West in Thirty is an invitation only program which offers freshman the opportunity to start their academic journey by attending West Georgia Technical College or Gordon State College in as few as two semesters. 

After a successful completion of these 24 credit hours with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or receipt of an Associate’s Degree, students will have the opportunity to transfer to the University of West Georgia to become a fully admitted student.

Please note that candidates will only be considered for this unique program after they have completed the entire freshman admissions application process with the University of West Georgia AND been informed that they do not meet the freshman admission standards.

Program Benefits

  • An accelerated program to transfer to UWG with only 24 transferable hours, 2.0 GPA, and Math/English proficiency. Traditional transfer paths require 30 hours.
  • Your application, preliminary transcripts, and test scores will be sent to West Georgia Technical College for admissions consideration, free of charge.
  • The UWG application fee will cover the application fee at West Georgia Technical College as well.
  • No cost to reapply to UWG when you’re ready to transfer.

Thanks for choosing to learn more about our West in Thirty program. Through West in Thirty you can enroll our partnering college, West Georgia Technical College, while obtaining the necessary transfer requirements in order to become a fully admitted UWG student.

You have the opportunity to complete all necessary transfer requirements in an accelerated time frame, 24 transferable hours, which can be completed in as little as one year! This opportunity will give you the necessary resources to establish academic achievements at another college and then find your way West to complete your Bachelor’s Degree. We hope to see you become an admitted UWG student in the near future! As you read through your personalized plan, please contact us with any questions at  aww@westga.edu or (678)839-5600.

We are so excited that you want to find your way West in Thirty!


Your Personalized Plan

  • 1. Decide which WGTC Campus fits you best!

    UWG has partnered with West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) for West in Thirty. WGTC offers you a wide range of opportunities and a variety of different campuses for you to attend. Find out where each campus is located!

  • 2. Complete participation agreement & release of information

    This form will give the University of West Georgia the permission to send your UWG Application, high school transcripts, and test scores to WGTC. By signing the release form, you also receive an admissions fee waiver for WGTC so you will not have to pay extra application fees. This form will also indicate your willingness to participate in West in Thirty and your intent to return to UWG in the near future. The form can be submitted any of the following ways:

      • Standard mail
      • Scanned to email
      • Faxed to UWG’s Admissions Office
    Participation Agreement Submission Deadlines
    Term Deadline
    Fall Semester July 13th
    Spring Semester November 1st
    Summer Semester April 1st
    • Term: Fall Semester

      Deadline: July 13th

    • Term: Spring Semester

      Deadline: November 1st

    • Term: Summer Semester

      Deadline: April 1st

  • 3. Wait on admissions decision from WGTC

    Once you have submitted the West in Thirty Agreement Form, WGTC will review your documents for admissibility. No additional application fee will be required. However, you may be contacted to complete additional testing or submit additional information.

  • 4. Enroll in transferable classes

    UWG suggests that you take Core Classes that will transfer to UWG and will provide you a strong base for your education. Please take time to explore the core classes that UWG has determined should transfer from West Georgia Technical College. For UWG transfer admission, you are expected to maintain a 2.0 GPA for at least 24 credit hours or receive an Associate’s Degree.

  • 5. Update UWG admissions application

    Once you’ve registered in courses that bring you to 24 transferable hours OR applied for graduation with your Associate’s degree, update your University of West Georgia admissions application.

  • 6. Complete UWG transfer admission application

    Submit an official, preliminary transcript and other possible requested documents by the corresponding priority deadline for the semester you want to transfer to the University of West Georgia:

    • Fall – July 13
    • Spring – November 15
    • Summer – May 15