Information on the UGA 2021 Application

  David Graves      May 7th, 2020

Big News!! For the UGA Freshman 2021 application, the UGA Admissions Office will accept the Common Application as an option for prospective student applicants. Okay, now that you have recovered from your shock (it only took us 10+ years to choose this option), here are the details for applying for next year. Applying UGA will […]

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2020 Freshman Essay Questions

  David Graves      May 30th, 2019

Every year, our office reviews the freshman application for changes that we would like to see for the next year. During this review, we also look at the short essay questions that are required for First Year applicants. Based on our review of the essays from last year, we are keeping the essay prompts the […]

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2015 Essay Questions

  David Graves      July 2nd, 2014

Every Spring, our office reviews the freshman application for changes that we would like to see for the next year. During this review, we also look at the short essay questions that are required for First Year applicants who apply Regular Decision or are deferred Early Action (Early Action applicants do not submit essays unless […]

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Cancel or Correct?

  David Graves      September 20th, 2012

Yesterday you filled out your application, paid with a credit card and hit SEND.  Today you look over your application one more time, and “Oops!!”  You forgot to mention being basketball team captain.  You miscalculated your A’s and B’s.  Your mother’s email address was wrong.  You meant to apply for Regular Decision, not Early Action. […]

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Changing Application Information

  David Graves      November 10th, 2010

You have submitted your admission application to UGA, when suddenly you come to the realization that your email, shakeyourbootyallnightlong@yahoo.com, might not be the most appropriate email address to use. You want to change it, but you are not sure what to do. Well at UGA, it is fairly easy to change certain key items on […]

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First-Year Application is now available!

  David Graves      August 16th, 2010

The UGA First-Year application is now open! As is our history, we normally open our First-Year application in mid-August, and it is generally on a Monday to make sure we are available if any minor issues arise. Please remember that there are a few changes to this year’s application: UGA is only accepting online applications […]

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Thomas Edison and the Contact ID

  David Graves      August 11th, 2010

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.                                                        Thomas Edison In our testing of the Contact ID system and the application, we have found that while it works well in production, at this time the system is not able to handle the amount of traffic we project will occur […]

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New Step in the Admission Application

  David Graves      August 9th, 2010

Sometime tomorrow, the Spring applications will be back up and running. In addition, I expect that on Monday, 8/16, the freshman application will be open and available to the public. While I have already mentioned a few changes to the freshman application (self-reported grades where you will need a copy of your transcript, the activities […]

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Freshman Application Changes Part IV

  David Graves      May 28th, 2010

The last change that we will be making to the freshman application has to do with your high school grades. Over the last 6 years, the number of freshman applicants has grown from roughly 12,000 in 2005 to over 18,000 in 2010. At the same time, the number of admissions staff that review transcripts (both […]

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Freshman Application Changes Part III

  David Graves      May 26th, 2010

In reviewing the UGA admissions process and the information that we ask for on the application, we started looking at Part I and Part II of the application more closely. While the separation into two parts has worked well for UGA (and for the applicants), we want to make sure we have enough information from […]

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