Every May, a small group of UGA admissions people gather to discuss the past year’s admission cycle, and to look at the next year in order to plan out the admissions process for the future. We talk about what worked, what needs to be tweaked (or changed altogether!), and how we can make the next year an even better year for both admissions and the applicants. Over the next month or so, I will talk about the changes that are in store for the application process, but I thought I would start with the easiest one.
For the Spring 2011 term, the deadline for both applying and submitting all required materials is shifting from September 15 to September 1. This might not seem like a big deal, but we hope that this will give us more lead time for freshman and transfer application review for the Summer/Fall 2011 terms, while still allowing Spring applicants enough time to get in all the necessary materials. Two weeks saved in September means two possible weeks saved later in the process. Applicants should have no problem getting in Spring work, and if they are attending summer school, they should still have almost a month to get in that work.
So it is official, the Spring deadline is now September 1!