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Incoming Freshmen

Admission Requirements for Freshman 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 1200/25 on the redesigned SAT/ACT.  Admission is competitive as we have many more strong applicants than available spaces in the Program.

The consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University brings about the consolidation of two great honors programs on each campus. As we move through this transition, each campus will maintain separate admissions processes for the incoming fall 2018 class. (There will be a singular admissions process for the University Honors Program on both campuses for fall 2019.)


To apply as an incoming freshman to the Honors Program on the Statesboro Campus for fall 2018 click here.

To apply as an incoming freshman to the Honors Program on the Armstrong Campus for fall 2018 click here.



Last updated: 3/9/2018