Closed for the Holidays

  David Graves      December 24th, 2012

Our office will be closed for the holiday break from December 24 until January 2.  This means we will not open mail, answer emails, phones calls, voice mails, respond to blog posts, etc. until our office reopens in January.  Please be patient with us when we reopen in January as we will have two Orientation sessions for students enrolling for Spring. Enjoy the holiday break and Go Dawgs!

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Thanksgiving Break

  David Graves      November 21st, 2012

Our office will be closed for the next few days for Thanksgiving break .  We will reopen on Monday, November 26.  If you email, call or post a comment on the blog, we will respond on Monday when we reopen.   Early next week we will begin importing and loading new test scores and documents into our system.  This process was halted in preparation for the release of Early Action decisions.  If you have submitted material within the last week or so and it is not showing as received, be sure to check your status check again later next week.  Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy the long weekend!   Go Dawgs!

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Out for the Holidays

  David Graves      December 24th, 2011

Our office will be closed for the Holiday break, and we will not return until early January. As such, any emails, mailings, phone calls, etc. will not be acted upon until after the holiday break. As well, I will only be making sporadic checks on the blog posts, so please be patient. As well, when we return in January, we will be working for a few days on enrolling Spring students and then right into freshman application deadline issues, so any questions that can wait (summer/fall transfer issues, questions about HS juniors or younger, etc.) should be put on hold until later in January. Go Dawgs!

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Thanksgiving Break

  David Graves      November 22nd, 2011

Like most people, I will be out of the office through the Thanksgiving holiday. As such, I will not be responding to blog questions until my return late Sunday/early Monday at the earliest. My suggestion is to put aside any thoughts of admission at this time, and just celebrate the holiday season with family and friends. Hold off on your comments and questions until after the break, and have a wonderful long weekend. As always, Go Dawgs, and beat the Yellow Jackets (sorry Dad!).

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Common Questions (and Answers) While UGA is Closed

  David Graves      December 23rd, 2010

UGA will be closed from late afternoon on December 24 through January 3, and as such, we will not be available to answer many questions. Like many of you, I will also be unavailable at times during the break, so here are a few common questions and answers to hold you over during the time we are closed. Please be patient with me if you post any comments! Deadlines and Materials I have had several questions about when application materials need to be in, what happens if they are not in, etc. UGA Admissions works hard to complete a student’s file, and we will work with students if things come in a little late. For paper documents, our deadlines are postmark deadlines, and we will keep the online school forms open after the deadline. This does not mean that a student should do things after the deadline though! Make sure you speak with your counselor and teacher early about getting in materials, and give them time to do their work! And if you choose to apply on the deadline, please understand that we will take you application, but you are setting yourself up to possibly have problems by not giving yourself any leeway with required materials. Do yourself a favor and take care of things before the deadline! Mailed materials My estimate is that from a person mailing out documents to it showing up in the system takes at least 6-8 business days, give or take (if your application is […]

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Suggestions over the Holiday Break

  David Graves      December 21st, 2010

Happy Holidays everyone, and I hope you are enjoying (or about to start enjoying) your holiday break. Our office is still open this week, but we will be shutting down late Friday, and we do not return until January 4. As such, our office will not be opening mail, responding to email, available on the phone, etc. during this time. This means that any material that comes into our office, whether online or by the mail, will not generally be updated until January 4 and beyond. So do not sit by your computer, checking your myStatus to see if that teacher recommendation has arrived, and please be patient with us during early January, as life gets very busy about that time. We have about 1,000 new students who will start in the Spring term, and we need to make sure they are prepared for orientation, signing up for classes, etc. As well, we will be receiving a huge volume of materials over the next four weeks or so, as the January 15 deadline is quickly approaching. Please remember, treat a deadline not something to shoot for, but as a date by which you should have everything in to UGA. We will accept applications at midnight on the deadline, but if you choose to do this, you are putting yourself in a bad position about being able to make sure everything is in at UGA. In the same thought process, do not wait until the end to ask your counselor or […]

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Happy Holidays!

  David Graves      December 23rd, 2009

The University will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 4, with limited exceptions on Jan. 4 such as orientation and a skeleton staff in Admissions. As such, I will be limited in my postings on this blog during this time. This does not mean that I do not care, only that I enjoy sleeping in, opening presents, and enjoying time with my family. I wish all of you a happy and safe holiday season, and good luck for all of you who are completing your applications, or part II’s for deferred students. Remember to review my suggestions about writing admissions essays, and make sure to try and get things in before a deadline, not on it! Go Dawgs!

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