North Georgia's Honors Program provides selected students the opportunity to obtain an education designed to foster maximum intellectual growth while, at the same time, encouraging the development of the whole person. Honors Program students take courses designed to expand such capabilities as writing, speaking, quantitative reasoning, ethical reasoning, critical and creative thinking, and the ability to engage technology. The program emphasizes independent learning, teamwork, initiative, responsibility, and respect for all persons.
Honors courses are usually taught in a seminar format with a maximum of 16 students and are designed to encourage independent learning. They provide opportunities for students to better develop an appreciation of the interrelatedness of knowledge. Honors classes take place in classrooms that facilitate discussion and interaction among students and faculty members. Course sections are offered in biology, composition, economics, government, history, language, literature, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, among other subjects.
Honors students are expected to maintain a 3.1 minimum grade point average and be active in campus life. Eligible students must complete an application form (which includes an essay) and provide two letters of recommendation. Students with well-rounded backgrounds in terms of extracurricular activities and community involvement are especially encouraged to apply to the Honors Program.
Transfer students or currently enrolled North Georgia students may apply for admission provided they complete the following requirements:
- At least a 3.4 cumulative college GPA;
- A completed application with two letters of recommendation from college professors.