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Admission Requirements

To enroll in the Honors College, you need the following credentials:

  • 28 ACT or 1240 SAT (Critical Reading + Math). Honors admission is based on your highest composite ACT or SAT score, not on superscores.
  • 3.5 high school GPA for all colleges (except for the Sam M. Walton College of Business, which requires a 3.75 GPA). Note: Extra weight given only for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses in calculating GPA.

If you don’t meet the requirements for honors when you enter the University of Arkansas, or choose not to join the Honors College at that time, you may join as early as the end of your first semester by achieving a university GPA of 3.5 (3.75 for the Walton College of Business). For students interested in joining the Honors College after one or more semesters, the ACT or SAT score is not considered at all, only your academic record at the university.

Visit Apply for more information on the Honors College application process.



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"The Honors College is really good about helping you get access to things and do what you want to do."

--Kristin Watson, physics and chemistry