Honors Application & Requirements

First Time Freshmen

Students should first apply for admission to UAH. See Admissions & Aid for complete information. Admission to the Honors College is not automatic, even if you're sure you qualify. All applicants must submit our First-Time Freshman Honors College application to join the College.

The deadline to be eligible for Honors Priority Orientation and early Freshmen registration is March 1, 2017. Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered on a space-available basis.

To be considered for the Honors College, students must have:

  • A high school GPA of at least 3.5 
  • An ACT score of at least 28 and/or SAT score of 1250

Last year's freshmen class had a median ACT of 31 and an average weighted GPA over 4.0.

The Honors College will occasionally consider applications from students whose test scores or GPA may not be at these levels, but whose records show significant leadership, creative activity, or a wide variety of interests and extra-curricular activities.  Students falling into this category should be sure to demonstrate their excellence on the application.

Application is made online at uah.edu/honors.  Be sure to fill out the entire form and you are encouraged to take the application essay seriously.

First-time Freshman Application Form

Current UAH Students or Students Transferring to UAH

Any current UAH student or transfer student with at least a 3.25 GPA is invited to join the Honors College. If you don't meet that requirement, you may still apply by showing other qualifications. You are encouraged to apply using the Current UAH / Transfer student Honors College application.

Transfer students who have earned a 3.25 grade point average at an accredited college or university are also invited to join the Honors College. If you don't meet that guideline, you may still apply and we will make an individual assessment. In most cases, you can transfer Honors credit earned at another institution to be used as Honors credits at UAH.

Requirements for the full Honors Diploma are the same for transfer students and for enrolled students entering the college for the first time. The Honors Office will work with you to develop a plan to complete 24 Honors credit hours. If it's not possible to complete the full Honors Diploma, you may be interested in pursuing the Certificate for Completion of the Upper-Level Requirements (see College Requirements). Contact the Honors Office for further information.

Transfer / Current UAH Student Application Form