Admission for first-year students

First-year students are admitted to the Honors College by a direct-admission process based upon the high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores submitted when they applied to Wayne State; there is no separate admissions process. Typically, first-year Honors College admission requires a minimum 3.65 high school GPA and a minimum 27 ACT/1280 SAT (if test scores are submitted). Once admitted to Wayne State, incoming first-year students selected for the Honors College will receive a letter from the dean informing them of their admission and inviting them to visit for more information.

First-year students who are admitted into the Honors College are on track to complete University Honors, an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary co-major leading to University Honors distinction at graduation. 

Scholarships and financial aid information

Please visit Freshmen scholarships for more information on Wayne State University's First-Year Merit Scholarships.

All financial aid inquiries need to be directed to the Office of Financial Aid. The Office can be reached by calling (313) 577-2100 or through email to