Is Honors Right for Me?

Congratulations on being admitted to the BGSU Honors College!  We saw something special in your application, and believe you could be a great addition to the Honors College.  You are about to join a community of people who not only see your potential, but also expect you to live into your potential.  Although the Honors College is challenging, it is also rewarding and supportive community.  Use this page to learn more about the Honors College and decide if Honors is the right fit for you!

Welcome to Honors! What's Next?

Congratulations on being admitted to the BGSU Honors College!  The application review committee saw something special in your application to admit you to the College.  We believe that you have what it takes to do well in Honors, but now it is your decision if you would like to join the BGSU Honors College.

The Honors College is an experience that is challenging and rewarding.  This page will provide you resources to learn more about the Honors College, and hear from current students about their experiences.

Once you have decided Honors is right for you, please fill out the Honors College Acceptance Agreement. This is to help make sure you undersatnd the benefits and requirements of the Honors College at BGSU.  Sign this form by May 1st to guarantee your place in the Honors College for Fall 2019.


Fall 2019 Countdown


until Honors first year student move in!

Student Orientation Advising & Registration (SOAR) and Honors

One of the benefits of joining Honors is your Honors advisor will reach out to you before Orientation begins, and will help you schedule classes.  This way you are able to receive priority registration for classes.  In order for our advisors to schedule classes, they need you to complete the following steps.

Steps before coming to SOAR

  1. Create you MyBGSU Account.
  2. Register for SOAR online.
  3. Check your BGSU Email - your Honors Advisor will email you to set up your classes BEFORE Orientation.
  4. Complete your Financial Responsibility Agreement. 
  5. Know your Honors Advisor.  This advisor will help you schedule classes for SOAR, and will be in addition to your college advisor.
  6. Send your Final High School and College Transcripts as well as any AP scores.
  7. Complete your Writing Placement Test.

Note: We cannot schedule your classes until you complete your Financial Responsibility Agreement.

Find your Honors Advisor

NameCollege Advising
Simon Morgan-Russell
Arts and SciencesBA, English; BFA, Creative Writing; Undecided
Jodi Lambdin Devine
Education and Human Development
Kacee Ferrell Snyder
Business Administration
Chrissy Shaal
Arts and Sciences
Bachelors of Science, Bachelors of Arts
Kacee Ferrell Snyder
Arts and Sciences
Journalism and Communications
Katrina HeilmeierEducation and Human DevelopmentHuman Development (non-education)
Katrina Heilmeier
Musical Arts
Katrina Heilmeier
Health and Human Services
Katrina Heilmeier
Arts and Sciences
Fine Arts
Sean Oros
Pre Major Advising
Sean Oros
Technology, Architecture & Applied Engineering

Tips from Current Honors Students

Current Honors students and alumni share advice from their time at BGSU in the Honors College.  They share their advice and experience in and out of the classroom.


Kenzie Moss '20 decided to follow her passion and make the most of her Honors Project.


Alana Ritt '21 opens up about having the guts to change her major.


Emily Meyer '22 opens up to talk about how failures can actually be seen as successes.


Carol Hall '21 opens up about her struggle whether or not to join Honors.


Lauryn Hulett '22 discusses knowing if the Honors College is right for you if you are an introvert


Matt Kaufman '22 discovers in his first year that failure isn't the worst thing.


Sophia Llamas '22 talks about being nervous coming into the Honors College and getting involved on campus.

Lexi Morris

Lexi Morris '20 opens about how she was able to find help when struggling with mental health.


Patrick Caniglia '22 finds opportunities to discover his passion.

Honors Experience Study Abroad Scholarship


Did you apply to the BGSU Honors College before January 15th?  Then you have the Honors Experience Study Abroad Scholarship.  This scholarship is $2,000 to be able to study abroad through any BGSU education abroad program during your time at the University.  This scholarship will NOT show up on your financial aid package, but will be available to use if you decide to study abroad.  Learn more about the scholarship here.

Helpful Housing Links


Did you Know?

Only 40% of BGSU students knew their roommate before choosing to live together. Here is a step by step guide to choosing your room.  If you would like to meet other incoming students, check out the BGSU Class of 2023 Facebook page


Future Students

Katrina Heilmeier - Recruiter
024 Founders Hall