Application Process

Eligibility Requirements

Students are selected for their ability and potential to help expand the scholarly community at Southwest. The two categories of admission are entering students and continuing students. An entering student is a recent (or soon-to-graduate) high school senior with a 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 21 or better on the ACT. High school valedictorians and salutatorians are automatically eligible for Honors participation. A continuing student must have completed all academic developmental courses and have at least a 3.0 GPA with 12 college-level credits. To remain eligible for the Honors advantage, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Process

Eligible students interested in the opportunities the Honors Academy provides are encouraged to apply early. Early course selection offers the widest choice, assuring students they can take advantage of the entire Honors experience.

Selection to the Honors Academy is based on academic ability, creativity, and intellectual promise. Students may apply at the form below.

For more information email the Honors Academy at or call 901-333-4615 (Macon Cove Campus) or 901-333-5203 (Union Avenue Campus) for any additional information.

Honors Academy: Entrance Application