Honors Program

Honors Program

The Honors Program at Gordon State College is designed to provide opportunities for academically talented and intellectually curious students to obtain an enhanced collegiate educational experience. 

Requirements for placement and continuation in Honors for entering freshmen:

  • Minimum 1100 SAT or 24 ACT
  • Minimum 3.2 high school GPA (not required for home-schooled students, who will be admitted with a probationary period of one semester)
  • Application with short essay

* Higher than the minimum is expected in at least one element: the SAT/ACT or the GPA.

For later admission of full-time, transfer, or part-time students:

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in 12 or more hours of college-level courses
  • Letter of recommendation from a Gordon full-time instructor (or other appropriate full-time instructor if a transfer student)
  • Application with short essay

Honors application deadlines:

Fall application deadline: October 10th (for acceptance notification by October 31st.)

Spring priority application deadline: March 1st (for acceptance notification by April 30th.)

Spring final application deadline: May 1st (for acceptance notification by May 31st.)


To apply, download a PDF Application. All applications can be emailed or mailed to:

Submit all completed applications to: honors@gordonstate.edu
or submit them to:

Dr. David Janssen
Honors Program Coordinator
Honors House, 109
Gordon State College
419 College Drive
Barnesville, GA 30204

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