Join the ODU Honors Program

ODU's Honors program selects talented and motivated students to participate each year. 

How to Apply

Incoming first year students must meet the requirements below.  

  • Have a minimum 3.7 high school GPA
  • Complete an application
  • Submit one essay
  • Submit one teacher recommendation

Submit Honors Application

The deadline to apply for Fall 2024 is Jan. 22, 2024.

If you have any questions in the meantime, email

Transferring students must meet the requirements below, and have at least four semesters remaining at ODU to apply.

  • Have a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Complete an application
  • Submit a letter of recommendation

Submit Honors Application

Columbus State (CSCC) Students
If you are currently enrolled in the CSCC Honors program, in lieu of filling out an application, please email to set up a meeting with Honors Program Director Dr. John Marazita.

Current student can apply to the Honors Program if they have at least four semesters remaining and meet the following requirements.

  • Have a minimum ODU GPA 3.5.
  • Complete an application.
  • Submit a recommendation from a professor with whom you have studied for a least one semester.

Submit Honors Application

Current Program Members

Students admitted to the program remain in good standing by:

  • Completing a 15-credit hour Honors curriculum
  • Maintaining a 3.50 minimum GPA
  • Completing a student-designed honors project under the direction of a faculty mentor and in consultation with the Honors Director
  • Being an active and engaged member of the ODU Honors Community

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