A freshman applicant must submit the following items before an admissions decision can be made:
- $40 non-refundable application fee
- 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.
RHSC units (17)
CPC units (16)*
Emphasis on grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World) and advanced composition skills
Math I, II, III, and an advanced math OR Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and an advanced math
At least one laboratory course from the life sciences and one laboratory course from the physical sciences
At least one course focusing on United States studies and one course focusing on world studies
||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
SAT (UWG Code: 5900)
ACT (UWG Code: 0878)
|430 Critical Reading||17 English|
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.