Application and Admission

Students may apply to the Honors College as incoming first-year students, transfer students, or as second-year APU students. Applications to the Honors College are due February 15. Late applications may be considered based upon available space. To apply, click the Apply button at the top of this page.

Admission Requirements

Admission is selective. Applicants are considered on the following criteria:

  1. Academic performance
  2. Demonstrated leadership ability
  3. Exemplary character

Applicants are required to submit an Honors College Application (MS Word), in addition to the general APU Admission application. Applicants will be asked to submit responses to essay questions on the application form.

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.