Georgia Scholars' Institute
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.
Live on the Honors floor of the Oaks Residence Hall with student mentors who are members of the Honors College.
- What are the requirements to participate in the Georgia Scholars’ Institute?
- Are there scholarships available?
- Are honors credits transferable?
- Can I participate in the program as a non-dual enrolled student?
- Can I have a single room?
- Is there a non-residential option?
- How will students spend a typical day in the Georgia Scholars’ Institute Program?
- Can I have a car on campus?
To be eligible to participate in the Georgia Scholars’ Institute program, students generally meet the following criteria, but admission is based on a holistic view of each student:
- Rising High School Junior or Senior
- Highly motivated and committed to engaging in college-level work during the summer
- 3.75 academic GPA
- 1250 SAT (or PSAT) composite or 26 ACT (or Pre-ACT) composite
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Because the Georgia Scholars' Institute is meant to provide high school students with the full experience of being a college student, anyone who is accepted into the program must be prepared to live on campus in their assigned dorm for the duration of the program.
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.
GSI students may not have a car on campus. Students will need to make arrangements to be dropped off on Move-In Day (Monday, May 30), and picked up on Move-Out Day (Saturday, June 25).