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.


Students must submit an application by July 15th for fall admission or January 15th for spring admission. Any application submitted after the deadline will be considered for the following semester. 

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

What are we looking for in an applicant?

Reviewers are looking to get to know you as an applicant. 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 curioustake risks, display self-motivation and reflection throughout their application. We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications.

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).

Updated: 05/13/2024 04:05PM