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UWG Begins West in 30 Program

by Nikole Gianopoulos

On July 1, the University of West Georgia implemented a new West in 30 program. This program is designed for freshmen applicants who do not meet freshmen admission requirements.

New West in Thirty Program Three department leaders from the Office of Admissions recently attended a national conference in Chicago, and UWG was the only school attending the conference that offered this type of program.

UWG has partnered with Georgia Highlands College and West Georgia Technical College so that students can begin at either school. Students must earn a minimum of 30 transferable hours before transferring to UWG. Students may also remain at GHC or WGTC to earn their associate’s degrees before transferring to UWG. For those who choose to participate in the program, there are many benefits:

Katie Taylor, assistant director of Admissions, will be the students’ personal transfer advisor and will visit each school’s campus on a regular basis to meet with West in 30 participants.

“We’re beyond thrilled to be able to partner with Georgia Highlands College and West Georgia Technical College on this unique opportunity in order to give students the direction and guidance necessary to make their dream of attending UWG a reality,” exclaims Katie.


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