Application & Admission Information
There are no minimum SAT, ACT, or GPA requirements to apply to the Honors College, but students who have been admitted to the Honors College in recent years have had an average SAT score of 1280 (which is equivalent to an average ACT score of 29) and an average high school GPA of 3.6. (The SAT score includes only the critical reading and mathematics scores.) Students who take the ACT exam are encouraged to take the writing portion of the exam. For the 2020-21 application cycle, Honors College applicants are not required to submit standardized test scores.
Because the ideal Honors College candidate is a well-rounded individual who excels in a diversity of fields, strong applications to the Honors College usually include two letters of recommendation (one academic, one character) and evidence of leadership experience and service to the church and community.
Following a review of your application by the director and the Honors College Admissions Committee, finalists will be invited for a personal interview as part of the Honors College selection process.
Please also note that applicants must be admitted to the University before we can give them a final decision about their application to the Honors College.
Admission to the Honors College is by application only, and we invite prospective students to apply for admission by submitting the application online.
After you fill out and submit the online form, you will receive an email with a link to complete the second part of the application. The second part consists of a number of short essays that form an important part of your Honors College application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the HBU Honors College.