First-Year Student Application

Incoming first-year students who wish to apply to the Honors College should typically have a minimum 25 ACT (or SAT equivalent). While the average ACT score of recent entering Honors classes is around 29 (and GPA is 3.85), it is much more important that students have a strong academic preparation in high school, an attraction to the distinctive interdisciplinary, seminar-style learning approach in Honors, and a deep desire to take advantage of the many opportunities that the program offers.

While interviews are not required of applicants, we strongly encourage prospective students to visit campus, attend an Honors seminar, and meet with the dean of the Honors College or the assistant director of Honors and fellowship advising. Please contact Alexa Price, Honors recruiter, at to schedule your visit.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply for admission to Westminster

Step 2: Apply to the Honors College

Application Deadlines

Nov. 30, 2018

Priority decision

Apr. 15, 2019

Final deadline

Admission is offered on a rolling basis. Applicants who apply by the December 1, priority deadline will receive a decision by the holidays.

Honors Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded annually to up to 4 entering first-year Honors students who show particular promise and interest in academic excellence, campus leadership and visibility, and the unique learning environment of Honors.

Apply for the Honors Academic Excellence Scholarship

Due Feb 1, 2019