.  If you were to stack those documents, that's roughly  8 feet of paper!  It can take at least 5 to 10 business days for us to match material submitted prior to an applicant submitting the application and even longer closer to a deadline.  We strongly recommend that you apply to UGA before you have material from your high school sent.  We leave the online teacher recommendation and high school evaluation open for at least a week after the application deadline, so even if you are waiting until closer to the deadline to apply you will still have time to apply first.

Go Dawgs!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November Updates

We are now loading documents into our system following the release of Early Action decisions.  Because electronic documents are received and processed much more quickly than paper, we are up-to-date with documents sent through GACollege411 and Docufide.  If you have sent something online through either of these (and it was more than 2 business days ago), it should be showing as received in your myStatus.

Documents that were submitted through the mail will take a little longer to match up as we were unable to add items to files for a little over two weeks in preparation for Early Action decisions.  If you have submitted a paper document to us within the last two weeks and it is not showing as received, please be patient with us as we work as quickly as possible to match this material.

The deadline for Regular Decision is January 15.  All Regular Decision applicants and deferred Early Action applicants will have until January 15 to submit required material.  We are able to accept January test scores as long as you designate UGA as a school to automatically receive your scores.  If you are planning on applying Regular Decision, we do not suggest waiting until the deadline to apply.  Please remember to continue monitoring your myStatus as you submit material!

Go Dawgs!

Friday, November 16, 2012

2013 EA Decisions Now Available!

Early Action decisions are now available online!  You can view the press release with some statistics about EA students who were admitted here.  For students who were deferred, please understand that this is not a denial decision.  We want to be able to have a more in-depth review of you, including short essays, activities, recommendations, etc.  Please be sure to read the deferred student FAQ page before commenting on here.

If you have questions about your specific decision, please do not post them on this blog.  We are not able to answer questions about individual students here because we will generally not have your information in front of us and we cannot disclose individual student information in a comment.  I would recommend talking with both your family and high school counselor first, then reviewing this previous post on suggestions about how to react to an EA decision, and finally reading the FAQ's available from your myStatus page.  Please be patient, be nice and be courteous.

Have a great weekend and go Dawgs!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

2012 Early Action Decision Date and Reactions

For all of you who are waiting anxiously by your computer/mailbox, nervous about your Early Action decision, here is some good news. UGA is planning on releasing the EA decisions on the myStatus page on Friday, November 16 in the late afternoon (unless some serious problem arises, which I do not expect). Do not call/email/text/message asking for the exact time of "late afternoon", as I cannot give an exact time. We will post a message here when it opens up. We are excited about this, and I am guessing you are as well, and hopefully it will allow for a little less nerve-wracking Thanksgiving break. One key: Do not have everyone in your family try to log in and see your decision! This will only slow down our system and might cause issues in accessing your record.

In addition to the decisions being available on the myStatus page, letters will go out in the mail for Accepted, Deferred and Incomplete students. Freshman denial letters will not be mailed out, as almost all applicants see their decisions online, and we (along with a number of colleges) did not want to have a letter that only served to reinforce the negative feelings they might already have.

Here are a few suggestions on how to react to the four different decisions:

Admit: Celebrate with family, buy a lot of UGA gear to wear for the Thanksgiving break, but remember that not everyone has received a decision of admission, and so be a little more low key with friends and classmates. In other words, do not run up to you best friend during English class and scream "I got into Georgia" while 10-15 of your classmates are mentally throwing daggers into your back. In addition, be patient with the other parts of campus (commitment deposit, housing, the UGA myID system, etc.), as they might need a few days to take in your information. You will also receive materials in the mail as far as the next steps to take.

Defer: This is the most challenging one, as these are applicants who are truly strong students, but we want to see more about them (as well as the rest of the applicant pool) before making a final decision.  Please remember, this is not a denial at all, but instead a way for us to be able to review you in full, from your co-curricular activities, your essays, and your recommendations. As I usually state, defer is not a four letter word (even though you might feel this way), only a delay in an admission decision. This is your chance to let us know what you are like as an overall applicant. While this is probably not the answer you would like, I would suggest you treat it as a call-back for a second audition. Some roles have already been cast (or admitted), and we now want to look at you in more detail to see how you compare to the rest of the people auditioning (or applying). One of the worst things you can do is give up and not do the essays. The second worst thing is to call us up and berate us for not admitting you. We will be happy to talk to people, but make sure to communicate in a positive tone, understand that we cannot talk about other applicants, and please remember that defer does not mean denial. In past years, about half of the deferred applicants who completed part II were later admitted. Each year, about 1000 deferred students do not complete part II, so we never even have a chance to even review them! If you are serious about UGA, take the time to complete your application, and then be patient as we review all of these files throughout Jan., Feb. and March. When completing part II (the essays), you do NOT need to do an entirely new application, and there is no new/additional application fee. You just need to go to your myStatus page after decisions are out, complete part II (the essays), and hit submit. As well, get a teacher from an academic area to write your teacher recommendation. Remember, UGA is in no way done with the overall freshman admission process. We still have a long way to go, with a great deal of files to read and admission offers to make, so make sure you do your best to show UGA what you are like as an overall student/citizen.

Deny: While this is not a fun situation at all, the reality is that if you have been denied Early Action, you are truly not competitive for admission at UGA as compared to the rest of the applicant pool. It is not easy to write that, and it is very difficult to tell this to a student or parent, but when we look at this student's application in comparison with the other 11, 400 EA applicants (and remember, we expect to get over 9,000 RD applicants as well), they do not match up academically with the others. It is better to tell you now instead of waiting until late March, as this gives you time to make other plans. Unless there seems to be a serious error (you are in the top of your class, take a very challenging course load, and have a strong test score), my suggestion is to not contact us about the decision, but instead move forward with plan B. While we do not mind talking with you at all, the reality is that an Early Action denial means that the admission to UGA is not possible as a freshman.

Incomplete: For the small number of students who did not complete your EA file, you are now automatically deferred to the next step, and so you will need to get in the missing materials from EA, and also submit part II of the application and a teacher recommendation. We went three plus weeks beyond the deadline allowing you to get in the missing documents, sending reminder emails, indicating what was missing through the myStatus page, and it was your responsibility to get in the required materials. So I do not suggest contacting us to see if we can take items late, as that time has passed. Focus instead on sending in what is needed to be reviewed in the next round. When completing part II (the essays), you do NOT need to do an entirely new application, and there is no new/additional application fee. You just need to go to your myStatus page after decisions are out, complete part II (the essays), and hit submit.

Go Dawgs!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Early Action Update

We will be shutting down our Status Check until Early Action decisions are ready to be released.  This will affect the Status Check for all applicants, Early Action and Regular Decision first year applicants, transfers, etc.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but it is needed in order to make admissions decisions.  We are in the process of carefully consolidating and reviewing all information and documents received from roughly 11,350 Early Action freshman applicants and need to close the Status Check to do this.

There is no set date at this time for Early Action decisions to go out, but we will let you know as soon as that has been determined.  Please do not call, email, text, Facebook us, etc. to ask when decisions will be released as we do not know this yet.  Thank you for your patience!

Go Dawgs!

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Early Action Deadline is Approaching

The Early Action deadline is almost here!  Our office typically receives 4,000+ applications, a drastic increase in mail, emails and phone calls in the few days preceding the deadline.  The best thing an applicant can do right now is be patient.  We work as quickly as possible to match documents with files, but we are dealing with a large number of applications and supplemental material.

The fastest way to get material to us is to send it electronically.  If your high school is in Georgia, you can send transcripts through . Students attending a high school outside of Georgia can have their counselors submit transcripts online through Docufide/Parchment.  The high school evaluation can be submitted online from the High School Counselor Portal.  Remember, no faxes!

Please do not call our office to ask if we have received a document, test score, etc. if it was just sent.  It takes about 8 to 10 business days from the time something is mailed for it to be matched with your file.  It takes 4 to 5 business days for something submitted online to show up on your myStatus.

Be sure to check your myStatus to see what we have received and what we are missing.  This is updated once every business day, so you do not need to check it several times a day.  Documents do not need to show up in your myStatus by October 15 to be in by the deadline.  Know that if you have submitted something to us by the deadline, we will post it in our system and your myStatus shortly.  We appreciate your patience as we work vigorously to match all of the material we are receiving with applications.

Go Dawgs!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cancel or Correct?

Yesterday you filled out your application, paid with a credit card and hit SEND.  Today you look over your application one more time, and “Oops!!”  You forgot to mention being basketball team captain.  You miscalculated your A’s and B’s.  Your mother’s email address was wrong.  You meant to apply for Regular Decision, not Early Action.  Your dream is to be an Agronomy  major, not Astronomy.

Should you Cancel your application and start over?  Or can you Correct the errors?

Don’t cancel!  That process is reserved for applicants who no longer wish to be considered for admission to UGA.   We save your cancelled application using the SSN you gave us, and therefore we cannot accept a new First Year application with that SSN.

Instead, check the Settings tab from your myStatus.  Many changes can be made there.  If you need to make a change not available in Settings, send us your correction request separately.  Email with your name and birthdate, when you applied, and what you’d like to have corrected or added to your application.  Don’t forget to do this by the application deadline.  Better yet, do it today.

Go Dawgs!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Early Action Update

Since we are now a few days beyond the Early Action deadline, I thought I would give everyone a few updates about the process:

2012 Early Action Applications: Approximately 10,800

Complete Early Action Applications: Approximately 6,600

Number of EA applicants without SAT/ACT (with Writing) scores: Approximately 2,500

Amount of Documents received over the past week: Approximately 1 Trillion (okay, it is really about 8,000)

We are still working on matching materials to files, so please be patient, as a large volume of items came in at the last moment. If after about 10 business days between required EA admissions documents being sent or you applying (whichever one is later), the documents are still not showing up on the myStatus page, we suggest you contact us. But remember that it is business days, so do not count weekend days.

We expect a large volume of SAT scores will come in over the next few days, as the October 1 scores will arrive shortly. At the same time, the College Board changed the layout of the download file this past week, so we are having to readjust our import system, so please be patient. We were just able to push in the scores, and we are updating the myStatus system, but the new scores may not show up until tomorrow (or if you did not include your SSN and correct name, next week). I had one email where a student said he requested the SAT scores to be sent earlier in the morning, and he was worried because they had not shown up yet on his myStatus page. Patience is a virtue!

Thank you to all the applicants for taking the 5-10 minutes to complete the self-reported grades chart, as this has been a great asset to our office. 5-10 minutes by each student means 5-10 minutes times 10,800 applications that we will be saving in part of our process, which will help us later in our EA decision timeline. I do not have an exact date when we will be releasing EA decisions, but when I do, I will let everyone know.

Make sure to check your myStatus page, your school and the testing agencies to make sure that everything has been sent to UGA. And now that the applications are submitted, take a few minutes to relax and enjoy senior year!

Go Dawgs!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Online Committment Deposit now Available!

After years (and years and years) of only being able to submit the $200 Freshman Commitment Deposit by mail, I am proud to announce that admitted freshman can now submit the deposit online! While this may seem minor in some respects, this is exciting for us in that we hope it makes things easier for you, the students, and for the UGA Bursar's Office. As you know, the Admissions Office has tried to become as paperless as possible, and now we can take one more step in helping the Bursar's office go this direction. Admitted freshman can see the link to the Online Commitment Deposit from their myStatus page, and you can then move forward with reserving your spot at UGA.

If you know that you will be attending a specific college, I would suggest that you move forward with sending in your commitment deposit (or whatever action your college of choice asks for), and then let the other colleges that you are considering know this decision. These actions let the colleges know who to focus their attention on, who to now stop mailing materials to (this is probably the highlight for some of you!), and at some point, it will allow the colleges to know more about the wait-list possibilities and overall enrollment numbers. May 1 is the official deposit date for most colleges, so if you still need time to review financial issues, visit campus one last time, or if you just don't want to make that decision yet, you are fine (at least until May 1!).

But if you know where you will be going to college next year, go ahead and let all of the colleges you are working with know this. It will make life easier for everyone!

Go Dawgs!

Friday, March 11, 2011

myStatus Page Down

In preparation for the Freshmen decisions that will be sent out in late March, the myStatus page will be temporarily closed to allow our office to begin the final stages of the decision process. We will still be making transfer decisions during this time, and these applicants will still be notified by mail. Please bear with us as we move forward with decisions, and when I have a date of the release of freshmen decisions, I will post it here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Almost through with matching materials

At this point in time, we are caught up with the mail, and we are entering in materials as they come in to the office. As well, we have checked the entire holding file of unmatched materials (well over 5,000 items) against any incomplete files, and we are currently going through each incomplete file to check and make sure that nothing was mis-labeled or missed. By Thursday, Feb. 3, if your file is still showing something as missing, you need to take care of it ASAP. We will be waiting on the January 22 SAT scores to come in, along with any other test scores that come in by the date we receive the Jan. scores, and remember that we must have an ACT writing section to use your ACT scores. At this point in time, you need to make sure that everything is in your file and ready for us to move forward with the review. As you can guess, we are worn out, but we are glad to be caught up on things.

Now it is time to breathe, relax, and read some files.

Go Dawgs!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Status Check on myStatus back up

The Status Check part of the myStatus page is now back up. We will be working hard over the next few days to link up materials with the application files that have just come in, so please be patient. When we import files into our system, we are then able to start matching up materials with the files the next day, and myStatus is then updated the day after that. In other words, do not panic if you see your application in our system but the materials you sent in (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) have not been matched up yet. Again, we will be working hard over the next few days to match things up and I expect that we will  be caught up with the initial application group using the new system shortly.

Go Dawgs!