To apply for University Fellows, Samford’s honors college experience, you must have a minimum ACT score of 28 or SAT-I score of 1310 (Math and Critical Reading). The University Fellows application includes the following components:

  • Demographic Information
  • Comprehensive Résumé
  • 5 page, double-spaced writing sample
  • Academic Recommendation Form from a Teacher

You do not need to wait until you receive admission notification from Samford University before beginning your University Fellows application. When you access the University Fellows application for the first time, it will prompt you to register. Your log-in information will allow you to save the application without submitting it.

After you have submitted your University Fellows application, your recommender will receive an email with a link to our academic recommendation form. Please have your teacher contact Zoe Cruz at zcruz@samford.edu or (205) 726-4203 if they have any problems or questions about the recommendation process. Because your recommender will not receive access to the recommender form until you have completed your portion of the application, try to complete your application by November 17, 2019. This should give your recommender time to thoughtfully complete the form.

The University Fellows application opens on August 1. Completed applications are due on December 1.

*To apply for this program, you must have an online Samford account. If you have started a Samford/Common App application, you can apply for University Fellows using the same login information. If you have not started an admission application, please login as a new user. Apply Today