2015 First Year Application Suggestions

  David Graves      September 2nd, 2014

The first-year application opens up tomorrow, so here are a few hints for when you are starting your application. When you start working on the application, we suggest you have four items with you.  SSN card (you absolutely must give us your correct Social Security Number (please proofread it twice). A copy of your resume (we ask […]

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Top Freshman Scholarship Application Available Now

  David Graves      September 11th, 2013

The Foundation Fellowship Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarships at The University of Georgia, if not in the country. The Foundation Fellowship currently provides an annual stipend of $10,780 for in-state students (in addition to the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship) and $17,680 for out-of-state students (plus an out-of-state tuition waiver).  Much more than […]

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Quick Notes About the First Year Application

  David Graves      September 9th, 2013

With the 2014 First Year application opening this past Tuesday, we are receiving many questions from students who have started applying.  Here are a few things to keep in mind. When self-reporting your grades on the application, you should report grades as they are listed on your official high school transcript.  Remember we are only […]

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A Few First Year Applicant FAQ’s

  David Graves      August 28th, 2013

It’s fall semester, and questions are beginning to flood in about UGA’s First Year admission process.  Here are answers to some of our more frequently asked ones. I plan to apply Early Action.  What is the last ACT/SAT exam date you will accept for Early Action (EA)?  We will only be able to use SAT/ACT […]

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Admissions Myths and Urban Legends

  David Graves      August 23rd, 2013

Whether we are giving information sessions, visiting high schools, attending college fairs, or meeting with prospective students and families, we are often asked questions about how to apply to and get admitted to UGA.  At times we hear misconceptions and rumors about the admissions process.  We want to make sure that students and parents have […]

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Are you ready to apply?

  David Graves      August 1st, 2013

Especially if you have an older sibling who’s been through this before or maybe your parent happens to be a school counselor, your first question for August 1 might be, are there any changes to UGA freshman admission this year? Our simple answer is, not really.  Your research will show that we have earned the […]

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Essay Questions for the 2014 First Year Application

  David Graves      June 13th, 2013

As promised, here are the essay questions for the 2014 First Year application. 1.  Choose an intellectual or creative opportunity (for example, community involvement, a summer program, a unique project, travel abroad, etc.) from your high school years that you have enjoyed and highlight how you have grown personally because of the experience. 2.  It […]

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Summer Suggestions

  David Graves      May 17th, 2013

With the school year almost over and summer nearly here, here are a few suggestions for things you can do over the break. Send your test scores to UGA.  You’re not on our radar until you have contacted us in some manner, typically by sending SAT and/or ACT scores.   This means we can’t invite […]

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First Year Decisions, May 1 and Mid-May

  David Graves      April 30th, 2013

As the Wednesday, May 1 national commitment deadline for accepted First Year students approaches, we are receiving a flood of questions from UGA applicants who had agreed to join our Wait List. Our advice to all is to remember the key word in Wait List is wait.  Just as airlines can’t assign standby passengers to […]

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