Congratulations!

You have been confirmed to attend the Ignite program for Summer 2017. Only a select number of students have the opportunity to take part in this program. As an Ignite student, you will be presented with many benefits that will help you along your pathway to success. You will have the ability to become familiar with the campus earlier than most first-year students, will have access to professors who are dedicated to your learning, and will be able to begin earning credits that will count towards your degree.

Now that you have been accepted, there are a few things to do before beginning classes this summer to help you to have a successful transition to the University of West Georgia.

Login to your MyUWG portal:

Now that you have been accepted, you will be sent an email with instructions for accessing your myUWG portal shortly. After setting up your account, click the image that says “Your Decision is Ready!” You will then be able to follow the directions on the page to access your Go West Checklist.

Sign up for Orientation:

Orientation is a requirement for all new students at the University of West Georgia. During Orientation, students are able to receive their class schedule, sign up for fall classes, and be provided with information and resources about attending the University of West Georgia. Students in the Ignite program must attend Freshman 5 Orientation, June 22nd-23rd.

To register for orientation, log into your MyUWG Portal, click on the Orientation tab, and then scroll down and click on “Register for Orientation.” You will need to complete the form in its entirety and submit your payment at the end. You will receive a confirmation of your registration for orientation upon your completion of the form.

The fee for orientation for students is $95.00 and the fee per guest attending is $45.00.

Contact Orientation staff at 678-839-4739 or orient@westga.edu if you have questions specifically about attending orientation.

Sign up for Housing:

Summer Housing: Information about summer housing will be provided to you after your acceptance into the program. Fall Housing: Fall housing is assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to secure fall housing, you will need to complete the 2017-2018 Housing Application (located in your MyUWG). You will need to pay the $150 nonrefundable application fee and select a room for fall 2017.  Once you have completed your Fall Housing application, you will complete your application for summer.

If you have any questions about housing, please contact UWG Housing and Residence Life at 678-839-6426 or housing@westga.edu.

Meal Plan:

You will be automatically assigned a dining plan for the summer semester that will cover all meals during the program and is built into the cost of the program.

Apply for financial aid: 

If you want to be considered for financial aid for the summer, you must complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible. To receive financial aid for the fall semester, you must complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA. By filling out the FAFSA, you will apply for federal aids, grants (Pell), scholarships (HOPE), and loans. Please keep in mind it may take several weeks to hear back from Financial Aid on how much aid you will be receiving.  Please fill out your documents early and make sure to continually check your MyUWG portal for updates and information.

More information can be found at www.westga.edu/financialaid or by calling the Financial Aid Office at 678-839-6421.

Submit your immunization forms:

You must submit verification of immunization before arriving to move-in on campus. You can find the form here:http://www.usg.edu/assets/student_affairs/documents/coi-form.pdf . If you have additional questions or concerns about immunizations and/or health on campus, you can contact Health Services at 678-839-6452 or visit https://www.westga.edu/health/.

Submit your final high school transcript:

Contact your high school guidance counselor and request your final high school transcript to be sent to the University of West Georgia in order to verify your admission status and to ensure that your financial aid is processed online. You will be fully accepted into the University of West Georgia after your completion of Required High School Curriculum with a satisfactory grade point average.

If needed, request accommodations with Accessibility Services:

If you have used a 504 Plan or an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) in high school, consider contacting Accessibility Services at 678-839-6428 or counseling@westga.edu to get more information and discuss possible accommodations. Please establish your accommodation prior to the first day of classes and identify yourself as an Ignite student when contacting Accessibility Services. Please visit www.westga.edu/accessibility for more information.

If you have any additional questions about Ignite please contact Melissa Grosso in the Office of New Student Programs at 678-839-5277 or by email at ignite@westga.edu.