• When can I register for classes?
    When can I register for classes?

    Any incoming transfer student will meet with an advisor and register for their classes at their Orientation session. Incoming transient students can register themselves via MyUWG during Open Registration. Please view The Scoop for these dates.

  • Is Orientation required? 
    Is Orientation Required?

    Orientation is required for all newly admitted undergraduate students. Orientation is the time that you will register for classes and have the opportunity to meet some of your fellow students and faculty!

  • When is Orientation?
    When is Orientation?

    The Office of New Student Programs lists all of the dates here.

  • What documents am I missing for my admissions application?
    What documents am I missing for my admissions application?

    You can view all missing documents for your application by logging into your application portal at www.westga.edu/beginwest.

  • I am accepted! Now what? 
    I am accepted! Now what?

    Please visit https://www.westga.edu/admissions/accepted-west.php.

  • Is the Certificate of Immunization required for admission?
    Is the Certificate of Immunization required for admission?

    No. The Certificate of Immunization is only required if you choose to enroll at the University of West Georgia and should be submitted prior to attending Orientation. The form can be found here.

  • Where do I submit the Certificate of Immunization?
    Where do I submit the Certificate of Immunization?
    You can submit it a few different ways.:
    • Fax: 678-839-0656
    • Email: immunize@westga.edu
    • Mail:    Office of Student Health Services

                  University of West Georgia

                  1601 Maple Street

                  Carrollton, Georgia 30118

    • Bring it to Orientation with you and submit it at the documents table.

     
  • Does UWG offer online classes or online degrees?
    Does UWG offer online classes or online degrees?

    UWG offers all of your core classes online through eCore and many degrees fully online. Please visit UWG Online for more information.

     
  • How do I change/ update my application?
    How do I change/ update my application (semester you applied for, student type, … )?

    Go to westga.edu/updatemyapp in order to update your application. Students receive one free application update within one year, after that there is a $40 update fee. After one year of applying, students are required to fill out and submit a new application.

  • What is a preliminary transcript?
    What is a preliminary transcript?

    A preliminary transcript is an official transcript from your current college that lists all grades you have earned PLUS your current semester/quarter’s schedule as being in-progress.

     
  • How long does a transfer credit evaluation take?
    How long does a transfer credit evaluation take?

    Transfer Evaluations are processed in the order they are received. The evaluation is usually processed by the Registrar’s Office 1- 2 weeks after a student has been fully accepted by Admissions. Once processed, students receive an email notification to their UWG gmail account that the transfer evaluation may be accessed via myUWG. 

  • What transcripts do I need to turn in?
    What transcripts do I need to turn in?

    According to the University Catalog, “A transfer applicant should request the registrar of each college or university he or she has attended to send a transcript to the Office of Admissions. Credits from one former institution appearing on the transcript of another institution can neither be officially evaluated for admission nor accepted for credit until a transcript has been received from the institution originating the credit.”

    These transcripts include, but are not limited to, trade schools, remedial coursework, coursework earned through transient status, etc. This also includes transcripts for credit received through a study abroad program where your current school, at the time of the study abroad trip, was not the crediting institution, meaning you earned credit from another domestic or international college or university.

  • Why do you need a transcript from every school enrolled/attended?
    Why do you need a transcript from every school enrolled/attended?

    All transcripts are required from every previous institution attended according to the University System of Georgia.

  • What is an academic credential evaluation?
    What is an academic credential evaluation?

    It is an official evaluation of academic courses of individuals who have studied outside of the United States in order to determine the academic equivalence in the United States. These are required of any applicant to the University of West Georgia who have studied outside of the United States due to either being born in another country, studying abroad, etc.

    Companies we recommend using to obtain an academic credential evaluation are:

    However, we will accept an academic credential from any service or company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, www.naces.org.

  • What classes will transfer?
    What classes will transfer?

    While the Registrar’s Office conducts all official transfer credit evaluations after acceptance, you can visit our Transfer Equivalency Site in order to obtain an unofficial idea of what courses have been previously evaluated by the University of West Georgia and whether or not they should transfer to UWG. If your courses are not listed on the equivalency site, please reach out to us at transferwest@westga.edu

    Please keep in mind that UWG only accepts credit from regionally accredited institutions. 

  •  What is conditional acceptance?
    What is conditional acceptance?

    Transfer Conditional Acceptance is offered to students who have not earned, but are currently in-progress to obtaining:

    1. 30 semester/45 quarter transferable hours and/or
    2. English Composition
    3. A University level math course

    It requires a Conditional Acceptance Contract to be signed and returned to the Office of Admissions in order to gain access to sign up for Orientation, Housing, etc. 

  • How is conditional acceptance different from full acceptance?
    How is conditional acceptance different from full acceptance?

    While conditionally accepted students have access to register for Orientation, housing, etc. just like a fully-accepted student, conditionally accepted students’ admissions acceptance can be revoked if they do not:

    1. Submit a final transcript showing the grades received after their in-progress coursework is completed AND 
    2. Does not successfully complete the in-progress coursework
    • Students must pass classes to earn enough credits to meet or exceed 30 semester/45 quarter transferable hours
    • Maintain, at least, a 2.0 transfer GPA
    • Pass English Composition with a grade of C or higher, if in-progress
    • Pass any college-level Math course with a grade of D or higher, if in-progress
     
  • How/where do I submit my transcripts?
    How/where do I submit my transcripts? (include various options including eScript with code, mail, hand delivery in sealed envelope, national clearinghouse, etc.)

    You can submit your official transcripts through a variety of methods:

    1. Your current and past schools can electronically submit official transcripts to us. Those services are:
    • eScript
    • National Clearinghouse
    • Via email directly from your previous institution

       2.  You or your current and past schools can send them through standard mail in a sealed envelope to:

             Office of Admissions

             University of West Georgia

             1601 Maple Street

             Carrollton, GA 30118

       3. Students can hand deliver official transcripts to our office as long as they are in a sealed envelope             and have not been opened since obtaining them for the crediting academic institution. 

     
  • Do I have to live on campus as a transfer student?
    Do I have to live on campus as a transfer student?

    If you have 30 semester/45 quarter transferable hours or more, then you are not required to live on campus. If you have less than that number of hours you are required to live on campus unless you can submit proof that you have previously lived on a college campus for, at least, two semesters, live within a 30-mile radius of UWG, or other extenuating circumstances. Please visit this site for the most up to date information.

  • How long does it take for an admissions decision to be made once my application is completed?
    How long does it take for an admissions decision to be made once my application is completed?

    Typically, admissions decisions are reached within 7-14 business days once an admissions application is complete.

  • I have completed my associate’s degree, will all of my credits transfer?
    I have completed my associate’s degree, will all of my credits transfer?

    While according to Board of Regents policy, if a student transfers to West Georgia with an A.A. or A.S. degree from an institution within the University System of Georgia, he/she will receive full credit for having completed Core Areas A – F.

    If the major differs between the A.A. or A.S. degree program and the major the student decides to pursue at West Georgia, there may be additional courses required at the 1000 or 2000 level that is specific to that degree major and/or are prerequisite for higher level courses that the student would have to take.

    The Core credit policy does not apply to career degrees (A.A.S. and A.S.); in those cases, each course is evaluated individually and credit is given in areas where comparable courses are offered at West Georgia, including some courses that may be counted as Core or electives.

    Also, an associate degree from institutions outside the University System of Georgia does not complete Core Areas A – F. However, credit is granted for courses that may be used to fulfill core requirements

  • I have military credits, will/how will those be applied to my UWG transfer evaluation?
    I have military credits, will/how will those be applied to my UWG transfer evaluation?

    Students, who have served in a branch of the military, may be eligible to receive college credit for their experience. Students must submit an official military transcript to request their record be evaluated for possible college credit. Military credit is awarded based upon the American Council on Education Guide for Military Credit recommendations. Credits are generally elective credits that may be used in the degree and major program and will be listed with a grade of ‘S’ on the student’s transcript. A maximum of 30 semester hours may be awarded. No credit is awarded for Basic Training; however, students with 2 or more years Active Duty Military Services may waive their physical education requirement by submitting a copy of their DD214. Please reach out to our Center for Adult Learners and Veterans at cav@westga.edu for more information.

  • What should/can I do if I am on academic suspension/dismissal at my current school?
    What should/can I do if I am on academic suspension/dismissal at my current school?

    UWG’s policy states allow you to be admitted if you: A) attain evidence that you have cleared your suspension or dismissal at your current school, B) maintain a gap in your enrollment in higher education for the past 3 years, or C) attain an associate’s degree since you were last placed on academic suspension/withdrawal. 

  • How do I fulfill the English proficiency requirement?
    How do I fulfill the English proficiency requirement?

    Traditional Transfer students can satisfy the English proficiency admission requirement as follows:

    • Earned a grade of C or higher in a transferable English Composition course at an institution from which you are transferring
    • Submit SAT or ACT scores that have been taken within the past 7 years on which you earned an SAT score of 430 in Critical Reading (prior to March, 2016) or a 24 Reading Test (post-March 2016) or a 17 in English on the ACT
    • Earn a 237 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading exam AND a 4 or higher on the Writeplacer exam. Accuplacer exams must have been taken within the previous 12 months.

    Adult learners can visit our Adult Learn page for more information. 

  • How do I fulfill the Math proficiency requirement?
    How do I fulfill the Math proficiency requirement?

    Traditional Transfer students can satisfy the Math proficiency admission requirement as follows:

    • Earned a grade of D or higher in a transferable college-level math course at an institution from which you are transferring
    • Submit SAT or ACT scores that have been taken within the past 7 years on which you earned on the SAT a 410 (prior to March, 2016) or a 450 (post March, 2016) or a 17 in Math on the ACT
    • Earn a 258 or higher on the Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics exam. Accuplacer exams must have been taken within the previous 12 months.

    Adult learners can visit our Adult Learn page for more information.

  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    How do I apply for Financial Aid?

    The University of West Georgia has an entire Financial Aid Office available to help you apply for any kind of financial aid you may be seeking, such as the HOPE Scholarship, a Student Loan, or the Pell Grant. Please access their website, contact them by phone at (678)839-6421, or email at finaid@westga.edu. If you are seeking information regarding institutional scholarships, please visit www.westga.edu/scholarships.

  • How do I change my major?
    How do I change my major?

    Prior to enrollment, students can change their major from the field they selected on their admissions application at their scheduled Orientation Session.

    After an incoming student that has already attended Orientation, you will contact the specific department for that major.

  • How do I sign up for a Transfer Tour?
    How do I sign up for a Transfer Tour?

    Transfer Tours are held every Tuesday. They begin at 2:00 PM with an information session, followed by a campus tour. Twice a month we also offer Transfer Tuesday at Twilight which begins at 5PM. To sign up, visit www.westga.edu/transfertuesday. 

  • How much does it cost to attend the University of West Georgia?
    How much does it cost to attend the University of West Georgia?

    Please visit this website for Cost of Attendance.

  • Can I appeal an admissions decision?
    I have military credits, will/how will those be applied to my UWG transfer evaluation?

    Yes. The admissions appeal policy at the University of West Georgia is designed to admit those students who have a reasonable chance of success and who seemingly will profit from the educational program of the university. A student is considered for admission without regard to race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin. Whenever an applicant for admission or readmission to the undergraduate school is denied admission or feels his/her application has not been given due consideration; such applicant shall have the right to appeal. Click here for detailed information on the appeal procedure.