Requirements & Criteria

Incoming Freshmen

Students who wish to be considered for the incoming freshman class need only to complete the Georgia State admissions application, preferably by the Early Action deadline. Admission is limited to approximately the top 200 applicants of each incoming class, all of whom receive some form of merit scholarship from Georgia State. The Honors College will review applications, test scores and transcripts and will notify successful candidates.

The average score of accepted students for Fall 2014 was approximately 1300 SAT (math and verbal sections only) and/or 29 ACT Composite score. The average high school GPA (core, unweighted) was 3.8.

If you are a high school student and have questions about the Honors College admissions process please contact the Ashley Young, the Honors College admissions counselor.


Current Georgia State Students

Currently enrolled Georgia State students may apply to the Honors College upon completion of between 12 and 60 hours of coursework while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.5 or better. Transfer students with a 3.5 GPA and between 30 and 60 completed credit hours are also welcome to apply. Currently enrolled students will also need to complete an interview with the Associate Dean. The Honors College application (for current and transfer students) is currently closed. The application will open again on Thursday, December 18, 2014 and will be accepted through Friday, February 27, 2015.