Honors College Application for Current Freshmen

The Honors College invites current first-year students to apply to join the Honors College at the University of South Alabama. This application is for students who are currently enrolled in and taking classes at the University of South Alabama, and who are in their first year of coursework. Note: if you are not yet taking classes at the University, or if you are a senior in high school, you should complete the USA Honors College Application. Applications received by noon, December 17, 2019, will receive first and full consideration. Students who apply after December 17 but before 11.59 pm on January 3, 2020, will be considered on a space available basis.

The University of South Alabama Honors College offers a curriculum of interdisciplinary excellence designed to stimulate the analytical and critical thinking of exceptionally qualified and highly motivated students. The Honors College challenges each student through discussion, research, creative scholarship, intercultural engagement and the arts in an effort to create the feel of a small college environment in the midst of the opportunities provided by a large urban university. To this end, the Honors College provides its students with unique coursework, research experience, and community, regional, and global engagement opportunities. Honors College students are eligible for scholarship support for these opportunities. These scholarships are designed to foster student success and encourage students to participate in enhanced intellectual experiences.

A limited number of tuition scholarships also may be awarded on a competitive basis once admission is complete. Additional scholarships may be available as the student progresses through the Honors College. All awards require students to be in good standing with the Honors College.

Students receiving University scholarships will have the award credited to their tuition and fees due each semester. Annual University scholarships are split between Fall and Spring semesters.
Any awards or scholarships funded by USA are considered institutional aid. Some examples of institutional aid are admission-based scholarships, departmental awards, employee tuition assistance, housing benefits and athletic scholarships. USA reserves the right to adjust aid if a student receives multiple scholarship awards or exceeds the institutional maximum.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Estimated Current Cumulative Grade Point Average:
  2. Completed College Credits:
    (include Transfer/AP/IB/Anticipated Fall Semester Credits)
  3. Academic Advisor Name:
  4. Describe the activites, events, and clubs you have participated in and the roles and/or positions you have held.
    Make particular note of University activities, events, and clubs.
  5. Other interests (academic, cultural, social, etc.):
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