Continuing Student Application

The Honors College provides great opportunities for current students at BGSU.  Smaller class sizes in Honors courses, ability to work closely with faculty, and preparing you for life after graduation are a few of the advantages for students in the Honors College.

To be considered for the Honors College all students must submit a complete application.  The application is online for continuing students. The complete application includes GPA, college coursework,  extracurricular experience, and an essay. The Honors College application is only available online for students. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the Honors College at 419-372-8504 and we can send you a paper application.

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To be admitted for Fall, students must submit an application by July 15th.  To be admitted for Spring, students must submit an application by December 15th.  

Continuing students must have completed at least one semester at BGSU and have a university cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. BGSU Freshmen are eligible to apply during their Fall semester. A continuing student wishing to join the program must also set up an appointment to meet with an Honors advisor.  Email honors@bgsu.edu to set up an appointment.

Applying to the Honors College

You will be able to apply to the Honors College by filling out the form below.  To be admitted for Fall, you need to apply before July 15th.  To be admitted for Spring, you need to apply before December 15th. First-semester student application reviews will begin after December 15th to factor in GPAs. 

Continuing Student Honors Application

What are we looking for in an applicant?

Reviewers are looking to get to know you as an application.  An ideal honors student will show us their curiosity, passion, motivation, and drive.  We look not only for your past accomplishments, but your future potential when joining the Honors College.  Outstanding applicants to the Honors College are curious, take risks, display self-motivation and reflection throughout their application.  We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications, so there is no GPA  which will guarantee you admission to the Honors College, but there is also no GPA which will count you out.

Accepted students typically have:

  1. A strong academic record.
  2. Thoughtful essays.
  3. Exemplify critical thinking and creativity throughout their application.
  4. Demonstrate interests and passions through activities, community engagement, work, etc.
  5. Show a commitment to diverse ideas and people.

Each student is evaluated individually, and we consider many factors when deciding if a student could be successful in Honors.  We will also have you meet with your Honors Advisor to discuss a plan for you to move forward in your plan and accomplish the requirements of Honors

Remember, “[t]his above all – to thine own self be true” (Hamlet 1.3.78).