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
Honors Course Eligibility
First-time freshmen who are accepted into the Honors College or who have been placed on the Honors College Waiting List are eligible to take any course with an Honors designation.
First-time freshmen who are not accepted into the 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 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. More information on applying as a current WKU student is available here.