Accepted Incoming Freshman
Congratulations on being accepted to Georgia State University and our Honors College! The Honors College is here to answer your questions regarding the matriculation process. Please take time to review the most frequently asked questions below.
We’re so excited that you’re coming to Georgia State and are going to be a part of our Honors College community. Please take a moment to submit your Intent to Enroll form
Incoming first year students are required to attend an Incept: New Student Orientation where they will have a breakout-session with an Honors College Academic Advisor and Honors College staff to review their anticipated course schedule, get authorization for Honors Freshman Seminars, and register for classes.
Incept Registration Information
The Honors College advisors and staff will be at every Honors College Incept session. However, we encourage Honors College students to attend Incept as early as possible (to ensure getting the classes that they need).
No, but we hope you choose to!
As an Honors College student, you must take our introductory seminar, HON1000 during your first semester. You are also required to take at least one honors course per academic year and maintain at least a 3.3 GPA.
All incoming freshman honors students are required to take Honors 1000, the Freshman Seminar. This 1-hour pass/fail course, offered fall semester only, is designed to provide first-semester students with an orientation to high-level academic work and exposure to a current topic. Taught in sections of 15 students or less, these seminars enable first-term freshmen to develop meaningful relationships with faculty members who can guide them toward opportunities for future research.
Past HON1000 Course Descriptions
Honors-only sections of lower division courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements are offered each semester. These sections are typically limited to 19 or fewer students, offering students an alternative to large lecture sections as well as a chance to study innovative and alternative curricula. You can learn more about these courses at your Incept academic advising session.
Please review the following webpages to find out what courses you get credit for: IB credit
, AP credit
Have questions or want/need additional information? Please contact Ashley Young, the Honors College admissions counselor.