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.

*Please note the College Board will release an equivalency table to compare current test scores with the redesigned test's scores. This table will be available on College Board's website after the first redesigned test has been administered. When this table becomes available we will publish the minimum score for the redesigned test here, as well as a link to the official score equivalency table released by the College Board, for your convenience in comparing current and redesigned scores.

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