High Achieving students may apply to the WSU Honors College. There is no extra cost for applying or joining this prestigious program. WSU’s Honors College is over 50 years old and provides an engaging alternative to the general education courses taught at the university.

The Honors College curriculum is based on experiential learning with a global focus. Honors classes explore the importance of globalization, diversity, critical thinking, effective communication, leadership, and innovation. Honors College students enjoy small, interactive classes, are involved in cutting-edge research, and have renowned faculty as mentors. Honors College offers their students additional scholarships, internships, jobs, and leadership opportunities.

The Honors College has a separate application that includes short essay prompts. Incoming freshmen are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The average high school GPA for new Honors College freshmen last year was 3.86 and their average SAT score was 1252 out of 1600 (math and critical reading scores only). The Honors College uses a rolling admission process. For more information, email discoverhonors@wsu.edu or call 509-335-4505.