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How to Apply

The Honors Program requires a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 to apply. While the program does not have a minimum test score required, the average ACT composite score for the last five entering classes was 29 and the average SAT score was 1350. A comparable average CLT score would be 91.

To apply for admission to the Honors Program, you will need to submit the following:

  • An essay or project to help us get to know you. Submit a copy of a 2-5 page essay or project that you feel best represents your abilities, strengths, or interests.
  • A resume of your activities in high school, church, community and other areas of interest.
  • A letter of recommendation from a high school teacher who had you as a student in their class.
  • We require your transcripts and test scores, but it is not necessary to send these again, as they should already be on file in the OBU Admissions Office. 

There are a limited number of spots in the Honors Program and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to increase your chance of having a place in the program. If you have any questions about the Honors Program or the application process, please email

Honors Program Application