First Time Freshmen

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

The application for the fall 2020 freshman Honors Class is now open. The deadline to apply is March 13, 2020. Please contact the Honors office if you have any questions, (256) 824-6450.

  • Admission to Honors requires application and is not automatic. 
  • Admission is based upon a holistic review of candidates that considers high school transcripts, test scores, activities, leadership, and application essays. Minimum requirements are a 28 ACT and a 3.5 GPA. In special cases, because of the holistic review, students who fall below the minimum standards may be accepted.
  • Last year, the middle 50% of students admitted to the UAH Honors College had an ACT score between 30 and 34 (SAT 1400 - 1550). Average ACT was 31.6 (SAT 1440).
  • 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 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.

Apply using the button below.

Transfer / Current UAH Student Application Form