Please Note: Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, nor will scores be part of the admissions decision process, due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. 

Freshmen are students who have never attended a college or university following their graduation from high school.

Prior Dual-Enrolled Students are students who have attended a college or university while in high school through the Dual Enrollment Program. 

Freshman students include Home Schooled students and Adult Learners (Aged 23 and Over).

Admissions Process and Requirements

A freshman/prior dual-enrolled applicant must submit the following items before an admissions decision can be made:

  1. $40 non-refundable application fee (If mailing a paper application, please do not mail cash payment.)
  2. Official High School Transcripts mailed directly from the high school to Office of Admissions*
  3. SAT or ACT scores - to find out more about these tests please visit their web sites: SAT; ACT

Apply Online

University of West Georgia Application for Admission, accompanied by $40 non-refundable application fee. 

If mailing a paper application, please do not mail cash payment.

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Make the Right Test Score

Minimum requirements: 

SAT and ACT Minimum Score Requirements
SAT (UWG Code: 5900)ACT (UWG Code: 0878)
480 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing17 English or 17 Reading
450 Math17 Math

If you took the SAT prior to March 2016 please use the concordance information found here: SAT and Redesigned SAT Concordance Table (Tables 3 and 5).

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.

Course Requirements
SubjectRHSC Units (17)CPC Units (16)Course Content
English44Emphasis on grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World) and advanced composition skills
Mathematics44Math I, II, III, and an advanced math OR Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and an advanced math
Science43At least one laboratory course from the life sciences and one laboratory course from the physical sciences
Social Science33At least one course focusing on United States studies and one course focusing on world studies
Foreign Language22Two 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.

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) + 1.06 x (SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + SAT Math) - 74
  • ACT: Freshman Index = (500 x Academic High School GPA) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88.

Gather Documents

  1. Official High School Transcripts mailed directly from the high school to Office of Admissions*
  2. 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.

*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,, but we recommend using the Josef Silny Evaluation Service in Miami, FL.,

Send Document Early

It can take 1-2 weeks for our office to receive your transcripts, scores, and other documents. Therefore, we recommend you send all required missing documents/supplemental items at least one month before our deadline.

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.

Send Documents The Right Way

If you are not sure how to send your missing documents/supplemental items, please email or call 678-839-5600.

High School Transcripts

All high school transcripts must be official in order for you to receive an admission decision. You may mail your transcripts or drop them off in person, as long as they remain in the original, sealed envelope from the school. You may also send official transcripts through an electronic transcript service, such as Parchment, eScrip-Safe, or GA Futures. Please do not fax or email transcripts.

SAT/ACT Scores

SAT or ACT scores must be sent electronically through the College Board or ACT website(s). We also accept SAT or ACT scores that are printed on your official high school transcripts along with the test date. All SAT or ACT subjects must have the same test date. Please do not fax or email score reports.

Other Documents

The following items may be faxed, emailed, mailed, delivered in person, or uploaded to your application online: MOWR participation agreements, West in Thirty participation agreements, transfer conditional acceptance contracts, letters of transient permission, social security cards, permanent resident cards, lawful presence verification (excluding birth certificates), judicial questionnaires, and application update forms.

Check Your Application Status

To review your required missing documents & supplemental items, check when your documents have been received, or view your admission decision, login to your Begin West account.

Our office recommends that you check your application status at least 1-2 times a week after submitting your application. We will send you important information throughout the application process, so please check your email that you use to login to your Begin West account.

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Reach Out With Questions

Have a question about the admissions process?

Contact Us or see our FAQ

Office of Admissions

PhonePhone: 678-839-5600
FaxFax: 678-839-4747

University of West Georgia
Office of Admissions
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

Next Steps for Accepted West Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of West Georgia!

We’re so excited to help you navigate your next steps to Going West. One of the great things about UWG is that we’re able to specialize in each stage of the enrollment process by having entire offices of staff dedicated to helping students through the process. Each area has their own website and contact information so you can utilize their team to make sure you’re getting the best help possible.

See an outline of what to expect in the process towards enrollment.