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Honors Option courses are those numbered 3000 or higher in which an Honors student earns Honors credit by completing an additional paper or project. All tenured and tenure-track professors may offer any 3000 or higher course for Honors credit. Tenured or tenure-track professors are assistant professors, associate professors, or professors. Upper-level courses taught by academic professionals, lecturers, or instructors may be offered for Honors credit, if the application is signed by the head of the department in which the course is taught. Students cannot earn Honors credit for courses taught by graduate assistants.

The Honors Option application consists of two parts. Please read these instructions before submitting an application.

Part I: Complete the Honors Option Application (part one), obtain permission of the instructor, and submit it to the front desk of Moore College within the first 10 days of the semester. Incomplete applications cannot be processed and will be returned to the student at the local address indicated on the application.

Part II: To address the submission of documentation for the Honors Option Part II for Spring 2020, you have several options.

1. Preferred option: If you completed an Honors Option Part I, you will receive an automated email asking you to complete the Honors Option Part II in a Qualtrics survey. The survey is a two-step process. Once you confirm completion of the Honors Option work, the system will send an automated email to your instructor for confirmation. Please make sure you enter the email information correctly.

2. Another option: Complete the Honors Option Part II document and email it to

  • If you (the student) email the document, we will need the instructor’s signature on the form (i.e., a scanned document with the instructor's signature).
  • If the instructor sends an email to Honors with the completed document attached, using their UGA email, indicating that they agree with the information provided by you (the student) on the form, we will not need a signature.

Credit for completed Honors Options is not visible in DegreeWorks (although it will be reflected in the Honors course counter), but Honors Options completed fall 2014 or after will be visible on the transcript in Athena once we have received Part II from your instructor. Please allow up to two weeks after the semester ends for the credit to be reflected on your transcript.

Download the Honors Option Application and instructions.

Faculty with Honors Options questions can find more information here.

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