重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Welcome to the start of the Fall 2019 semester! Below is a checklist of the things to complete to have a successful semester. 

  • Update Your Information
    Update Your Information

    Ensure all of the information the International Student Admissions and Programs Department has on file is current and correct. At the beginning of each semester, the ISAP office will send out an email with the information we have on file to your UWG email address. If any of the information in this email is incorrect, please reply back to the email with the correct information. 

    If you do not receive an email before the start of the semester with your information or a checklist, please contact the ISAP office. 

     

     

  • International Student Health Insurance Waivers
    International Student Health Insurance Waivers

    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Health insurance waivers need to be filled out each semester, otherwise you will automatically be enrolled in the UWG United Healthcare Plan. 

    Health insurance is REQUIRED重庆欢乐生肖官方网址 by law, but you have the option of choosing your own health insurance.  When choosing a plan, it is important to consider the following: 

    • price and affordability of the plan
    • coverage amounts
    • cost for doctor and hospital visits
    • any medical conditions you have and how your plan with cover your needs. 
    • Minimum Requirments
      Minimum Requirements
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      Enrolling in the Insurance Plan

      重庆欢乐生肖官方网址The insurance charge will automatically be charged to students' accounts. Although students are automatically charged for the insurance, you will need to enroll online to activate coverage. To enroll, students will go online to: www.studentcenter.uhcsr.com/westga.

      重庆欢乐生肖官方网址If you do not obtain the insurance OR do not receive a waiver from United Healthcare, your classes will be dropped. We assure you this is not something we want to have happen. You have until deadline each semester to receive an approved waiver or pay the fee and enroll.

      Policy Requirements

      The policy requires that students first visit UWG Health Services (except in cases of emergencies, when Health Services is closed, when treatment is received 30 miles from campus, or you require treatment for maternity or psychotherapy). The purpose of this requirement is to help save you time and money.

      重庆欢乐生肖官方网址The Department of Health Services provides a wide range of services, including free or low cost prescriptions for many medications, and is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, during the regular academic year. You can visit Health Services without an appointment. For more information about the Department of Health Services, please visit online or call 678-839-6452.

      If you have questions, you can consult the USG website for more information. 

      Contact United Healthcare

      Plan Information
      United Healthcare Student Resources
      2301 West Plano Parkway, Suite 300
      重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Plano, TX 75075

      Mail your claims to:
      United Healthcare Student Resources
      P.O. Box 809025
      重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Dallas, TX 75380-9025

      Phone:
      重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Customer Service - 1-800-767-0700

    • Waiving United Healthcare
      Waiving Out of the United Healthcare Plan

      If you already have health insurance, or choose to go with a private company of your choosing, you may waive out of the university's plan. To do this, you must submit a waiver request to United HealthCare, who will decide if you are exempt from purchasing the policy. You will need to have your insurance policy information readily available when you start the waiver process.

      • Log on to 
      • Click on the 'Waiver Form' link on the bottom of the page. Fill out the form(s) set up for your institution.
      • The USG’s current provider will receive your request for a waiver and you will receive an email and a confirmation number verifying that you have successfully submitted your waiver. If you do not receive this email, resubmit your waiver request.
      • Your request is then sent for verification.
      • Your insurance plan will be verified that it meets the current requirements using the University System of Georgia approved minimum requirement guidelines.
      • Once your request is reviewed, an email is sent either stating your plan has been approved or has been denied. If approved, the school will remove the charge from your tuition bill. If denied, the email will state the reason(s) why your plan is not approved.

      Please note that the ISAP office does not have any authority over insurance waiver approvals or denials. We are avaliable to assist students with filling out the waiver form, but our office is not able to approve or deny requests. This is done through United Healthcare. 

  • Enrollment Requirements
    Enrollment Requirements

    Immigration regulations require international students in F-1 or J-1 status to be in full-time units each semester. For immigration purposes, full-time enrollment is defined as:

    • Undergraduate students = 12 credit hours
    • Graduate students = 9 credit hours
    Open Drop Deadline
    January 10th at 11:59PM
    Open Add Deadline
    January 10th at 11:59PM
    Full Time Enrollment Deadline
    January 10th at 11:59PM
    Fee Payment Deadline 
    January 13th at 5:00PM

    U.S. immigration regulations require F-1 and J-1 international students to register for and complete a full course load each semester. At the beginning of each term,the ISAP Office is required to confirm that all international students are registered and maintaining full-time enrollment. Student enrollment continues to be monitored throughout the semester.

    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Students who drop below full-time without approval (see below) from the ISAP Office must be reported to the Department of Homeland Security via SEVIS As a result, the SEVIS record will be terminated and the student will lose lawful F-1 or J-1 status including employment eligibility and benefits.

    Full-time Enrollment & On-line Coursework

    Immigration regulations limit the number of online courses a student can count towards the full time requirement. International students may count only one course or three units of on-line coursework towards the full time requirement. Other online classes will not count toward the full-time enrollment, but students can still take more than one online class per semester. That student must just also enroll in 9 credits of face to face classes. 

    Requesting Approval for a Reduced Course Load

    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Immigration regulations permit exceptions to the full-time registration requirement in very limited circumstances and only with prior approval from the ISAP Office. Students will be considered for a reduced enrollment based on the reasons listed below.

    To be considered for an exception, submit a completed Reduced Enrollment Form to the ISAP Office prior to dropping any courses below full-time.

    Reduced Enrollment for Academic Reasons

    Acceptable academic reasons for dropping below full-time include improper course placement, initial difficulties with English language and/or reading requirements, or unfamiliarity with American teaching methods.
    An academic advisor (college or major advisor) or professor must recommend the reduced enrollment.
    Reduced enrollment for academic reasons may be approved for only one semester during the student's degree program. Students should consider this carefully before requesting an approved reduced enrollment for academic reasons since it can only be used once.

    Reduced Enrollment for Final Semester

    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Degree-seeking students who are completing their degree requirements in a specified semester can enroll for as many or as few units as needed to graduate. Download the Reduced Course Load Request form.

    To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

    • Be on the degree list for the specified semester
    • The student must graduate at the end of the semester

    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Upon completion of the specified semester:

    • F-1 students will have a 60-day grace period for a one-time departure from the U.S. or transfer to another school, advancement to a higher degree level, change of nonimmigrant status or may apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).
    • J-1 students will have a 30-day grace period for a one-time departure from the US. To be eligible for Academic Training, J-1 students must submit an application prior to the last day of their academic program.
    Reduced Enrollment for Medical Reasons

    Students may drop below full-time for physical or mental health reasons.
    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址The reduced enrollment must be recommended by a University Health Services medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, or licensed clinical psychologist.

    • Reduced enrollment for health reasons may be approved for no more than a cumulative period of 12 months during the student’s degree program.
    • Approval for reduced enrollment will be given for only one semester at a time, thus continuing health problems may need more than one approval if continued beyond one semester.

    Students who are withdrawn from UWG will only be approved for one semester of medical withdrawal for visa purposes. In order to remain in the US in the following semester, the student must take one of the steps listed below:

    • Receive another recommendation from a medical doctor of the illness
    • Transfer the SEVIS record to a new school
  • Bill Payment Information 
    Bill Payment Information

    The Bursar's office is the only office on campus that can accept tuition payments. All inquires about bills and payments should be made to their office. 

    The cost of attending The University of West Georgia can vary, depending on a student's classification, residency status, method of instruction, and/or degree program.  Below are links to the fee charts that provide an estimate of what it will cost to take a course, or courses, at The University of West Georgia. These fee charts are only intended to be a guide and do not include special course fees, meal plans, or housing charges.  The information contained in the fee charts is subject to change. 

    • If you are taking online classes, such as Online (Net) and Ecore, then you may have additional tuition charges associated with them, and the charges are listed at the bottom of each fee sheet.
    • Net classes have two separate charges, designated as Online (Net) Tuition and E-Tuition.
    • Mandatory fees are assessed by using all hours attempted, including Online (Net) and ECore classes when taking any Face-to-Face classes.
    • For specific information on mandatory fees please CLICK HERE.

    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址**An auditor is a student who enrolls as an observer or listener only. Auditors pay all regular fees and tuition for enrollment. A post-baccalaureate non-degree seeking student attends classes, but is not seeking a UWG degree. These students also pay all regular tuition and fee rates.  

    Tuition & Fee Payment Charts

    Tuition and fee payment deadlines usually occur approximately one week after the start of the semester. It is important that students know and be aware of the final payment deadline. Failure to pay all fees and tuition before this due date will result in all classes being dropped. There are several ways in which a student can pay their tuition. 

    For International Wire Transfers, we recommend using flywire. 
    Flywire

    International Student Scholarships & Funding Opportunities 
    • We encourage all of our students to submit a UWG General Scholarship Application on our financial aid website. 
    • International students can also apply for private scholarships. 
    • Students can also apply for an Out of State Tuition Waiver
    • Graduate students are encouraged to look for Graduate Student Assistantships if they are seeking funding for their studies. 

 FAQs

  • How many online classes can I take?
    How many online classes can I take?

    Only one重庆欢乐生肖官方网址 online class can count toward you full-time enrollment requirement.

  • What is a syllabus?
    What is a syllabus?

    A syllabus is your guide to a course and what will be expected of you in the course. Generally it will include course policies, rules and regulations, required texts, and a schedule of assignments. A syllabus can tell you nearly everything you need to know about how a course will be run and what will be expected of you.

  • I don't like my roommates. Can I move?
    I don't like my roommates. Can I move?

    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址In most cases the answer is no. When you sign a contact for housing, you are legally bound to that contract until its end date. You can speak to the leasing office to see if they will allow you to move, but they are not required. 

  • Do I have to file taxes.
    Do I have to file taxes.

    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Use this flow chart to determine if you need to file taxes. 

  • I'm not sure which department I need to go to for help.
    I'm not sure which department I need to go to for help.

    Use this handy international student campus directory to help you! 

  • How can I get a copy of my UWG transcript?
    How can I get a copy of my UWG transcript?

    You can view an unofficial copy in your MyUWG. If you need an official copy, you can request that as well through MyUWG and they will mail it to the address you give. 

    Requesting an Official Transcript

    Official UWG Transcripts are processed by the Enrollment Services Center. There are three options for delivery of an official transcript. First, transcripts can be mailed using standard USPS delivery. Second, transcripts may be ordered for pick up at the ESC. Please note transcripts are destroyed 30 days after the request date. You must have a valid photo ID at the time of pick up. Third, transcripts may be ordered to be emailed in PDF form (National Student Clearinghouse option only). Please note that our office cannot fax a transcript for you. If you wish to fax your transcript after you receive it from the ESC, it will be considered unofficial. Please review the following four options for obtaining your official transcript from the ESC.

    Directions to Request an Official Transcript ?
    MyUWG BanWeb
    1. Login to your myUWG account
    2. Click on the BanWeb tab in the upper righ
    3. Click on the "Student Services & Financial Aid" link
    4. Click on the "Request Official Transcript" link
    5. Complete your request by following the directions in BanWeb. *You must insert a complete address for requests for mail. If the address is incomplete, your transcript request will not be processed.

    1. Go to your BanWeb account at banweb.westga.edu
    2. Click Login
    3. Enter your 917# or Social Security Number into the "User ID" field
    4. Enter your pin/password into the "PIN" field.
    5. If you need to have your PIN/Password reset, please click on the "Forgotten Your PIN?" link and follow the directions. You can come into the Enrollment Services Center or call ITS at (678) 839-6587 to have your PIN/Password reset as well.
    6. If your PIN has been reset, your PIN is the last two digits of your birth year followed by the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
    7. You will be prompted to change your PIN upon login. You may use your current PIN as your new PIN. If you choose to change your PIN, it will need to be at least six (6) digits (all numerical).
    8. You may be prompted to create a security question.
    9. Once you are logged in, click on the "Student Services & Financial Aid" link.
    10. Click on the "Request Official Transcript" link.
    11. Complete your request by following the directions in BanWeb. *You must insert a complete address for requests for mail. If the address is incomplete, your transcript request will not be processed.
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      1. Login to your myUWG account
      2. Click on the BanWeb tab in the upper righ
      3. Click on the "Student Services & Financial Aid" link
      4. Click on the "Request Official Transcript" link
      5. Complete your request by following the directions in BanWeb. *You must insert a complete address for requests for mail. If the address is incomplete, your transcript request will not be processed.

      BanWeb:
      1. Go to your BanWeb account at banweb.westga.edu
      2. Click Login
      3. Enter your 917# or Social Security Number into the "User ID" field
      4. Enter your pin/password into the "PIN" field.
      5. If you need to have your PIN/Password reset, please click on the "Forgotten Your PIN?" link and follow the directions. You can come into the Enrollment Services Center or call ITS at (678) 839-6587 to have your PIN/Password reset as well.
      6. If your PIN has been reset, your PIN is the last two digits of your birth year followed by the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
      7. You will be prompted to change your PIN upon login. You may use your current PIN as your new PIN. If you choose to change your PIN, it will need to be at least six (6) digits (all numerical).
      8. You may be prompted to create a security question.
      9. Once you are logged in, click on the "Student Services & Financial Aid" link.
      10. Click on the "Request Official Transcript" link.
      11. Complete your request by following the directions in BanWeb. *You must insert a complete address for requests for mail. If the address is incomplete, your transcript request will not be processed.

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  • Who should I go to for immigration questions?
    Who should I go to for immigration questions?

    重庆欢乐生肖官方网址We highly recommend that you only take immigration advise from the International Student Admissions & Programs office. 

  • Do I need to keep a copy of my old and expired I-20s/DS-2019s?
    Do I need to keep a copy of my old and expired I-20s/DS-2019s?

    Yes, you should keep copies of all immigration documents. If you apply for a work authroization or another visa, you will be required to give copies of all previous immigration documents. 

  • I'm about to graduate. What are my options?
    I'm about to graduate. What are my options?

    Please go to this webpage labeled Graduation 重庆欢乐生肖官方网址and look under 'After Graduation.'