Admissions Requirements

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

  • 28 ACT or 1310 SAT (Redesigned exam) or 1240 SAT (Pre-March 2016 exam). Honors admission is based on your highest composite ACT or SAT score, not on superscores.
  • 3.50 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 3.50. (To join the Sam M. Walton College of Business honors program, you must achieve a university GPA of 3.75 over two semesters.)

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.

"I get the best of both worlds. If chemistry is based on fact and analysis, then drama is a release from that – exploring the mind, exploring the emotions, exploring the human experience."

--Kanesha Day, biochemistry and drama

Read Kanesha's profile.