Hello! Although I know they don’t look at legacy status anymore, I’m a multi-generation legacy and a descendant of John Milledge, so I’ve been wanting to go to UGA since I was tiny. Unfortunately, I’m now an OOS student as my parents moved to the northeast when I was young. Here are my stats!
4.88 W GPA/3.92 UW
12 APs (5s on English Language and US History)
National Honor Society and I’m also in three or four subject based national honor societies
National Spanish Exam Silver Award x2
Founded the first female Scouts BSA troop in my area and was the leader for two years, and now serve as a mentor
Leadership in Writing Club (wrote my supplemental
Performing Arts/Chamber Chorus
I run a small business
more clubs that I didn’t participate in all 4 years
National Youth Leadership Training
Order of the Arrow — Scouting National Honor Society
Intended major: Psychology
My recommendations should be strong because I have close bonds with both of the teachers who wrote them. My counselor recommendation letter is also going to be very detailed.
I know it’s going to be a lot harder to get in because I’m OOS, but I want to know what y’all think. Thank you!
Congratulations on your achievements! I have good news for you: UGA does not take residency into consideration like most state schools (GATech does).
If you have not already, read the UGA Admissions blog. David Graves is very transparent about the admissions process at UGA and responsive to questions in the comments section. Good luck and Go Dawgs!
From the FAQs:
My parent(s) graduated from UGA. Does that have an impact on my decision?
Legacy does not have an impact on an admission decision, and neither does your gender, ethnicity, high school/county, state, or eye color. There are always a number of rumors that are associated with college admissions, most of which are false, so I suggest you ask on the blog if you hear about a rumor.
You’re welcome. I actually remembered something from last year about state of residency coming into account for a small number of applicants so I went to the blog to try to find that and found the following in the comments on this page.
In the past, UGA has looked at in-state and out-of-state students the same, with only last year that we had a limited difference in our review to favor in-state students. I cannot guess about the situation right now for Fall 2022, as we are only at the start of the decision process.
My daughter’s #s were similar - lower GPA, higher ACT equivalent…she got in with 1/2 OOS waiver and got into the Honors College which is very hard. She got into Honors not at admission, but a later try.