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Class of 2023 begins to take shape

Alan Flurry

With a record number of early action applicants to UGA, today approximately 7,500 students are receiving the good news that they have been offered admission to the birthplace of public higher education in America:

Nearly 17,000 students applied for early action admission to the Class of 2023, which is a 14 percent increase over last year and a 28 percent increase compared to five years ago. This year early action applications came from nearly all of Georgia’s 159 counties and 3,100 high schools across America.

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

As in previous years, students who were offered early action admission enrolled in rigorous coursework relative to what is available at their school and also earned outstanding GPAs and SAT or ACT scores.

Students who receive a deferral of decision still have a chance at a UGA education; their applications will be reviewed through the regular decision process, which also considers factors such as extracurricular activities, essays and school recommendations. Winter emphasized 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.

Congratulations one and all, and best of luck in these important decisions. We'll be glad to welcome you in fall 2019. As coach says, Go Dawgs.

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