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The University of West Georgia is approved by DHS to host F1 and J1 international students and scholars. 

UWG SEVIS Campus Code:  A T L 2 1 4 F 0 0 2 4 7 0 0 0 

YOU are welcome at UWG! 

International Student Admissions and Programs, or "ISAP", is the primary office to guide you through the UWG admissions, visa and pre-arrival process. ISAP will also support your success in the U.S. in alignment with our mission and values.

Studying in the U.S. is an incredible opportunity to expand your global understanding and worldview. UWG is one of the best places to prepare for your academic and professional goals.

  • The Princeton Review calls UWG a "Best Southeastern College", "among the most outstanding colleges in the nation," and "one of the best overall bargains in the nation." 

  • UWG's Schools & Colleges offer 100+ programs at the bachelors, masters and doctoral level. Also, check out UWG's Just the Facts

While you are studying at UWG, we also encourage you to develop a sense that you belong here! To help, there are 150+ student clubs to choose from. You can even run for office in Student Government! What better way to develop and share your talents, represent your culture and grow as a global citizen. Living on campus is safe, affordable and one of the best ways to develop English fluency too. It's the best place to meet new friends and enjoy a modern, furnished room with wifi and security. Check out all the Housing and Residence Life options.  When you're hungry, just "Dine West", which offers buffet style cafeterias and fast food options across campus. They offer affordable and flexible meal plans too. Ready for fitness, the rock wall, or off-campus adventure trips? It's all here in our state-of-the-art UWG Recreation Center.

Everything is here for you, and we are here because of you. Again, thank you for choosing University of West Georgia in your journey.  We look forward to receiving your application and meeting you soon!


The ISAP Team

International Tuition & Fees

International students are classified as non-residents. Therefore, they pay "out of state" tuition, which is the same as US citizens from outside Georgia. Qualified international students may apply for waivers to equalize the amount to "in-state" rates. Please see our Out of State Waivers page for details.

What's the difference between tuition and fees?

  • Tuition: the cost of instruction and academic credits towards your degree. 
  • Fees: the cost of campus services, facilities, activities and events. 

For detailed, per-credit-hour tuition and fees, please see the Undergraduate In-State and Out of State Tuition & Fee Rate Chart.

International Students in search of funding and scholarships should submit a UWG General Scholarship Application to be considered for many different awards at UWG. Our Out-of-State Tuition Waiver is also available for eligible international students. Details and requirements are at the links below.

UWG General Scholarship ApplicationOut of State Tuition Waivers

Apply Here!

1. Submit Non-Refundable Application Fee

  • Pay the Non-Refundable Application Fee in order to submit your application.

2. Review the Required Supplemental Items

  • The Required Supplemental Items will vary depending on the type of Application you submitted.

3. Submit Official Transcripts or an Academic Credential Evaluation

  • Freshman Admissions - if you have never studied at any university.
    • Transcripts from U.S. High Schools - Have your U.S. High School email us your transcript to: global@westga.edu
    • Transcripts from NON-U.S. High Schools - Have your Non-U.S. High School email us your transcript to: global@westga.edu. They should email us from their official school email address. If your school does not have an official school email address, they will need to mail us your official transcript. Our mailing address is: University of West Georgia, International Admissions, 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118.
  • Transfer Admissions if you have already attended some university.                              
    • Transfer from a U.S. Universities - Have your University send us your transcript to: global@westga.edu 
    • Transcripts from Non-U.S. Universities - Have your University send us your transcript to: global@westga.edu. We have the ability to perform an Academic Credential Evaluation on most University transcripts. We reserve the right to request an official evaluation from any applicant. Official evaluations must come from an evaluation company which is a member of NACES or AICES. Official evaluations must be Course by Course with a GPA Conversion.
    • Official evaluations can be sent to: global@westga.edu or via U.S. Mail: University of West Georgia, International Admissions, 1601 Maple Street, Mandeville Hall, Carrollton, GA 30118.

4. Submit Official SAT or ACT Test Scores

  • Official test scores should be submitted to the University directly from the administrating service. Login to your College Board or ACT Portal and request that your scores are shared with us using our school code:
  • If you live in an area where neither test is offered, you can apply for an exemption. Email us at global@westga.edu about this option.   

5. Submit Proof of English Proficiency

  • All applicants whose native language is not English, must meet English language proficiency requirements.  If you are unsure if your country meets the requirements for a waiver of English language testing, please email:  global@westga.edu
  • Otherwise, request your English test scores be sent directly to UWG. We cannot accept test scores sent directly from the applicant.
  • See the section, English Language Proficiency, for additional details.  

These steps refer to an international student who is already studying in the U.S. and has an F1 visa. 


  • 2.00 GPA minimum at their current institution (equivalent to a letter grade of "C" where "A" = 4.0 GPA.)
  • Some UWG programs require a higher minimum transfer GPA.
  • Proof of Financial Support in the amount of $32,000


  1. Apply for Admission
  2. Receive UWG Admission Letter
  3. Request Transfer of SEVIS Record to UWG by the "DSO" at your current school. The "Release Date" in SEVIS must be after the last day of your current program or after high school graduation.
  4. Submit UWG "Transfer-In" Request Form (PDF, 111K)
  5. Receive updated UWG I-20.

In this manner, your F1 status is maintained under the same SEVIS record from one educational level to the next.

Important Note: If you are transfer from another U.S. College or University and have at least 30 hours of transferable coursework completed, we can use that alone for admission. If you have less than 30 transferable hours, we will need your High School Transcripts to consider you for admission.

All courses at UWG, except foreign language courses, are taught in English. Therefore, appropriate college-ready proficiency in English is required to succeed.  All applicants, except those from ESL- exempt countries, must submit one of the test scores below. 

  • Note: UWG does not offer an Intensive English Program, so conditional admission is not offered. 
  • To confirm if an ESL exam is required or not for admission, please email: global@westga.edu

Accepted English Language Proficiency Exams: 

We follow the University System of Georgia's guidance on approved exams which evaluate the Proficiency in English. You can review those guidelines and approved exams here. The below exams are the most common. 

  • ibT (TOEFL): Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language: 69 total
  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System: 6.0 overall
  • PTE: Pearson Test of English: 53 total

Minimum Requirements

UWG is not permitted to recognize other exams at this time for Freshman, undergraduate admissions decisions.

If you took the SAT prior to March 2016 please use the concordance information found here: SAT and Redesigned SAT Concordance Table (Tables 3 and 5).

Admissions Test Scores    
SAT (UWG Code: 5900)450480 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
ACT (UWG Code: 0878)17 Math17 English or 17 Reading

The Clery Act requires U.S. colleges and universities to provide transparent and up-to-date campus crime information. View UWG's Clery Act page.

If you completed a degree program in the United States, you will not need to provide additional Proof of English Proficiency. 

Two years from the date of the exam.

Your application fee is good for one academic year (fall through summer terms). However, immigration paperwork is only issued for a specific term, so let us know if your plans change, so we can update your admission term and immigration records.