An incoming first-year student is a traditional new incoming freshman student arriving in the fall.
Other applicants include current UNCG students (who are second semester at UNCG or later), transfers (any student transferring or from another institution), and international students.
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 freshman 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 resume, which must be uploaded with the application. Applicants are encouraged to provide a detailed, well-supported resume, 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. Full admission into Lloyd International Honors College is a two-step process involving submission of the Honors application as well as admission to the University by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Acceptance to the University prior to submitting your Honors application is not a requirement, though you are encouraged to submit an application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before uploading your Honors application materials.
You may contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (336) 334-5243 or visit their website at admissions.uncg.edu.
- 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. In order to help the admissions committee get to know you better, please write a 500-word essay: how will a semester of study abroad contribute to your educational and intellectual growth at UNCG and to your long-term personal and professional goals?
We encourage you to think creatively as you answer the question. You might write a letter to your future self about what to expect from diving into another culture, analyze a potential study abroad country in terms of a pressing global problem that interests you, write a diary entry from 50 years in the future about what mattered to you most when experiencing another culture during your college years. These are just suggestions. What successful essays have in common is that they provide us a sense of who you are, your academic plans, and how you might contribute to the Honors environment at UNCG. Your essay should be carefully proofread and uploaded as a document that is formatted like a printed essay: double-spaced, with your name and a title.
- A resume. Applicants are encouraged to provide a detailed, well-supported resume, as its thoughtful and thorough preparation will have a considerable impact on application consideration.
Application Timeline for Fall 2016 International Honors Program
Admission into Honors is selective and is based on holistic review of an applicant's complete dossier, which includes the high school academic record provided in the UNCG application as well as the Honors supplemental application, which consists of the required essay and resume.
Transfer Student Admissions
If you are transferring to UNCG with fewer than 30 hours, and have a transfer GPA of at least 3.3, or are treated as a "freshman transfer" by Undergraduate Admissions, you may apply to the International Honors Program. If you are transferring after two semesters of college, you may apply to the Disciplinary Honors Program once you have been at UNCG for a semester and have earned a UNCG GPA of at least 3.3.
Notification Timeline for Spring 2016 International Honors Program
We review spring transfers for the International Honors Program starting mid-semester. Please contact the Honors main office if you have not received a decision by December 10, 2015.
Notification Timeline for Fall 2016 International Honors Program
See the timeline above for the International Honors Program.
If you are a transfer student from Southwestern Community College who has completed its Honors Program, please contact Dr. Sarah Krive (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss how to apply for the Certification of Honors Graduate.
If you are a transfer student from Durham Tech who has completed its Honors Program, please contact Dr. Sarah Krive (email@example.com) to discuss how to apply for Full University Honors.
If you are a transfer student seeking further information about Disciplinary Honors, please contact the Honors main office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be directed to the appropriate adviser.
Current UNCG Student 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.
Current UNCG students 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.
Current UNCG students 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 resume detailing their leadership, service, co-curricular activities and creative endeavors in both high school and college/university.
Current UNCG 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. 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 International Admissions of your intention to apply, and also contact Dr. Sarah Krive at email@example.com or at (336) 334-5538 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (336) 334-5538.
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.