Honors Application

    Honors College applications are reviewed by an Honors/Admissions selection committee. The committee considers academic achievement and potential, writing skills, evidence of intellectual curiosity, record of leadership and service, and special talents (e.g. artistic).

    For international applicants, the preferred minimum high school academic core GPA is 3.50 as calculated by the Office of Admissions. The preferred minimum TOEFL score is 88.

    For domestic applicants, the preferred minimum high school academic core GPA is 3.50 as calculated by the Office of Admissions. The preferred standardized test minimum is 1260 SAT total (Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math) or 27 ACT Composite. In recent years, the average GPA of incoming first-year students has been about 3.80 and the average SAT score has been about 1290.

    The Honors/Admissions selection committee reviews all applications holistically. Students who believe they would be good candidates for Honors, but who do not meet one of the two preferred statistical benchmarks, may use their Honors application essays to address alternate strengths and/or special circumstances which they would like for the committee to consider.

    Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University System of Georgia will allow students to apply for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 semesters. Students who have SAT/ACT scores may still submit them. In accord with this policy, the Honors/Admissions selection committee would encourage students who have standardized test scores to submit them but is equally pleased to consider applications from students without standardized test scores. As indicated previously, the committee reviews all applications holistically, and the Honors application affords plenty of opportunity to speak to strengths other than standardized test scores.

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    “I certify that this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge. The thoughts and words expressed are my own. Any failure to comply with the best principles of academic integrity will result in my disqualification as a candidate for the GC Honors College. I further consent to the use of materials submitted with my application for consideration of admissions into the honors program.”
    “I certify that this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge. The thoughts and words expressed are my own. Any failure to comply with the best principles of academic integrity will result in my disqualification as a candidate for the GC Honors College. I further consent to the use of materials submitted with my application for consideration of admissions into the honors program.”
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    Essay Questions
    Explain, in specific terms, how two-to-three aspects of the Honors College might help you to achieve your long-term goals.
    Choose one of the three following essay topics to complete for your second response.
    Choose one of the three following essay topics to complete for your second response.