University Honors Application

Application Deadline December 15, 2021, 12:00 NOON CST.

The Application Period for the 2022-2023 Academic Year will open by September 1, 2021. Late Applications are not accepted. 

If you applied, please check your email regularly as we hope to announce interview times in the next few weeks.
Interviews will be held during the first full week of January.


Thank you for your interest in the ATU University Honors Program! To be considered for the Honors Program, you must first apply for admission to ATU

The University Honors program at Arkansas Tech University provides an enriched intellectual experience for students of outstanding educational talents and leadership potential. At Arkansas Tech University, the honors student will benefit from opportunities to interact with other highly-motivated students and outstanding professors in the challenging atmosphere of small, innovative honors classes specially designed to foster rational enquiry, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

Applicants interested in applying to the Honors Program should submit this application, including the required essay by DECEMBER 15 at 12:00 NOON (CST). You cannot save and resume this application at a later time; you must complete it in one sitting. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact

You must have already applied to the university and have received your email and password in order to complete the application. *Please note it could take up to a week to receive your acceptance and log in information.* You must log in with your email. 

Essay Prompts: 

You will be asked to copy and paste a typed essay of 300-500 words on one of the topics below on the application. Please do not submit an essay that has been used for a scholarship or essay competition.

  1. Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours. Address your initial response and how you were or were not changed by this experience.
  2. Explain how and why your life has been significantly influenced by a person (living or dead), an event, or by a particular book.
  3. Discuss a travel experience that made a significant impact upon your life. Were you changed by this experience? If so, how?