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, ACT of 26, or CLT of 82

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 writing sample of approximately 500 words (2 pages). You may (1) upload an essay written for a high school class, or (2) upload a response to the following prompt:

    Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote, “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” Write an essay in which you explore Dostoevsky's contrast between survival and fulfillment. Recount where you are in the search for something to live for, and anticipate how your time in college might prepare you for a life of significance.

    The essay should be typed and submitted as a .doc or .pdf file. Text should be double spaced with one-inch margins on all sides. Preferred font size is 10- or 12-point. 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.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.