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Honors Program Qualifications and Application for Fall 2023

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. Second, compile a list of your academic achievements as a Word document. Third, compose the essay as directed in the instructions below.

Submit the list of academic achievements and your essay as Word documents attached to an email to: Honors@apsu.edu

Please note that if you are selected for the Honors Program, you will attend two mandatory orientation events, one on 2-3 June, and one on 22, 23, and 24 August.

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 22nd, 23rd, and 24th 2023 that will have informational sessions and fun activities included!  More information on that will be available in the spring.

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.
Living Learning Community
If you would like to live in the Honors/PELP Living Learning Community, please check this box.
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 Living/Learning Community (LLC) in Govs Terrace South and they have the option to apply for housing in Harvill Hall.  The LLC provides Honors and PELP students the opportunity to room with students who are like-minded. This arrangement helps with study habits and therefore can increase success rates across all classes.  The LLC has a meeting room and a kitchen area for students to use.

Harvill Hall is not exclusively for students in the Honors Program but is open to all high-achieving students. Located in the center of campus, Harvill is a smaller dorm that only holds about 70 students total. 

Incoming freshmen move in to their dorms one day before regular move-in so that they can attend Honors Orientation. For 2023 early move-in will happen on the 15th of August. Please check the box above if you will be living on campus and if you would like to be in the LLC. Space is limited, so the LLC rooms are filled on a first come, first served basis.