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Admission Requirements for Current Student 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, college grade point averages, and a record of seeking challenges and taking on responsibilities help us better understand the whole person behind the application.

We will not consider current student applicants’ high school records; rather, we will review the college record. Current student applicants need to have at least a 3.3 Georgia Southern GPA, a letter of recommendation from a Georgia Southern professor, a record of engagement while in college, and brief answers to questions on how participation in the Honors Program will benefit their college education.  Admission is competitive as we have many more strong applicants than available spaces in the Program.

How to Apply: First-Semester Students

Any student who is in their first semester at Georgia Southern may apply for admission to the Honors Program to begin as soon as their second semester.  Students must successfully earn 15 hours of credit at Georgia Southern in their first semester to be considered for admission.  Applications will be held until final grades post and thus, first-semester students cannot take advantage of the priority deadline.

How to Apply: Second-Semester and Beyond

We have two deadlines per semester for current students in their second semester at Georgia Southern and beyond: priority and final.

All submitted applications at the priority deadline will be reviewed and decisions will be made in time to take advantage of Honors Priority Registration.  All applications submitted after the priority deadline but before the final deadline will be reviewed after that semester’s final grades have posted.

Fall term admission deadlines:

Priority -March 1   |   Final – May 1 

Spring term admission deadlines:

Priority -October 1   |   Final – December 1

Last updated: 5/28/2019