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There are three different ways students can earn membership in the Honors College - as an incoming first-year student, transfer student or as a current Wayne State University student.  

Incoming first-year students are invited to Scholars Day based on the high school GPA and ACT/SAT score submitted during the admission process to Wayne State University. If you meet the admission criteria, you will be sent a letter informing you about the Honors College along with an invitation to Scholars Day. At Scholars Day, you will have the opportunity to compete for a seat in the Honors College.  

Transfer students are invited to join the Honors College based on the GPA and transferable credits submitted through their admission process. Transfer students will be sent an automatic invitation if they meet the minimum requirements of a 3.3 GPA and 12 transferable credits from their previous institution. 

Current Wayne State students can apply to join the Honors College following their first semester at Wayne State. Students must complete at least 12 Wayne State credits with a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA. 

Benefits of Honors membership include: 

  • Graduation with University and/or Departmental Honors 
  • Pre-priority registration 
  • Honors floors in Towers and Atchison residence halls 
  • Dedicated academic advisors 
  • Private scholarships 
  • Service-learning opportunities 
  • Access to top-tier research opportunities 
  • An Honors study area located on the second floor of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library 
  • Access to a booming arts and entertainment scene 
  • Access to world-class employers, most of whom are right down the street 

Imagine having class at the Detroit Historical Museum, visiting the Guardian Building to do some on-site research, and holding interviews with local food vendors and farmers at Eastern Market. All of that and more was made possible for me by being a student in Honors at Wayne State – Michelle Iqbal

We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.