Admissions to Global Honors

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Apply to the Global Honors Program online

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates are advised to contact the Global Honors office at ghonors@uw.edu with questions, before applying.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average (either from UW Tacoma or as an incoming transfer). 
  • Students will be selected on the basis of their GPA, unique perspectives, and demonstrated ability to make an exceptional contribution to the program.
  • A minimum of 45 credits at the time of admission.
  • Less than 135 credits at the time of admission.

For more information, click on one of the candidate categories below:

Current Students 

Typically, students join the Program in the autumn quarter of their sophomore or junior year and take courses sequentially, starting with the introductory TGH 300 Re-orienting the Global (2 credits) or TGH 203 Themes in Global Honors (5 credits). 

Time to completion for students in Global Honors is based on individual student class standing; however, most students typically complete the program in two years. In order to make sure you are on track to complete all requirements for the Minor in Global Engagement or one of our alternative pathways, it is important to plan ahead and meet with both your academic advisor and the IIGE Assistant Director, Sally Murphy (sam8543@uw.edu), as early as possible.

*If the above timeline does not reflect your current time to degree, please contact IIGE Assistant Director Sally Murphy (sam8543@uw.edu) to discuss alternative start dates. 

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Transfer Students 

Typically, students join the Program in the autumn quarter of their sophomore or junior year and take courses sequentially, starting with the introductory TGH 300 Re-orienting the Global (2 credits) or TGH 203 Themes in Global Honors (5 credits). 

While you must be enrolled at UWT before joining Global Honors, we understand you may not have received confirmation of UWT admission at the time of applying to Global Honors. We therefore welcome you to apply to the Program before receiving this confirmation, but please note tentative admission to Global Honors does not in any way equate to admission to UWT or any other UWT program.

*If the above timeline does not reflect your current time to degree, please contact IIGE Assistant Director Sally Murphy (sam8543@uw.edu) to discuss alternative start dates. 

International Students: 

International students avail of all of the same IIGE benefits as domestic students, including the Global Scholar Award of up to $1000. If cultural exchange is an important goal during your time in the United States and at UW Tacoma, Global Honors represents an excellent opportunity to connect with diverse classmates and faculty. 

Time to completion for students in Global Honors is based on individual student class standing, however, most students typically complete the program in two years. In order to make sure you are on track to complete all requirements for the Minor in Global Engagement or one of our alternative pathways, it is important to plan ahead and meet with both your academic advisor and the IIGE Assistant Director, Sally Murphy (sam8543@uw.edu), as early as possible.

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Application Details

Global Honors applicants will be asked to submit the following in the online application:

  • Letter of application describing interest, expected benefits of the Program, unique qualifications, and potential to contribute to our interdisciplinary learning community (1-2 pages).
  • Names and contact information for two references, typically college professors familiar with applicant's academic capabilities and potential for success in the Global Honors Program. Please note that your references will be asked to provide a brief reference by email or phone, not a formal letter of recommendation.

Applicants who successfully move forward in the admissions process will be invited for an in-person interview. 

Scholarships

For information about the financial awards and incentives that are uniquely available to Global Honors students, plus UW-wide opportunities to which honors students enjoy enhanced access, please visit our Research Fellowships & Awards page, as well as our Scholarship & Internships page.