FAQ for Denied Applicants

The Office of Admissions at UGA recognizes that many applicants will be discouraged to learn that they have not been offered First-Year admission to UGA. We have designed the list below to answer some of the questions that you may have about the admissions process at UGA.


What are the primary factors that UGA considers for First-Year admission?

I was denied but another student at my high school was admitted with a lower GPA or SAT/ACT score. Why?

Can I be placed on a Waiting List?

Can I be considered for Summer 2019?

I have always wanted to attend UGA. Will I be able to transfer in the future?

Yes. If your goal is to earn an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, you will want to become familiar with our transfer guidelines. Currently, in order to be considered as a transfer applicant, you must have completed--by the appropriate deadline for the term of enrollment--a year of full-time enrollment at another accredited institution after high school graduation with a minimum of 30 transferable semester hours (45 quarter hours). We encourage you to stay up to date with our transfer requirements and deadlines on our website as they are subject to change.


The staff of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions realizes that the admissions decision you received may be disappointing to you and your family. We were tremendously impressed by the accomplishments, quality and diversity of the students who submitted applications for admission for Summer/Fall 2019. The strength of the applicant pool made the task of selection an extremely difficult one. We wish you success in all your future academic endeavors. 

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