Honors College

Honors College Scholarships

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.

First consideration is given to applicants who meet the following criteria

  • High school cumulative GPA of at least 3.50, including participation in Honors, AP, or IB classes
  • ACT composite score of at least 27,
    or SAT combined score of at least 1800
  • Excellent high school rank in class
  • Complete the below scholarship application for new freshmen

For transfer and continuing 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 April 16.  Scholarships are limited.

Scholarship Application

The Honors College welcomes scholarship applications from all self-challenging, highly motivated and high-achieving learners who have demonstrated their abilities to excel. The electronic application through the form listed below is preferred.   Do not complete the Honors Scholarship application until you have completed the general University of Akron admissions application.

An Honors College scholarship application is separate from the general UA admissions application.  Applicants should complete that application prior to submitting an Honors College application. To be considered for scholarships other than Honors College scholarships, students must be admitted to The University of Akron by March 1. Admitted applicants will be invited to a scholarship interview with a representative of the Honors College.    Information on the Honors College Scholarship Interview days can be found at this site.

Recommendation Letter:  At least one recommendation letter is strongly encouraged. The recommender should submit his or her recommendation letters online, or click here for a hard copy of the recommendation form. The applicant must then choose to either waive, or not waive, his or her right to review the recommendation submission here. If the applicant does not complete this form, his or her right to review will be automatically waived.

If you have taken post-secondary or courses at another university, you should send at least an unofficial transcript directly to the Honors office: Honors College Admissions, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1803.


Special Leadership Communities require an extra application:
Honors Complex Leadership Community.  Applications now closed.

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 of March 17, 2014 is now passed, and no further applications will be accepted for the Honors Complex branch of the Emerging Leaders community.    Those interested in the Emerging Leaders branches in Ritchie and in Sisler-McFawn may complete the application via the link listed above.


Applications for Honors College scholarships are no longer being accepted.

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