The 2019 online application period has closed. The 2020 application will open in early September 2019, around the same time as the Western Washington University application. For more information about applying for the Honors Program, please contact Kiersten Horton at Kiersten.Horton@wwu.edu or 360-650-3186.
Admission to WWU Honors
Western’s Honors Program appeals to students who challenged themselves in high school and are seeking to get the most out of college. Admission to WWU Honors is selective but there’s no set formula– admission decisions are holistic, however, acceptance to the Honors Program is conditional upon your admittance to WWU. The committee will review information provided in the general application to Western, along with the supplemental information in the Honors application below. All on-time, completed applications will be thoroughly reviewed.
- Apply by January 1, 2020 to receive a response by February 15, 2020
- Apply by March 10, 2020
Notification of Honors Program admission decisions are completed on a rolling basis beginning as early as November 1, 2019. We will review late applications after all on-time applications have been reviewed.
Our Regular Deadline will be March 10, 2020. We will review late applications after all on-time applications have been reviewed.
- Required: Apply to Western Washington University
Please note: You can simultaneously apply to the WWU Honors Program prior to hearing about your admittance to WWU. However acceptance to the Honors Program is conditional upon your admittance to WWU.
- Required: Complete the online Honors Application
- Recommended: Have a teacher or counselor complete the Letter of Recommendation Form
- Then: Continue to check your email for application updates including important admission notifications
Receiving College Credit
Most Honors students enter Western with college credit through Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Running Start, and other college-level courses. For more information, review Western’s policies for awarding and accepting college credit.
Please note: In order to receive college credit, you must submit official college transcripts, official AP scores (AP transcript), and/or official IB scores to the WWU Admissions Office.