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Honors Program Qualifications and Application for Fall 2023

If you are entering Austin Peay as a new freshman, to be accepted to the Honors Program, you must have a minimum 3.5 GPA from high-school or a score of 24 or better on the ACT. 

If you are a transfer student, you must have and maintain a minimum 3.25 college GPA. In order to apply to the Honors Program, please send an email expressing your interest to:  Honors@apsu.edu

Please note that if you are selected for the Honors Program, you will attend a mandatory orientation event on 22, 23, and 24 August, 2023. Honors students have early move-in for this event!  If you are living in a dorm,  you will move in on the morning of 22 August 2023.  Please plan accordingly!

Applications are accepted year round.  

Please provide your first name, middle initial, and last name
Please provide the e-mail address that you would prefer to use for correspondence.
If you have received a letter notifying you that you are the recipient of one of the above named scholarships, please indicate which one you have received by choosing from the drop down menu.
Please provide your cell phone number.
Please provide a good mailing address including city, state, and zip code
Please provide the name of the high-school from which you will graduate or have graduated.
Please provide your high-school GPA
Please enter the highest score you received on the ACT exam.
Living Learning Community
If you would like to live in the Honors/PELP Living Learning Community, please check this box.
Please list all successfully completed AP courses, all dual-enrollment courses, and significant academic awards.
Please write c. 100 words stating your intended major and why you want to pursue that field of study.
Please discuss in 100-150 words what you expect from a university education.
Please discuss in 100-150 words what you hope to achieve by being a part of the Honors Program.


The Honors LLC is full for 2023-24 and is therefore not accepting any more new students!

Honors students have the option of Honors housing. Honors students have a dedicated Living/Learning Community (LLC) in Govs Terrace South and they have the option to apply for housing in Harvill Hall.  The LLC provides Honors and PELP students the opportunity to room with students who are like-minded. This arrangement helps with study habits and therefore can increase success rates across all classes.  The LLC has a meeting room and a kitchen area for students to use.

Harvill Hall is not exclusively for students in the Honors Program but is open to all high-achieving students. Located in the center of campus, Harvill is a smaller dorm that only holds about 70 students total. 

Incoming freshmen move in to their dorms one day before regular move-in so that they can attend Honors Orientation. For 2023 early move-in will happen on the 22nd of August. Please check the box above if you will be living on campus and if you would like to be in the LLC. Space is limited, so the LLC rooms are filled on a first come, first served basis.