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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 notified 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.
*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 WestConn, you will not automatically be admitted to the Honors Program. You must reapply.*
Current students can apply anytime during their time here at WestConn. We wait to review and notify you of your final status until after final grades are submitted
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 that scholarships are not offered directly through the program. If you are accepted into the program, this does not mean that you are guaranteed to get a scholarship. In addition, only incoming students may be eligible for scholarships – this is done in collaboration with the WCSU Admission Office. For more information: https://www.wcsu.edu/admissions/merit-scholarships/. At this time, the Honors Program does not offer scholarships to current WCSU students.
Admission Factors include, but not limited to the following:
Admission factors include:
As a Kathwari Honors student, you are expected to participate fully in the program: academically, socially, and culturally.
• 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.
• Exempted from Honors 100FY
• Two Honors Courses
• Honors Capstone Course
• Two Honors Activities
Please see the Associate Honors Program Sheet.