Freshmen Student Honors Application

Honors Application for High School Seniors

To be considered for the Honors College all students must submit a complete application.  The application is online and will be available in mid-August for incoming first-years. The complete Honors College application includes the following:

  • Information regarding your academic work, interests and activities
  • Two (2) short answer questions
  • One (1) essay question
Students must be admitted to BGSU and complete a separate Honors College application by NOV 15 to be eligible for Full In State Tuition Scholarship competition. 
Students who apply to the Honors College by MAR 1 will be eligible for the Honors Experience Study Abroad Scholarship.

Each application is reviewed holistically. Honors admissions decisions can take up to 8 weeks. You will receive notification about your decision through email and mail. 

All other questions about the application can be directed to

Timeline for Applying to the Honors College

Note: There are separate Honors College applications for Current BGSU students and Transfer students.

Applying to the Honors College

Honors Application

Please enter the BGSU application username (email used for BGSU application) and password you used to apply online. If you do not have a username or password, please contact the Office of Admissions. If you applied online, but forgot your username or password, we can help you reset your password.

Did you apply to BGSU through the Common Application?

If you applied to BGSU through the common application, you should check your email to be able to set up your BGSU application status page. This email will come 1 day after you apply through the Common Application, so you will not be able to apply immediately to the Honors College after submitting your Common Application.  The email should be titled "BGSU has received your Common Application!"

This email will contain information about how to set up a password and also how to access the BGSU Honors College application.

You will be able to save your application, and edit it until it is submitted.  If you have questions about the Honors application, please contact or call 419-372-8504.

Updated: 06/10/2024 11:04AM