First-Semester Entry

Current first-year UGA students in their first semester at the university may apply for acceptance into the Morehead Honors College. The first-semester entry application process is the only opportunity that current UGA students have to apply for Honors acceptance.

You must meet the requirements below during your first semester in order to be eligible to apply:

  • You are eligible to apply during your first semester at UGA as a first-year student.
  • You must be enrolled in at least 14 hours of graded A-F courses in your first semester at UGA.
  • You are required to have a cumulative UGA GPA of at least 3.8.

Credit hours earned through Advanced Placement, summer classes, or joint / dual enrollment courses will not be counted toward this minimum credit hour requirement. However, grades earned through summer classes or joint / dual enrollment courses taken at UGA will be counted toward the minimum GPA requirement.

Entry into the Morehead Honors College is competitive. The fulfillment of the requirements listed above does not constitute automatic admission into the Morehead Honors College. In addition to the fulfillment of the requirements listed above, applications will be evaluated based upon UGA grades and the overall quality of the application, including required essays and a faculty recommendation.

You must submit an application by Reading Day of your first semester to be eligible for acceptance. In all cases, you will not know your exact cumulative University of Georgia GPA before the application deadline. However, you must submit your application by the deadline in order to be considered. Admissions decisions will not be made until all grades have been posted.

Students who apply for entry during their first term will be notified of the college’s decision via their UGAMail account over the semester break and given the opportunity to register for Honors courses for the following semester if accepted.

Spring applications are due Reading Day by 5 p.m. ET.

Letter of Recommendation

The First-Semester Entry application requires a letter of recommendation from one of your first-semester instructors. You will be prompted to enter the name and UGA email address of your recommender when filling out your application in InfoReady. Please be sure to follow the instructions for this portion of the application carefully, and please be mindful that the Morehead Honors College will not contact instructors to obtain a letter of recommendation on your behalf if one is not received by the application due date.

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Athens, GA 30602