2022 EA Decisions and Data

  David Graves      November 19th, 2021

  Early Action decisions will be released late this afternoon, so here are some details about the EA applicant and admitted groups. I will also add a comment to the top of this post when decisions go live, and I will announce it on Twitter as well. When you log into your status page, you will see a “View Update” link under the Status Update, and that is where you will see your decision. About 20 minutes after we release decisions, an email will go out to students who have not already checked their status letting them know a decision is available on their status page. For students who were deferred, please understand that this is not a denial decision.  We want to be able to have a more in-depth review of you, including short essays, activities, recommendations, etc.  Please be sure to read the deferred student FAQ page before commenting on here. There will also be an article in the UGA News next week which will give more broad details on the class as a whole, so I suggest you also review this information when it is available. Quick Early Action Numbers (These numbers are mid-ranges, not minimums.) Applications Received: 21,570 (21,539 with fee paid or fee waived) –UGA received roughly 3% more EA applications than last year. Based on the data on applications started for RD for this year, we expect a larger group of applicants to apply using that option than last year. Offers of Admission: 8,917 […]

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2022 EA Applicant Pool Information

  David Graves      November 16th, 2021

As we stated earlier this month, UGA is planning on releasing the EA decisions on the Status page on Friday, November 19 in the late afternoon unless some serious problem arises, which I do not expect. If this changes, we will let you know, but this is the plan at this time. Please do not call/email/text/message/tweet asking for the exact time of “late afternoon”, as I cannot give an exact time. We will post a message here when it opens up. We are excited about this, and I am guessing you are as well, and hopefully it will allow for a little less nerve-wracking Thanksgiving break for some of you. I will also have an updated post on Friday with data on the applicant pool and mid-range data on the admitted group. In addition to the decisions being available on the Status page, letters will go out in the mail for Accepted students. Freshman denial letters are not mailed out, as almost all applicants see their decisions online, and we, along with a number of colleges, did not want to have a letter that only served to reinforce the negative feelings they might already have. As well, Deferred applicants will only see their decision on the status page (so no mailed letter), and the Deferred FAQ gives out details on the next steps in the process. Due to the increase in applications, initial scholarship offers will be released in mid-December, but know that we will reviewing students for scholarships through […]

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2022 EA Application Update

  David Graves      November 1st, 2021

This morning the UGA Admissions Office announced that our Early Action decision release date would be Friday, November 19 in the late afternoon. If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know not to ask when late afternoon is, as I cannot give you an exact time. In the lead up to the decisions going out in three weeks, here is some data about this year’s Early Action application group. Total EA Applications: 21,530 (submitted and app fee paid) This is an increase of 4% or so from last year. Complete Early Action Applications as of today: 19,800 92% are complete right now. EA Applicants Applying within 3 days of Deadline: 11,514 Wow, just wow. Percentage of EA Applicants using Common App: 94% We are fine with any application source, but we are starting to see more and more Common App submits. Residency data on EA apps: 46% in-state, 54% out-of-state/international Our growth this year in EA was in non-GA residents. Most common majors: Undecided Business – 2,031, Biology – 1,999 applicants and Finance 1,616 We do not make different decisions based on major, but it is always interesting to see the different academic interests of our applicants. I order to deal with the large increase in applications, we project that we will be delaying the release of EA scholarship information and the Honors decisions until early December (no exact date yet). This will give us more time to focus on our EA admissions reviews and will help […]

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2022 Early Action Breakdown

  David Graves      September 13th, 2021

By mid October, I expect that UGA will have received roughly 15,000-20,000 Early Action applications for Fall 2022 (roughly 40% will come in during the last week), and by then the UGA Admissions Office will be in full file review mode to get all EA decisions out by late November/early December. I do not have an exact date for the EA decision release at this time, but late November/early December is a good general projection. In light of all the questions about the EA review process, here are some details about what will happen between now and the decision release date. We are working with a smaller window of time than our later decision releases, so we need to limit our scope of how we review files during the EA process. In our admissions review process, UGA treats EA and RD files exactly the same, just with different timelines. In addition, when we are looking at the EA applicants, we also have to keep in mind that we will possibly receive between 14,000-20,000 RD applications, thus we need to be somewhat cautious in our EA admission decisions, as we do not know what the RD applicant pool will look like. All EA applicants will receive an academic review where our team will look at the core grades, the rigor of the student’s overall curriculum and calculate a UGA GPA (for more details on how we calculate a GPA, please see a previous blog post about UGA GPA calculation). We started […]

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2021 EA Decisions and Data

  David Graves      November 20th, 2020

Early Action decisions will be released late this afternoon, so here are some details about the EA applicant and admitted groups. I will also add a comment to the top of this post when decisions go live, and I will announce it on Twitter as well. When you log into your status page, you will see a “View Update” link under the Status Update, and that is where you will see your decision. About 20 minutes after we release decisions, an email will go out to students who have not already checked their status letting them know a decision is available on their status page. For students who were deferred, please understand that this is not a denial decision.  We want to be able to have a more in-depth review of you, including short essays, activities, recommendations, etc.  Please be sure to read the deferred student FAQ page before commenting on here. There will also be an article in the UGA News next week which will give more broad details on the class as a whole, so I suggest you also review this information when it is available. Quick Early Action Numbers (These numbers are mid-ranges, not minimums.) Applications Received: 20,901 (20,871 with fee paid or fee waived) –UGA received roughly 27% more EA applications than last year. Based on the data on applications started for RD for this year, we expect a larger group of applicants to apply using that option than last year. Offers of Admission: 8,086 -This […]

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2021 EA Decisions & Suggestions

  David Graves      November 16th, 2020

As we stated earlier this month, UGA is planning on releasing the EA decisions on the Status page on Friday, November 20 in the late afternoon unless some serious problem arises, which I do not expect. If this changes, we will let you know, but this is the plan at this time. Please do not call/email/text/message/tweet asking for the exact time of “late afternoon”, as I cannot give an exact time. We will post a message here when it opens up. We are excited about this, and I am guessing you are as well, and hopefully it will allow for a little less nerve-wracking Thanksgiving break for some of you. I will also have an updated post on Friday with data on the applicant pool and mid-range data on the admitted group. In addition to the decisions being available on the Status page, letters will go out in the mail for Accepted students. Freshman denial letters will not be mailed out, as almost all applicants see their decisions online, and we, along with a number of colleges, did not want to have a letter that only served to reinforce the negative feelings they might already have. Due to the large increase in applications, initial scholarship and Honors offers will be released in early December, but know that we will reviewing students for scholarships through early April, and Honors will open their application in early December. Here is some data on the overall EA applicant pool so that people have a […]

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2021 EA Timelines

  David Graves      November 2nd, 2020

This morning the UGA Admissions Office announced that our Early Action decision release date would be Friday, November 20 in the late afternoon. If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know not to ask when late afternoon is, as I cannot give you an exact time. In the lead up to the decisions going out in three weeks, here is some data about this year’s Early Action application group. Total EA Applications: 20,800 (submitted and app fee paid) This is an increase of 28% or so from last year, which is a very big jump. Complete Early Action Applications as of today: 20,550 99% are complete right now, very impressive. EA Applicants Applying within 3 days of Deadline: 11,620 Wow, just wow. Percentage of EA Applicants using Common App: 80% We are fine with any application source, but in our first year with the Common App, this is big (and it part of the reason for the increase in applications. Residency data on EA apps: 51% in-state, 49% out-of-state/international We do not make different decisions based on residency, but it is an interesting data point. Most common majors: Biology – 2,211 applicants, Undecided Business – 1,765, Psychology 1,253 We do not make different decisions based on major, but it is always interesting to see the different academic interests of our applicants. I order to deal with the large increase in applications, UGA will be delaying the release of EA scholarship information and the Honors decisions until early […]

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Uncomfortably Comfortable Owning the Admissions Process

  David Graves      September 29th, 2020

I remember when my wife and I bought our first house, a small 3-bedroom home in a little starter neighborhood less than a mile from downtown Duluth, GA. We were able to determine the color of the house/rooms, the look of the landscaping, the shape and color of the front door awning, and the overall feel of our home. We were thrilled, as it meant the end of apartment living and a chance to own our own place. Of course, with any new home comes new responsibilities. The day after we moved in, we had the bright idea to wallpaper the kitchen. My in-laws gave us a 30 minute instructional on how to wallpaper, then quickly escaped before we got started. Needless to say, the wallpaper went up, but I will never, ever, ever wallpaper anything again. My sanity and my marriage are too important to try that again. From there, we had to learn about water heaters, AC units, how to build a back deck from scratch, and later on how to baby proof a house. Side note, the most challenging thing we have ever done house wise has been to install a baby gate at the top of a set of stairs. It was like putting together a one-color jigsaw puzzle with 22 pieces missing. We almost threw it away and planned on just bubble wrapping our kids until they were three. When you own a home, you have to be okay with being “uncomfortably comfortable”, or comfortable […]

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UGA 2020 EA Decisions and Data

  David Graves      November 22nd, 2019

    Early Action decisions will be released late this afternoon, so here are some details about the EA applicant and admitted groups. I will also add a comment to the top of this post when decisions go live, and I will announce it on Twitter as well. For students who were deferred, please understand that this is not a denial decision.  We want to be able to have a more in-depth review of you, including short essays, activities, recommendations, etc.  Please be sure to read the deferred student FAQ page before commenting on here. There will also be an article in the UGA News next week which will give more broad details on the class as a whole, so I suggest you also review this information when it is available. Quick Early Action Numbers (These numbers are mid-ranges, not minimums.) Applications Received: 16,585 (16,511 with fee paid) –UGA received slightly fewer EA applications than last year. Based on the data on applications started for RD for this year, we expect a larger group of applicants to apply using that option than last year. Offers of Admission: 7,025 -This is somewhat below last year’s admitted numbers, but with the number of EA applications and current RD projected application data, it makes it harder to predict what will happen with overall application numbers. UGA Admissions wants to insure we make good decisions for the overall applicant pool, and as such we need to be thoughtful as to how many offers we […]

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EA Decisions and Suggestions

  David Graves      November 18th, 2019

As we stated earlier this month, UGA is planning on releasing the EA decisions on the Status page on Friday, November 22 in the late afternoon unless some serious problem arises, which I do not expect. If this changes, we will let you know, but this is the plan at this time. Please do not call/email/text/message/tweet asking for the exact time of “late afternoon”, as I cannot give an exact time. We will post a message here when it opens up. We are excited about this, and I am guessing you are as well, and hopefully it will allow for a little less nerve-wracking Thanksgiving break for some of you. I will also have an updated post on Friday with data on the applicant pool and mid-range data on the admitted group. In addition to the decisions being available on the Status page, letters will go out in the mail for Accepted students. Freshman denial letters will not be mailed out, as almost all applicants see their decisions online, and we, along with a number of colleges, did not want to have a letter that only served to reinforce the negative feelings they might already have. As well, initial scholarship and Honors offers will be released on 11/22, but know that we will reviewing students for scholarships through early April, and Honors will open their application in early December. Here are a few suggestions on how to react to the four different decisions: Admit: Celebrate with family, buy a lot […]

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