Admission First Year Decision Plans

Pick a Decision Plan and
Take Application Deadlines Seriously

The first important admissions factor, too often overlooked, is making sure you have all the necessary materials to the Admissions Office by the designated deadlines. We suggest that students apply well before deadlines in order to make sure that all materials arrive on time. You can verify that UGA has received all your materials via the Application Status Check. Prompt action also allows UGA to respond by the published notification dates.

Early Action (non-binding)

2013-14 First-Year
Admitted Student Profile
Applications Received 20,644
Admission Offers 11,017
New First-Year Enrolled 5,150
Middle 50% Core GPA 3.77-4.05
Middle 50% SAT

Middle 50% ACT 27 -32

First-year applicants for Summer or Fall semester for whom UGA is a top choice have the option of submitting a completed application by October 15 of their senior year and receiving an admission decision by December 15. Primary consideration under the Early Action plan will be focused on demonstrated academic achievement: grades in core academic courses through the junior year, rigor of curriculum and performance on the SAT I or ACT with Writing. Early Action candidates may be offered admission, denied, or deferred to the Regular Decision process for further consideration. Applicants admitted under the Early Action plan are not bound to accept this offer of admission and have until May 1 to submit a non-refundable commitment deposit in order to secure a seat in the first-year class.

Applicants deferred to Regular Decision should submit mid-year senior grades and any new test scores; they will be notified of a final admission decision no later than April 1. Applicants denied admission through Early Action will not have the opportunity to submit additional information or to reapply under the Regular Decision plan. Therefore, if an applicant wishes for November or December test scores or mid-year senior grades to be considered, he or she would be better advised to apply under the Regular Decision plan.

Regular Decision

First-year applicants for Summer or Fall semester who choose this plan must submit a completed application by January 15 of their senior year and will receive a decision by April 1. Primary consideration under the Regular Decision plan will also focus on demonstrated academic achievement (grades in core academic courses, rigor of curriculum and performance on the SAT I or ACT), with secondary consideration given to a combination of the following factors: intellectual pursuits, creative endeavors and intercultural experiences; public service, co-curricular activities, community involvement, leadership and family commitments; integrity and personal maturity. By April 1, Regular Decision and deferred Early Action candidates will either be offered admission, denied or offered a place on the Waiting List.


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