David Graves      November 16th, 2018 in Blog

Early Action decisions will be released late this afternoon, so here are some details about the EA applicant and admitted groups. I will also add a comment to the top of this post when decisions go live, and I will announce it on Twitter as well. For students who were deferred, please understand that this is not a denial decision.  We want to be able to have a more in-depth review of you, including short essays, activities, recommendations, etc.  Please be sure to read the deferred student FAQ page before commenting on here. There is also a 2019 Early Action Decision story at UGA News which gives more broad details on the class as a whole, so I suggest you also review this information.

Quick Early Action Numbers (These numbers are mid-ranges, not minimums.)

Applications Received: 17,000 (16,921 with fee paid)
  –UGA received roughly 2,000 more EA applications than last year.

Offers of Admission: 7,556
  -This is slightly below last year’s admitted numbers, but with the spike in EA applications and current RD data, it makes it harder to predict what will happen with overall application numbers.

Mid 50% Admitted Average GPA: 4.07-4.33 GPA
  -Please remember this is not the GPA students see on their high school transcript, but rather the GPA that UGA recalculates for everyone based on the core academic courses taken in high school and looking at the actual grades posted on the transcripts.

Mid 50% Admitted Average SAT (EBRW+M): 1360-1490
  -This is data for students who were admitted with the SAT being the highest or only test score in their review.

Mid 50% Admitted Average ACT (Composite): 31-34
  -This is data for students who were admitted with the ACT being the highest or only test score in their review. Remember, UGA focuses on the ACT English and Math scores, but we report the Composite data as that is the official/accepted data for national publications.

Mid 50% Admitted AP/IB/DE courses over 4 years of HS: 7-12 courses
    -We determine academic rigor based on all core classes a student has taken (CP, Honors, Advanced, AP, IB, DE, etc.) as compared to what is offered in the school/community, but this information is the most specific data we can give on it.

The rough breakdown of decisions are as such: 7,556 admits, 6,900+ deferred, 2,000 denied and slightly under 500 incomplete. If you have questions about your specific decision, please do not post them on this blog.  As well, do not give out or request personal academic information in your post, as we would then need to delete these posts. We are not able to answer questions about individual students here because we will generally not have your information in front of us and we cannot disclose individual student information in a comment.  I would recommend talking with both your family and high school counselor first, then reviewing this previous post on suggestions about how to react to an EA decision, and finally reading the FAQ’s available from your Status page.

Please be patient, be nice and be courteous. Have a great weekend and go Dawgs!

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