Letting Them Drive Alone

  David Graves      May 8th, 2017

I can still remember one of the most terrifying moments in life as a parent, the day my son turned 16 and received his official driver’s license. We could handle the learner’s permit, as we could sit in the passenger’s seat and at least feel like we had some control of the situation. But when […]

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Writing Great Short Response Essays

  David Graves      May 18th, 2015

As most college students and HS seniors can attest to, one of the most stressful times of the admission process is writing admissions essays. While UGA’s “essays” are actually short responses, we still see a great deal of angst and worry about them. Every year, I try to calm these fears by writing about the […]

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The 2013 Application for First Year Admission is now open!

  David Graves      August 13th, 2012

This does not mean you should submit an application immediately.  Your deadline to apply for First Year admission to 2013 Fall and Summer Semesters for the “Early Action” is October 15.  The “Regular Decision” application deadline for Fall and Summer is January 15.   Our first and best suggestions are to take your time and […]

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Big Dawg Welcome 2011

  David Graves      July 26th, 2011

Every year, the University of Georgia has a huge series of events during the first week back on campus. This year, there will be a huge freshman gathering at Sanford Stadium, an outdoor movie at Legion Field, live performances at the Tate theater, and a special Dawgs after Dark on Friday, August 19. I hope […]

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Do’s and Don’ts from Admissions

  David Graves      July 15th, 2011

We are right near the end of the cycle for one group of students (the Fall semester starts on August 15), and we will open up the 2012 Freshman application on the same day. As such, here is a list of do’s and don’ts for both of these groups of students (please take with a […]

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First-Year Odyssey

  David Graves      June 8th, 2011

I am happy to announce the newest program on campus for all First-Year students starting in Fall of 2011 (and beyond), the First-Year Odyssey program! This seminar program is designed for all new freshmen, and is geared towards connecting freshmen with faculty members in a small group environment (estimated class size is 15-18 students). The […]

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Booker T. Washington HS Valedictorian Speech

  David Graves      July 14th, 2010

Just a quick post to share a video that has been circulating through our office for the last few weeks. Deonte Bridges, the Valedictorian at Booker T. Washington HS in Atlanta, GA, gives a powerful speech at graduation. We are excited that Deonte will be a member of the UGA Class of 2014!! Deonte Bridges […]

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Senioritis Downfall

  David Graves      June 30th, 2010

Yesterday, I sent out two emails to incoming freshman (and I expect I will send out a few more before the end of summer) asking for more information on why their last semester grades had a serious decline. These are not fun emails, as these students are ones where there are serious issues with poor […]

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Commitment Deposit Time!

  David Graves      April 15th, 2010

We are coming up on May 1, the date by which most freshman applicants need to make a commitment to attend their chosen college. UGA, along with all the other colleges, wants you to take your time and make sure you make the best choice for your future education. You may still be waiting on […]

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The Big Day is Here!

  David Graves      August 17th, 2009

Yes, today is a big day, both for UGA and admissions. Fall classes begin today, and the campus is full of life (and full of students!). It is exciting to see all of the new and returning students on campus, and life is now back to normal. On the admissions side of things, the 2010 […]

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