Is there a cost to join Honors College?
No, there is no additional cost for students to enroll in the Honors College.
What is the Honors Fellowship Scholarship?
The Honors Fellow Scholarship is one of ACU’s highest honors offered through the Office of Admissions. To be considered, you must be:
1) a Presidential Scholar;
2) admitted to the Honors College; and
3) score greater than 33 on the ACT or 1450 on the SAT.
The Honors College does not provide additional scholarships but has travel grants available for study abroad and conferences.
What are travel grants?
Travel grants are small financial awards to reduce expenses for an ACU study abroad experience, ACU Honors International Internship or other ACU-sponsored learning experiences that require travel.
Do Honors students have specific residence halls or common spaces?
The Honors College offices and classrooms are located in Zellner Hall. It features an Honors student lounge with a computer and printer, TV, Xbox, board games and refreshments. Stay tuned for updates regarding exclusive Honors residential space — it’s in the planning stages!
Can I transfer college credits I earned in high school?
Yes, the Honors College experience allows incoming students to transfer college credits you earned during high school.
Can transfer students join the Honors College?
Yes! The Honors College accepts applicants transferring from other colleges and universities.
How do I schedule my courses to earn Honors credits?
For incoming first-year students, schedules are built the summer before arrival. All Honors first-year students are placed in a Cornerstone Honors section and possibly an Honors section of a required course (usually BIBL 101- Jesus: His Life and Teachings ). In subsequent semesters, you’ll work with an Honors College academic advisor to ensure you are building Honors credits and working toward Honors graduation requirements.
Can I participate in undergraduate research as an Honors student?
Yes! Honors students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research with faculty from your department or through the Office of Undergraduate Research. You may also choose the Honors Scholar track and complete an Honors Project Thesis, entailing significant research and creativity related to your academic discipline.
How does the Honors College elevate students toward major scholarships and opportunities?
The Honors College is home to the Office of Major Scholarships, which serves all of campus. OMS identifies and assists students who apply for a major scholarship or fellowship opportunities, such as a Fulbright, Marshall or Rhodes Scholarship.