New Freshmen Students

Here's how to apply if you are a new freshman student:

  1. First things first: you must apply for admission to the University of Arkansas and receive official notification of your acceptance before applying to the Honors College. Without this official notification of acceptance, your application to the Honors College will be automatically denied.
  2. Once admitted to the university, you will also need to activate your UARK account in order to access the Honors College application.
  3. Set-up your UARK email account. Your Honors College admission notification will be sent to this email address.

Have you completed the three steps above, including having received your official notification of admission into University of Arkansas?  If so, you can now complete the Honors College application below:

New Freshman Honors College Application

Minimum Requirements for Honors College Admission

To be admitted to honors as a new freshman, you will need to have at least a 3.50 high school GPA (except for students enrolling in either the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences or the Sam M. Walton College of Business, each of which requires a 3.75) and at least the minimum required test score on the ACT or SAT. You must have at least one of the following minimum composite test scores:

  • 28 ACT
  • 1310 SAT

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the Honors College application is separate from the fellowship application. If you are applying for prestigious fellowships, you will also need to complete the Honors College application for official admission into the program.

No, the Honors College will consider the transcripts and test scores that you submitted to the undergraduate admissions office when you originally applied to the University of Arkansas. You do not need to submit additional transcripts or test scores to the Honors College.

You will receive an email from the Honors College in your UARK email account.

To register for honors classes in your first semester, you will need to apply before you come to campus for new freshman orientation.

When you apply for admission to the University of Arkansas, be sure to check "yes" to the question, "Would you like more information on scholarships?" that is included on the application.

If you have not done so already, please review the honors program requirements in your college to learn more about the expectations.

If you would like to be eligible to live in Hotz Honors Hall your freshman year of college, the deadline to apply to the Honors College is March 15 of your senior year of high school. You will also need to complete a housing contract.

Yes, you can still apply as a current student. When you complete this application, admission will be based upon your college GPA.

Other questions about applying? Contact us.