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Admissions FAQs

New students often have questions about the admissions process. Perhaps one of our frequently asked questions can help you!

Frequently Asked Questions


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Should you have a question that is not addressed below, please call WGTC’s Admissions Office at (855) 286-3462, email or visit your nearest WGTC location.

Q:I want to attend WGTC. How do I get started?

Visit the Admissions web page for step by step instructions on how to determine your student type and apply!

Q:What is the Accuplacer placement test?

Accuplacer is a suite of computerized tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisers and counselors to place you into a college course that meets your skill level.  View more information about our testing policies and see when testing is offered.

Q:I’ve attended another school. Do I have to take the placement test again?

Accuplacer scores from another college are transferable to West Georgia Technical College.  However, the admissions office uses multiple test measures to determine if a placement test is required.  Generally, a GED earned after 2014, a high school transcript with an unweighted GPA of 2.0 or better, completion of a program or college-level English and math courses with a grade of C or better, or an acceptable SAT or ACT score may be used in lieu of the placement test.  If these scores or other measures do not meet program level requirements, the placement test must be taken.

Q:What is the minimum educational requirement for the programs at West Georgia Technical College?

A high school diploma or a GED is required for all degree, diploma, and certificate programs, except for the Commercial Truck Driving program. Special education diplomas and certificates of attendance are not recognized for admission purposes. Detailed admissions requirements for each program of study are also available online or by contacting the Admissions Office.

Q:What are “official” transcripts?

Official transcripts are issued directly to West Georgia Technical College from the high school or college(s) you attended. They are submitted in sealed envelopes and contain official signatures/seals of the high school or college(s). To request official transcripts, contact your high school and previous college(s). Faxed transcripts are not considered official. It can take several weeks to process official transcripts. Thus, it is recommended that you request official transcripts as soon as you start the admissions process.

***Exception:  Students who request a HOPE Scholarship evaluation must submit official transcripts from ALL colleges previously attended.  College transcripts may also be required to satisfy financial aid requirements and Veteran Educational benefits.  Official college transcripts must be submitted for evaluation for transfer credit.

Q:I was accepted last semester, but I could not start. What do I have to do to attend this upcoming semester?

Students desiring to update their admission application to another semester should contact the admission office for assistance at or at 1-855-286-3462.

Q:Can I apply for financial aid when I submit my application?

Yes, it is highly recommended that you complete your financial aid application at the same time you complete the admissions application. Failure to submit financial aid documents in a timely manner may result in funds being unavailable by the fee payment deadline. WGTC priority deadlines for applications.

Q:How can I find out the status of my application?

You can check the status of your application in your student portal at or by calling 1-855-286-3462.

Q:What are the Admissions Office’s hours?

WGTC Admissions Office Hours of Operation are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Hours may vary on holiday weeks. Check the website or social media for updates.

Q:When will I register for classes?

Newly admitted students will attend a New Student Orientation before the beginning of each semester and register for classes.