Honors Transfer Program

The Honors College offers students a top-notch academic experience inside and outside the classroom. The Honors mission is to promote informed, engaged citizenship as the foundation for academic excellence in a diverse global setting. Incoming transfer students who transfer in at least 12 credits to Wayne State with a minimum 3.3 grade point average are invited to join the Honors College and pursue Honors in their major.

By becoming a member, you will study with outstanding faculity members in company with an exhilarating mix of students, all while doing so on a bustling urban campus within walking distance of Fortune 500 headquarters, major healthcare systems, and world-class museums and entertainment venues. 

Benefits of Honors College membership

  • Opportunity to graduate with Departmental Honors
  • Pre-priority registration
  • Dedicated Honors academic advisors
  • Affiliations with top researchers and professors
  • Opportunity to receive private scholarships

As students work toward their chosen degrees, they will complete at least 12 hours of Honors coursework, including a senior thesis and a seminar (specific requirements are determined by individual departments). Students should meet with their departmental advisor for details. Students interested in professional programs such as pharmacy or nursing should meet with an Honors College advisor for special instructions.

You can also apply into the Honors College following your first semester at Wayne State, as long as you have earned a 3.3 GPA and a semester's worth of courses. Applications to the Honors College are processed February 15th, October 15th, and June 15th. Please attach a copy of your Wayne State transcript.

To maintain good standing in the Honors College, students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Community College Transfer Scholarships

Click here for information regarding Community College Transfer Scholarships.

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