What is the Honors Program?
The Honors Program is designed to challenge students and provide opportunities for creative exploration and intellectual development. The program requires motivated students to fulfill 30 Honors credit hours, both in the general education core and in upper-division courses in their majors.
What qualifications do I need to be accepted into the Honors Program?
Eligible applicants must have a minimum ACT composite score of 26 and a high school cumulative grade point average (unweighted) of 3.50. High-achieving students who transfer to Austin Peay can also apply to the Honors Program, but must first contact the Honors Program at 931-221-7403.
What benefits will I receive from being in the Honors Program?
- The principal benefits derive from a more challenging and rigorous curriculum. Students in Honors-approved courses have close interaction with their instructors and fellow students.
- As an Honors student, you may apply for residence at Harvill Hall, where you will live in an environment with other high-achieving students.
- Honors Program students are provided with information and support to pursue high-impact opportunities in undergraduate research, study abroad, and service learning.
- Honors Program students have access to the Honors Commons using their Austin Peay student identification card. This open, welcoming space includes computers, a printer, study areas, two classrooms, and areas for students to meet and socialize.
How do I apply for the Honors Program or find out more information about the program?
To request an application to the Honors Program, call 931-221-7403.