JOIN THE HONORS PROGRAM

Criteria and Characteristics of a Successful Application

 Applications for Fall 2023 enrollment will not consider the ACT/SAT in entry into the honors program, however applicants will be reviewed holistically to include a completed application, essays, transcript evaluation, extracurricular involvement, letters of recommendation, and interview (if applicable). Applicants should consider the following characteristics when choosing to apply:

  • Applicants are required to have a minimum (weighted) cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.
  • A successful applicant typically will have earned mostly "A"s in core courses and will have chosen a challenging and/or meaningful course of study as allowed by their high school's curriculum.
  • Most enrolled first-year honors students ranked in the top percentage of their high school graduating class.
  • Students' responses to the essay prompt and activities lists will play an important role in the selection.
  • Letters of recommendation that can highlight distinctive character, profound leadership, or impactful service.
  • Interest in challenging course work, undergraduate research, or international experiences.

Applicants will be reviewed holistically to include a completed application, essays, transcript evaluation, leadership and service. Applicants should consider the following characteristics when choosing to apply:

  • Applicants are required to have a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA.
  • Students' responses to the essay prompt will play a very important role in the selection.
  • Application should highlight distinctive character, profound leadership, or impactful service.
  • Interest in challenging course work, undergraduate research, or international experiences. 

Apply as an Incoming First-Year Student

Are you a current high school student pursuing first-year admission at North Carolina A&T State University? If so, applicants should first apply to NC A&T and then submit the First-Year honors application through the Honors Program Portal. Note: Applicants are not required to be admitted to apply to the Honors Program, BUT must have at least applied to the university.

Application Deadlines

  • Applications will open for submission on August 15, 2022 through the Honors Program Portal.
  • Priority Application Deadline: 11:59pm EST on November 15, 2022. Students who apply by the priority date will be considered for the University Honors Program and our full-ride scholarship programs
  • Final Application Deadline: 11:59pm EST on February 1, 2023. Students who apply after November 15, 2022 but by the final application deadline will be considered for the University Honors Program only. Other scholarship opportunities may be available through Academic Colleges or the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Apply as a Transfer or Current NC A&T Student

Are you an incoming transfer student or currently enrolled at North Carolina A&T State University? If so, applicants should submit the Current-Transfer honors application through the Honors Program Portal. Transfer students should apply to NC A&T prior to submitting an application to the Honors Program.

Application Deadlines

  • If you are applying to the Honors Program for the Spring of 2023, applications will be available on October 1 and the deadline to apply is 11:59pm EST on December 1, 2022. Decisions will be sent out in late December 2022.
  • If you are applying to the Honors Program for the Fall of 2023, applications will be available March 1 and the deadline to apply is 11:59pm EST on May 1, 2023. Decisions will be sent out in mid June 2023.