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Admission to the Honors College at WCU is a selective process. Applicants for WCU's freshman class may be invited to join the Honors College based on their high school academic performance. Upperclassman may also apply to join the Honors College if their academic record at WCU meets Honors College requirement.

Admission Criteria

Upon acceptance to the Honors College:

Merit-Based Scholarships

The Honors College offers scholarships, based on academic merit, to incoming first-year students. As funds allow, The Honors College also provides scholarships and one-time grants to continuing Honors students. In addition, the top one percent of applicants to WCU's freshman class are invited to apply and interview for the Honors College Scholars program, which provides full in-state tuition and an annual stipend.

Honors College Scholars Program

Scholarships at WCU

Honors College Incentives

  • The centrally located Honors residence halls—Balsam and Blue Ridge—provide a living, learning community and the potential to build life-changing relationships
  • Direct access to the Honors office, located in Balsam: faculty and staff, advising services, and meeting space
  • Smaller classes (not exceeding 21 students), less lecture, and more one-on-one work with dedicated faculty
  • Priority registration
  • Library privileges equivalent to those of graduate students
  • The receipt of an Honors College diploma, upon completion of requirements
  • Opportunity to participate in the Honors College Board of Directors
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