Apply to Honors College

Interested students are invited to apply for admission to the Honors College. Applications are due February 1 for fall admission. Late applications may be considered based on available space.

Admission to the Honors College is selective. All students who are in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school or who have SAT/ACT scores in the top 10% of test-takers are encouraged to apply. Students may apply to the Honors College as incoming first-year students, transfer students, or as second-year APU students. APU President’s Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to apply for admission. Trustees’ Scholarship finalists are automatically accepted to the Honors College and do not need to complete the application if they checked the Honors College box on the Trustees’ Scholarship application.

Application Process

  1. Complete the Honors College online application, in addition to the general APU Admission application, by February 1. Applicants will be asked to submit responses to essay questions on the Honors College application.
  2. Secure two letters of reference from teachers in different academic core courses (or two individuals who can speak of the applicant’s academic preparation). To do this, download the Academic Reference (PDF) form and complete all fields on the first page. Save a copy of the PDF and send it to both of your chosen references.
  3. Secure one letter of reference from a pastor/church leader (an individual who can comment on the applicant’s Christian commitment and service). To do this, download the Pastor/Church Leader Reference (PDF) form and complete all fields on the first page. Save a copy of the PDF and send it to your chosen reference.