Admissions Requirements

There are no minimum requirements for admission to the Clark Honors College

We do not believe that your past success, and potential future accomplishments, can be embodied in a test score—which is why we conduct a holistic portfolio review for each applicant.

Each application is evaluated to establish its strength with respect to:

  • Creative Potential: Creativity and critical thinking
  • Academic Performance: The extent to which you have challenged yourself by taking diverse and rigorous courses in high school
  • Potential Contribution: The ways in which you have contributed to your family and your community

Our goal is to provide the opportunity for all applicants to present their whole and best selves.

Typical Clark Honors College Incoming Students


median GPA or higher


percentile of test takers

While there is no minimum threshold, our incoming students typically possess a median GPA of 3.90 or higher and score in the 90+ percentile of test takers.

We seek bright, thoughtful, and academically motivated individuals to bring diversity to our community of scholars. If you want to hone your critical thinking, reading and writing skills alongside others who, like you, enjoy exciting, in-depth conversations, then the Clark Honors College is the place for you!