Admissions Process- Entering First-Year Students


For information on how to apply to the Honors Program, please visit the Georgia Tech Living Learning Community Application Process page. Students who have been accepted to Georgia Tech can access their Admission Portal to apply for all Living Learning Communities, including the Honors Program. For information on general university admissions, please visit the Georgia Tech Admissions Website


After you have been admitted to Georgia Tech, you will receive an email from the Office of Admissions inviting you to apply for admission to the Honors Program.  Students admitted for the summer or fall term begin in the fall.  First year students are not admitted to the Honors Program in the spring term.  Our selection process is holistic: our goal is to identify transfer students who will benefit from and contribute to our Honors Program Living Learning Community.  We give primary consideration to the following:

            (a) Honors Program application essays.

            (b) Information from the Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admission.

For first-year students, the Honors Program fee is $800. Honors Program students will be charged $400 in fall semester and $400 in spring semester of their first year. Our entering class each fall is limited by the design of our Honors Program residence hall.  Gender-inclusive housing is available for Honors Program students.  To read more about gender-inclusive housing at Georgia Tech, visit the Housing website.  

*PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR HP ENTERING CLASS MAY FILL BEFORE THE DEADLINE: We may not be able to confirm your admission to the HP even if you accept our invitation by the deadline. We fill our positions on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach the capacity of the residence hall, so we cannot guarantee that you will be able to join our entering class even if you accept by the deadline. The sooner you accept our invitation, the more likely we will be able to confirm your admission. If we are unable to confirm your admission, we will place you on the waitlist and we may be able to confirm your admission later (if any previously admitted HP students withdraw).


Georgia Tech Honors Program Acceptance Agreement

  • I agree to pay the Georgia Tech Honors Program first-year Program Fee of $800. I understand that this Program Fee will be assessed in fall 2023 ($400) and in spring 2024 ($400) and that my participation in the Georgia Tech Honors Program is contingent on payment of this Program Fee when assessed. I understand that there is no fee for subsequent years of participation in the Honors Program.
  • I agree to participate in the required Honors Program Retreat for entering students in August 2023 (date TBD).
  • I agree to live in Eighth Street Apartments in fall 2023 and in spring 2024. I understand that I will have the option to continue to live with my fellow Honors Program students in Eighth Street Apartments thereafter.
  • I agree to enroll in at least one Honors Program Class in 2023-24. I understand that completion of the Honors Program, so that I earn recognition on my Georgia Tech transcript, will require that I complete a total of 15 credits of Honors Program coursework over the course of my matriculation at Georgia Tech. If I complete 15 or more credits of Honors Program coursework, the Honors Program will also issue a “Certificate of Completion,” Honors Program pin, Honors Program medal (worn at graduation), and Honors Program graduation stole. I understand that if, instead, I complete 9 to 14 credits of Honors Program coursework over the course of my matriculation at Georgia Tech, the Honors Program will issue a “Certificate of Participation,” Honors Program medal, and an Honors Program pin.
  • I agree to be a good citizen of the Honors Program, Georgia Tech, and the larger community of which we are a part. I understand that this includes taking full advantage of the opportunities offered by Honors Program classes, events, and activities; enjoying and supporting my fellow Honors Program students; building relationships with Honors Program faculty; and getting to know and drawing on the support of the Honors Program staff.