About 7,500 students habve been given early acceptance at the University of Georgia.
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7,500 students get early action admission at UGA

About 7,500 college applicants at the University of Georgia will be getting news Friday that they are among the students who will be given the chance to be Bulldogs next year.

Nearly 17,000 students applied for early action admission, in which students are given a letter of acceptance now rather than the more traditional acceptance period early next year. It can cut down on a period of nervous waiting for students and families. And it is a way for colleges and universities to try and lock in some of the best and brightest by guaranteeing them a slot.

UGA says students who were offered early action admission enrolled in rigorous coursework and also earned outstanding grade point averages and did well on  SAT or ACT tests. 

The number of students seeking early admission continues to grow, as the numbers applying to UGA this year rose 14 percent, year-over-year.

“UGA is pleased to offer admission to such a talented group of scholars,” said Patrick Winter, associate vice president for admissions and enrollment management. “After months of traveling the state and nation recruiting these students, it is our privilege to welcome them to the University of Georgia.” 

Those students who applied but did not receive early action admission still have a chance at getting in. Their applications will be reviewed through the regular decision process, which also considers factors such as extracurricular activities, essays and school recommendations, according to information from the university.

Winter noted that deferred students also can submit senior year grades and SAT or ACT scores that were not submitted previously. 

The regular decision application deadline is Jan. 1, and final admissions decisions for deferred early action and regular decision applicants will be released in March 2019. 

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