Application/Selection Overview


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

Applicants should have a minimum 1270 SAT total (Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math) or 26 ACT Composite and a minimum high school academic core GPA of 3.50 as calculated by the Office of Admissions. In recent years, the average SAT score of incoming freshmen has been about 1290 (on the old SAT), and the average GPA about 3.80. International students should have a 3.50+ high school GPA and an 88+ TOEFL score.

One letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher is required; this could be a letter of recommendation submitted as a part of the general application to Georgia College. Letters of recommendation should be sent to the Admissions Office.


Our Early Action deadline is December 15. Applications will then be reviewed on a monthly basis ending April 1st.

If your GC and Honors Program applications are complete and ready for review by. . .

November 15, a decision will be made by December 10;

December 15, a decision will be made by January 10;

January 15, a decision will be made by February 10;

February 15, a decision will be made by March 10;

March 15, a decision will be made by April 10; and

April 1, a decision will be made by April 10.

NOTE: (1) Students admitted to the Honors Program are required to confirm acceptance of the offer to join the program by clicking on the "accept" link in the e-mail they receive. (2) Bell Hall, the honors magnet residence hall, tends to fill up by mid-March.

Collegiate Entry/Transfer Students

Currently enrolled students with an institutional GPA of 3.70 or above may apply to the Honors Program at the end of their first semester on campus.

Transfer students with a 3.70+ college GPA may also apply.

Collegiate entry/transfer student applicants should electronically submit a half-page statement explaining their interest in the Honors Program, a resume, an official academic transcript, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member (sent as a PDF attachment).