Recognizing the need to offer opportunities for academic acceleration to talented high school students, UWG allows early entrance through three organized programs. They each offer the opportunity to simultaneously fulfill high school graduation requirements and earn college credits:
- Joint/Dual Enrollment – The student continues his/her enrollment in high school as a junior or senior, while also enrolling in courses for college credit.
- Early Admission – The student enrolls as a full-time college student following completion of the junior year in high school but will graduate from their home high school.
- The Advanced Academy of Georgia – A unique full-time, residential program for outstanding high school juniors and seniors. Visit www.advancedacademy.org for more information.
Joint/Dual Enrollment and Early Admission are for qualified students at accredited public or private high schools in the state of Georgia, and are operated in all school terms except summer. Homeschooled students may also be considered if they meet both early-entrance and general homeschooled admission requirements. Courses are offered to students on both the Carrollton and the Newnan campuses.
- Application for admission
- $40 non-refundable application fee (If mailing a paper application, please do not mail cash payment.)
- Official copy of your high school transcripts
- Official copy of your SAT and/or ACT scores
- Combined (Critical Reading and Math) SAT of 970 (or ACT 20)
- SAT Critical Reading 430 (or ACT English 17)
- SAT Math 410 (or ACT Math 17)
- High School Academic GPA of 3.0
- Permission form completed by a parent or guardian
- Permission form completed by your high school counselor or principal
- UWG Certificate of Immunization Form (must be submitted prior to registration)
*Advanced Academy admission requirements are available at www.advancedacademy.org
The Accel Program is a non-need based grant program for students who wish to take college level coursework for credit towards both high school and college graduation requirements. Courses pursued by students in the Accel Program must come from the approved course directory available on the Accel website. Credit hours paid by the Accel Program will not count towards the maximum limit of 127 semester hours paid by HOPE. Additional requirements or restrictions for participating in this program may be imposed by the high school. All Accel recipients must complete the Accel application available through the Georgia Student Finance Commission.
HB 149, “The Move on When Ready Act,” permits 11th and 12th grade students to leave their assigned high schools and attend postsecondary institutions full-time (min. 12 hrs) to earn course credit that will apply towards high school graduation and college. The “Move on When Ready Act” is intended as another option (not a replacement) for 11th and 12th graders, in addition to other regular dual/joint enrollment programs such as Gifted Juniors, Senior Enrichment, and Early Admission. MOWR is only available to students entering the 11th or 12th grade and who have spent the prior year (2 consecutive semesters) in attendance at a Georgia public high school. Move on When Ready is different from any other early-entrance program in that tuition and mandatory fees are provided through the high school full-time equivalent (FTE) program count. Students interested in Move on When Ready program must apply and be accepted to UWG's Advanced Academy in order to be eligible.
Click here for additional information regarding MOWR at UWG.