Prospective Honors College Students


Honors College Admission


Students can enter the Honors College in one of three ways:
  1. High school seniors who earn a 3.5 GPA and score a 28 ACT or 1260 SAT are automatically eligible for admission into the Honors College. After being admitted to UAB, these students receive a letter of invitation into the Honors College. This letter includes information on all five paths available to honors students – Honors College Scholars, Experiential Learning Scholars, Global and Community Leadership Honors, Science and Technology Honors, and University Honors.
  2. High school seniors who do not meet the aforementioned eligibility criteria may request an individual review. Interested students should contact Dr. Lindsay Aycock, Assistant Director of High Ability Admissions, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  3. Current UAB students who earn at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA are eligible to join the Honors College. Interested students should contact Ashley Floyd, Interim Associate Director of the Honors College, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

VIP Visits and Tours


Visiting campus is one of the best ways to determine whether UAB and our Honors College might be a good fit for you. We offer several different campus visit opportunities:

  • VIP visits are available by invitation for academically promising juniors and seniors. VIP visits are customized to your interests. Most involve a campus tour, a meeting with faculty or an advisor, or the opportunity to sit in on a class.
  • UAB offers special Saturday visit events throughout the year. Check your MyUAB page for information about upcoming UAB Days and Scholars Day visit options.
  • Campus Tours are available each weekday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These walking tours are led by our student tour-guides, who take visitors through many of our academic buildings and our freshman housing. To learn more, please visit our Campus Tours page. We offer an Honors Information Session each Monday at 9 a.m. at the Campus Tour Center before the 10 a.m. tour.

If there is specific information you are seeking or you need to make alternative visit plans, please contact your admissions counselor.

Scholarships and Financial Aid


UAB offers a variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Students interested in financial aid should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and visit the Financial Aid website. To be considered for merit scholarships, high school seniors living in Alabama must be admitted by December 1st; out-of-state students must be admitted by May 1st. Information on scholarships is available at uab.edu/scholarships.

Honors Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of UAB alumni and friends, the Honors College offers approximately 10-15 scholarships each year for outstanding students.

Britt and Susan Sexton Endowed Honors Scholarship
Edith and Fanklyn Zimmerman Endowed Honors Scholarship
Woman’s Club of the Third District of the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs, Inc., Endowed Honors scholarship

There are additional scholarships available to students enrolled in the Science and Technology Honors Program and the University Honors Program.