Students who are interested in taking part in Ignite and are eligible should complete
the Ignite Program Application by May 24, 2017. Qualified applicants will be contacted
by admissions to complete the program application. Once an application is completed,
qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with campus staff
in order to be further considered for admission into the program. After each interview
has been completed, Ignite staff members will select up to 80 students to be accepted
into the Ignite program. Information about the Ignite program, housing, financial
aid, and fee payment will be emailed to you as a confirmation of your reservation
in the program.
Classes will begin on Monday, June 27th and continue through exams on July 22nd. Ignite
Move-in will take place on Wednesday, June 21st. Freshman Orientation for Ignite students
will take place on June 22nd-23rd (Freshman 5).
Move-In will be held on Wednesday, June 21st at Bowdon Residence Hall. On June 21st,
students will be able to retrieve their student ID cards, parking passes, and summer
class schedule. June 22nd-23rd (Freshman Orientation) students will get information
about UWG and campus resources. During June 24-26th (Mandatory Ignite Bootcamp) students
will learn about program expectations, pick up their textbooks at the Bookstore, and
will have the opportunity to speak with staff members from Financial Aid, Housing
and Residence Life, the Bursar, and other campus departments about what to expect
Orientation is a requirement for all new students at the University of West Georgia.
You will receive more information about Orientation after all Ignite acceptance offers
have been confirmed. Students in the Ignite program must attend Freshman 5 Orientation,
June 22nd-23rd. There is an additional fee for students and guests attending the orientation
In order to be eligible for receiving summer financial aid, you must complete the
2016-2017 Free Application for federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov . For fall 2017 financial aid, you must also complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA.
Students who are accepted into the Ignite program will take two academic courses, Media and the Arts (XIDS 2100) and American Government (POLS 1101). By taking these courses, students earn six hours of academic credit over the summer that will count toward graduation.
All Ignite students will be required to take UWG 1101, a first-year seminar course,
as well as English Composition I in the Fall and English Composition II in the Spring.
These courses will be automatically added to the student’s schedule by New Students
Students who are accepted into the Ignite program will be required to live on campus in Bowdon Residence Hall. Living on campus provides many benefits to students, including the ability to meet and engage with other students and have quicker access to university resources and services.
Once students are accepted into the Ignite program they will sign a Fall and Summer housing contract.
If you have any additional questions about Ignite please contact Melissa Grosso in the New Student Programs Office at 678-839-5227 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.