Current App State Student

Internal Honors College Applications

Are you a current App State student with 45 or fewer earned and in-progress hours or a current first-semester student anticipating finishing the semester with between 45 and 70 earned hours? Is your current GPA, anticipated first-semester GPA, 3.5 or higher? Have you realized that you would like to be part of an interdisciplinary community of highly-motivated, high-achieving students learning, growing, and exploring together? If so, we encourage you to apply to the Honors College as an internal candidate.

If you have any questions about your potential place in the Honors College or the application process, please schedule a meeting with Interim Dean Vicky Klima to discuss. She is always delighted to talk about Honors!

Application and Deadlines


 Spring admission

Applications are due

Decisions are sent by

December 15

January 1

Fall admission

Applications are due

Decisions are sent by

May 15

June 1

We encourage all students to also consider pursuing Honors at Appalachian through one of our many departmental or academic college Honors programs. Most students who have joined the Honors College later in their academic programs have encountered difficulties in completing all Honors College requirements, but find that departmental honors still fits well into their plans. To explore possible exceptions, please reach out via email to Interim Dean Vicky Klima.

Criteria for Evaluation

  • Academic standing and potential
  • The applicant’s understanding of, motivation for, and commitment to achieving an Honors College education at App State (including Honors coursework, an international experience, and an Honors thesis), as demonstrated especially in the application essay.
  • The applicant’s commitment to contributing to Honors College culture and community through participation and leadership.
  • The feasibility of completion.