David Graves      September 2nd, 2015 in Blog

The 2016 Freshman application is now open! Here are a few key steps about what to do after you submit an application.

  1.  A day or so after you apply, we will load your application into our
    system.  You will then be able to log into the myStatus page. This is
    where you will be able to enter your counselor’s email for the
    school/counselor evaluation and check on the status of your required supplemental items. We are okay if your counselor chooses to
    send in a counselor form through Parchment instead.
  2. Be patient as we load your application into our our system and match
    up test scores and supporting documents. Test scores are loaded on
    Tuesdays and Fridays, and are not always sent immediately by the testing
    agency. We suggest giving our office 5-10 business days to match up
    items, so you not need to send items multiple times.
  3. Documents (transcripts, counselor/school evaluations, etc.) that are
    sent prior to applying take a little while longer than items sent after
    applying, so we suggest sending in materials after you apply. We accept
    electronic documents such as GACollege411 transcripts, Parchment (an
    electronic document system) documents and our own counselor form, as
    these get to us much quicker than printed documents that are mailed. We
    are okay with mailed documents (but do not suggest this option), but it takes more time to get to us
    through the mail, opened, scanned and into a file than with electronic
  4. Starting in 2016, we have given the option for students to upload their fee waiver and Permanent Residency card (Green card) through the myStatus page. This will expedite the review process for these documents, and we do not need an additional paper copy if you upload the document through the myStatus page.
  5. We will accept all nationally offered SAT/ACT scores that are both taken and sent by
    the Early Action10/15 deadline, so we are fine with the October SAT but we cannot
    accept the October ACT. As well, in order for us to use your ACT scores,
    we need at least one ACT Writing score. Make sure you send us scores on
    time so we can review your file.
  6. Use the myStatus page to keep track of your application and
    supporting documents/test scores. You (the applicant) are ultimately
    responsible for your application, but we will send some reminder
    emails/texts if your file is incomplete. I repeat, use the myStatus page
    to keep track of your application. In addition, review the Timelines page for more details on when to expect a decision.
  7. Remember, we need an application fee, an official transcript, a
    school/counselor evaluation and an SAT or ACT (with Writing) score to
    complete your file, and the supplemental items EA submission deadline is
    10/22. We cannot review your application without all these items. See the Deadlines/Required Items page for more details.

I hope these suggestions help, and Go Dawgs!

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