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DAWG DECISION DAY

If you applied on October 15th for Early Action to The University of Georgia, then you will be happy to know that the wait is over! On Friday, November 20th in the afternoon (after the Admissions office closes!), students will learn the status of their application for the University of Georgia. Letters will only go out for admitted students. All applicants will be able to see their status online. The students hoping for the Honors program or scholarship will have to wait a few more weeks longer as this information will be released in early December. Students who do not receive an Honors acceptance will need to apply to the Honors program in early December.


This year, unlike any other year for UGA Admissions officers, there was an increase in applications (thanks to COVID and Test-Optional!) To better understand the competitiveness in this year's applicants, check out the stats below:



UGA APPLICATIONS FOR EARLY ACTION INCREASED 27% -

EA Applications – 20,900

UGA CORE GPA - 3.91

ACT Average – 32*

SAT Average – 1404* AP/IB/DE Courses – 8

* These stats are based on students who submitted their scores.


What can students expect to see online?


Admit - Breathe. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments. Celebrate your achievements and thank your parents, family, teachers, friends, and others who stood by you all of these years! Remember that attending UGA will not make you a success; rather, you have been given an opportunity to become a responsible, hardworking college student!

Defer - Breathe. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments. Celebrate your achievements and thank your parents, family, teachers, friends, and others who stood by you all of these years! Continue working hard as UGA clearly wants to see how you complete the fall semester and read more about you through your essays, activities, and recommendations! If you have not requested a recommendation letter from a teacher in a core area, then, by all means, do so! Secondly, be sure to send updates through the portal.


Deny - Breathe. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments. Celebrate your achievements and thank your parents, family, teachers, friends, and others who stood by you all of these years! I understand that being denied is not ideal, but now you know and can move on to your next plan, AND you have plenty of time to get a plan together if you do not have one in place! Honestly, if UGA is where you want your degree, then you still can get it...you might have to take another path, but it's doable! Why do you think transfers exist?

Incomplete Defer: Breathe. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments. Celebrate your achievements and thank your parents, family, teachers, friends, and others who stood by you all of these years! According to the blog, "Roughly 1% of EA students did not complete their EA file." If you fall into this category, know that you had plenty of time to get all the materials to them, and now you will be considered for Regular Decision!


Williams Educational Consultants has worked with hundreds of students who experience the joys and frustrations of college admissions. The process is not clear, but I promise that it always works itself out in the student's best interest! Do not let an admissions office decision declare your next step, create your roadmap, or change your goals. You have a choice regardless if you were accepted, denied, or deferred! Choose wisely and give thanks to those around you who have helped you through your high school years, the pandemic, the college process, etc.

Now is the time for giving thanks, appreciating your opportunities, and planning for your future!

Breathe. Smile. Be Thankful.

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