Select Student Status

The Select Student Program is intended for students who have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement and who wish to pursue advanced course work in an individualized curriculum in their majors under the guidance of their department chairs. A student who attains a 3.75 or above grade point average in the first 40-60 academic hours of credit at West Georgia is eligible to apply for the program. A Select Student must maintain a minimum cumulative average of 3.2.

A student seeking Select Student status must be recommended by his major department chair or the Honors College Committee and approved by the Office of the Honors College Dean. Students must make application to the department chair by the time they have earned 90 hours and obtain approval of specialized curriculum. A student completing the program will have Select Student designation recorded on the transcript. 

A Select Student may:

• take advanced courses without prerequisite
• take designated courses which allow credit by validation for lower level courses;
• elect to substitute other courses for three credit hours of physical education activity courses;
• design with the chair of the major department a special course of study to meet major requirements