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Application Information

Admission Requirements and Merit Scholarships

Students with a demonstrated record of achievement are eligible to enter the Honors Program, regardless of ACT score or cumulative GPA. Prospective students may demonstrate achievement in a variety of ways. Many students who are admitted have a composite ACT score of 27 or higher (or a combined SAT score or 1210 or greater), 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!

All students that are admitted into the Honors Program, upon acceptance, are invited to Scholarship Weekend to interview for the President’s scholarship.

  1. To apply to the Augsburg Honors Program, you must select the option on the general Augsburg application designating your application as a candidate for Honors.
  2. After submitting your application, you may be invited to compete at Scholarship Weekend. Invites to compete are sent out on a basis of previous demonstrated achievement.


Students must complete at least 28 credits in the Honors Program to meet the Honors residency requirement for graduation. HON 120 with Lab, 130, 340, and 490 are required parts of the Honors residency. Some Honors course work may be used to meet Core/Gen Ed requirements, but Core/Gen Ed requirements may also be met outside the Honors Program. Many study abroad options also fulfill Honors residency. Transfer students may receive credit for up to 8 course credits, pending the approval of the Honors Director. Please contact the Honors Desk at or 612-330-1560 with further questions.