If you have a high school cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50, ACT composite score of at least 27 or SAT combined score of at least 1800, and an excellent high school class rank, we encourage you to apply to the Honors College. For transfer or UA continuing students, a 3.60 or above cumulative grade-point average at the college level is needed, in addition to the above requirements.
No. You must apply to both the Honors College and The University of Akron.
Yes, an essay is required for admission to the Honors College. A list of topics can be found on the Honors College application.
Only the Honors College has a separate application for admission.
Yes, up to the end of the sophomore year (64 credits).
If you meet the academic requirements, you would graduate from The University of Akron with honors distinction.
Yes, it is part of the application process.
First, complete the Honors application. Students who qualify will receive a formal invitation.
You will hear from the Honors College within 6 weeks.
Learn more about the Honors College.
Check out the Honors Academy for Post-secondary Students (HAPS)