In-State Early Action decisions will be released at 4 pm EST today, so here are some details about the In-State EA applicant and admitted groups. When you log into your status page, you will see a “View Update” link under the Status Update, and that is where you will see your decision. About 20 minutes after we release decisions, an email will go out to students who have not already checked their status letting them know a decision is available on their status page. Again, today’s decisions are only for In-State applicants (either a GA resident of a student studying in a GA High School). 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. in comparison with the overall applicant pool. Please be sure to read the deferred student FAQ page before commenting on here.
Quick Early Action Numbers (These numbers are mid-ranges, not minimums.)
Applications Received: 26,760 Total/11,500+ In-State applicants
Based on the data on applications started for RD this year, we expect a larger group of total applicants overall.
Offers of Admission: Approximately 5,200+ In-State offers
-This is somewhat more than last year’s admitted numbers, as our In-State EA applicant pool has grown and was very strong. The academic data for In-State admits is very similar to last year, but with a larger group of offers for EA.
Mid 50% Admitted Average GPA: 4.11-4.40 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. I have a previous blog post on how admissions calculates the UGA GPA for your reference.
Mid 50% Admitted Average SAT (EBRW+M): 1340-1510
-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): 30-34
-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: 9-14 courses
-We determine academic rigor based on all core classes a student has taken (CP, Honors, Advanced, AP, IB, DE, etc.) over the four years of HS as compared to what is offered in the school/community, but this information is the most specific data we can give on it. This does not mean a student needed X number of AP/IB/DE courses to be admitted, as we do not base rigor on the number of these courses taken.
If you have questions about your specific decision, I do not suggest you 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. In addition, please do not post any comments disparaging another student or individual, as these comments will be deleted (see the rules in the upper right-hand corner under About the Blog).
As a reminder, UGA looks at in-state and out-of-state applicants using the same overall review process, but it is more challenging for an out-of-state student to be admitted due to the volume of applicants and UGA being the flagship university for the state of Georgia with a goal of enrolling (not admitting but enrolling) a class with roughly 80% being In-State students. We will be releasing Out-of-State EA decisions in mid-December. As well, we do not have any limits on the number of students we can admit based on school, neighborhood, county or state, and we do not use major, gender, race, demonstrated interest or legacy status in our review process. We are looking at each individual applicant in the context of the overall applicant pool, and making decisions based on both the EA applicant group and what we expect the applicant pool (EA and RD) will be like overall. I suggest you look at the Admissions Tips, Hints & Myths page for more details about what we do and do not look at in our review.
Admitted Students: An initial wave of Honors College offers and scholarships will also go out today, and these decisions can be seen on the status page and for scholarships, in the acceptance letter that will be mailed out next week. While our EA admission offers are available today, it will take a few days for our campus partners such as housing and financial aid to pull this information into their systems, so please be patient with these other offices. For instance, Housing will send out an email on Saturday to admitted students explaining their process and timelines and registration will not open until next week.
FAFSA Financial Aid Reminder: The UGA Office of Student Financial Aid is expecting the new and improved FAFSA will not be available for students to complete until December 31, which means that their office will not start receive any FAFSA information until the end of January at the earliest. Make sure that if you are looking at need based federal aid, you should complete the FAFSA as soon as it is available so colleges can start to work on preliminary aid estimates for you.
Please be patient, be nice and be courteous. Have a great weekend and go Dawgs!