"I wanted to be able to choose what I wanted to do with my life, what classes I took, what major I wanted to study. I didn't have that option in high school. College made me feel like I was finally working towards my future."
"Being an Academy student means a lot. We get to take honors classes in different fields with amazing professors who will not only challenge you academically but also tickle your sleeping brain to wake up and open new eyes to a creative world full of questions to be solved."
"We [Academy Students] are a family of hardworking learners."
"Each person here is so closely connected to one another that the stitches that hold us together are almost tangible. And yet these stitches do not confine us; we are able to pursue any desire available to our imagination. Resources for our success are nearly inexhaustible."
"AAG doesn't need a marketing scheme; it sells itself."
"The environment of Gunn is amazing. Everyone in Gunn is friendly and it's a really great community feeling. You can't get this anywhere else."
"I will never regret my Academy experience.... the friends I met while in the Academy made the whole experience worth it. Do not lose the community that is fostered while in the Academy. You never know how good you have it until it's gone."
"The people here make you feel very welcome, and there are activities and such to keep us entertained...other dormitories don't care about how their kids are doing. The Academy is a very homey experience."
"The mere fact that we are able to immerse ourselves in college life is amazing. I mean, we get to actually go to college two years early. We are able to participate in the same clubs as regular students, go to the same programs, and play in intramural sports."
"The Academy embraces knowledge and urges students to test their limits. I also love the undergraduate research I do, and I think that the Academy gives me more opportunities for both now and the future. I also enjoy the conversation; never have I been in a place where such educated vocabulary and conversation topics were used."
"West Georgia was running second in the selection process, but after a visit to the campus it came out on top. The main factor actually was the type of students that my daughter met. At another school she felt the group was very elitist, but at West Georgia they were much more down to earth. Encourage your applicant to visit."
"I am very appreciative for the Academy and what it did for my child. She is now a very successful graduate student at a top-tier school, and her success in part can be attributed to the Academy."
"Thank you! The Advanced Academy is meeting my daughter's needs academically, socially, and personally. She's never been happier!"
"My daughters are both very successful in college and VERY happy they went to the Academy."
"It has been three years since my child attended. She is now a UGA graduate and working in her field. We credit the Academy, but in particular, Laura Lamb, for how successful she was at UGA. Laura was always there for our daughter and gave great guidance and advice while she was there. The fact that the students are in such a protective environment also made us comfortable letting her go to UWG as a high school senior."
"[My son] really enjoys the international aspect of the Academy, and is learning another language at the dorm!! We appreciate the commitment UWG has to higher learning."