If you’ve received an admissions letter explaining your decision has been deferred, here’s what you need to know and what you can expect next.

A defer decision provides you with an opportunity to have the admissions committee reevaluate your application. We will consider new test scores or transcript updates to reassess your credentials in comparison to the full applicant pool. We will mail a final decision notification letter no later than March 15.

We received many outstanding applications and were forced to make some difficult decisions. The average GPA of admitted students was 3.79 weighted. Additionally, most students admitted during Early Action had a rigorous schedule that included honors courses, AP and/or IB courses, and were showing successful progress in their senior year. UNCG also considered factors such as leadership, extra curricular activities, and community involvement.

Yes, during the Regular Decision period we gain a better sense of the number of students we can admit and have a clearer understanding of the entire pool of applicants.

UNCG waived the standardized test requirement for first-year students applying for admission. If you chose to include standardized test scores as part of your application, please note that our decisions are not based on SAT or ACT alone. We look at all the factors mentioned in Question 2. Please note that the absence of standardized test scores will not negatively impact your application.

There are many factors in addition to GPA, scores, or rank that are considered. The Admission Committee carefully weighs all applicants and their credentials. When evaluating applications, we look at the many factors outlined in Question 2.

All applicants are reviewed fairly in each review cycle. Your deferred status gives you the opportunity to submit improved grades and/or new academic information which could strengthen the possibility of admission. A defer status will not hurt your potential to be admitted in a later cycle.

Yes. Check to see if your high school will automatically send us an updated transcript with new quarter or semester grades. We will take new grades into consideration when we reevaluate your application.

We are unable to conduct personal interviews due to the large volume of applications.

If UNCG is your first choice, you may send us a letter, or email [email protected] expressing your interest. We will add this to your file.

When decisions were made, we anticipated there would be students, like your friend, who would be admitted to other schools, and might not choose to attend UNCG. The admission process accounts for these situations.

The process at UNCG is competitive and requires that we look at all applicants during established review periods only. Final admission decisions for deferred candidates are made by March 15.

No student is obligated to reply to a particular college’s offer of admission before May 1. If you are feeling pressured, please contact your guidance counselor.​