University Honors Program

The University Honors Program (UHP) is a community of scholars across all GW schools & colleges who are intellectually engaged with each other and their faculty members. Honors students complete seminar sequences and interdisciplinary courses throughout their academic careers.

Students also have the opportunity to study abroad and can enroll in any available elective honors courses, independent research courses, and special course offerings. Honors students are expected to pursue special honors in their major or to complete an independent honors senior thesis.

Applying to the Program

Applicants must indicate their intent to apply to UHP on the Common Application and answer the related essay questions in 500 words or less.

1. As you think about your time at GW, how do you see the University Honors Program shaping your undergraduate experience? What most excites you about joining the UHP?

2. Write a letter to a figure of importance to you (scholar, artist, activist, scientist, politician, etc.).