Eligibility and Application

Please note that all students interested in applying for admission to KSU Journey Honors College must first apply to Kennesaw State University. Until a student has been accepted into KSU, his or her application will be placed in our “pending file” while the KSU Admissions Office makes its admissions decision. 

  • In addition to the University Honors Program, KSU Journey Honors College houses two exclusive cohort programs. Each cohort is limited to 25 Honors students. Students can only participate in one cohort program, but may apply to both. The deadline to apply to the President's Emerging Global Scholars Program and Great Books Cohort for the fall 2021 semester is March 31st, 2021. Students who have applied to a cohort program will be informed of an admissions decision in late April. Students will learn about acceptance to the University Honors Program prior to learning about cohort acceptance. The application for these two cohorts is part of the KSU Journey Honors College application.
  • Prospective students are not eligible for Honors housing, Honors scholarships, or priority registration until they've been officially accepted to KSU Journey Honors College. For this reason, we encourage students to submit their application as soon as possible.
  • KSU Journey Honors College will not require test scores for Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 admission.
  • First-year students applying for admission to KSU Journey Honors College must have

    application essays assessed to be of Honors quality


    a KSU-calculated high school GPA of 3.5 

    ***First-year students who do not meet the minimum criteria for admission may apply to KSU Journey Honors College after their first semester at KSU. At that point, they are evaluated as current KSU students and must attain a KSU adjusted GPA of 3.25 and have 12 or more earned college credit hours.

  • Eligibility for students who are graduating from high school and who participated in KSU's Dual Enrollment Program is based on how many college credit hours were completed:

    • Students who have earned fewer than 12 college credit hours are subject to the same eligibility requirements as first-year students (KSU-calculated high school GPA of 3.5 ).
    • Students who have earned 12 college credit hours or more must have a KSU GPA of 3.25 or greater.
    • All Dual Enrollment students must submit an application with essays assessed to be satisfactory.
    • Students who participated in KSU Journey Honors College as a KSU Dual Enrollment student and who are in good standing with KSU Journey Honors College do not have to reapply for admission once entering KSU as a first-year student.
  • Incoming and continuing Dual Enrollment Program (DEP) students are encouraged to apply for KSU Journey Honors College.

    Admission to KSU Journey Honors College is competitive. Applicants must meet standards for KSU Journey Honors College admission included in the application as well as submission of essays that will be evaluated for overall quality and writing ability. 
    Admissions requirement for continuing dual enrollment students who have earned 12 or more college credit hours

    • KSU GPA of 3.25 

    Admissions requirements for continuing dual enrollment students who have earned fewer than 12 hours:  

    • KSU-calculated high school GPA of 3.5 

    *Please note:

    • All courses taken by DEP students must be approved by a DEP advisor and their high school counselor.
    • If an Honors section of an approved course (e.g., ENGL 1101/H01 or HIST 1111/H01) is available, then the student may take the Honors section rather than a regular section. Honors sections are smaller and are typically seminar-style. (The "H" in the section number code designates that it's an honors section.) 
    • Courses with a HON prefix (e.g., HON 3000: Honors Colloquium) and the HON 1100: Introduction to Honors courses are not covered by Dual Enrollment funding. 
    • DEP students may participate in non-course related Honors Discoveries (book clubs, etc.) to meet the Honors Learning Experience requirements. Any associated fees are not covered by Dual Enrollment funding, and the student would need to pay these expenses out of pocket.
  • Students with a KSU adjusted GPA of 3.25 and 

    If you have previously been a member of KSU Journey Honors College and either withdrawn or been dismissed, you may apply for reinstatement here.

  • Students with a transfer GPA of 3.5 and


To apply for admission to KSU Journey Honors College, students must complete the following application and required essays. You will receive an email notification when an admissions decision has been reached. Please note that acceptance to KSU Journey Honors College is contingent upon acceptance to Kennesaw State University. Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee acceptance to KSU Journey Honors College.

*To apply to KSU Journey Honors College, students are required to log into the application with their net ID and password. Please note that the essay questions listed on the application change based on what the student is applying to. For example, students applying to the cohort programs may have different essay questions than those applying only to the University Honors Program. 

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2021 semester is July 31st, 2021. 

Please click here to apply to KSU Journey Honors College for the Fall 2021 semester.