Can I participate in more than one of the Honors College Signature programs?
The four university-wide signature programs within the Honors College — GCL Honors, Experiential Learning Scholars, Science and Technology Honors, and University Honors — are mutually exclusive. A student cannot participate in more than one. You can, however, apply to more than one program using the centralized Honors College application. Once offers are made, it is up to you to decide which program is the best fit. Students participating in one of the Early Acceptance Programs (EMSAP, EDSAP, and EOSAP) are also eligible to participate in one of the Honors College Signature programs. Likewise, a student can participate in the Chemistry Scholars, Biology Scholars or Phage Genomics program and GCL Honors. We have current students involved in GCL and several of these additional programs. In fact, they find great congruence between their goals and what the programs can offer as combined.
Does GCL offer scholarship assistance?
GCL does not currently have scholarships for incoming students. That is an area of development that we are trying to expand and hope to be able to offer aid in the future. We do, however, have a fund for certain types of study away experiences . The award amounts go up to $2,000 which can supplement other campus and third-party scholarships.
Can students enter later than first-semester of freshman year?
Yes, GCL has made a small number of spots available for current UAB students applying at the end of the fall semester. Students interested after the deadline should contact our staff as soon as possible to see whether any opportunities are available.