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The Honors Program at Washington Adventist University strives to provide academically talented students the opportunity to engage and explore subject material in greater depth and breadth, inspiring them to excel as independent learners and investigators within a collaborative learning community.

Application Procedures:

Students who meet the eligibility criteria and have been accepted for regular admission to Washington Adventist University are encouraged to submit an application to enter into the Honors Program.

An application will only be processed once a completed application packet, including the letters of recommendation, is received by the Honors director.

The Honors director will then supply the application to the Honors Admissions Committee to determine if membership is granted. Early application is highly recommended since membership in the Honors Program is competitive and limited.

For an application or for more information regarding the program, please call 301-891-4482, or email wauhonors@gmail.com, or bgauthie@wau.edu.

Selection Criteria:

Admission to the Honors Program is competitive and based on a limited number of openings each year. The criteria for eligibility is established and reviewed by the Honors Council.

Following are the current criteria:

First Year Students – Most successful applicants will have:

  • A minimum composite ACT score of 24 or SAT composite score of 1680
  • 3.5 or higher cumulative high school GPA
  • Superior writing skills as demonstrated in the letter of intent portion of the application process
  • Students who do not meet the minimum selection criteria may still be considered on an individual basis
  • An academic writing sample, as requested on an individual basis

Transfer and Continuing Students – Most successful applicants will have:

  • 3.4 or higher college cumulative GPA
  • Superior writing skills as demonstrated on the Letter of Intent portion of the application process
  • One letter of recommendation from a college or university faculty member
  • An academic writing sample, as requested on an individual basis

For other academic information check out our online Academic Bulletin.