Schedler Honors College High School Applicants

Apply here before January 23. Register now for our November 14 (7pm) or January 11 (7pm) virtual preview events.

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Welcome to the University of Central Arkansas Schedler Honors College!

We find that many students do not have a true understanding of what an “Honors College” really is, and with fewer than 7% of institutions in the country having such a program, it is completely understandable! The Schedler Honors College offers scholarship incentives plus a private room upgrade, together valued at nearly $17,000 in scholarships on top of the student’s academic scholarship, for every student admitted. All Honors students are given the opportunity to live in Farris Honors Hall, featuring private rooms arranged in suites. Our Travel Abroad Grants (TAG), Experiential Learning Funds (ELF), and Undergraduate Research Grants in Education (URGE) programs provide funding for more than 60 students each year to participate in life-transforming study abroad and undergraduate research or internship experiences.

The curriculum of the Schedler Honors College is not like high school AP or honors classes that are focused on your depth of disciplinary knowledge. Our intentionally designed, integrated curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary learning and provides the opportunity for you to make broader connections between the classes you are taking in college and in real-life, while maintaining your freedom to pursue any major. You will take just one Honors course each semester; and while Honors courses are designed to satisfy requirements that all university students are expected to have, they are delivered in a dynamic and engaging setting that emphasizes student participation and small class sizes. This unique program offers opportunities for student involvement and promotes individualized learning. In the freshman and sophomore year the classes students take substitute for courses in the UCA Core and then in the junior and senior year, students complete a fifteen-hour minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies.

The Schedler Honors College uses a holistic admission process that factors in academic performance, motivation, quality of writing, and service and leadership potential. The only minimum requirements to apply are a 3.5 HS GPA and full admission to the university. To apply to the Schedler Honors College, please use our secure online application form linked below and submit all materials on or before the January deadline. Once you have begun the application, you can monitor your status through our secure, web-based information system, and once registered will be able to save your in-process application and return to complete it at any time. If you do not remember you username or password, use the reset password feature at and an email will be sent to you containing your username. Email us at if you have any questions. Our office hosts informational meetings every Monday through Friday at noon on days the campus is open in the fall. You can schedule these meetings when scheduling your campus tour.



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