University of Georgia (GA)

University of Georgia (GA)

Common Application


Early Action: Oct. 15, 2016
Regular Decision: Jan. 15, 2017

Essay Questions:

Supplemental Essay Questions:

Here are the four essay questions as we now have them, with Essay 1 being required (200-300 words) and Essays 2-4 being three options from which the applicant can select two (150-200 words).

  1. (Required) The UGA faculty has defined the qualities that the student body should demonstrate in theAdmissions Philosophy Statement. After reviewing this, help us understand which of your qualities will add value to our community of scholars. (200-300 words)
  2. Describe a problem, possibly related to your area of study, which you would like to solve. Explain its importance to you and what actions you would take to solve this issue. (150-200 words)
  3. Tell us an interesting or amusing story about yourself that you have not already shared in your application. (150-200 words)
  4. UGA’s First Year Odyssey Program offers more than 300 seminar courses for new freshmen. Some examples include “The History of Horseracing”, “Einstein and the Theories of Relativity” and “The Zombie Plague”. If you could create your own seminar course at UGA in any subject area that interested you, what would it be? What would the course be named and what would you hope to learn? Please write your response in the style of the UGA First Year Odyssey descriptions as seen on their website. (150-200 words)

Documents Required:

  • $60 Application Fee or Waiver
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT
  • Official score report of TOEFL
  • Secondary School Report
  • Mid-Year School Report
  • Final Report 
  • Teacher Evaluations

Other Information:

Address: Undergraduate Admissions, Terrell Hall, 
               Athens, Georgia 30602-1633

Phone: 706-542-8776
FAX: 706-542-1466
Application Info:

SAT/TOEFL Code: 5813
ACT Code: 0872