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Traditional first-year students are students entering UNCG right out of high school, whether they have earned AP credit, IB credit, dual enrollment credit, or no college credit. Traditional first-year students are ideal applicants to the International Honors Program. Featuring small, liberal-arts based courses and focusing on building an intercultural worldview, this program is ideal for the curious and adventurous student looking to grow in an outstanding developmental environment. Honors students also have access to special benefits: priority registration, eligibility for Honors housing, access to Honors advising, eligibility for Honors scholarships, and a wealth of programming and events designed for Honors students.

Admission to The Honors College's International Honors Program is competitive and by application only. In order to be eligible to apply, incoming first-year applicants must have:

  • a minimum 1270 Math + Evidence-Based Reading and Writing SAT score, OR
  • a 26 ACT score, OR
  • a 3.8 (weighted) high school GPA.

Additional factors play an important part in the consideration process, and attention will be paid to evidence of leadership, service, co-curricular activities, and creative endeavors.

Visit the International Honors Program Admissions page for information about applying to join in Fall 2017. If you have any questions, please contact us at askhonors@uncg.edu.

Traditional first-year students will be eligible to apply for Disciplinary Honors once they have earned 40 college credits and have at least a 3.3 UNCG GPA. Disciplinary Honors is its own unique track within the Honors College that allows student to complete Honors coursework in their majors, culminating with a Senior Honors Thesis directed by a faculty mentor. Students who complete both programs earn Full University Honors!