FAQ

Honors Program Move to Eighth Street (East & South)

Does the Honors Program offer gender-inclusive housing?

Question:  Does the Honors Program offer gender-inclusive housing? Answer: 

Absolutely!  The Honors Program is an inclusive community and we welcome students of all gender identities and sexual orientations.  To read more about gender-inclusive housing and to opt-in to the program, visit the Housing and Residence Life website

 

I currently live with the HP in Crecine, and I want to continue living with the HP in Eighth St. next year. What do I do?

Apply for Housing for Academic Year 2022-2023, beginning February 14th. Select the option to live with the HP when you complete the Housing Application. You should apply as soon as the application opens. Check out the Housing and Residence Life FAQs regarding the new Application Phases.

I currently live with the HP in Crecine, and I do NOT want to move to Eighth St. next year. What do I do?

Apply for Housing for Academic Year 2022-2023, beginning February 14th. Select the option to live with the general Housing residents instead of the HP when you complete the Housing Application. Check out the Housing and Residence Life FAQs regarding the new Application Phases.

I currently live with the HP in Hefner or Armstrong, and I want to continue living with the HP in Eighth St. next year. What do I do?

Apply for Housing for Academic Year 2022-2023, beginning January 31st. Select the option to live with the HP when you complete the Housing Application. You should apply as soon as the application opens. Check out the Housing and Residence Life FAQs regarding the new Application Phases.  

I currently live with the HP in Hefner or Armstrong, and I do NOT want to live with the HP in Eighth St. next year. What do I do?

Apply for Housing for Academic Year 2022-2023, beginning February 14th. Select the option to live with the general Housing residents instead of the HP when you complete the Housing Application. Check out the Housing and Residence Life FAQs regarding the new Application Phases. 

If I choose to move to Eighth St. to live with the HP next year, can I have a roommate who is not in the HP?

No. Each HP student is tagged with an HP code. The Eighth St. East & South apartments/bedspaces available to you are tagged with the same HP code. Throughout the entire housing application and selection process, you are limited to people and rooms with the same code as you. People who are not tagged with the HP code will not be able to see anyone or any room that has the HP code because non-HP students may not live in the same apartments with HP students in Eighth St. East or South. 

  • During roommate selection, you will see only fellow HP students who have chosen to live with the HP in Eighth St. East or South.  

  • During room swap, you will see only HP apartments in Eighth St. East or South. 

  • If you do not select a roommate or do not have a full room, you may be moved to a nearby HP apartment to consolidate you with other HP students. Alternatively, other HP students who do not have a full HP apartment may be re-assigned to your apartment. 

I live on campus, but I am not currently living with the HP. I would like to live with the HP in Eighth St. next year. What do I do?

Apply for Housing for Academic Year 2022-2023, beginning February 14th. Select the option to live with the HP when you complete the Housing Application. You should apply as soon as the application opens. Check out the Housing and Residence Life FAQs regarding the new Application Phases.  

I don’t currently live on campus, but I would like to live with the HP in Eighth St. next year. What do I do?

Apply for Housing for Academic Year 2022-2023, beginning February 21st. Select the option to live with the HP when you complete the Housing Application. You should apply as soon as the application opens. Check out the Housing and Residence Life FAQs regarding the new Application Phases. 

Will upper-class HP students and first-year HP students live together in Eighth St. apartments?

No. Upper-class HP students will live in Eighth St. apartments with other upper-class HP students. First-year HP students will live in Eighth St. apartments with other first-year HP students. Upper-class HP apartments and first-year HP apartments will be located on all floors in Eighth St. East & South, but upper-class and first-year HP students will not live together in any of the apartments. 

 

How does this impact the recent changes to the Housing application process that Housing and Residence Life recently shared?

Learn more about the Housing application changes by reviewing the Housing and Residence Life FAQs. The HP relocation has no impact on those changes. HP students who are rising second-year students, current Crecine residents, and all others will apply during their designated phases. If the waitlist is activated by the time you apply and you elect to live with the HP, you will be placed on the waitlist for Eighth St. East and South and assigned as soon as space is available.

Will there be indoor HP common spaces in Eighth St. for socializing and studying?

Yes, there will be a common café space for coffee/snacks adjacent to our new HP staff offices. All HP students, whether or not resident in Eighth St., will have 24/7 access to this space. In addition, there are numerous study spaces in Eighth St. East & South. All HP students who are resident in Eighth St. will have 24/7 access to these spaces. These include two large study rooms (which we will equip with rolling white boards) and several smaller study rooms (which we will equip with wall-mounted white boards). 

Will there be outdoor HP common spaces in Eighth St. for socializing and studying?

Yes, there are spacious—and lovely—courtyards for every-day studying and socializing and for outdoor HP events and activities. Take a walk through the Eighth St. courtyard spaces and check them out. 

What about space for HP classes, events, activities, and HLC meetings?

Some classes, events, and activities will be scheduled in LLC West Commons, across the street (875 8th St.). Others will be scheduled elsewhere on campus (as we do now). HLC meetings will be scheduled in LLC West Commons, with Buzzcard access to secure storage space for work product. An additional workspace for HP staff, HLC members, and HP student assistants will be available adjacent to HP staff offices and HP cafe space.

Will I be able to meet with HP staff members onsite?

Yes, our HP staff offices will be more accessible, located adjacent to our HP café space. 

What are the apartments like and what other amenities are available at Eighth St.?

Check out text and photos for: 

Eighth St. East: https://housing.gatech.edu/building/eighth-street-east 

Eighth St. South: https://housing.gatech.edu/building/eighth-street-south 

Do you have questions about our move to Eighth Street?

Please submit here: Eighth St. Questions. We will respond to your question as soon as we’re able. And, if your question and our answer might be relevant to others, we will add an FAQ to this webpage. The questions you submit will be reviewed by one or more of: HP staff, Housing/Residence Life staff, and HLC student leadership. 

Administration

How and when will I know if I've been selected for the Honors Program?

The Honors Program typically begins sending invitations in April. Find more information and any updates here.

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

Yes, 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.

**How will the COVID-19 outbreak affect Honors Program operations?**

INFORMATION & UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) FOR THE GT COMMUNITY—please see information and continue to check for updates at http://health.gatech.edu/coronavirus.

Will I have to submit something in addition to the standard Georgia Tech application?

There is an additional application for the Georgia Tech Honors Program. You can read about the application process here.

What are the criteria used for admission into the Honors Program?

Please read about our selection process here.

Does the Honors Program accept AP and IB credit and allow students to graduate on time and early if possible?

The Georgia Tech Honors Program is not a separate college. We are a Department under the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and a program for the academic and social enrichment of our students. Although we have curriculum requirements, we do not have control over what credits our students can transfer. These decisions are made by the University System of Georgia, the Institution, and the student's College and Degree Program.

We do have an Honors Program advisor and a lot of upperclassmen willing to help students on their three or four or five-year plan. The majority of our students graduate within four years, and many of our students find they can take on a second major or multiple minors or certificates and are able to graduate on time with the proper planning. Most people are able to complete their HP course requirements as well. Roughly 85% of the student admitted into the Honors Program graduate as members of the Honors Program.

Scholarships

If the Honors Program emphasizes smaller, inquiry-driven classes based on discovery rather than lecture, won't that be harder than other classes? Will I have more work than other students? Will my GPA suffer?

Georgia Tech prides itself on offering a very rigorous and challenging curriculum to all students, whether in the Honors Program or not. Honors Program classes will not necessarily involve exceptional amounts of work or have more stringent grading standards. They will, however, emphasize a classroom environment that encourages students to be fully engaged as active participants in the learning process.