Participating in the College Search
At UGA, our policy is to deal with applicants directly and treat them as adults--whether they're 16 or 60! Please also understand that if you child is 18 or older, federal law may preclude our staff from discussing specifics about your child's academic records with you without his/her written permission.
However, we understand that as a concerned parent, you may also want to be educated about our admission process in order to encourage and support your child. We invite you to visit other portions of the Admissions website for in-depth information.
The tough part for parents is finding the balance between being actively involved in the college search, while at the same time allowing the student to go through the college selection process independently. Scott Katz, a former orientation leader from Roanoke, VA, offers the following thought as a word of advice for students.
"Be advocates for yourselves! From the start you have to be aggressive in all aspects of your life, including school, extracurricular activities, and even your social life. Introduce yourself to all of your teachers, join clubs and organizations, and meet a variety of people."