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University Honors Program

Admission Guidelines


A variety of Honors invitations

The University Honors Program offers several ways to gain admission – some are automatic invitation, and others include holistic review.

Automatic invitations to the Honors Program

Many first-semester students are invited to join Honors based on scores achieved on the ACT or SAT and their academic standing in high school. You’ll be invited to join Honors if you have:

  • A 28 or higher ACT composite score (SAT 1310 +) and high school class rank in the top 5%*
  • A 29 or higher ACT composite score (SAT 1350 +) and high school class rank in the top 10%*
  • A 30 or higher ACT composite score (SAT 1390 +) and high school class rank in the top 15%*

*3.95 GPA if class rank is not available

Holistic invitations to the Honors Program

Many first-semester students are considered for Honors admission in our award-winning holistic review process. We look carefully at all students who meet the criteria listed below. Since 2010, between 20 and 42 percent of students invited to join the Honors Program at UWEC have been admitted holistically. Criteria for holistic consideration are:

  • A 26 or higher ACT composite score (SAT 1240), or
  • High school class rank in the top 10%*
*3.75 GPA if class rank is not available
Join us on our beautiful campus as an Honors student!

Second or third semester invitations to the Honors Program

If you aren't invited automatically or holistically for your first semester at UWEC, you'll be considered second or third semester if you have the following:

  • An earned 3.66 GPA or better on at least 14 academic credits in your first UWEC semester
  • A 26 or higher ACT composite score (1190+ SAT or 1260+ new SAT score)

The Honors orientation for incoming freshmen was where I met folks who would become some of my closest friends, in addition to other students who I had something in common with. I liked always having a friendly place like the Honors office to go to when I needed a place to study, or someone to talk to.

Jennifer Barth | History + German

Transfer student invitations to the Honors Program

Transferring from another university Honors program? You can join us, and the Honors courses you've taken at accredited institutions of higher education will count toward meeting the requirements of UWEC's Honors Program.

Learn how to transfer

Petition for an invitation to the Honors Program

Students not selected in the procedures described above but who are still highly motivated to do Honors work should consider petitioning for admission to the University Honors Program. Please connect with the Honors Program office for more information.

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