Applications and Inventory Supply

  David Graves      December 22nd, 2014

A number of my relatives work in the automotive industry, with the two closest to my age being engineers. My brother-in-law, Dave,  is an engineer with Toyota, and his job making sure the assembly process for SUV’s and mini-vans goes as planned. One key for automotive plants is managing inventory, allowing you to build the […]

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January Update

  David Graves      January 24th, 2013

From January 1 through January 22 we have received approximately 4,100 documents from Parchment/Docufide, 2,400 transcripts from GAcollege411 and 8,000 teacher recommendations and high school evaluations from our online forms.  That’s 14,500 documents in 22 days!   This does not include documents that were mailed in, emailed to or emailed to individual counselors.   […]

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November Updates

  David Graves      November 29th, 2012

We are now loading documents into our system following the release of Early Action decisions.  Because electronic documents are received and processed much more quickly than paper, we are up-to-date with documents sent through GACollege411 and Docufide.  If you have sent something online through either of these (and it was more than 2 business days […]

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January Freshman Admission Update

  David Graves      January 19th, 2012

We are a few days out from the admissions deadlines, so I will try to give you an update on what is happening and where we are right now in the process. Over the long weekend, approximately 2,200 freshman applications were submitted, and we still have a few hundred more that we need to correct […]

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Patience at the Deadline

  David Graves      January 13th, 2012

During both the week before and the week after a deadline, life gets fairly crazy in our office. We are receiving tens of thousands of documents, both online and through the mail, and we have a number of people trying to match these documents as quickly (and accurately) as possible. And while we know that […]

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Random Notes from the Week After

  David Graves      January 26th, 2011

After a few days of opening mail, reading files late into the night, scanning documents, and answering emails, here are a few quick and random thoughts from me (take these with a grain of salt): To the teacher that decided to put seven staples into your two page teacher recommendation, please do not ever do […]

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Deadlines, myStatus and Materials – The Cliff Notes

  David Graves      January 21st, 2011

At this point in the the Admissions process, everyone (my office included) is somewhat worn out, exhausted, but glad that we have survived the deadline. Here are a few random thoughts about the process over the next few weeks. The myStatus page is updated every business day during the early morning (and occasionally a rare […]

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The Next Steps!

  David Graves      January 19th, 2011

Now that the Freshman application deadline is in the past, and as all of the supporting documents roll in, here are a few of the things that will be going on in the Admissions Office over the next few months. We have 8+ bins of mail waiting to be opened, sorted, scanned, and dropped into […]

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Incomplete Emails and Incoming Materials

  David Graves      January 6th, 2011

At this time of year, we send out a number of emails to freshman applicants letting them know that their files are incomplete. This is a standard email that is sent out roughly 10-15 days after a student has applied, and it is to alert the student that as of the time of the email […]

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Overflowing with Mail!

  David Graves      January 19th, 2010

As of 3 p.m., we have received 17 bins of mail today. If we had to stack it up one on top of the other, it would be about 15-20 feet high. It is sort of like our own small-scale model of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In other words, it will take us several […]

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