How to Apply to the Honors Program

All students–including entering transfer students–are invited to apply after being admitted to Georgia Tech. Transfer students apply via their Admission Portal.  For information on how to apply to the Honors Program, navigate to the application checklist in the portal and click on the link for "Honors Program for Transfer Students Application," which will take you to the application page (see image below).

Application portal

Transfer students are required to live in the Honors Program residence halls for their first year (or spring semester only, for spring transfer students). HP students live together in Eighth Street Apartments in alternating apartments of first-year and upper-level students, including upper-level transfer students.  

Please note that you can only be a member of ONE living learning community on campus, so transfer students who elect to participate in the Transfer Experience Program are not eligible to join the HP. 


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.  We use this information to create a community that is diverse in terms of major and academic/intellectual interests.  We do not consider high school GPA or test scores, as this was already considered in the Georgia Tech admissions process.

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).  There is no fee after the first year (or first semester, for spring transfer students).  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.

For information on housing rates for Eighth Street East and South, go to the Housing and Residence Life website.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR HP ENTERING CLASS MAY FILL BEFORE THE DEADLINE: In order to officially accept your invitation to the HP, you must first pay your Georgia Tech admissions deposit and complete your housing contract.  YOU MUST COMPLETE THESE TWO STEPS FIRST IN ORDER TO ACCEPT YOUR INVITATION.  Note that it can take up to 24 hours for each form to process.



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.  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, and/or study abroad classes.

Honors Program Acceptance Agreement (Transfer)