Admission Requirements for Freshmen Applicants
The University Honors Program seeks scholars interested in research, change agents interested in engaging local and global communities, and individuals seeking to explore their curiosity and express their creativity. Participation in the University Honors Program is not a reward for past achievement; rather, we examine past achievement to better understand the potential in the individual applicant. Essays, grade point averages, test scores, a reference from a teacher, and a record of seeking challenges and taking on responsibilities help us better understand the whole person behind the application.
While students must meet Georgia Southern University’s minimum entrance requirements, test scores and GPAs do not determine an acceptance or bar entry into the program. Students admitted to the Program in previous years typically earned higher than a 3.5 high school GPA and scored higher than 1200/27 on the SAT/ACT (on the SAT a 1200 on the old test is equivalent to a 1270 on the new test). Admission is competitive as we have many more strong applicants than available spaces in the Program.
Incoming freshmen to the University Honors Program are considered for two scholarships. Approximately 20% of Honors Program students have scholarships awarded by the Program, but many more have scholarships awarded by other entities on campus. To receive an honors scholarship as an incoming freshman, a student must also interview at one of the university scholarship events (see the Office of Admissions site for details).
The 1906 Scholarship is a four-year (8 semesters), full-tuition scholarship.
The University Honors Program Scholarship is a four-year (8 semesters), $1,500/year scholarship.
There are two deadlines for admission into the Program and consideration of scholarships.
Early Application Deadline is November 1, 2016. Students who apply by this deadline will be considered for program admission as well as for the 1906 Scholarship and the University Honors Program Scholarship.
Final Application Deadline is February 1, 2017. Students who apply by this deadline will be considered for program admission and the University Honors Program Scholarship.
How to Apply
To apply for admission to the program and to be considered for Honors Program scholarships, students must first submit an Application for Admission. Approximately 48 hours after submitting an online admissions application, students will be able to access the My Scholarships application through their Admission Status Check Page.
Last updated: 9/30/2016