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  • Honors Prospective Students

The Honors Program seeks students interested in an enhanced university experience.  The program fosters several characteristics among its participants: Scholarship, Leadership, and Community Engagement/Service.  As an interdisciplinary program, we encourage and accept applicants from all academic majors.

Honors Admission Eligibility

Honors welcomes all interested students to apply.  Selection is based upon a range of criteria including:

  • Potential for intellectual or creative scholarship
  • Commitment to community service and engagement
  • Dedication to pursuing an enhanced undergraduate experience through the Honors community
  • Professional recommendations

Honors Admission Process

Honors welcomes students into the program at different entry points.  Many students enter the program as they enter the university, either as first-years or as transfer students.  Current RWU students may also become an Honors Program member after their first semester or at the beginning of their second year at the university.  In all cases, students are required to submit an online application form with essays.  

If you are interested in applying, please complete the relevant application, including the submission of one essay and one reflective statement.    

Deadlines for New and Transfer Students:

Early Action I – November 7, 2013, with notification beginning on December 15, 2013 (We have extended the early action I deadline to Thursday, November 7th.)
Early Action II- November 15, 2013 with notification beginning on January 15, 2014
Regular Decision – February 1, 2014 with notification on February 15, March 15 and April 15*
*notification timing is based on date of completion

Deadlines for Current RWU Students:

For entry in the SPRING of 2014:  Application due January 6th, with notification on January 15, 2014

For entry in the FALL of 2014:  Application due May 31, with with notification on June 30, 2014