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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.  All students who participate in the Honors Program participate in challenging classes, engage in experiential learning activities, and complete an Honors Thesis based on research in their discipline.

In evaluating current student applications, we do not consider high school records but instead base decisions on the following criteria:

  • Earned at least 15 credit hours of college credit
  • Earned at least a 3.3 college GPA
  • At least 3-4 semesters remaining until completion of the degree in which the student is seeking to complete honors
  • Letter of recommendation from a Georgia Southern faculty member
  • A complete application with answers to questions about academic goals, experiential learning, and the Honors Thesis

Admission is competitive as we have many more strong applicants than available spaces in the Program.


All complete applications submitted at the priority deadline will be reviewed and decisions will be made later that month, in time to take advantage of Honors Priority Registration.  All complete applications submitted after the priority deadline but before the final deadline will be reviewed in time to join, if accepted, in the following semester.

Fall term admission deadlines:

Priority -March 1   |   Final – May 15 

Spring term admission deadlines:

Priority -October 1   |   Final – December 15

Last updated: 1/21/2020