Admissions Deadlines: 

To be admitted to the Honors College, students must apply by one of the deadline dates listed below:

Deadline 1 for Fall and Spring Semester:  November 1
Deadline 2 for Fall Semester: February 1
Deadline 3 for Fall Semester May 1

Admissions Criteria:

The Honors College invites all New freshmen and Transfer students who have been accepted to the University of West Georgia through General Admissions to apply for the Honors College based on the below listed Eligibility Requirements. Students interested in applying for admission to the Honors College should fill out the appropriate application after they have been accepted to the University of West Georgia.

Incoming Freshmen - Apply Now!

Freshman Admission to the Honors College is based on a holistic evaluation of your high school GPA, ACT or SAT test scores, and your Honors Admissions essay. Criteria listed below should be viewed as target criteria. While priority consideration will be given to students who meet or exceed the requirements, the Honors College Admissions Committee takes into consideration the totality of each student's application. Student who may not quite meet the GPA or test score criteria may still apply and will be given consideration based upon the strength of their essay.

Priority consideration will be given to high school graduates who meet two of the following five minimum criteria (includes the Revised SAT (RSAT) scores, and receive a minimum score of 4 on the essay as evaluated by the Honors College Admissions Committee:

  • 3.5 High School GPA
  • 1250 RSAT Composite/ Or 26 ACT Composite
  • 35 RSAT Reading/ Or 28 ACT English
  • 670 RSAT Math/ Or 28 ACT Math
  • 33 RSAT Writing & Language/ Or 26 ACT ELA

SAT Scores for tests prior to March 5, 2016 will be converted to the Redesigned SAT scores based on the conversion table at sat.org/concordance.

*New Freshmen who are non-traditional applicants and therefore may not have any current SAT or ACT scores must wait and apply for the Honors College as a Continuing UWG student (See requirements below).

Transfer Applicants - Apply Now!

A Transfer student who wishes to be considered for the Honors College must meet the following minimum criteria, and receive a minimum score of 4 on the essay:

  • 3.2 Transfer GPA
  • 15 college credit hours earned

Transfer students who completed Honors coursework at other Honors Programs or Colleges may be eligible to have those Transfer Honors credits used for their UWG Honors College graduation requirements.

Continuing UWG Students - Apply Now!

A current University of West Georgia student who wishes to be considered for the Honors College must meet the following minimum criteria, and receive a minimum score of 4 on the essay:

  • 3.2 Overall GPA
  • 15 college credit hours earned

Current UWG students are encouraged to apply to the Honors College before completion of 60 credit hours in order to complete the Honors College graduation requirements.