Apply to the Honors College

Students interested in joining the Honors College are invited to complete the application at the bottom of this page. For priority consideration, applications should be submitted by February 1 for fall admission. Late applications may be considered based on available space.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Honors College is selective. Students meeting the following minimum requirements are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • GPA of 3.8 and
  • SAT of 1250 or ACT of 26

Application Requirements

The Honors College application requires additional materials that should be prepared before starting the general APU application process:

  1. Names and email addresses for two academic references.
  2. A 2-3 page essay responding to the following prompt: Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, "Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education." Write an essay in which you explore the elements of intelligence and character, recount those experiences and influences that have contributed most to your intellectual and moral development, and anticipate how those two traits might further your college and career goals.

    The essay should be typed. Text should be double spaced with one-inch margins on all sides. Preferred font size is 10- or 12-point. All paragraphs should be indented five spaces. Essays should not exceed three pages. Essays will be evaluated based on thoughtfulness and clarity of written expression.

Online Application

Note: The Honors College online application cannot be saved, so please be prepared to finish the entire application at one time.