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Admissions team reaches out to students across Georgia

In addition to meeting with prospective students and their families across Georgia this year, the University of Georgia admissions staff will host hundreds of events on campus. Here, admissions student intern Ashley Carter talks with a visitor at the Visitors Center.

The University of Georgia admissions team will continue its tradition of traveling extensively across Georgia this fall to meet with students, families and high school counselors.

The 2018 Georgia travel plan will be similar to last year when UGA admissions visited 207 Georgia high schools, attended 68 Georgia college fairs and 47 Peach State Tour events, and hosted 34 other events in Georgia. Altogether in 2017, the UGA admissions team visited students and families in 137 Georgia cities in 291 Georgia ZIP codes.

“More than 85 percent of students at UGA are from Georgia, and the university is committed to serving students and families in our state,” said Patrick Winter, UGA’s admissions director. “During our outreach efforts, we answer questions about UGA’s programs and application process, but we also provide information about the University System of Georgia and emphasize that with its 26 schools, there’s one that will be a good fit for everyone.”

Visiting students and families in Georgia is so important that Winter will go on the road to meet with parents, students and counselors across Georgia in September.

UGA’s statewide outreach effort gets underway Aug. 20 in Augusta, Cordele and Dalton with plans to visit 23 cities across the state. UGA admissions counselors, along with colleagues from Georgia Tech and Georgia State, will make these stops during the annual Peach State Tour.

During the next 10 days, sessions will be held at high schools in north, south, central and coastal Georgia. The tour will visit Athens on Aug. 22. There are information sessions for students and their parents while others are for high school counselors.

Last year, 5,700 students, parents and counselors attended one of the statewide Peach State tour sessions. This year, the sessions are scheduled so that every Georgia resident is within 50 miles or less of an event. Peach State Tour sessions are free, but space is limited. Anyone interested in attending should register online.