Honors College Office of the Provost


Four female students at the pinning / induction ceremony

Admission to the Honors College at Auburn University depends on both your current academic standing, and your potential for outstanding academic achievement.

Outlined you will find the requirements to join the Honors College as an incoming freshmen, current student, and transfer student.

Requirements for Incoming Freshmen

The minimum requirements for admission to the Honors College include:

  1. a high school grade point average of 3.85 (minimum)
  2. You can choose which document to submit from the following: a graded writing assignment, ACT or SAT score report (score of 29 ACT or higher or SAT equivalent), expanded resume or AP or IB score report.
  3. the submission of a written essay. If you choose to not submit test scores you are required to submit two essays.

Selection of incoming freshmen is based on GPA, supplement documentation, evidence of candidates’ activities and leadership, and the content included in the written essay.¬†Qualified students who have been accepted to Auburn University will receive information on applying to the Honors College in the fall.

Students who meet the minimum requirements, but did not receive an invitation to apply to the Honors College by the first week of January, should contact the Honors College office.

Requirements for Current Auburn Students

Students currently enrolled at Auburn University, who have a 3.4 cumulative unadjusted grade point average, can apply for admission to the Honors College. Current students who would like to apply should contact the Honors College office for more information.

Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students to Auburn University, with a 3.4 cumulative unadjusted grade point average, are welcome to apply for admission to the Honors College. For more information on how to apply as a transfer student contact the Honors College office .

Honors College Admissions

Last modified: September 25, 2020