Admissions Process- Entering Transfer Students


Entering transfer students are welcome to apply to the Honors Program (HP)!  HP students live together in Eighth Street Apartments in alternating apartments of first-year and upper-level students, including upper-level transfer students.  For information on how to apply to the Honors Program, click on the gold "Apply Now" button in the email invitation.


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.  Students admitted for the spring term begin in the spring.  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 essay.

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

For transfer students, the Honors Program fee is $500 (or $250 for transfer students who are admitted in the spring semester).  Transfer Honors Program students will be charged $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester (or $250 in spring semester only for those admitted in the spring).  Our entering class of both first year and transfer students is limited by the design of the 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.


For transfer students who have taken honors program or honors college classes at their college or university before coming to Georgia Tech, up to six (6) credit hours of honors classes may be considered for application to the GT Honors Program.  To have your prior honors classes reviewed, please submit a copy of the syllabus and information about the program (e.g., a link to an online program description) to the Honors Program

Transfer students may submit up to three credit hours of independent undergraduate research for consideration for transfer credit.  To be eligible for Honors Program credit, the class must be completed for credit (not pay) and on a letter grade basis ("B" or better).  To request authorization, please complete this form

Transfer students may also submit up to three credit hours of select study abroad classes for consideration for transfer credit.  The classes must have been taken in an accredited study abroad program, be small in size, involve active learning, and be on a globally-focused topic.  To have your study abroad classes reviewed, please submit a copy of the syllabus and information about the size of the class and the study abroad program (e.g., a link to an online program description) to the Honors Program.

Please note that students may transfer up to six (6) credit hours total, through a combination of prior honors program/honors college classes, undergraduate research, or study abroad classes.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR HP ENTERING CLASS MAY FILL BEFORE THE DEADLINE: We fill our first-year and transfer positions on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach the capacity of the residence hall, so we cannot guarantee at this point that you will be able to join our entering class. 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 $500 (or $250 for those admitted in the spring semester). I understand that this Program Fee will be assessed in fall 2023 ($250) and in spring 2024 ($250). Students admitted in the spring will be assessed a one -time fee of $250.  I understand 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).  Transfer students admitted in spring 2023 are invited to participate in the retreat in fall 2023.
  • I agree to live in Eighth Street Apartments in fall 2023 and in spring 2024 (or spring 2023 only for those admitted in the spring). 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.​