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Admissions

The Academy primarily accepts rising 11th and 12th grade students. All students must meet or exceed our minimum eligibility requirements to be considered for admission.

Application Process

The application consists of multiple sections to be completed by the student, parent, high school counselor or principal, and two high school teachers.  A $40 application fee is also required. All sections of the application, along with official score reports, are to be submitted to the Advanced Academy Office at the same time.  Official score reports should be sent to UWG by the testing agency. 

Application Deadlines:

We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2013 Semester. The final deadline to apply was June 1, 2013.

SAT and ACT

Students are encouraged to consider taking both the SAT and ACT exams. Although many students do achieve similar scores, it’s not unusual for a student to score better on one test than the other. There are structural differences in the tests including test length, subject matter, and whether guessing will hurt your score. For more information about the differences and similarities, you can reference the links below.

http://www.collegedegree.com/library/act-sat

http://collegeapps.about.com/od/standardizedtests/tp/sat-act.htm

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7495614

http://www.petersons.com/college-search/test-prep-act-sat.aspx

Students should only use the critical reading and math sections to calculate their composite SAT score. The Academy will consider the essay score as part of its admission decision in a holistic manner, as a component of the total picture of each applicant. Students who need an SAT score should schedule a national date or contact our admissions office regarding an institutional SAT (I-SAT).

The Institutional SAT (or the I-SAT) is given to the students who wish to apply to the Academy but have not registered for an SAT prior to April 19, 2013. Students are encouaged to take the National (regular) SAT.  The differences between the National SAT and the I-SAT are that the I-SAT test scores can only be used for UWG and it can only be taken once.  UWG will offer the I-SAT on Thursday, May 16, 2013.   

Please note that the last National SAT that will have scores available before the Advanced Academy application deadline is the May 4, 2013 administration. 

Interviews

The final step in the application process is an interview with the applicant and his/her parent(s). Please note that only students who submit a completed application and who meet our minimum criteria will be contacted regarding an interview, which is required before any admissions decision is made.  All applicants who qualify will be notified individually of the date and time for their interviews. 

Admissions decisions will be announced no later than one week after the interview.  Academy staff may call students back for a second individual interview if necessary, and the admissions decision will be delayed until no later than one week after the second interview.

International Students

The Academy regularly accepts international students, but they are not eligible to receive a high school diploma. While at the Academy, international students earn college credit that is reflected on University of West Georgia transcripts. If an international student chooses to pursue a degree at an institution other than UWG, he/she can apply to that institution as a Transfer Student.