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Class Notes: UNG extends admissions deadline for fall 2015
Gainesville, Cumming campuses now accepting applications through July 31
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Students who wish to attend the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville or Cumming campuses this fall still have time to apply.

Originally, the application deadline was July 1, but the university has extended the deadline for the two campuses to July 31.

“UNG continues to experience unprecedented growth, and we have met the university’s anticipated capacity for this fall,” said UNG President Bonita Jacobs in a release. “However, in response to this continued demand and to serve the students in our region, we are adding faculty and limited core courses and have extended the application deadline for fall semester for these campuses.”

UNG is also still accepting applications for classes at the university’s new Blue Ridge campus. Initially, the campus will only offer two courses — political science and psychology — on-site, plus a variety of online courses.

All courses are open to traditional students and adult learners. The new campus will be located at 83 Dunbarton Farm Road, and work is underway to get the space ready for students.

“Blue Ridge provides an opportunity to create a unique campus that serves a broad spectrum of students and meets regional needs,” Jacobs said. “There will be a strong consideration of the needs of first-generation students, as well as high-achieving high school and college students, former students who have stopped out, and working professionals.”

Applications and all supporting documents are due by the July 31 deadline. Application information may be found online at or by calling 678-717-3641.

The fall semester begins Aug. 17.


East Hall library to participate in state session

East Hall High School’s library is one of just three in the state invited to a school media program session.

EHHS Media Specialist Rebecca Hamby recently announced that the school library is one of three in the state this year to receive the 2015 Judy Serritella Exemplary Library Media Program designation, a portion of a program designed to depict how school libraries meet school improvement goals and increase student achievement.

The recognition comes with an invitation to participate in the Georgia Exemplary Library Media Programs session at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference, the date and time of which are still to be determined.

East Hall will also host a library media program open house event this school year for visitors from other schools and school systems to view the library’s programming.


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