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
FOR FALL 2023 - SUMMER 2025: UWG is waiving our SAT or ACT score requirement for Freshman applicants with an academic GPA of 3.2 or higher!
A freshman/prior dual-enrolled applicant must submit the following items before an admissions decision can be made:
- $40 non-refundable application fee (If mailing a paper application, please do not mail cash.)
- Official High School Transcripts sent directly from the high school to Office of Admissions
- Official SAT or ACT scores (Put us down as a school to automatically receive your scores!)
- Testing & Requirements
- Gather & Send Official Documents
- Check Your Application Status
- Reach Out With Questions
- Next Steps for Accepted Students
- Admissions Appeals
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.
Check with your counselor to see if you are eligible for a fee waiver through NACAC, SAT or ACT. If so, email your completed and signed college application fee waiver to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll submit your application for you.
Make the Right Test Score
SAT (UWG Code: 5900)
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 480
Math: 440Please note: we will "superscore" your SAT scores to evaluate your highest submitted scores. There's no need to reapply with each set of scores submitted.
ACT (UWG Code: 0878)
English OR Reading: 17
Math: 17Please note: we will "superscore" your ACT scores to evaluate your highest submitted scores. There's no need to reapply with each set of scores submitted.
Freshman Index: 2040
The freshman index is a score determined by a calculation of a student's high school GPA and scores from either the SAT or ACT. UWG's minimum required freshman index is 2040.
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.
*If you are not graduating from a Georgia high school, we will accept the courses based on your state's graduation standards.
Using the courses above, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will calculate an academic GPA from the applicant's official high school transcripts. The average GPA of the UWG freshman class is a 3.32.
Register for the SAT or ACT
*The ACT-On-Campus Exam is administered by Academic Testing Services and is only used for UWG Admissions consideration and cannot be used for other institutional admissions criteria. Please visit https://www.westga.edu/testing/ for additional information.
Official High School Transcripts sent directly from the high school to Office of Admissions
Send Documents Early
It can take 1-2 weeks for our office to receive your transcripts and other documents. Therefore, we recommend you send all required missing documents/supplemental items at least one month before our deadline.
All required documents to determine admission eligibility MUST be received in the Office of Admissions no later than the established term application and document deadline date.
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, Scoir, or GA Futures. Please do not fax or email transcripts.
The following items may be faxed, emailed, mailed, delivered in person, or uploaded to your application online: West in Thirty participation agreements, transfer conditional acceptance contracts, letters of transient permission, social security cards, permanent resident cards, lawful presence verification, 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.
At UWG, we recognize that everyone has different academic strengths. We require students to meet our minimum requirements for admission, but we understand that some circumstances can make this difficult. That's why we have an appeals process.