Selection Process

(1) Our selection process is holistic: our goal is to identify 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 essays.

            (a) SAT/ACT scores and GPA.

            (b) Extracurricular activities.

            (c) Georgia Tech application essay.

(2) Our entering class each fall is limited (by the design of our Honors Program residence hall) to a total of 202 students: 100 women and 102 men. 

 

Admission FAQs

Q: I have perfect SAT scores, a 4.5 GPA, and 15 AP scores of 5. Am I certain to be admitted to the Honors Program?

A: No. We do consider SAT/ACT scores and GPA (as indicated above), and the scores and GPAs of students admitted to the Honors Program generally are quite high. But we consider all of the other factors listed above as well. (We do not consider AP or IB coursework or scores in our selection process.)

 

Q: What was the SAT and GPA profile of last year’s entering HP class?

A: SAT: 1445/2151     GPA: 4.41

 

Q: My scores and GPA exceed the profile from last fall’s entering class, I have outstanding extracurricular activities, and I believe I wrote three excellent Honors Program application essays. Will you please explain to me why I was not offered admission to the Honors Program?

A: We receive about 10 applications for each opening in our Honors Program entering class for fall. After performing a holistic review of these applications, we do our best to identify those students we believe offer the best fit with the Honors Program approach to learning, This means that we cannot offer admission to many hundreds of exceptionally well-qualified applicants. We don’t explain our admission decisions to applicants who do not receive offers of admission—beyond letting everyone know the factors we consider, as listed above. If you are not admitted to the Honors Program and, after arriving at Georgia Tech in the fall, you continue to believe that you would be a great fit for the Honors Program, please return to our website in early October, look for our Honors Program Mid-Year Admission announcement, and apply to the Honors Program for admission beginning spring semester. We admit several students to the Honors Program each year through our Mid-Year Admission process. These students begin their Honors Program coursework in spring, and reside in an upper-level Honors Program apartment in their sophomore year. 

 

Q: Is an extra fee charged to students in the Honors Program? 

A: Yes, for 2017-18, there is an extra fee of $800* — for 1st-year Honors Program students only (there is no extra Honors Program fee after the 1st-year). The Honors Program fee is charged to 1st-year students at the beginning of fall semester ($400) and at the beginning of spring semester ($400).

            *Contingent on final Institutional approval of fee amount.