Honors

Admission and Requirements

Admission Process

Incoming First Year Students

As a first-year undergraduate applicant to Western, only high-performing students will be considered for admission to the Honors Program. Please refer to the admission requirements below. Your application will be thoroughly reviewed by the WCSU Admissions Office for acceptance to both WCSU and to the Kathwari Honors Program.

If you were not notify of your acceptance into the program by February 15th or you wish to send us a direct application, we do have a separate online application that we review directly. Admission to the Kathwari Honors Program is highly competitive. If admitted, you will receive an invitation to join the Kathwari Honors Program via the email you provided and by mail and will be asked to respond to us to confirm your acceptance.

We encourage students to apply as soon as possible as spots are limited and some of the benefits of the program are time sensitive, i.e. Honors Housing is first come, first serve and applying students must have a completed application.

 

Current WestConn Students

Current students can apply anytime during their time here at WestConn. Depending on when you apply, we may wait to give you the final status of your application until midterm or final grade submissions.

 

Transfers

Transfer sophomores or juniors applying to WestConn may apply for Honors admission upon transferring to WestConn. A separate application is required and submitted directly to the Kathwari Honors Program. Your Honors application will be reviewed once you have been admitted to the University by WestConn Admissions.

 

Please note: If you were accepted to the Kathwari Honors Program as an incoming first-year student but chose to attend another school and are now transferring to UConn, you will not automatically be admitted to the Honors Program. You must reapply.


Admission Requirements

Incoming First-year Students

Admission Factors include, but not limited to the following:

  • SAT/ACT scores, combined score of or above 1200 (excluding the writing component); 28 on the ACT
  • High school class rank
  • High school grade point average, 3.5 out of a 4.0 or above
  • Community Service and Co-/Extra-curricular Activities

Current WestConn Students

Admission factors include:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • College academic record, specifically diversity and success in courses previously taken
  • Application and most importantly, the essay component
  • Involvement on Campus, Community Service and Co-/Extra-curricular Activities
  • References
  • Available space in the Honors Program

Transfer Students

Admission factors include:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • College academic record, specifically diversity and success in courses previously taken
  • Application and most importantly, the essay component
  • Available space in the Honors Program

 

Accepted Honors Students

As a Kathwari Honors student, you are expected to participate fully in the program: academically, socially, and culturally.

Full Program Requirements (Incoming Freshmen – Sophomores):
• Honors 100FY – The Nature of Inquiry (exemptions may apply)
• Four Honors Courses
• Honors Capstone Course
• Four Honors Activities

Please see the Full Honors Program Sheet.

 

Associate Program Requirements (Transfers, Juniors, and Seniors):
• Exempted from Honors 100FY
• Two Honors Courses
• Honors Capstone Course
• Two Honors Activities

Please see the Associate Honors Program Sheet.