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

FOR FALL 2023 - SUMMER 2025: UWG is waiving our SAT or ACT score requirement for Freshman applicants with an academic GPA of 3.2 or higher!

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.)
  2. Official High School Transcripts sent directly from the high school to Office of Admissions
  3. Official SAT or ACT scores (Put us down as a school to automatically receive your scores!)

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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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Check with your counselor to see if you are eligible for a fee waiver through NACAC, SAT or ACT. If so, email your completed and signed college application fee waiver to us at, and we'll submit your application for you. 

Make the Right Test Score 

Minimum requirements: 

SAT (UWG Code: 5900)

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 480

Math: 440 

Please note: we will "superscore" your SAT scores to evaluate your highest submitted scores. There's no need to reapply with each set of scores submitted.

ACT (UWG Code: 0878)

English OR Reading: 17

Math: 17

Please note: we will "superscore" your ACT scores to evaluate your highest submitted scores. There's no need to reapply with each set of scores submitted. 

Freshman Index: 2040

The freshman index is a score determined by a calculation of a student's high school GPA and scores from either the SAT or ACT. UWG's minimum required freshman index is 2040.

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.

*If you are not graduating from a Georgia high school, we will accept the courses based on your state's graduation standards.

Academic GPA

Using the courses above, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will calculate an academic GPA from the applicant's official high school transcripts. The average GPA of the UWG freshman class is a 3.32. 

Register for the SAT or ACT

U.S. SAT Registration

U.S. ACT Registration 


Registration is available at UWG's Testing Services for Carrollton dates or UWG Newnan's Testing Center for Newnan dates.

*The ACT-On-Campus Exam is administered by Academic Testing Services and is only used for UWG Admissions consideration and cannot be used for other institutional admissions criteria. Please visit for additional information.

Gather Documents

Official High School Transcripts sent directly from the high school to Office of Admissions

Send Documents Early

It can take 1-2 weeks for our office to receive your transcripts 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, Scoir, or GA Futures. Please do not fax or email transcripts.

Test Scores

SAT and ACT scores must be sent officially through or

Other Documents

The following items may be faxed, emailed, mailed, delivered in person, or uploaded to your application online: West in Thirty participation agreements, transfer conditional acceptance contracts, letters of transient permission, social security cards, permanent resident cards, lawful presence verification, 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: 678-839-4717

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.

Admissions Appeals

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 why we have an appeals process.

Learn more about the appeals process