First Year Application Step One

If a deadline falls on a Sunday or a Federal holiday, the postmark deadline for supporting documents will be extended to the first business day following our published deadline. 

Before you apply for admission, you may want to watch this short video explaining the application process for first-year students. NOTE: Our Admissions Blog postings will feature continual updates on suggestions and news about UGA and our admissions processes throughout the year.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Application for Fall 2014 First-Year students opens September 3, instead of late August as in recent years. We are exercising a bit of caution as we partake in a multi-year switch to a campus-wide Banner student information system version called “Connect UGA”. The Admissions Blog postings will have continual updates on suggestions and news for you about our 2014 admissions process and progress throughout the year.

Critical Deadlines for First-Year Applicants

October 15

Postmark deadline for Early Action applicants
Part I of the First Year Application and the non-refundable $60 processing fee ($75 for international students) must be submitted or postmarked no later than October 15.  The Counselor/School Evaluation form with an official high school transcript and official SAT and/or ACT scores with Writing assessments must be submitted or postmarked no later than OCTOBER 22.  To avoid processing delays, we recommend that applicants submit all paper documents in the same envelope. UGA will only be able to use SAT/ACT scores for Early Action for tests taken by the October 15 Early Action deadline, and the scores must be submitted to UGA electronically by the testing agency.


 

November 4

Postmark deadline for Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship application - Completed scholarship and admission application forms with all supporting materials must be submitted no later than November 4.


 

December 15

Admission decisions released to Early Action applicants
Early Action applicants will be notified if they have been offered admission, denied or deferred to the Regular Decision process for further consideration.

Priority postmark deadline for Regular Decision applicants seeking merit scholarship and Honors Program consideration
Any Regular Decision applicant who wishes to be considered for a merit scholarship other than the Foundation Fellowship or Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship should submit a completed application by this date.  Please Note:  This is the deadline by which you must apply to UGA in order to apply for admission to the Honors Program, but it is different from the deadline for applying to the Honors Program itself.  Please see the UGA Honors Program website for more information.


 

January 15

Postmark deadline for Regular Decision applicants and "Move on When Ready" applicants 
Completed application (Parts I and II) and non-refundable $60 processing fee must be submitted or postmarked no later than January 15.  The  Counselor/School Evaluation form with official high school transcript, official SAT and/or ACT scores with Writing assessment, and Teacher Recommendation Form must be submitted no later than JANUARY 22.  To avoid processing delays, we recommend that applicants submit all paper documents in the same envelope. The last possible SAT/ACT exam we will be able to use is a test taken in January, and the scores must be submitted to UGA electronically by the testing agency.


 

February 1

Deadline for First-Year Honors Program application
The application for the Honors Program and all supporting materials should be received by the Honors Program no later than February 1.    


 

March 1

Priority deadline for submission of Financial Aid application forms
For more information, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid or call (706) 542-6147.


 

April 1

Admission decisions released to Regular Decision and deferred Early Action applicants
All remaining first-year applicants will be notified if they have been offered admission or denied.


 

April 15

Postmark deadline for Dual Enrollment (Summer/Fall) 
In addition to a completed Regular Decision application, a Dual Enrollment applicant must submit letters of support from a parent and a school official and a brief written personal statement of intention. Applicants must also complete a successful interview with a member of the admissions staff if the applicant meets the minimum eligibility requirements.  Dual Enrollment applicants will be contacted by the Admissions Office to set up an interview.


 

May 1

Postmark deadline for admitted first-year applicants to accept offer of admission and submit non-refundable commitment deposit.

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