University Honors

Expectations and Selection Process

Arkansas Tech University's Honors Program is designed to elevate the college learning experience. To maintain a sense of community and enhance personal learning skills, honors courses are conscientiously designed to be small in size and to promote interaction, not only with peers, but with professors as well.

Students admitted into the Honors program are not only educated for their university years, they are educated for life.

University Honors Program Qualifications

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, and
  • Either top 10% of your graduating class or a minimum ACT Composite score of 27
  • Graduating senior and admitted as first-time entering undergraduate on the main campus

Arkansas Tech University's Honors Program Selection Process

  1. Complete the Application Process for Interview Consideration by December 1.
      • Early Admission to the University
        An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission, current high school transcript with a qualifying GPA and ACT/SAT exam score, and immunization records documenting two MMR vaccinations. The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on file before December 1, to receive interview consideration. If using rank in class to qualify for Honors, rank must be documented on the transcript received.
      • Proof of Critical Writing Skills/Essay
        After securing your early admission standing, use the submission portal to upload your essay.
  2. Review of Applications, December 1
  3. Invitation for an Official Interview, January 1
  4. Invitation to Join the University Honors Program, February 1

The University Honors selection process is highly competitive; therefore, students who apply for the University Honors Program will also be considered for regular academic scholarships. If accepted into the University Honors Program, recipients will be awarded a University Honors Stipend.   

University Catalog: University Honors Program Curriculum