Admission to Honors is by a competitive application process. Honors Applications are reviewed monthly from November 1 to March 1. Applications received after March 1 are reviewed as spaces become available. You will receive notification of the Honors application decision by WSU email.

  

 

Freshman Requirements

If you are a student entering WSU with fewer than 24 hours of college credit, you must:
1. Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.7, OR
2. Achieve an ACT composite score of 27 (SAT 1280)

OR

3. If you do not have the GPA or ACT/SAT scores listed above, check the “special exception” box on the application and explain why you are a good candidate for Honors.

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Transfer Requirements

If you are a transfer student with 24 credit hours or more, you must:
1. Have a minimum college GPA of 3.5, OR
2. Achieve an ACT composite score of 27 (SAT 1280)

OR

3. If you do not have the GPA or ACT/SAT scores listed above, check the “special exception” box on the application and explain why you are a good candidate for Honors.

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Current WSU Student Requirements

If you are have fewer than 24 hours of college credit, you must:
1. Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.7, OR
2. Achieve an ACT composite score of 27 (SAT 1280)

If you are have 24 credit hours or more, you must:
1. Have a minimum college GPA of 3.5, OR
2. Achieve an ACT composite score of 27 (SAT 1280)

OR

If you do not have the GPA or ACT/SAT scores listed above, check the “special exception” box on the application and explain why you are a good candidate for Honors.

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Honors-to-Honors Transfer

Students who transfer to WSU having completed all or part of an Honors Program at a community college should speak to the Honors College Advisor about having those credits counted toward University Honors. Learn more about Honors-to-Honors credit transfer.

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Maintaining Eligibility

To remain in good stading in the Cohen Honors College, you must do the following:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and take at least 3 Honors credits each year (that's one Honors class per year), AND
  • Enroll in and successfully complete at least 12 credit hours at WSU each semester (fall and spring)

Note: If students have few than 24 hours remaining in their degree program, enrollment exceptions may be granted on an individual review based on a written request. 

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Are you ready to join the Cohen Honors College?

Have you completed the WSU Admissions online application and been admitted to the university? If not, you must be fully admitted to the university before applying to the Honors College. 

Keep in mind when completing your application:

  • You will need your WSU ID number and password to login to the Honors College application.
  • You will write up to a two-page personal statement in order to be considered for admission and Honors College Scholarships. This essay is a critical piece of your application to the Cohen Honors College. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you beyond your GPA and test score. Click here for tips to writing your personal statement. 
  • The application system will time out after 30 minutes. We recommend you compose your answers to the essay question in Work or another text editory in advance and cut and paste it into the application.
  • Review your answers to make sure they are complete before your submit your application. 

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Special Exception: Students who do not meet the ordinary admission requirements are invited to apply to the Cohen Honors College. Make sure to check the special exception box on the application and give your reasons for applying to Honors. All special exception requests are reviewed by the Honors College Dean.