First Time Freshmen

Students should first apply for admission to UAH. See Admissions & Aid for complete information. 

The application for the fall 2021 freshman Honors Class is now open. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. Please contact the Honors office if you have any questions, (256) 824-6450.

UAH Honors recognizes the difficulties students face in taking standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT. Accordingly, we are implementing a test optional policy for Honors admission for the 2020-21 admission cycle. We will still consider test scores if submitted, but we want to stress that test scores are not required for admission into Honors this year.

  • Admission to Honors requires application and is not automatic. 
  • Admission is based upon a holistic review of candidates that considers high school transcripts, activities, leadership, and application essays. To be considered, you must have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA. In special cases, because of the holistic review, students who fall below the minimum standards may be accepted.
  • While test scores are not required this year, the middle 50% of ACT scores among students accepted to the UAH Honors College ranged between 26 and 34 (SAT 1260 - 1540).

  • The average high school GPA of current Honors Students is 4.2.

  • There is no application fee.
Apply using the button below.
 

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 link below. 

  • Admission to Honors requires application and is not automatic. 
  • Admission is based upon a holistic review of candidates.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • There is no application fee. 

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 College diploma, you may be interested in pursuing the Certificate for Completion of the Upper-Level Requirements (see Diploma Requirements).

Contact  honorsapps@uah.edu for questions and submission of the application. 

Transfer / Current UAH Student Application Form