How to Apply for a Living-Learning Community

All first year students participate in a First-Year Program. You will choose your First-Year Program when you register for Orientation. You will receive information on this process from the Office of Admissions following your acceptance into UWG. Academic Transition Programs offered by Housing and Residence Life are called Living-Learning Communities, and they are only available to residential students.

During Orientation registration, you will make a first, second, and third choice of First-Year Program options. Your choices will be transmitted electronically to the program coordinator of your first choice program. That coordinator will evaluate your request and either accept you or forward your request to your second choice program, and so on. Once you are confirmed in a First-Year Program, you can view your program on the Orientation website. You will also receive confirmation of your First-Year Program when you arrive and check in for Orientation.

Special Instructions

Note that some Living-Learning Communities have special requirements, summarized below.

To apply, complete your online UWG Housing application. As a part of the application process, you can note your preference for one of the Living-Learning Communities. You will be asked to submit a short essay (250 words) about what you hope to gain from living in the specific community.

Honors College students must fill out a short information form, available from the Honors College, and must meet two of the following three academic requirements for admission to the Honors College:

  1. A combined SAT score of at least 1200 or an ACT score of 26
  2. A score of 610 or more on the verbal portion of the SAT or an ACT score of 27
  3. A high school grade point average of 3.5 or higher