daughter accepted. OOS (distant, low population state), 4.0 unweighted, 8 APs, not sure about UGA GPA. Dad is an alum.
Instate accepted, 4.0 unweighted, not sure about UGA GPA, lots of dual enrollment courses.
I recall from reading the UGA admissions blog that a LOT of students who get deferred initially ultimately get accepted in March, so the odds are in their favor.
Question for those accepted: did anyone else have issues with signing up for ArchPass? We keep getting an error message.
DD was accepted! 1320 SAT, 4.0 UW GPA, maxed out APs (small school, doesn’t offer very many), strong leadership and ECs.
Were any IS/OOS stats released for EA or honors?
UGA housing is up to make your $35 deposit and hold your priority for selection
DS deferred - OOS at (holds nose) a well-known/nationally known private school.
1550 SAT non-superscored, 3.8 UW GPA. No APs (not offered). Unusual but not killer ECs
The lack of APs may have hurt him for the academic review. UGA will figure it out during later reviews but this is the huge flaw in the way they evaluate applications up front.
Stats are the same for in state and OOS. They released them in the admissions blog. Honors is a separate department. They have historical stats on their website but not sure how updated it is.
UGA admissions blog later said they will not be releasing % admission IS vs OOS as one factor that influences a lower OOS admit % is not understanding the competitive level of the school. They said IS students/counselors have a better understanding of what is required for EA admission, thus a higher % of IS applicants are typically admitted.
Yes. Admit rate may be different for the reasons you state. They historically don’t consider state of residency as a factor - so it is not easier to get in if you are from Georgia.
I didn’t go over every post on this thread, but based on stats of many accepted candidates it seems there is no difference between IS/OOS. One with min 3.7/3.8 GPA plus more AP /IB classes taken, then their UGA calculated GPA seems 4.1 and above, they got accepted. seems some even with 3.9 GPA but no core AP classes taken, they didn’t get in. Just my observation though, may or may not be correct. of course assuming their SAT/ACT test scores are in the range they posted.
Daughter admitted EA, but we’re baffled as to why she didn’t get auto-admittance to Honors.
Ranked 3rd in her class,
National Merit Semi-Finalist,
GA Merit Scholar
4.0 UW & a 4.54 “UGA” GPA.
31 on the ACT, but she made 1560 on the SAT.
She only has 3 AP classes (4 by end of Senior yr.) as she primarily did dual-enrollment in High School - completing 37 college credit hours so far (with another 18 to be completed this year).
She’s never made a B in her life.
She knows one student ranked below her from her class who did get Honors auto-acceptance. So, she’s pretty upset about it.
I’m just shaking my head and hoping this doesn’t deter her from seriously considering attending UGA.
(My alumni heart is sad. Still, Go Dawgs!)
UGA values AP/IB over dual enrollment, which was possibly why she didn’t get auto honors. But I hope she writes the essay. She’s a strong candidate for honors. Good luck to her!
@Swaxldog 1540 is a phenomenal score. Congratulations! I am having trouble understanding how she could she a 4.54 UGA GPA if she only had 3 AP Classes (unless she had a bunch of IB?). because that means there’s only 3 classes that could have extra points, and the rest would be counted as “4s”…I just know from my own DD, the math just doesn’t work to get the GPA up unless you have a bunch of AP…are you sure you did it right? I’m not trying to challenge you - obviously your daughter is off the charts bright, but just looking to try to explain why this might have happened.
Sorry! I meant 1560 - even better!
UGA doesn’t weight dual enrollment classes, so that is probably the source of the confusion. Also most likely the reason @Swaxldog’s daughter didn’t get an auto admit to honors since her UGA gpa would be much lower than a 4.5.
The UGA GPA is somewhat counter-intuititive…the same points for a grade-level class as an Honors…points for AP but not DC…but the rules are the rules and they haven’t changed in years…So we know what to expect. It sure would be nice on the application if after you entered in all your grades, it spit out an “unofficial” GPA … or even a GPA calculator on their website. I think 90% of the questions might go away.
Has anyone who got accepted EA last week gotten their packet in the mail yet ?
We (in state) did on Wednesday(11/24)