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:

(Requirements for Fall 2019)

  1. a high school grade point average of 3.85 (minimum)
  2. a target minimum ACT score of 29 or an equivalent SAT score of 1290 (old test) or 1350 (new test)
  3. the submission of a written essay

Selection of incoming freshmen is based on GPA, ACT/SAT scores, 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 October, November, and December. The deadline for completion of the Honors College application is January 4 at 11:59 PM.

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: November 5, 2018