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UWG waives ACT/SAT score requirements for select students

The University of West Georgia is waiving its testing requirements for first-year, freshmen applicants for the Fall 2022 semester who have a 3.2 recalculated high school GPA or higher. The announcement comes as the University System of Georgia continues its efforts to provide relief and reduce potential obstacles prospective students might encounter while pursuing higher education and career goals.

Students must meet all other admission requirements, including satisfactory completion of the required high school curriculum and all other requested documentation. Students who have SAT/ACT scores may still submit them, but the lack of test scores will not impact the university’s evaluation of the student’s application. Any applicant with a GPA that falls below the 3.2 requirement may still be eligible for admission under the university’s standard admission requirements.

“I believe this new guidance from the University System of Georgia will allow our university to continue to remove barriers for our students and enhance their future careers,” said Dillon Montes de Oca, interim director of undergraduate admissions. “Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top two institutions in Georgia and 41st nationally in Social Mobility, this updated guidance will help students have access to a quality education.”

This announcement comes in the midst of UWG’s Free Application Month, meaning that prospective undergraduate students still have the opportunity to apply to the university without an application fee through March 31.

UWG enrollment counselors remain available to assist applicants via phone (678-839-5600) and email ( To experience campus firsthand, tours are available in person and virtually, and prospective students can reach out directly to their specific admissions representative.

UWG will also host its Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more and register online.

For more information, visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


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