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Ag, forestry transfers get special priority at UGA
By Brad Haire
University of Georgia

Transfer students planning to enroll in specific programs at the University of Georgia for the fall semester may get priority treatment. Those who transfer to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources may get notification of a decision from the admissions office by early April.

Prospective transfer students to these two schools with a minimum of 45 transferrable semester credit hours and at least a 2.8 transfer grade point average at the beginning of spring semester will be eligible for admission fall semester, according to Josef Broder, CAES associate dean of academic affairs.

"These students must complete 60 transferrable semester credit hours with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA by the end of spring semester to be eligible," Broder said.

Eligible students must meet the Feb. 1 deadline for application and file completion, including transcripts of all college courses. A followup transcript of courses taken in spring semester must be submitted by June 1.

"Admission will be based on space availability," Broder said. "Qualified transfer applicants who meet the Feb. 1 application and file-completion deadline and designate their preferred major in CAES or WSFNR will receive priority notification from the admissions office by early April."

CAES and the WSFNR offer unique degree programs in Georgia and have the capacity for additional transfer students.

This priority admission process will enable a more timely transfer of students into these programs. For an online list of available study programs, visit the CAES and WSFNR Web sites at www.caes.uga.edu and www.forestry.uga.edu.

"Prospective transfer applicants are advised to submit their transcript requests early to be sure that the transcripts are received by the Feb. 1 file-completion deadline," Broder said.

The transfer application for Fall 2008 should be available by late October at www.admissions.uga.edu. For more information, call (706) 542-1611.

(Brad Haire is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

(Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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