Students who graduate from APU with at least a 3.3 GPA and have completed 24 units of honors classes, four semesters of Honors Colloquia, and complete the thesis and/or capstone project receive the Honors Scholar designation on their diploma and are presented with a beautiful medallion to wear during the graduation ceremony.
During the class registration period, honors students are given the opportunity to register early for classes to optimize course schedules.
The Honors College challenges students to perform at their highest level of academic excellence and develop their abilities to the fullest.
Innovative thinking is highly encouraged through close student-faculty collaboration and limited class enrollment.
Students have the opportunity to receive honors credit for advanced coursework and special projects completed in non-honors classes.
The Honors College provides the opportunity to take courses that are academically challenging without the busy work.
Students are given opportunities to represent APU by participating in regional and national honors conferences.
Students may select to work on research/scholarly projects or apply for scholarships, internships, or fellowships with the help of their honors advisor and honors faculty members in their major departments.
The Honors College provides fellowship in a close-knit community of faculty and intellectually gifted undergraduates dedicated to acquiring a broad and balanced education.
Incoming freshmen participate in Alpha groups with fellow honors students. Alpha groups are small groups of 10–15 freshmen that allow new students to build deep and meaningful relationships, and tackle issues that students face on college campuses. The groups meet once a week in Beginnings class and once a week outside of class for discussion.
Incoming freshmen are eligible to participate in the Honors Living and Learning Community, a vibrant community dedicated to learning and community service.
Students may select to complete honors units through study abroad in Oxford, England via the Azusa Oxford Semester.
Students may also choose to enjoy the great outdoors and participate in honors study experiences in the High Sierra Semester.