What are the steps to apply to a graduate program?
Instructions are found at the UWG Graduate School’s admission website.
Where can I find official graduate admission deadlines?
Official UWG graduate admission deadlines are outlined here.
What are the admission requirements for a particular COE graduate program?
Each program has its own set of required admission guidelines. Go to the Programs list on the COE Graduate Studies website or to the specific COE Academic Department website to research admission requirements.
How will I know if an admission item has been received by the university?
Every applicant will have an assigned supplemental item checklist based on their selected graduate program. To verify your submission has been received:
Login to your personalized account. Then, click on the "Action Required: Submit Supplemental Items" prompt. You will be taken to your Supplemental Items and Documents checklist. "Received" or "Not Received” will display next to each item.
Contact the UWG Graduate School if you have any questions or concerns.
Are all admission documents required?
Yes, all documents are required by the official admission deadline. Your application will remain incomplete until all documents are received.
How do I change graduate programs?
It depends on the nature of the change.
- To change to a new program from your current program:
A graduate student must apply for admission into the new program, pay the application fee, meet the current admittance guidelines, and be accepted into the new program. If it has been less than one year since your original application was submitted, you may be able to update your application to the new program once at no cost. Contact Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify.
- To change concentrations within a program (other than Professional Counseling):
A current graduate student must contact their assigned program advisor or the program director in their area of study to initiate a request to change concentrations. The advisor or program director will determine if a concentration change is applicable and take the necessary action to communicate to the UWG Graduate School.
To change concentrations in Professional Counseling, you must apply to the new concentration and be admitted.
- To change the program of study on your application prior to a rendered admission decision or requesting an update to an entry term:
A graduate student may submit a request via the UWG Graduate School’s Graduate Application Update Form. Please refer to submission conditions described on their website as provided below.
Please submit this form if you are updating the entrance term of your graduate admissions application or your program of study. You may update your application one time within one year of your original application date without paying the fee. If you are updating for a second time within the one year period, you must submit a new application and pay the application fee.
Note: Review the admittance guidelines of the program of study to assess if you meet the requirements before submitting the update form.
- To change to a new program from your current program:
What does inactive status mean?
According to the Inactive Status policy in the Graduate Catalog, “Students who do not attend in the semester for which they were admitted will be made inactive. Students who were previously enrolled in graduate courses, but who have not been in attendance within the last year (three consecutive semesters, 12 months) are classified as Inactive Students and must apply for readmission. When readmitted to a program of study, students will be required to complete the current program in place at the time of readmission”.
What are General Academic Standards?
Please refer to the General Academic Standards located in the Graduate Catalog.
You will find information on academic probation, academic suspension, academic dismissal, and reinstatement procedures.
Who will be my assigned advisor?
You will not be assigned an advisor until you are officially admitted to a graduate program. The department/program will contact you directly with advisement and registration instructions.
Will the completion of a UWG graduate program lead to a certification upgrade in my state?
(a) Georgia educators must contact the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) to verify if sought after degree/program will result in a certificate upgrade upon completion of a UWG program.
(b) Out-of-state educators must verify with their home state’s certification agency to determine if sought after degree/program will result in a certificate upgrade upon completion of a UWG program.
Why should I bookmark the Graduate Catalog?
The Graduate Catalog helps you stay informed about university and college-specific policies every academic year (i.e. inactive status, change of program, time limits to complete a graduate degree, transfer credit policy, admission appeal, academic standards, etc.).
What are important campus resource websites to bookmark as I plan for my graduate education at UWG?
- UWG Graduate School (i.e. admission steps, graduate assistantship policies and procedures, etc.)
- UWG Office of Student Accounts and Billing Services’s Office (i.e. tuition & fees, payment options, etc.)
- UWG Financial Aid Office (i.e. FAFSA, loan options, etc.)
- UWG Registrar’s Office (i.e. how to register, academic policies, academic calendars, etc.)
- UWG Health Services (i.e. student medical services; health advocacy, etc.)
- UWG Counseling Center (i.e. counseling services, accessibility advocacy, etc.)
- UWG Career Services (i.e. resume, interviewing, internships, etc.)
- UWG Center for Adult Learners and Veterans (i.e. resource for nontraditional students, transition services, etc.):