David Graves      October 13th, 2014 in Blog

The Early Action deadline is almost here, and the two weeks
surrounding the deadline are similar to Atlanta during 5:00 p.m. rush
hour traffic (on a Friday).  Our office typically receives
4,000+ applications, a drastic increase in mail, and a great deal of
emails and phone calls
in the few days both before and after the deadline.  The best thing an
can do right now is be patient and make sure you have requested your
test scores, transcript and school evaluation.  We are working as quickly as
possible to match
documents with files, but we are dealing with a large number of
applications and supplemental material, so things do not happen

The fastest way to get material to us is to send it electronically after you have applied.  If
your high school is in Georgia, you can send transcripts through
GAcollege411.org . 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 or by Parchment. Remember, no faxes!

For SAT/ACT test scores, we will accept any scores that have been both taken and requested by the 10/15 deadline. As such, we can use the October 11 SAT, but not the October 25 ACT. We do not control when the scores are sent in, only the receiving of the scores, so you want to work with the testing agency to make sure these are sent. As well, we import test scores on Tuesdays and Fridays, so be patient as we load these into our system. If you request a score on 10/15, it will not show up on the myStatus on 10/16. It will depend on when the testing agency sends it to us, and then give us a little time to load it.

do not call our office to ask if we have received a document,
test score, etc. if it was just sent.  It takes about 5 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. By business I mean that any weekend or
holidays when the admissions office is not working, we are not matching
up materials.

Be sure to check your myStatus to see
what we have received and what we
are missing.  This is updated 1-2 times 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, and we are
giving school officials until October 22 to get in their materials (the
school evaluation and transcript).  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

Have a great day, and Go Dawgs!

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