January 2020 UGA Admission Thoughts

  David Graves      January 3rd, 2020

We have now closed out the 2020 Fall Freshman application, and we will be very busy over the next few months. We have a large number of materials and test scores to connect with applications, transcripts to review and files to read, and we only have a limited number of days in which to do it. Admissions is not like Match.com, where we swipe left to admit or right to deny, so please be patient as we take time to review in detail the applications you have submitted. As such, here is some vital information for applicants and parents of applicants about the next steps in our process. The application deadline for freshman was 1/1, and the document deadline is 1/8 for materials. The required documents for freshmen are an official transcript and a counselor school report/recommendation (not a school profile). As well, any test scores must be requested to be sent to us from the testing agency by 1/8 (not an in-office deadline), and the last test scores we can use were from the December SAT/ACT. If things are sent in after 1/8, we might be able to use them, but we cannot make any promises. If the item in question shows up on the status page, that means we have imported it into your file as on time. We have a very large freshman applicant pool, with the overall number of EA and RD applicants together totaling 28,600 or so. Some of these applicants will not submit all […]

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Missing items email

  David Graves      February 4th, 2014

We will be sending out an email later today to First Year applicants with incomplete files.  If you receive this email, please log in to your myStatus to see what you are missing, and then take care of the issue ASAP.  Remember, we are going to accept the January SAT and you do not need to contact us to let us know that those scores will be sent.  As long as you designated UGA as an automatic recipient when you registered for the test, we will receive your scores in time. Once you see what you are missing from your application, check with the person who should have sent that material (high school, College Board, etc.) to make sure that it was sent and find out when it was sent.  Verify that the name on the document matches the name you listed on your application. As well, if you have a hyphenated last name, or if you have two last names, you should check and see what name is on the missing item and let us know. Keep in mind it takes 5 to 10 business days for us to match material with a file.  If you just submitted something, we may not have had time to match it with your file. We are sending this email because we want you to complete your file.  If you are incomplete, you do not need to contact us to explain why something is missing or to explain that you are having it […]

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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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myStatus Page Down

  David Graves      March 14th, 2013

In preparation for First Year decisions, the myStatus page will be temporarily closed.  This will affect the status check for First Year and Transfer applicants.  We must do this to allow our office to begin the final stages of the decision process.  We will still be making transfer decisions during this time and letters will continue to be mailed  Please bear with us as we move forward with decisions. We do not have a date for the release of First Year decisions.  Once that is available, we will post an update.

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2013 EA Decisions Now Available!

  David Graves      November 16th, 2012

Early Action decisions are now available online!  You can view the press release with some statistics about EA students who were admitted here.  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. If you have questions about your specific decision, please do not post them on this blog.  We are not able to answer questions about individual students here because we will generally not have your information in front of us and we cannot disclose individual student information in a comment.  I would recommend talking with both your family and high school counselor first, then reviewing this previous post on suggestions about how to react to an EA decision, and finally reading the FAQ’s available from your myStatus page.  Please be patient, be nice and be courteous. Have a great weekend and go Dawgs!

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Early Action Update

  David Graves      November 9th, 2012

We will be shutting down our Status Check until Early Action decisions are ready to be released.  This will affect the Status Check for all applicants, Early Action and Regular Decision first year applicants, transfers, etc.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but it is needed in order to make admissions decisions.  We are in the process of carefully consolidating and reviewing all information and documents received from roughly 11,350 Early Action freshman applicants and need to close the Status Check to do this. There is no set date at this time for Early Action decisions to go out, but we will let you know as soon as that has been determined.  Please do not call, email, text, Facebook us, etc. to ask when decisions will be released as we do not know this yet.  Thank you for your patience! Go Dawgs!

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Cancel or Correct?

  David Graves      September 20th, 2012

Yesterday you filled out your application, paid with a credit card and hit SEND.  Today you look over your application one more time, and “Oops!!”  You forgot to mention being basketball team captain.  You miscalculated your A’s and B’s.  Your mother’s email address was wrong.  You meant to apply for Regular Decision, not Early Action.  Your dream is to be an Agronomy  major, not Astronomy. Should you Cancel your application and start over?  Or can you Correct the errors? Don’t cancel!  That process is reserved for applicants who no longer wish to be considered for admission to UGA.   We save your cancelled application using the SSN you gave us, and therefore we cannot accept a new First Year application with that SSN. Instead, check the Settings tab from your myStatus.  Many changes can be made there.  If you need to make a change not available in Settings, send us your correction request separately.  Email admproc@uga.edu with your name and birthdate, when you applied, and what you’d like to have corrected or added to your application.  Don’t forget to do this by the application deadline.  Better yet, do it today. Go Dawgs!

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UGA Admissions iPhone App 3.0

  David Graves      June 13th, 2012

An updated version of our Admissions iPhone App has been released, available for download on any iPhone or iPod Touch for free from iTunes.  This updated version has many new features including: At a Glance: Browse the high points of the University, its students, faculty, alumnus and athletics. Campus Tour: Explore the University of Georgia’s historic North Campus on campus or right from your couch!  On campus, your GPS enabled iPhone will detect your location on North Campus giving you information regarding your location.  Get to know UGA’s beautiful North Campus before you visit! (iOS 5 or higher is required for the tour) Majors: Still deciding on a major?  The Majors tool provides an easy to use reference to all majors available at UGA. Info Request: Want information about the University and Admissions?  Provide us with your contact details and we’ll keep you in the loop on Admissions news and events. Timelines: A quick reference on important dates regarding your application. Traditions: Learn about UGA traditions such as the ringing of the Chapel bell, the Arch and our tenacious sports fans with the Traditions feature. Orientation: Headed to Orientation?  Have access to the full schedule, learn UGA Lingo and meet the OL’s.  You can even make sure you’ve done everything needed prior to arriving with the to-do list! Status Check: While this feature isn’t new, it is a very important tool that can help you make sure you have submitted everything we need.  This is also the first place you will see your admissions decision. Download […]

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Status Check on myStatus back up

  David Graves      August 23rd, 2010

The Status Check part of the myStatus page is now back up. We will be working hard over the next few days to link up materials with the application files that have just come in, so please be patient. When we import files into our system, we are then able to start matching up materials with the files the next day, and myStatus is then updated the day after that. In other words, do not panic if you see your application in our system but the materials you sent in (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) have not been matched up yet. Again, we will be working hard over the next few days to match things up and I expect that we will  be caught up with the initial application group using the new system shortly. Go Dawgs!

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The Status part of myStatus Page Down

  David Graves      August 20th, 2010

Quick update for everyone. The UGA myStatus page will be down until Tuesday due to some issues with the importing of data from the recent applications. The applications are downloading into our system, but there are at times some minor glitches that we want to iron out before the information is displayed on myStatus. We thought it would be prudent to make the corrections and then open up myStatus, rather than have someone panic if some data was incorrect concerning an applicant’s information. This does not impact student who is applying to UGA, as you can log in to either start an application or continue with a current application with no problems. We have only taken down the Check your status part of the myStatus page. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we want to make sure everything is working correctly before opening it back up!

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