Applying as a current WSU student

Current Wayne State students with a 3.3 GPA and at least a semester's worth of courses may apply for membership in the Honors College by filling out the Honors College Application. Applications to the Honors College are processed after February 15th, June 15th and October 15th. 

Current students can take full advantage of Honors College membership by pursuing University Honors or Departmental Honors in their major. If interested in pursuing University Honors, please schedule a meeting with an Honors advisor by emailing

In order to graduate with Departmental Honors, students must complete at least 12 hours of Honors coursework among the 120 required for graduation, including an HON 42xx level honors seminar and a thesis course. In addition, they must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA (unless noted otherwise by the department). Students interested in professional programs such as pharmacy or nursing should meet with an Honors College advisor for special instructions before pursuing Departmental Honors.

Some departments may require an additional application to pursue Honors in their major. 

Download the Transfer and Earn-in Student Guide (PDF)

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the Honors College at (313) 577-3030 or email