A freshman applicant must submit the following items before an admissions decision can be made:

  • $40 non-refundable application fee (If mailing a paper application, please do not mail cash payment.)
  • 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

The University of West Georgia is accepting the Redesigned SAT's scores for admission applications.

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.

 
Subject RHSC units (17) CPC units (16)* Course Content
English 4 Emphasis on grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World) and advanced composition skills
Mathematics 4 Math I, II, III, and an advanced math OR Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and an advanced math
Science 4  3 At least one laboratory course from the life sciences and one laboratory course from the physical sciences
 Social Science At least one course focusing on United States studies and one course focusing on world studies
Foreign Language   2  2 Two units of the same language (including American Sign Language) emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing 
  • Subject: English
    RHSC units (17): 4
    CPC units (16)*:
    Course Content: Emphasis on grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World) and advanced composition skills

  • Subject: Mathematics
    RHSC units (17): 4
    CPC units (16)*:
    Course Content: Math I, II, III, and an advanced math OR Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and an advanced math

  • Subject: Science
    RHSC units (17): 4
    CPC units (16)*:  3
    Course Content: At least one laboratory course from the life sciences and one laboratory course from the physical sciences

  • Subject:  Social Science
    RHSC units (17):
    CPC units (16)*:
    Course Content: At least one course focusing on United States studies and one course focusing on world studies

  • Subject: Foreign Language 
    RHSC units (17):  2
    CPC units (16)*:  2
    Course Content: Two units of the same language (including American Sign Language) emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing 

For a detailed list of College Preparatory Curriculum course requirements, please visit USG's "Staying on Course" Document.

Make the Right Test Score

Minimum requirements: 

SAT (UWG Code: 5900)
RSAT (UWG Code: 5900)
ACT (UWG Code: 0878)
430 Critical Reading Test 24 Reading Test
17 English Test
410 Math Test
450 Math Test
17 Math Test
  • SAT (UWG Code: 5900) : 430 Critical Reading Test
    RSAT (UWG Code: 5900) : 24 Reading Test

    ACT (UWG Code: 0878) : 17 English Test

  • SAT (UWG Code: 5900) : 410 Math Test

    RSAT (UWG Code: 5900) : 450 Math Test

    ACT (UWG Code: 0878) : 17 Math Test

Concordance information can be found here: SAT and Redesigned SAT Concordance Table (Tables 3 and 5).

We will convert RSAT scores to old SAT scores for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 admission. The "Reading Test" is converted into the Critical Reading score. The Math score must be converted, as well.

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.