Student renters are an important part of the real-estate economy in Carrolton. Many of them will give their notice in April or May as they move home for the summer, or move on to full time employment after graduation. That makes these months ideal times to hunt for your apartment in the city.
Carrolton landlords are used to doing business with students. However, if you're a student renter, don't take your application any less seriously than you would if you were working. Just as a working renter would need to show proof of income and employment, you should also be prepared to show evidence of your situation. A letter of enrolment and documentation showing any funding for school you have obtained will help convince landlords to rent to you.
Although there isn't much in the way of public transit in Carrolton, UWG operates a shuttle bus service that helps students navigate the city. Of particular help is the shuttle that visits the major apartment complexes in town to ferry students to the campus. Many people navigate Carrolton efficiently by bicycle as well.
If you can get out of the city, John Tanner State Park is only 6 miles away, and has a lovely lake and beach. You can also camp there if you enjoy sleeping outdoors. Adamson Square downtown is where to go for in town entertainment. Here, you can walk to restaurants and bars, or catch a live show on weekends.