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Apply to Washington State University
After you have completed your WSU Application, apply to the Honors College to experience the benefits of small classes and experienced professors in a community of academically talented students like yourself!
Review the information below about the Honors College Application.
Our evaluation of your completed application and essay will be holistic, taking into account:
- Unweighted high school GPA
- Evaluation of your response to the Honors essay questions
NOTE: If you are a current WSU student or are transferring from another college and have a college GPA of 3.50 or above, please contact us and schedule an appointment with an advisor to talk about joining the Honors College.
The Honors College Freshman Application
The Honors Writing Prompts
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.
IMPORTANT: We provide 2 writing prompts. Applicants must respond to both prompts. Thus, all applicants must submit 2 responses in their application submission. Each response should vary between 400 and 500 words (1000 words total for your writing submission).
Writing Prompt 1:
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.
Writing Prompt 2:
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.
The individualized attention of the Honors College starts with the application. Your application will be evaluated on its own merits, not compared to others.
WSU STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN UCORE*
*Generally, a 3.5 cumulative college GPA is required to join the Honors College