First-Year Application Steps

If a deadline falls on a Sunday or a Federal holiday, the postmark deadline for supporting documents will be extended to the first business day following our published deadline.

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Critical Deadlines for First-Year Applicants

October 15 - Postmark Deadline for Early Action Applicants

Part I of the First-Year Application and the non-refundable $60 processing fee ($75 for international students) must be submitted or postmarked no later than October 15. The Counselor/School Evaluation form with an official high school transcript and official SAT and/or ACT scores with Writing assessments must be submitted or postmarked no later than October 22

To avoid processing delays, we recommend that applicants submit all paper documents in the same envelope. For Early Action, UGA will only be able to use SAT/ACT scores from tests taken by the October 15 deadline, and the scores must be submitted to UGA electronically by the testing agency. 

November 4 - Postmark deadline for Foundation Fellowship & Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship

Completed scholarship and admission application forms for the Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship with all supporting materials must be submitted no later than November 4. 

December 15 - Admission Decisions released to Early Action applicants

Early Action applicants will be notified if they have been offered admission, denied or deferred to the Regular Decision process for further consideration.

December 15 - Priority Postmark Deadline for Regular Decision Applicants Seeking Merit Scholarship and Honors Consideration

Any Regular Decision applicant who wishes to be considered for a merit scholarship other than the Foundation Fellowship or Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship should submit a completed application by this date. 

Please Note: This is the deadline by which you must apply to UGA in order to apply for admission to the Honors Program, but it is different from the deadline for applying to the Honors Program itself. Please see the UGA Honors Program website for more information. 

January 15 - Postmark Deadline for Regular Decision Applicants and "Move on When Ready" applicants

Completed application (Parts I and II) and non-refundable $60 processing fee must be submitted or postmarked no later than January 15. The Counselor/School Evaluation form with official high school transcript, official SAT and/or ACT scores with Writing assessment, and Teacher Recommendation Form must be submitted no later than January 22. 

To avoid processing delays, we recommend that applicants submit all paper documents in the same envelope. The last possible SAT/ACT exam we will be able to use is a test taken in January, and the scores must be submitted to UGA electronically by the testing agency.

February 1 - Deadline for First-Year Honors Program Application

The application for the Honors Program and all supporting materials should be received by the Honors Program no later than February 1. 

March 1 - Priority Deadline for Submission of Financial Aid Application Forms

For more information, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid or call (706) 542-6147

April 1 - Admission Decisions Released to Regular Decision and Deferred Early Action Applicants

All remaining first-year applicants will be notified if they have been offered admission or denied.

April 15 - Postmark Deadline for Dual Enrollment (Summer/Fall)

In addition to a completed Regular Decision application, a Dual Enrollment applicant must submit letters of support from a parent and a school official and a brief written personal statement of intention. Applicants must also complete a successful interview with a member of the admissions staff if the applicant meets the minimum eligibility requirements. 

May 1- Commitment Deposit Deadline

Postmark deadline for admitted first-year applicants to accept offer of admission and submit non-refundable commitment deposit. 


Helpful Hints for Completing the Application

  • Once you begin the online application, DO NOT use the "Back" and/or "Forward" buttons on your internet browser. Instead, use the "Next" and/or "Previous" buttons provided.
  • Have the following information ready: your Social Security number, birthdate and high school transcript (for self-reported grades).
  • If you do not see the Application Success confirmation page within a minute of submitting your application, you should return (via the Back button) to your application page and submit again.
  • If paying by credit card, please have your card information available before you begin the online application. Both the application and the non-refundable processing fee must be submitted by the appropriate deadline. Your application will not be processed until this fee has been received.

Note: Online payments can only be made between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone). If you complete your online application outside of these hours, please save it and log back in during these hours to make the payment. 

 

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