Any student who has been admitted to AUM may apply for admission to the University Honors Program. (https://aumwebapp.aum.edu/aumhonorsprogram/default.aspx) Typically, successful applicants have an ACT score of 26 or higher or a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.
Just as important as a strong academic record, however, is a commitment to the core values of the program. Our community is about far more than what happens in the classroom. We are looking for new students who are passionate about serving others, developing their leadership skills, and engaging both critically and creatively with big ideas. (A sense of adventure and a desire to have fun don’t hurt, either.)
There are three stages to the honors application process:
Once you submit your essay, it will be read by a team of AUM professors. They will read every application essay, score them, and make comments. Scores and comments will be forwarded to the Honors Program staff.
The Honors Program staff will contact you to schedule an on-campus interview with current AUM Honors students. If you live outside the Montgomery area, don’t worry; we can arrange an interview via Zoom instead.
The students with whom you interview will be looking for the same kinds of characteristics the professors are looking for in your essay: intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and a willingness to engage with others as a member of a diverse community. They will share their assessments with the Honors Program staff, who will then make admissions decisions for the upcoming semester.
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