David Graves      October 8th, 2015 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 within the last few days, has a drastic increase in mail, and deals with a great deal of
emails and phone calls
in the few days both before and after the deadline.  The best thing an
can do is be patient and make sure you have requested your
test scores, transcript and school evaluation.  We will be 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
immediately. Remember, the supporting document submission deadline is October 22, so you do not need to panic if it is October 16 and your file is not complete.

The fastest way to get material to us is to send it electronically.  Schools can submit transcripts online through
Docufide/Parchment, through GaCollege411, or through our High School Counselor Portal transcript upload process.  The high school evaluation can be submitted online
from the High School Counselor Portal or by Naviance/Parchment, and we are fine if the school submits the Secondary School Report (SSR) in place of our form. If an SSR is sent, please give us time to log it into the system, as it takes a little longer than a transcript to input. 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 3rd SAT, but not the October 24 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 2 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 remember that 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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