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HONORS COLLEGE

Honors Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • For students entering WSU with fewer than 24 college credit hours, a minimum high school GPA of 3.7 or  a composite ACT score of 27 or better is required.
  • For students with 24 or more hours of college credit, a minimum college GPA of 3.5 is required.
  • To apply to the Honors College, submit the application form. Students who do not meet the ordinary admission requirements may petition the Honors College Dean for special admission. Email honors@wichita.edu for more information.

Graduation requirements for students enrolled in Honors Fall 2014 or later: 

Graduation Requirements for students enrolled in Honors before Fall 2014:

  • 12 credit hours of Honors-designated courses numbered 299 or below
  • 12 credit hours of Honors-designated courses numbered 300 or higher, including HNRS 385 Advanced Academic Writing and HNRS 485 Research Seminar; or complete a departmental honors track.
  • Students may opt to complete the new Honors College requirements (documented in the previous section) instead of the requirements listed above. In order to pursue this option, please contact your Honors Advisor (honors@wichita.edu). 
  • Students who successfully complete the Honors requirements will have "Honors Program Graduate" recorded on their official Wichita State University transcript.  To graduate within four years, take at least 6 credits in H or HNRS courses each year.
  • Honors Requirements Tracking Sheet: before Fall 2014

Graduation Requirements for transfer students:

Students who transfer to WSU having completed all or part of an Honors Program at a community college should speak to the Honors College Dean about having those credits counted towards the lower division requirements of the Honors College.


Probation and dismissal policy for students enrolled in Honors Fall 2014 or later:

Students whose overall WSU GPA drops below 3.25 or who do not take any honors courses for a period of one year will be placed on probation and will be required to meet with an Honors Advisor or Dean.  At the end of either the fall or spring semester immediately following the semester in which the student is put on probation (whichever comes first), the case will be reviewed by the Dean who will decide to either return the student to good standing or dismiss the student from the Honors College.  Students also may be dismissed from the Honors College at the discretion of the Dean for violations of principles of academic integrity or other behavioral offenses.  Students may appeal dismissals from Honors to the Honors Committee.

Probation and dismissal policy for students enrolled in Honors before Fall 2014: 

Students whose overall WSU GPA drops below 3.000 or who do not take any honors courses for a period of one year will be placed on probation and will be required to meet with an Honors Advisor or Dean. At the end of either the fall or spring semester immediately following the semester in which the student is put on probation (whichever comes first), the case will be reviewed by the dean who will decide to either return the student to good standing or dismiss the student from Honors. Students also may be dismissed from Honors at the discretion of the Dean for violations of principles of academic integrity or other behavioral offenses. Students may appeal dismissals from Honors to the Honors Committee.


Additional Information : 

* Students who have completed most of their general education or lower-division coursework can petition Honors to allow additional upper-division Honors courses to count in the lower-division requirements category.
* Upper-division Honors coursework can include Independent Study, Cooperative Education, and Internships – just make sure you register for these under the designated Honors numbers! Contact Honors for more information.
* Each department/major determines its own departmental honors track but these must consist of 12 credit hours of academic work PLUS a senior thesis, senior research project or the equivalent. Student must have minimum GPA of 3.5 in departmental honors work to receive the departmental honors designation although you can complete the departmental honors work with a GPA of 3.0 and still receive the Honors designation upon graduation.