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WSU Honors College

What do you get when you combine the best of a small liberal arts college with the immense resources of a major research university? The WSU Honors College, of course.

Challenges for strong scholars and creative thinkers

As an honors student at WSU, you will:

  • Engage one-on-one with excellent professors in small, discussion-based classes.
  • Immerse yourself in new discoveries through community service projects or your own academic research.
  • Be eligible for additional scholarship awards.
  • Earn a certificate of global competencies to add to your degree.

Honors rewards

The honors experience comes with plenty of personal rewards — now and in the future:

  • You’re part of a distinct community in a world-class university environment.
  • Future employers won’t even have to ask you to step outside the box, because you’ll already know how to think creatively across the usual divides.
  • You’ll also have developed a strong ability to employ critical reasoning and research.
  • You could earn national recognition for your achievements—nearly every year, at least one WSU honors student’s research is published in a scholarly journal.
  • An Honors College certificate can open doors to prestigious graduate and professional programs nationwide.

Making the grade

Admission to the Honors College is very competitive, but there’s more to it than grades or test scores.

The Honors admission committee also considers the rigor of your high school course work, your response to the Honors essay question, and other factors that are included in the Honors College application.

Transfer students with a college GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible for admission consideration and should call 509-335-4505 to arrange an appointment with an Honors advisor.

The Honors College does not require extra fees to participate.

Visit the Honors College for applications and more information.