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Honors Program Qualifications and Application for Fall 2022

If you are entering Austin Peay as a new freshman, to be accepted to the Honors Program, you must have a minimum 3.5 GPA from high-school or a score of 24 or better on the ACT. 

If you are a transfer student, you must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. In order to apply to the Honors Program, please only answer the essay questions below, and send your responses as an attachment in an email to:  Honors@apsu.edu.

Your application consists of three items. First, complete the fillable form below. Then, compile the list of academic achievements. Third, compose the essay as directed in the instructions below.

Submit both of those as attachments to an email to: Honors@apsu.edu

Applications are accepted year round.  In the Subject line of your email message, please put "APSU Honors Program Application."

A mandatory orientation will be held August 16th, 17th, 18th 2022 and will have informational sessions and fun activities included! 

Please provide your first name, middle initial, and last name
Please provide the e-mail address that you would prefer to use for correspondence.
If you have received a letter notifying you that you are the recipient of one of the above named scholarships, please indicate which one you have received by choosing from the drop down menu.
Please provide your cell phone number.
Please provide a good mailing address including city, state, and zip code
Please provide the name of the high-school from which you will graduate or have graduated.
Please provide your high-school GPA
Please enter the highest score you received on the ACT exam.
Please attach your responses to the following two requests in an e-mail note addressed to:


A) On one page, please list your academic accomplishments including successfully completed AP coursework and/or dual enrollment coursework.  Be sure that you have put your name and e-mail address on the top of the page.

B) In an essay of 500-700 words, please discuss briefly the following questions:

1. What are you thinking of studying and why?

2.  What do you expect from a university education?

3.  What do you hope to achieve by participating in the Honors Program?


Honors students have the option of Honors housing. Honors students have a dedicated space in Govs Terrace South and the option to apply for housing in Harvill Hall. Harvill Hall is not exclusively for the Honors Program but is open to high-achieving students. We offer early move-in dates for Honors students.