Application and Admission

Students may apply to the Honors College as incoming first-year students, transfer students, or as second-year APU students.

In addition to completing the application and reference forms for admission to the university, a candidate must submit an Honors College Application (MS Word). Applicants are considered on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership ability, and exemplary character. In addition, the applicant is required to submit responses to essay questions on the application form.

Admission to the Honors College is selective. Among those accepted and enrolled in the Honors College, the mean high school GPA is 4.1+ with an SAT score of 1300+ (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 29+.

Students who have received Trustees’ Scholarships are automatically accepted to the Honors College. President’s Scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply for admission. Transfer and second-year APU students may apply for admission and will be considered if space is available.

Transferring and Secondary Admission

Students seeking admission to the Honors College after their freshman year are required to schedule academic advising with the department.

Those who are not admitted to the program may submit a Petition to Enroll (PDF) to the Honors College requesting permission to register in an Honors course. Permission must be granted before starting the course.