Freshman

 

Adult Learners  |  Home Schooled Students  |  International Students

 


 

A freshman 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 payment.)
  • 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

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.

*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/

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

 

*CPC course requirements only apply to students graduating prior to 2012. For a detailed list of Required High School Curriculum Courses impacting students graduating in 2012 or later, including acceptable math course sequences, please visit www.westga.edu/rhsc.

Make the Right Test Score

Minimum requirements:

 SAT (UWG Code: 5900)
ACT (UWG Code: 0878)
 430 Critical Reading  17 English
 410 Math
 17 Math
 

The Office of Admissions will always consider an applicant's best Critical Reading/English and best Math scores when evaluating an applicant for admission. Therefore, UWG encourages students to improve their test scores by taking the SAT and/or ACT more than once. Please note, however, that SAT scores and ACT scores cannot be "mixed" in determining admission eligibility.

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) + (Critical Reading SAT + Math SAT)
  • ACT: Freshman Index = (500 x Academic High School GPA) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88

    *Requirements are subject to change based on Board of Regents and University directives. If you do not meet the Freshman Index requirements listed above, learn about our Summer Transition Program.