EA Deadline, The Day After

  David Graves      October 17th, 2013

The Early Action deadline has come and gone, and we will spend the next several weeks matching up transcripts, test scores, recommendations, etc. Please be patient while we go through documents, as we had two full bins this morning, we are also receiving large numbers of e-documents through Parchment and GA411, and we will have a large number of test scores sent to us this time  As of now, we have just over 12,000 Early Action applications, which is slightly above last year. Now the important thing is to make sure your file is complete. We will be taking the October SAT scores if they were requested when you signed up for the exam, and we will be receiving a large number of other test scores, as we know there is always a high volume of requests just before the deadline. I have no idea at this time any exact timelines, what the applicant pool looks like right now, etc., so please do not ask what it looks like for admissions for EA this year. And as always, I do not guess about decisions, whether you will be admitted, deferred or denied, etc. So for right now, here is what I suggest you do and not do: Things To Do Check with your school and the testing agencies to make sure your required materials were sent, and check your myStatus page Keep up with your class work during Fall term, as senioritis is not an acceptable excuse for poor senior […]

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First Year Academic Merit Scholarships Awarded

  David Graves      April 23rd, 2013

 Over the last several weeks the Admissions staff has carefully reviewed all our newly admitted First Year students to consider them for University of Georgia academic merit scholarships.  (See the list and our discussion of merit and need-based aid at our website, https://admissions.uga.edu/article/scholarships-at-uga.html.)  Virtually all scholarships available through Admissions have now been awarded, and we have contacted each of the recipients. At UGA, academic merit scholarships have become increasingly competitive.  This is mainly due to the limited funding we have for these awards and the high number of extremely capable students who now gain University of Georgia admission.  Nonetheless, we have somewhat increased the total number of these scholarships this year.  For example, this year we inaugurated the Classic Scholarships which are offered to academically superior out-of-state first year students.    At this point, if you have not received notice that you have an academic merit scholarship to attend UGA, it is highly unlikely you will receive an offer of one from us in Admissions.  We are still finalizing a literal handful of specialized scholarships attached to very specific guidelines set by the generous donors who provide their funding.  You can see if you have been awarded a UGA scholarship by checking your online application Status Check.   Also, some UGA academic departments may also be awarding some scholarships which will not be reflected in the Status Check. If you have been selected for any of our Academic Merit awards, congratulations!  Please be sure to read your offer letter carefully.  Keep it […]

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