Congratulations on being accepted to Georgia State University and our Honors College.
Here are the next steps you’ll need to take to successfully begin your academic journey:
1. Your Honors Enrollment Confirmation. Let us know no later than May 1 at 5 p.m. Eastern time whether you will join our dedicated, supportive community of faculty, staff and students. (Because of demand and our small enrollment, we cannot guarantee you a spot in the Honors College after May 1.)
2. Submit your Georgia State Intent to Enroll. (This is a separate form tied to your Slate account and not the same as claiming your spot in the Honors College.)
3. Set up your Campus ID and Panther email.
4. Apply for housing by May 1 (Georgia State’s housing application will open in late January; keep an eye on your inbox for more instructions) and specify that you are an honors student.
5. Register for a New Student Orientation.
Have questions about student life and the honors experience? You may find some of your answers here:
Honors courses are smaller than non-Honors sections and tend to emphasize discussion and in-depth subject exploration. Many Honors courses will include projects rather than multiple-choice exams. These small classes filled with highly motivated students tend to create a nurturing environment of engagement and success. Our data over many years shows that Honors students, overall, actually have higher grades in their Honors classes than in their non-Honors sections.
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 New Student Orientation academic advising session.
All incoming freshman honors students are required to take Honors 1000, the Freshman Seminar. This 1-hour pass/fail course 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.
As an Honors College student, we’d love for you to live in our Honors Living-Learning Community, located in the University Commons (Building A, Floors 10-13). All first-semester students for the fall semester who complete the Housing application, indicate their preference for Honors housing and pay the required deposit by May 1 will be guaranteed placement in our Honors LLC.
No, but we hope you choose to! All first-semester students for the fall semester who complete the Housing application, indicate their preference for Honors housing, and pay the required deposit by May 1st will be guaranteed placement on an Honors Floor.
Honors College students are encouraged to work toward one of two special laureates that awards their mastery of the honors curriculum. Learn more about the Honors Laureate and the Research Laureate, CLICK HERE.