Friday, January 23, 2009

A Little of This... A Little of That...

Things have been very hectic around the MBA office as applications are rolling in. Along with the influx of applications comes an influx in application materials. Yes, this means that for every applicant, we receive at least one set of transcripts (if not 3 or 4), score reports (sometimes multiple), and recommendations. Needless to say, our records department is working very hard to get through all the paperwork they are receiving.

At any time, you can check the status of your application by logging back into your application and viewing your application status page. https://emt.askadmissions.net/terry_uga/vip/

Here are approximate processing times for your paperwork:


Transcripts – From the point they are received in our office, please allow at least one week for them to be processed, added to your paper file, and your information to be updated on your online status report.


Test Scores

GMAT – From the time you take your test (or request a score report to be sent) it takes at least 2 weeks to get to us. If you didn’t take your GMAT before you submitted your application, chances are this might be the last thing that gets processed on your application before it goes to department. Do not panic! If you have chosen the Terry MBA program (11 Month: Z95-H2-68; Two Year: Z95-H2-78) as your score recipient we will receive your scores.

TOEFL/IELTS – International Students (Non-US Citizens) ONLY. For most, we cannot waive the English-Proficiency requirement; however, if you are from an English-Speaking Country, like the UK or Australia, you are not required to submit these scores. To see the requirements for your country, go to http://www.uga.edu/gradschool/admissions/int_country.html. From the day you take your test, it typically takes at least 30 – 45 days for the MBA office to receive your official score report. Again, don’t panic. For the TOEFL, make sure you use code 5813 to ensure your scores make their way to Terry.


Recommendations – You should be self-monitoring your recommendations to see if they are received online via your application status page. If one of your recommenders has not completed their recommendation for you and you feel as though they may need a reminder, feel free to use the option provided on your application status screen. – They may have just misplaced the link they were initially sent.


We are consistently reading applications and have been inviting candidates for interviews. Watch for an email regarding an interview invitation once your application is complete.

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