President's Emerging Leaders Program
Students who are admitted into the President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) have, by the time of their application to Austin Peay, already demonstrated significant achievements as leaders and scholars.
Who can apply?
High school seniors who plan to enter Austin Peay as full-time freshmen in the Fall of 2023 can now apply to PELP. To be considered for PELP, you must:
- have a 3.6 high school GPA,
- an ACT score of 24 or higher,
- and exhibit leadership qualities as evidenced by participation in high school and community service activities.
- Please note that if you are accepted to the program, you will need to attend two mandatory orientation events, one on 2-3 June, the other on 22, 23, and 24 August.
The application consists of some basic biographical information, some essay questions, and a face to face interview with the director and a few of the current PELP students. Please use your very best writing style when you submit the responses to the essay prompts. Be careful to use good grammar, check your spelling, and be sure that you do not have typographical errors.