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University of Georgia early action applicants learn fate today. What UGA considered.

Today, the 15,600 Georgia high school students who applied early action to the University of Georgia will find out if they were admitted.  Decisions are expected this afternoon.

Some will be deferred to the regular decision pool and will find out early next year if they won admission. If your child is among them, make sure they look at the first video in our four-part series on what UGA is looking for in applicants and what kids turned down for early admission can do to improve their odds.

If your children are juniors, sophomores or freshmen in high school and want to attend UGA, please have them check out today's video interview, which deals with what coursework the university wants and how much it weighs things like the essay. (And can it take the essay seriously given it does not know for sure the student wrote it?  Some interesting insights in this interview on how UGA regards the essay.)

In this interview, David Graves, UGA’s senior associate director of admissions and author of the popular admissions blog, discusses why seemingly qualified students don't get into UGA. This is a helpful interview to watch for students planning to apply regular action to UGA. Those applications are due in January.

Here are links to the first two videos:

  1. How early action works. 
  2. Will a lot of activities help kids get into UGA

Here are some other college related stories by the AJC:

Myths about getting into UGA

Myths about getting into Georgia Tech

College costs

Graphic of tuition increases over time

Crime on college campuses


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Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.