Application and Admission
Students are invited to apply to the Honors Program as incoming first-year students, transfer students, or as currently enrolled APU students. To be considered for admission, potential participants must represent the top scholars of the incoming class based on their high school grade-point average (GPA) and SAT or ACT scores. Transfer students are assessed on their cumulative college or university GPA and their SAT or ACT scores. Eligible students will be selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership ability, and exemplary character.
Incoming students selected as Trustee Scholar finalists are invited to join the Honors Program during the Trustee Scholar Finalist weekend on campus. Those invited students are not required to complete the essay portion of the Honors application.
Interested students need to complete an Honors Program Application (PDF) and submit responses to two essay questions to the Honors Program office as soon as possible via fax, mail, or email (see Contact Information). Completed essays are reviewed upon receipt and invitees are notified within three to four weeks about their admission status.
Up to 100 new students will be admitted per incoming class. Early application is encouraged to ensure the greatest chance for admission into the program per incoming class.
Students not enrolled in the Honors Program may petition to the Honors Program for admittance into an Honors course. Permission from the Honors Program director must be granted prior to starting the class.