We plan to make the final wave of freshman decisions available today, March 18th in the late afternoon time frame. We received almost 40,000 applicants, thus making decisions very challenging this year. Unfortunately, we are not able to admit a number of strong applicants as we are limited in the size of our freshman class. We know that you have a number of other strong college options and suggest you focus on the other great opportunities that are ahead rather than on a denial from UGA. If your ultimate goal is to graduate from the University of Georgia, then we suggest you look at transfer opportunities down the road. For now, focus on your current college options, find one that fits you best, and have a great freshman year there.
Please read our Denied Student FAQ if you have questions. If you decide to contact us next week, please understand that we will not be able to give you a specific “reason” for a denial, as in this process we have looked at everything within an applicant’s file, and the overall reason is really that the overall applicant pool is very large and very strong.
Things to Remember:
- UGA does not use the GPA from a HS transcript, but instead we calculate our own HS GPA based on core academic courses. For our admitted freshman, roughly 90% of their core grades were A’s, and 9+% were B’s, with a majority of these strong grades being in Honors/Advanced/AP/IB/DE courses. In our holistic review, we also look at grade trends to see how a student has progressed through their HS years.
- UGA looks closely at academic rigor, specifically what a student will take over four years as compared to what is available. This is not based simply on the number of AP/IB/DE courses, but instead we look at the overall coursework over four years in the five core areas and the progression of rigor over those four years.
- When we are looking at activities in the holistic review (clubs, sports, part time work, artistic activities, etc.), we are looking at depth and time commitment in these areas in addition to the actual organizations.
Please remember that this is not a blog where you should post statistics or throw fellow classmates under the bus. These types of comments will be deleted.