Campus News

Applying themselves

Christi Lee

With just a week until the Feb. 1 deadline to apply for the freshman class that will enter in 2005, the Undergraduate Admissions office is in high gear. Earlier this month, student volunteers and admissions counselors called targeted prospective students to remind them of the deadline. Staff and students also hosted an “Explore Georgia” recruitment event-the ninth on campus since July. At the same time, the reading of thousands of applicant files has begun.

While UGA will have no trouble filling the expected 4,500-4,600 slots in the freshman class, the ongoing challenge is to shape the class to match UGA’s goals of attracting students who not only have strong academic credentials but also demonstrate leadership in school and community activities and an ability to contribute to a broadly diverse learning environment.