Information for Prospective Honors Students
An incoming first-year student is a traditional new incoming freshman student arriving in the fall.
Other applicants include internal applicants (applicants who are second semester at UNCG or later) or external transfers (any student transferring or from another institution).
First-Year Student Admissions
Criteria: Admission to The Honors College's International Honors Program is competitive and by application only. Successful applicants will generally have Math + Verbal SAT scores of at least 1200 (27 for the ACT) on average. In order to be eligible to apply, incoming freshmen applicants must have either a minimum 1200 Math + Verbal SAT score, a 27 ACT score, or a 3.8 high school GPA. Additional factors play an important part in the consideration process, however, and attention will be paid to evidence of leadership, service, co-curricular activities, and creative endeavors. This information can be provided in the resumé, which must be uploaded with the application. Applicants are encouraged to provide a detailed, well-supported resumé, as its thoughtful and thorough preparation will have a considerable impact on application consideration.
Application Process: Eligible applicants to UNCG (those that meet one of the required criteria described above) will be directed to the Honors supplementary application through their SpartanLink website. For the application to the International Honors Program to be considered complete and ready for review, the student must first have been accepted to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Honors supplementary application consists of the following items:
- An essay (500 words)
A cornerstone of the International Honors Program in Lloyd International Honors College is the required International Experience, in which you live and study outside the United States in a culture different from your own. Please write a 500-word essay in which you tell the Honors College Admissions committee about how a semester of study abroad will contribute to your educational and intellectual growth at UNCG and to your long-term personal and professional goals. We encourage you to draw on books you've read, films you've seen, foods you've tasted, and people you've met as you craft your essay. How have those experiences contributed to your sense of what overseas travel and study might hold for you?
- A resumé. Applicants are encouraged to provide a detailed, well-supported resumé, as its thoughtful and thorough preparation will have a considerable impact on application consideration.
Notification Timeline for Fall 2012 International Honors Program
Admission is highly competitive and applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Thus, earlier applications will have a distinct advantage and timely submission is encouraged.
External Transfer Student Admissions
Criteria: Students transferring to UNCG with fewer than 30 hours may apply to the International Honors Program if they have a 3.3 Transfer GPA. Students transferring after two semesters of college may apply to the Disciplinary Honors Program if they have a Transfer GPA of at least 3.3. In either case, transfer students must first meet with an Honors Academic Adviser in order to begin the application process.
Notification Timeline for Spring 2012 International Honors Program
International Honors Program decisions for spring 2012 admission will be mailed by November 30, 2012.
Notification Timeline for Fall 2012 International Honors Program
Application review for fall 2012 transfer students follows the same timeline as that for incoming first-year students.
Internal Applicant Admissions
Criteria: Students at UNCG may apply to the Honors College. Please read the following requirements carefully in order to determine which program is appropriate for you.
Internal students already attending UNCG may apply to the International Honors Program after completing one or, at the most, two semesters. Interested students must apply to this program before the end of the spring semester of their freshman year. Note that if students are applying in their first semester, applications will not be reviewed until after the first semester grades are reported. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 is required to apply.
Internal students already attending UNCG and wishing to enroll in The International Honors Program must first meet with an Honors Academic Adviser, who will provide them with a URL for submitting the online application. In addition to completing the online application, students must submit a resumé detailing their leadership, service, co-curricular activities and creative endeavors in both high school and college/university.
Internal students already attending UNCG may apply to the Disciplinary Honors Program ordinarily after completing at least two but usually not more than six semesters at the University, as this will not allow enough time for completion of the Disciplinary Honors requirements.
Internal students already attending UNCG may apply to the Disciplinary Honors Program by completing the online application for Disciplinary Honors.
International Degree-Seeking Student Admissions
Eligibility: Degree-seeking international students may apply for admission to the International Honors program and the Disciplinary Honors program and are highly encouraged to do so. Inform Pam Harrod in International Admissions of your intention to apply, and also contact Dr. Sarah Krive at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (336) 334-4493 to begin the application process.
International Exchange Student Admissions
International exchange students to UNCG are highly encouraged to take Honors courses and participate in extra-curricular activities sponsored by Lloyd International Honors College while attending the University. If you are interested in taking Honors courses while at UNCG, please contact Dr. Sarah Krive at email@example.com or at (336) 334-4493.
Petitioning for Admission to the Honors College
Petitioning Policy: If you are an incoming first-year student who does not meet one or more of the criteria for admission, but believe you belong in the Honors College, you may petition for admission. Petitions are evaluated by the Dean. Your petition should include a cover letter of no more than two typed, double-spaced pages. Remember to include your name and UNCG student ID number at the top of the page. In the essay, tell us a bit about yourself, in particular your interest in living and studying abroad in a culture different from your own. Explain why you believe that you would succeed in the Honors Program despite not meeting at this time the Honors College criteria (ACT, SAT, or high school weighted GPA). Please illustrate your statement with examples of your high school achievements, including classes, activities and part-time work, where relevant. Feel free to include other information you think would be helpful to the Dean in evaluating your petition.