Accepted Incoming Freshmen

Congratulations on being accepted to the Honors College at Georgia State University!

Here are the next steps you’ll need to take to successfully begin your academic journey:

  1. Claim your spot. Let us know no later than May 1st that 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 1st.)
    Claim Your Spot 
  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 1st and specify that you are an honors student.
  5. Register for a New Student Orientation.

Have questions regarding student life and the honors experience? You may find some of your answers here:

WHY HONORS:

The Honors College at Georgia State offers its students unique and exclusive opportunities for academic success and positions students to be competitive for jobs, graduate school or other post-graduate endeavors.

All of our Honors students receive:

  • Personal honors advising for all four years and in all majors
  • Small, engaging classes taught by full-time, expert faculty
  • Access to honors-only, credit-bearing internships, study abroad experiences and leadership development programs
  • Support and guidance in applying for prestigious, competitive national scholarships and fellowships
  • Opportunities to work directly with faculty mentors on studies in various academic fields across campus and to showcase that work as an undergraduate

HONORS CLASSES:

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.
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.

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 New Student Orientation academic advising session.

HONORS HOUSING:

As an Honors College student we'd love for you to live in our Honors Living-Learning Community. 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 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 RECOGNITIONS:

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.

HONORS SCHOLARSHIPS:

All questions about the Centennial Merit scholarships or Campus Atlanta scholarships can be directed to admissions@gsu.edu.
Yes! We welcome you to learn more about Georgia State scholarships for entering freshmen. You can also search for scholarships through our Scholarship & Grants webpage. Act fast though, most scholarships deadlines are quickly approaching!

TUITION & FEES:

You can calculate your estimated Georgia State tuition and mandatory university fees by CLICKING HERE. Honors College students also pay a $250 per semester participation fee*.

*=Pending approval by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. All tuition charges, fees, board, or other charges are subject to change.

VISITING THE HONORS COLLEGE/NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION:

We have several visits setup this spring for students who have been accepted to the Honors College. Learn more at honors.gsu.edu/visit.
Incoming first-year students are required to attend a 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. Learn more at orientation.gsu.edu/.
The Honors College advisors and staff will be at every New Student Orientation session. However, we encourage Honors College students to attend as early as possible (to ensure getting the classes that they need).

If you have specific questions, contact the Honors College at honors@gsu.edu.