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.
- 1150 total minimum SAT (580 Critical Readingl; 530 Math) not including the Writing section or
- 25 Composite minimum ACT (25 English; 22 Math)
- 3.5 GPA (as computed by Academy formula for academic courses only)
- On track for the College Preparatory Curriculum
- The Academy encourages students to consider both the SAT and ACT exams. The ease and/or difficulty of each exam varies based on each individual's test taking skills and learning styles. Scores may vary significantly across both exams; therefore, students are encouraged to take each exam to attain their optimum score.
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.
We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2013 Semester. The final deadline to apply was June 1, 2013.
- Final Spring 2014 deadine: November 1, 2013
- Priortiy Registration Spring 2014 deadline: October 14, 2013
- Final Fall 2014 deadline: June 1, 2014 (Application available on December 1, 2013)
- Priority Registration Fall 2014 deadline: March 1, 2014
- Academy Need-Based Scholarship Deadline: June 1, 2014
- Merit based scholarship deadlines for Fall 2014:
- Freshman Foundation Deadline: TBA
- Presidential Scholarship Deadline: TBA
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.
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.
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.
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.