HOW TO APPLY TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE HONORS PROGRAM
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.
ENTERING HONORS PROGRAM CLASS OF SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL 2023:
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.
TRANSFER CREDIT APPROVAL
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).
THE FINE PRINT FOR ACCEPTED HONORS PROGRAM TRANSFER STUDENTS: