Please read this information completely before composing your essays. There are two parts; Part I and Part II are both required. Write your responses using a word processing program; put your first and last name at the top above Part I, and be sure to identify Part I and Part II. When the essays are complete: (1) save the file as either a document or pdf and (2) name it using your last and first name in an upper/lower case format, ex. Smith.Mary. You must upload the file to this application by clicking the "Browse" button below, and then click "Submit."
Personal writing as part of your application to the Honors College at Washington State University help us to get to know you beyond your academic background of grades and courses taken in high school. Through your writing submissions, we wish to not only learn about what makes you who you are. We also wish to evaluate your ability to think critically and creatively, and how you organize and express your thoughts.
Tips for Completing Your Honors Essays
Essay/ Part I (required)
Imagine you are putting together a team to work on an issue that is important to you. Briefly describe that issue and what skills, experience, and expertise you would seek in your team members and why. (400-500 words.)
Essay/Part II (required)
At the WSU Honors College we realize that applicants cannot be reduced to their academic transcripts. Pick one activity or experience and explain how it illustrates an important aspect of who you are and how it reflects on your own values or those of your community. (400-500 words.)
Please upload your completed response to the Honors essay question here. A Microsoft Word document or PDF file is preferred.