University Honors

Honors Director

Dr. Georgeanna N. Wright, University Honors Director

Our "Why"

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.


what you need to apply to honors

  • Must already be Admitted to Tech - this is the first step
    • Graduating senior and admitted as first-time entering undergraduate on the main campus
  • Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.50, and
  • Either top 10% of your graduating class OR a minimum ACT Composite score of 27


  1. Complete the online Honors application process for Consideration by December 15.
    1. Early Admission to the University (you need to first be admitted to Tech)
      An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission and current high school transcript with a qualifying GPA and ACT/SAT exam score. The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on completed and processed in order to apply for University Honors. If using rank in class to qualify for Honors, rank must be documented on the transcript received.
    2. Proof of Critical Writing Skills in your Honors Application 
  2. We review the files of admitted freshmen who have an Honors Application on file, including essay, beginning at noon on December 15.
  3. We will begin notifying students of next steps after January 1.
  4. You cannot apply to Honors until after you have been admitted to Tech.

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


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