Why Honors? – The Spirit of Engaged Excellence

  • The Honors College is committed to providing students with the unique, individualized academic experience of a highly-selective private college
  • with all the resources and benefits of Kentucky’s fastest growing university
  • Honors experience: The environment of the Honors classroom is different from other courses, encouraging active and lively discussion, independent and critical thinking, and creative activities that challenge the mind.
  • The combination of WKU’s top faculty teaching enriched course content with field trips and engaging class projects not only means added academic success, but better post-graduation options for you.

 Priority registration

  • you need to meet with your major advisor & your Honors advisor
  • if you are a double or triple major, you just need to meet with one of your major advisors
  • make an appointment by calling 270-745-2081
  • starts Mon, Oct 29, 2012, 5am

Good standing

  • 18 HON hours at the end of spring 2013
  • 3.2 GPA or better
  • 3.5 GPA or better for most scholarships: check requirements!


  • There is NO hour requirement to live in any of the Honors residence halls
  • Honors hours are used to determine when (what day) you renew, not where you renew into
  • Please find the hours tier here
  • Please visit Housing & Residence Life to find the day-to-day renewal schedule
  • 18h HON in-process by your fourth semester allow you to renew Honors housing the day sophomores renew
  • 19h HON or more hours in-process by your fourth semester allow you to renew Honors Housing the day juniors renew


  • take non-Honors upper division (300/400-level) courses to get HON credit:
  • agree with professor on what your are going to do differently, along Honors lines
  • professor, department head & Honors College approves it


  • Office of Scholar Development (OSD)

Capstone Experience/Thesis (CE/T)

  • you take charge of your own education
  • gives you a real edge to get into grad school or your first job

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