FAQ for Denied Applicants

The Office of Admissions at UGA recognizes that many applicants will be discouraged to learn that they have not been offered First-Year admission to UGA. We have designed the list below to answer some of the questions that you may have about the admissions process at UGA.

Can I be reevaluated if I submit a new ACT/SAT score?

No. While some students may believe that it was their score on the standardized test that kept them from being admitted, it is usually their choice of courses and performance in the classroom which could have been improved. Many people find that our Admissions Urban Legends page addresses their questions.

Can I be placed on the Wait List?

No. We will not be able to place any student who has been denied admission on the Wait List.

Can I be considered for Summer?

The University of Georgia uses the same criteria for admission for Summer and Fall, therefore changing your planned starting date will not impact the decision.

I have always wanted to attend UGA. Will I be able to transfer in the future?

Yes. If your goal is to earn an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, you will want to become familiar with our transfer guidelines.

In order to be eligible for transfer admission, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have 30-59 completed hours of transferable credit by the application deadline
  • Have graduated from high school at least 12 months prior to the term of intended enrollment
  • Have completed at least one year of college by the term of intended enrollment
  • Have a 3.30 or higher calculated transfer GPA

For more information to help prepare yourself for the process, check out the UGA Office of Transfer Services to review the Transfer Planning Guides.

Residents of Georgia may want to consider enrollment at any of the options of the University System of Georgia. We encourage you to stay up to date with our transfer requirements and deadlines on our website as they are subject to change.

The staff of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions realizes that the admissions decision you received may be disappointing to you and your family. We were tremendously impressed by the accomplishments, quality and diversity of the students who submitted applications for admission for Summer/Fall. The strength of the applicant pool made the task of selection an extremely difficult one. We wish you success in all your future academic endeavors.