Academics and Academic Support
If your student needs help with Academics, there is someone on campus that he or she can go to for help. We encourage students to get to know professors at UWG - UWG professors have office hours during which they are available to talk to students outside of the classroom. For information about Academics at UWG, please visit http://www.westga.edu/index_acad.php.
In addition to the support that our professors offer, UWG has many different opportunities of academic support. The following are some of the academic support services available to students:
The EXCEL Center for Academic Success, Room 200, UCC
The EXCEL Center is devoted to the success and welfare of all UWG students and serves as a resource to their parents as well. They offer:
- Academic advising for students with undeclared majors
- Free tutoring (available to all students, regardless of first year program)
- Peer mentors
- Career exploration in hundreds of fields
- Training in study habits and basic computer knowledge
For more information visit http://www.westga.edu/excel/.
The University Writing Center, Room 1201 TLC
First-Year Writing faculty tutors provide guidance through every phase of the writing process in writing tasks, ranging from Regents' Test preparation to English 1101/1102 and other first-year writing assignments. Services include individual and group tutoring, writing skills workshops, and computer and web-based support programs.
The Writing Center is located in the Technology-Enhanced Learning Center (TLC) 1201, Parkman Room. Stop by and visit or call 678-839-6513 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (for information, appointments), email@example.com (for online tutoring), or visit them at http://www.westga.edu/~writing/index.htm.
Math Tutoring Center, Room 205 Boyd Building
The Department of Mathematics operates a free tutoring service called the Math Tutoring Center. The tutoring center is staffed by faculty and students who have demonstrated an understanding of the mathematics courses offered at this institution. The tutoring center is open to ANYONE who needs help in MATH 1001, MATH 1111, MATH 1112, MATH 1113, MATH 1413, and MATH 1634, etc.
The Math Tutoring Center is located in room 205 of the Boyd Building. Visit them online at http://www.westga.edu/math
Counseling and Career Development Center
UWG's Counseling and Career Development Center, located in Row Hall, provides a variety of services for students. They offer free individual and group counseling which assist students with personal or academic issues. Academic counseling is available and can help students in a variety of areas to improve their grades. They offer assistance with reading, test anxiety, study skills, time management, and more. Personal counseling is also available to help deal with adjustment to college, personal growth, personal concerns, substance abuse, and psychotherapy. They are a great place to go if students need someone to talk to and services are confidential. The Counseling and Career Development Center offers a career counseling service which can help students with exploring options for majors and careers. You can visit them online at http://www.westga.edu/counseling or call them at 678-839-6428.
Disability Services is part of the Counseling and Career Development Center and they work with students who have a documented physical or psychological disability or a learning disorder. Disability Services provides students with the resources necessary to have a successful and positive experience at UWG. To get more information about the services offered call Student Development at 678-839-6428 or visit them online at http://www.westga.edu/studentDev/index_8884.php .
UWG's Online Community
West Georgia Connection (UWG's online community). UWG has an online community with success tips and ways for students to get connected with each other. They can log onto http://www.westgeorgiastudents.com/ to meet other UWG students and to get some information on study skills, financial aid and a variety of other topics. Encourage your student to be an active member of UWG's online community.