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             <h3>How can we help you?</h3>
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<h4>Counselor Portal &amp; Submission Forms</h4>
<li><a title="Counselor Status Check"
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<li><a title="Counselor Evals"
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<p>The UGA Office of Admissions thanks you for all that you do in guiding
bright, young students to colleges and universities that fit their
interests and abilities. As true leaders and mentors in the college
selection process, you are invaluable resources to your students. As
such, we would like to provide you with all the resources you need to
best counsel students who are interested in attending the University of
<p>Below, you will find a list of questions frequently asked by high
school counselors. If you have any additional questions, please contact
us at <a title="Counselor Email" href="">adm-</a>, a separate email account UGA has set up specifically for
high school counselors. When contacting us via email, please make sure to
give us detailed information about your questions or situation. You may
also phone our office at (706) 542-2112.</p>
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<h3>Frequently Asked Questions</h3>
<ol class="FAQ">
<li><a href="#1">What are UGA's application deadlines for first-year
<li><a href="#2">What was the 2011-12 first-year student
<li><a href="#3">What is UGA's philosophy of admissions?</a></li>
<li><a href="#4">How important is diversity at UGA?</a></li>
<li><a href="#5">Where can I find school evaluation and teacher
recommendation forms?</a></li>
<li><a href="#6">What merit scholarships are available at UGA, and how do
students apply? Can students apply and check their application status
<li><a href="#7">Can I check a student's application status
<li><a href="#8">What are the core academic requirements for admission to
<li><a href="#9">What do students need to submit to complete their
applications for admission?</a></li>
<li><a href="#10">What if a student is a valedictorian or salutatorian in
a Georgia high school?</a></li>
<li><a href="#11">What is the Georgia Certificate of Merit Program, and
how can I submit nominees?</a></li>
<li><a href="#12">Is the University of Georgia the next "public
<li><a href="#13">What academic programs are offered at UGA?</a></li>
<li><a href="#14">What study abroad opportunities does UGA
<li><a href="#15">Describe the town of Athens.</a></li>
<li><a href="#16">How does a student pursue Joint or Advanced Enrollment
at UGA?</a></li>
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<h3>Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:</h3>
<h4>1. Application Deadlines*</h4>
<table border="0">
<th style="width: 50%;">First-Year Students (Summer/Fall)</th>
<td>Early Action:</td>
<td style="white-space: nowrap;">October 15</td>
<td>Regular Decision:</td>
<td>January 15</td>
<td>Spring Admission:</td>
<td>September 1</td>
<table border="0">
<th style="width: 50%;">Early Enrollment </th>
<td>Advanced Enrollment:</td>
<td>January 15</td>
<td>Joint Enrollment:</td>
<td>April 15<br /></td>
<td>Spring Admission:</td>
<td>September 1</td>
<p><em>*Note: If a deadline date falls on a Sunday or a federal holiday,
the postmark deadline will be extended to the first business day
following the published deadline.</em></p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top</a></p>
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<h4>2. 2010-2011 First-Year Student Profile</h4>
<li>Middle 50% Core GPA: 3.63-4.0</li>
<li>Middle 50% SAT (CR+M+W): 1750-2020</li>
<li>Middle 50% SAT: 1170-1350</li>
<li>Middle 50% ACT: 27-31</li>
<li>Middle 50% AP/IB Courses Completed: 3-7<br /><a
profile.txt">&gt;&gt; See the complete First-Year Student
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top<br /></a></p>
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<h4>3. Philosophy of Admissions</h4>
<p>In 2002, the UGA Faculty Admissions Committee drafted a comprehensive
<a title="Philosophy"
statement.txt">Philosophy Statement for Undergraduate Admissions</a>,
which was endorsed later that year by the University Council as the
guiding principle behind their decisions regarding admission to UGA.</p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top</a></p>
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<h4>4. Diversity at UGA</h4>
<p>In 2004, the University Council of the University of Georgia adopted a
<a title="Diversity Paper"
uga.txt">Concept Paper on Diversity</a>, which we view as one of the most
essential components of our vibrant learning community. Our faculty,
staff and student body represent a broad range of cultures, races,
ethnicities, genders, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds,
languages, religions, physical abilities, sexual orientations and
worldviews. This wealth of perspectives creates a dynamic learning
environment for students to both draw from and contribute to.</p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top</a></p>
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<h4>5. School Evaluation and Teacher Recommendation</h4>
<p>All first-year applicants must submit a completed <a title="School
Eval" href="">school
evaluation</a> and <a
recommendation</a> in order to complete their application file. Both of
these forms may be completed online.</p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top<br /></a></p>
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<h4>6. Scholarships at UGA</h4>
<p>The University of Georgia offers a <a title="Scholarships"
uga.txt">number of generous academic scholarships</a>, from the
Foundation Fellowship and the Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship, with a
focus on leadership, global study, and research, to the Charter and
Goizueta Scholarships. These programs are competitive, as less than 10
percent of first-year students are offered a merit scholarship.</p>
<p><em>Application deadlines for scholarships*</em></p>
<li>Foundation Fellowship and Ramsey deadline - November 1</li>
<li>Charter Scholarship priority deadline - December 15</li>
<p><em>*Note: If a deadline date falls on a Sunday or a federal holiday,
the postmark deadline will be extended to the first business day
following the published deadline.</em></p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top</a></p>
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<h4>7. Apply Online and Check Application Status</h4>
<p>To simplify and speed up the application process, the Office of
Admissions strongly encourages students to <a title="Apply Online"
information.txt">apply online</a> and use the credit card payment system.
This helps eliminate errors.</p>
<p>Students may check their <a title="App Status Check"
status-check.txt">application status online</a>, generally within two to
three business days after submitting an application.</p>
<p>High school counselors can also <a title="Counselor Status Check"
href="">check a student's
application status online</a>.</p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top<br /></a></p>
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<h4>8. Core Academic Requirements*</h4>
<p>For first-year applicants, the state-mandated College Prep Curriculum
(CPC) requires that incoming students have a minimum of 16 courses in
specific academic areas:</p>
<li>4 English courses</li>
<li>4 mathematics courses</li>
<li>4 science courses*</li>
<li>3 social science courses</li>
<li>2 language courses in the same language</li>
<p>Academic electives: UGA suggests that students pursue the most
rigorous curriculum appropriate to their ability levels, as grades in
academic courses and curriculum difficulty are the two most important
factors in first-year admission decisions.</p>
<p><em> *A more detailed listing is available from <a title="USG Minimum
>the University System of Georgia.</a><br />Students graduating from high
school in 2012 or later will be required to complete 4 Carnegie Units of
science.&nbsp; <a
href="">Click here for
details</a>.<a title="USG Minimum Requirements"
nts/usg/"></a> </em></p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top<br /></a></p>
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<h4>9. Complete Application Files</h4>
<p>In order to review a first-year student's application, UGA must
receive seven items:</p>
<li> Application Form</li>
<li>Application Fee</li>
<li>Application Essays</li>
<li>Official High School Transcript</li>
<li>Official SAT/ACT Report, received electronically from the testing
<li>School Evaluation Form</li>
<li>Teacher Recommendation</li>
<p>Students are discouraged from submitting additional materials beyond
the letter of recommendation. We ask that schools submit items
electronically if possible, or if by mail, send all printed application
materials in one package if possible.</p>
<p><em>*Note: UGA does not accept paper or rush score reports, nor
transfer scores from a student's transcript.</em></p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top<br /></a></p>
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<h4>10. Valedictorians and Salutatorians</h4>
<p>In order to recognize the academic strength of the top high school
students in the state of Georgia, UGA will guarantee admission to
students graduating as the valedictorian or salutatorian of any
<strong><em>SACS accredited</em></strong> Georgia high school.&nbsp;
Applicants must also meet all deadlines and Board of Regents
requirements, submit an application for admission by the application
deadline, and we must have documented proof of the student's rank. These
students and their counselors should contact the Office of Admission for
more details.</p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top<br /></a></p>
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<h4>11. 2012 Georgia Certificate of Merit Program</h4>
<p>The Georgia Certificate of Merit Program recognizes the top 5% of
students in the Junior Class (Class of 2013).&nbsp; Nominations and
submission instructions will be available in January 2012.</p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top</a></p>
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<h4>12. Is the University of Georgia the Next "Public Ivy"?</h4>
<p>With outstanding new facilities, a rapidly rising academic profile and
an increasingly diverse learning community, UGA has soared into the ranks
of the nation's most elite public universities. In 2008, UGA was the only
public university in America with 2 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes
Scholarship. In the last decade, UGA undergraduates have been named
recipients of the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates-Cambridge, Goldwater and Truman
Scholarships. The majority of these students participated in UGA's
nationally recognized Honors Program, and many were also Foundation
Fellows, UGA's premier scholarship program.</p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top</a></p>
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<h4>13. Academic Programs</h4>
<p>At the University of Georgia, students may choose from more than 170
academic areas. To learn more about our programs of study, please visit
our catalog Web site.</p>
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top<br /></a></p>
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<h4>14. UGA Abroad</h4>
<p>More than 30 percent of UGA graduates have participated in a study
abroad experience,&nbsp; including several with UGA-owned residential
communities: the UGA campus in Oxford, England; and our two newest
communities, a 13th-century former convent in Cortona, Italy and a 70-
acre research station surrounded by a tropical rain forest in Costa
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top<br /></a></p>
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<h4>15. Classic Athens</h4>
<p>The college town of Athens is an amazing place to live as a college
student. Downtown Athens offers something for just about everyone, from
coffee shops and one-of-a-kind stores to great restaurants and a thriving
music scene-with more than 60 venues where live music is played almost
<p><a class="FAQtop" href="#top">Back To Top</a></p>
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<h4>16.&nbsp; Joint and Advanced Enrollment</h4>
<p>A very limited number of students who have exhausted all the academic
opportunities at their high school at the end of their junior year may be
invited to begin their education at UGA a year early.&nbsp; Please review
the <a href="
enrollment-applicants.txt">Joint and Advanced Enrollment page</a> for
additional information.</p>


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