Admissions Procedures for Credit Programs
- Complete and submit application for admission with a one-time nonrefundable $25 fee.
- Submit an official high school or GED transcript. Please refer to High School Diploma/GED Requirements section.
- If you have previously attended college/technical school, submit an official transcript from each college/technical school attended.
- If you have taken a SAT, ACT, ASSET or COMPASS college placement test within the last five (5) years, submit your official test scores.
- Complete ASSET or COMPASS placement testing. Applicants who submit official placement test scores or college transcripts may not be required to test with West Georgia if the previous test scores or course completion meet program placement requirements.
- Submit Resident Alien Card (if applicable). Applicants who hold green cards or who qualify under refugee or asylee status must submit photocopies of their resident alien cards.
- The Office of Student Affairs will notify applicants by letter of acceptance status.
- Applicants to diploma and degree Health Sciences programs must complete a competitive selection process prior to admission to the desired diploma or degree program. Applicants to degree level Health Sciences programs are initially admitted to the Healthcare Science certificate program to begin taking core courses. Applicants to diploma level Health Sciences programs are initially admitted to the Healthcare Assistant certificate program to begin taking core courses. Please refer to the Additional Procedures for Diploma and Associate Degree Level Health Sciences Programs section of this catalog for additional information.
Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States- Effective January 1, 2012, all students applying for in-state tuition must provide validation of lawful presence in the United States.
|Priority Deadlines for completing all steps for college admission and financial aid application:|
Summer Semester 2016
Priority Deadline – 4/14/2016 Classes begin 5/23/2016
Fall Semester 2016
Priority Deadline – 6/23/2016 Classes begin 8/16/2016
Spring Semester 2017
Priority Deadline – 11/10/2016 Classes begin 1/9/2017
Applicant must submit a completed application and the one-time, non-refundable application fee before taking the COMPASS placement test with West Georgia. Testing may be completed by visiting the Office of Student Affairs at any West Georgia campus location.
Testing Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Students are eligible to retake the COMPASS placement test seven (7) days after initial testing. All testing must be completed prior to the student’s first term of admission and prior to late student registration for the term. There is $15 retest fee per test subject area; math/algebra, reading, and writing.
West Georgia Technical College accepts ASSET, COMPASS, SAT, and ACT scores recent within the last five years. Previous test scores must be submitted for review prior to taking West Georgia’s placement test. Official SAT, ACT, ASSET or COMPASS scores recent within the last five years may be used in lieu of West Georgia’s placement exam, if scores meet minimum program requirements.
Financial Aid applications are available in the Office of Student Affairs at all campuses or by going on-line to http://www.westgatech.edu/FA/index.htm Assistance with the financial aid application process may be obtained by calling or visiting the Office of Student Affairs.
Applicants for financial assistance must complete and submit the following:
• A current application for admission to WGTC.
• High School, GED and all previous college transcripts.
• Apply on-line for the HOPE Application if you are a Georgia resident at GAFutures.org Or Apply for the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) for all students applying for federal aid (PELL, FSEOG, FWS) and/or state aid (HOPE) at www.fafsa.ed.gov, which must be renewed yearly. (FAFSA School Code: 010487)
Please contact the Counseling and Special Needs Director at 770-824-5241 for assistance with accommodations for a disability or academic or economic need.
Health Services Programs
All degree and diploma level Health Services programs have limited seating capacity in program specific occupational courses. Students are admitted to the Healthcare Science certificate to take courses in common with the desired Health Services degree program or the Healthcare Assistant certificate to take courses in common with the desired Health Services diploma program. Admission to the degree and diploma Health Services programs is based on a competitive selection process according to criteria specific to each program. Program specific criteria may be obtained in the Office of Student Affairs or at http://www.westgatech.edu/admissions/health.htm.
Please have official transcripts mailed to Office of Student Affairs.
Admissions Counselors are available to assist applicants at each campus. Applicants may call or visit the Office of Student Affairs on the campus of their choice to make an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
Office of Student Affairs
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 7:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Graduate and Placement Rates
Every postsecondary education institution is required by law to disclose its graduation rates annually. For the 2007 cohort, the graduation rate for West Georgia Technical College was 27% within 150% of normal time of completion. This graduation rate includes first time, full-time students as required by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Students attend technical colleges for a variety of reasons. While many attend with the intention of completing a program of study, others may desire only to upgrade their skills to a point sufficient for initial employment or promotion. Georgia's strong economy and the demand for qualified employees place a high premium on the skills possessed by technical college students.