Freshmen/Prior Dual-Enrolled Students
Freshmen are students who have never attended a college or university following their graduation from high school.
Prior Dual-Enrolled Students are students who have attended a college or university while in high school through the Dual Enrollment Program.
Admissions Process and Requirements
A freshman/prior dual-enrolled applicant must submit the following items before an admissions decision can be made:
University of West Georgia Application for Admission, accompanied by $40 non-refundable application fee.
If mailing a paper application, please do not mail cash payment.
Make the Right Test Score
|SAT (UWG Code: 5900)||ACT (UWG Code: 0878)|
|480 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||17 English or 17 Reading|
|450 Math||17 Math|
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).
Take the Right Courses
All freshman applicants must satisfactorily complete the required subject units of the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) or College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC)* and graduate with a RHSC/CPC diploma.
|Subject||RHSC Units (17)||CPC Units (16)||Course Content|
|English||4||4||Emphasis on grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World) and advanced composition skills|
|Mathematics||4||4||Math I, II, III, and an advanced math OR Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and an advanced math|
|Science||4||3||At least one laboratory course from the life sciences and one laboratory course from the physical sciences|
|Social Science||3||3||At least one course focusing on United States studies and one course focusing on world studies|
|Foreign Language||2||2||Two units of the same language (including American Sign Language) emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing|
For a detailed list of College Preparatory Curriculum course requirements, please visit USG's "Staying on Course" Document.
Putting it All Together
Students must have a minimum Freshman Index of 2120.
Freshman Index Formula:
- SAT: Freshman Index = (500 x Academic High School GPA) + 1.06 x (SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + SAT Math) - 74
- ACT: Freshman Index = (500 x Academic High School GPA) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88.
- Official High School Transcripts mailed directly from the high school to Office of Admissions*
- SAT or ACT scores - to find out more about these tests please visit their web sites: SAT; ACT
The University of West Georgia is accepting the Redesigned SAT's scores for admission applications.
*Students who attend high school outside of the United States must submit their high school transcript for foreign credential evaluation. We accept evaluations from any current member of NACES, http://www.naces.org/, but we recommend using the Josef Silny Evaluation Service in Miami, FL., http://www.jsilny.com/.
Send Document Early
It can take 1-2 weeks for our office to receive your transcripts, scores, and other documents. Therefore, we recommend you send all required missing documents/supplemental items at least one month before our deadline.
Send Documents The Right Way
High School Transcripts
All high school transcripts must be official in order for you to receive an admission decision. You may mail your transcripts or drop them off in person, as long as they remain in the original, sealed envelope from the school. You may also send official transcripts through an electronic transcript service, such as Parchment, eScrip-Safe, or GA Futures. Please do not fax or email transcripts.
SAT or ACT scores must be sent electronically through the College Board or ACT website(s). We also accept SAT or ACT scores that are printed on your official high school transcripts along with the test date. All SAT or ACT subjects must have the same test date. Please do not fax or email score reports.
The following items may be faxed, emailed, mailed, delivered in person, or uploaded to your application online: MOWR participation agreements, West in Thirty participation agreements, transfer conditional acceptance contracts, letters of transient permission, social security cards, permanent resident cards, lawful presence verification (excluding birth certificates), judicial questionnaires, and application update forms.
Check Your Application Status
To review your required missing documents & supplemental items, check when your documents have been received, or view your admission decision, login to your Begin West account.
Our office recommends that you check your application status at least 1-2 times a week after submitting your application. We will send you important information throughout the application process, so please check your email that you use to login to your Begin West account.
Reach Out With Questions
Have a question about the admissions process?
Office of Admissions
University of West Georgia
Office of Admissions
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118
Next Steps for Accepted West Students
Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of West Georgia!
We’re so excited to help you navigate your next steps to Going West. One of the great things about UWG is that we’re able to specialize in each stage of the enrollment process by having entire offices of staff dedicated to helping students through the process. Each area has their own website and contact information so you can utilize their team to make sure you’re getting the best help possible.