Honors Program Credit Requirement
Honors Program students must complete a minimum of 15 credits of Honors Program coursework during their undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech. (Honors Program courses are indicated by “HP” following the course number.) Typically, first-year students enroll in two or more Honors Program classes, and upper-level students enroll in one or more Honors Program classes (or VIP or PURA courses) per year.
Georgia Tech includes recognition for “Completion of Honors Program” on the Georgia Tech final transcript for those students who complete 15 or more Honors Program credits by graduation. The Honors Program also recognizes these students by issuance of a graduation stole, with the official Georgia Tech Honors Program insignia on the left-hand side, to be worn over the graduation robe, and by issuance of an Honors Program Completion Certificate and Pin.
There are two categories of HP classes listed on our course offerings page. For Honors Program students graduating in Fall 2015 and thereafter, you may complete any combination of classes from either category to satisfy the 15-credit Honors Program requirement.
The first category includes HP classes that satisfy Georgia Tech core curriculum requirements. The second category includes HP classes that may satisfy other elective requirements. Please be sure to consult with your major advisor about your core curriculum and other elective requirements.
There are three curriculum Pathways that Honors Program students can pursue during their undergraduate studies. The Pathways are as follows: Service, Global Engagement, and Research. The Honors Program recognizes students who earn Distinction in a Pathway by including an Honors Program Pathway Distinction insignia on the right-hand side of the Honors Program graduation stole, and by issuance of an Honors Program Certificate for Distinction in a Pathway.
Non-Honors Program Class Substitution
The Honors Program classes are sufficiently distinct that we rarely accept substitutions. Please consult the HP Advising and Outreach Manager if you would like us to consider the possibility of a class substitution.