Jenmarie, Congratulations on MCG, great school! You are going to be very busy next year and I'm afraid that we won't be seeing many posts from you after this summer. Hate to lose you, but am also very proud of what you have done for yourself and UGA.
My dad told me that every weekend students must come home (or at least leave campus). I'm assuming from Friday to Sunday. Is this true? Because I would rather not commute all the way home every week :/
Noo that's definitely not true! The only time students can't stay in the dorms is during long breaks (as far as I know, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break). If that's inconvenient, I think you're supposed to live in Reed.
I have a question! Is it possible for non Honors students to sign up for Honors courses?
(I was really committed into getting into UGA Honors but wasn't accepted. Nor was my friend who got into Duke but that's another story...)
I heard that Honors classes are small in class size, something that I really would enjoy having the privilege of. I plan on applying for honors after first semester anyway but I was just wondering.
Unfortunately, I'm a little out of touch with which professors are teaching the basic sciences since it's been 4 years, and they switch up professors. I had Hubbard for ochem, Armstrong for bio 1, and Stanger-Hall for bio 2 (I never took pchem and my gen chem prof isn't there anymore). Hubbard was amazing, Armstrong was good, and Stanger-Hall is good, but her tests are difficult. Morrison subbed for us in ochem once, and I didn't like his teaching style (it was less structured than Hubbard). I also heard from others that he tends to go slow at the beginning, then tries to cover a crapload of material right before the test. I think intro bio is ridiculously easy and can be self-taught, so I don't think which professor you have makes a big difference (then again, I do well with bio anyway, so that's just my opinion). I found that ratemyprofessor.com was usually true, but I would still take it with a grain of salt.
If I'm not mistaken, biochem majors are required to do research (that may or may not be true), but there are plenty of chances to do undergrad research. Most open positions aren't advertised, so the easiest way is to just go through faculty pages and email any profs that you're interested in working with. They'll tell you if they're open or not or if they'll be open later. Most science majors have an option that allows you to get credit towards your major for doing research in an actual lab (vs. a lab class).
Does Ohio have more dental schools than Georgia? Would you get Ohio residence if you went there? I would take that into consideration when choosing schools (if you're able to get Ohio residence and there are more dental schools in Ohio, it increases your chances of having favorable schools).
Hi! I will be going to UGA in the fall and I want to major in biology and go on a Pre-Med track. I didn't get into the Honors program, but I really want to get in after my first semester because of the small class sizes and I heard there are a lot of opportunities within the program for Pre-Med students. I know it is getting really competitive to get into Honors, so do you have any advice on what I should do(as far as activities and classes go) to increase my chances of getting into Honors? Any advice would be great!
Based on the application I found online, you're only judged on your grades, class rigor, and your response to their essay question, so any activities won't matter. Get the highest grades you can (and make sure you fulfill their requirements - see the application for details) and write a good essay. That's really all you can do since they don't take anything else into consideration. Be very careful when calculating your GPA on the Oasis calculator - I remember it giving me an incorrect GPA which pushed me out of the running for Honors the first semester (Thankfully they gave us two chances at the time).
My D is a freshman in the honors program at UGA. This year she said that they only accepted about 30 students at mid-year and they all had a 4.0 GPA. They also had to have at least 15 UGA hours. This may have been because they over-enrolled with her incoming class so they had to be more restrictive at mid- year. I don't know if this is indicative of what you will need for this next year.
I know these whole "Chance me!" posts get pretty old, but I am definitely stressing over which college to attend, so I suppose I will find either reassurance or a new direction by asking.
I am obviously interested in UGA--mostly because I reside here (I am military and move every 2-3 years)--and am a Lowndes High School junior.
l have a 4.0 unweighted GPA, and I am unsure of my weighted GPA at this point. Because I am military, my school stripped me of my weight, taking off all my AP and Pre-AP and Honors points (which make up the majority of my classes). This affected my class rank, obviously, but I am still miraculously in the top 10%.
I have not taken the SAT or ACT, but I am taking the ACT on June 9. Based on practice tests, I expect to do well. Because practice tests are indefinite, what score would probably solidify my chances? I am also interested in the Honors program, but I know this is difficult to get into, so we'll see.
For extracurricular activities, I was in NJHS, NHS, a youth group, and Bands of Tomorrow; I was also a CHS Cheerleader (regretful). This Summer, I am set to volunteer in a nursing home and in a clinic, totaling approximately 100 hours. I worked at Sears last Summer (25-35 hours a week), and currently work at Wild Adventures (20-25 hours a week). I also won the Lowndes High School Creative Writing Contest.
So, with all that laid out, how are my chances? Please be brutally honest. I am hoping for scholarships, so if I even gain acceptance, what do you perceive me earning?
I am going to major in Biology on the Pre-Med track. Any thoughts? Is it too rigorous to complete with a high GPA? I gave up modeling opportunities in order to pursue a clinical profession (the agency was pushing for home-schooling and taking off time to pursue only modeling) , so I am hoping I made the right decision.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration,
Questions about Ramsey center. Is the weight rooms always crowded? Is there going to be long waits and overcrowded weight rooms during fall and spring semesters? Also, the multiple basketball gyms. Is there always a court to play or is it always a long wait.