November 20, 2014 Issue
That’s Snow Biz

The Schoolhouse Players will deliver Christmas spirit in their final week of That’s Snow Biz. The play will be performed on Nov 21 to 22 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Bartow Community Center. For reservations, call (478) 364-3340 or email theschoolhouseplayers@gmail.com. At left, pictured are (clockwise from the top) Charles Lewis, Jarrett Ledger, Rosie Burge, Bill Smith, Sam Walters, Mary Harrison, Whitney Salter, Leia Giddens and Joanna Hattaway.


UGA accepts Williams, Porter

From Staff Reports

Glascock County Consolidated School seniors, Jackson Williams and Blakely Porter, were accepted to the University of Georgia during the early action admission process.

The admissions office of UGA received 13,300 early-applications for the freshman class that will enter in 2015. Of the 13,300, 7,486 students were offered admission.

A statement released by UGA stated, “This is the largest and strongest academic pool of early applicants in university history.”

Those applying for early action submit applications by an Oct. 15 deadline and learn that they are admitted, denied, or deferred to the regular-decision pool. Those who are deferred are asked to submit additional information by the regular-decision deadline of Jan. 15.

“This is a very impressive accomplishment for these students and for our school,” GCCS Counselor Ann Cantrell said.

This year, 56 percent of early-action applicants were offered admission Friday, Nov. 14, about 6 percent of applicants are being denied, and about a third of the total are being deferred.

Similar to last year, those offered admission at this point are academically superior with an average GPA exceeding a 4.0, a mean SAT of 1374 (with a mean SAT writing of 659), or a mean ACT of 30. This year, over half of the students offered early action admission were admitted based on their ACT scores being the stronger of the two tests. Those students admitted through early action also took an average of seven advanced placement or international baccalaureate classes.

“The odds of being offered admission are always driven by how strong a student looks relative to the rest of the applicant pool,” said Nancy McDuff, associate vice president for admissions and enrollment management. “The first offers of admission are extended to students with the strongest academic records. The most important factors in the regular-decision process are also academic, in particular grade point average and the rigor of the courses the students have taken relative to what is available in their school.

“However, regular-decision applications and applications from students deferred from the early-action program are given a holistic review that includes other factors that tell us about students’ talents and activities outside the classroom.”

McDuff predicts that by Jan. 15 the admissions office will have received more than 22,000 total applications for the incoming class, with a target enrollment of 5,200 new first-year students entering in summer or fall and another 200 in spring 2016. Typically, about half the students offered admission will enroll at UGA, a comparable yield to other selective universities.

For applicants and others wanting additional information about UGA’s admissions process, visit http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com.

For more information on admissions at UGA, see www.admissions.uga.edu.


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