The Board of Regents approved and established a West Georgia off-campus center in Newnan, Georgia, in August of 1988. The University began offering courses in the Georgia Power Company’s Shenandoah Center in 1990. In 1998 Coweta County purchased the Shenandoah Center from Georgia Power as a permanent location for the University’s exclusive use. In 2009 the Shenandoah Center was presented as a gift from Coweta County to the Board of Regents and UWG. The UWG Newnan Center is located off Amlajack Boulevard in the Shenandoah Industrial Park.
In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, UWG offers undergraduate courses in the University’s Core Curriculum at the Newnan Center. Coweta County students account for 40% of the Center's enrolment, while 60% represent more than 50 other Georgia counties. More than 75% of Newnan Center students are undergraduates. Through the ACCEL program, high-performing high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to "Go West Early" and enroll in core classes at the Newnan Center while still in high school.
UWG also offers a number of graduate degrees in Newnan: complete Master of Business Administration, Master of Education Early Childhood Education, and the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership.
The requirements for admission to the Newnan Center are the same as admission to the University. Applicants for undergraduate admission must consult the "Admissions" section in this catalog. Graduate students should see the Graduate Catalog for admission requirements for the Graduate School and the particular requirements of the degree program for which they are applying. The catalogs and applications are available online.
The course schedule for the Newnan Center is viewable on the University’s class bulletin each semester. Links to the Newnan section of the class bulletin can be found on the Center’s website (www.westga.edu/newnan). Registration for Newnan Center courses is conducted in the same way as for courses on the main campus. Students may register on Banweb or in person at the Registrar’s Office in Carrollton during scheduled registration hours. For more information, call 770-254-7280.
Advising for Early Childhood Education, advising for eCore classes, and some general advising are offered at the Newnan Center. Call the Center for more information or to make advising appointments.
The Newnan Center is a test proctoring site for eCore classes and for online courses from other universities. Call the Center at 770-254-7280 to schedule eCore midterm and final exams.