Applications may be submitted at any time, although the program usually fills to capacity during July.  Acceptances will be sent on a rolling basis.  Click here to apply online



Promotional Materials


In their Own Words: listen to honors students talk about the program

Promotional Flyer (from on-campus Preview Days)

Promotional Presentation

Top 10 Reasons to Join

New Honors Curriculum Handout

Current High School Students

Applicants are considered for admission on the basis of their high school grade point average (GPA), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or ACT score, plus a activities/leadership resume.  Statistical minimums are generally a 3.50 high school G.P.A, an SAT score of 1150 (reading and math sections) or an ACT of 21.  However, no one is a “walking number” in Honors.

Students who do not meet these minimums yet still wish to work in a more challenging environment are welcome to apply.  The activities/leadership resume is a key part of the application.


Current WOU or Transfer Students

The Honors Program requires three years to complete.

It is incompatible with any programs that require students to transfer for their junior/senior year (pre-nursing) or have a separate liberal arts track (Bachelor of Music degrees).  Depending on credits, transfer or current students who expect to be at WOU for three years can be admitted.  Please contact the Honors Office to see if this would make sense for you. 

Because the Honors Program is an alternate General Education pathway, students with a complete associate’s (AAOT) degree should not apply (because they have already satisfied those requirements).



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