A major goal of the College is to enhance the quality of undergraduate education and create transformational learning experiences.
The Honors College serves eligible students studying across all Georgia State University colleges with undergraduate programs of study including the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, College of Arts and Science, College of the Arts, College of Education and Human Development, J.
Admission to the Honors College (Atlanta campus) is competitive.
Criteria for admission depend upon student status at the time of application.
The application for admission to the Honors College will open for submissions on March 1 and close on May 1 each year; applicants will be evaluated based on their completed credit hours and cumulative institutional grade point averages as of the completion of the spring semester.
Admission to the Honors College is for the fall semester and is offered on a space-available basis to the most highly qualified applicants.Honors sections of a number of regular courses, many of which meet core curriculum requirements (Areas A – E), are offered throughout the academic year.In addition, students in the Honors College may enroll in upper division courses, special interdisciplinary and service-learning courses, and research and write an honors thesis.Students in the college may earn honors recognitions that are noted on diplomas and transcripts, and pursue additional opportunities such as internships and study abroad experiences to enrich the quality of their education.Honors students may also take advantage of dedicated facilities, a dedicated librarian, priority registration, merit scholarships, graduate and professional school advising, national fellowship and scholarship advising, special travel and study abroad opportunities, and specialized housing in the Honors Living Learning Community in the University Commons and Patton Hall.Mack Robinson College of Business, Lewis School of Nursing, Perimeter College, School of Public Health, and Institute of Biomedical Sciences.The Honors College provides the advantages of a small, highly-selective college with the breadth of programs and opportunities of a large research university.Perimeter College Honors students: Perimeter College Honors students transitioning to the Atlanta campus may enter the Atlanta campus Honors College if they are in good standing for the Honors College (i.e., have a cumulative institutional GPA of at least 3.3) and have at least 12 hours of Honors credit.Other Perimeter College transition students and transfer students: Perimeter College transition students not already in the Honors College and transfer students must have 30 hours completed with a GPA of 3.5 to be considered for admission to the Honors College.The College is open to incoming freshmen, transition and transfer students, and currently enrolled students who meet eligibility requirements.Honors students take small, seminar-based classes and develop mentoring relationships with outstanding faculty members.