Incoming 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 for incoming freshmen and it is available below for continuing/transfer students. The complete application includes test scores, GPA, advanced high school and college coursework (if applicable), and extracurricular experience. The Honors College application is only available online for incoming 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.

The Honors Application for Fall 2019 is now closed.  The Honors application for Fall 2020 will open on August 1, 2019.  If you are an incoming student and haven't applied to the Honors College, know that you can apply as a current student after your first semester at BGSU by completing the Current Student Application.

Apply to the Honors College by January 15th to be eligible for the Honors Experience Study Abroad Scholarship.

An incoming freshman is a graduating high school senior attending BGSU in the Fall.  There are seperate applications for current BGSU students and Transfer students.

Did you apply to BGSU through the Common Application?

If you applied through the Common Application, the Office of Admissions automatically create an application username that you will use to start your Honors application.

  • Your username is typically the email you have associated with the Common App + ca.  For example, if you submitted the email, your username for the honors application would be
  •  You will go to the Honors Application and click on the “retrieve your username and password” link on that site. It should ask you for your email address and you’ll enter the email you used on the Common Application (ex: It should email you a link to “reset” your password. You’ll actually follow that link and then create a password that will allow you to access the Honors College application.