Adult Learners

To be classified as a non-traditional freshman, one must:

have graduated five or more years ago from high school (or your high school class must have graduated at least five years ago)

  1. hold a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school as specified in Section of this Policy Manual or have satisfactorily completed the GED; and,
  2. have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester credit hours.
A non-traditional applicant needs to submit the following items to be considered for admission to the University:
  • $40 non-refundable application fee (If mailing a paper application, please do not mail cash payment.)
  • Final High School Transcript (showing a date of graduation) 
  • Official GED scores - if applicable
  • Official transcript from each college attended - if applicable
What happens after all documents arrive at the University?

After all documents arrive at the University, you will receive information regarding the COMPASS (Computer-adaptive college placement test). All non-traditional freshman (unless eligible for an exemption) are required to take the COMPASS prior to admission to UWG. Students scoring below 74 on the COMPASS Reading, 60 on the COMPASS English/Writing, and/or 37 on the COMPASS Math exam are not admissible to UWG.

                         Compass Requirements For Admission / Continued Enrollment

Compass Reading Greater Than or Equal to 74
Compass English/Writing Greater Than or Equal to 60
Compass Math Greater Than or Equal to 37