Honors Program - Applying


For incoming freshmen, eligible students are those who have achieved an ACT score of 25 or higher (or an SAT score of 1100 or higher), and who have graduated from high school with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


Alternately, freshmen who rank in the upper one-fourth of their graduating class, provide a sample of their written work, and have a strong recommendation from a high school instructor can also be considered. For students already enrolled at WSC, or who are transferring to WSC from another institution, eligible students are those who have achieved a college grade point average of 3.3 or higher, and provide a sample of their written work as well as a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and their academic advisor.


Upon acceptance to the program, Honors students are immediately eligible to begin taking Honors courses.

For incoming freshmen, download the application form here.

For continuing WSC students, download the application form here.


Continuing in the Honors Program
In order to continue in the Honors Program, students must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA or greater, and a 3.3 GPA or better in Honors courses. If a student falls below this criteria, he/she will be placed on a one-semester probation. If the GPA criteria are not met by the following semester, the student will be dropped from the Honors program. The student may apply for reinstatement into the Honors program at a later date, but must meet the criteria set forth for a non-honors student.

Honors Program Related Links

Philosophy, Goals, and Features


Honors Courses

Independent Studies

Honors Colloquium Students' Abstracts & Biographies

Neihardt Scholars Program

Honors Housing

News and Press

More Information

Upcoming Events

April 20-August 31

WSC Juried Student Exhibit

Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery

Opening Reception:

April 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m.


April 28

Joshua Calkin, tuba

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


April 29

Black and Gold

Show Choir

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


April 30

Plains Writers Series

Humanities Lounge, 2:00 p.m.

Fiction Slam

The Max Bar & Grill,

7:00 p.m.


April 30

Wildcat Big Band (Jazz)

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


May 2

Jerod Kohler, trombone

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


May 4

Honors Recital

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

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