2023 Freshman Admits

  David Graves      March 17th, 2023

We plan to make the final wave of freshman decisions available today, March 17th, at 4 PM EST. For those of you who have been admitted to UGA, here is a post for you and a chance to comment. ┬áPlease remember that this is not a blog where you should post statistics or throw fellow […]

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UGA 2023 Freshman Applicant Pool

  David Graves      February 6th, 2023

The applications are all in for the UGA Regular Decision group of students, so here is some information on the total UGA freshman applicant pool for Fall 2023. The total application numbers (EA and RD) are roughly 43,600, which is up substantially from last year. Roughly 26,000 students applied for Early Action, and 17,600 applied […]

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2023 UGA EA Decisions

  David Graves      November 18th, 2022

Early Action decisions will be released later 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 (4 pm EST), and I will announce it on Twitter as well. When you log into your status […]

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UGA 2022 Freshman Application Details

  David Graves      January 26th, 2022

The applications are all in for the UGA Regular Decision group of students, so here is some information on the total UGA freshman applicant pool for Fall 2022. The total application numbers (EA and RD) are roughly 39,700, which is slightly up from last year. Roughly 21,600 students applied for Early Action, and 18,100 applied […]

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The Zanzibar Effect

  David Graves      August 6th, 2021

There is a myth about a sea captain and a jeweler living on the island of Zanzibar, and it goes something like this: A long time ago, a retired sea captain lived on a remote area on the island of Zanzibar. Each day he had a ceremonial flag raising and lowering at sunrise and sunset, […]

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2021 Freshman Admits

  David Graves      March 19th, 2021

We plan to make the final wave of freshman decisions available today, March 19th, in the late afternoon time frame. For those of you who have been admitted to UGA, here is a post for you and a chance to comment. ┬áPlease remember that this is not a blog where you should post statistics or […]

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Why Self-Reported Grades?

  David Graves      October 2nd, 2018

In our admissions recruitment system, we have 39,427 organizations listed as high schools. We have schools with 1,500+ seniors and schools with one senior. We have Syrupmakers and Sea Kings, Jaguars and Leopards, Dragons and Wolverines, and even Jem Bears and Unicorns (You go Unicorns!). And you know what? It seems like all 39,427 schools […]

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Swipe Left or Swipe Right?

  David Graves      March 23rd, 2018

I will admit it, I have never used an online dating app. I am old. But there has always been one constant in the world of dating: Accentuate your strengths and de-emphasize your weaknesses. Athletic? Show some pictures of you competing on the court or hiking up a mountain. Brains? Highlight that amazing degree, the […]

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2018 Early Action Decisions are Available

  David Graves      November 17th, 2017

Early Action decisions are now available online! 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. The 2018 Early […]

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Updated AP/IB grade Weighting for 2016

  David Graves      June 10th, 2015

Ever since I have been at UGA (18 years or so), we have added .5 to every AP or IB grade during the calculation of the UGA GPA (excluding schools who add points to actual teacher grades on the transcript). In a review of the weighting practices of a large number of high schools with […]

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