How to Apply to the Honors Program

For additional information on how to apply to the Honors Program, please visit the Georgia Tech Living Learning Communities page. Students who have been accepted to Georgia Tech can access their Admission Portal to apply for all living learning communities, including the Honors Program.  

  • Navigate to the Admission Portal.
  • Scroll to the "Checklist Items."
  • Click on "Living Learning Communities Portal."
  • Click on "Apply Now to LLCs."
See the image below for a preview of the application page.         
Image of the application portal for first-year students.

Please note that you can only be a member of ONE living learning community (Explore, First Year Semester Abroad, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, Honors Program) on campus.  First year students who participate in the iGniTe Summer Launch program can still apply to join the Honors Program.

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1. Get admitted to Georgia Tech (congrats!).       

2. Apply to the Honors Program via the Admission Portal using the steps outlined above.      

3. Receive an admissions decision based on the application timeline below.      

4. You DO NOT have to commit to Georgia Tech or apply for housing to apply to any living learning community, including the Honors Program.      

5. You DO have to commit to Georgia Tech and apply for housing to ACCEPT YOUR OFFER OF ADMISSION from any living learning community, including the Honors Program.  Students may accept their offer of admission to the Honors Program via the Admission Portal.    

6. Once admissions offers are made, space in the Honors Program is available on a first-come, first-served basis up to the capacity of our residence hall.  Once we have reached capacity, you may elect to join the waitlist.     


Deadlines to Apply for the Honors Program          
Priority Decision: February 18 at 11:59 PM EST          
Regular Decision: April 4 at 11:59 PM EST          

The Honors Program will release admission decisions on:          
Priority Decision: March 11          
Regular Decision: April 15          

Applications received after April 4, 2024 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  There is no fixed decision release date and students will be notified via email only if a space becomes available.


The Honors Program will host four virtual information sessions for admitted Georgia Tech students in spring 2024.  All listed times are EST.  

 • February 21, 6:00 PM  
 • March 27, 6:00 PM  
 • April 17, 10:00 AM  
 • April 28, 6:00 PM  

To register for a session, go to the Admission Portal and view the Academic Sessions calendar under Events and Visits.


Students admitted for the summer or fall term begin in the fall.  First year students are not admitted to the Honors Program in the spring term.  

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, and 

(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 first-year students, the Honors Program fee is $800. Honors Program students will be charged $400 in fall semester and $400 in spring semester of their first year.  There is no fee after the first year.  Our entering class each fall is limited by the design of our 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.  

*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 fall housing application.  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.

We encourage you to accept your invitation as soon as possible, as we fill our positions on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach the capacity of our residence halls, so your space is not guaranteed until you accept. If we are unable to confirm your admission, you can choose to join our waitlist and we may be able to confirm your admission later, should space become available.


Honors Program Acceptance Agreement (First-Year)