What is an admissions appeal?

At UWG, we recognize that everyone has different academic strengths. We require students to meet our minimum requirements for admission, but we understand that some circumstances can make this difficult. That's what the appeals process is here for.

Any applicant for admission or readmission who has been denied has the right to appeal their decision. The undergraduate admissions appeal policy is designed to admit students who have a reasonable chance of success and who may 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.

Appeals Process

How do I appeal my admission decision?

To appeal your admission decision, you will need to submit the following items by one of the deadlines outlined on this page. Deadlines, reviews and decisions will occur biweekly until the final semester deadline.

  • Student Support Essay: Tell us about you. Why are you are appealing? What will make you a successful student at UWG? You may include information about extenuating circumstances if you feel it is appropriate. This essay must be written by the applicant.
  • Letters of Support: You must submit at least two letters of support from school teachers, counselors, coaches, pastors, or any other personal references who can confirm your chance for success at UWG. Please do not include letters from immediate family members.

You may also provide any additional documents that you feel will help support your appeal.

Note: Appeal decisions are final. Please take your time carefully completing and submitting all required documents. If you have concerns about this decision process, you may contact your Admissions Representative for assistance or to discuss alternative options.

Submit your essay, letters, and any documentation here


Upcoming deadlines and timeline

Deadlines, reviews and decisions will occur biweekly until the final semester deadline.

Upcoming Appeal Dates    
Deadline to Submit AppealReview DateDecision Date
February 2February 5-8February 9
February 16*February 19-22February 23
March 1March 4-7March 8
March 22March 25-28March 29
April 5April 8-11April 12
April 19April 22-25April 26
May 3May 6-9May 10
May 17**May 20-23May 24
May 31June 3-6June 7
June 14June 17-20June 21
July 5July 8-11July 12
July 19***July 22-25July 26

*This is the last appeal date for Spring Session II 2024 applicants

**This is the last appeal date for Summer 2024 applicants

***This is the last appeal date for Fall 2024 applicants

You may submit your appeal at any deadline prior to the final appeal date for your entry term.


Appeals team contacts

Questions about the appeal process? Feel free to contact our appeals coordinators.

Zoe Smith-Owenby: zsmith@westga.edu