Earn Your Degree From Anywhere in the World!

Same UWG Degree  |  100% Online  |  Lower Cost  |  Flexible  |  No Visa or  U.S. Travel Needed

UWG Online welcomes students from across the U.S. and around the world. International applicants can find answers to many common questions below.  

Contact information is located at the bottom if you have specific questions about either approach to UWG. 

Online vs. On-Campus

Common Questions
ONLINE (Outside the U.S.)
ON-CAMPUS (In Carrollton, GA.)
Are both formats accredited? Yes, Details at this Link
What degrees are available?

Seclect from: 30+ Degrees

Please Be Aware: 

  • International students outside the U.S. are only eligible for "fully online" programs that require no on-campus visits.
  • In addition, some countries do not permit online education. Before you apply, please confirm eligibility with UWG Online. 

Select from: 88+ Degrees 

Please Be Aware:

  • Filter location for Carrollton and view face-to-face delivery only.
  • On-campus students may take 1 online course per semester as part of their normal full-time on campus enrollment requirements.
Will my diploma be the same?

Yes. Whether you complete your degree online or on-campus, the information printed on your UWG diploma is the same.  

What about costs?

Appx. $622 - $823 per course (online tuition + limited fees)

Online courses also don't require the same expenses many on-campus students face such as:  a personal vehicle, fuel and insurance for a personal vehicle, housing, meal plans, higher non-resident tuition, various campus fees for facilities and services you won't use. Online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate only. 

See detailed costs in the UWG Online Cost Comparison tables. 

Appx. $2,560 per course (non-resident tuition + full fees)

Out-of-State tuition and fees are higher due to the use of campus based services and facilities. Some international studends qualify for reduced tuition based on academic merit. 

Also consider personal costs for:  housing, meals, transportation, health insurance, and flights. 

Do I need to provide financial documentation?

No. Pre-payment for all courses is required. 

Yes. 1st year finances required for a student visa. 

Do I need a student visa?

No. You won't be entering the US to take classes.

Yes. All instruction is in the U.S.

Can I enroll part-time?

Please refer to individual online degree requirements to confirm. 

No. Full-time enrollment is an F1 visa requirement.

Can I work during the program?

Yes, in your country but not in the U.S.

Many students choose online education specifically so they can continue current employnment in their home country and save money on extra costs of travel and life in another country. 

Yes, in the U.S.

But only 20hrs / week on-campus when school is in session. 40hrs / week is allowe during breaks. Authorization is required for off-campus internships and post-graduation work authorization 

Can I take "hybrid" or partially online courses?

Not Advised. Hybrid courses require in-person meetings or instruction on campus from time to time. Therefore, a visa would be required to travel to the U.S. Some students use a B1 Visitor visa to temporarily enter the U.S. for this purpose. However, B category visas are intended for business meetings or pleasure only. To avoid problems with visa regulations at the U.S. port of entry, we advise selecting a degree program that is 100% online and would not require any travel to the U.S. as a student. 

Yes. International students with an F1 visa may take 1 online course per semester each Fall and Spring, including hybrid courses* (see below for temporary provisions). Hybrid courses defined are considered regular in-person courses for immigraiton purposes if at least 50%+  instruction is provided fact-to-face. Additional online enrollment is possible above minimum enrollment requirements.

*COVID-19 Temporary Modification by SEVP:

Nonimmigrant F-1 students at schools offering both online and in person classes (i.e. a hybrid model) will be allowed to take more than one 3 credit hour class online but not an entirely online course load Fall 2020. 

 

What if all my education is from outside the U.S.? 

To ensure you meet admissions standards, all academic credit earned outside the U.S. for high school or university must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service.  

  • If original records are not in English, an official translation is also required.
  • Self-translations and self-evlautions of academic credentials will not be accepted.
  • For a list of approved foreign credential evaluation services select a member of NACES or AICE. Allow several weeks for your transcripts to be processed and sent directly to UWG Online admissions. Many of the members also provide official translation services. 
What about English Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English must document English language proficiency via one of the exam options below: 

  • Duo Lingo English Test: 95 minimum, 100 recommended, or
  • TOEFL ibT: Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language: 69 total | UWG School Code = 5900, or
  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System: 6.0 overall, or
  • PTE: Pearson Test of English: 53 total
What about other exams?
  • For undergratuate (bachelor) degree programs, official SAT or ACT scores may be required. 
  • For graduate (masters or doctoral) degree programs, GRE or GMAT scores may be required.
  • Refer to specific admissions requirements for your program of interest, or contact UWG Online. If you are interested in on-campus degree programs, contact ISAP.  
I have additional questions. Who can I contact?
Where do I apply? 

UWG Online

  • UWG Online may need to clarify your eligibility and readiness for an online program prior to your application, depending on degree level and other factors. 

ISAP

  • ISAP makes all int'l undergraduate decisions and coordinates  graduate admission decisions with individual progams. 

Online vs. On-Campus

  • Common Questions : Are both formats accredited?
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) : Yes, Details at this Link

  • Common Questions : What degrees are available?
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    Seclect from: 30+ Degrees

    Please Be Aware: 

    • International students outside the U.S. are only eligible for "fully online" programs that require no on-campus visits.
    • In addition, some countries do not permit online education. Before you apply, please confirm eligibility with UWG Online. 

    ON-CAMPUS (In Carrollton, GA.) :

    Select from: 88+ Degrees 

    Please Be Aware:

    • Filter location for Carrollton and view face-to-face delivery only.
    • On-campus students may take 1 online course per semester as part of their normal full-time on campus enrollment requirements.

  • Common Questions : Will my diploma be the same?
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    Yes. Whether you complete your degree online or on-campus, the information printed on your UWG diploma is the same.  


  • Common Questions : What about costs?
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    Appx. $622 - $823 per course (online tuition + limited fees)

    Online courses also don't require the same expenses many on-campus students face such as:  a personal vehicle, fuel and insurance for a personal vehicle, housing, meal plans, higher non-resident tuition, various campus fees for facilities and services you won't use. Online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate only. 

    See detailed costs in the UWG Online Cost Comparison tables. 


    ON-CAMPUS (In Carrollton, GA.) :

    Appx. $2,560 per course (non-resident tuition + full fees)

    Out-of-State tuition and fees are higher due to the use of campus based services and facilities. Some international studends qualify for reduced tuition based on academic merit. 

    Also consider personal costs for:  housing, meals, transportation, health insurance, and flights. 


  • Common Questions : Do I need to provide financial documentation?
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    No. Pre-payment for all courses is required. 


    ON-CAMPUS (In Carrollton, GA.) :

    Yes. 1st year finances required for a student visa. 


  • Common Questions : Do I need a student visa?
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    No. You won't be entering the US to take classes.


    ON-CAMPUS (In Carrollton, GA.) :

    Yes. All instruction is in the U.S.


  • Common Questions : Can I enroll part-time?
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    Please refer to individual online degree requirements to confirm. 


    ON-CAMPUS (In Carrollton, GA.) :

    No. Full-time enrollment is an F1 visa requirement.


  • Common Questions : Can I work during the program?
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    Yes, in your country but not in the U.S.

    Many students choose online education specifically so they can continue current employnment in their home country and save money on extra costs of travel and life in another country. 


    ON-CAMPUS (In Carrollton, GA.) :

    Yes, in the U.S.

    But only 20hrs / week on-campus when school is in session. 40hrs / week is allowe during breaks. Authorization is required for off-campus internships and post-graduation work authorization 


  • Common Questions : Can I take "hybrid" or partially online courses?
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    Not Advised. Hybrid courses require in-person meetings or instruction on campus from time to time. Therefore, a visa would be required to travel to the U.S. Some students use a B1 Visitor visa to temporarily enter the U.S. for this purpose. However, B category visas are intended for business meetings or pleasure only. To avoid problems with visa regulations at the U.S. port of entry, we advise selecting a degree program that is 100% online and would not require any travel to the U.S. as a student. 


    ON-CAMPUS (In Carrollton, GA.) :

    Yes. International students with an F1 visa may take 1 online course per semester each Fall and Spring, including hybrid courses* (see below for temporary provisions). Hybrid courses defined are considered regular in-person courses for immigraiton purposes if at least 50%+  instruction is provided fact-to-face. Additional online enrollment is possible above minimum enrollment requirements.

    *COVID-19 Temporary Modification by SEVP:

    Nonimmigrant F-1 students at schools offering both online and in person classes (i.e. a hybrid model) will be allowed to take more than one 3 credit hour class online but not an entirely online course load Fall 2020. 

     


  • Common Questions : What if all my education is from outside the U.S.? 
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    To ensure you meet admissions standards, all academic credit earned outside the U.S. for high school or university must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service.  

    • If original records are not in English, an official translation is also required.
    • Self-translations and self-evlautions of academic credentials will not be accepted.
    • For a list of approved foreign credential evaluation services select a member of NACES or AICE. Allow several weeks for your transcripts to be processed and sent directly to UWG Online admissions. Many of the members also provide official translation services. 

  • Common Questions : What about English Proficiency
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    Applicants whose native language is not English must document English language proficiency via one of the exam options below: 

    • Duo Lingo English Test: 95 minimum, 100 recommended, or
    • TOEFL ibT: Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language: 69 total | UWG School Code = 5900, or
    • IELTS: International English Language Testing System: 6.0 overall, or
    • PTE: Pearson Test of English: 53 total

  • Common Questions : What about other exams?
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    • For undergratuate (bachelor) degree programs, official SAT or ACT scores may be required. 
    • For graduate (masters or doctoral) degree programs, GRE or GMAT scores may be required.
    • Refer to specific admissions requirements for your program of interest, or contact UWG Online. If you are interested in on-campus degree programs, contact ISAP.  

  • Common Questions : I have additional questions. Who can I contact?
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :


    ON-CAMPUS (In Carrollton, GA.) :

  • Common Questions : Where do I apply? 
    ONLINE (Outside the U.S.) :

    UWG Online

    • UWG Online may need to clarify your eligibility and readiness for an online program prior to your application, depending on degree level and other factors. 

    ON-CAMPUS (In Carrollton, GA.) :

    ISAP

    • ISAP makes all int'l undergraduate decisions and coordinates  graduate admission decisions with individual progams.