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Admission Eligibility

The Mahurin Honors College welcomes all first-time freshman applicants, and uses a holistic application review process. The following components are considered for admission: 

  • Strength of writing samples
  • Level of involvement
  • Academic quality


Priority Application Deadline: December 1

All first-time freshman applications must be received by 11:59pm Central Time on December 1 for Cherry Presidential Scholarship consideration and Mahurin Honors College priority admission consideration.

Honors Course Eligibility

First-time freshmen who are accepted into the Mahurin Honors College or who have been placed on the Mahurin Honors College Waiting List are eligible to take any course with an Honors designation.

First-time freshmen who are not accepted into the Mahurin Honors College may still enroll in Honors courses in their first semester at WKU if they meet the requirements on the following sliding scale:

  • Minimum 27 ACT/1210 SAT AND a high school GPA greater than 3.6; or
  • Minimum 29 ACT/1290 SAT AND a high school GPA greater than 3.2.


Reapplying to the Mahurin Honors College

Students who are not admitted as a first-time freshman may reapply at the end of the fall semester upon receipt of final grades. For more information on applying as a current WKU student, please call the Mahurin Honors College at 270-745-2081 and ask for the Admissions Counselor.

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 Last Modified 10/11/18