Honors College: Admission and scholarship information
For first-time students to UA, please complete the online admissions application to The University of Akron - you will automatically be considered for admission to the Honors College.
Applicants who meet the following criteria will be offered admission to the Honors College:
- High school cumulative GPA of at least 3.50, including participation in Honors, AP, or IB classes
- ACT composite score of at least 27, with some minimum subscores necessary,
or SAT combined score of at least 1800, with some minimum subscores necessary.
- Excellent high school rank in class
For transfer students
A 3.60 or above cumulative grade-point average at the college level is required. No ACT or SAT scores are needed. Please apply to UA if not already a student and then complete a separate Honors admission application. Transfer students have a final deadline for submission of admission applications of June 1 (if applying for admission for fall, 2015; December 1, if applying for admission for spring, 2015). The maximum Honors scholarship award for a transfer student is $1,000/year.
For UA continuing students
Current UA students who wish to join the Honors College are encouraged to apply. There are many benefits for students in the Honors College, but no additional Honors scholarships are currently available. Continuing students have a final deadline for submission of applications of June 1 (if applying for admission for fall 2015).
Monday, Feb. 16, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom Area
Special Leadership Communities require an extra application: Honors Complex Leadership Community.
Honors students with extensive leadership experiences may wish to apply for the Honors Complex Emerging Leaders Community. This is a residential community of students with leadership background, independent of college major, that is housed near each other on the fifth floor of the Honors Complex. See information and download an application at Emerging Leaders Community. The deadline is in mid-March, 2015.
Special Community for Students taking Post-Secondary Coursework at UA
The Honors Academy for Post-Secondary Students (HAPS) welcomes applications from all self-challenging, highly motivated, and high achieving learners who have demonstrated their abilities to excel. The electronic application and more information is available at this Honors webpage.