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Ready for Intellectual Excellence.

The University of West Georgia’s Honors College invites students to ignite their curiosity, cultivate their minds, and discover a distinctive community of scholars that promotes excellence. 

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Admissions Criteria

For First-Year students, admission to the Honors College requires:

  • High School GPA of 3.5  
  • Engagement in Extracurricular Activities
  • Submission of a Personal Statement

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The Honors College is a place that brings together the brightest and most highly motivated students to reimagine learning. UWG’s Honors College fosters academic exploration where students broaden their minds beyond disciplines and majors and encourages students to make critical connections to ideas, inquiry, people, professions, and communities. 

UWG’s Honors College provides challenging courses with strong faculty mentors, exciting research opportunities, exposure to national and international perspectives through study away and study abroad, and a community of faculty and student scholars who want to engage fully in a rewarding academic experience.

A Community for Intellectual Excellence that:

  • Encourages students to explore new ideas through small, discussion-based, innovative courses
  • Strengthens students’ critical thinking, research, and communication skills
  • Creates an intellectual community that extends beyond the classroom 
  • Challenges and supports Honors scholars in the highest possible academic achievements
  • Prepares students to excel in graduate or professional pursuits as independent, ethical, open-minded, lifelong learners, and community members.

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UWG Campus Tours

Interested in discovering everything the University of West Georgia has to offer? Admissions has daily campus tours and virtual sessions for students thinking of joining the Pack.

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Georgia Scholars Institute

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Georgia Scholars Institute

Georgia Scholars Institute is a 4-week Summer program for high-achieving high school students. Students take dual-enrollment, core General Education classes, earn Honors College credit, and spend one-full week in June immersed in extra-curricular programs and activities on the UWG campus in Carrollton. Students get to experience college life and make connections with other student-scholars and world-class faculty.

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Scholars' Day

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Scholars' Day 2024

Join us on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 12:30-5:00PM for the annual UWG's Scholars' Day! 

  • Student Poster Presentations: In the Campus Center
  • Student Oral Presentations: TBA

Honors Convocation, 5:30-7:00PM: In the Townsend Center for Performing Arts

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Study Abroad

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Honors in Ireland

This May (5/27-6/11), the Honors College will be hosting an exciting and educational trip to Ireland! The program is a two-week experiential learning opportunity for Honors College students to explore issues of gender and sexuality and also the relationship between place and identity through a comparative cultural lens. The program will incorporate on-site and post-program reflections and projects to enhance what students have read and discussed in their Maymester courses pre-departure. The program is based in Waterford with many excursions and day trips to surrounding villages, parks, and sites including Dublin.

Study AbroadHonors in Ireland

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Honors College
Office Hours: 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
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