University Honors Program 

University Honors Program (UHP) is the most popular of the academic programs in the Honors College.  Any student admitted to the Honors College is eligible for UHP.  Students in UHP will complete a four-year academic plan that develops them into being creative and critical thinkers, ethical and empathetic citizens, and collaborative and inclusive leaders.


All UHP students are required to complete UH 100 Honors Connections (or its spring-semester equivalent UH 110) and UH 200 Life as a Scholar as prerequisites to upper level UH courses. Once these prerequisites are completed, UHP students have several options for completing the final 14 hours of the UHP curriculum. They include UH electives at the 200 and 300 level followed by a UH Capstone Experience; completion of an approved departmental Honors program; or completion of an Accelerated Masters Program.

University Honors Program Curriculum (PDF)

Honors Student Learning Outcomes (PDF)

Honors Year One

Honors Action

Admission Information

Future Students

Future Students may apply to the Honors College after they have been admitted to The University of Alabama. Learn more about admission to UA.

The requirements for admission to the Honors College are a 30 ACT/1360 SAT and a 3.5 high school GPA or higher. Because of our commitment to meeting the needs of students from within the state, Alabama high school graduates have another path to admission if they are within the top 5% of their class and have at least a 28 ACT/1310 SAT or higher and a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Although there is no formal deadline to apply to the Honors College, incoming freshmen should apply as soon as possible to facilitate registration for Honors Housing and Honors Orientation. All eligible students who apply after the registration deadline for a semester will be admitted for the next semester.

Current UA Students & Transfer Students

Current UA Students* admitted as full-time undergraduates with at least 12 UA hours and a minimum 3.3 overall UA GPA. You will be notified of your acceptance via email.


Incoming Transfer Students** with at least 12 overall hours and a minimum 3.5 overall GPA will be accepted to the Honors College upon submission of their applications. You will be notified of your acceptance via email.


*Current UA Students who entered The University of Alabama Fall 2019 and prior. Students who enter Fall 2020 forward must have a minimum 3.5 overall UA GPA.


**Incoming Transfer Students who will enter The University of Alabama Fall 2020 and later.


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