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Georgia Scholars’ Institute is a 4-week Summer program for high-achieving students to live on University of West Georgia’s campus during the month of June, take dual-enrollment classes together and earn Honors College credit.

With lots of fun and stimulating extra-curricular activities, students get to experience college life and make connections with other student-scholars and world-class faculty.


Honors Information

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Create your own experience and select from multiple 3 credit hour Honors courses during a four week program in June.
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Live on the Honors floor of the Oaks Residence Hall with student mentors who are members of the Honors College. 

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Explore possible majors and have interactive learning opportunities with highly accomplished professors and other students who share your passion for learning.  



To be eligible to participate in the Georgia Scholars’ Institute program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Rising High School Junior or Senior
  • Minimum 3.75 academic GPA
  • Minimum test score requirement of 1250 SAT Composite or 26 ACT Composite
  • Highly motivated and committed to engaging in college-level work during the summer

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A limited number of scholarships may be available to assist students with a portion of the housing costs. To inquire about a GSI scholarship, please email

Students completing the courses offered through the Georgia Scholars’ Program will receive 6 credit hours of Honors course credit and this will be reflected on the student’s UWG transcript. Each institution has policies regarding the transferability of honors credit.

Students who choose to participate in the program as non-dual enrolled students will be responsible for paying the tuition and fees along with the program costs.

Students are expected to live in double rooms. Specific requests for special housing consideration based on medical and/or physical needs will be considered to the extent possible. Students who require special accommodations must contact Accessibility Services at (678) 839-6428 to obtain special accommodations.

While we highly encourage students to live on campus during the entirety of the program, special consideration will be given to students who wish to commute to the program on a daily basis under the following requirements:

  • Must live within a 30 mile radius to the UWG campus
  • Able to travel to and from campus each day for class
  • Participate in all activities and excursions included in program cost
  • Students will be responsible for paying program costs less the housing charge

Students will take one Honors class in the morning and one Honors class in the afternoon throughout the week. When class is not in session, students will spend time studying and participating in creative and social activities with their peers. In the evenings, there will be special dinners hosted by Honors faculty and social activities hosted by Honors College student mentors.

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