David Graves      October 11th, 2013 in Blog

The Early Action deadline is almost here, and the two weeks surrounding the deadline are similar to Atlanta during 5:00 p.m. rush hour traffic (on a Friday).  Our office typically receives
4,000+ applications, a drastic increase in mail, and a great deal of emails and phone calls
in the few days both before and after the deadline.  The best thing an applicant
can do right now is be patient and make sure you have requested your test scores, transcript and school evaluation.  We work as quickly as possible to match
documents with files, but we are dealing with a large number of
applications and supplemental material, so things do not happen immediately.

The fastest way to get material to us is to send it electronically after you have applied.  If
your high school is in Georgia, you can send transcripts through
GAcollege411.org . Students attending a high school outside of Georgia
can have their counselors submit transcripts online through
Docufide/Parchment.  The high school evaluation can be submitted online
from the High School Counselor Portal.  Remember, no faxes!

Please do not call our office to ask if we have received a document,
test score, etc. if it was just sent.  It takes about 8 to 10 business
days from the time something is mailed for it to be matched with your
file.  It takes 4 to 5 business days for something submitted online to
show up on your myStatus. By business I mean that any weekend or holidays when the admissions office is not working, we are not matching up materials.

Be sure to check your myStatus to see what we have received and what we
are missing.  This is updated once every business day, so you do not
need to check it several times a day.  Documents do not need to show up
in your myStatus by October 15 to be in by the deadline, and we are giving school officials until October 22 to get in their materials (the school evaluation and transcript).  Know that if
you have submitted something to us by the deadline, we will post it in
our system and your myStatus shortly.  We appreciate your patience as we
work vigorously to match all of the material we are receiving with

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