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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.

  • 2023 US News and World Report rank UWG as #7 in the State of Georgia, #205 in Top Public Schools and #382 in National Universities.

  • UWG offers 100+ programs of study at a competitive price point. Affordability isn't just a consideration: it's part of our mission.

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

With over 100+ programs of study, the opportunities are limitless when you Go West! Explore our degree programs and discover your areas of interest.

UWG Degree Programs

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees are based on the number of credit hours a student is enrolled each semester. For undergraduate international students, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester is required for immigration compliance. Students are able to take up to 21 credit hours per semester without special permission.

Tuition and Fees

International Students may wish to seek funding and scholarships while at the University of West Georgia. We recommend that each international student fill out the UWG General Scholarship Application (Scholarship Search below). Students may also qualify for private scholarships or an out of state tuition waiver. All requirements are listed below.

UWG Scholarship Search

Out of State Tuition Waiver

Private Scholarships

We estimate the cost of attendance to the University of West Georgia for 1 year to be:

  • Tuition and Fees - $17,000 (Based on 12 credit hours)
  • Mandatory Health Insurance - $3,000
  • Housing - $7,000
  • Meal Plan - $4,000
  • Books - $500
  • Travel - $500
  • Total Estimated Cost: $32,000

These numbers are estimates based on current prices as of Fall 2023. Costs will vary.

Submit Application and Pay Application Fee

Submit your application for admission online and send all supporting documents (application fee, transcripts, test scores, etc.).

Apply Here

A non refundable application fee is required at the time of submission. You will be prompted to pay the application fee through the application portal. Application fee waivers are not typically available for international applicants.

Request Official Transcripts

Official transcripts should be send to us directly from your school(s). We are not able to accept transcripts from the applicant directly. Electronic transcripts are preferred and should be sent to global@westga.edu. We are unable to accept electronic transcripts from the applicant directly or from unofficial email addresses with non-unique domains. If your school does not have an official email address with a unique domain then please have a physical copy of your transcript sent to the below address:

University of West Georgia
International Student Admissions
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118


Academic Credential Evaluations

An Academic Credential Evaluation is a formal evaluation of your non-U.S. transcript to determine the U.S. equivalency and GPA. All foreign transcripts received should have a corresponding Academic Credential Evaluation accompanying them. We have the ability to perform this type of evaluation within our office on most transcripts. We reserve the right to request a formal evaluation when we are unable to do so. Official evaluations must be done by an organization which is a member of NACES or AICE. All evaluations on university level transcripts must obtain a Course by Course evaluation with a GPA conversion. All applicants seeking to have the SAT/ACT Test requirement waived must obtain an evaluation with a GPA conversion.

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. Our minimum score requirements are:

SAT - School Code: 5900 ACT - School Code: 0878
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 480 English or Reading: 17
Math: 440  Math: 17


If you have not taken either the SAT or ACT, we might have the ability to waive this requirement for you. UWG is test-optional for Freshmen applicants with a U.S. GPA of 3.2 or higher through the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years!

Proof of English Proficiency

All students must meet West Georgia's English Language Proficiency requirement.

  • For those whose first language is English, the requirement can be waived based on completion of a degree taught in the English language from an English-based educational system (USA, Canada, UK, Australia, etc.).
  • For others, proof of English proficiency is required, and a number of exams are acceptable.
TestMost Programs
IELTS Academic6.0 Overall
PTE Pearson53
Cambridge English169

The University of West Georgia does not accept Duolingo as sufficient Proof of English proficiency.

Follow the steps on our New Student Checklist

Check out our International Student Admissions digital brochures for Fall 2023 - Spring 2024:

Contact Us


Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00PM (EST)

Email: global@westga.edu | Phone: (678) 839-4780

Location: Mandeville Hall