Application Information

Honors Admissions Requirements & Merit Scholarships

Students with a demonstrated record of achievement are eligible to enter the Honors Program. Prospective students may demonstrate achievement in a variety of ways. Most students who are admitted have a composite ACT score of 27 or higher (or a combined SAT score or 1250 or higher), and a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. However, students without these statistical requirements may be eligible if they have exceptional records of extracurricular activity or other exceptional experiences. All students are encouraged to apply.

  1. To apply to the Augsburg Honors Program, you must first be admitted to Augsburg College. Go to the First-Year Admissions site for application information.
  2. After you’ve been admitted to Augsburg, apply for the President’s Scholarship. To apply, complete the online application.

Entering the Program

Students may enter the Honors Program at three points: first semester of first year, second semester of first year, or first semester of sophomore year. Students who enter during the second semester of the first year must fulfill all remaining Honors requirements, may substitute REL 100 for HON 100, and may be excused from taking HON 120. Students who enter the first semester of the sophomore year must fulfill remaining Honors requirements and may substitute REL 100 for HON 100, may substitute two (2) non-Honors Humanities LAFs courses for HON 130, may substitute ENG 111 for HON 111 or 211, and may be excused from taking HON 120.

Scholars Program for Advanced Transfer Students

Student with more than 16 credits in transfer work may enter the Scholars Program but may not enter the Honors Program. The Scholars Program allows students to enroll in Honors courses, join an Honors House, and participate in all Honors Program activities. In order to graduate with the Scholars Program transcript designation, student must: join an Honors House and participate in required meetings, maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher, and take HON 340, HON 480 and any two other Honors courses.