• Admissions 
  • Current Students
  • Admissions
    • I have just been accepted to UWG. How should I prepare?
      I have just been accepted to UWG. How should I prepare?

      Take a look at our new student checklist

    • How does UWG define an international student?
      How does UWG define an international student?

      Any student who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States is considered an international student. International students usually need an F1 or J1 visa to study in the United States.

    • Can the application fee be waived for international students?
      Can the application fee be waived for international students?

      No, we do not waive the application fee. 

    • Can I study part time?
      Can I study part time?

      No, international students cannot study part time. U.S. immigration law requires that all international students on F1 student visas maintain full-time enrollment. To be considered full time, undergraduate students must be registered for a minimum of 12 quarter credits. Graduate students must be registered for a minimum of 9 quarter credits to be considered full time.

    • Are international students required to take the SAT or ACT?
      Are international student required to take the SAT or ACT?

      Students are required to submit SAT or ACT scores unless they are transferring from another U.S. institution. 

    • Does UWG offer conditional admissions?
      Does UWG offer conditional admissions?

      No, we currently do not offer conditional admissions.

    • Is the TOEFL or other English Proficiency test required for students who have earned a U.S. bachelor's degree or higher?
      Is the TOEFL or other English Proficiency test required for students who have earned a U.S. bachelor's degree or higher?

      No, the university does not require the TOEFL for students who have earned a U.S. bachelor's degree or higher, but some graduate departments require the TOEFL from all non-native speakers of English.

    • How long is a TOEFL/IELTS score valid?
      How long is a TOEFL/IELTS score valid?

      The TOEFL/IELTS score is valid for two years.

    • How can I find information about the programs offered at UWG?
      How can I find information about the programs offered at UWG?
    • I sent in my application to UWG. What happens next?
      I sent in my application to UWG. What happens next?

      Once we receive your materials, we will send you a letter to confirm the receipt of your application. We will also send you an Identification Number and a personal access code (PAC) that you can use to check the status of your application online. If admitted, a Notice of Admission and a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 Form) will be mailed to you.

    • Can international students apply for financial aid and scholarships?
      Can international students apply for financial aid and scholarships?

      The University of West Georgia offer many scholarships for students. We recommend that all students submit a General Scholarship Application.

      Students can also apply for an in-state tuition waiver

      International students can also apply for private scholarships

    • Can international students work on campus?
      Can international students work on campus?

       

      Yes, international students can work up to 20 hours per week on campus while classes are in session. They can work 40 hours a week 
    • What should I do to get a student visa?
      What should I do to get a student visa?

       

    • Do I need to submit an immunization record?
      Do I need to submit an immunization record?

      Yes, all students must submit an immunization record.

    • Do I need health insurance?
      Do I need health insurance?

      Yes, all students must have health insurance during their stay in the US.

    • Can I defer my offer of admissions?
      Can I defer my offer of admissions?

      The UWG admits students for a specific term. If you wish to enroll for a term later than that for which you are admitted, you must submit a new application with updated transcripts. Your application fee is good for one academic year (fall through summer terms).

  • Current Students
    • How many online classes can I take?
      How many online classes can I take?

      Only one online class can count toward you full-time enrollment requirement.

    • What is a syllabus?
      What is a syllabus?

      A syllabus is your guide to a course and what will be expected of you in the course. Generally it will include course policies, rules and regulations, required texts, and a schedule of assignments. A syllabus can tell you nearly everything you need to know about how a course will be run and what will be expected of you.

    • I don't like my roommates. Can I move?
      I don't like my roommates. Can I move?

      In most cases the answer is no. When you sign a contact for housing, you are legally bound to that contract until its end date. You can speak to the leasing office to see if they will allow you to move, but they are not required. 

    • Do I have to file taxes?
      Do I have to file taxes. 

      Use this flow chart to determine if you need to file taxes. 

      Flow Chart

    • I'm not sure which department I need to go to for help. 
      I'm not sure which department I need to go to for help. 

      Use this handy international student campus directory to help you! 

    • How can I get a copy of my UWG transcript?
      How can I get a copy of my UWG transcript?

      You can view an unofficial copy in your MyUWG. If you need an official copy, you can request that as well through MyUWG and they will mail it to the address you give. 

      Requesting an Official Transcript 

      Official UWG Transcripts are processed by the Enrollment Services Center. There are three options for delivery of an official transcript. First, transcripts can be mailed using standard USPS delivery. Second, transcripts may be ordered for pick up at the ESC. Please note transcripts are destroyed 30 days after the request date. You must have a valid photo ID at the time of pick up. Third, transcripts may be ordered to be emailed in PDF form (National Student Clearinghouse option only). Please note that our office cannot fax a transcript for you. If you wish to fax your transcript after you receive it from the ESC, it will be considered unofficial. Please review the following four options for obtaining your official transcript from the ESC.

       

      Directions to Request an Official Transcript 
      MyUWG BanWeb
      1. Login to your myUWG account
      2. Click on the BanWeb tab in the upper right
      3. Click on the "Student Services & Financial Aid" link
      4. Click on the "Request Official Transcript" link
      5. Complete your request by following the directions in BanWeb. *You must insert a complete address for requests for mail. If the address is incomplete, your transcript request will not be processed.
      1. Go to your BanWeb account at banweb.westga.edu
      2. Click Login
      3. Enter your 917# or Social Security Number into the "User ID" field
      4. Enter your pin/password into the "PIN" field.
      5. If you need to have your PIN/Password reset, please click on the "Forgotten Your PIN?" link and follow the directions. You can come into the Enrollment Services Center or call ITS at (678) 839-6587 to have your PIN/Password reset as well.
      6. If your PIN has been reset, your PIN is the last two digits of your birth year followed by the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
      7. You will be prompted to change your PIN upon login. You may use your current PIN as your new PIN. If you choose to change your PIN, it will need to be at least six (6) digits (all numerical).
      8. You may be prompted to create a security question.
      9. Once you are logged in, click on the "Student Services & Financial Aid" link.
      10. Click on the "Request Official Transcript" link.
      11. Complete your request by following the directions in BanWeb. *You must insert a complete address for requests for mail. If the address is incomplete, your transcript request will not be processed.

      Directions to Request an Official Transcript 

      • MyUWG:

        1. Login to your myUWG account
        2. Click on the BanWeb tab in the upper right
        3. Click on the "Student Services & Financial Aid" link
        4. Click on the "Request Official Transcript" link
        5. Complete your request by following the directions in BanWeb. *You must insert a complete address for requests for mail. If the address is incomplete, your transcript request will not be processed.

        BanWeb:
        1. Go to your BanWeb account at banweb.westga.edu
        2. Click Login
        3. Enter your 917# or Social Security Number into the "User ID" field
        4. Enter your pin/password into the "PIN" field.
        5. If you need to have your PIN/Password reset, please click on the "Forgotten Your PIN?" link and follow the directions. You can come into the Enrollment Services Center or call ITS at (678) 839-6587 to have your PIN/Password reset as well.
        6. If your PIN has been reset, your PIN is the last two digits of your birth year followed by the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
        7. You will be prompted to change your PIN upon login. You may use your current PIN as your new PIN. If you choose to change your PIN, it will need to be at least six (6) digits (all numerical).
        8. You may be prompted to create a security question.
        9. Once you are logged in, click on the "Student Services & Financial Aid" link.
        10. Click on the "Request Official Transcript" link.
        11. Complete your request by following the directions in BanWeb. *You must insert a complete address for requests for mail. If the address is incomplete, your transcript request will not be processed.

       

    • Who should I go to for immigration questions?
      Who should I go to for immigration questions?

      We highly recommend that you only take immigration advise from the International Student Admissions & Programs office. 

    • Do I need to keep a copy of my old and expired I-20s/DS-2019s?
      Do I need to keep a copy of my old and expired I-20s/DS-2019s?

      Yes, you should keep copies of all immigration documents. If you apply for a work authroization or another visa, you will be required to give copies of all previous immigration documents. 

    • I'm about to graduate. What are my options?
      I'm about to graduate. What are my options?

      Look under After Graduation on this page