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Admission Criteria

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The Honors College is designed for the academically talented student. Students must meet the following admission criteria to be a candidate for The Honors College.

New Freshmen

The minimum admission requirement for incoming freshmen beginning Fall 2016 is an ACT composite score of 28 or higher AND a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher. All admitted students are automatically screened for admission to The Honors College; there is not a separate application.

The admission criteria for Fall 2015 and prior was an ACT composite score of 27 and a high school GPA of 3.50. 

Transfer Students

Students with at least 18 hours can apply for admission into The Honors College if they have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 AND a faculty member/advisor recommendation. Students must complete the Honors Transfer Application and submit it to The Honors College.

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Tuition Assistance

A-State is committed to helping our students find tuition assistance. In fact, 90% of all our students receive some form of financial assistance every year. 


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